You know who’s happy about the Wings making it to the Western Conference finals?
The Florida Panthers.
As you may recall, the Todd Bertuzzi trade involved draft picks based upon where the Wings go in the playoffs, how well and how many games Bertuzzi plays, and if Bertuzzi re-signs in Detroit.
So Florida is pulling for Detroit and for Bertuzzi.
Also, in case you forgot, Detroit coach Mike Babcock used to coach in Anaheim (login info.). I suspect it’ll come up as the series progresses.