Archive for September, 2010

Questions for the Weekend

Posted in General Hockey with tags , , , , , , , on 09/24/2010 by Ben Gilbert

First off, I am very grateful to J.J. and to all those who took the time to check out my “in-house” report on the Wings-Pens game yesterday and for the support I received.

I am going to be gone away from my computer all weekend so I’ve decided to leave you all an assignment that hopefully one or more of you will follow up on.  Here is a small list of questions I would love to come home and have an answer to after this weekend:

  1. How did the Flying Circus look in their first performance this year?
  2. How did Mattias Ritola’s play?  Was Pittsburgh a one-off or was he still showing important offensive flashes?
  3. How was Mike Modano’s reception at JLA?  Did he look excited?  Do you think his goal of 50pts. is possibly realistic?
  4. Based on the inevitably small sample size, do you think we’ll see Brendan Smith in the Winged Wheel in the next 2 years?
  5. Is Tiberius still playing like Tiberius?
  6. If they do the Sunday game, are Ken and Mick still as unabashedly hilarious, biased and awesome as ever?
  7. Who are the role players to watch out for on the Blackhawks now that they have such a new cast of characters?

Answers to these questions and any other general comments on the game will be appreciated.  Perhaps it will help me from having to search through the wonderfully exciting, but certainly verbose, A2Y and WIM live blogs.

You can find the stream for tonight’s game on the official Detroit Red Wings site.  Tomorrow’s game is on NHL network, so check around other blogs or justin.tv for streams.  Sunday night against the Rangers will be on FS-D.

Thanks Everyone!  LGRW.

Now Blogging From Pittsburgh!

Posted in General Hockey with tags , , , , on 09/23/2010 by Ben Gilbert

Hey everyone!  I’ll take a stab in the dark and say many of you probably have found your way to this blog by clicking links on either A2Y or WIM.  Thanks for stopping in.  Unfortunately I have failed to keep up with blogging during the off-season and my transition to the city of Pittsburgh.  However, with the new season readily upon us hopefully I’ll be more active here at this site and also around the RW blogosphere.

I was in attendance last night at the Penguins-Red Wings pre-season matchup.  If you’d like to take a look at my more drawn out thoughts, please head on over to the A2Y post and scroll down to the time-stamped comment at 10:19am where I wrote a “recap” of sorts.

Sorry I left you all for so long.  I’ve come back, as healthy and ready for Wings action as ever.  LGRW.

EDIT: Also, you can follow me on twitter now as well at @BTCBen