The Red Wings franchise goes much deeper than just the players that put on the Winged Wheel night in and night out. Beyond the hunt for free agents, the formulation of contracts and devising a plan to meet the salary cap, general manager Ken Holland alongside head coach Mike Babcock work to create both a great dynamic in the Wings locker room as well as their AHL affiliates.
Beyond Babcock and Holland is a long list of coaches and developers that help create young prospects into NHL superstars. The Red Wings have lived by a motto of playing three years in the AHL before playing in the NHL.
The Detroit Red Wings have not played up to their full potential this year.
The team is currently sitting in fifth place in the Atlantic Division with 52 points after 48 games played. With the long list of injuries still in the forefront of everyone’s brain, the Wings are in a predicament that could cost them their 22-season streak of consecutive playoff appearances.