Ok I think I've noticed something about ourw ings this year that I haven't said most years come playoff time. But where is the toughness? Last year by this time Kronwall had about 4 victims, Stuart had absolutely killed Umberger, Helm was a wrecking ball and even Datsyuk was throwing around the body. This year we have Abdelkader playing the body hard and thats it.
I think this is a big reason why we're going to a game 7 in a series that should've taken 6 at the most.
Oh and just to be clear I'm only talking about gritty, hard hitting hockey. I couldn't care less about fighting in the playoffs.
Hits: Game 1: DET 20 - PHX 43 Game 2: DET 38 - PHX 31 Game 3: DET 38 - PHX 31 Game 4: DET 43 - PHX 27 Game 5: DET 33 - PHX 24 Game 6: DET 32 - PHX 30