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Red Wings pregame report: Win or lose, Detroit has escaped Stanley Cup hangover

Updated: June 12, 2009, 3:03 PM ET
By Pierre LeBrun

DETROIT -- Win or lose tonight, the Wings have beat the Cup hangover from last season, something teams in recent years have not been able to do. Tampa Bay, Carolina and Anaheim all struggled mightily in their seasons after winning the Cup. And, yes, there were also some serious ups and downs this season for Detroit as they tried to get it going after the short offseason.

But here they are in Game 7 of the Cup finals.

"I'm very, very impressed with our group," Wings coach ...

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