|Detroit lose Game 7 after failing to score on Ben Bishop.|
It's an old cliché, your best players have to be your best players if you want to go far in the playoffs, and sadly, they weren't for Detroit. Captain, Henrik Zetterberg, was held scoreless throughout the series, and when you don't get enough secondary scoring from the supporting cast, chances are you won't beat a talented team like the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Petr Mrazek was great in goal for the Wings, shutting out the Lightning twice in seven games. His future is bright and he will definitely benefit a lot from this experience. Perhaps he is the franchise goalie the Red Wings have lacked.
With the season over the question on everyone's mind is; What will happen to Mike Babcock? We will have to wait for the press conference to find out, but, whatever he choses to do the Red Wings will go on and they will be fine. I remember a time when people couldn't see a future without Scotty Bowman. The winning tradition that is so deeply rooted in Detroit will carry on with a new coach. If Mike Babcock is motivated to stay with Detroit, I hope he will. If not, then both parties will be better off if he takes on a new team.