The Red Wings wrapped up the first half of this shortened season with a 3-0 victory over the Edmonton Oilers Thursday night. After 24 games in 56 days, Detroit sits in 4th in the West with a 12-8-4 record (pending the results of the games Friday night).

That the Wings are exactly .500 in terms of winning percentage should not surprise anyone. Roster turnover and a ton of injuries have conspired to hamper the Wings' efforts to develop any chemistry, and inconsistent play from most of the team has been the result. The team that can drop 12 goals against Nashville and Vancouver in back-to-back games can also lose 2 of 3 to Columbus.