In Red Wing Land
Detroit — Patience and pain. The Red Wings are preaching the former, while preparing for the latter.
The problem is, the more patient you are in a rebuild, the longer the pain could last. This will not be easy or quick, and GM Ken Holland knows it. But he still must try to accelerate the process, because collecting third- and fourth-round draft picks is an agonizing, slow way to go.
If Ken Holland wants to be bold and make a daring move, then let’s freakin’ go. Sign me up. It might be his last opportunity to make a significant difference for this franchise, so why not try to go down swinging? I’d rather go for the walk-off home run than hit a few singles before ultimately grounding into an inning-ending double play.
Around the League
An emotional Roberto Luongo addresses the home crowd prior to tonight's game, saying he is inspired by how the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas have responded after the school shooting last Wednesday. #MSDStrong #NHL #FlaPanthers #OneTerritory pic.twitter.com/KV1ERJvr7l— FOX Sports Florida (@FOXSportsFL) February 23, 2018
Roberto Luongo is a class act.