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Fear of the East?

04 April 2013 - 01:59 PM

I've seen quite a few posts referencing how we will be in trouble next year moving to the Eastern Conference and playing some tough, physical teams. I was skeptical and wanted to see how we've stacked up in the recent past. Now I know that these stats were with #5 on the blue line but its not like he made us all that physical so here goes.I also included out record against the existing NE division

 

2011-2012 season: 10-7-1 against the East, 4-2 against the NE

2010-2011 season : 12-4-2 against the East, 6-0 against the NE

2009-2010 season: 9-6-3 against the East, 4-2 against the NE

 

Just for kicks against the big bad Bruins:

 

 

November 3, 2009 2-0 W
February 11, 2011 6-1 W
February 13, 2011 4-2 W
November 25, 2011 3-2 W SO
 
I know past success is not a prediction of the future but I think people's fears playing in the East are overblown. I think a lot of people think of the team as "soft" and its true that the Wings don't hit like other teams and aren't as physical...but they can still win!
 
Moral of the story, no matter what conference, everyone always needs a big, physical scoring winger. We aren't getting one so we go to war with what we have.

If Hossa is bought out

11 March 2013 - 11:45 AM

I wonder if he would be amenable to coming back to the Wings or if the decision not to try and re-sign him turned him off to the organization for good.

 

No doubt he would be an asset sorely needed on the team as currently constructed but  I wonder what it would take to get a deal done considering that he's 34. He hasn't cracked 30 goals since he played for the Wings and always is a lock to miss some time so I wonder if it would be worth it to let Flip walk and sign him.