Originally posted on The Majors Detroit  |  Last updated 6/30/13
So here we are in the Summer of 2013 and the Chicago Blackhawks are Stanley Cup Champions which last time I checked is the same team the Red Wings had on the ropes in their 7 game series. Immediately you may wonder if Detroit would have won the Cup if they took care of Chicago. I’d say no but it certainly sounds nice and is fun to think about. More importantly though the Wings and their fans learned a lot in that playoff run of what we had on our team. The kids finally got a shot to play and didn’t disappoint. We learned Nyquist and Andersson will probably be solid pieces on the 3rd and 4th lines then saw a primarily young defense come into its own after looking very vulnerable in the beginning of the year. Jakub Kindl blossomed in front of our eyes after being up and down between Detroit and Grand Rapids over the past 2 seasons. Essentially prior to his ups this past season, Kindl quickly became a member of Coach Mike Babcock’s doghouse until injuries forced a make it or break it s...
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