Jonathan Toews and the Chicago Blackhawks got to watch all the action in the NHL playoffs while they waited for an opponent to emerge for the second round.
What they saw from the Detroit Red Wings looked very familiar.
''Just that same relaxed, patient experience that they've shown in the playoffs and makes them a tough team to beat,'' Toews said. ''They got some veteran guys who have won Stanley Cups. They understand what it takes to win during playoff time and that's the reason they came out on top.''
Yup, Chicago's next opponent is a very familiar one. Detroit's 3-2 victory in Anaheim in Game 7 on Sunday night set up one last matchup between the ''Original Six'' teams in the Western Conference semifinals.
Under the NHL's realignment plan, the Red Wings will move to the East next season, meaning they will not face the Blackhawks in the playoffs before the Stanley Cup. That adds another level of intrigue to a b...