Trade Rumors Will Swirl Around Detroit Red Wings If They Don’t Improve, and Fast

February 11th, 2011 by Matt Hutter Leave a reply »
This, as they say, is it.

As of now, the Red Wings have to decide if they're going to finish the season playing like the elite team they are on paper or, continue on being the porous, sloppy team they've been for most of 2011.

Why now?

Well, having lost three of their last four games, two of them by consecutive shutouts and the last so horrifically bad their own fans booed them off the ice, the Red Wings can't really play any worse.

If they maintain the status quo, the tailspin they've been in could only be the start of what could be the crash and burn of their season.

However, if they've decided enough is enough, and dedicate themselves to playing up to their potential, well, this last stretch of putrid play may just go down as the pivot-point that turned their season around.

The Red Wings have long been considered a defensively astute team, but they've been anything but of late.

Through February, the Wings have gone 2-3-0 and have been outscored 17-11 during that stretch.

However, giving up goals in bunches is hardly a new phenomenon in Motown.  After ending the month of November with the ...

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