from Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press,
Ville Husso and David Perron spend games talking to one another while ensconced on their respective sofas. Their allegiances lie elsewhere now, but their interest lingers.
The coming week figures to be emotional for the two friends, with the Detroit Red Wings facing their former team, the St. Louis Blues, twice: On the road Tuesday and at home Thursday.
"It’s going to be nice," Husso said. "I have a lot of good memories there and a lot of good friends. It felt like home. I got drafted by them, went through East Coast, AHL, all the way to the NHL. All good things there. I’m a little nervous, for sure, but it’s going to be fun to play back-to-back games against them."
Husso and Perron are among four former Blues now calling Detroit home. They've improved the Wings at every position — Husso in goal, Perron and Robby Fabbri up front, and Jake Walman on defense — and strengthened the rebuild short-term and longer-term. When they aren't dressed in red and white, they still keep up with their former colors.
"Me and Perron, we still watch Blues games and we even sometimes chat during the games when we watch them, and Wally and Fabbs," Husso said. "It’s a connection, for sure."
And in the meantime, Vrana continues to rack up points for St. Louis... 4-1-5 in 6 games averaging only 14 mins of ice time.
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