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Guess Nashville should call it a season too since they lost to Columbus....

Geez

you don't lose two surefire hall fo famers in Rafalski and Lidstrom and replace them with basically nothing, you don't replace a guy like Hossa with nothing and you don't replace the scoring from Hudler with Sammy ( :lol: ) and expect things to remain the same.

Sorry but the utopian view of the Wings reloading this year is naive at best. The West has 12 teams better than the Wings right now, including Nashville. Just so you're aware, I've seen just about every minute of the BJ's since opening night and they haven't played nearly as well since opening night and the scores reflect that.

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you don't lose two surefire hall fo famers in Rafalski and Lidstrom and replace them with basically nothing, you don't replace a guy like Hossa with nothing and you don't replace the scoring from Hudler with Sammy ( :lol: ) and expect things to remain the same.

Sorry but the utopian view of the Wings reloading this year is naive at best. The West has 12 teams better than the Wings right now, including Nashville. Just so you're aware, I've seen just about every minute of the BJ's since opening night and they haven't played nearly as well since opening night and the scores reflect that.

Every minute of their entire 3 games have you? You don't say, you might as well tune out the rest of the season, because you know the rest of the story.

No one is saying there shouldn't be an ounce of concern, and no one is saying they are going to be a president trophy winner, but it's very early, Wing's are injured, and things can and most likely will change for every team in the league. What if Crawford goes down for Chicago, and Hossa starts to get concussions symptons again? Hitchcock eats too many hotdogs and the team starts to lose focus and plays worse.

Wing's aren't off to a good start, but to write their season off entirely is naive at best.

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Fact: You'd rather be playing your best hockey at the end of the season, rather than at the beginning of the season (even in a short 48 gm season). We're struggling at the beginning with signs of of better things to come. The only way to over come these things is thru hard work, and that is what we've lacked in the playoffs the last couple of years. So, that could be a good thing.

Observation:

St Louis, Chicago, San Jose, are the elite teams of the West this year.

Vancouver is right behind, and certainly has the capability to get hot, especially with Zach Kassian showing signs of becoming a top level power forward. If Schneider can step into the #1 role and stay comfortable, and they actually get something in return for Luongo, it could put them right back into the elite level in the West.

The next nine teams is a mosh pit of parity. At this early point in the season, when you look at Nashville, Detroit, Minnesota, Edmonton, Colorado, Dallas, Pheonix, L.A., and Anaheim, it's anybody's guess as to what order they'll all finish in, but I gotta think we can make it into the top half of those nine teams.

I still believe in our top 6, and still believe that our bottom 6 can do whats asked of it.

The Obvious:

The Wings will need to stay healthy; to get the most out of everyone; will need the no name defense to make a name for itself; will need Howard at his best; and will need a helluva lot of puck luck to make the playoffs.

It really depends on which teams come together and get hot, and which teams don't. Ya just gotta play the games and see.

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