Lightning @ Red Wings - 12/17
Posted December 17, 2009 - 07:30 PM
Doug Janik takes the injured Jonathan Ericsson's spot in the lineup. Darren Helm remains out (replaced by Kris Newbury) giving the Red Wings a season-high eight players out tonight.
I just got Blades of Steel running on my phone, the Wings are gonna have to be good out of the gate or I'll be tempted to switch to that. As it is, I've already gotta bail early for a soccer game.
Posted December 17, 2009 - 07:39 PM
I wonder how many people will be injured tonight? X ≧ 1 seems to be the pattern.
Posted December 17, 2009 - 07:49 PM
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Posted December 17, 2009 - 09:41 PM
I know this is useless information, but I find it hilarious that the closed captioning on my TV still says "Billy Leino".
Posted December 17, 2009 - 11:18 PM
I liked Michael Rosenberg's column today re: how the new and the young are contributing and getting valuable experience that would be lacking without the injuries. However, I think we're approaching the "tipping" point...how many more rabbits can the Wings pull out of their magic hat?
I hope they can hold it together vs. the Stars and the Blackhawks....
Posted December 18, 2009 - 12:22 AM
In short, Zata's gonna miss some time even if he's just sore.
Let's do this math. NHL teams dress twenty players for every game. Two of those are goalies, leaving eighteen skaters.
Andreas Lilja. Johan Franzen. Valtteri Filppula. Jason Williams. Niklas Kronwall. Dan Cleary. Darren Helm. Jonathan Ericsson. Henrik Zetterberg.
That's nine skaters right there. Nine. Going into Saturday's game in Dallas you can expect the Red Wings to be playing with a roster half made up of players who weren't even supposed to be on this team.
Justin Abdelkader was supposed to spend the season in Grand Rapids. Kris Newbury and Doug Janik have spent most of the season there. Brad May wasn't even signed to an NHL contract when the Red Wings opened the season in Stockholm. Drew Miller - who scored a beautiful goal Thursday night against Tampa Bay - was playing for the Lightning when the season kicked off.
And yet the Red Wings sit six points ouf of first place in the Western Conference with three games in hand.
How insane is that?
Posted December 18, 2009 - 02:07 AM
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