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
, 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 Edmonton down 3-1 in the series. Detroit
I have two thoughts on the Detroit-Edmonton series. (1)
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) Edmonton 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, Detroit ’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 Edmonton leading the series, 3-1. Detroit
So. Gonna post this…or attempt to, anyway. Blogging will be light until the techies get me up and running reliably.