Proud to be.....
Posted 30 March 2014 - 11:39 PM
There is a lot to be proud of a team so rich in history and yet, somehow i find myself in disbelief about that this current team has done.
Three weeks ago this team was in 11th....certain to break the 22 year consecutive years to the post season. Things looked dismal and everyone was critical. Great teams have great players and usually a 1-2 punch. Perry and Getzlaf, Crosby and Malkin, Kane and Toews.....Zetterberg and Datsuyk. Only, we no longer have that 1-2 punch. We have the second most man games lost, but no team has had to endure losing such impact players. We have 6 guys that didn't start the year with this team but will not go down.
They are relentless. I keep waiting for Nyquist to be a fluke.....and he has just gotten better. A kid who wasn't on the roster when the puck dropped on then season and he leads the league over the last month in goals? That's fairy tale stuff.....and it's happening right before our eyes, every time this team plays. How about Glendening? This kid wasn't even a thought at the start of the year...now he's up against the top lines of teams shutting it down. Tatar, the day he lost his dad, kissing up to the sky in admiration, playing with a heart as heavy as an anvil......I could go on and on about the pride I feel in this organization and they way that they have overcome adversity.
I think we will make the playoffs...I know we WILL but even if we don't. Even if somehow the bounces don't go our way and we find ourselves out of the race April 13th, this team...this unbelievably dedicated, classy and big hearted team has made me prouder to be a wings fan......that's a lot to say in such a consistently successful organization.
Good on ya boys......" Dont stop believin'" and we will be just fine!!!!!
LGW!!! 23 all the way!
LETS GO RED WINGS!!!
Posted 31 March 2014 - 08:29 AM
We have the second most man games lost, but no team has had to endure losing such impact players. We have 6 guys that didn't start the year with this team but will not go down.
The last report I saw, it was pretty much Pittsburgh and Detroit leading the way with man games lost (Pittsburgh was pretty far ahead, followed by Detroit and then the 3rd most was quite a bit back). On losing impact players, it's been tough here, but Pittsburgh has been without Malkin, Neal, Letang, Martin and Dupius (not the most talented, but does have chemistry with the top line) for lengthy periods of time. Actually, I think all of those guys are out for the rest of the regular season (except Neal).
I totally agree with your sentiment though and while not thinking too deeply about it, after this weekend, I was thinking that it would be very difficult thinking they don't get in at this point. I didn't want to jinx it though. Very hard believing either Washington or Toronto could catch them. Speaking of Toronto (where I've lived the past 15 years) how crazy has their decline been? They are up to 8 losses in a row....all in regulation I think.
Posted 03 April 2014 - 05:39 PM
LETS GO RED WINGS!!!
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