Detroit Red Wings veteran gives high praise toward teams postseason abilities

Patrick Kane gave some high praise about the Detroit Red Wings. He noted that this team can win a seven-game series against anyone in a recent postgame interview which could mean big things this spring.
Feb 24, 2024; Detroit, Michigan, USA;  Detroit Red Wings right wing Patrick Kane (88) looks on
Feb 24, 2024; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Detroit Red Wings right wing Patrick Kane (88) looks on / Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Red Wings forward Patrick Kane spoke his mind after a recent game. The Detroit Red Wings had just capped off their 6-1 win over the St. Louis Blues after pummeling them into the ground. They were able to stay in the driver's seat all game long, and it resulted in a big win.

Detroit's firing on all cylinders, and after Saturday's game, the media flocked into the locker room. One of the comments from the postgame media scrums came from Patrick Kane. The veteran forward offered up some high praise for the Detroit Red Wings, and it's something that should not be taken lightly.

This clip came from WXYZ Detroit sportscaster Brad Galli, who caught a ton of really good comments here from Kane. The veteran forward has been a godsend for this club since he joined the team, signing a one-year, $2.75 million contract (pro-rated) earlier this season. Plus, he has a seven-game point streak and has been performing quite well.

Kane's words should definitely mean something. He's a veteran who has seen plenty of different teams around him in his day, both good and bad, which we'll also touch on in this piece. Kane's praise should mean something to Red Wings fans.

Patrick Kane's words should hold weight with Detroit Red Wings fans.

In the same soundbite posted by Galli that's linked above, Kane makes several mentions about this group being in a good spot. He continued to say that they put themselves in a good spot and have set themselves up well. He commented on the team's depth and how it helps them succeed.

Kane also relates the depth of the Red Wings to a critical piece of championship teams he has played for in the past. Kane is a three-time Stanley Cup Champion. He was a part of some really talented Chicago Blackhawks teams, so he's speaking facts when he talks about the Red Wings' depth correlating to success.

However, is this praise fueled by a 6-1 win? Or is it fueled by feelings? Postgame comments after a 6-1 win vs. a 6-1 loss will sound a lot different. But, if Kane's speaking on the feelings in the clubhouse and his thoughts after being around this team compared to cup-winning teams in the past, there might be some stuck to buy there.

I'm not suggesting that the Red Wings are going to be Stanley Cup-bound this year or that they are going to make a serious run. However, Kane seems to think that Detroit can go toe-to-toe with anyone in a seven-game series. With that in mind, seeing what happens later this season.

Detroit's got a full head of steam and a chance to make a statement with their performance down the stretch. They have been downright phenomenal lately; now is their chance to double down and come away with a postseason berth in 2023-24.

Plus, if nothing else, Kaner's comments have to leave some fans excited. It'll be interesting to see how things play out down the home stretch.