I didn’t see the Wings-Blues game last night so I wasn’t going to put together postgame notes on it. I wanted to comment on the idea of playing Justin Abdelkader on the (nominal) top line but, not having seen it, I didn’t think I should.
Graham at Winging it in Motown saw it and says pretty much everything I’ve been thinking. The important part (in the context of this being a season the Red Wings don’t make the playoffs, as suggested by Ken Holland)?
Ultimately, if this team is not going to succeed, I’d rather it be due to the team getting younger and the failures were due to growing pains, not because a bunch of older players don’t have anything left in the tank.