You're kidding right? They were missing two of their top six D-men, including their #1 in Edler. They were also missing their 2nd line RW, 3rd line C (one of the best in the league) and 4th line LW. Sure they may not be missing the offensive depth as the Wings with Datsyuk, Franzen and Bertuzzi but to say the Canucks were healthy is a joke.
I can't believe people are so upset about a 2-1 loss. Not to mention a 2-1 loss to the healthy, best team in the league while the Wings were depleted.
I know Edler and Alberts have been out so long that people overlook that they're still out. TSN commentators mentioned that the Wings have yet to play a full lineup with the players they want. It's the same with the Canucks. Salo was out all year, lots of players missed time here and there as well. When Salo came back Edler was out and now Malhotra is done for the year so it won't happen at all.
Edited by Death Warrant, 24 March 2011 - 02:51 PM.