Detroit Red Wings Fans, Get Your Towels and Prepare To Throw Them

December 11th, 2009 by Matt Hutter Leave a reply »
Perhaps it's a fine line, but I believe there's a difference between giving up and simply accepting defeat.

Many people confuse being a winner, with never losing.

This is far from true.  Winners lose all the time, but never do so without a fight.

However, there are times when no amount of fight, confidence or belief can overcome the overwhelming odds staring you in the face.

Those odds, are not only staring but laughing and spitting in the face of the Detroit Red Wings.

Beginning with the solid thump the organization heard when it bumped its collective head against the salary cap this summer, the Detroit Red Wings have been hit with one misfortune after another this season.

Let's review.

Sloppy play and/or off-ice distractions saw the Wings give up leads in back to back games in Sweden to open the season 0-2. Their worst start in 20 years.

They played solidly against the frighteningly good Chicago Blackhawks upon their return to the states. This was also the last game Detroit's lone power forward, Johan Franzen, has played this season.

Optimistic estimates have Franzen comi ...

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