There's more to the Wings' success than international intrigue

Updated: June 6, 2008, 4:06 PM ET
By Terry Frei | Special to ESPN.com

Like most endeavors, professional sports tend to be copycat phenomena. So in the wake of Detroit's fourth Stanley Cup championship in 11 seasons, other NHL organizations are taking a look at how the Red Wings did it and asking: What can we learn from that?

Or at least they should be.

Granted, the perspective can change from year to year and overreaction is as risky as not paying attention at all to the champions' methodology, but something still can be learned ...

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