Tonight’s Lineup vs Pups

“Helm’s an elite player, probably not a fourth-line player.  Helmer and Eaves and Draper do things right and they do it right shift after shift after shift. So when the game’s not going your way they do things right.” –Mike Babcock

That’s right folks…Darren Helm – nightmare, namesake…elite player.  You want to question Mike Babcock?

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Granted, that video is almost three years old.  But Helm continues to develop as an NHL player and is quickly becoming a force to be reckoned with every time he steps out onto the ice.  Already, he has a goal and an assist in the three games that Detroit has played thus far in the post season.  You will want #43 on the ice in a game like tonight.  The grinders always play a big role when your opponents back is against the wall.

Here’s the lineup via Khan(!):

Franzen-Datsyuk-Holmstrom
Cleary-Abdelkader-Bertuzzi
Hudler-Filppula-Miller
Draper-Helm-Eaves

Lidstrom-Stuart
Ericsson-Rafalski
Kronwall-Salei

Howard
MacDonald

Let’s do this.

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