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Caputo: Three Things That Need To Change In Order For The Red Wings To Turn Around Their Slow Start

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ST. LOUIS, MO - JANUARY 19: Pavel Datsyuk #13 of the Detroit Red wings moves the puck up ice against Patrik Berglund #21 of the St. Louis Blues at the Scottrade Center on January 19, 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

ST. LOUIS, MO – JANUARY 19: Pavel Datsyuk #13 of the Detroit Red wings moves the puck up ice against Patrik Berglund #21 of the St. Louis Blues at the Scottrade Center on January 19, 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

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By: Pat Caputo

1. Pavel Datsyuk must play better. In the Red Wings’ first three games this season, Datsyuk has been a mere shadow of himself. If he doesn’t break out of it, neither will the Red Wings. He is their best player.

2. The power play has to improve. It hasn’t been bad, it’s been awful. It’s been even worse than last year – and it was pretty bad.

3. The Red Wings need to get healthy. They have an inordinate of injuries for the season just starting.

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