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Posted 29 July 2010 - 12:56 PM
97 ended the drought and i was an excited kid and life time wings fan (of 12 years at the time) and 97 kicked off the dyanasty. 98 was strictly a special group effort for vladdy. 02 was amazing for the guys the wings picked up and just a fun team to watch. 2008 was great because as someone above said, the wings showed they were still the team to beat even in the salary cap era. it was also a passing of the torch from guys like yzerman, shanahan etc. to lidstrom as captain and dats and Z. a new grinder like helm to bring the wings energy every night. they're all great for their own reasons. it's nice to see the superstars like Z take the reigns from yzerman with the cup and conn smythe. yzerman - federov - franzen pretty much transformed for us into zetterberg - datsyuk - franzen in the way they play, which shows how great the wings organization really is.
I like this team.
Posted 29 July 2010 - 01:42 PM
No more "1955" chants & signs, no more game 7s against Toronto and San Jose, no more choke label. The cup was OURS!!!
My best friend had died in 1990. He was a huge Wings fan, a hockey fan, and a hockey player. So when we won it, I did tear up, for both the Wings victory, and also that he wasn't there to share it with.
Posted 29 July 2010 - 01:47 PM
We really didn't get a chance to celebrate 97 due to Vlady's accident, so winning it a second time and watching the team surround him with the cup was just a treat.
Posted 29 July 2010 - 01:53 PM
I have good memories of all of them. Watching Stevie raise the Cup in '97, something that hadn't been done since I was born was amazing. I remember standing there at work with tears in my eyes. In '98 it was for Vladdie, and I cried when he came out on the ice and held the Cup. I can remember exactly where I was in '02 when Nick scored from center ice and destroyed Cloutier, the 7-0 laugher against Colorado, and the three OT game in the Finals. And '08, good Lord, how could I forget that one?
I'm torn between them all.
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Posted 29 July 2010 - 01:57 PM
Goosebumps... I still love them all but this was pure euphoria. My dad was crying like a baby being a season ticket holder at Olympia for years and the beginning of the Joe and even a little into the dynasty years. This was just undescribable.
At the end with the credits cracks me up everytime when Stevie was like, "Is this the real one or a replica?" and then how shocked he was it was the real one...lol epic
Edited by HankthaTank, 29 July 2010 - 02:10 PM.
Posted 29 July 2010 - 01:58 PM
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Edited by 55fan, 29 July 2010 - 03:29 PM.
RIP MicMichSteve. I was fortunate to have called you my friend.
Posted 29 July 2010 - 03:23 PM
2008 for me. At the time, I didn't think it would mean the most, but my dad was in the hospital for much of the summer of '08. No matter how dull the stay, or how painful or annoying the tests, he's always raise his spirits by saying, "oh, well. At least we won the Cup." It got him through. He died in February of '09, so he went out on top.
your dad was
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I like this team.
Posted 29 July 2010 - 04:21 PM
Posted 29 July 2010 - 05:07 PM
I can remember exactly where I was in '02 when Nick scored from center ice and destroyed Cloutier, the 7-0 laugher against Colorado, and the three OT game in the Finals.
That Igor Larionov back hand goal to the top shelf in the 3rd OT was sooo unforgettable! Also, chasing Patty Waaahhh to the bench in game 7 was one of the greatest hockey days of my entire life!
Posted 29 July 2010 - 05:23 PM
Easily 97 for me as well. It WAS a life-changing experience.
That cup felt like a life-changing experience.
Russian Five, Vladdy in his prime, Darren having a career year. The Wings steamrolled their way to their first Cup in my lifetime. I shed a tear or two.
Can't wait to read the "Phoenix: I still think it's a hockey market" chapter of Gary Bettman's autobiography. I'm guessing it's going to be chapter 11.
- mjlegend 3/9/2011
Posted 29 July 2010 - 05:50 PM
Probably my favorite non-cup teams were 2000 and 2004.
Posted 29 July 2010 - 06:03 PM
Formerly known as The Nephilim.
Babs sure hurries himself into the presser, sits down, and f*cks up a bottle of water like no one in the room has had any for days.
Posted 29 July 2010 - 06:51 PM
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