Found March 03, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
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Given fans' reactions to an exchange at the very end of Red Wings coach Mike Babcock's press conference, conducted after the Wings' 2-1 shootout loss to Chicago--as I happened to mention on Twitter--you'd think that Mike Babcock signed his epitaph. 97.1 the Ticket's Mike Stone asked Babcock if he'd thought about placing Tomas Tatar and Joakim Andersson alongside Pavel Datsyuk (instead of Justin Abdelkader and Danny Cleary), and Babcock simply said, "No...Who else? See you guys," ending his presser. Now I'm a Wings fan, too, and I'm wondering whether Babcock's simply giving Danny Cleary the rope with which to either save his spot on this year's team, to give Justin Abdelkader an honest chance to earn a top-six spot as a "net front guy," and whether he simply feels that Tomas Tatar and Joakim Andersson (who played the least amount of time of any Wings players on Sunday) are better-suited to playing together... Co...
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  • Helm, Totoo, and Abdelkader as the fourth line/ checking line when Helm is able to play. I agree with moving Cleary off the second line. Play him on the third line with Miller and Eaves.Andersson and Tatar with Pavel. Who knows when Bert will be able to play. Filpula is an underperformer. Nyquist deserves to play. Package Filpula and Mursak for a draft choice. Abdelkader will thrive on the fourth line as a checker. He has no hands or knack around the net.
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