I don't think you change a damn thing. I think Babcock needs to remind the boys that Game 1 went our way and if we play our game, Game 3 could go the same way. Don't rock the boat. Don't make costly mistakes. Play Game 1 again.
That's ok...we'll give Boychuk the green light to take nail your 2 starts...oh wait...Z's out so we'll nail Dat's and Nyquist. You'll see what it's like to be the Eastern Conference version of the Nashville Preds...1st round bounce.
Green light? Really. Isn't already open season for cheap shots on guys that aren't looking.
Anyway, I thought your best players didn't play game one because of the sniffles. We've got legit injuries over here, pal.
Also, as far as I can recall... yeah, pretty sure Detroit has won the President's Trophy over the years... 23 years of playoffs (skin of teeth or other-wise, through adversity, injury, etc. or otherwise) ...teams that win the President's Trophy... often go out early. So enjoy that sentiment.
...and as far as chucking knuckles. Yeah, big bruiser Lucic. Grand Champion of spot picking knuckle-chucking... what did he do last night?
Certainly didn't throw any bombs. (Unless it was after a whistle or the game was over)
More like cheap shots to a guy who isn't even looking. Real Tough. Real Classy.
I think you could trade him. I just don't think the return would be great, but who cares right?
Indeed. The only way you're going to get great return for him is if he is packaged for a greater return. In which case, people will complain about overpaying... but whatever. You trade him to a place that has difficulty signing players. Like EDM or NYI ...or to a rebuilding team that needs a reasonable cap-hit. Like CGY or BUF.
...and there's no way we're moving Weiss in the off-season. His value is at an all-time low and his potential if he makes a rebound when healthy is way too high.