Anaheim Ducks: A Look at the Opening Four-Game Road Trip

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Jan 18, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Red Wings left wing Henrik Zetterberg (40) receives congratulations from teammates after scoring in the second period against the Los Angeles Kings at Joe Louis Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

The Red Wings are still the same old Red Wings from last year. A team that has arguably the best scouting team in all of hockey and continuously improves their team through draft picks rather than spending big money on free agents. They look to be heading in a new direction now with Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg aging, they now see Gustav Nyquist and Tomas Tatar leading the way offensively.

Last year this was a team bombarded with injuries but good coaching lead them to a postseason appearance for the 23rd straight season. Coaching has been the talk all offseason long with the Red Wings as people all over the league are eager to know whether Mike Babcock will stay in Detroit or look for a new coaching challenge.

On the ice this offseason, they made little to no moves. They see an extremely similar team that they saw last year. An older team with some understandably young talent on both ends of the ice, and stable goaltending with Jimmy Howard. Two teams very familiar with eachother after a playoff series two seasons ago that is no longer possible after the realignment of Detroit to the Eastern Conference, face off on Saturday night.

Outcome of the game? Red Wings in overtime or a shootout.