Q is probably hurt... sprained his beard, perhaps. Wings will win this one, I think. If they are not embarrassed and ANGRY about the stupidity of the last game in particular - from the officiating to their own bone-headedness - they really don't stand a chance. I am not bashing Blashill as the total reason they are so ... well, bad. The players have the responsibility out there on the ice.
Mrazek will have a LOT to prove tonight... I am squarely in his corner and in Jimmy's as well. The losses in Tampa were certainly not on Jimmy. Challenge is out for Nyquist and Tatar - if he's playing - to show up! Now or never, Wings.
I was glad to see Abby kinda lose it. About time - Larkin and Richards were both targeted, Datsyuk lost a tooth three feet from an official (shrug...) Should Abby face supplemental discipline? Hell, no. It's hockey, not a prom. The Blots players piled on him, and Abby fought back.
Love how the Bolts are lily-white and oh-so-innocent. No wonder Stevie Y won't show his face.
OK, I was deprived of hockey on Wednesday - out of town working in Omaha... and no way to watch. So the Wings were sad, and didn't win... but they tried. I am home and get to watch tonight. Having sacrificed another bit of my so-called sanity and not being able to see Game One - the hockey gods owe me a big W here tonight. Let's go Wings - take it home tied up, then keep going!!
wow.. that was a difficult choice, all of them are disgustingly charming in their own right... the lines in Contestant #1... pure brilliance and hilarity. You're all amazingly ridiculous and I love you.
this is just me, but I think we will be fine after a rather large elephant in the room is addressed. Who will be Captain when Z retires, which will be shortly after Datsyuk leaves -- if in fact he does leave and doesn't honor the rest of this $7.5M hit. Z is aging and injured and won't survive without his EuroTwin.
Nyquist plays like a ghost when Pasha is out there. It's time for him and the younger players to establish an identity on the ice and play Wings hockey. Haven't seen that in a while -- it is time for a change, even if it hurts like Hell to do it. What I have been looking at is a team with two identities, and they do not communicate well.
Time to put the sign back: To whom much is given, much is expected. This is Hockeytown.