Hank was a champ on the scoresheet but Pavel did so many great things throughout the series. One of the biggest difference between this year and last...the Wings have a healthy and effective Pavel Datsyuk.
So what do you folks think of Howard in the 1str round?
Was he good, bad or something in between?
And what do you expect from him in the 2nd round?
BTW, congratulations to him on his 1st playoff series win.
He was decent. The thing I liked was when he let in a few goals he didn't seem to lose confidence. He was always able to follow up an off afternoon/night with a strong performance. Even Dom Hasek - for example - would have a bad night then shut the door during the next game. So in that regard it was good series for Howard in my opinion.
For me, it's gotta be #13. Hank's a close 2nd... but while Nick may wear the C, the real leader is #13. We saw it last night, after Pavel set the tone and broke through, the whole team responded. Hey, talk about inspirational, he even convinced me to trust my eyes to Dr. Rahmani!
It's gotta be Zetterberg. Pav played great and I thought the defensemen looked really good all series. Howard played well enough to win, if he can play like he did in game 7 all playoffs the Wings have a good chance to go deeper!