Abel to Yzerman
by IwoCPO on 03/07/08 at 04:36 PM ET
Pierre LeBrun, on Toronto’s Fan 590, said earlier that Lidstrom is going to have to convince Uncle Mike he’s ready if he expects to play this Sunday, that the staff will take exactly zero chances on a re-injury. Good.
The ESPN weekly conversation between Scott Burnside and Damien Cox revolves today around whether Detroit and Ottawa can regain their roles as favorites of each conference.
Scott: The Wings, of course, have been crippled by injuries to core players. But I wonder if the end result will be the same—can either team rebound and become the Cup contender it looked like for most of the season? I think the answer is no.
Shocking. Poll the MSM right now and I guarantee no one will be picking the Wings to come out of the West. Heck, if you asked me right now I’d probably be 50/50 on that. Their recovery from these injuries and how quickly they regain the momentum they lost in February is key.
I do know this. Nearly every one of the mainstreamers you read who pick against Detroit now were annointing them in January.
Chris Chelios is up for the Masterson Trophy (perseverance) this year. St. James blogged about it. Thrilling stuff. I can’t find a single thing in the article that didn’t make me doze. Read it if you want. Bottom line: he’s been nominated. Next.
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