Friday, May 29, 2009
Wings Fans, Fear Not!
So I've heard a lot of people in the D worryin about the upcoming series against the Pens. Lets be smart about this for a second guys...Yea the Wings are a lil banged up but still, this is not going to be a series, its going to be a beat down. I hear a lot on talk radio about Crosby, Malkin V. Datsyuk, Zetterberg or if Datsyuk is hurt, insert Hossa. Thats all well and good but neither of those players are the best player on the Wings roster. The Wings defense is ridiculously better then that of the Pens, led by one of the best defensemen and overall players of all time, Captain Nick Lidstrom. Top that off with one of the clutchest goalies in the history of the game, Chris Osgood, who happens to be 8-2 in Stanley Cup play and in the top ten in overall playoff wins, and fear not.
On top of the differences between the defenses, yea if you wanna take our top 2 and match them with their top 2 thats fine, its a wash. Now lets look at our depth. Who on the Pens matches up with Hossa? Franzen? Who on the Pens is going to do what Holmstrom or Helm does? Helm put on a show for the ages in game 5 single-handedly killing an entire penalty and then scoring the game winner in overtime and he plays on our FOURTH line. I'm sorry Pittsburgh, this is not your year. You can talk about how much better you've gotten since last year all you want, but you aren't the only team thats gotten better over the last year...Oh and Lets not forget we have your best player from last years finals run. Wings in 5