Yeah, but then we wouldn't have the great story about what Scotty said to him about the number 96.
..It's a great number, not like it's an odd ball one...I remember Holmstrom wearing it and IMO, he should have kept it. Looked and still looks much better than 96...maybe 15 is reserved for the call-up position and only used until the player chooses another number...
Former Detroit Red Wings coach Scotty Bowman once asked Tomas Holmstrom why he chose to wear No. 96.
“That's the year I came here from Sweden,'' Holmstrom said.
“We'll, you should have picked 98,'' Bowman told him, “because that's the year you're going back.''
Bowman loved to needle Holmstrom, but he could take it.
Weiss provides some consistent secondary scoring. Alfredsson was a TOTAL surprise coming out of the blue.
Datsyuk, Weiss, Helm look to be strong down the middle and give Babcock options. We expect (to get his) best hockey out of 30-year-old Weiss.
People seem to think the East is bigger.. Chicago won the Cup. (other reasons why he disagrees)
If we can get some luck with some health and some of the players play to where we expect them to play - we think we got the potential to score a few more goals. DIRECT QUOTE.
Way to really sell the team there, Kenny, ol' boy.
Bunch of pro-Chelios talk related to the HHOF. Acquired him in '99 trying to 3 -peat for Cup. Didn't work, but integral in '02 run and 2nd in Norris voting to Lids. Best American born defencemen of all time.
Shanny was premier power forward. Did it all. Helped Wings get over the top and win in '97 & '98.