Yes. Said this months ago. Wings aren't a good team.
Then how do you explain the position of strength we find ourselves in now? Dominating some of the better teams in the league at times? Every team has their ups and downs, and the fact is, if we slumped like this in say December, it wouldn't look nearly half as bad as it does now. The reason everyone is freaking out is because there's 9 games left, it couldn't have come at a worse time, and Ottawa have been on fire.
Look at the other teams in this league that have been near the top or are right now. Nashville hit a rough patch earlier this month. And the Rangers? No one was calling them the best team in the NHL in January, but they are now. It happens. While it's tough to watch, I'm still confident the Wings will buckle down here and we'll be fine.
The playoffs are a completely different animal, so I'm not going to suggest what happens when we get in.
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