Detroit sparked by change in philosophy 

October, 20, 2011
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Nicklas Lidstrom ESPN.com IllustrationNicklas Lidstrom is at the forefront of Detroit's change in defensive philosophy.
Last season, the Detroit Red Wings finished 23rd in the NHL in goals-against per game, with opponents averaging 2.89 goals. For a team that has some of the game's best two-way forwards and a Norris Trophy winner, it was inexplicable. To Mike Babcock, it was unacceptable.