Does anyone actually think that if Jurco starts the season down in Grand Rapids, he is stuck down there?... I don't believe for a second that we will be hit nearly as bad with injuries this coming season, but yes, there will absolutely be injuries. Let's say we start the season with Jurco and no Alfredsson, a player gets injured and now we have Jurco and Andersson in the lineup. Whereas if that same player got injured, it could have been Jurco and Alfredsson instead of Andersson. Is there anyone that would choose Andersson over Alfredsson?... Depth is huge!
Wait, if I understand your logic correctly you're suggesting we put a player in the minors even though he'd make our team better, just in case we have an injury. That way, in the event of said injury, you can call him up to make the team better?
If that's the case, why not start half the team in GR and fill their spots with dudes who aren't as good. Then, when they all get hurt, you can call up the guys who should have been there in the first place.
That's your reality Frank, and to be quite honest I feel bad for you and all the others on here with the negative attitude toward the team and management.
Like I said, I will place a hefty wager on the Wings finishing significantly higher than they did last season. I will also bet that they face half the amount of injuries they did last season.
Things don't always have to be doom and gloom. The future is bright and that brightness is a lot closer than many of you think.
I don't think anybody is doubting we'll have a better regular season. Sure we will. But I thought we had higher standards than that in Detroit. I thought we were supposed to compete for Cups and be elite? I remember when the phrase "class of the league" used to follow mention of the Wings.
Bemoan all the injuries you want. With or without them, we've still done nothing to improve the weaknesses that have gotten us crushed in the playoffs for the last 5 years.
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