The Wings brought Chris Osgood back today. No word on if Ray Sheppard or Slava Kozlov are interested in returning as well. In other news, the Wings fanbase of 17-21 year-old girls just went up 10 fold.
I curse Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg for being little bastards and effectively keeping the Wings out of the market for anyone else. If Datsyuk really wants $4+ million per, I'd find him a quick bus ticket out of here, to quote Bobby Ross. He's good, but he hasn't done jack in the playoffs. Let's not go asking for Ziggy Palffy money just yet, huh? Speaking of Palffy, I was really hoping the Wings would nab him but for 3 years/13.5 million, Pittsburgh can have him. That's about 35-40% more than I thought he'd be getting. Nice player, but that's a lot of money to put out there for a guy that's been hurt as much as he has been.
I guess that brings our options down to Selanne and Bondra. Still hoping for Bondra, even though he's getting up there in years (and making me feel old in the process). If they find one more scorer, I think they'll have a pretty decent team. I still think the Wings have the best defense corps in the league. Schneider would be a #1 on 20 other teams, Lidstrom's obviously one of the elite, then you still have Chelios, Fischer, and Kronwall (kid's a player)...and I can live with Jamie Rivers as the #6. Bondra would be a big help to the offense though.
I'm disappointed in the signing of Osgood though. I know he's probably as good--and cheaper--than most of the guys out there, but I really didn't want to see that guy back in Detroit. Ugh.