"Reached out a to a bunch of UFAs"
No mention of who or why they didn't work.
Weiss provides some consistent secondary scoring. Alfredsson was a TOTAL surprise coming out of the blue.
Datsyuk, Weiss, Helm look to be strong down the middle and give Babcock options. We expect (to get his) best hockey out of 30-year-old Weiss.
People seem to think the East is bigger.. Chicago won the Cup. (other reasons why he disagrees)
If we can get some luck with some health and some of the players play to where we expect them to play - we think we got the potential to score a few more goals. DIRECT QUOTE.
Way to really sell the team there, Kenny, ol' boy.
Bunch of pro-Chelios talk related to the HHOF. Acquired him in '99 trying to 3 -peat for Cup. Didn't work, but integral in '02 run and 2nd in Norris voting to Lids. Best American born defencemen of all time.
Shanny was premier power forward. Did it all. Helped Wings get over the top and win in '97 & '98.
TL,DR: We like our team.