Preview: Vancouver Canucks (Steve Yzerman Night!)

Tonight at the Joe is Steve Yzerman night.  GET YOUR FREE PLAQUE!!!  In all seriousness though, lets try and fill the building for tonight, 1) For Stevie, 2) I’m going down with two friends who have never been to a game and it would be nice if the crowd was in good form.  For us, or for him:

Yzerman

I have hope, let’s do this thing.

Detroit Red Wings vs. Vancouver Canucks

November 12th 7:30pm, Joe Louis Areana

Game Notes:

  1. Roberto Luongo is expected to be back from injury and in net tonight.  This would be his first full game back since the last time the Wings played the ‘Nucks on Oct. 27th.  This should petrify me if I listened to the media, “Greatest goaltender of our generation makes triumphant return tonight.”  Could they love him more?  My goodness, Luongo is like the Tony Romo of hockey, win something in the playoffs and then we’ll talk.
  2. Mikael Samuelsson returns to Detroit for the first time since leaving town for the great white Northwest.  How will the fans treat him?  Probably a couple boos here and there, but I’m gonna be a proponent of not doing anything…he was drastically overrated.  I’m kinda glad he’s gone.  I was saying for two years we should have moved him.
  3. Play like last night…please.  Pretty Please.  I beg you.  Score at least 5 more goals.  Kronwall for a hat trick tonight?  Ok maybe not, but seriously, energy and jump for a full 60 and the Wings have almost any game in the bank.
  4. Drew Miller??  Wherefore art thou?  Will we see you in the lineup tonight?  Hopefully Brad May gets out there and redeems himself for the unbelievably crappy “fight” he was a part of last night.
  5. Drew over at Nightmare on Helm Street has his Pointless Preview up.  Always a good read before a game.

Bold and Stupid Predictions:

  1. Cleary nets one and gets a 3-game goal streak going.
  2. Brad Stuart feels the need to let Mikael Samuelsson remember who he plays for now, probably injuring him in the process…since that seems to be Vancouver’s luck these days.
  3. The Red Wings don’t play a full 60 since these are back to back games, but they still maintain a high level for 50-55 minutes.
  4. The Joe has the loudest crowd of the season.
  5. Final Score Red Wings win 3-2.
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One Response to “Preview: Vancouver Canucks (Steve Yzerman Night!)”

  1. Joe C Says:

    Looks like Miller will be playing according to Nightmare on Helm Street.

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