Take this with a grain of “it’s Scotty Bowman we’re talking about here” salt. But here’s a little piece from The Gazette:
“Detroit is a team that would scare me because they had eight guys out at one time, and they’ve got those two great defencemen in [Nick] Lidstrom and [Brian] Rafalski who make so many great plays for them. You know, how many points they [the Red Wings] would have had if they’d been healthy all year? 115 maybe.”–Scotty Bowman
And the former Wings coach doesn’t stop there:
“I wouldn’t want to play them because, as you say, Howard has had five years seasoning and has made 25 straight starts or something.”
That’s right, Scotty..you wouldn’t want to play us. No one does.
Your fear, feigned or not, gives me strength.