As for this game? Fuck it. I'm mailing the rest of this in and pretending I like things like Ke$ha and Ryan Seacrest for the rest of 2010. Happy New Year gang.
- The PC way to say a team completely sucks, by Mickey Redmond: "(The Islanders) give up more goals than most every team in the NHL, and they're second worst on the offensive side."
- The previous two games against the Islanders were 2-0 and 6-0 losses. I remember these things happening, and I remember watching and talking about these things happening, but I don't really believe they happened. Whoa hold on, Curtis Joseph flashback ....
- During the first TV timeout, Joe Louis Arena honored Chris Osgood's 4ooth victory by giving him a video tribute. How do you honor a guy who is nearing the end of a career spent perpetually fighting for respect? Apparently you make him a video accompanied by a song titled, "Good Riddance".
- Ken Daniels: "Mike Babcock says Tomas Tatar reminds him of Jiri Hudler." Great, he hates him already.
- How many times has an icing in the last ten seconds of a period actually bit a team in the ass like that? Every time there's an icing in that scenario you get the ominous "Oh and we have an icing here..." feel to go along with it, but nothing really ever happens, right? Only when we play the Islanders would this happen. A team that we have to practically spot a handicap for in order to make a game competitive. But no, these teams only meet in the Twilight Zone and thus Joey MacDonald can shut us out 2-0 on our ice, we can give up six of the Islanders' season total of like 22 goals, and a lazy icing can actually result in a last-second goal against.
- (Red Wings power play, Overtime:) I'll update the scoreboard later, but boy it looks like we've got this one wrapped up. Already on a 4-on-3, Mule has his stick slashed in half in broad daylight. Two man advantage coming up. Ballgame. Losing streak to the vaunted Isle coming to an end. Yep, I'm turning the ol' brain off now, not even gonna watch the rest of this. Go Wings!
Have a safe New Year's Eve, people who planned on not partying until they read this at 10:45 PM.