Detroit Red Wings Should Take Note From Los Angeles Kings

January 9th, 2010 by Jim Balint Leave a reply »

They say old dogs can’t learn new tricks. If the Wings want to make the most of this season, they’re going to have to.


For all intents and purposes, the Kings dominated Thursday night’s game. They fired 52 shots at Jimmy Howard, but were only capable of putting one past him. In the second period alone, they peppered Howard with 27 shots. If it weren’t for last minute goals in the first and third period, the Wings would have suffered a crushing loss.


After a stunning 2-1 last second win over the Kings, the Red Wings should pick a page from L.A.’s book.


On paper, the two teams as currently constructed look eerily similar. Both have elite forwards (Wings’ Zetterberg and Datsyuk; Kings’ Kopitar and Brown), shutdown defensemen (Wings’ Lidstrom, Kin ...

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