Despite Offseason Losses, Detroit Red Wings’ Offense Is Alive and Well

November 15th, 2009 by Matt Hutter Leave a reply »
The roster losses the Detroit Red Wings sustained over the summer are well documented, so I won't waste time detailing them here.

Suffice to say, when Detroit began the 2009-10 season, most believed that goals in Detroit were going to be about as plentiful as optimistic auto workers.

A team whose name had become synonymous with outstanding offense, the Detroit Red Wings were about to undergo a major identity change.

At least, that's what was assumed.

One quarter into the season, the Red Wings are proving the old adage true; to assume, is to make an ASS out of U and ME.

Detroit currently leads the Central Division in goals scored, good enough for third in the conference.

This is something few people would have expected, especially after the loss of 30-goal-scorer Johan Franzen three games into the season.

For all the change this team has undergone the past five months, their ability to regularly put the puck in the net has been largely unchanged.

Now, some would look at their poor start to the season and say that, clearly, they can't score enough to win.

But this would be igno ...

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