You realize there are 29 other teams in the league, right? An up and coming team doesn't have to win a cup to be a great up and coming team. That is what an up and coming team is. A team that is well on their way to becoming a perennial contender.
Good thing the Wings were 100% healthy in the playoffs.
If the Wings don't win the Cup every year, Holland sucks and the team needs to be blown up and he needs to be fired. If Holland had signed Filppula, he'd have been an idiot, but Yzerman is a genius for signing him.
Completely rebuilding a team with low draft picks while not missing the playoffs doesn't happen easily or overnight either.
Not sure where you get the impression that I think the Wings haven't done a good job as well. It is possible to give another franchise credit. Giving one GM credit does not mean I am hating on another. My only point is that something special is being built in Tampa, while some have their noses too high in the air because they haven't won anything since Stevie Y took over as GM.
Great, I knew as soon as Cleary was inserted into the lineup he wouldn't leave. Third line minutes now.....
To be fair he has played great the last couple games and has earned his place on the 3rd line. Cleary playing at this level is a Cleary that makes this team better. It's nothing to complain about really. I'm happy to see he is healthy and skating well again.
Just a sore groin, guys. These things tend to happen when you don't play for a long time. Remember when Helm finally came back and he went out with a sore groin almost instantly? Nothing to worry about as far as I'm concerned. This is basically the reason why he was sent to GR to begin with.