Power rankings based on ‘vibes?’ We’ll take it.

I’m kind of looking at this article and going, “Do I have to post it?” but I suppose that’s a sign that I do indeed have to post it. The Athletic’s Sean Gentille and Dom Luszczyszyn offer their latest set of power rankings this morning, and while the Red Wings’ 3-0 loss to the Calgary Flames last night was a major bummer…

The “vibes” around the Red Wings are good?

14. Detroit Red Wings

Record:  2-1-1
Last Week: 27
Dom rank: 15
Sean rank: 14

Sean: We adjusted after the Wings’ 3-0 loss to Calgary on Thursday night, and we could’ve dropped them further, but … whatever. They get the 14th spot based on vibes. I watched a decent chunk of that game, and Moritz Seider may well be as good as everyone says. If and when they stink, that’ll give the fanbase something to glom onto. Same goes for Lucas Raymond. That’s good enough for now.

Dom: They had 6.9 expected goals against Columbus the other night so their vibes are indeed very nice.

Continued (paywall); shit, if you’re gonna rank the Wings 14th based on anything other than objective criteria, I’ll take it at this point, but the 2-1-and-1 team needs to get its shit together opposite desperate Canadiens and Blackhawks teams this weekend.

I think this weekend’s back-to-back games will reveal a lot about the Wings’ character and resolve going forward.

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2 thoughts on “Power rankings based on ‘vibes?’ We’ll take it.”

  1. I wouldn’t be surprised if they’re 2-3-1 after this weekend. Despite the shot differential over the first 2 periods, they were chasing the play all night.

  2. Wings can get more Vibes but in future prospect camps. Some maybe in GR, of course Veleno but he is not Raymond. He has built an all around prospect. Maybe a couple of more, not too flashy additions for a couple of not great young (no Guns) currently. I think he Wings will improve greatly with one or additions (top End) and leaving fans scratching their heads (What happened?). Contenders? Shorter timeline than last year. Cop Out!

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