The Detroit Red Wings are clearly stuck in mediocrity. At the halfway point in the NHL season, Detroit has amassed a record of 18-19-6, and currently sits at the bottom of the Atlantic Division.
A recent victory at home over the Pittsburgh Penguins will hopefully serve as a springboard for the Red Wings moving forward.
Before the season, GM Ken Holland told fans that they “shouldn’t expect Stanley Cups”, and that “less is more exciting”. It seems as though the team took that sentiment to heart. Let’s take a look at each player’s first half grade on the season.