Posted by puckloo39
on 03 February 2013 - 10:32 AM
Famous last words indeed. Ladies and gentleman, welcome to your 2013 Detroit Bi-polars!
Interesting quote from Howard Their second goal was absolute garbage. Is he blaming himself for it, or throwing Kronwall under the bus?
EDIT: Nevermind, found a more complete quote on Mlive, Howard totally blaming himself
“Awful, with a capital A,'' Howard said of his performance. “Just wasn't
there. I just didn't feel comfortable. Second goal was absolute
garbage. It took the wind completely out of our sails.''
Jimmy learned from a couple of A-list goalies to never throw his players under the bus, for sure. He is honest with himself and this translates to his team knowing he always has their backs - even if they don't always deserve it.
This game was just one of those nights, CBJs wanted to win at home and the Wings let them. Hopefully there was a lesson learned, but I wasn't particularly surprised at the let-down.
I lost my mom and dad when I was in my twenties, one to a long-term debilitating illness/stroke and the other to catastrophic cancer with just one-year survival. after diagnosis. It was a while ago, but one doesn't get over it soon. This will doubtless affect Jiri, so I hope he has a support system. It weirds me out a bit to know that people my age still have living parents - especially when they are not close to them while they are all alive and have the opportunity to be a family. In a way, I was lucky to know my time with them both was limited. I treasured the time I had with them on Earth.
T, you know I am thinking of you. I know you're strong and will deal with this situation accordingly. One of my acquaintances once said, "I don't know how you dealt with losing both your parents when you were so young." I don't recall being given a choice, actually. You play the hand you are dealt, if you're smart.
You're smart! I know you will be a winner in this game, and will handle it magnificently.
The Wings play badly and floated [insert your own joke here] because "they have not been playing in a while, they have new faces, they have a new coach, they [insert excuse/reason here]." OK. The other team has the same situation, typically. What is it about the Wings that makes them disappear in statement games like last night's?
I am certainly not throwing them under the bus, but it's a logical question: If they are rusty and don't have their game legs, and all the other teams have been under the same restrictions and also haven't played -- how come other teams play well and hand the Wings their jock straps in games like last night's? Ew.
Of course they will get better - could hardly be worse - but I just have to wonder in my out-loud voice what, if anything, they were thinking, with that performance.
One of my very favorite Wings, I will miss you, Homer. The goalies in the league celebrate the departure of your large red butt. I will never forget you scoring from every possible angle in 2002, all while falling down or sitting on your afore-mentioned rosy derriere.
Best of everything, friend. Enjoy retirement and playing pick up hockey with Nick in Sweden.