Tonight is a big night. Remember what I said last game about it not being any different than any other day? I lied.
We've layed the foundation for something truly amazing. The boys have played hard and actually do, in fact, have something to show for it. But, don't let that allow you to think for a second that this is going to be easy... It isn't.
You see, this team is standing at a fork in the road. There are two paths. One leads to hard work and a Conference Finals appearance. The other leads to even harder work against this same team until someone gets to 4. The Wings have 3 tries to get to 4. Personally, I want them to dispatch these jerks tonight. The question is... which road will they take? Will enough be enough?
To answer that question, just look at their captain and how he's responded... yeah... we're in their heads.
Choose the work and let's go see some Finals!
Btw... Ericsson... from last pick to 1 pairing. Check out Bickel after being hit by BIG RIG.
Enjoy the game... no matter what.
Nothing's easy with this team. Should have guessed. Sorry for using the Chicago poster again... guess it IS bad luck.
What would be sweeter? Finishing off Chicago in their barn tonight and silencing their fans or taking it back to the Joe and letting the home crowd witness the demise?
Is it anger or fear? That leads to the dark side? Quenneville wanted his team angry.. And they sure looked angry during game 4...
I read this and it reminded me of the Robert Frost poem, "The Road Not Taken"
TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood, and sorry I could not travel both. And be one traveler, long I stood and looked down one as far as I could to where it bent in the undergrowth;Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps the better claim ,because it was grassy and wanted wear; Though as for that the passing there had worn them really about the same, And both that morning equally lay in leaves no step had trodden black. Oh, I kept the first for another day! Yet knowing how way leads on to way, I doubted if I should ever come back. I shall be telling this with a sigh. Somewhere ages and ages hence:Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference
I would very much like to see Johnny PeePants have a full-out tantrum on the ice & get booted from the game along with Bickell & Shaw getting KRONWALLED into next year.