Oh, my... I miss that team and those days, so much. Baby Dats with his goal #7 - meaningless at that point, but a harbinger of things to come. I watched my recording of this game so many times, I actually had the announcers comments memorized on the goals. LOL~
Freddy Olausson! Love that guy. Igor, Nick, Dom, miss them all. But, I'm looking forward to next season, let's see what you've got, kids.
I actually don't mind the Duckies, aside from Perry - who makes me want to punch his face in for simply existing. The Hawks... my hate-list is long, long..... I even hate their coach, and their idiotic goal 'song'.... they need to lose now. Go, Ducks.
I was mad at TB when they won the round over us, I just didn't like the crying and whining from their coach. And yes, I was mad because Wings HAD the series in the bag, and then let it go. A great team finds a way to win. The Wings didn't quite have it together (again) in the playoffs. Makes me sad, but there it is, can't change anything about it.
TB should have a massive chip on their collective shoulders, since Montreal swept them last season, round one. Bolts were missing Bishop, who got injured... it was tough to watch. Now that they are healthy, I expect them to win vs. the Habs, assuming Stamkos gets back on track and stays there.
While I was not happy with TB moving on and not us, now I want them to win this round. That way it's more evident that the better team did advance, and we can feel better about losing to them. Weird logic, I know.
I am always proud to be a Wings fan, and proud of this team. They truly did their best, I believe that. I am very sad since this game means no hockey that means anything to me for six months. See you all in October!