Detroit Red Wings Ready and Poised To Win Back Division, Stanley Cup

August 9th, 2010 by TJ Kleinert Leave a reply »

Since that fateful June 12th last year, it seems as if the Red Wings have been plagued.  

After that catastrophic Game Seven loss, the Wings suffered a brutal offseason much like the one Chicago is now enduring.  Over 100 goals departed, and Wings found themselves scraping for anything they could find. Free agent signings Patrick Eaves and Todd Bertuzzi helped, but the countless injuries were the story of the season, and the possibility of missing the playoffs for the first time in 19 years started feeling real.

Then came the Olympic break—the Red Wings became steadily healthy.  They boomed from out of the playoffs to the fifth spot in the Western Conference, and to another 100 point season.  They still lost in the second round to San Jose in five games.  But in three of the games they lostm they held a lead in the third period.  All they needed was a little extra boost. Jiri Hudler or Mike Modano, anyone?

The two-time defending Western Conference Champions had to sit at home and watch their bitter rival take their place in the Stanley Cup Finals. &nb ...

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