I hated it when he left. Hated it, hated it, hated it. I've never known the Red Wings without him. The soreness has given way to acceptance though, as even at the peak of rivalries, other teams fans couldn't hate the guy. No way I can start now, and while I can't say I'll root for the Lightning, I'm far more interested in the team. Love to see what kind of lineup they have after SY gets another couple years to really make it his team.
the bolts are officially #3 favorite team behind the wings (overwhelming favorite) and the hawks (sorry guys).
stevie Y is going about being a GM the same way he went about being a player. learn key elements of success from mentors like lemaire, bowman and holland and apply them to the game. he's already turned the team around in 2 months. TB finishes 3rd in east this year. that top 6 is gonna look real good with conolly in the mix in a year or 2.