Saturday, January 30, 2010

And For The Win...

Yup, they won. It is a great feeling to say that. However, with the penalty to Rafalski in the last minute, I screamed to The Husband, "Well, they found a way to lose again!" And I was very surprised that they DIDN'T lose. How sad that this game--other than the fact that they won--was another example of this year's 'Red Wing hockey.' I'm really getting tired of thinking that they can't WIN a game, rather than they can't LOSE a game. I'm hoping that the Olympic break WILL give the non-Olympians a time to relax and reflect. There definitely are more than one or two players that need to get their minds back to the business of playing good Red Wing hockey.

I really don't think I want to watch the game on Sunday.

Thursday, January 28, 2010


As if my world couldn't get any crappier! Yesterday, my new computer decided it is a complete lemon and I need Dell to send me a replacement and then the Wings put on yet another crapfest. Yeah, 2010 is looking to be just a WONDERFUL year. (And just WHERE is that damn sarcasm font?!) I certainly don't look forward to games anymore. And really, why should I? It doesn't seem as if this team cares at all, so why should the fans? And now I will repeat my mantra: WHY can't this season be over, already?

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Why Not

It is getting to the point where I am surprised when the Wings win. Tonight's game certainly wasn't a surprise. Blowing a lead like they did wasn't a surprise. We've seen this same shit game after game after game. It will be very interesting to see just exactly who will still be with this team after this season--you have to wonder if they are getting too comfortable and just don't care anymore. I would love to know what is going on in Holland's head these days. Hell, HE might just decide he's had enough at the end of this season. Don't know if I actually would blame him if he left.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Just For a Minute

I'm still trying to work out all of the kinks in my new computer systems, so I will just leave this as my post:

In Bettman's NHL, therapists in the penalty box may NOT be too far off.

Sunday, January 17, 2010


I have been MIA for the last few days and will continue to be for a few more. I have been keeping vampire hours--I find I can think clearer at night then during the day--in order to get things ready for the migration to my new computers. Things might have gone faster if I only had backed up my files like I should on a regular basis, but that didn't happen. So, I am struggling along, trying to get all of the information I need off of this antiquated machine before it finally gives up the ghost. (I'm surprised at how fast everything is going downhill. It was working okay just a week ago and now I'm barely keeping it going.) Anyway, I have missed the games this weekend and am not too sorry. It is getting too hard for me to watch them lose like they are. I'm hoping things will be better when I get back to regular viewing in a few days. I'm keeping good thoughts.

Friday, January 15, 2010

That's More Like It

Tonight's game was a bit more like we all know the team can play. It was nice to see them get another decisive win--not enough of those this year. Lidstrom FINALLY got a goal--something he needed badly-- and it was good to see Z get one. While most of the guys are playing much better, it is always especially nice for me to see my Baby Boy get points--and he did very nicely assisting on two goals. Now if this gets them rolling, all will be good.

And they are now in eighth place in the West!*

*OOPS! Wrote this before the standings were updated. Nevermind.

Sunday, January 10, 2010


Tonight's win gives me hope, once again. Actually, the last two wins give me hope--although tonight was Red Wing hockey like we haven't seen in way too long. For the most part, the Wings stayed out of the penalty box, they didn't give up any power play goals, VF got another assist--what more can you want? Oh, yeah, Helm. Just thinking his name puts a smile on my face. The kid is going to be a star for many, many years.

And what can you say about Howard that hasn't been said already? I am ashamed to admit that I was among the people crying for him to be traded, FAST. What a great change in his play and it is so nice to see. He seems to be such a nice kid and I felt so bad for him, even though I wanted him gone. Now, if he keeps playing as well as he is, I think the Wings have a home-grown goalie for a long time. Good times. I actually, almost, look forward to the next game.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

I KNEW I Shouldn't Feel Optimistic

Thomas Holmstrom. Broken foot. Out for 3-4 weeks. And the suckfest continues.

TRYING To Be Optimistic

So, Z and Cleary are back in the lineup tonight. While I SHOULD be feeling the warm fuzzies and giggling like a schoolgirl at recess, I don't. I continue to wear my pessimism like a winter coat in late March: I just can't give it up. There needs to be a winning stretch of GOOD games played before I can actually feel as if the team has turned a corner. And I don't know when that will happen. But I will continue watching the games. I may be crying before, during, AND after each one, but I will watch. And I will continue to be pessimistic until they win the Cup in June--cause that's the way I am. ;)

Sunday, January 3, 2010

They Did Good

Again, I kept myself busy during the game (putting away the Christmas decorations), so I pretty much only listened to the game, rather than watched. From what I did hear, it sounded like they played well--and Jimmy was very, very good. I'm very happy to see Datsyuk scoring again and Lidstrom putting up points is a welcome change. Is it my imagination or have they played better since Filppula came back? I'm sure it is a big boost to the team to finally see a member of the walking dead return. Just gives them much hope for the future. But, VF has been playing well since his return, too. Some day in the future, everyone will see what I saw in him the first time I watched him play. He is all-star material and will prove me right some day.


One of my pet peeves is when announcers pronounce Finnish names wrong. (They probably do the same with other names, as well, but I wouldn't know that.) Ken Daniels just screws up 'Lepisto' so badly that I want to scream. Now, he does a very decent job with 'Filppula' and 'Leino', but not so well with their first names. 'Korpikoski' is a name he struggles with, also--but I wouldn't expect anyone to pronounce it in the Finnish way. He COULD do better, though. Anyway, Ken continues to pronounce 'Lepisto' as 'le-PISS-toe'. wrong, wrong, WRONG!!! The correct way to say it is: 'LEP-iss-toe'. Remember, the accent in Finnish is ALWAYS on the first syllable. Along with the mispronunciation of 'sauna,' I can't abide anyone not taking the time to figure out how to pronounce someone's name*--especially if it is the person's job to SAY the name multiple times.

*I'm very sure I don't always say words or names properly. I'm sure I mangle them quite well--especially French. I don't have a gift for languages, so I am very open to someone correcting me when I'm wrong---particularly if they do it in a gentle manner. ;)