Seriously, it is one game! STEP AWAY FROM THE LEDGE!!!!
I'm the last one to be on the ledge. I'm WATCHING Columbus do to Nashville what STL is doing to Detroit and we know how Nashville plays too. Unless Detroit figures out something and fast, they aren't beating anyone in the division.
The Wings have lost too much and it's too much for Z and Datsyuk to handle on their own. This team has the least amount of talent on it since the mid 80s at the very least, so yes, it's not far off to say this is the worst Wings team in nearly 30 years. Reality, it sucks, doesn't it?
Sorry lets try that again, I vomited in my mouth. If I were a Pens fan, I would still be sick of it always being The Crosby Show. There are a lot of other guys on that team, and last time I checked Crosby doesn't play wing, center, D, and goalie on all four lines. It would get old.
Please, NHL, NBC, WHOEVER stop shoving Crosby down my throat. You're gonna get the bill for my treatment of tonsil herpes.
Here's the deal though - a great deal of the Penguins fanbase idolize the pedophile-enabling Joe Pedterno as well. So some hero-worshipping is already deeply engrained within their fanbase.
I still don't see that, the owners are businessmen and they know that they lost a lot of good will with the fans the last lockout, another lockout they may as well trade their NHL teams for WNBA teams.
Never underestimate the collective stupidity of a group of people who have money to burn.
Good post Richdg. I wouldn't worry about all the neggs you get on the comments. Since I've been here, I have noticed many a Wing fan either incapable or unwilling to face the fact that it will soon be time to rebuild and that we aren't a dynasty anymore. Sadly, even when you give them the facts and throw the numbers in their faces, you still wont get them to be realistic about it. Of course we all want to see Detroit be a dominant force in the league and compete for cups year after year. But when you look at the facts and look at the numbers, it's not there and it's easy to see the decline. Thanks for the reality check.
I think you are mostly correct, but until they don't make the playoffs and/or accumulate 100 points in the regular season, the dynasty is still intact, although it's power is clearly waning.
The Wings need an infusion of youth and talent in the top 6. I think any Wings fan should be able to see that.
If this is your last game in a Wings jersey, thank you for making literally 2/3rds of my life enjoyable from October to May almost every single year. An epitome of physical and mental clarity and consistency. If you do go, you will be greatly missed on the ice and in the locker room.
I'm happy when we win, but that doesn't mean I need to throw a temper tantrum when we don't. Then again I'm not the type of guy to freak out about things that don't have any real affect on the quality of my life whatsoever.
Anyway, enjoy the beers you're obviously drinking and please don't beat anyone up tonight if the Wings lose. Just breath deep and remember that a bad powerplay isn't an excuse for being a bad spouse or parent.
I haven't had a beer in nearly 2 full years.
As for the rest of it, I bet you don't get upset when seeing the complete lack of passion out there on the ice. Temper tantrum?
Sure thing, you're probably the one kicking the wife and throwing the cat around.
trade Franzen, a 1st round pick and a bag of used pucks to the CBJ for Nash, get someone who doesn't whiff on every shot from the blueline like Kronwall and for the love of Christ find someone to take Hudler.
I said that in the middle of the home winning streak - it was all smoke and mirrors and puck luck.
This team has been two players short all year, did absolutely nothing but stupid s*** at the deadline and is going to lose the best defenseman in franchise history to retirement and there is absolutely NO ONE available to take his place.
Next season is going to be a LOONNNGGGG season...the Central is going to remain tough, and the Wings will be entering a rebuilding phase right during it.