The Detroit Red Wings open the 2011 season on Friday night at home against the Ottawa Senators. Although as a fan it sort of seems like the offseason just began yesterday, I'm sure the players feel differently. They had to deal with the loss to the San Jose Sharks in Game 7 all summer long, and I would bet they are pumped to be back on the ice for games that actually count.
Via the Free Press, here's a look at the Red Wings' lineup for Friday's game:
Jiri Hudler -- Pavel Datsyuk -- Danny Cleary
Valtteri Filppula -- Henrik Zetterberg -- Johan Franzen
Justin Abdelkader -- Darren Helm -- Todd Bertuzzi
Drew Miller -- Cory Emmerton -- Tomas Holmstrom
Nicklas Lidstrom -- Ian White
Niklas Kronwall -- Brad Stuart
Jonathan Ericsson - Jakub Kindl
Fabian Brunnstrom and Patrick Eaves
The puck drops at 7 p.m. FOX Sports Detroit will have the broadcast.