I still contend that if not for the lockout, this team would look much much different right now. Given a full training camp & pre-season, we probably would have seen at least Nyquist & Tatar up full time at the start of the season. With the compressed, shortened season, Kenny was actually pretty smart to sign some known quality veterans to plug into the lineup instead of relying on rookies. As we've seen with all of the injuries, where would the Wings be now if they had already been relying on the likes of Nyquist, Tatar, Andersson, & Lashoff before the injuries started and suddenly didn't have the same depth available in GR to keep them in the hunt for the playoffs? No need to take drastic measures, the Wings are already in the middle of a transition that will naturally accelerate come this off season.
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