Preview: Blue Jackets Vs. Detroit Red Wings

Posted: 11th November 2009 by Ed Cmar in NHL
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OFFENSE This is a Detroit team whose firepower has taken some serious hits, both in departed UFAs, as well as with injuries - Johan Franzen, Valtteri Filppula, Andreas Lilja and, most recently, former CBJ forward, Jason Williams.á The results have been very un-Red Wing-esque - statistically, Detroit ranks 16th in goalsáscored/game, at 2.80 goals/gameá- additionally, they rank near the bottom of the league in goal scoring percentage (goals scored to shots attempted), at a paltry 8.3%.á But, what's most interesting about their offensive ineptitude is their diminished total shots onágoal/net.ááHistorically, this was a team who, overwhelming, led the NHL in shots on goal/net.á Given all the injuries, departures and basically, the team's stalwarts getting older, my, how things have chan ...

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