Spoken like someone whos never gotten the shot to represent there country in something. To most athletes (especially those from Europe) representing ones country is the highest honor. Yes even more so than the Stanley Cup. Hank owes nothing to the Red Wings or Red Wings fans. He has the life he has because he worked his ass off not because the Wings gifted him a paycheck. He helped bring a Championship and almost a second to this city when the team was supposed to be in transition. If anything the fans owe him for the joy hes brought them. He's earned the right to put Sweden over the Wings. I dont know what fantasy land your in but the Wings are not contenders this year. Sweden on the other hand was a contender for a Gold Medal. Common sense dictates which one he should go for at the end of a career. Challenging his loyalties because he went and played in the Olympics is just disrespectful for a guy whose battled for over 10 years for the Wings and its fans. Get over yourself.
Yes because carrying this team on his injured back the past couple months is not worth your respect.
My favorite all time post on these forums. I couldn't have said it better myself.
Kronwall 8th in the league in points for Dmen. Only 2 have a better +/- and that's Keith and Pietrangelo. If anyone thinks Kronwall isn't a #1 Dman, especially playing with a lower quality blue line than we're used to, is crazy. And as far as points go, he's only 3 behind Subban for 5th overall.
I couldn't agree more than Kronner is a #1, and those are some great points to back it up. Those who think he's not are just used to seeing Lids ridiculously good D back there and anything less isn't seen by them as a #1 on this team.
Can't keep Cleary and Bertuzzi together, though. Already been on the ice for two goals against and you know something else bad is bound to happen.
I agree with this, but then I think about who he would put either Cleary or Bert with in this game? The Tatar/Sheahan/Jurco line are playing good and fun to watch, and the Miller/Glendening/Eaves is in the offensive zone constantly and also playing well. Surely, we're not putting either of them on the first line. I honestly believe that there is no other place he can play those guys in this game. Their only true spot is just off this team.