DETROIT -- Detroit coach Mike Babcock knows the Red Wings better than others do, and is in position to help correct the mistakes his team made in Chicago on Wednesday.
Although the Blackhawks proved to be the best team during the regular season and dominated Game 1, Babcock still believes in his team.
"I've seen us play before, so that's what I base it on," Babcock said after Friday's practice at Joe Louis Arena. "That's why I try not to go on all these theories that I keep hearing about.
"The key for me is, I'll make up my own mind. I'll watch it and make decisions based on that.
"... When we do what we do, then we can evaluate our game. We can't even evaluate our team until we play."
Babcock made sure to emphasize that his young defensemen weren't the only problem in the first game.
"I heard this all about the D, and this guy turned it over and that guy turned it over," Babcock said. "Who would you have passed it to? There was no one there for you to pass it to. That's my p...