Holland needs to re-sign Ericsson. He's been fine and kills penalties really well. He still scored 5 points in the playoffs and had 15 points and was a +8 in the regular season. Ericsson still has upside. I think $1.25 per year is a good deal for him.
Take blind runs at Datsyuk.
Don't bother to clear the crease, Detroit is inept there.
Rotating goalies twice every period confounds the Wings.
Play your enforcers. All of them.
Don't waste your time chasing rebounds.
Shots from the red line are key.
Slow and steady vs. Detroit.
Focus top defensive pairings on Helm.
Find a way to get C. Lemieux back.
Murray needs to be on the ice every second with Datsyuk.
Thornton needs his fast food.
Remember, Detroit is old - that means they suck.
Play keep away in the neutral zone.
Work on endurance: Run the bleachers before and after every game.
Neimi just won a Cup: Count on him to steal most games.
Stare down Babcock.
Study hours of tape, and finally figure out just what Holmstrom is saying.
Tony Little motivational tapes coupled with sleep deprivation.
Publicly insult and mock Gordie Howe, Steve Yzerman and the Ilitches.
Relax, you beat them in 5 last year.
I wanted to extend an olive branch before the start of the series and wish you the best of luck. I think we're all eagerly waiting to see how it plays itself out.
LGW and LGS have been affiliated for several years. Matt S and I published our sites as part of a network for several years with the intent of driving traffic across participating websites. Both our sites are a couple of the oldest on the internet, so I'm glad to see LGW is still going strong.
For those that choose to post on LGS, you'll need to register (as is the case here). You'll find the majority of folks on LGS are pretty respectful and good natured, so it's a nice place to talk hockey and get perspective from opposing fans. In any case, I always encourage our regulars to visit LGW AND behave themselves. Most will try and carry their handles over with them, so you'll be able to reconcile folks between sites. If anyone of our regulars gets out of hand here, email me. Douchbaggery here will only incite reciprocation on LGS, and I can tell you that it's a pain in the butt having to deal with such nonsense. I will sanction any one of my regulars who misbehaves here...we all just want to talk hockey!
We all look forward to good natured ribbing. The graphics threads are by far the highlight of the year, so bring it!
Thanks and good luck,