I refrained from throwing my shoe at Mule in Nashville this past weekend. Heaven knows, I have not been not happy with him.
He actually DID look like he cared, I have to say. He was good out there, it's like the overachieving Abby/Z/Datsyuk line made him sit up and take notice? Something... whatever, I will take it, let's see if he can continue and be consistent in this upswing. Mouth-guards all stayed in place, but he had a nice little snarl going on out there at times. I also came close to trading Franzen to the Preds fan next to me at the game, for Legwand (their current bag o' pucks). I decided to keep the lazy Swede I know. Hopefully, that was the right decision.
By the way, I ran into Abby and Z in the hotel elevator (separate occasions) over the weekend in Nashville. We have named Z/Abby/Dats the "Elevator Line" and think they should be doomed to ride the glass elevators with us forever, or until they stop scoring. LOL~
I just saw Bert in Nashville, with the team (so was Helm). They looked great... both skated the morning skate with the team. I won't be surprised to see Bert back next week. Helm, probably not. But I doubt either of them would risk permanent injury or risk being a liability for the team by coming back too soon.
It will be a shame if the Wings don't make the post-season... almost inconceivable. Yes, I do think that word means what I think it means.
If that happens, it's not like the Wings didn't try and didn't know it could happen. They're doing their best with the situation. That I believe... not sure more bodies or different ones (for too much money) would have made that big a difference in Year One of our Lidstrom-less existence.