December 23, 2008; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Red Wings center Henrik Zetterberg (40) waits for a face off against the St. Louis Blues during the 1st period at Joe Louis Arena. Mandatory Credit: Michael Sackett-US PRESSWIRE

Where have the Wing Nuts gone?

 

Jan 25, 2012; Montreal, QC, CAN; Detroit Red Wings fan Darrin Wineberg before the game against the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Center. Mandatory Credit: Jean- Yves Ahern-US PRESSWIRE

 

I’d like to take a trip back in time today. Our destination is long, long ago. So lets get in our time machines and go into the distant past: January 2012.

Things were great then, J-How was a fortress in between the pipes, Pasha had the puck on a shoe string, and we were playing great hockey. I sat in my car one January evening after a Wings victory, and listened to people call in to boast about this victory. “WE ARE CUP CONTENDERS!!” “NOTHINGS GONNA STOP US THIS YEAR!!” Now here we are, one day away from the hockey fans new year day, and those same fans aren’t quite so sure of themselves. Why? May I remind everybody that this is the same team you were cock sure of back in the middle of the season, before the injury plague, before the trade dead line where everybody clamored for a big name. But now that the team had a rough month, and didn’t look too great, and now supposed fans are claiming our red sweaters are going to get swept. I shudder to think what these fair weather wings were thinking last year when the team was down 3 games against San Jose.

I get being nervous, this is a tough opponent we’re matched against, and a loss COULD happen. But that doesn’t mean it WILL. Just because the Music City Mongrels made a couple of moves at the trade deadline does not mean they can match our depth. I know, I know..the Wings away record was awful this year. But didn’t they enter last years playoff with having a bad home record? Did they not win any home games in the playoffs last year? Did people forget all about how bad their season home record was last year after a first round sweep? Believe in your team, citizens of Hockeytown. A beard like Hanks can only bring prosperity.

 

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