05 October 2006

Red Wings Opening Night

Okay, if there were any real justice in the universe, would opening night for the Red Wings really coincide with an Elder meeting?

The Wings start their new era tonight against the always troublesome Vancouver Canucks. There's so much to be interested in this year after tuning-out of last year's post-strike season. There's the goalie competition (that could be a drama) between Osgood and Hasek. There's the key young players who represent the Wings future--Datsyuk, Zetterberg, Kronwall. There's a host of young players whose contribution is yet to be determined but show a good deal of potential--Cleary, Franzen, Judler, Kopecky, Lebda, Lilja, Markov, Samuelsson, and Williams. And there is a group of older guys who may still wow us yet--Chelios, Holmstrom, Lang, Lidstrom, Maltby, and Schneider.

I assume that they'll be in the #1 or 2 in their division. I just hope we can make it past the second round of the playoffs this year. Bring it!

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