Off-Ice Instigating

Detroit Red Wings Dawning of The New Era

And so it begins…

In just a few hours the NHL will finally drop the puck and start the 2012-2013 season and the Red Wings will officially begin The New Era.

“Sons of Detroit! Of Windsor! My brothers. I see in your eyes the same fear that would take the heart of me. A day may come when the courage of all fails, when we forsake our friends and break all bonds of fellowship, but it is not this day. An hour of blood and shattered sticks when the Age of the Winged Wheel comes crashing down, but it is not this day! This day we fight! By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West!”

Okay so maybe I paraphrased Aragorn’s speech in front of the black gate to Mordor but so shall it stand.

The time is now.

Those of us whom have grown up having Yzerman and Lidstrom being synonymous with hockey are having to learn to move past what we’ve always known and take a leap of faith that Ken Holland will keep the Red Wing culture of developing talent that the other 29 teams pasted over not once or twice but three to 7 times; and we will see that the glory days will continue.

If Pavel Datsyuk believes we can to right?

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