BT’s 10 Bold 2010-11 NHL Predictions: The Detroit Red Wings

September 14th, 2010 by Bryan Thiel Leave a reply »
While the Detroit Red Wings' streak of playoff appearances remained untouched last year (Currently standing at nineteen straight), 2009-10 was the first year since 1999-2000 that the Wings failed to win the Central Division.

Looking up at the Chicago Blackhawks throughout the season, and then sitting back and watching them lay claim to the Stanley Cup, Detroit became an afterthought in May and June—not something they're used to.

This year they'll be looking to reclaim dominance in the NHL, and in adding a few healthy bodies for a full season along with the re-acquisition of Jiri Hudler, the Wings will have all hands on deck as they try to do just that.

So how about a few bold (or not so bold) predictions for the Wings' re-assertion session?


1) Henrik Zetterberg unseats Pavel Datsyuk as Detroit's Selke hopeful

Is there really any doubt that Datsyuk has established himself as the premier defensive forward in the league? With three-straight Selke's there's no doubt about that. Zetterberg gets just as much credit from his teammates for his play in both ends however, and is just as much of an offensive ...

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