Considering we had at any one time, 6 HOF'ers on the ice, winning the Stanley Cup that season was a foregone conclusion. It was pretty anti-climactic, really. Not that it wasn't exciting, it's always exciting to win, just that it didn't have the same feeling that '97 did.
Try ten Hall of Famers total.
That was truly a memorable year. It was my first year in college, and I was probably a more obsessed Wings fan then than I am now. I guess when I was younger I didn't have as many worries in the world, and cheering for the Wings seemed to be one of the biggest things in my life then.
I also remember being extremely excited about the moves we made in the offseason. Only team that really scared were were the Avs. I knew we'd have to go through them eventually.
The playoffs was truly a stressful time, especially after each loss. I don't get as devastated now as I did then. You guys are lucky I didn't post on LGW in those days.
Just because you say it's true doesn't make it so. Even if it were true, those players would have to be on the ice to prevent anything, and none of those players would play on the same line as Datsyuk or Zetterberg or anyone decent.
Nystrom cannot score just as well as Miller. Miller has more points and goals in 100 less games played and has 2 straight 10 goal seasons with the Wings while Nystrom hasn't accomplished that feat. Nystrom has never had a positive +/- as a pro as well. So yes smartass, Miller is the better player.
Meh, their stats haven't been that much different in recent years. Not to mention, Miller has gotten icetime with better players, when we had injuries.
In any case, I'd take Nystrom on my 4th line over Miller. He just fills that role better in my opinion. I want a little more grit on my 4th line, and scoring on the other lines. I'd rather have Nystrom wear defenses down in the playoffs than Miller.
No thanks, Drew Miller's pk value is much more important then Nystrom useless punching talent.
Useless punching talent?
Do you hate every NHL player who's ever dropped the gloves or something? Nystrom is more than just a useless puncher. He had a down year last season, but that doesn't mean he's finished. I just don't see Drew Miller as a useful player here anymore, especially since about 75% of our forwards can kill penalties. Nystrom is at least a better checker than Miller and could give us a little more nastiness on our 4th line to play against.
The OP summed him up a little better than you did.
I still don't think Holland will make this move and it's not a big deal either way, but it wouldn't hurt.