My biggest conceen is where are the vets on this team?
Hey, Franzen leads the team in assists in this series.
In all seriousness, the vets you refer to are for the most part too old to contribute. Bertuzzi, Sammy and Cleary are not playing, and shouldn't be. Alfredsson is like 41 years old and has gotten worse as the season has gone on. Someone mentioned earlier today that he looks like he's hurt. If so, that explains it.
Franzen's goal scoring has tailed off over the last month plus. I'm not surprised he's struggling this season. He wasn't going to get any better at 34, or play any harder than in the past. He's not a leader because he's too lazy.
Kronwall is the one I'm most disappointed with. He needs to play with a chip on his shoulder after his abysmal offensive output in last year's playoffs. He had a great chance early in the game, but ended up blowing it. He's a much better player than the guys I mentioned above, and I expect him to step up at home.
The other vets are Datsyuk and Zetterberg. Datsyuk has looked good, but is neutered with bad linemates (thanks Kenny). Zetterberg is a big question mark. I hope he can play in this series, because I don't see us winning without him.