Our zone coverage has been really good. Our passing and transition game from the back end has been horrible, to the extent that our beat writers were discussing our "turnover problem" by about game 3 of the season. Two of our loses are directly attributable to massive defenseman turnovers that led to goals. Also our defense has produced a combined 7 points, so anybody ready to pat them on the back for "creating offense" should think again. So let's not sing kumbaya just yet eh boys?
Weird. I know there’s been a few hiccups (Ericsson in game 1 comes to mind) but I feel like the D to F puck movement has been much improved and has probably had an enhancing effect on team speed. If you look at analytics, the Wings have had really good possession stats through these first 6 games. Some of that has to be because of decent puck movement from the D.