Wings-Penguins: 2008 vs. 2009
DETROIT -- The teams might indeed be the same, but it would be a mistake to suggest this is merely a replay of last season's Stanley Cup finals. Both the Detroit Red Wings and the Pittsburgh Penguins have undergone significant change, and those changes, especially for the injury-riddled Wings, will continue until the puck drops in Saturday's Game 1.
Here's a look at the metamorphosis each team has undergone in the year since these two met on this same battlefield:
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2009 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS
The Stanley Cup finals are here. Scott Burnside, Pierre LeBrun and the rest of our NHL team preview the action: