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TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 23: Los Angeles Kings Defenceman Drew Doughty (8) jumps to celebrate a short handed goal with Los Angeles Kings Winger Trevor Lewis (22) and Los Angeles Kings Center Nick Shore (21) during the third period of the NHL regular season game between the Los Angeles Kings and the Toronto Maple Leafs on October 23, 2017, at Air Canada Centre in Toronto, ON, Canada. (Photograph by Julian Avram/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 23: Los Angeles Kings Defenceman Drew Doughty (8) jumps to celebrate a short handed goal with Los Angeles Kings Winger Trevor Lewis (22) and Los Angeles Kings Center Nick Shore (21) during the third period of the NHL regular season game between the Los Angeles Kings and the Toronto Maple Leafs on October 23, 2017, at Air Canada Centre in Toronto, ON, Canada. (Photograph by Julian Avram/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /
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DETROIT, MI – OCTOBER 22: Detroit Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader (8) and Vancouver Canucks goalie Jacob Markstrom, of Sweden, (25) watch the action in front of the net during the third period of a regular season NHL hockey game between the Vancouver Canucks and the Detroit Red Wings on October 22, 2017, at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan. Vancouver defeated Detroit 4-1. (Photo by Scott W. Grau/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI – OCTOBER 22: Detroit Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader (8) and Vancouver Canucks goalie Jacob Markstrom, of Sweden, (25) watch the action in front of the net during the third period of a regular season NHL hockey game between the Vancouver Canucks and the Detroit Red Wings on October 22, 2017, at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan. Vancouver defeated Detroit 4-1. (Photo by Scott W. Grau/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /

No. 17 Detroit Red Wings

Previous: No. 11

A lot of people had the Wings finishing as one of the worst teams in the NHL.  But people also forget there are still good veterans on this team.  And when you have good vets with experience, you tend to be more relaxed on the road, which has earned the Wings a 3-2 record away from home.  The recent signing of young forward Andreas Athanasiou will help with production, but the Wings need a lot more help.  It’s weird seeing them struggle, but they know and trust the process that will get them back to contention soon.

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