So what's your idea? Bomb for a few seasons so we can get the best players through the draft? Do you realize that the Wings have had trouble loading with talent lately because of the lack of superstar draft picks?
I swear, some fans of this team have a horribly spoiled, entitled, "have my cake and eat it too" attitude. They expect the Cup every year, and if the team doesn't make it at least deep into the playoffs, they complain as if they are being robbed of something they deserve. It's awful that the team's long stretch of success has rendered some fans unable to appreciate that success at all.
Guess what? In the parity era, we're going to have the same set of disadvantages that the salary cap bestows upon every other team.
I thought we had a deep prospect pool, as I'm always told. Yet, those prospects are sitting in the minors. Why is Tatar sent down when worse players are in the lineup every night?
I understand things are getting tougher, but I feel like Babcock and Holland are making them even worse with terrible personnel decisions. Holland signed the wrong players in the offseason and made a dumb trade for Quincey before that. Babcock outdoes him by not playing Tatar and Nyquist and giving people like Cleary and Abdelkader too much trust.
The fanbase should have high expectations. Name me one great team in sports, with a long successful history, that doesn't have spoiled fans with high expectations. I like that about our fans. We don't like mediocrity. If someone here doesn't accept that fact, they should go join another forum, where people are routinely happy about making the playoffs once in a while.
Exactly....Title Town Green Bay
I hardly hear anyone refer to Green Bay as that. And it's not pasted at the 50 yard line like Hockeytown is.
Did anyone call Detroit Hockeytown in the 80's? Nope, and it's because they sucked.
There's more attractive teams than ever with the parity.
With that we will get less and less big name UFAs. Get used to it.
So you're OK with mediocrity? You want us to become like Montreal fans, raving about past successes and always pointing to the banners each time we lose a playoff series?
I've said this a million times. If you put Hockeytown on your center ice logo, you better be a great franchise, and not one steering towards being average.
Transition period means losing someone like Lidstrom, and it's understandable. However, it shouldn't then result in making stupid acquisitions and putting together bad line combos, while keeping better players in the minors. Not much has made sense from Holland and Babcock in the last year.
In this case..it is a talent issue. Chicago has MUCH more talent than Detroit. And it's not even close.
The only way to beat talent is to outwork it, combined with a hot goalie/solid tight checking defense.
That's what teams like Edmonton, Anaheim and Calgary did to us in the playoffs, when we had more talent than them.
Our team has no talent, but tries playing like it does. This team either needs a new identity or an infusion of talent to play a good puck possession style again. Right now, it's a team of posers with no direction.
Is Tootoo not going to engage anyone in this game?
Give the fans their moneys worth. They paid a lot to come to the dump (JLA) on Easter and watch this embarrassment to a rival team, with an annoying fanbase that's sitting in the stands jeering us right now.