Chuck Carlton still the best

December 29, 2005

beat writer as far as the Wings are concerned.  Prior to taking the job with the Dallas Morning News, he held the same job with MLive.  He left in ’98 and took an immense amount of knowledge and ability with him.  In today’s game story, he was blunt in his assessment that the Stars may be an elite team, but still lagging behind the Wings.

“To be Stanley Cup contenders again, the Stars are going to have to learn to beat Detroit – again.

The visiting Red Wings’ 4-1 victory Tuesday night illustrated plainly the difference between the teams, the winningest regular-season clubs since 1996. ”

Great quote from Modano, that re-affirms what we’ve known for ten years–that the Wings are NOT the Yankees of the NHL, but rather a team benefiting from astute scouting and foresight.

“I don’t know,” he said. “They keep on breeding younger guys. They come up and fill in for guys who left. They have guys who you never heard of until they get to Detroit and then play well.”

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