Maybe they get lucky and Cleary goes the Rafalski route and hangs them up for health reasons? Though he has been playing his ass off in this series so it makes me believe that he still has the desire to play.
Just a thought.
Maybe they get even luckier and Hudler decides to do that
The series is over guys just give it up and stop being a HOMER.
Tell me how you call yourself a fan. Do you have any optimism at the beginning of the season? Are you only happy if your team is loaded with superstars?
You called this team a failure when they lost in Game 7 in 2009 because that was the one time you got to see them live. Well boo hoo how about all the real fans that would love to take a trip to the Joe to see their team? You say you won't go to the Joe unless they have a legit chance at winning the Cup. I live in St Louis and I would pay a lot of money to just go see a regular season game in Detroit. You aren't a fan, you just want to be associated with a winner so you get upset when the team doesn't go 82-0 and sweep the playoffs
I am a STH of the Nashville Predators and I have never seen anyone trash the arena. How so do you account for this claim?
Also a fan base that is loyal? The Nashville Predators fans rallied and damn near rioted when they even thought about moving the team and helped it stay put and it has thrived ever sense garnering tons of respect along the years across the league.
When I think of loyal Red Wings fans I think about seeing them get up and leave during Game 3 with plenty of time to try and mount a come back attempt. Never, unless the game was just ridiculously out of reach late in the 3rd have I seen Predator fans leaving. Especially with it being a playoff game! Shame...
Apparently you missed the first two games because everyone here can tell you they were throwing their towels on the ice after both games.
Your team has no history, they are relatively new and therefore can generate a lot of excitement just because they do pretty good every year, don't, even for a second, think they know anything about hockey that a Detroit fan doesn't.