Monday, January 18, 2010

Life is weird.

I should be writing my position paper, so of course I'm writing a blog post! Some thoughts:

-I'm still annoyed about the call in the shootout on Saturday. It's okay, Ken Holland is too. Apparently he reamed someone out during the first intermission of the game yesterday. Hopefully it was someone important and not the coffee peon or something.

-This weekend felt like the playoffs. I don't know if the wives are withholding sex or if the players finally figured out that they are OUT OF FUCKING PLAYOFF POSITION but they were actually trying. It was weird.

-The Red Wings suck at shootouts. Apparently Babcock is protesting their existence by not working on them in practice. I appreciate the sentiment, but holy hell we need work (Z, I'm looking at you here).

-Fortunately shootouts don't exist in the playoffs (which we are going to make goddammit). And even more fortunately, this weekend led me to believe that in a playoff situation, Detroit is still competitive with any team in the league. You can't win in the playoffs with a skills competition. You have to outskate and outshoot the other team- and the Red Wings did that in both overtime periods this weekend. They just ended before they could put the puck in.

-I think Osgood might actually start a game this week. It'll be the first time since before Christmas. The mommy in me wants to give Jimmy a break. Maybe Ozzie has stewed enough that he'll actually redeem himself!

-I saw a kid wearing a Kopitar shersey today. I didn't realize there were Kings fans in Michigan. It made me think of Erika.

-Living in my house is hysterical. A couple of minutes ago, this happened:

Scene: I am in my room screwing around on the internet. Danielle is in her room across the hall. Action!

My phone: *ringringring*
Me: Hello?
Mom: Hi honey! How are you?
Danielle: ...hello?
Me: Eh, it's Monday.
Mom: I know that.
Danielle:'s Monday? What?
Me: *hysterical laughter*
Mom: What's so funny?
Me: I'm on the phone! *more hysterical laughter*
Mom: Never mind, I'll call you back.
Danielle: ...oh. *joins in the hysterical laughter*

We laughed for a good five minutes AND my mom just texted me instead of keeping me on the phone for half an hour. Win.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

You have GOT to be kidding me.

Okay, I know that I am still very, VERY upset about this, but I want you all to consider how you would feel if this happened to the Pens, Sens, Hawks, or whoever else you may be cheering for.

The Red Wings/Stars game today went to a shootout. This in itself is frustrating because the game-tying goal was iffy at best, but whatever. The point is that we got to a shootout. The first eight thousand or so shooters for each team missed (it was actually five or six).

Steve Ott skated out to shoot for Dallas. His shot was smothered right around the goal line. The ref on the goal line was not behind the net, but rather off to the side, and skated in so close to see where the puck was that he almost bashed his head on the post. He called a save. The other ref, who was out at center ice, skated in and said it had to go to video review. Understandable, refs are fallible and from the benches it probably looked like it went in.

While we were waiting for Toronto to figure out what to do, FSN showed us a replay of the shot from several angles. Because of the way Jimmy Howard was positioned, you can't actually see the puck from most of the cameras. We thought that was why the call was taking so long. Incidentally, the best camera angle was from the penalty box side, very similar to the line of sight the ref had as he skated to the post.

After the review, the ref skated out to center ice and called the goal good.

None of us knew what was going on until Ken Daniels and Mickey Redmond were notified during the postgame show that:

1) the ref at the net called no-goal
2) the film in Toronto was inconclusive
3) the other ref, who was at Center Ice, CALLED THE GOAL GOOD

The on-ice call was overturned, not by conclusive video evidence in Toronto (IE the way the rules say it should be overturned), but by the other ref who was half the rink away and could not have possibly seen where the puck was at the critical moment.

Ken Holland, I expect you to go cut a bitch.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Does anyone still read this?

Clearly I never learned from my many aborted LiveJournal attempts in high school that I suck at keeping a blog, haha.

But I just wanted to tell everyone that Jimmy Howard is a BAMF and Darren Helm can teleport. (Seriously, there is no other explanation for his goal last night... he teleported.)

Also, winners come from Newfoundland!

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