So Franzen plays half-arsed out there, loses the puck in his own end between three other Red Wings and gives up an open shot in the slot by Ovechkin-ing his way from the Bruins blue line into his own, and Babcock would rather take out the kid that plays defense? Good lord.
Does anyone have a major problem with this lineup? I would rather Franzen sit, but it won't happen... at least he's on a line he semi-competed well with this year.
The kid line carried us into the playoffs... and it was with Nyquist on a different line. Of course, playing Jurco on a separate line with people he hasn't played with much (remember, he spent a lot of time in GR with those two), he's going to look different or hesitant. You've got to be able to read your teammates minds when on the ice... so put the guys together that have played together!