I did not make this headline up
I haven't heard anything about this before just seeing a small rumor on ESPN.
Apparently, if the potential Thrashers move (which Bettman has denied) happens, realignment could bring the Wings to the Eastern Conference. I'm not an insider, so I can't read the story, but that's what the headline says.
I, for one, would completely support it. Getting to play the Penguins more would make that more of a rivalry, and game times / travel schedule would make the playoffs much easier on the fans and the players. Not to mention, it would probably be an easier path to the finals.
Anyone think this could actually happen?
Game 7 tonight. 9 PM EST from San Jose.
Clowe a gametime decision for the Sharks. No word on Franzen for the Wings.
Make it happen fellas...
Same formula: throw pucks at the net early and often and go hard after them, work hard in the corners, skate, skate, skate. Hopefully get puck luck, early goals and stay out of the box.
It's tough, though, facing elimination every game.
Franzen looked better at the start of game 4, but the announcers pointed out in the second period (IIRC) he was slowing. Hope his ankle has improved, we really need him to get going.
As expected, Max Domi was drafted 8th overall by the Kingston Frontenacs in the OHL Priority Selection. Domi has repeatedly stated that he wants to play for Michigan, but Kingston is probably the team that has the best chance of luring him away.
Game 4 on. Setoguchi did a slewfoot on Bertuzzi, no call, Bertuzzi went after him and shoved him, jawing back and forth when they got to their benches.
Wings going hard to the net, Niemi misplayed the puck behind the net but scrambled to keep it out.