ESPN’s power rankings reveal Detroit’s ‘superpower’

ESPN’s Kristen Shilton offers a set of power rankings which examine NHL teams’ “superpowers,” and I’ll take the Red Wings’ “superpower” any day of the week:

23. Detroit Red Wings

Previous ranking: 19
Points percentage: 0.534
Upcoming schedule: @ CAR (Dec. 16), vs. NJ (Dec. 18), vs. COL (Dec. 20)

Superpower: Rising stars. It’s been a weird month for the Red Wings, with a five-game win streak stuck between sets of consecutive losses. But like a microcosm of Detroit’s season, those five games highlighted the true strength of its team: young talent. Lucas Raymond had three goals, Moritz Seider had four points and Dylan Larkin had five. The more Detroit gets from them, the merrier.

Continued; as Steve Yzerman might say, “The more the merrier, so we need more rising stars.”

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George Malik

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