and look at the long term goals of the franchise. I think management is doing a pretty good job. Look at where this franchise was a few years ago and look at where they are now. Sure there have been some mistakes but all teams make mistakes when it comes to trades, signings or draftting.
It's nice to have prospects you can give up in order to add pieces to reaching the ultimate goal of winning the cup. Would you rather be a fan of teams like anaheim, carolina, tampa etc who got lucky and won a cup only to be crappy for years after or a team like detroit. They did it right and were competative for years and years.