I have to admit, all the series have been entertaining, and a bit surprising. Teams that look invincible in one series, are shoved aside like pretenders in the next. I have no idea whose going to the Cup at this point, much less who's going to win it. It's totally up for grabs.
I've enjoyed watching "Future Wing Zach Parise" skate for the Devils, I must say. A lot of people around here are convinced the Wings will make it happen, but I'm merely hopeful, as well as skeptical.
This guy is all het-up about it (I know, it's kind of Laff-y, this kind of presumption):
Its an institutional mindset to relentlessly hunt the Cup. February 28th was supposed to re-affirm that hunger. We were supposed to go to bed that day reminded that Tick Tock would do anything possible. Instead he did so little that you have to now believe that it was the summer he had his eye on. This summer. The real Summer of Ken. Parise and Suter. Did you read last week that Mark Howe had been to 61 Devils the past two years?
61 games. To scout one player. To scout a player everyone already knew was really good. The Wings want this guy, maybe worse than any free agent theyve ever chased. Hossa was easy. He came to Kenny. Hull, Robitaille? They were accents on an already amazing team. Who else? Krupp? Joseph? Neither panned out but they were huge pickups at the time. But none of them rival the need we have for a player of Parises skill, leadership, fire, youthits all there and we damn well want it. Hollands been hunting this kid for, literally, years. You think St. Louis was thinking of Parise two years ago? ****.
Money to burn and spots to fill, Kenny. And there is no limit. What are we looking at, 26 million? Spend it. Spend eighteen of it on these two guys: Parise and Suter. Jesus, were talking about a foundation on any other team. Maybe even on this one. Spend twenty if you have to. This summer cannot carry with it a trade-deadline attitude. There is no the demands were too high or we like our team ********. There has never been, nor will there be again, a better opportunity to make this team that much better for that much longer.
Its summers like these that separate the Wings from mostly everyone else, Kenny. The Blues go after the Jamie Langenbrunners. The Predators rely on a Bettman hand-job to let them dive into the KHL long after the established deal deadline and bring back a guy who, in the end, hurt them much more than helped.
Detroit sees what they want and spends years establishing the ground work for the kill. This summer, Kenny. No vacations. No golf with Ozzie. Dual focus on both prey. Equal attention. Equal money.
Posted on May 10, 2012, 1:38 PM from IP address 220.127.116.11