A Note from a Disgusted Red Wings Fan

Boris GodzinevskiCorrespondent IIJune 13, 2009

So I'm sitting here at 11 p.m. and the rage inside me cannot be worded. I doubt a heroin overdose would calm me down right now.

That said, I congratulate the 2009 Pittsburgh Penguins for winning the Stanley Cup. I will acknowledge your victory, and believe me, you should be honored because there are numerous teams I do not acknowledge winning even though the books will tell you they did (cough—2007 Ducks—cough).

I disagree with the Conn Smythe going to Malkin however. Take Crosby away from the Penguins and you have nothing. Please, please trade Crosby to another team. Please, Penguins.

Or maybe it doesn't matter. There has yet to be a repeat Stanley Cup Champion since the Wings of '97 and '98, who won in back-to-back sweeps. The Stars tried to defend their Championship from '99 and lost to the Devils in six.

Likewise, the Devils failed to repeat in seven games to the Avalanche, and since then, no reigning champion had made it back to the Finals. I doubt these Penguins do. I doubt they win another Cup in the next 10 years.


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Because I believe Malkin's agent will get greedy and the team will be split up soon enough. Remember the Lightning? Do you? I do. I remember the triple-threat of St. Louis, Lecavalier and Richards. Oh, how well I remember. And now the Lightning are perennial bottom-feeders.

The Wings will be back. Oh you can count they will be back, less we forget what happened after the '95 Cup Final. I am sure Lidstrom remembers that loss well.

The Wings would go on to win 62 games and get to the Conference Finals before setting up the super '97 and '98 teams.

Go Wings Go.

Go Wings Go.

And to Crosby, a personal letter: sip the cold champagne. Sip it dry. Enjoy every drop. Treasure it, for you never will again.

Go Wings Go.