With all the doom and gloom of some fans, the question is do some of you really think the Wings are broken and if so, what needs to be done to fix them?
Last season - the PP stuck. With the loss of Lidstrom and possibly Holmstrom will it be worse, or will Renney be able to turn it around?
One of the problems I see with the Wings and have for several years is the ability of other teams to enter the zone and cycle in the zone. When this happens the Wings tend to start scrambling around, get out of position, make blind passes, etc. It looks like the proverbial Chinese fire drill which often results in turnovers and scoring opportunities.
Another problem is the fact that other teams tend to smother Datsyuk and Zetterberg. Time after time, I see teams having 2-3 players on both of these guys, which frankly is one of the reasons I think they tend to keep getting injured. These 2 players can't be the hardest workers on their lines night after night. A possible soultion, is to put bigger players, that actually play big, on the top lines, players with some grit on those lines, or put more skill on those lines. I, personally, think the Wings are exploring these options; hence, the signing of Samuelsson - instead of Hudler, the pursuit of Parise, the pursuit of Nash, the signing of Brunner, and trying to figure how to work some of the prospects into the lineup.