Lidstrom out with the flu tonight, though he's being profiled from now until the puck drops (7:30ET) on NBC Sports/Versus.
About to crack open some Fat Tire, sit down and enjoy the show/game.
Gotta admire his routine, the guy is a machine.
Thanks for the heads up.
Anyone got a stream for the game tonight?
that's your source for any and all red wings games. they have ken and mickey/murph with the commentary. its the way to go.
I'm young but Nick Lidstrom is the finest player I've ever seen play.
There was always a special something watching Yzerman, in my opinion. Lidstrom is probably my second favorite player of my lifetime (12/1989-present), but way ahead of number three.
I was born in 2/1990, so the three favorite players of my lifetime are McCarty, Lidstrom, and Yzerman. Every time I turn on a Wings game, I miss the Captain. Hopefully he'll take Kenny Holland's job, whenever he wants to retire.
Same. I was born in 89 and Yzerman was/is my favorite player of all time but I haven't seen anyone play so flawlessly like Lidstrom.
I think it's funny Dave Brandon is your pic BTW
Zetterberg looks funny in formal attire. All in all, I love seeing this behind the scenes stuff for sports (although I'm not a big fan of it for shows/movies).
Are you in Colorado?
It's been nice having Wings games on NBC Sports and the Michigan game on ESPN this week. If only they would put BTN on the basic package.
I can also get it at home in Illinois. Love me some Fat Tire, it's my go-to session beer 3/4 seasons. I'm actually drinking it out of a can right now, which I thought was really cool when it first came around.
This time of year I'm enjoying my Hopslam.
I do love Hopslam, but I can't drink more than a couple in a night. That and it's twenty dollars a six pack and I'm still on a student budget. Fat Tire is perfect for drinking-drinking, because it's much better than Budweiser or something, but it's still a pretty light ale, and available year round.
Probably gonna get the banhammer for this, but all I ever drink in the summer is Leinenkugal's Summer Shandy. I get a craving maybe five times all summer for an Oberon, but other than that, those are the two beers I rely on throughout the year.
I have to agree with you, Summer Shandy is delicious. Of course, my usual fall back beer is a cold Budwesier, being that I'm still in undergrad. Just had my first Hopslam not too long ago. Delicious.
Do you tell the clerk it's for megangoblue... I kid of course.
I've also got Hopslam tonight. Hooray Bell's. Anyone try the Sam Adams Alpine Spring yet? The commercial definitely intrigued me. Looked like a hopped up bock.
I have to wait until Tuesday at a Bell's Tasting in DC;
A place in Alexandria, VA sold out 15 cases in 4 hours today. Nuts.
I was five the last time the Red Wings played a season without Nick Lidstrom. When he retires, It's going to be awfully weird when they take the ice for the first game of the season and there's no number 5.
Sounds like Nik is out for tonight. Bummer
Lidstrom did not come with the team to the Bell Centre tonight. His streak of playing in 213 straight game will come to an end.
Edit: Damn! I need to start reading the OP!
If anyone is interested, Darren McCarty is hosting an Official Red Wings viewing party at Good Time Charley's tonight. They're giving away prizes and such, should be a good time.
I actually subscribed to NBC Sports so I can catch whatever wings games they air from now until the end of the season. Got sick of not being able to catch Wings games here in Cleveland.
Not a good start.
"Kindl has been a healthy scratch for the past couple of game"
I wonder why. Dude turns the puck over and gets called for a penalty on his 3rd shift.
Luckily, Montreal's abject lack of discipline is keeping us in the game.
You gotta be shitting me!
Well, turns out losing a seven time Norris winner is a problem for the defense. Garbage first goal, sure, but the second was bad, and this one was depressing.
K. Pull Howard.
aaaaaaaaand lets forget this game ever happened. totally flat tonight.
Please get number five on Skype or something and have a good pep talk.
My eyes are bleeding from those garbage goals.
period we have had all year, bar none (Habs of course). Still we are horrible and are very vulnerable to teams that have the bodies and ability to cycle.
Sucks not having your #1 d-man eh?
And you are screwing up our draft choice tank!
You guys should get more UM alums.
K. Pull Konklin.
Drink all the Fat Tire in the fridge while hating on the Canadiens. And the flu.
I am torn between the fact that I have no desire to watch my team embarass themselves further and morbid curiosity about whether they can hang 10 on us.
The worst part is, I can't even drink to numb the pain on account of this damned cold.
I'm glad I picked up some really strong beers yesterday.
Not a shutout.
Pulled within 4!