Getting the injured guys back? Is going to mean exactly squat. They're still going to play like shit. We've had (and still have) most of our "star" players. They have not been playing like stars.
Datsyuk, you are not living up to your hype, and should not be on the first line. Period. I don't care how much you "need someone who understands you". If you cannot produce on a line with fucking HENRIK ZETTERBERG, your very own Eurotwin... well, I think that says it all.
Our coach? Is not coaching like he should be. You can't roll the same lines every night and expect miracles. You cannot have zero goalie rotation, burning one guy out and leaving one to rust, and expect miracles. You cannot decide to stick a guy on a different line for one fucking period, and expect miracles.
This team? Has fractured in some weird way. I remember when we lost in game seven, everyone was all "Oh yeah, they'll come back, this will light a fire under their asses!" I thought that would happen too. So why the fuck hasn't it?
Why have we gone from 2008 Stanley Cup champions and the best, most cohesive team in hockey, to sucking ass in 08-09, but still, somehow, making it to the Stanley Cup Final, to losing the Stanley Cup, AT HOME, after seven games, to suffering a rash of injuries and still playing pretty well throughout that, to... continuing to suck ass again. I mean, we are barely clinging to the last playoff spot in our conference.
WHAT THE FUCK HAPPENED?
That is seriously all I want to know. The Red Wings can go back to being the Dead Things for all I care; I'll still support them, and proudly. I just want to know what the fuck happened to this team.
Oh, and on a half assed related note, remember how I was all "Yay, my pictures are backed up on my external drive!"? Yeah, well, that's gone and died too. It's all beepy-clicky, which is pretty much the death gasps of an external drive. I've only used the thing maybe a dozen times. So off I go to the computer place, to see if they can restore my shit. AGAIN.
Why doesn't this shit happen to anyone else?