Meh, possibly. I still believe that its more psychological than anything else. Especially for teams that aren't used to the grind. Teams who make the playoffs every year for the last 20 years are used to that kind of grind. Thats why I believe that the Wings are pretty much exempt from the "grind" rule. Teams like Vancouver and Boston who have had varied seasons of success, there is truth to your statement. So many factors to look at though. I just don't believe the Wings have this issue.
I guess we will have to agree to disagree.
Let's hope it is true because that will mean we go deep and Vancouver goes home. Haha!!
Still, the Wings have played a ton of games thanks to a couple runs to the 2nd round. Thats more than many of the other teams. You make it sound like they didn't even make the playoffs or they were swept in the first round.
At least admit the youth and the better defense helps a lot more than your faulty statement.
nope...that's what you're doing. I didn't mention being swept or not making the playoffs. You're reading way too much into this.
Players always seem to say it takes a lot out of them when they have deep runs into the playoffs, I was simply stating that maybe we might be fresh this year (as opposed to the last two) since we didn't have deep runs. Like I said, you totally read too much into my "faulty" statement.