WWYDW: What lineup change would you make for the rest of the season?


Do-or-die time, baby. With three games to go in the season, everyone knows what the Wings need to do from here on out. But how to get that job done? It’s not exactly clear, and everyone from your grandma to your barber has opinions on how to set the lineup to secure a playoff spot. 

In the first-ever What Would You Do Wednesday on WingsNation, we leave it up to the people of the internet to decide* what Detroit’s lineup should look like over the next few games.

*Actual Wings lineup may vary. 

Should the Wings put Mantha in? Send Datsyuk to Russia early? Start Mrazek all three games? Ask Babcock if he wants to coach again just for the playoffs? Sign some college free agents? Bump up Helm to the top line?

Your lineup change should be realistic in that it could actually happen, but it doesn’t need to be a lineup that the Wings have done before. In this world, you are the boss. Did it work in NHL 16? Did your friend tell you it’d work? See it in a dream?

Whatever your take, good or bad, post it in the comments below. Most thumbs up gets a free lifetime subscription to the Winged Wheel Podcast.