…and not in that “oh, that was a sick move” or anything. Via the Detroit News:
“He’s sick. He came in today and he had a fever so obviously real precautious, try and look after that.”–Head Coach, Mike Babcock
The pairing of Lebda with Ericsson baffles me. Niether one of these defenseman seem to have the know-how or ability to cover for one another, which is terrible considering they both love to jump up into the play. Putting Ericsson with Lidstrom and Lebda/Meech with Stuart seems to make the most since. Kronwall and Rafalski make a nice pair as well. But putting two, young, offensive-minded D-man together has been the recipe for disaster. The pairing of #22 and #52 are a combined -9 so far this year.