Sunday, April 28, 2013

It's 22, Bitchez*!

From NHL.com...

The Detroit Red Wings and Minnesota Wild completed the playoff field on Saturday by winning their regular-season finales on the road. The Red Wings beat the Dallas Stars 3-0, while the Wild defeated the Colorado Avalanche 3-1.

That left the Red Wings in seventh place with 56 points and the Wild in eighth with 55. Both teams needed the victories because the Columbus Blue Jackets won their final game by rallying past the Nashville Predators 3-1. The Blue Jackets and Wild both finished with 55 points, but Minnesota finished eighth and Columbus ninth because the Wild had more non-shootout wins.
It sucks to be a Columbus fan today and I say that with all the respect I can muster.  The BJs had the second best record in the league during the month of April and could have really done some damage in the playoffs; I'd have been jes a lil bit worried if I were Chicago and had to face them in the first round.  Minnesota, OTOH, finished the season on a downward spiral.

As for our Wings?  We can beat Anaheim, easily.  We took two from them... on THEIR home ice... in back-to-back fashion in March and we're a lot healthier now than we were then.  Yes, this can be done.  Wings in six or less.

LGRW!

* "Bitchez" is a term of endearment among The 19.

6 comments:

  1. Man, you're right, I was SO glad we'll be facing "The Wild" instead of Columbus..

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    1. One word: Bobrovsky. Hot goaltenders have shattered more Stanley Cup dreams than anything else on the planet, see; the Beloved Wings in 2003 and again last year, when Rinne kicked our collective asses. So, yeah: I'd be breathin' BIG-ass sighs o' relief, were I you.

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  2. I figure it's my last shot at seeing the Wings in a playoff for the near future, so I bought two tickets to Game#2 at the Honda Ponda. Wife & I are heading up on Thursday. There are still a few left........

    LGRW !!!!!

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    1. It's good you live so close, Rummy.

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  3. So... hockey season begins (HSWHTPFIHC)!

    I'm sorry, but I can't help but think it is truly ironic that more teams make the playoffs than teams that don't.

    All of the professional sports seasons have been stretched to the point where ennui sets in.
    Yeah! Even the NFL is a month too long.

    I hereby conclude that everything wrong with the world today is because of the media.

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    1. I'd love it if the NHL would lop off at least 22 games and make it a 60-game season... playing hockey in June is just freakin' stoopid. I also think the first two rounds of the playoffs should be five-game series, not seven. The conference finals and the SCF should be seven, but not the early rounds.

      I agree with yer conclusion: it's the media's fault.

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