The Detroit Red Wings are slumping. They suffered their 6th straight loss by the hands of the Tampa Bay Lightning and things don't appear to be looking up for a team that didn't make the playoffs for the first time in 25 years.
There are promising young players in the system, most notably Dylan Larkin and Anthony Mantha, among others. Other players such as Niklas Kronwall and Henrik Zetterberg are still important parts of this team, but it's obvious they're out of their prime.
That being said, Zetterberg is still quietly performing at a high level, and in case Red Wings fans were concerned he might want to finish his career elsewhere, the Swede put that idea to rest.
“No, no, no,” Zetterberg said to The Athletic's Craig Custance. “Red Wings is the last team I’m going to play [with]. Unless they force me out. I’m not going to ask for a trade or get moved or anything like that. I’m going to, as long as I can, be a Red Wing.”
The captain has been taking the heat for his team's struggles, but it won't stop him from being a life-long Red Wing.
He has 9 points in 11 games, and is coming off a strong 68 point season. The captain has still got it.