Breaking Down Why the Detroit Red Wings Are One of the NHL’s Top Teams

December 10th, 2014 by Tom Urtz Jr. Leave a reply »
The Detroit Red Wings picked up a lone point during a shootout loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday and improved to 40 points on the season with a 17-6-6 record. The Red Wings' performance to date has been completely unexpected, as the team was picked by many to miss the playoffs this season.

Due to Detroit's hot start, it is almost a lock to make the playoffs this year, which would make it 24 consecutive seasons with a postseason berth. You obviously can look at the standings and see Detroit is No. 1 in the conference, but do you know why?

Some of you may know the answer, but for those who don't, here is why the Red Wings have been a top team in the East in 2014-15.

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