Monday, April 24, 2006


So. The first thing I did this morning was call my ISP. Well, second thing, actually. I did start the coffee first…priorities, yanno. My ‘net connection is still erratic as all Hell; I was down from about 4:30 yesterday afternoon until about 1:45 p.m. this afternoon. I got the connection back after deciding to try a re-boot, and that brought it back. Damn, but do I hate it when this happens! (And I’m waiting anxiously for the techies to arrive as of 1:55 p.m.)
Yesterday was a strange, strange day, hockey-wise. All the top-seeded teams lost yesterday, this also means all the visiting, or road, teams won. This also means that all the series are tied. The Beloved Wings lost to Edmonton, 4-2, the fourth goal was an empty-netter. I’m not worried. While I’d definitely prefer it if the Wings were up 2-0 in this series, I’m not going to get excited yet. Excited happens if and when the Wings come back to Detroit down 3-1 in the series.
I have two thoughts on the Detroit-Edmonton series. (1) Edmonton is playing way over their heads, and it remains to be seen if they can keep up this level of play. It does happen, sometimes, but most of the time it doesn’t. (2) Detroit has yet to bring its “A” game to the ice in this series. Legace has been good in goal, not great, but good; but there have been way too many defensive breakdowns in the Detroit zone. Defensive breakdowns and turnovers are highly uncharacteristic of Detroit, and I’m sure they will improve. Offensively the Wings are putting on the pressure…they are not lacking for quality chances and their shots-on-goal have been excellent. The issue here boils down to one thing: Roloson, Edmonton’s goalie, has been simply excellent. If the Wings continue to keep shooting, they’ll get the win(s). Roloson can’t stop ‘em all. I predict the Wings will take both games in Edmonton and come back to Detroit leading the series, 3-1.
So. Gonna post this…or attempt to, anyway. Blogging will be light until the techies get me up and running reliably.


  1. ISP interruptus.... the price you pay for living in paradise...

  2. I had lots of trouble with Blogger yesterday. It would not publish my post. When I finally got it to work, it had published my post about five times.

    Paradise Portales! That's funny.

    When you head to Maine, will you drive or fly?

  3. You beat me to it, Lou! I was gonna make a comment very similar to yours about "paradise!" It is to laugh!

    I'm gonna fly to Maine. SN1, his family, my youngest and I drove last year. That was a bridge way too damned far, for many reasons. Dunno if I'll fly out of ABQ or Lubbock (I need to get moving on the research/reservations!), but fly I will!

  4. Buck, in the meantime, Happy Hockey Honey!!


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