Broken Wings: Detroit's Long Road Back To The Playoffs

Mired in a six game losing skid, the wheels seem to be coming off for the Detroit Red Wings' 2018-2019 season and their dreams of competing for the Stanley Cup are coming to a screeching halt.

The  new reality in Detroit is that the Red Wings are in need of a serious fix.

The Wings haven't made the Stanley Cup playoffs for two consecutive seasons now. For a team that boasted a record streak of twenty-six straight post-season appearances, the days of Stanley Cup glory are quickly becoming a distant memory.

Red Wings fans, typically wowed by a roster full of future Hall of Famers, now find themselves watching a team that's old, expensive and inconsistent. These aren't your daddy's hot Wings; life in Hockeytown U.S.A. has gone mild since Detroit's last taste Stanley Cup glory back in 2008.

In Detroit, going a decade without another sniff at the Cup is a travesty. The organization desperately needs an injection of young blood to rejuivinate their depleting fan bas…

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