Checking in from the road, had to run some errands and got a very late start due to having to deal with one of my daughter's chinchillas passing. The vet was wonderful, but she was beyond help. I should be home in time for the 4rd. What's the short recap thus far?
Sorry about your pet. We don't look bad. At least we've outshot them 13-11 so far
I'm not skeptical of the fact that high profile players tend not to get disciplined. It happens. We've certainly been the beneficiary of it from time to time (Kronwall).
I'm skeptical of this constant conspiratorial undercurrent among Red Wings fans. Not a season goes by in which there isn't some new league conspiracy to do some new nefarious thing...always to the exclusion of Detroit, of course.
Look at last night's GDT. Peruse the comments and see how many are some variation of this general theme, "The refs are letting Tampa get away with something that they aren't letting Detroit get away with". It's bogus, and worse, intellectually lazy and boring.
There are no conspiracies. The league lets some players get away with things, and not others, but it's the same for ALL teams' superstars. The refs make calls and miss calls all the time, but not in an effort to screw one team or another.
I have no idea when, or why, Detroit fans became such babies. Our city is the most brutal, violent, roughneck, hardcore city in the country and ironically our fanbase seems to be the most whiny at times. It's gross.
I vote we stop complaining about all the ref/league/Bettman conspiracies. But that's just me.
There's no conspiracy. He should have been suspended for that hit, period.