Pre-series thread: Detroit/Calgary
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04-21-2004, 09:57 AM
Join Date: Jan 2003
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If the Flames defence can knock Datsyuk and Zetterberg around early in the series it will throw them off their game. Once that happens the Flames will have a good chance. Face offs will continue to be a factor in this series, especially with Schneider and Lidstrom at the point.
Knock around Datsyuk? I really hope they try.. If Calgary starts running at Dats, jockstraps will fly and the puck will end up in the back of the net. I'd say Calgary is better off just trying to keep shots from the outside, controlling rebounds, and matching fast forwards against Detroit's slower D.
As for Zetterberg, he's a lot tougher than you'd think.
Detroit's gameplan will be to try to slow the pace of the game way down like they were able to do against Nashville in the last two games of that series.
People have mentioned Chelios and Hatcher being prone to taking dumb penalties, but Shanahan and Fischer are the guys I'm concerned about.
Should be a great series, could go either way.
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