Is anyone else convinced that Ottawa is playing us like this because of Alfie (despite the fact that he isn't playing)?
I don't know. When you have a player like Neil there's really no reason for him not to. The Wings have smallish forwards and no one to really make him answer for it. So it's a pretty good strategy to run guys and get in the face of Zetterberg and Datsyuk whenever possible.
As Mick mentioned earlier, they've factored in to 45% of the Wings goals. Taking them off their game gives you a great chance of winning.
Helm actually got slashed earlier. Franzens was a love tap...
Maybe. Helm's didn't look like much either but like I said, I've not seen Helm dive like that.
Franzen on the other hand... you could be right.