An Open Apology to The Detroit Red Wings: I Was Wrong To Doubt You

April 5th, 2010 by Matt Hutter Leave a reply »
Dear 2009-2010 Detroit Red Wings,

First, I can't tell you how happy I am that we are going to the playoffs for the 19th straight year!

What an accomplishment.  You have my sincere congratulations for all you've accomplished so far.

I am now looking forward to banging the "ra-ra" drum, talking trash to the fans of our opposition and using this space as a bullhorn for unbridled Red Wings fanaticism.

But, before I do, I must come clean and formerly, publicly apologize to you, Red Wings.

Honestly, I really didn't think this would happen.  I thought you were done.

With all the injuries, the poor play and bad luck officiating, I thought there was just no way we'd be able to get back to postseason hockey this year.

As early as December, I was inviting other Red Wings fans to give up on the season ; apparently my misery needed some company.

Now, I'll stand by the evidence I used to support my position, but, I realize now I was selling you very short and doing so much too early.

I kept on turning out my nay-saying, doom and gloom drivel even after we started to get healthy. ...

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