Being of stout mind and spirit, (and a native of the Detroit area/Michigan in general), we’ve all come to know and love that the Red Wings are, arguably, the best team in the NHL. Coming up tomorrow is the start of their Semi-final series against the Chicago Blackhawks. With so much hype surrounding the performance they had in the regular season, no one’s taken a minute to really pick apart and digest the team as a whole, which really, isn’t as great as everyone makes them out to be. Let’s take a look at five of the reasons why the ‘Hawks are the WORST team in the NHL.
Fluke streaks and fortuitous luck make not a great team. You need long-term consistency, a plethora of memorable legends and tales of success, and you need wide, devout base of fans to back you the entire way. Such is the story of the Red Wings, who have always had a rabid fan-base, even outshining and out-cheering teams in their own arenas, still to this day. Fans that hop on and off the wagon when their team is playing well or badly, respectively, are not supporting their team. They’re supporting their own selfish egos by giving themselves something to talk about and feel good about. But once the success fades, so do the faces.
On that note, with the 2nd round starting tomorrow night, I leave you with a resounding LET’S GO RED WINGS!