Thanks for the Great Season, Detroit!
Posted 09 May 2010 - 12:15 AM
Making the playoffs while devastated by injuries=epic success.
Losing terribly in the playoffs while healthy and full of talent=disappointment.
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Posted 09 May 2010 - 12:24 AM
I've followed Detroit for about 12 years now, but my passion has gone to another level. Going through all the adversity the boys still showed up ready to play. There were days where things just weren't going right.. I tried to stay positive. We have to.
Hopefully everyone comes back healthy, and we have a good off-season.
LET'S GO RED WINGS...
Posted 09 May 2010 - 12:30 AM
I'm proud they went out trying. It just wasn't our year.
Posted 09 May 2010 - 01:03 AM
Congrats to our newest player and Calder nominee, Mr. Jimmy Howard, for what was overall a pretty great year. Obviously there were a few bumps in the road, but I thought he worked out well in the end, and I look forward to seeing what he does next season.
Congrats to one of our senior players, Nicklas Lidstrom, for 18 (it's 18, right?) seasons of awesome hockey. You ARE defensive hockey, and you've been a great inspiration to your teammates, not to mention us fans, as a captain. It can't have been easy to follow The Captain, but if anyone carries on Yzerman's legacy of class and teamwork, it's you. I just better see you again in fall, dammit, because this is NOT a good-bye note. I'll be thanking you for your 19th season (if I've got the math right) next year, so be there.
Nobody lives forever.
Some things never die.
Like up in the land of ice and snow,
They tell me that a Red Wing always flies.
RIP Ruslan Salei - Brad McCrimmon - Stefan Liv - Lokomotiv Yaroslavl
(Orig. lyrics - Ray Wylie Hubbard, "Airplane Fell Down in Dixie")
Posted 09 May 2010 - 01:06 AM
Posted 09 May 2010 - 01:44 AM
At one point, we were all happy just to make it in but of course, once we're in, we have high expectations.
Howie can only get better. Went to round 2 in his first year. Bright future.
Sure I'm upset it didn't last a bit longer but all in all, pretty satisfied.
Posted 09 May 2010 - 01:54 AM
Btw, I think that the Wings need all the rest they can get. Perhaps an early exit is a blessing in disguise. With all the rest from this season, the Wings will be able to push further next season. Also, all of the injuries will be healed up come October .
Edited by bd2988, 09 May 2010 - 01:54 AM.
Posted 09 May 2010 - 02:28 AM
Can't wait for the playoffs to get over so we can get to the fun stuff... like re-signing Captains, trades/signings, and drafting future Red Wings.
Posted 09 May 2010 - 03:05 AM
Posted 09 May 2010 - 05:15 AM
You can't be disappointed in making the 2nd round of the playoffs this season. It was never going to be "our season". Making the playoffs was our victory this year, everything that happened in the playoffs was a bonus. Atleast that's how I see it. They can't make the final every year.
Next year they'll be more rested and healthier, with Hudler and hopefully still with Lidstrom. Looking forward to it.
Posted 09 May 2010 - 05:17 AM
Posted 09 May 2010 - 05:26 AM
LETS GO WINGS
Posted 09 May 2010 - 05:54 AM
Posted 09 May 2010 - 07:26 AM
Edited by Spinner, 09 May 2010 - 07:27 AM.
Posted 09 May 2010 - 07:57 AM
Posted 09 May 2010 - 08:01 AM
Approach #1 is to look at the end result and be disappointed and upset at the Wings. After all, the season ended without a Stanley cup.
Approach #2 is to look at the end result and be proud of the Wings and what they have accomplished. After all, at the olympic break, they weren't even in the playoffs. They turned the season around and got in, and then had a pretty successful run in the playoffs.
I choose to take approach #2. There can only be one Stanley Cup winner. I firmly believe that the Wings tried their best, but ran into a hungrier team.
Great job Wings! Rest up, and we will see you again in September/October.
Posted 09 May 2010 - 08:02 AM
Best enforcer of all time and will no doubt will live on as the most famous and most admired in the history of the sport.
RIP Probie. At least Jesus knows someone has his back.
Posted 09 May 2010 - 08:31 AM
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