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by IwoCPO on 03/28/13 at 08:04 AM ET
All I know is this: one year ago, two years ago, three years ago? Detroit featured three of the best five players in the world. Some seasoning may have meant Cup #12. Some aggression at the deadline could have landed a piece like Iginla (I said "like") and we never would have heard of, for instance, Tatar or Nyquist again. But at least the effort would have been there.
Ken Holland holds on to the Nicastros and the Teletubbies and the Youtube sensations, the junior World Cup superstars...while Ray Shero is dealing in real talent, for real Cups.
Was Detroit even a remote destination for Jarome Iginla? Nope. But I'll bet we kicked Feaster's tire, though...right? One little kick? A little swipe and then move over for Ray, boy.
Tick Tock. Talent to waste, years to wave goodbye to Kenny. Russia's calling Pavel home.
All this Iginla deal does, as far as we're concerned, is remind Wing fans of the "we like our teams" and "the cost was too steep", the "getting ______ back is like a deadline deal". Honestly, I'm tired of hearing the bullshit alibis as to why this team can't be improved. Shero improves his. He's aggressive every year. Every year since '08 he's been daring. Has it always paid off? Nope. But there he is...in the arena, while Ken Holland kicks tires.
Get us DeKeyser, Kenny. I'm looking forward to the over-ripening stories the next four years until he gets to Detroit.
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