The reports of the Detroit Red Wings' demise have been greatly exaggerated. They were written off at various points in the season and it looked like the Coyotes might have had a good shot at knocking them out of the first round. And then, the Red Wings played like the Red Wings that have made it to two straight Stanley Cup Finals. Their best players were their best players while Phoenix's, outside of the miraculous Ilya Bryzgalov, were invisible at best. The team put up with a ridiculous amount of mockery, pressure, and scorn and put together 50 wins and pushed the Wings to seven games. The effort wasn't the best but it shouldn't erase an entire season's worth of good. Travis will have a lot more on the game and the series and the season but from one fan to another: thanks for the hope.