These things do matter in the playoffs, I agree.
all these things that are "no big deal" now will come back to bite them in the playoffs.
you know, like...hudler and bertuzzi being two of the worst top-6 forwards in the league? everyone cool with that?
that's no problem when you beat the worst team in the league that just gave away half of the decent players they had.
but when the wings are going out in round 2 yet again? well, at least we know what to expect.
But had hudler and bertuzzi played awesome tonight, you likely would've said it didn't matter because the blue jackets are so crappy.
The Wings definitely have issues to work out if they want to get past the second round of the playoffs this season. But if they can win games while they work out those issues, awesome.