Originally posted on The Majors Detroit  |  Last updated 5/15/13
I am a hockey outsider. I have never set foot inside a rink to play a game. I have only ever been on ice skates twice. Most of you may use these facts to discredit me, however I believe this gives me a clearer perspective on the subject. I am not wearing red and white glasses. I am willing to force feed you the medicine that you must take as a fan base, after all you need it so very badly. I have heard time and time again that “We are the Red Wings, we don’t rebuild”. I hate to break it to you Red Wings fans, you play in a salary cap sport.  A franchise has to be burnt to the ground at some point and come back stronger, it is just the nature of the beast. The Red Wings have been the exception to the rule for over two decades. Do not think that they are something special, rather they have just been very lucky for a generation of hockey. I am willing to argue with you players like Henrik Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk were more luck that miracles of scouting. If Ken Holland really knew ...
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