DETROIT RED WINGS @ COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS
7:00 -- Nationwide Arena
Wings: 7-5-3, 11th in Western Conference | BJ's: 9-5-2, 6th in Western Conference
You know that the Wings are going to lose this game. Which means they will win it. Don't look at me like that, it makes perfect sense.
Blue Jackets blog of choice: Puck-rakers (Columbus Post Dispatch)
"The 1,000-Game Coaches Club
A list of coaches who have coached 1,000 games or more in the NHL:
1. Scott Bowman (2141 games) 1244 wins, 573 losses, 314 ties, 10 overtime losses
2. Al Arbour (1607) 782-577-248-0
3. Dick Irvin (1449) 692-527-230-0
16. Ken Hitchcock (999) 520-328-88-63"
That's right, it's "Hitch 1K" tonight. Yeah I made that up. Dammit I said quit looking at me -- it's been a zany few days on my end of the Internet and my 'A' game is missing. I'm like "2004 Dominik Hasek" right now: rusty, all over the place, and waiting for my groin to pop out of my pants at any moment. (Wait, I essentially just said that I'm normally the Dom Hasek of bloggers.)
2nd try: I'm "pick-a-year Tim Chevaldae".
A video search of "Columbus Blue Jackets" results in "Did you mean: watch paint dry". So how about something interesting to get you going this morning:
This is totally related. The catch was made by T.J. Duckett, who caught the pass from Jeff Smoker, who was later suspended by the team for substance abuse, which is exactly what I consider doing each time Rick Nash touches the puck.