Archive for March, 2010

Tiberius for Emperor

Posted in General Hockey with tags , on 03/22/2010 by Ben Gilbert


That is the most fun I’ve had at a game in a while.

Wings win 3-1.  Jimmah is our fearless leader!  LGRW!


Antarctic Birds and Essential Points

Posted in General Hockey with tags , , , , , , on 03/22/2010 by Ben Gilbert

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Detroit Red Wings

March 22nd, 7:00pm, Joe Louis Arena

So I’m returning to the blogosphere to hopefully be able to comment more fully of the goings-on in the world of the Red Wings with more frequency.  I’ll be beginning tonight by posting a little pre-game, and noting my excitement because I’ll be attending tonight’s game against the Pens with my friend Joe who is a born and raised Pens fan.

This game should also put us way way over the goal for H2H, which is bar-none the coolest story associated with Red Wings hockey this year.  Hockey fans are the best.

Game Notes:

  1. Eaves and Cleary are still out tonight as they were against Vancouver on Sunday.  On the one hand this sucks, but on the other I hope that Cleary will become more effective when he gets back to full-health.  He was slumping in a big way since the Olympic break, and I think he may have been trying to play through an injury.  We want to welcome you back fully healthy Buckets.
  2. Evgeni Malkin is out tonight.  This is hopefully a plus for the Wings as the injury bug makes a trade. What do you guys think?  Is it pretty much even for us to be down Eaves/Cleary with the Pens losing Malkin?
  3. Speaking of Eaves again…dang I want him back on that PK unit stat.  He needs to be resigned after this year for a 2-4 year deal.  He and Darren Helm make up perhaps the best forward combination on a PK unit in the league.  Pure dedication from Eaves and the deadly speed of Helm…that is a winning combo.
  4. The game is at 7pm on Versus. My guess is that the over/under on Ovechkin references is 15, and on Ovechkin’s recent suspension or “overly-physical” play is 5.  I know you will all be missing Ken and Mick, I’m glad I get to see this one in person.
  5. We need these two points to continue to keep alive the hope of moving up to the 7 or even 6-seed in the West because everyone and their mother keeps winning games.  At this point if the Coyotes keep winning maybe we could get lucky? and play them in the first round.  I’m not sure how I would feel about that versus the opportunity to take out Chicago or San Jose in the first round.  Oh well, let’s just make it in first.  We need the points to do it.
  6. WIN
  7. Prediction: Wings Win 5-3.

TOV Back and WWEh Goodness

Posted in General Hockey with tags , , , , on 03/17/2010 by Ben Gilbert

Hey everyone, just a quick encouragement to check out the newest episode of The Obstructed View. These podcasts are always a hilarious time and I’ve become a pretty regular listener.

Also, Rob and his cohort Cody over at Wings Win Eh? have been coming out with some interesting posts recently that put a new spin on our Red Wing/NHL lives besides the typical game preview/recap stuff.  You should especially check out the Referee Slant and the updates about the Happy Hudler Saga.  Keep up the good work over there Rob and Cody.

Finally, my plan is to hopefully begin semi-regular posting from next Monday’s game against the Penguins on.  No promises, but I wanna get back fully engaged and school-work has been a bit lessened recently.

Keep your chin up kids, we’re sitting in a playoff spot right now!  LGRW!

Herm 2 Hockeytown Pledges and Update

Posted in General Hockey with tags , , , , , on 03/12/2010 by Ben Gilbert

So even if I’m not actively blogging, what Petrella and Rob have going on over at TPL is too good to not get involved with.  With all the great work surrounding H2H, the guys decided to set up a pledge campaign for the games up until Herm joins on the 26th of March for the game against the Wild.   Check out the original post to get the idea.  Anyways, I’ve decided to join in on the fun, so for the final 6 games before the 26th I’ve committed to the following pledges:

  1. $1.30 for every Datsyuk point
  2. $4.30 for every Helm goal
  3. $5 for every Ozzie start
  4. $10 for a shutout by either goalie
  5. $3 per win ($5 for a win over the Pens on the 22nd)

Here is hoping that I have to dish out a decent amount of cash for the kids.  LGRW!