April 5, 2012

Game #81 -- Red Wings vs. Devils


NEW JERSEY DEVILS 2-1 DETROIT RED WINGS


That was fun. No it wasn't.

The Wings now need a win against the Blackhawks in the final game of the season as well as a Nashville regulation loss in order to finish 4th. Otherwise this will be the 2nd instance that they've started the playoffs on the road since Jesus times.

I don't know if I'm more troubled by the loss or how boring this game was. There have been a number of just flat out boring games lately. I don't know, maybe I'm a tool. I'm probably a tool.

  • I honestly thought that New Jersey's backup keeper Johan Hedberg died like three years ago from natural causes. I was wrong. Keep on keepin' on, Johan.
  • Zach Parise was named MVP of the Devils by his teammates this season. (MVP stands for "We'll miss you when you're playing for the Red Wings next season" in Hebrew, or something.)
  • Realistically, I don't even know what the odds are of Parise signing with us in the offseason. He's one of my favorite hockey players ever, really, just a joy to watch. So naturally my brain assumes to put this dream in the "Too good to be true" file and not get too excited about it. But if he does come here, we're renaming the blog after Mr. Parise. I don't know what it would be called, but my initial thought is "The Triple Deke presented by Zach Parise", or "Zach Parise's No Pants Zone", or "Sanford & Son" (because if it happens I might have a stroke and turn completely nonsensical.)
  • When the Red Wings record 4 shots on Martin Brodeur through the first 19 minutes of a game against the Devils, it's really hard to have a firm grasp on what decade you're in.
  • I wish it were legal for Babcock to put a shock collar around Bertuzzi's neck to be used when Bert skates into an offensive zone corner and looks to throw a blind pass back toward his own blue line. But nevertheless, he'd just find a way to let the collar loosely dangle down to his chest.
  • Franzen took the majority of the faceoffs for the Franzen/Datsyuk/Bertuzzi line. IS DATSYUK OKAY??!?
  • I enjoyed Hudler's setup of Holmstrom's power play goal in the 2nd period. But come on, Brodeur -- you looked awfully silly. Hudler has taken 12, maybe 13 shots in his entire career. Yes, by the book he did the right thing by playing the shooter and leaving Homer to be covered by one of his defensemen, but you don't use fancy things like "books" when it comes to dealing with Jiri Hudler. Jiri has read one book in his whole life, and even then it was just to impress a studious-looking chick in his American history class and he thought a few vocab words like "carpetbagger" and "abolitionism" might do the trick. You need a Halloween bag full of angel dust and vile of unicorn blood to out-think Jiri Hudler -- not a fucking hockey book.
  • Oh my god, Bryce Salvador is still alive too? Do other people know this?


Only one left. This regular season flew by. Go Wings.


16 comments:

Chris said...
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Chris said...

You know who isn't alive? Steve Chiasson. Yeah, not knowing that got me in hot water about two years ago.

Yeah, this post sucked.

itrusteddrrahmani said...

True story: So my nephew sometimes gets to do the mites on ice thing at Devils games during 2nd intermission, and i always attend those games. One game last year all the kids were super excited because they would get to meet and greet with a Devils player. It was a mystery player, and we had to get there 2 hours early to meet this guy for like 3 minutes. But they were soooo excited, just trying to guess who it. Most of the kids were sure it was going to be Parise or Brodeur and they were all jumping around chanting their names. So they go in to meet the player, and all the adults just stand outside waiting for the kids to come back out. 3 minutes later, i see the most dejected group of 7 year olds emerge from the locker room. They looked so sad. I rush up to my nephew, and say what's wrong who did you guys get to meet. Without looking up he disappointedly mumbles: Johan Hedberg.

hockeychic said...

Last night sucked. I HATE LOSING TO THE DEVILS. Yes, I'm still pissed about 1995. You think I would be over it (and I should be) but I'm not. I freaking hate the Devils and that game (despite being very boring) was irritating. I was thinking we were watching a 90's "dead puck" era game with all the interference and holding going on.

Kevbo said...

I blame Scott Gomez.

The Triple Deke said...

Yeah, not knowing that got me in hot water about two years ago.

I remember that. A true "holy shit" moment in Red Wing blogging history.

@rahmani: I laughed out loud. What a great story.

Kevbo said...

Itrusteddrrahmani, I have a very similar story. For whatever reason my brother and I got a chance to meet and greet a Red Wing after a game. We got all excited at all of the possibilities, realizing Datsyuk and Lidstrom were unlikely. We get down there, and through the doors walks... Mikael Samuelsson! Immediate Price is Right losing horn sound...

Best part was that he asked my brother and me "where's the party tonight", and he seemed like he wanted someone to hang out with him. Had I been 21, I'm convinced we would've ended up at Deja Vu in Ypsilanti...

The Triple Deke said...

Had I been 21, I'm convinced we would've ended up at Deja Vu in Ypsilanti...

lolllllllllllllll

Jeff Hancock said...

@Kevbo

You should have hung out with Samuelsson but tricked him into jumping off the Ambassador Bridge or dared him to stick his hand in a wood chipper.

itrusteddrrahmani said...

@ Kevbo, hahahaha, i laughed so hard at that. All I could picture was Samuelsson yelling the entire time. WHERE IZ DA PARTY AT GUISE!!??

mrfluffy said...

What for you only make with the blog posts on games the Wings lose?

The Triple Deke said...

@fluffy

It would appear that way, yes. I write them throughout the game, so I don't choose to post only the ones where the Wings win. Honest.

The Triple Deke said...

*when they lose, I mean. Long day.

Kevbo said...

If you liked my Samuelsson story, check out my unprofessional preview:

http://kevbo.typepad.com/blog/

I feel like a whore...

itrusteddrrahmani said...

Will do. Nice blog!

Sarah(gowings) said...

Soooo glad youre back! I need to laugh like this every day :)