Cmon man, you know how it is? You have a friend you make fun of and it's all good, but the moment someone else outside of the group tries to make fun of him you dont find it amusing. WE get to rip on the Wings. Not some random non hockey market that wins one cup and suddenly their fan base acts like they are the most intelligent and passionate hockey fans on the planet.
I get ya.
But with all the discontent among Wings fans during this off-season, the other teams smell blood. They've been waiting for the Wings to fall to Earth for 20 damn years.
I'm surprised that some people are taking these comments literally. It's obviously sarcastic banter.
Wouldn't taking them literally mean actually believing the Wings offered to send a team of banner raising experts to LA for their opener and that LA Rebuffed the offer because they have a fancy new banner raising machine that didn't exist 4 years ago?
I don't think anyone has taken the comments literally, at all, anywhere in the world.
Well a lot of the Wings own fan-base seems to be taking this jab all off-season. So I guess it doesn't surprise me. Heck the LA Kings didn't even get to reign all year in their own market the Lakers go out and get Nash and Howard and they are once again back page news.
Yup. They have. And rightfully so.
The team may make the playoffs - it may not. It doesn't really matter either way because it would be another first round exit if they do manage to slide in.
But man - at least we have the past to live on. Screw success, all we need is the memories of the good ole days.
...but the future is for young players and for the first time in a forever the Wings are going to be forced to lean on several young players. If you believe those young players have the skills and have been properly prepared(and I do) then there's no reason to believe the sky is falling.