Originally posted on The Majors Detroit  |  Last updated 5/13/13
I know I’m taking advantage of an a-ha! type moment which I usually hate when fans do but I couldn’t help myself after all the denigration the Wings got this past season for a year in which they weren’t the best in the league. Yes, I too would’ve loved for them to get a sniper or signed Ryan Suter and/or Zach Parise in the offseason. I would’ve loved for them to of gone out and get a top blue liner to replace the seemingly irreplaceable Nicklas Lidstrom who retired over the summer. I also would’ve loved Jimmy Howard to go out and shut out every single team he played against like a lot of fans for some reason have come to expect but fail to acknowledge him as an elite goaltender. I would also without a doubt love for the Wings to go out, beat the Hawks in the second round en route to a Stanley Cup Championship as their swan song in the Western Conference. But lets take things one step at a time and look at some of those awkward Red Wing moments… just for the haters and detractors out there.
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