Report: Blashill pays HUGE compliment to Leafs

Watch out, Jeff. You're going to feed their egos!

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The Detroit Red Wings take on the Toronto Maple Leafs tonight - it'll be the Leafs' second game in two nights. They lost Thursday night to the Minnesota Wild, 2-0. It was the first time all season that they failed to score a goal.

They are without Auston Matthews, who may be dealing with a concussion.

Regardless of that fact, Jeff Blashill, head coach of the Red Wings, believes his team is in for a tough match.

"They still have lots of dangerous players," Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said, according to MLive's Ansar Khan. "I think they're one of the deepest teams up front in the league without question. Anytime you have a Mitch Marner spend time on the fourth line it tells you the type of depth you have up front.

"Auston Matthews is without question one of the best players in the league already, so certainly that's a big piece, but they're dangerous no matter what. They got guys like Marleau, who's been a career elite player in this league. I think Nylander is one of the best players in the league. They got a great forward group. We're going to have to make sure we're making them defend. If they have the puck lots and are attacking lots and get you on your heels, you're in trouble. We better get them on their feels with our forecheck pressure, much the same way we've played the last four games. We've done a good job of that."

That's quite the praise for tonight's opposition.

Puck drops at 7:30pm ET.