Champ: Henrik Zetterberg for his return to the Red Wings in the playoffs after back surgery. Chump: Johan Franzen for his poor performance in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Detroit Red Wings star Henrik Zetterberg made his return from back surgery sooner than expected.
The Red Wings need some help to beat the Boston Bruins and that help might come in the form of their captain and #40 Henrik Zetterberg.
Zetterberg began skating by himself last Tuesday, but Thursday will be the first time he skates with the team.
Whoo! You can uncover your eyes. The hockey playoff plans that became part of your thawing out process over the years can continue without interruption.
The Detroit Red Wings would have gotten drummed out of the playoff picture a long time earlier had not a youth movement led by 24-year-old Gustav Nyquist kept the team in contention.
It all makes Detroit Red Wings star Henrik Zetterberg a little jealous.
Even the “Grand Rapids Red Wings” version of Detroit’s NHL team has the respect of Pittsburgh star Sidney Crosby.
Amid smoke and flashing lights, a large red banner emerged from a big black box, and No. 5 ascended gracefully, regally, to the rafters.
But the amount of time Henrik Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk are missing is not his fault.