If they were to recall anyone to fill Thorts' spot on the 4th line, Tardif was definitely the best option. Good for him; he's more than earned the opportunity.
I can't believe he's never played in an NHL game yet. Oh wait, he spent 5 seasons in the Wings organization, yes I can.
"You know what? I go into a fight, I'm going into a fight to hurt you. I'm not going in there to play patty cake."
- Steve Mac