I thought Sproul and Oulette looked okay. A lot of D mistakes from Sproul but man does that kid jump into the play. Oulette bigger than Sproul was more physical. The best defenseman in the first for the Wings was Smith. No doubt why he doesn't play all 3 situations is beyond me. Probably has to do with conditioning because his instincts on the PK are great.
No absolutely not. Roy is an outstanding coach, obviously look at the team. But the fact that Bab's has had to deal with 400 plus man games lost to key players and they are going to the playoffs is the reasoning for him to be tapped as the Jack Adams Award winner for 2014
Detroit has one very huge advantage over every team in the league and that is coaching. There is no doubt Babcock is the best coach in the league. Look what he's done for the kids this year. Look what he's done without his top goalie his captain, his best player, his best penalty killer, his best goal scorer, for long stretches this year. He should be coach of the year but he won't be. This guys hockey IQ gives the Wings an advantage over whomever they play in the playoffs.