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04-20-2011, 09:44 AM
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Originally Posted by detredWINgs View Post

That said, I don't think ANYONE should be talking about how "great" the Wings have been defensively in this series. This team's #1 center is Eric Belanger, and they have 1 decent top sixer on the entire squad.
Agreed.
People like to call me a pessimist, and I had the Wings winning this in 6 (and likely an easy 6).
Phoenix just didn't have the horses. They're special teams sucked when they needed them and do well when the game is out of reach. Their forecheck and phsyicality have been erratic. Their defense looks old and busted. And their ace in the hole, Bryzgalov, looks like crap.

It's looking like Detroit vs. SJ in Round II.
How will Detroit's defense stand up to a real attack? The nice thing is, it sure doesn't seem that hard to get one past Niemi.

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