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The State Of The Wings

Paul for George…

from Zack Crawford of the Wings website,

Having clinched a playoff spot this week, the Red Wings had good reason to be positive at the Detroit Economic Club luncheon held at MotorCity Casino Hotel on Tuesday afternoon….

As for the current state of affairs, Holland pointed to the “offense by committee” as one of the things he likes most about the team, comparing the current squad’s ability to score goals on all four lines to the teams of the late 1990s and early 2000s, which saw crucial goals being scored by players like Kris Draper, Joey Kocur, Kirk Maltby and Darren McCarty.

“When you go into a game,” Holland said. “You’re not sure where the goals are going to come from but you know that they’re there, because the statistics say that they’re there, so I think that’s one of the things I like about the makeup of our team.”

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Having clinched a playoff spot this week, the Red Wings had good reason to be positive at the Detroit Economic Club luncheon held at MotorCity Casino Hotel on Tuesday afternoon….

Yeah. So now they’ll probably lay back and phone in the last few games and slide down to a 6th seed for a matchup with SJ in the first round. Hahaha.

Posted by godblender on 03/27/12 at 10:00 PM ET

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I’m still hoping we draw Trashville so we can get a crack at the Skanks in the 2nd round.. again… I’m looking for the hardest path possible to the cup.  I know they’ll be battle hardened by the time they get to the SCF

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 03/27/12 at 10:34 PM ET

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I thought this excerpt from the article was really important:

Redmond offered a few lesser-known Wings’ accomplishments to the crowd.

“Having been around here since 1971, for 41 years, it continues to get better,” Redmond said. “A couple of things that Ken Holland and I sat down and talked about that this team has accomplished over a bit of time, other than the 21 consecutive years in the playoffs: we’re a couple of points away from 12 consecutive 100-point seasons; eight of the last 16 years we’ve been in the final four; six of the last 16 years, in the finals; and four Stanley Cups.”

And all of those accomplishments, Daniels pointed out, occurred without having a top 10 draft selection since 1991.

Seems like we hyper-nervous, hyper-critical fans forget some of this stuff at times. 

On to #12 in ‘12.

LET’S GO RED WINGS !!!!!

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 03/28/12 at 10:31 AM ET

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