Ozzie will always have a special spot here in Detroit after his years of ups and downs. It is too bad the repeat did not happen in '09, I think he would've gone after that. Also still think he could've been Conn Smythe in '08 (not taking anything away from Z, just saying). I am glad that he can call Detroit his home after years of question and struggle.
One Conn Smythe trophy for Chris Pronger says nothing about comparability to Nick. The stud's won 6 Norris Trophies to Pronger's 1. There is no comparison. If****** hate Pronger, I think he's a doosh, but there has to be some sort of respect for him and his ability as an elite defenseman, unfortunately. Chicago, I also respect, but hate more than Pronger. Toews is a great young captain and really is a face of a franchise with how he commands himself on and off the ice. There is another young captain out there that I have zero respect for (who do you think?) and just shows how some franchises make the right decisions with that kind of stuff. Pronger is an asswipe but a great player. Chicago is probably my least favorite team and rivals the Avalanche of 96 and 97 for how much I don't like that team, but they still command attention and respect for their level of talent.
Give Ville some credit for showing up. I don't think this is a Babe Ruth situation. He sucked ass over here. We knew he had talent but he was s***ting the bed. Had to let him go. It was just harder for him to get noticed on a Detroit Red Wings team versus the Flyers. I mean, please, they shouldn't even be in the playoffs barely and now two games away from the Cup. That is something and maybe it's just the time for him to shine. Oh well. I believe someone said, let's see how long it lasts. Let's. Either way, glad this is now a best of three. Go Flyers.