And they led the league in shorthanded goals. Just ridiculous. Who would have thought that arguably the best PK group ever would prominently feature Ilya Kovalchuk? Not me.
Delete it quick before it goes to BM67's head. Pelletier asks if Kovalchuckle is the best Russian NHL or international player ever!?! Do the Hawks have a chance against Smith's superior goaltending? I don't know.
Some of the old school like Cherry and Milbury are Crosby haters, because they think he's treated differently. The best player has always been treated differently and Sid doesn't have an old school enforcer on his line to be his bodyguard like Gretzky did with Semenko. They're touting Stamkos as the best player as a replacement. I like them both, but I think Malkin & Datsyuk are good also.
I don't know what it is about Detroit, they are so.... stately. I just look at the lower budget, or younger teams they find themselves up against and I say to myself, "they're just not going to lose to them".