Posted by jstwatchin
on 26 January 2012 - 09:55 AM
Got home at about 1am and was too tired to read much so just got through the GDT. I don't have anywhere near the hockey experience that most on this board do, but after attending my 1st Redwings game I thought I'd share the impressions of someone who took 1/2 a day off of work, drove 6 hours and spent $400 to watch this ...
Ericsson and Kindl stood out as bad even when everyone else played so poor last night. Helm is sure fast, just wish he could put the puck in the net when he gets there. White worked hard all night, even down 6-0 he was hustling and making plays from his knees when knocked to the ice. Hudler is a shooter! Both his goals looked like they were going in when they were still on his tape. Granted the second was into an empty net behind Price, but when he got the rebound it wasn't a deflection or knock in, everything slowed down, Huds controlled the puck and placed it in the back of the net. He needs to shoot more, but I'm just glad I got to see Detroit at least score last night! Really bummed never even got to see Howard at our end of the ice but was almost happy he was pulled and spared the rest of that game. Hope he enjoys the long weekend with his family in Ottawa, has a blast in the All Star Game and comes back top of form ready to start a road winning streak!
Bell Centre was a great place to watch a game (except this one) and my daughter and I still managed to have a great time. Lots of Detroit fans there and never felt out of place. Got ragged on a little during the first intermission, but they were speaking French so I had no idea what they were saying to me! At 6-0 nobody said anything, almost like they felt sorry for us wearing Redwings gear and having to put up such a poor effort from our team. Smoked meat sandwiches were great and the Rickards Dark washed them down well! At least walking out I knew we were still tops in points and know we'll finish the season strong! Go Wings!!