First the Bad...
So. We're all waiting for the Supremes now. Ain't nothing like suspense, eh?
The Good, Part I... The Wings made the playoffs last night for the 21st consecutive season by beating Columbus, 7-2. That's the current record for making the playoffs in all the major sports, but it ain't even close to the NHL record for most consecutive playoff appearances. Note (h/t to Paul at Kukla's Korner):
MOST CONSECUTIVE STANLEY CUP PLAYOFF APPEARANCES, NHL HISTORY:
29 Boston Bruins, 1968-96
28 Chicago Blackhawks, 1970-97
25 St. Louis Blues, 1980-2004
24 Montréal Canadiens, 1971-94
21 Detroit Red Wings, 1991-present
21 Montréal Canadiens, 1949-69
20 Detroit Red Wings, 1939-58
Now there's a record I prolly won't ever see, even if the Wings make the playoffs every year for the next nine years and break the record. I'd be 76 years old when and if that happened and that looks like a bridge too far from where I sit. For ME, not the Wings.
The Good, Part II... Do you believe in omens? This is the first song I heard this morning when I fired up the peesee:
Woke up, it was a Chelsea morning
And the first thing that I heard
Was a song outside my window
And the traffic wrote the words
It came ringing up like Christmas bells
And rapping up like pipes and drums
Oh, won't you stay
We'll put on the day
And we'll wear it 'till the night comes
I think it's gonna be a great day. I'm gonna talk in present tenses.