Hey, have you heard the news? Red Wings hockey is back!
Looks like there are no changes to the Wings lineup that Jeff posted in the Morning Skate, so our lines should look like this.
|Henrik Zetterberg||Pavel Datsyuk||Justin Abdelkader|
|Johan Franzen||Stephen Weiss||Daniel Alfredsson|
|Daniel Cleary||Joakim Andersson||Todd Bertuzzi|
|Drew Miller||Cory Emmerton||Mikael Samuelsson|
|Niklas Kronwall||Jonathan Ericsson|
|Danny DeKeyser||Jakub Kindl|
|Brendan Smith||Kyle Quincey|
The Practice Power Play units were:
Daniel Alfredsson has 84 points (42G, 42A) in 89 games against the Sabres, that's his second highest point and goal total against any NHL team. Maybe he'll be out good luck charm.
Kyle Quincey is 2 points away from 100, so it will probably take him 3/4 of the season to notch those 2 points. (If I just anti-jinxed him, you're welcome)
Oh, and Brad Watson is a referee tonight. You've been warned.
|Thomas Vanek||Cody Hodgson||Drew Stafford|
|Steve Ott||Tyler Ennis||Ville Leino|
|Zemgus Girgensons||Mikhail Grigorenko||Brian Flynn|
|Kevin Porter||Cody McCormick||Patrick Kaleta|
|Christian Ehrhoff||Mark Pysyk|
|Henrik Tallinder||Tyler Myers|
|Mike Weber||Rasmus Ristolainen|
The Sabres lineup will include two 19 year old kids (Girgensons and Grigorenko) and a 18 yr old (Ristolainen) which brings the Sabres average roster age down to 26.8 yrs, and makes the Red Wings' average of 29.6 sound soooo oooold, because the Wings are soooo ooold. That's how this works, right?
So ditch those pants, prepare your vocal chords, grab a beverage of choice, and prepare yourselves for this most joyous occasion.