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The Best Numbers Of The Wings Sweep Of The Coyotes

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The time on ice for Nick Lidstrom.

With a healthy and refreshed Lidstrom, a long cup run becomes more probable and becomes a huge advantage for he Wings.

It has always been the theory of the opposing team to hit and run Lidstrom whenever possible and make him work on every shift.

You have to credit Mike Babcock for keeping his minutes low, especially on the penalty kill where it can really become a drain on the body.

Expect his minutes to increase if needed in the next round, but if Babcock would have his way, Lidstrom’s minutes would remain the same.

Then if the Wings were to advance to the Conference Final, we would see more of Lidstrom which can’t be good news for the opposition.

 

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Hippy Dave's avatar

Baby Jebus.  We have more gas in the tank, don’t we?

Posted by Hippy Dave from Portland by way of Detroit on 04/22/11 at 05:29 AM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

Baby Jebus.  We have more gas in the tank, don’t we?

they have more left right now than they have had after the first round of the playoffs in a long, long time.  and they’ve got a week to top off the tank.

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 04/22/11 at 11:55 AM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Damn straight Snoopy.  TPH not playing the PK (wonder if that is why it sorta sucked against the Dogs)?

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 04/22/11 at 12:30 PM ET

SYF's avatar

A rested TPH is the most dangerous player on the ice.  No wonder the Jetotes targeted him ruthlessly in Games Three and Four.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 04/22/11 at 05:00 PM ET

scotts0's avatar

Wow, Lidstrom had the exact same number of shifts and minutes in game 1 and 2.  That’s pretty wild.

Posted by scotts0 from New York on 04/22/11 at 05:42 PM ET

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