Wings enter today's game with the Wild with a two game losing streak and a bilgillion injuries to boot, including the great Datsyuk.
BUT WAIT - I'M GETTING WORD THAT ITS GOING TO BE FINE. MIKAEL SAMUELSSON IS BACK IN THE LINEUP. PRAISE BE TO LARRY MURPHY'S HIPSTER GLASSES!
Yup, that's the good news going into the game tonight. You can ignore the news that Helm and Franzen still aren't close to skating and Bertuzzi has been WALKING WITH A CANE. Read that again if you need to. Bertuzzi is walking with a CANE. Cue the old team jokes immediately.
Datsyuk is 50/50 to returning tonight, which is great news that he hasn't caught the full version of what Helm and Franzan have. Mrazek starts in net, which will be interesting. I liked what I saw so far.
Disgusting Stat of the Day: Kronwall is -6 over the past three games.
But, in happier news, even with roughly 2/3 of the Wings looking worse than Joe Sakic after clearing the snow from his driveway, the Wild--you know, the team that Zach Parise and Ryan Suter decided to spend the rest of their careers with only to have their cheap-ass owner immediately turn the table and shove a Gary Bettman sponsored knife into their backs--still find themselves two points behind the
Griffins Red Wings. The great Suter has zero goals and 8 assists so far, to go with a -4 +/- rating. That's all-star stats there Ryan. Makes me glad we didn't get stuck with that albatross of a contract for the next 11 or whatever years.
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