As much as I love our Wings, yadda yadda.... i cannot see the West taking the Cup this year. All I see are creampuff SOFT defenses. save for maybe Nashville, the big brutish teams out East will eat this up whomever they meet.
To hell with the Cup, I want to see them score a goal.
It all started last game with a bordlerine hit by Talbot on Comeau. Martin went after him and in a blow out game tempers just got heated after that. Two teams with more then enough guys willing to fight and with bad blood.
Anyone who calls this disgraceful or bad for hockey is a complete hypocrite, this is no different from the wings avs back in teh day really in those big brawls
I don't know if I'd compare it to Wings-Avs from back in the day, but this was fun as hell to watch.
If the NHL had a bit more of this (maybe not 300 minutes in penalties, but more willingness to fight it out a bit) MAYBE this league wouldn't be rivaling the MLS in the ratings...
Given this repetitive garbage with Ovie - Crysby and that this is going to be played on New Year's Day, if the college football season works out in such a way, this game may not even be the most watched in Pittsburgh, much less during that day.
College Football is king on New Years' Day unless something truly extraordinary is occurring. This won't be anything more than an outdoor hockey game.
Count me out - I'll be watching college football on 3 TVs and two laptops.