Steve Yzerman concedes it feels odd to be facing the Detroit Red Wings in the opening round of the playoffs.
“It’s not going to be easy,” Detroit forward Darren Helm said of the upcoming series against Tampa Bay, “but that’s the fun part of it.”
If Tampa is so great why are they blocking non-Florida residents from coming to their games? Are they scared?
Mike Babcock is in the final year of his contract, Henrik Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk aren’t getting any younger — and Detroit has not advanced past the second round of the playoffs since 2009.
Howard would not speculate what Babcock’s decision to go with Mrazek for the first game of the playoffs means for his future in Detroit.
The upcoming playoffs could be the last for Mike Babcock as head coach of the Detroit Red Wings.
Ravaged by a stroke that left him unable to walk and barely able to speak, Gordie Howe had decided it was time to quit.
“Detroit has one of the highest unemployment rates, and I need to make sure that Detroit residents are hired…”
“There’s risk in anything you do,” Babcock said Monday after he announced Mrazek will start the first playoff game against Tampa Bay.
Petr Mrazek will start in goal for the Detroit Red Wings in Game 1 of their playoff series against Tampa Bay.