I love the perception that the Red Wings are not a physical team because they don't fight. Keep thinking that. The wings can be just as physical are far as hitting and legal contact goes.
I totally get your point. However, I wouldn't suggest even remotely getting into a physical type of game with them as a game plan, legal hit or contact or not. It plays right into their game. Let them come to us to initiate the physical hits and contacts, use quick passes and our speed to get mismatches and odd man offensive situations. If the Bruins feel like they can spare that extra two steps, extra few seconds to put the body on someone, we have to make them pay by getting rid of the puck and quickly and using our speed. All things being equal, the team with the most speed would have the advantage if two guys are tied up on the boards without the puck. It's like 4-on-4, more ice, more room to capitalize on our speed.
Lastly, even if we did decide to engage on a physical level between the whistles with them, we lose. They are a bigger team and would win that battle. Smaller guys hitting bigger guys is okay in instances, but this as a general game plan over a 7 game series, this would wear us down. Advantage Bruins. As Ron Burgundy says, "it's science"
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