The Detroit News’s Ted Kulfan spoke with former Red Wings forward Tomas Tatar regarding his playoff run as a member of the Vegas Golden Knights:
“It’s a little bit crazy,” said Tatar, who has experienced the hoopla for almost three months. “The whole city is behind us. Everybody is talking about it on the radio. Everyone is excited. It’s like being part of a hockey boom around here. This is a lot of fun. To be in the playoffs, with a great group of guys here, it’s amazing.”
Now, things aren’t entirely perfect these days for the popular former Red Wing. While the playoffs have been thrilling, for Tatar, it would be that much better had he consistently been playing in them.
Tatar has only played in four of the Golden Knights’ 10 playoff games, being a healthy scratch in the other six. He has no points in the four games, with a zero plus-minus rating, and four shots on net.
For a player who the Golden Knights sent the Wings a first-round draft pick this year, a second-rounder next year, and a third-round selection in 2020, it is a bit eye-opening to not see Tatar in the lineup.
It upsets you a little bit sometimes,” Tatar said of the benching. “But right now, it’s all about winning and doing whatever it takes to help the team win. I want to win. It upsets you sometimes, but it’s all about being supportive, creating a good environment and it’s all about winning.”
Kulfan and Tatar continue at length…