They’re done

The Wings were playing solidly, but in typical fashion of other Detroit teams, they snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. It’ll be another long off-season, but even with the expected retirement of Steve Yzerman, the team has enough in place to make deep runs for several seasons to come. But with the salary cap, we won’t ever see teams like we saw in 2002. We can only hope the youngsters keep getting better but not too expensive. Datsyuk, Zetterberg, Kronwall, and Fischer (I smell comeback) will be key in the team’s continued success. Unfortunately, as much as I like him, Legace’s days in Hockeytown are certainly numbered. If the Wings can’t get an off-season acquisition, I can see Osgood, as much as I don’t like him, as #1 with Howard as a backup. Another physical defensemen will need to be gotten if Fischer can’t come back right away, as well as another physical forward if Shanny doesn’t return. This season didn’t end as we would’ve liked, but that doesn’t mean it was a total failure.

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