ESPN's poll question today: What would you rather watch, NFL pre-season or playoff hockey? It's always nice to see a supposedly all-sports network showing open hostility to a major sport that is having the most compelling play-offs in decades. Interestingly, states that voted overwhelmingly for pre-season football: Georgia, Arizona, and oh yeah, California. I'm guessing folks in Hamilton Ontario wouldn't be tuning out the Stanley Cup finals for Roughriders vs. Argonauts but maybe that's just me. Way to go Gary Bettman!
Anyway since this board thankfully isn't ESPN, what does everybody think about the game tonight? Do the Wings close it out on the road? Is Getzlaf sick, hurt or both? Will the home crowd carry the Ducks or will they all stay home to hear about Brett Favre throwing around a football with some high school kids?