Edit: Kindl is recalled from GR, so it seems like Rafa won't go, and that's just excellent, yeah excellent.
Yeah, yeah, I'll get to the pre-game, but first there are some other things to discuss:
The Contest winner
I asked you guys to tell me how much you hated the Hawks, and I got a couple of great answers. My favourite was nurse nitz who wrote:
Been reading your blog for a while now - AWESOME by the way. But of course, it's hatred for the Hawks that has me coming to post here... I HATE the Hawks so much that I had to commit the cardinal sin against the Red Wings earlier this month. Yes, rooting for the Penguins. When they played the Blackhawks, of course. It made me nauseous, sick, and very disappointed in myself, but I did it. I hoped that Fleury would get a shut-out, that Crysbaby would score a hat trick to sent Huet crying, and that in an eerily similar move to Franzen's playoff move last year, Malkin would decide to take offense to Kane's mouthguard and pull it out of his mouth and throw it onto the ice. Would it have been easier to just wish for an earthquake and for the entire United Center to just collapse upon itself? Sure... But considering how the hockey gods have been treating us this season, I didn't think we'd get that lucky. Can't wait to taunt Hossa & the Hawks at tomorrow night's game.
I admire hatred that is big enough to make you commit a sin that big. So Nurse, you have won the right to choose an (at least slightly) Red Wings-related topic that I will write a blog post about.
The Obstructed View
The great Red Wings podcast just released it's second episode, which is their most hilarious one yet. Definitely a lot of insight, but most of all hilarious. Listen to it at The Obstructed View.
In this weeks episode host Chris from Motown Wings and his producer Brian have with them the incomparable cast of Chief from A2Y, Malik from Snapshots and Jessie from Bingo Bango. And they all rock. Chief speaks like a machine gun, and sounds kinda like that cool, kinda younger, uncle you wished you have. Malik sounds like a crazy genious, kinda like your crazy, older uncle. And Jessie sounds like your cool, older cousin. Either that and the girl you should marry (for readers in Alabama replace or with and).
As I wrote about the Hawks earlier this week, the preview will be short and sweet:
Since the Wings game they have played one game, a 3-2 home loss to the Sharks. They're still ugly and I still hate them.
We still have 8 injuries (but Val will be back on saturday!), but we might also miss Rafalski, who is sick and missed the morning skate. He is a game time decision.
Mattias Ritola replaces Kris Newbury and hopefully he can take less penalties and provide som offensive skill.
Howard will probably go in net, and I just wanna say that I want revenge! I want the Wings to win this. At the same time I agree with the Chief in that Chicago can build themselves up as much as they want now, we'll see who laughs when we've got a full roster.
We're kinda freshening up the house for xmas, so I have to go now. Merry Christmas folks!