Embed from Getty Images What use to bug me has turned into a very interesting perspective. Let see where the Detroit Red Wings go from here.
Growing up and following the Detroit Red Wings when things were so bad, if they picked up and left town it would have been seen as mercy move. That is how bad things were before Mike Ilitch bought the team. He was a god-send to Detroit and the franchise.
But Mr. I built them into a winner. A long time winner. With Hall of Fame players littered all over the rosters. And winning became a way of life in Motown. The Red Wings were the hottest tick in the city for year.
Now in the midst of a rebuild and with losses mounting it is for some strange reason ok. Do not get me wrong. I do not like losing. However, the talent and draft picks the Red Wings have is enough to want to see this rebuild through. It should help fans to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Questions will arise. Such as will Ken Holland see it completely through or be replaced?
Jeff Blashill is facing similar questions. Will long time Red Wings Henrik Zetterberg and Niklas Kronwall decide they have had enough and ask for a trade or retire?
For me this is actually exciting to watch unfold. Better days are ahead. But this is worth following. I have always followed Detroit sports teams. The good, bad and ugly. I have seen great sports moments. I have seen nearly unwatchable sports moments. Never wavering my support or enjoyment of the city and teams.
I suspect very good hockey is going to return to the Motor City very soon. I the meantime I plan to attend games with regularity. You can count on it.