Back to abnormal in The Athletic’s power rankings

The Athletic’s Dom Luszczyszyn and Sean Gentille are back at it again with their power rankings, and the Red Wings dropping to 8-9-and-2 means that it’s time to pile on the draft lottery jokes:

25. Detroit Red Wings

Record: 8-9-2
Last Week: 23
Dom rank: 25
Sean rank: 25

Dom: It was nice while it lasted thanks to sizzling starts from rookies Lucas Ramond and Moritz Seider, but it looks like reality is starting to set in for the Red Wings who have dropped back below .500. Detroit has lost four of its last five and the team’s only win was against Montreal in overtime, which barely counts. The underlying numbers remain solid, but the talent outside the team’s top line remains sparse.

Sean: Yeah, weren’t just saying that Wings fans should just try to enjoy whatever was going on and not worry about lottery placement? Might’ve been a little early there. Rack up those ping-pong balls, baby!

Continued; ah, yes, wins that don’t count as wins and, “Now we suck again!” Charming.

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