Sunday’s Game Against Hawks Will Be Red Wings’ Biggest Test of The Season

December 18th, 2009 by Matt Hutter Leave a reply »
I don't know about you, but when the NHL released the 2009-2010 schedule, the first games I highlighted were those between the Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks.

For many reasons, I figured each and every one of these six games was bound to be a classic.

Marian Hossa, facing his former team, a rematch between the Western Conference Finalists, the old lion Red Wings being challenged by the young lion Blackhawks; these games would have it all.

These were to be a true clash of Western Conference titans.

This is what we saw in the first and to this point, only game of the season between these two teams.

Detroit won 3-2, but naturally, lost power-forward Johan Franzen to an ACL tear which will cost him most of the season.

Now, looking ahead to Sunday's game, the story reads more like David versus Goliath, with the Red Wings playing the former role.

Underdog status isn't something Detroit has faced in a very long time, but damn if that's not just what they'll be when they square of against the Blackhawks at the United Center.

The UC has got to be an intimidating place to play if you're ...

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