I saw that too. He obviously didn't watch much of the series.
Ya, you wouldn't think that he would. There are some things about the Don that I like and respect, other things...not so much, but if one thing is clear it is that he doesn't like teams with a lot of Europeans that play more of a European style of game, ie. the Wings. Thus, with all of the hockey out there to be watched the past few weeks, I assume that he'd just avoid the Wings-Preds series entirely as it would not be the style of play that he prefers. As the Wings get deeper and deeper into the playoffs he'll become more and more exposed to them, although I don't expect it will change his opinion much. He'll focus mostly on players like Ozzy, Mac, Drake, Draper, maybe Stuart or even Helm if he can continue to have an impact. Meanwhile, he won't mention too much about Dats, Z, Lids, etc., even when he probably should. It's very predictable and I wouldn't get too worked up about it. Don Cherry, Pierre McGuire, and the rest of 'em aren't in charge of determining who hoists the Cup.