Hockeytown bracing for different style

The flashy Red Wings are prepared to shift gears in their pursuit of a fourth Stanley Cup in eight years.

Updated: July 8, 2003, 11:36 AM ET
By By Jim Wilkie | NHL Insider
Armageddon might be coming a little sooner than expected to the NHL.

Instead of the disaster widely predicted for next summer, when players and owners are expected to shut down the league in a labor dispute, the end was signaled last week by a new philosophy adopted by one of the league's marquee teams.