So this is what having your goaltender commit highway robbery feels like. I could get used to this.
Bolts played a great game. Do they have more to bring to the table?
Wings played a mediocre game. We all know they can play so much better. The question is will they?
Bolts meet or exceed our speed, which Detroit isn't used to. Wings have to check, check, check, check, check. It simply cannot be overstated. Backcheck, forecheck, and everything in between. They also need to start throwing some of those good open-ice hits Tampa was so free with.
So are they going to do that with every player or just a star even though I don't think he should get a game....
I have no frickin' clue what they're thinking. Normally stars get the benefit of the doubt, Subban gets a game for an admittedly blatant and unnecessary slash, but not ejection worthy. I really need to apply to be an NHL ref. I can call a better game without my glasses.
Yes, it's our favorite time of year, folks! For those of you who know how this works, pledge early and often. For those of you who don't, those who want to participate figure out some kind of financial pledge having to do with the Wings playoff performance. Some pledge a buck a goal for certain players, some pledge per win, per series, per shutout, or any combination. Get creative! Don't get too complicated though, because it gets hard to keep of. Post your pledge here so we can shamelessly "plus" your post. When it's not possible to add any more to the kitty, everyone Paypals me their total and I make a donation.
Now, all but one year we have donated to Children's Hospital. I'm fine if everyone wants to keep it that way, but I'd like to suggest we send this season's donation to a local charity started by a 12-year-old when he was 9. He spends every single Saturday feeding the homeless in Detroit. I've been following him on Facebook for quite a while now and he's starting to get a lot of press. All signs point to this being a legit charity. Check out the Eimers Foundation here and here. When you pledge, vote for either Children's Hospital or the Eimers Foundation; both are worthy recipients, so I certainly won't be offended either way.