Red Wings as underdogs a foreign concept

Detroit Red Wings' Brendan Smith (L) celebrates his goal with teammate Henrik Zetterberg against...

Detroit Red Wings' Brendan Smith (L) celebrates his goal with teammate Henrik Zetterberg against the Chicago Blackhawks during the second period in Game 2 of their NHL Western Conference semi-final playoff hockey game in Chicago, Illinois, May 18, 2013. (REUTERS/Jim Young)

ROB LONGLEY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:26 PM ET

DETROIT - It is a foreign concept, especially when weighed against the sights around Joe Louis Arena during the quiet of an off day in the NHL playoffs.

There is an endless display of photos of the greats from the Original Six franchise, past and present, a team that has now been in the post-season 22 consecutive seasons.

There is captain Henrik Zetterberg patiently talking to the media in the middle of the team's dressing room, just as he did so regularly in the team's recent championship campaigns.


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