Freep: Babcock wants more out of 3rd, 4th lines

Coach Mike Babcock reissued his challenge to the Detroit Red Wings’ bottom six forwards this morning at Jobing.com Arena, where the Wings hope to level their first-round series against the Coyotes in Game 2 tonight.

Babcock has made a small change to the third and fourth lines, putting Dan Cleary with Darren Helm and Drew Miller, and using Justin Abdelkader between Kris Draper and Patrick Eaves.

“What we thought is, our bottom six forwards in the game last game had no physical play,” Babcock said. “They had no grind time, weren’t hard enough on their defense. To me, we’ve got to be harder on their defense. So there’s a number of things we’ve got to do: We’ve got to get through the middle of the ice quicker, but we’ve got to be harder to play against. Abby is a big, heavy guy, and we’d like to bang some bodies, if we possibly can, in their zone.

Read entire article by clicking here

Advertisements

One Response to “Freep: Babcock wants more out of 3rd, 4th lines”

  1. Ant Says:

    I’m a BIG Detroit fan! This deffinetly caught my eye!!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: