Red Wings @ Blue Jackets - 12/28
Posted December 28, 2009 - 04:53 PM
Jimmy Howard gets the start in net for Detroit. It's pretty safe to say that he's the Wings' #1 goalie right now. I'm not sure he'd get the start in Game One of the playoffs, if there are playoffs for the Wings, but it looks a lot like 2008 to me with Howard playing the Osgood role while Osgood himself plays Hasek.
In a slightly-surprising move, Ville Leino will be a healthy scratch and Mattias Ritola will play. It's intended to be a wake-up call for Leino, as Mike Babcock is essentially telling him "You're not playing well enough to see the ice even on a team decimated by injuries."
Actually, as the Latin root of "decimate" relates to killing off one-tenth of a group, this Detroit team that is missing seven players (roughly 1/3 of the lineup) is worse than decimated. Anyone have a word for that? Triamate?
Posted December 28, 2009 - 07:46 PM
Posted December 29, 2009 - 03:27 PM
That's what I said! And then I felt like I could predict the future.
I bet this will end 1-0.
The Wings played well until the OT !
Posted December 29, 2009 - 09:24 PM
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