Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Detroit 5-Edmonton 4

Tonight's game is what I get for beginning to get complacent and (almost) optimistic. After the first period, when the score was 3-0, I thought "What can stop them now?" Yup. BIG mistake. The game going downhill from there was all my fault. UGH!!! All I ask from now on, is that the Wings get a 3-1 lead sometime in the second and keep it till the end of the game. Is that asking too much? I'm really not the type of person who can watch such close games, and when it is all done, say, "That was a GREAT game!" I've seen this all season and don't know if I can handle any more.

Monday, March 29, 2010

ALMOST Makes Up For Not Being There

I just got an email telling me that I won the puck signed by Johan Franzen in the H2H drawing. HOT DAMN! I'm so excited I could just plotz.

Sunday, March 28, 2010


From everything I have read, it sounds like the H2H celebration was epic and fun. I do so wish I could have attended, but... Well, there is always next year. And all I can think is that there are an awful lot of the 19 who are feeling like this today:

Weekend of Hockey

Two more games and four more points for the Wings. The ONLY thing that wasn't very great: Nashville managed to get one point in the tie. And the Wings are now in sixth place. A few weeks ago, I never would have believed this.

The Rangers won their division tonight and now it's on to the playoffs. They'll have home-ice advantage, so we'll get to see quite a few of the games. And I will get to wear my newest game-worn jersey that I bought tonight. Cool.

The bestest part of all of this night was when Ken Daniels, in the postgame wrap-up, called The Boy, 'Cindy.' I really couldn't believe I heard it, but sure enough, he said it. With a grin. :D

Friday, March 26, 2010

What A Difference Two Weeks Makes

As of right now, the Wings are doing quite well--AND will be in the playoffs. Baby Boy--well, the entire line of Z, Bertuzzi, and Baby Boy--is doing rather well. Things are looking up and I'm ready to eat my words of a while ago. But, I live under an eternal cloud of pessimism and won't actually believe things will be better/good until they lift the Cup once again. I'm STILL not completely convinced they won the cup in 2008. ;) So, back-to-back games this weekend. As of now, there is a slightly comfortable lead on Calgary, but that can go to shit pretty quickly if they aren't careful. Time will tell.

I just might come close to being 'hockey'd' out by the end of the weekend. Friday night we will be watching the Rangers again--they won tonight. YAY!--and I will have to record the Wings game. I also will have to record NMU's game from St Paul. Three games in one night should satisfy my need for hockey. At least till the next night.

Friday, March 12, 2010

And They Win

I won't get my hopes up--my eternal pessimism won't let me--but that was a nice game. It was so great to be able to watch the last two minutes and not worry about whether they would be able to hang on long enough to win. I really miss that.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Same Old, Same Old

UGH! Just UGH!

What else is there to say?

After all, it has all been said already.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Two In A Row

The Wings have won the last two games and I didn't watch either of them. I have them on DVR, but am not sure when I'll get the chance to catch up--or if I want to. (I SHOULD search for Baby Boy's goal, but will NOT search for his big-time screw up in today's game.) I've read the recaps and the live blogs, so I think I'm pretty much up to speed on what happened. If my NOT watching can keep them winning, then I'll stay away from the games for the rest of the year AND the playoffs. :D

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Is It Over?

The rose-colored glasses are off. I can't fake it anymore. I'm ready to call it: The Wings will NOT make the playoffs this year. If by some unforeseen miracle they manage to get into the playoffs, I will eat as much crow as necessary to make everyone feel better, but I don't have any fears of that happening. The inconsistency, the total meltdowns, bad passes, turn overs, etc, etc, etc. Just doesn't seem like they want to do what is needed to get things done right. It makes me so very sad to see the difference in this team from two years ago--hell, from what they were LAST year. But, I can be optimistic enough to say "Next year will be the year they win number twelve!" I think big changes are in store for this team in the off season--and I'm sure there will be some surprises. It wouldn't surprise me in the least to see Lidstrom retire and for a lot of the players to wind up on other teams. There just may be a regular housecleaning--and even a new coach. So, will Ken Hitchcock be in Hockeytown next year? And we wait with bated breath...

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Detroit 3-Colorado 2

Tonight's game was a little bit of everything. The first period was good old Red Wing hockey--the kind we always counted on. And that's what we got--until this year. THAT is the kind of hockey we got in the second period--THIS year's Red Wing hockey. Yeah, they had a meltdown and lost the lead. Thankfully, Lidstrom FINALLY got another goal (first for the year on the road?) and they managed to hang on to the lead for a regulation win. Damn but it was good to get back to NHL hockey again.

So, what stood out for me. First, that second goal that Howard let in was very, very sad. I'm sure he's beating himself with a wet noodle right about now, thinking about it. However, there COULD have been some coverage from the other players, still was sad. Z, Pavel, Holmstrom, Franzen--just great to see them out there. All in all, not a bad effort after two weeks.

Of course, I seem to concentrate a little more on my Baby Boy than a lot of the other players. He is playing his little heart out and getting great opportunities to score--he just can't seem to do it. Damn, but he came so close so many times tonight. Also, he better get his skates looked at because he wipes out so damn much--and has been for a while, even during the Olympics. Yes, I know some of the fault lies with his being molested by other players, but it is getting to be something that happens almost every time he is on the ice. Just an observation. And I couldn't believe he wasn't on the ice during the last minute so that he could get the empty-netter! He was getting to be the king of the empty-net goals in the Olympics--you'd think Babcock would utilize that. ;)

I'm really waiting to see how they play on Wednesday--it will let us know whether the Wings are back or not.