i keep wondering if it WASNT babcock that Fa wanted no part of and its us our franchise maybe they see we just have nothing to look forward to anymore and dont like the direction we are going with all are terrible contracts maybe other FA dont like the loyalty to guys who dont deserve it and truly believe this is a sinking ship am i crazy?
I don't think you're crazy. Well, maybe a little bit. Maybe alot of these top free agents also look at this team and it's roster and think how quickly they may have been replaceable with all the young talent in the system, that eventually has to move up, even though it's been our thing to leave them down there. They can only stay down for so long, so then... as the older player, how much time are they really going to give you?
Secondly, I think people should consider this... The Wings to a great job of marketing to their fans. The City of Detroit in general, is marketed well to sports fans. However, outside of our region, this region is viewed as a dump. It's Hockeytown to us, and the downtown core in Detroit has alot of positive things going on that we all know about because we're from here, but to the rest of the US, and Canada... mention Detroit to them, and they think its a complete disaster, and want nothing to do with it. Maybe that has something to do with it too. Sure, there's great suburbs outside of Detroit where most of the Wings players likely reside, but when the perception is negative, that can be hard to overcome. Especially compared to some of these hockey cities.