First, to the hockey gods: I am not assuming a victory tomorrow for the Red Wings. This is merely a hypothetical conversation.
Should we win the series, we are looking at the Ducks or the Canucks (ha! it rhymes!). My question is: who would you rather face?
For my money, the Ducks scare me. I concede that Luongo is a good goalie, but I don't get the impression he's in the midst of a crazy playoff hot streak. The Ducks, on the other hand, have plenty of talent and basically underperformed this year. Beating the Sharks will give them huge momentum. This is especially true if they win in 5 games.
Unless the Sharks stretch it to 7 games and lose, I'd rather play Vancouver.
If I hear one more person try to argue that the success or demise of a sports team has any correlation to the economy I will quit this board! PAAALEASE! "State won the NC in b-ball, I can't wait to go buy a 2009 Silverado!" "The Red Wings just won the Stanley cup, I can't wait to invest in Better Made potato chips!" "The GR Griffins just won the IHL! I am going right to Steelecase to buy that sweet new office desk!" or "The lions went 0-16, that's it, I am not shopping at Meijer this year!"
I think you get my point. Please don't mix team pride with economic vitality.
If your team wins, you may buy a hat or T-shirt, but that does not have much effect on our economic health. Unless a resident MGoEconomist can prove me wrong.
Read in the free press this morning that Osgood is starting in the playoffs. I think its good that Babcock is finally making the decision either way. Ozzie's experience will go a long way though and hopefully we see the Wings crank it up to playoff intensity in the last couple of games here. What does everyone think?
Go Mav's! Go Blue! Go to hell OSU!
Here we are in the UK (been here almost a year now actually lol) The boy is quaterback for the EK Mavericks youth team and i have recently accepted a position as defensive coach.. God help them, i've not played football since i was 10!
Ken Holland's the best.