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.
Defense made Mrazek look good. His true colors showed in the SO
I have to disagree with this. There were a few good plays and one goal saved by possibly Kronwall, but the angle and height of my seats made it almost impossible to determine who is who, but the Wings D overall was not great last night. The Wings are not checking much at all. The Sens gained the zone at will, as evidenced by the huge SOG difference. I didn't watch the shootout (I never do) so I can't say what Petr's performance was like then, but if it was poor, I'd say he was just damn tired. He's the only reason we didn't get blown out of the water last night.
I'll be representing both Tuesday and Thursday - Ottawa and Boston. Little did I know when I bought my tickets at the beginning of the season how big these games would be. Hope the same Wings that played today show up next week as well.
Wings are the only team this season to shut out Tampa.