How do you define "competitive"? Winning the Stanley Cup every year?
Holland's Wings are competitive. They win more than they lose. They go to the playoffs, EVERY YEAR. They're just a couple players away from a championship team.
There are 30 teams. 30 GMs.
53% chance of making the playoffs
27% chance of making it to the second round
13% chance of making it to the conference finals
7% chance of making it to the cup finals
3% chance of winning the cup
Under Holland since '97, this is how we've done:
100% - Made Playoffs
64% - made it to second round
31% - made it to conference finals
25% - made it to Stanley Cup finals
19% - won Stanley Cup
It's time for people to chill. You can't always win, but damn, we sure do win more than we don't.
Some people don't understand parity and what the salary cap does. They can't get over the fact this isn't pre 2005 anymore.
Boston was the president trophy winners last year. Missed the playoffs.
LA Kings won the Stanley Cup last year. Missed the playoffs.
Wow, must really suck to be a Wings fan....