It would look bad, but we'd still be 8th-10th overall in the league. 4th place in our division (as well as the Atlantic) is going to be higher than 1st in two, possibly three others. Not up to our standards, but not that terrible either.
Yes, I agree. Still doesnít erase the fact that over the past 5 years all of the teams in the central have built young, competitive teams through the draft using picks you only get early in the first round. Except Columbus. They are a disaster.
However, if you look back at games the Wings didnít show up for this year, Iím sure you could scrape enough points together to easily seed them (at least) second in the central. Which is where they could finish regardless. And they are 4-2 against the Blues. So yeah, still a pretty good team.