So Far, so Good in Hockeytown

Posted: November 19, 2014 in Detroit Red Wings

The Detroit Red Wings have gotten off to a nice start this season with a nine, four, and five record. The biggest reason for their success has been the resurgence of the much-maligned Johan Franzen, who is averaging a point per game. Franzen has been notorious for scoring in bunches and disappearing for long stretches during his time in Detroit, but now he’s becoming a consistent scorer after his renewed emphasis on fitness during the offseason. Another big reason why the Red Wings have started well is the play of their goalie Jimmy Howard. The defense has been porous at times this season, but Howard has been up to the task as evidenced by his one-point-nine-seven goals against average and save percentage of 92-point-four. The third and final reason why the Wings have started well: the players haven’t had any major injury problems. 15 players have played at least 15 games, which has allowed the young players to gel quite nicely. It’s still early in the season, but with an upgrade at defenseman, Detroit looks primed to make a nice run in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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