So I guess I can't be excited for the off-season?!?! We'll have a lot of cap space and hopefully sign some talent. I'm not a fair weather fan either. I've been watching this team since 1995 when I first figured out what hockey was. It is my favorite sport to watch, no matter who is playing. I watch NHL games every night and it's fair to say, this year's Detroit Red Wings team is in trouble for the playoffs. When is the last time you've seen the powerplay ranked so low? When is the last time you've seen our penalty kill ranked so low? NEVER! The last two times Detroit has won the cup, they also won the President's Trophy. How close did we come this year to winning the President's Trophy?!?! Every game we win is by a single goal, except for the rare games against Columbus. This is not your typical Red Wings team. Management has been a little soft lately and won't man up and cut players that don't deserve to be wearing the Winged Wheel. We have become a harbor for players to s*** players to live out their dwindling NHL career. That is why I am excited for the off-season, so we can hopefully cut ties with some of our baggage and sign some talent.