Posted by dats13owns
on 01 November 2011 - 09:46 PM
After this historic meltdown, the Red Wings are the first team in sports history to be eliminated from the playoffs after being just 12% of the way through the season. Who is to blame for this embarrassing monstrosity?
I personally would like to take a cheese grater to my Red Wings tattoo for making me represent such a poor run failure of an organization. I'm off to San Jose or Washington where I can get some real success in the playoffs...
That would be me . Thanks for starting the thread though, I was going to do it after the video was uploaded but I completely forgot.
Also if any of you are interested in seeing similar videos for some other Wings, I'm in the process of making one for Shanny, Fedorov, Lidstrom and The Grind Line. Most of those should be out this week.
What he did in 2002 is something we'll be telling our grandchildren about. Obviously, he had a hall of fame career and was one of the most beloved figures in Detroit History before that season, but what he did that year separates him from all the other great leaders and athletes that have ever played professional sports in North America. When a normal, sane human being would've called it a very impressive career, one of the best careers of all-time, Steve Yzerman fought through all the pain and adversity and single-handedly lifted a team of future Hall-of-Famers out of a 2-0 series deficit and eventually hoisted the Stanley Cup when it was all said and done. Amazing stuff from the greatest captain in North American sports history (Mark Messier Leadership Award is such a load of crap. He couldn't hold a candle to Stevie Y as far as leadership is concerned).
As you can probably tell, I still haven't gotten over my Yzerman obsession.
I disagree with the author's premise, but he does make some valid points. Every fan base has armchair GMs, fair-weather fans, and those who simply embarrass themselves, but like a vast majority of Wings fans, including most on LGW, I acknowledge that sports are just sports, not the end of the world but something I am passionate about and enjoy watching, talking about, reading about, etc. As a fan of the Red Wings, do I have the right to disagree with a decision that Ken Holland makes about a certain player? Yes. Does my opinion (key word here) have any effect on the outcome? No. Do I have the right to express my displeasure if the Wings lose a game in which they did not appear to give 100% effort (especially if I paid good money to see it in person)? Yes. Again, is my opinion going to have any effect on the outcome? No. So, I shake my head and hope that the mistakes the organization makes will not lead to a lesser degree of success than I have come to expect, I turn off the TV or boo from my seat in the stands, I throw my hat on the ground and storm out of the room, occasionally I kick the table and break a toe or two (ala 95 SCF), but life carries on, and so do I. I am proud to be a Red Wings fan, I am proud to be from Michigan, but I do not expect to be held accountable for how every fan of the Red Wings chooses to conduct themselves, neither do I make any apologies for their choice of expression, nor do I seek to impose my standards on anyone or seek to conform to anyone else's standards.