How the Red Wings' attempts to maintain a dynasty caused their demise | Collapse


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  • Matthew Swenson
    Matthew Swenson  2 days back

    Where's Will from? His dropping of certain consonants is unusual, often using a glottal stop instead of a D or T.

    • PushSonyaDeville
      PushSonyaDeville  2 days back

      Look at the NHL standings right now people, look at team plus minuses and total wins. Not only is Detroit now the worst team in hockey, its by such a wide margin, that they are on Detroit Lions 0-16 level practically.

      • PushSonyaDeville
        PushSonyaDeville  2 days back

        Going to Minnesota really worked out for Parise and Suter too didnt it! Lol

        • PushSonyaDeville
          PushSonyaDeville  2 days back

          The problem that a lot of people don't recognize is that the Red Wings played in the Western Conference FOREVER. They travelled more than just about any other American team probably the most. The 4 rings they got would have easily been 6-8 if they were always in the East but sadly we cant turn back time. The best team in every sport on any given season rarely actually wins. I mean seriously, All 4 major sports, usually one of the top 5 teams wins, but its rarely the actual best team in the entire league. Thats proven by the fact that the teams with the wins records in every major sport: Seattle in baseball, Detroit/Tampa in hockey, Golden State in basketball, and New England in football, didn't win the title in the seasons they had those records, not 1 of them did. Same with Kentucky in College Basketball. They didn't win either!

          • Sharky
            Sharky  4 days back

            Was saying it for years, and I'm not shocked nor am I sympathetic, the fact that they couldn't accept missing the playoffs when it was the healthiest thing for them to do at the time has now led them to be the worst team in the league two years in a row. Arrogance...

            • Sharky
              Sharky  4 days back


              • Zer0Skateboard
                Zer0Skateboard  4 days back

                Red Wings aka Team Sweden

                • hot dog water
                  hot dog water  5 days back

                  sounds a lot like the blackhawks

                  • craj13
                    craj13  5 days back

                    No mention of Mike Illitch?

                    • Jim Knowlton
                      Jim Knowlton  6 days back

                      Bollocks. We knew Lidstrom, Draper, Malts and Homer weren't going to be replaced. As much as we love Pavel and Z they weren't going to be enough into the future. It was obvious even in the 09 Finals that the cap had taken a toll on us. Franzen and the rest of the role players weren't nearly as good as they were in the 90's, and Holland was burning the future for the present with back loaded deals. Oh well, SB Nation can say whatever they want to say.

                7 days back

                        Win high draft low will kill you over time.

                        • Chad Valliere
                          Chad Valliere  1 weeks back

                          Too many times, durning playoff games I’ve watched over the years, they had the talent and experience but they never played hard. Very irritating to watch for a diehard wings fan.

                          • BigPileofGarbage
                            BigPileofGarbage  1 weeks back

                            Who’s here after Detroit’s god knows how long losing streak?

                            • Louis Paquette
                              Louis Paquette  2 weeks back

                              I see they are in rock bottom spot this season... is the team finished?

                              • Gitfiddle 7766
                                Gitfiddle 7766  2 weeks back

                                Native Detroiter and life long wings fan. You guys summed it up perfectly. Being a Wings fan was pretty darn easy for a lot of years and it was a lot of fun watching this amazing team. The consensus in Detroit was if the Tigers, Pistons, and most of all the Lions suck?... who cares we still got the Wings!

                                • Nick Booze
                                  Nick Booze  2 weeks back

                                  As a Wings fan someday I'll watch this in full, sometime.

                                  • Raniere
                                    Raniere  2 weeks back

                                    not gonna lie, nor know if it would make a difference - but I wish they gave Stevie Y the GM position

                                    • Pierre Berglund
                                      Pierre Berglund  2 weeks back

                                      The swede era is over :( So many great swedes in the same team. Hope the wings will be better soon, but like you said they should had started the plans long before Lidström quited.

                                      • Stewart MacLean
                                        Stewart MacLean  2 weeks back

                                        gee, you could almost say that about any

                                        • steveN111333
                                          steveN111333  2 weeks back

                                          6:31 ! Great Photo !!!

                                          • Dr Hade
                                            Dr Hade  2 weeks back

                                            that what we love NHL for is the force to rebuild situation.

                                            • Mason Enos
                                              Mason Enos  3 weeks back

                                              Do the bills after the 90s

                                              • Gabriel Kozinka
                                                Gabriel Kozinka  3 weeks back

                                                This is kinda sad. Even tho I´m not a Detroit fan... I hope it will get better for them soon

                                                • VIBE N2L
                                                  VIBE N2L  3 weeks back

                                                  Great vid mate thank u

                                                  • Aziz Shavershian
                                                    Aziz Shavershian  3 weeks back

                                                    Larkin pees sitting down.

                                                    • Tim Barnes
                                                      Tim Barnes  3 weeks back

                                                      Do the early 2000 late nineties eagles because they should have been way more than what they were I really enjoy your videos I grew up a sports fanatic in my house and I was just one sport And it's amazing to see the stories And how you show the true emotion And a side of these sports that not too many people know exist

                                                      • NeffBear
                                                        NeffBear  3 weeks back

                                                        And now they are doing the worst they've done in 30 years. My dad Loves it, we're from an hour outside St.Louis

                                                        • Buff Barnaby
                                                          Buff Barnaby  3 weeks back

                                                          Kronwall is now hanging Drywall🤣

                                                          • mrdisco
                                                            mrdisco  3 weeks back

                                                            It would be great to see a video like this that goes into much greater detail. As it is, a lot of key trends are glossed over and mentioned in passing. Nice production, though!

                                                            • Robert Stamm
                                                              Robert Stamm  3 weeks back

                                                              Watched the Blackhawks put the nail in the RW coffin in 2015. No mention here...

                                                              • 15 DurangoRT
                                                                15 DurangoRT  4 weeks back

                                                                I have a feeling that it's going to be many years before Detroit is once again a competitor.

                                                                • Мирадил Ускеев

                                                                  Red Wings has a bright future
                                                                  I belive🙏

                                                                  • Fishing Essential
                                                                    Fishing Essential  4 weeks back

                                                                    There not meeting there demise there in a rebuild...

                                                                    • Amadis Demitrius
                                                                      Amadis Demitrius  4 weeks back

                                                                      The whole city seemed to collapse after this.

                                                                      • Patrick Yoder
                                                                        Patrick Yoder  4 weeks back

                                                                        As a Blues fan, I could watch this over and over

                                                                        • Mark Cooper
                                                                          Mark Cooper  1 months back

                                                                          As a Penguins fan, I'm bracing for impact for a similar story in a few years....

                                                                          • Bryan Graham
                                                                            Bryan Graham  1 months back

                                                                            Do the islanders

                                                                            • Luke Meloche
                                                                              Luke Meloche  1 months back

                                                                              you can blame babcock for losing the best dman in ages

                                                                              • bradd 91-
                                                                                bradd 91-  1 months back

                                                                                Detroit just stayed old! while the penguins went young which is why they won the cup. and Detroits main down fall was they kept all of their old players not a single young person on that team lmao

                                                                                • Malcolm mloclaM
                                                                                  Malcolm mloclaM  1 months back

                                                                                  The downfall of the Wings happened when Ken Holland's ego got in the way.
                                                                                  This collapse, I am 100% confident, could have been avoided had he stepped down as GM and let Stevey Y take over when it was first proposed.

                                                                                  That said- Aside from the 2000-2001 Colorado Avalanche, the Detroit Red Wings, for close to 15 years, were hands down THE best team in the NHL. It always absolutely sucked playing against them.

                                                                                  • Rick Quicker
                                                                                    Rick Quicker  1 months back

                                                                                    That’s not a dynasty. Win four in a row....or 5 in 7.....THATS a dynasty. 5 in 13? Blackhawks are more legit of a dynasty

                                                                                    • Matt Hoffman
                                                                                      Matt Hoffman  1 months back

                                                                                      Also kinda hurts that datsyuk left and zetterberg retires due to injuries.

                                                                                      • John Smith
                                                                                        John Smith  1 months back

                                                                                        Most of the Red Wings success came from draft picks in the pre-Salary Cap era. It is really hard to maintain a dynasty when you make the playoffs every year since you won't get good draft picks. Holland made many mistakes managing the team. For one, he kept players around like Draper, Maltby, and others because of "loyalty" when they should have been let go at least 2-3 seasons before their careers ended. Another idiotic thing he did was giving players more money than they deserved which ate up the salary cap that could have been used to lure more talent to the team, although one could argue that he had to in some instances just to keep those players in Detroit. Holland also steals credit from our scouts who actually identified the great players who delivered the Stanley Cups to Detroit. Holland refused to make trades for good draft picks because he feared crippling the team in the short term when they were still capable of winning.

                                                                                        • Where'sTheSauce?
                                                                                          Where'sTheSauce?  1 months back

                                                                                          Soooooo basically players retried or got expensive and management didnt have a plan.

                                                                                          • markwest1987
                                                                                            markwest1987  1 months back

                                                                                            2002 Wings team is the best NHL team EVER assembled. Don't believe me? Google their roster that year. Pretty sure Datsyuk was playing on the SECOND power-play unit with Brett Hull....

                                                                                            Could have probably taken Team Canada down with that team.

                                                                                            • Braeden Hallman
                                                                                              Braeden Hallman  1 months back

                                                                                              Detroit may not be the team their fans want today, However you got to admit that Bertuzzi, Mantha and Larkin are a treat to watch and a small glimpse of what is yet to come. Things will once again be exciting im detroit

                                                                                              • broadstreet21
                                                                                                broadstreet21  1 months back

                                                                                                Well at least the Wings don't need to feel too bad. They had a great run early on, but all good things come to an end. At least they won four Cups since the 90s and did their best to extend their playoff streak longer than anyone thought possible, particularly in the salary cap era.

                                                                                                However, there is one big question about their collapse, where was the next wave of young stars? It was Hakan Andersson who led the scouting efforts, finding all the major stars late in the draft - surely, he could have snatched another bright young prospect by then.

                                                                                                • Brinthan Kasinathan
                                                                                                  Brinthan Kasinathan  2 months back

                                                                                                  They need to do the Marty Brodeur Devil’s