Is it time for Detroit to begin a full rebuild?
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01-08-2013, 11:46 PM
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Thanks for the opinion.
I agree they aren't the Flames...yet.
I think the main problem is they lost a #1 D and can't find a way to replace him
and weren't contenders
even with him. Then again Detroit has a ton of cap space I believe.
They weren't? Just because a team loses in the first round doesn't make them any less of "contenders". Lots of good teams get knocked out.
They had a very good record last season and were at or near the top in many if not most of the important statistical categories. This was all with significant injuries to Datsyuk, Lidstrom, and Howard - their three most important players last season.
The defense woes are way overblown, people act like Lidstrom was in his prime when he retired. He will be missed but its not like he played 60 minutes a night. They will be fine without him, and finally are opening up opportunities for promising young players.
They have two of the best centers in the game, and the best coach and GM in hockey. Comparing them to the Flames is insulting. (no offense Flames fans).
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