To the mods....apologies for calling people Morons. But it was a general post rather than a specific one, and I think its less offensive than the borderline casual racism that permeates these boards when the team loses.
I'll watch my conduct in future, but other posters should remember that DRW has a global fan base, who have to spend twice us much getting any merch and stay up until the early hours to see the team.
They should also remember that without European players this team would still be pining for the 50s.
This one hurts more than last year when we never had a chance.
A Montreal vs. Detroit series would have been awesome and fun for the league. Then again, the league doesn't like fun anymore. No scoring, no hitting and no fighting. No ratings either. Nobody gives a s*** about Tampa vs. Montreal.
For all those kissing goodbye to Z, I'd preach patience...until February he was really good, and even after that was ok until that bastard in Dallas punched him in the head repeatedly...his play dropped off badly in late march and April, but that's partly because our weakness at the back end meant he spent too much time in the neutral zone rather in their zone. His shooting has disintegrated, but he's still a great passer. If he can get his shot back next year, he could have a renaissance, because he still gets into goalscoring positions.
They came to play tonight. Didn't do their way. Enjoyed the season. It wouldn't shock me to hear Z and D are both battling injuries. As always, an interesting off season. More than anything, I'm just bummed no more Red Wings hockey until October I wanted it to last just a little longer.