One other little positive thing out of our loss, is that the Wings avoided sending their first-rounder to Florida in the Todd Bertuzzi deal. The conditional pick will be a second rounder since the Wings only advanced to the WCF and Bertuzzi was not a top-five scorer. The Wings still may give up their second pick in 2008 if they choose to re-sign Bertuzzi, something that I'm guessing will have little impact on their decision.
It's pretty nice to get a first round pick, something the Wings haven't had many of in the past decade or so. When we do have them, we seem to use them pretty well though.
Recent First Round Picks:
2000 - Niklas Kronwall (Current Wings Top 4 D)
2005 - Jakub Kindl (#2 Prospect in Wings Organization)
2006 - Wings traded back to pick Cory Emmerton (#4) and Shawn Matthias (traded in Bertuzzi deal)
(Source: Red Wings Central)
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Wings' Postseason Awards
-Calgary Series MVP (Tomorrow)
-Sharks Series MVP (Friday)
-Anaheim Series MVP (Saturday)
-Playoffs MVP (Sunday)