Why Detroit Red Wings Fans Should Expect Turnaround After Christmas

December 24th, 2013 by Matt Hutter Leave a reply »

It’s Christmas, which means that the collective joy, glee and hope existing in the world has increased, if only for a few hours.

The toys, the food, the family the fun, it’s enough to make even the sourest of cynics crack a smile—even if they’re a Detroit Red Wings fan.

Yes, the Red Wings’ pre-Christmas, 3-0 flop at home against the New York Islanders of all teams undoubtedly left many a Red Wings fan headed into Christmas hoping that Santa Claus could somehow park a hockey team capable of winning at home under the tree.

The Red Wings won’t have to play at home (ugh, what a way to put it) until January 18 against the Los Angeles Kings (ugh, what a homecoming). They will play seven road games and one Winter Classic (which will count as a home game) before returning to the building they last left while being booed off the ice.

For the fans, as well as the team, that’s no way to go into a Christmas break.

Still, there’s reason to be hopeful that the Red Wings’ team that left the ice after being humiliated by an Islanders team that ...

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