Projected TB Lines Downie-Stamkos-St. Louis Gagne-Lecavalier-Purcell Harju-Moore-Bergenheim Hall-Tyrell
Hedman-Ohlund Jones-Kubina Clark-Bergeron
Jimmy Howard Record: 28-10-3, 2.82 GAA, .906 SV%, 2 SO
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Dwayne Roloson Record: 15-18-2, 2.64 GAA, .914V%, 4 SO
RED WINGS Valtteri Filppula (MCL sprain) out, Chris Osgood (groin) out, Mike Modano (severed tendon) out ---- LIGHTNING Matt Smaby (illness) questionable, Ryan Malone (torn abdominal muscle) out, Mike Lundin (abdominal) out
Tim Thomas Record: 26-6-6, 1.93 GAA, .941 SV%, 7 SO
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Jimmy Howard Record: 27-10-3, 2.85 GAA, .906 SV%, 2 SO
BRUINS Daniel Paille (suspension) out, Marc Savard (concussion) out ---- RED WINGS Valtteri Filppula (MCL sprain) out, Brad Stuart (broken jaw) out, Chris Osgood (groin) out, Mike Modano (severed tendon) out
Great article from Bleacherreport.com talking about the joke that Paul Steigerwald is.
A New Level of Unprofessionalism
The best word to describe the comments made by FSN employee and play-by-play commentator of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Paul Steigerwald, during Pittsburgh's 9-3 blow out loss to the New York Islanders on Friday night.
Throughout the emotion-filled contest, which featured numerous fights and major penalties, Steigerwald became so irate with what was happening on the ice that he began to make derogatory comments about the New York Islanders organization.
"When you're one of the worst teams in hockey and an embarrassment to the National Hockey League, I guess nothing really matters at this point," said Steigerwald.
Later, he goes on to berate New York Islanders General Manager Garth Snow, saying " I'm sure Garth Snow is just proud as punch of his team right now."
For a clearly upset Steigerwald to berate the New York Islanders organization, its players, and it's General Manager shows a complete lack of professionalism, respect, and class.
Announcers have a tough job in that they have to be able to cater to their employer, casual fans, and die hard fans all at the same time.
The task becomes even tougher when the game they're commentating on turns into complete chaos, and they're forced with the task of not only trying to find positive light in a very grim situation, but trying to keep a dwindling viewing audience from changing the channel.
Making personal, malicious comments against the opposing hockey club isn't a solution.
Previously having joked about the death of former hockey player Hobey Baker in a December 2009 Penguins game, it will be shameful if FSN Pittsburgh or the NHL themselves do not seek disciplinary action.
Inflammatory comments from a person who makes a living trying to promote the game of hockey should not be taken lightly.
Sorry about the sarcasm, I believe it's genetic. I've been watching the Wings since the mid 50's (thats 1950's) and have seen them during the good the bad and the ugly. As poorly as they have played lately, they are still light years ahead of the ugly.
This. Many of us weren't alive during the Dead Wings era.