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Red Wings - Blue Jackets Pregame Notes

It's the beginning of the end of the All-Star mess. Once this game's out of the way the psuedo-suspension of Nicklas Lidstrom and Pavel Datsyuk will be over and maybe we can talk about something else.

Obviously those two are out tonight. Brad Stuart is also out, recovering from the crash into the boards he suffered in Phoenix. Johan Franzen is expected to be back in the lineup so with Chris Chelios and Derek Meetch on the blue line that leaves the Wings down just one man, going with 17 skaters.

Chris Osgood gets the start in net and he's pretty p*ssed about being without Datsyuk and Lidstrom.

"In the salary-cap era, the league is built for different teams to win every year, so it wouldn't be good if we won again, would it?" Osgood says. "You see a lot of commercials with us in it? Most of it is Pittsburgh scoring on us (in the Final) and we're the team that won. I think we're the New York Yankees of the N.H.L. People dislike us. We have our fans, but there probably are a lot of people that love to see us lose and love to see us get guys suspended. We look at that as a nice challenge."

Expect him to be "suspended" when the league determines he needs extra time to rest his tongue or something like that.

Columbus gets to have Steve Mason start in net, even though he skipped out on the YoungStars game on Saturday. Colin Campbell says that's not even a real game, as opposed to the uber-important ASG in which no defense is played and there is no hitting.

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For the record, Chris Chelios gets the extra A tonight.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/27/2009 at 7:12 PM

 

Osgood looking sharp early.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/27/2009 at 7:16 PM

 

Hossa on the rebound!

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 1/27/2009 at 7:26 PM

 

Hossa gets the Wings on the board, power play goal. Smack-talking Mike Commodore blows the defensive coverage to let Hossa get to the net.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/27/2009 at 7:26 PM

 

Zetterberg MIA. That's not good.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/27/2009 at 7:37 PM

 

For the record, Chris Chelios gets the extra A tonight.


Who got the C, Zetterberg? I didn't check.The Wings with the lead makes me feel better.--Even though Osgood is definitely not my favourite, that quote of his made me so inspired.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 1/27/2009 at 7:49 PM

 

Who got the C, Zetterberg? I didn't check.


The Wings only have one captain. Unlike some other teams, they reserve the C for the person who's actually their captain and go with an extra A for games where the captain is out. Tonight it's Zata (still not back?), Draper and Chelios. Since Z and Drapes are normally on the A rotation (along with Datsyuk), Chelios is the extra.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/27/2009 at 8:11 PM

 

Goddamnit. God f*cking damnit.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/27/2009 at 8:18 PM

 

Urgh. Nash scores shorthanded after Meech gives it away. As soon as I saw it was Nash I knew there was trouble.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 1/27/2009 at 8:19 PM

 

Lebda? Wow, okay.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/27/2009 at 8:21 PM

 

But Lebda makes up for it.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 1/27/2009 at 8:22 PM

 

What a bounce. Jesus.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/27/2009 at 8:26 PM

 

Rick Nash ties it up again off Rafalski's skate. Damn.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 1/27/2009 at 8:27 PM

 

What the hell just happened there?

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 1/27/2009 at 8:37 PM

 

Commodore's a punk. That was a butt-end. Someone's gonna kick his ass.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/27/2009 at 8:38 PM

 

The Wings only have one captain. Unlike some other teams, they reserve the C for the person who's actually their captain and go with an extra A for games where the captain is out. Tonight it's Zata (still not back?), Draper and Chelios. Since Z and Drapes are normally on the A rotation (along with Datsyuk), Chelios is the extra.


Oh, ok, makes a lot more sense. I know sometimes they give away the C when the Captain is out, so thank you for clarifying <3I don't have much to say about the second period cause I wasn't paying too much attention, but the whole dispute at the end was stupid :| It made me angry. I hope some is 'gonna kick his ass' <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.png" />& Datsyuk always makes for an interesting interview <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.png" />

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 1/27/2009 at 8:53 PM

 

& Datsyuk always makes for an interesting interview <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.png" />


"I like to dangle dangle."

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/27/2009 at 8:54 PM

 

"I like to dangle dangle."


That was my favourite! <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.png" />

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 1/27/2009 at 8:58 PM

 

Jackets on the powwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwer plaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay.

Shoot me please.

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I wish I had an arena announcer to say stuff like that for me irl.

Kristen haaaaaates biolllllllllllllloooooogggyyyyyyyyyyy.

That'd be pretty sweet <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.png" />

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 1/27/2009 at 9:06 PM

 

I think the Wings will take the point at this point.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/27/2009 at 9:23 PM

 

Overtime! ): Blech.

Well, if the game goes to a shootout, Fedorov can't score on them? <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.png" /> AmIright?

I don't know who will win. So I'm not going to make any bets or educated guesses or anything. I'm just not feeling it tonight. Maybe it's the ASG break? Who knows.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 1/27/2009 at 9:23 PM

 

sh*t. Nash gets the hat-trick, wings lose in ot.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 1/27/2009 at 9:29 PM

 

A:LKJa;sldkjfakl;sdjfl;kajsdfkl

It wouldn't be too bad if it wasn't a hat trick.

...if it wasn't Rick Nash.

...if it wasn't the Jackets. >:|

I'm going to bed a little peeved tonight.

goodnight, everyone.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 1/27/2009 at 9:29 PM

 

"Fortunate bounce." f*cking christ, when was the last time the Wings got as many bounces as Nash got tonight?

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/27/2009 at 9:30 PM

 

Waste of a solid effort in net by Osgood, too.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/27/2009 at 9:34 PM

 

Keating confirms on postgame that the Wings' press conference tomorrow will be to announce Zetterberg's contract extension.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/27/2009 at 9:36 PM

 
Johan Franzen

Johan Franzen
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