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01-23-2013, 03:08 AM
The Zetterberg Era
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Milwaukee, WI
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Sadly, Detroit has a bunch of bandwagon fans. The current fan base hasn't had to endure any real hardship, so they will probably bail at the 1st sign of trouble.
I will stick around, but hardcore NHL fans are an extreme minority. This isn't Toronto.
I really hope Holland isn't doing this because Illitch wants to make as much money as possible. The guy already owns half of Detroit, he can live without the Joe being packed every night.
Rebuild and make it as quick and painless as possible. 2-3 years before they are a playoff team, and 4-5 years before they are contending for the cup.
Are you actually old enough to remember the 80's. Granted I was young but this idea that everything should be blown up is also interesting. It is unlikely to happen soon enough as some hope to cash in. You're at the fate of your draft year and the luck of the lottery. This year appears to be the year to get there, but that would be very hard to do without injuries to the big guns or shipping Datsyuk out tomorrow.
Changes need to be made in how we operate more than likely of this a lot of us agree. But the men in this organization didn't become idiots over night. This hair trigger mentality running around here is dangerous.
This needs to be done correctly. Rapid decisions lead to errors. There is nothing to insure we are Pittsburgh or Chicago and not some of the other unfortunate teams that have attempted the bottom out method. Sure we have money and we like to believe this is still a destination and the Original six and history will save us from the dark ages of Ned, but that is far from a certain outcome either.
They need to make smart decisions and a lot of them hard decisions. We look to be sellers but guess what we do so with a bunch of guys that have Stanley Cup champion on their resume. We are not Calgary in that regard and I really disagree with that team constantly being trotted out. Aside from a big run right before the lockout they have since the mid 90's been constructed in an odd way apart from how normal teams win.
Strong management, strong coaching, plan execution, a wealth of homegrown players, and strong down the middle. Some are not always spot on, but they are there in spades compared to what Calgary has been doing.
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