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Jonathan Daniel

I'm not mad that the Wings lost. No, not at all. I am proud. Proud that we defied the odds and went on to beat the #2 seed and take the #1 seed of the West to 7 games. That's some good stuff.

This season wasn't even supposed to happen in the first place and look what has taken place. New stars have emerged on our team. Howard, Nyquist, DeKeyser, Andersson, Kindl and even Emmerton have all cemented themselves as integral parts of this team going forward.

This was the transition year. We all knew that it was going to be a bumpy ride. I'm not going to tell you that it will be just smooth sailing from here on out but I will say that I am excited for next season. Excited to see what this new, young team can do in a full 82-game season.

I don't think that I have ever been prouder to be a Wings fan. Let's Go Red Wings!

Red Wings News

Red Wings feel a mixture of pride and dejection after battling Blackhawks hard, only to lose in the end (with video) | MLive.com
Be proud. We accomplished something great.

Octopus garden: NBC announcers rail about disallowed goal | Detroit Free Press

They certainly do have their opinions.

Jimmy Howard a hard-luck loser for Detroit Red Wings | NHL.com

"Unfortunately we weren't able to get the win for him" - Kronwall's comments on Jimmy Howard.

Chicago 2, Detroit 1 (OT): Red Wings' season done, but there is hope for future | Detroit Free Press | freep.com

There is a lot of hope for the future.

Mitch Albom: Red Wings eliminated in emotional, overtime thriller | Detroit Free Press | freep.com

You could tell the players, especially Howard, were really disappointed by the loss.

Wings never fold, but come up just short in the bitter end | The Detroit News | detroitnews.com

Think about it. We took the president trophy winners to OT in a game 7. That's great.

NHL News

Rangers GM Sather on Tortorella firing: ‘Every coach has a shelf life’ | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
I think that it's a team problem more than a coach problem. There are bigger internal issues in NY than Torts.

Mike Babcock has some officiating complaints, too | ProHockeyTalk
I am disappointed by the lack of consistency. But that's it.

John Tortorella’s greatest media rants as NY Rangers coach (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports

Can we get this guy back on TV?

Report: Roy to name Tourigny assistant Avs coach | ProHockeyTalk
Bringing in more guys from the Q.

Off-Season Game Plan: Edmonton Oilers | TSN
Will one of the big guns be moved?

Brent Seabrook scores the winner, and it counts, as Blackhawks take Game 7 in OT (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports

Congratulations to the Chicago Blackhawks. You have worked hard for this and in the end you proved to be a better team. Go Penguins!

Sens let Latendresse walk | ProHockeyTalk
The easiest of an offseason full of questions for Ottawa.

Watch Niklas Hjalmarsson’s lost Game 7 winner, which almost lived forever in infamy (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports

This should have been a goal. Although we caught a lucky break, I think everyone can agree with me that Seabrook's goal made things fair.

Let's Go Red Wings!