It's a long season, but the playoff picture develops early
A few weeks back, Red Wings coach Mike Babcock offered us a tip: "After 20 games, the standings don't change much." He's right. In the past four seasons, 80% of the teams in a playoff spot at the quarter-pole reached the postseason. So here's a playoff preview, November edition.
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