Former Wings play-by-play man, Dave Strader now covers games for the Phoenix Coyotes. Ken Daniels is the perfect man to replace Strader, but hearing Dave's voice brings back memories...fond and not-so-fond alike.
Anyway, he talked on NHL Home Ice XM204 while I was driving back from lunch and he said the following things:
- He does not expect Shane Doan to play tonight. His participation in practice yesterday was extremely limited and he left about halfway through it.
- Phoenix might sit Robert Lang out tonight to dress Matthieu Schneider as a 7th defenseman. He said Schneids might be used on the PP only...kind of like their version of Tomas Holmstrom.
Schneider is 40 years old, but still has a cannon on the point. He also is pretty familiar with the Detroit organ-i-zation, having played here before jumping ship to Anaheim after the '07 season.