rundown of Michigan's riser
Detroit Red Wings
Not that this makes up for an awful day for Michigan sports fans, but the Red Wings are 4-0 for the first time since 97-98. Franzen scored in the last minute of OT to beat the Wild.
So I was just going over my sports schedule this weekend and noticed this:
Michigan Football: 7pm EST
Detroit Tigers: 8pm EST
Detroit Red Wings: 9pm EST
Really? We have to have all three teams play at the same time?
I understand Michigan sets its schedule before either the Wings or Tigers and the Wings have to play an evening game after playing the night before, so why can't the Tigers play at 3:30pm? Anyone else frustrated with the scheduling?
Despite a freep report saying yesterday saying Chris Osgood and Ken Holland will be holding a teleconference to announce the goalie has signed another one year contract...sources are now saying he will announce his retirement at this press conference and take a developmental job with the organization.
It is expected the Wings will sign Ty Conklin as their backup for this upcoming season...
But now, to the more interesting aspect of this announcement: the Hall of Fame Debate. I am not sure that there is another HOF debate that gets more heated. On one hand you have a 400 win, three time Stanley Cup Champion, two as a starter (another all the way to game 7 where he would have won the conn smyth...but I choose not to remember that due to painful memories)...on the other hand, those who say he was never that good, but was supported by the best franchise in the past 20 years in the NHL (which I find to be a stupid argument...by that logic, Grant Fhur was not HOF worthy either since he played on arguably the most talented teams ever...). I think with over 400 wins, Osgood deserves to be in the Hall of Fame. I think a less obvious question is if the Wings will ever retire his jersey...
What do you think?
As user Tripp Welborne asked in this thread - http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/ot-wings-sign-mike-commodore - The Commodore to wear 64 campaign is in full swing.
Commodore is considering the number switch - http://twitter.com/#!/commie22/status/88849450428137472
Reports going around the news that Red Wings D-Man Brian Rafalski will retire on Wednesday...
Probably because of the knee and back problems that have really hurt him the past few years. I did not see this coming, but this will probably be a better situation than a not healthy Rafalski for the future. The ultimate positive spin to this: That is $6 million more for Ken Holland to play with/make some magic happen.
In honor of the possibility of another great Red Wing memory tonight, I'm just wondering which game or moment has defined your allegiance to arguably the most successful professional organization in sports over the last twenty years.
Mine is McCarty's goal against Philly in 1997. My grandma was a diehard fan and McCarty was her favorite player. Everytime I watch that video now I have a hard time fighting back tears.