We Need More Swedes….May 14, 2009, by
Caught myself watching Game 7 of the Wings-Ducks. The Wings are just so amazingly stacked. Its unreal how they develop talent, and when you break down their roster, 1/3 of them hail from the same country as his Highness. Its no wonder the country won Gold at the Olympics and Detroit the Cup just a year ago. What’s amazing about these Wings is that for the most part, its all home-grown talent, none of which were extremely highly touted. Franzen, Zetterberg, Datsyuk, Samuelsson, Holmstrom, Filppula were all drafted in the 3rd round or later. Oh, and lets just throw in Niklas Lidstrom, who has been one of the top 3 defensemen every year for what seems like the last 3,000 years.
I applaud the Wings and their front-office. Simply amazing