It appears the Red Wings have developed a serious hooking problem.
In each of the last three games, they had four hooking penalties called on them. In fact, 12 out of 20 penalties (60%) over that period have been hooking calls. For the five games so far in November, it's 17 out of 32 penalties (53%). For the season, 31 out of 110 (28%).
In contrast, the Wings' opposition had just two hooking calls out of 17 penalties in the last three games (12%), five out of 28 over the last five games (18%), and 19 out of 101 for the season (19%).
We can go around and around as to whether or not most of these calls are actually merited, but that won't change the fact that the Wings keep parading to the penalty box at alarming rates. The bottom line is that the team needs to do some serious work on limiting the amount of stick checking it does.
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