I see a very physical, hard hitting message being sent in the first period. Then much more of the same, in a disciplined way.
The cynic in me sees this going one of two ways:
1) The Coyotes come out swinging, hitting everything that moves in an attempt to grind down the Blackhawks and serve up a little payback for Shaw's hit on Smith. The pace is fast, with lots of end-to-end action and maybe a few power plays. It all seems to be going well until the Hawks score off the rush.
2) The Coyotes do not come out swinging. They hit, because that's important regardless, but they're more interested in slowing down the game. They play with composure, patience, and discipline. It's almost like they're determined not to make the mistakes involved in the other scenario. The Hawks score off a turnover at the blueline instead.
Id prefer the coyotes come out and play a physical, grind them down, slow paced game. Hopefully the blackhawks get frustrated and try to force plays leadind yandle to spring boedker for a breakaway and a sweet goal.
Just a heads up guys as I don't want to see any of us get into trouble.
We just need to be careful with what we post especially with the playoffs.
Some editing needed to be done in the GDT in the main section to include a copy from our rosters from here as a result of the not so nice one made from the Blackhawks section. Also, the thread title here was edited.
DT was very non-forthcoming about why Smith played the rest of Game 2, but missed practice.
I bet you anything that Smith has a low grade concussion and is making it impossible to keep him out. It's something that can be hidden from the training staff. Halak had something similar and tried to stay in the game but the Blues have the luxury of Briant Elliot, so they yanked him.