Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Interesting to see how Don Cherry's rant about Detroit turning the other cheek conveniently ignored Datsyuk going after first Malone and then Roberts the other night.
Doesn't fit in with his usual narrative about soft Europeans to see Pavel toss Roberts to the ice in the game ending melee.
It has been men against boys for sure and that is without Detroit's PP clicking. The only thing to hang your hat on if you are a Pens' fan is the possibility that Crosby and Hossa will get away from the big five tonight. They've played that group at evens which tells you how good this kid is and how good Hossa is. Although speaking of dummies and the stories they spin I am sure that McGuire will once again be calling Hossa Maid Marion next spring unless he starts potting three a game.
I would not bet against Crosby and Hossa having some success against some of Detroit's lesser lights but then Staal and company will have to shut down Lidstrom, Zetterberg, Datsyuk et al. Not sure if they are up to it. Not sure if any would be at this point.
This is it. Wings win tonight and its over.
Posted by Black Dog at 8:59 AM