Faceoff: Will Red Wings miss the playoffs?

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The Detroit Red Wings are in danger of missing the playoffs for the first time in just over two decades. Jeremy Roenick and Keith Jones are surprised at the disappointing level of play from the Red Wings and both agree that the Columbus Blue Jackets will overtake Detroit for the eighth and final playoff spot in the West.

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