Yeah, and you're pretty short sighted to not see that once the Blackhawks started to play the Wings seriously it was over. After game 4 the the Wings scored 5 goals in 3 games, it wasn't as close as people like to pretend it was.
Yeah play them seriously ey? What they weren't trying when they lost back to back one goal games....
Honestly I do not think some of the teams ahead of us are that much better. You look at out shootout and ot losses 12. If that number is 6 we are tied for second in the division. This season has been just full of bad breaks. But ya play what you're dealt. I do think 96 points is the cut off though. It's going to be an unbelievable grind.
If everyone is healthy and IF they make the playoffs. Good luck. They will deep at center and we'll see. Legwand could have requested the move. He's from Michigan. He wouldn't be a bad 3rd line 4th line center in the next coming years. Give the move time then evaluate. For now Holland made the best move possible for his current team to make the playoffs.
Let's see didn't give up Tartar Nyquist Smith Sheahan Jurco Pullkinen Mantha Almqvisut Dekeyser Marchenko Oulette or Sproul. He gave up a center who is behind in the system who might not have seen the ice in 3 years. Give him a little credit here.