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04-16-2012, 08:34 PM
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Grand Rapids
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I must admit, I have underestimated Preds.
I did not underestimated their roster. I underestimated how hard they were going to compete.
Also I may have underestimated our lack of physicality
. Especially at the back end.
Preds' 2 men dumpin forechecking is creating all kinds of havoc
Nashville is definitely out-muscling the Wings, but I figured that would happen going into the series. Not sure how that catches Wings fans by surprise, though (not a shot against you personally, just a general observation). Detroit isn't a physical team and hasn't been one for a while. No one in the top 6 brings a consistent physical presence, and our bottom 6 is a lightweight on the hitting scale in comparison to other teams. And our D isn't fond of hitting either- people are clamoring for Kronwall to lay somebody out... well, we know that only will happen if he catches someone coming out of their zone with his head down, and we also know that isn't happening in our D zone.
After watching the other series going on, IMO the Wings are clearly the least physical team in the PO's, and don't seem to have the same intensity level. I actually think the Preds haven't been as physical as they could be, either. I hope Detroit can ramp that up, but realize that some of limited physicality is due to the roster we skate out on the ice.
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