Sorry man but I respectfully and wholeheartedly disagree. A Calder Cup championship in no way makes up for the fact that our franchise had three chances to put away the team that eventually hoisted. That is choke/heartbreak/salt in wound all over the place.
To each his own. The Wings were not expected to do anything this year and I felt the most important part of this year was the development of our young guys. I mean, if our top prospects don't perform well, we're looking at some lean years, lottery draft picking years. Seeing them take it to Chicago, a team that eventually won the Stanley Cup, is very promising. Seeing them win the Calder Cup down in the AHL is even more promising. Losing never feels good, especially to Chicago, but there's a big shiny silver lining to this past season and maybe that makes me a glass half full kind of guy, but the promise these young guys showed this spring outshine the loss. Again though, that's just me.