For God's sake, lay off the Red Wings. Haven't you seen that you guys suck this year? There's a twitter account pointing out that one of your top forwards, Sheahan, HASN'T EVEN SCORED THIS YEAR, and you're getting excited about a rookie. If you're ever going to play decent again (doubtful) maybe dump the useless players you have sticking around because of memories and pick up some new guys. Otherwise, the memories will be all you have.
First off, thanks for following the Red Wings. You recognized Nosek as a recent NHL player, for which I commend you. He just got called up on Saturday, so this is a pretty big deal for him. I’m happy for him, and I’m glad you are, too.
Secondly, yeah, Sheahan hasn’t scored. He’s had a drought that’s lasted over an entire season, and it well and truly sucks, for him and the Wings. But that doesn’t stop him from getting out and hustling hard every game. That same twitter account points out that he’s lined up over 100 SOG, even if they haven’t gone in. And he does still have points that are garnered from assists, so he’s not useless. He’s a team player, and I’m ecstatic that he’s willing to work so hard for us.
As to your allegations about us “ever play(ing) decent again (doubtful)”, I’d like to remind you that tonight’s Wings loss was after three straight games in a row, all on the road. We went 2-1, which is pretty impressive. This late in the season, the guys are digging deep, and it shows. Despite the difficulty of the season, it took until tonight to actually mathematically eliminate us from playoffs, so I would say that although we haven’t reached our potential, we’re ‘play(ing) decent’.
Lastly, as far as memories go, we have some pretty good ones. 25 straight years in the playoffs. 4 Cups in just my lifetime; 97, 98, 2002 and 2008. We just passed the 20th anniversary of Fight Night at the Joe, wherein we came back from a huge deficit while playing the Avalanche to win after a huge fight. Hell, we’re the reason why Patrick Roy started playing with the Avs after we scored so many points on him while he was in net with the Habs and they didn’t pull him that he requested a trade. I’ve watched a good portion of Yzerman’s career, and I saw all of Datsyuk’s. The name Konstantinov or the word ‘Believe’ still makes me cry whenever I hear it (Fischer, too). So yeah, I have a lot of memories that I treasure. It’s why I support my boys.
So, you know what, your threat of the memories being all I have? Isn’t very threatening, honestly. I will have them and cherish them for my entire lifetime, and the current performance of the team has nothing to do with that. I hope that you’re new to hockey, and have time to develop this kind of rapport with your team. It’s amazing.
Thanks for stopping by.