we need a physical presence/ an enforcer in this game... I wish Tootoo was in
I don't get why he has not been playing. He played in the last 4 games before the playoffs, played in game 1, and that was it. If babcock trusted him in the must win game before the playoffs, why not now? I am not saying we are going to win if he is in the lineup, but he plays a style of hockey that fits for the playoffs.
Edit: Also tatar should be up gaining playoff expereince.
I have tremendous respect for the blackhawks. Who I have zero respect for is their fans. I have never seen a fanbase so concerned with cheering about how much a team "sucks", then actually cheering on their own team. The wings score a goal and it's not "lets go hawks" it's "detroit sucks". Please wings steal this game, and make the hawks put those parade plans they have out, to the side. Hopefully Kronwall can use that hawks speed against them, and level some unsuspecting players
Why do people keep saying the wings can't match the hawks offensive depth? They keep going back to the season series record against the wings, but I am guessing they did not watch those games. The only lopsided one was that 7-1 game on Easter Sunday.
If the wings can minimize their mistakes, I don't see why they can't win this series. I for one am happy the wings don't have to deal with the ducks forecheck anymore. 3/4 of the wing's mistakes last series were caused by the heavy pressure they applied.