Wednesday, June 04, 2008
The Detroit Red Wings ARE Champions
Congratulations the 2007-2008 Stanley Cup Champions, the Detroit Red Wings!
I agree with everything else. They were simply the better team and the best team of the year. Hard to argue against them winning it.
at some point we gotta say enough is enough with lou, we need to retain our star defenseman somehow.....shouldnt be an issue in the near future as we have no star D anymore lol.....
Adrock: Well, as I understand it, Rafalski wanted to go play in Michigan - I don't even know if Lou really could have kept him? I can't say it sickens me, Rafalski was a key defender for two Cups for NJ.
I just dont know how you can expect to take two huge losses like that and still expect to remain in the elite. I just hope this off-season lou brings a proven "quarterback" defenseman to NJ. While Martin has been solid, I just don't see him stepping up and being able to fill the void left from the departure of these two great players.
What really sickens me is that I read I think on 2MA that lou doesnt think there are a lot of adjustments that need to be made moving into next year....That to me is whats most worrisome... As any devils fan will agree the lack of protection Marty received in the Rangers series was embarassing and the inability to score more goals or have a real offensive catalyst whether it be on the blueline or up front is ultimately what doomed the devils this year....
Lets hope he comes to his senses, but then again your team doesnt make the playoffs 18 out of 20 years by making bad moves....
To be honest, if the current players on offense step up their games on a more consistent basis, the team changes it's approaches to attacking the puck (personally, I think a new assistant coach would be best for this - sorry John MacLean), and the team collectively works on it's accuracy, they can score more goals. I'm sure of that. I don't think signing a player or players alone will solve these big problems.
That said, Lou is always secretive about his moves. Don't want to reveal too much until the time is right. And even then, it all depends on who is available and at what price. Supposedly, I heard Lou was working to get Marian Hossa, but the price was too much. Though, that's just a rumor, I really don't know how valid it is or the particulars of the situation.