Originally Posted by Negative1
Today we also learn that Timonen is out for the season with a bloodclot in his ankle. Bad news for the Flyers
That is the worst possible news the Flyers could've expected. There isn't another player on that team that is as crucial to the Flyers' success in this year's playoffs as Timonen. As I've mentioned at least 3 times, the Flyers only rotated 4 defensemen on a consistent basis. This means that Smith and Hatcher are going to be seeing a lot more time - aka getting smoked (well at least Hatcher). Maybe it will force the Flyers to play better team defense
I think the Stars will rebound. You don't just beat up on teams like the Ducks and Sharks, only to get smoked by the Red Wings.
Detroit's PP unit is filthy though. Lidstrom, Rafalski, Zetterberg, Datsyuk, and Franzen/Holmstrom? Yikes...