Chicago's position at the end of the season is major here. I'm not going to trust a goalie to play in the playoffs if the only action he sees is two skeleton crew games preserving players for the playoffs.
Edit: What am I saying. I'm not trusting Osgood to do anything more this season, he's done.
But really, that will be a great game to be at. The Joe shall be filled with Maple Laugh fans I am sure. Maybe the 3rd period Wings from last night will show and send them back to TO crying in their Gilmour jerseys.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Red Wings on Wednesday recalled right wing Jan Mursak from the Grand Rapids Griffins.
Mursak, 23, makes his third trip to Detroit this season, after netting one goal and logging an average of 8:13 in ice time through 17 games over two previous stints (14 games from Dec. 27-Jan. 26, three from Feb. 2-5).
The second native of Slovenia to play in the NHL (Los Angeles’ Anze Kopitar), Mursak currently ranks among the Griffins’ leaders with 11 goals (T5th), 17 assists (7th) and 28 points (6th) through 39 games. He has tallied four assists in four outings with Grand Rapids since returning from his latest recall to Detroit.
Mursak will be available for action on Thursday when the Red Wings host the Dallas Stars at 7:30 p.m.
None of the injuries are serious. Babcock said if this were the playoffs, "they'd be playing.'' "That's why I'm not a doctor or a therapist. I don't have to make these decisions,'' Babcock said. "I always tell the guys once the playoffs start I'm the team doctor. Until then, we got people who make those professional decisions.''
The following are archives for Wings games that will open in a new flash player window. These are not hosted by me, but the NHL and streamed on demand by their servers. I figure I'd share these while it's still possible, so sometime in the future be it in weeks, months or seasons they will cease to work....so watch them while you can.
I will be updating this post as the season goes on; new games tend to be up anywhere from 30 minutes to 24 hours after they've been played before they become archives.
I will also be adding posts in this thread of past playoffs and seasons, so eventually nearly every Wings game through the 07/08 season will be posted. Again I don't know how long this will last.
Due to this being a long list I'm generating in excel there could be some errors, or the rare chance there is no archive of the game. Just ask me to look at a certain game should you find one not working and I'll look into it.
I'm not sure of the best way to lay this out, so I'm just doing a simple list. If you have any suggestions, please share.
Red Wings Archives of the 2010 Playoffs No longer updating this list, moved to my site....see my profile.
Red Wings Archives of the 09/10 Season No longer updating this list, moved to my site....see my profile.
Braden Holtby Record: 9-2-2, 1.95 GAA, .930 SV%, 1 SO
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Jimmy Howard Record: 33-13-5, 2.77 GAA, .908 SV%, 2 SO
CAPITALS Michal Neuvirth (face) questionable, Semyon Varlamov (knee) out, Nicklas Backstrom (thumb) out, Jason Arnott (undisclosed) out, Mike Green (head) out, Tom Poti (groin) out ---- RED WINGS None reported
On Deck 3/17, Red Wings at Blue Jackets ; 7:00 EST
That would be like me saying, "Gee, I hope Dats doesn't ask for $3 million per for his next contract." It just as ridiculous as Lidstrom asking to play for what any rational person knows to be peanuts. So the point is....why even say it?
How is it absurd to hope when the outcome is unknown? He could very well ask for less than you think he deserves 'just because'. The only thing bordering absurd is your willingness to squash hope. You hope squasher.
Don't you have enough power on this board? Now you wanna police hope too?