As the Predators...ahem...move onto the second round, here's a parting shot to the Red Wings and their fans:
Winning the cup 11 times in 86 years means that you've failed to win it 75 times. And 7 of those Stanley Cups came when there were only 6 teams in the league and it only took 8 wins to claim it. The self-imposed "dynasty" tag is really nothing more than a smokescreen to hide the 40 years the team sucked from the 50s to the 90s. Congratulations on the TWO cups you've won in the modern era of 30 NHL teams. You deserved those, and you've had a very good team over the past decade. But your time is finished. Your supposed "dynasty" is over. Your players are old and your franchise has a bleak future, as the rest of the Central Division (except for Columbus) has passed you by. Goodbye, Detroit. Don't let the Bridgestone Arena door hit you in the butt.