Win-win for us. If the Wings win, we'll crush the spirits of the Hawks players (who, no doubt, realize that this is our B squad even if the fans don't). If we lose, the fans will go into the season thinking that they are so much better than they really are, and we'll be able to laugh at them when they fall back on a pre-season victory to assuage their feelings of inadequacy after a regular season loss.
I'll be at this game tonight at the UC.
Kind of wish we had a few more starters in the lineup, this could get brutal.
Especially since the majority of the Hawks "fans" at the game will completely fail to comprehend that none of the Wings starters are playing, and will inevitably think that tonight's game alone is proof that the Wings are old and slow and derpity derp derp.
Then again... if the Wings happen to have a great game and take control of the scoreboard, I'll have no problem pointing out to the crowd that non of our starters are playing!