Tonight the Wings will take to the ice in Bridgestone Arena to take on the Nashville Predators in game 1 of the Western Conference Quarter Finals. I'm not going to lie here when I say I'm honestly very scared about this match up. The Preds have been damn hot at the end of the year and you better believe that arena will be electric with noise coming down from every where. The biggest concern I have right now is knowing Helm is still not 100% with his MCL injury. We need him to be 100% in the lineup. This team seems to just click when he's in there along with Cleary too. The good news is it looks like Helm will be in tonight according to http://www.sportsoverdose.com/nhl-players/darren-helm but Cleary however is still not 100% sure he'll play all game either. I know you need to win every game in the playoffs but tonight in my opinion is a must win. We need to send both Nashville and the West a message saying "we might be beat up but damn it we're still deadly." Not a lot of people out there are saying we'll get to the 2nd round. Need to make a strong stand tonight and get the early series lead! I'm sick of hearing "Renne" this "Raduolov" that. Time to put these bastards in their place! GO WINGS!
Hockey pet peeve: "when a teammate tips a puck in on you, which is exactly how my first collegiate goal against happened. Thanks, Copper."