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MUST SEE: The decline of the Detroit Red Wings empire

This concise video will highlight exactly where the Detroit Red Wings “jumped the shark” so to speak, thus beginning the decline of their once pristine empire.

Aside from some humorous commentary on the sad state of affairs that has become what was once the envy of the NHL, an excellent point is made. Check this video out done by – do you agree?

[Note: This video does contain some bits of language that can be deemed offensive and NSFW. And shout out to ESchlasser a.k.a. “UrinatingTree” on YouTube.]

BONUS CONTENT: Mike Green enjoys Detroit, possibly open to return

The Detroit Red Wings are once again trudging on a path of mediocrity that will likely see them miss the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the second consecutive season. This means that additionally, like last season, they’ll be selling at this year’s trade deadline.

The most likely candidate to be dealt is defenseman Mike Green, and although he insists he’s not focusing on the rumors, he’s already looking ahead to next season, and stated during All-Star media day that he would prefer to remain wearing the Winged Wheel.

Luke Fox of Sportsnet reports that Green has had no extension talks with the Red Wings, but wants to be back in Detroit next season.

Whether or not the Red Wings entertain the possibility of bringing Green back for next season remains to be seen, although the chief justification would be that he’s been Detroit’s only offensive threats on the blue line. He’s been linked to several teams in the rumors leading up to the deadline, including the Washington Capitals (his former team) and Vegas Golden Knights, where his former GM in Washington George McPhee now works.

“I do love it here,” Green said. “This organization is great, and they’ve been very good to me. Like I said, I haven’t read too much into it (trade speculation) and I haven’t thought too much about it until it presents itself.” 

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Written by Michael Whitaker

Always at the front lines of Detroit Sports.

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