That Tatar shot across the goal mouth was perfect if Andersson was in a slightly better position. Or maybe if he was Zetterberg or Nyquist.
Even considering that Tatar isn't a perfect well-rounded player yet, you gotta love how he and Nyquist just automatically go for the net, whether with their bodies, their passes or their shots. When in doubt, put it on net. I think they're the only players on the team that do that.
My family are Wings fans. The last thing my dad and I did together before he passed was attend a Wings game. My mom and sister and I will be going to another game this spring. I've met some seriously wonderful people here on LGW.
I'm thankful for the fun and good times I've had rooting for the Wings. Sure, it could have been another team, with another website and another set of people, but I'm thankful that I have come into contact with the fans of one of the most storied franchises in sports.
I'm thankful that I'm now living in this internet age where I can get to "know" the players via media that wasn't available some years ago. I'm thankful that the players and coaches take the time for interviews for us, and that we can see and hear all about them year-round.
I'm also thankful that they don't seriously suck any more.
Love Dano, always will us Newfs stand together. But it's some sad to see where he is today as a player compared to a couple years ago. He just can't skate or keep his balance well enough anymore to warrant decent ice time. Still a decent penalty killer, thinks the game well, but the body is broken down. He should be on the 4th line rotation, and nothing more. I hope Babs gets him away from Datsyuk.
I saw Patrick Eaves last night in GR, playing with the Griffins. After the game (which was a 5-0 shutout for Petr Mrazek, by the by), we walked over to Peppino's, which is where the guys come hang out and eat after the game. And he was there. So my friend Kathy and I walked over and talked to him. Kathy welcomed him to GR, and I told him I was sorry he wasn't in Detroit, but I was so glad he's there. He was very sweet. Then I told him I think we have some kind of cosmic connection. He looked a little puzzled, and then I said, "We share the same birthday. You're Patrick, I'm Patricia. And your middle name is Campbell, and that was my maiden name."
"You're kidding." "Nope." "Weird!"
I also got to talk to Petr and Mitch Callahan. And it turns out Jordin Tootoo doesn't like Italian food, so you won't be seeing him in that restaurant.