That's because you can't factor in the losses they've had and how they've managed to stay in the race...if they were in the Eastern Conference they'd have an easy playoff spot. A lot of good teams have done much worse due to injuries than Detroit. Pittsburgh last year barely got home ice (they lucked out with that NYR-Philly game which came down to a controversial goal), where as the season before they dominated and easilly got home ice. They didn't have nearly the level of injuries that Detroit had this season, and I would say that Detroit has managed well for what they were dealt. You're comparing this season to their 240592485098 other dominant ones where shit didn't really go wrong that often, not to the fact that they had a ton of key injuries. I feel like I'm repeating myself, and that your next post is just going to repeat yourself.