So I went looking for news on Joey MacDonald and how he's doing with recovering from his concussion and discovered that (a) he's recovering nicely and could be back in the Griffins' lineup by Friday, (b) he has a new helmet with a cool picture of the Mackinac Bridge, and ( c) MLive has a picture of him in his new helmet doing that amazing intense goalie focus stare thing.
He also claimed that the Wings got away with having EIGHT guys on the ice. EIGHT! The horror! His attempt to telestrate this showed an empty patch of ice with an arrow in it pointing vaguely in the direction of where the bench should have been. Eight guys, huh, Edzo? I'm not buying it.
Remember when the Cadillac Building in Detroit had the Yzerman mural up on the side of it? Shirtless Lidstrom should be their next mural! (And then suddenly the crowd for the next game is 90% women... )
I'm going to come in and embarrass Michelle a little. Two of the Walleye players were giving her significant looks at tonight's game. One was Joey Martin, who kept checking her out during warmups. The other was Evan Rankin, who, when he skated by between plays, did that head toss thing guys do which is the universal guy symbol for "Hey. How YOU doin'." You know the one I mean. I didn't get any significant looks that I'm aware of (unless the how-you-doin' head toss was meant for both of us).
I am somewhat taken with goalie Carter Hutton, though. This is the same guy that Michelle was unhappy with after the last game she went to because he played so poorly. He looked fine tonight, though! And then at one point he took off his helmet to adjust it and he looked even finer. If you know what I mean. She's still mad at him for wearing #30, but his bio on the Walleye site says the Wings were his favorite team growing up! So I will give him the benefit of the doubt and say that he's wearing #30 out of admiration for Ozzie. He's pretty enough for me to give him the benefit of the doubt.