It seems like the Wings already had their chance to get a run going, and it has faded of late. Detroit is currently going through a lengthy rebuild process, as they phased out a legendary generation of talent just a few years ago, and some of it is still on the roster.
With two teams sitting 10 and 13 points ahead of the Wings in the standings, the chances are really starting to look bleak for them. It would take a huge run, likely at least 10 wins in the coming weeks, to have a legitimate opportunity, but that is still possible.
Captain forward Henrik Zetterberg is having another solid season, even though his time is about to run out in the league. Veteran goalie Jimmy Howard is also having a better season between the pipes. Detroit’s goalie depth does end there. Petr Mrazek was dished out at the Deadline.
If the Wings were to make a run at things, Dylan Larkin and Anthony Mantha also will be counted on. Detroit has upcoming matchups with the Vegas Golden Knights, Jackets, and San Jose Sharks. It is a difficult upcoming schedule to deal with.