Did anybody else wander over to NHL.com this morning knowing that our Wings were going to be front row center? Did you happen to see the second article on the main page?
The one titled 'Hawks Fall Again'? Our little brother in the Windy was handed their ninth straight loss last night...
Chicago's 1-8-1 record in their past 10 games means they're 15 points behind Detroit in the Central Division...
Make the jump for more.
Here are your standings as of this morning...
Things are looking alright now...
- Detroit is eight points clear of Nashville with Bubba only having one game in-hand
- St. Louis dropped their game last night to Columbus (tee hee) and now sit five points back with two games in-hand
- Chicago keeps losing
- We have Columbus's points times two
Only 24 games left on the schedule. 14 of those games are at Joe Louis Arena.
And a little tid bit from Twig (Ryan). Apparently, Ken Daniels will be calling this Sunday's game against the Sharks on NBC. Should be interesting to see. We asked for it, now we've got it. My gut tells me Ken Daniels will prove to be consummate professional...but we'll have to wait and see.
Maybe he'll decide to give the Sharks crew a taste of their own medicine.
What a good night last night was.
Speaking of the sharks game, I need more reasons why the Wings are better than the sharks. My stupid boyfriend's only argument point is "the Wings always lose to the sharks/the Wings won't win a cup if they play the sharks/the sharks at least make it to the 3rd round." Any points to counter that because I'm just going to start throwing things at him...
"What's that? I can't hear you with these 11 Stanley Cup Banners in my ears." @ChrissyKraceva
@ChrissyKraceva I think we're going to need to do an intervention here rather shortly with this boyfriend of yours. I mean for gods sake it should be a rule that your team should actually be able to reach the finals before talking smack at all to anyone besides the Coyotes or Blue Jackets.
@thebiglachovsky Ahahah, I've tried. He feeds off of how much it bothers us that we can't reason with him. He also loves Ottawa for the sole reason that he made them an awesome team in NHL 95. I can't win with logic so I have to win with comebacks and jabs which is much more entertaining, and very frustrating lol.
I would say, "Well the Sharks have had our number the last two years, there's no denying it. But what good does it do if you choke in the Conference Finals each year?" And I would also say, there's a 2 Stanley Cup minimum needed in order to start smack talking to Wings fans.
@Reddy If there is one thing that comes in second place to seeing the Wing's hoist the cup, its the Hawks not making the playoffs. Doubt it will happen, but man would it be great for a laugh.
Last nights message to the rest of the league:
"Ken Daniels will prove to be consummate professional...but we'll have to wait and see."
I'm actually totally cool with either, but I'd prefer (just a bit more) that he takes the high road because that's the Red Wings way.
@brendanksullivan I see no reason why he'll have troubles. While I think both Ken and Mick are relatively unbiased for being homers, Ken has good control over his emotions and tends to call games as they are IMO.