This is what a tanking team looks like. No one goes, no one watches, and not very many people even care. Detroit is 6 games in and has a game in hand on the rest of the league for 30th place. They have given up 5 more goals than the team which has given up the second most goals. Their goal differential is 9 goals worse than the team with the second worst goal differential. There is quite literally not a single thing to be encouraged about regarding the team on any level, beyond perhaps Yzerman being the GM someday. Maybe. This might have been the worst and least enjoyable the Wings have been in my lifetime, had I not been sentient for the tail end of the Dead Things era. But hey, in 7 months or so maybe Detroit will get the #1 overall pick, at least if they don't get cold enveloped by Bettman. This is why I've been opposed to a tank (not that they are tanking intentionally... but man it seems like they are tanking intentionally this year). A couple seasons of this sets the organization back 10 years. If any of the other pro teams in town were run competently this would be a brewing disaster, but at least the Wings can feel solace in that the Tigers, Lions and Pistons are also all absolutely terrible and will be so for 3+ years as well. This here, right now, is the most desolate pro sports landscape in Detroit for 4 decades... and we're just entering the wastelands of it. Ugh.