I’ll put together some more complete thoughts later but for now… As I said before, the Red Wings could have beaten the Bruins in this series. It would have taken a nearly perfect series to do so, but they could have.
They didn’t. Needing perfection, they were sloppy and looked tired. That’s all a team like Boston needs to pick you apart, and they did exactly that to Detroit.
So the Wings are done. They’ll look different next year (I’ll have more on that in the coming days, that’s for sure) but the good news is they learned a ton this season, so when they’re back they’ll have the benefit of that.