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Anne Erickson


DETROIT, MICHIGAN - OCTOBER 06: Anthony Mantha #39 of the Detroit Red Wings celebrates his game winning and fourth goal of the game with teammates while playing the Dallas Stars at Little Caesars Arena on October 06, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit won the game 4-3. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

We love the Red Wings, but it’s safe to say it would be a surprise to see them get into the playoffs this year.

Sure, there’s some promising young talent, but to get the to playoffs would be a major feat.

That said, in a new list of the NHL’s most watchable teams this season, ESPN’s Greg Wyshynski placed the Red Wings at the very end of the tally. They’re 31 out of 31.

“The Red Wings’ rebuild will continue as morale improves,” Wyshynski wrote in the ESPN story. “Due respect to Dylan Larkin, but this remains a franchise in search of a focal point player. Are we interested in seeing how Filip Zadina develops and how Bobby Ryan continues on his journey? Sure. Are we interested in seeing the Red Wings on most nights of a truncated season? No. Great jerseys, though.”

Let’s hope the Wings prove them wrong.

See the full list here.

Anne Erickson's love for music drew her into radio, and she started shortly after graduating from MSU. She has a passion for rock and metal, plus local music. She also fronts the band Upon Wings. Email Anne at!