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Mike Babcock showed in game 7 why he is one of the best coaches in the National Hockey league. Babcock broke up his top line of Henrik Zetterberg, Pavel Datsyuk and Justin Abdelkader and spread them out among all the lines while keeping the Anaheim Ducks guessing the entire game. His line adjustments allowed the Red Wings veterans to provided calm leadership during the pressure of an elimination game.
Nobody is perfect and you can’t expect a closer to convert every save opportunity in a season. But to blow them by walking the first two batters in the inning is unaccpetable. That is whay Detroit Tiger’s closer Jose Valverde did in the ninth before giving up the game tieing run on a single by the Cleveland Indian’s Micheal Brantley. That set up Mark Reynolds to win it with and RBI single in the 10th inning.
Larry Warford aced his first test as a professional football player before he even knew what it was. Warford, the Detroit Lions’ third-round pick who agreed to a four-year contract today, moved to Arizona to train at former NFL star LeCharles Bentley’s offensive line academy shortly after his Kentucky career ended with a disappointing 2-10 record.