Tuesday, June 9, 2009

A Culmination of a Seasons Work

It's here. Game 6. A chance to skate Lord Stanley around Mellon Arena for the second year in a row. A chance for Hossa to show he made the right choice. A chance for Ozzie to further prove his case for Hall of Fame status. A chance to cement their dynasty.

The media has flipped a bitch once again. After game 4 they harped on the tired, old, and dead Wings. They began to purchase special black and gold frames to hold the first photo of Sidney Crosby carrying the cup. And then after game 5, well they decided to leap back onto the Red Wings bandwagon. As pathetic as all of this may be, none of it matters.

There is still a lot of hockey to play. And really anything can happen. Which is what will make today inexplicably stressful. During normal situations I am curled up in the fetal position, sick with worry, unable to comprehend a loss....but today, well let's just say a game 7 is not an option. Not only will my nerves decide to quite this bitch, but I will also be on my way to Vegas for my bachlorette party Friday, and well that is not a place to handle a game 7. It needs to be wrapped up tonight. Finished. Another dagger into the heart of Sidney's Uncle Gary.

Saying Pittsburgh will be playing with desperation is possibly the biggest understatement of the year. I'm sure the thought of watching the Wings skate with the Cup in their building for the second year in a row has caused more than one bed wetting night terror. So Detroit's challenge, they need to match that desperation. Come out strong, play a full 60 minutes. Play their game. Because if they do......

Don't underestimate either team, but remember, this 'old' team of Red Wings is full of champions, veterans and rookies who know and love the game. And you can be sure, they are ready and know what it will take to win.

No real preview today. There's no point, no need. Nothing more can be said, it's all felt, known, and understood by the Wing's past, present, and future.

"You've got to love what you're doing. If you love it, you can overcome any handicap or the soreness or all the aches and pains, and continue to play for a long, long time. "-Gordie Howe

"I also feel I adapted. I was willing to try to fit into any role. The way I figured, it was always up to me to prove my worth, that I deserved to be here. "- Steve Yzerman

"It's been a great honor for me to be a player for the Detroit Red Wings, to play for an Original Six franchise. I know I'm far from perfect, but I learned a lot." - Steve Yzerman

"The first thing on my mind is that great players aren't judged on one play, one series or even one full season or career performance. It's all about lifting the Stanley Cup ... one time, two times, whatever. That's all that I really wanted since I saw my first Stanley Cup Final when I was 13 or 14. When I saw the greatest players in the world celebrate winning by raising the Cup high into the air, I knew it was something I wanted to do. To me this is a defining moment for anyone who strives to be the best. And doing it with this group of guys, battling through four series, was real special."-Henrik Zetterberg

The time is here, it's now. The Wings, they will not let this opportunity pass them by. The leaders, the grinders, the front office, this is what they work for, what they strive for. The Detroit Red Wings do not make it the Stanley Cup Finals, fight through adversity, pull together as a team, to watch an undeserving spoiled child carry the cup. No, they will be ready. They know their time is here.


  1. 1 (win) to 12 (Cups).

    Game on - 16 (wins) for 16 (Konstantinov)!

    Skate to the motherf*cking throat.

    Show no mercy - LEAVE NO DOUBT.

  2. One more win. Game 7 is not an option, I can't handle it.

    Bad enough tonight that I have to work late, it is killing me.

    Pittsburgh will be flying from the drop of the puck. Wings must fly right back at them and play smart, patient hockey.

    One more! One to 12!

  3. WINGS_FAN_IN_KC writes:

    A kick in the BALLS!

    At least the Wings have a chance to win Friday AT HOME. I don't know what it is about going to Pittsburgh that changes this team. They don't seem to hit as much and, more importantly, they don't get out of the way of the oncoming hits.

    There was zero room on the ice - bodies clogging up the passing and shooting lanes. Gotta say that Osgood kept them in it and gave 'em a chance to tie. At least there was no ENG but goddammit, I’m disappointed this was the best the Wings could muster with a chance to keep the Cup.

    The Pens earned this win they got tonite. They capitalized on two of the glaring mistakes Detroit made defensively. The Wings had the best chance of the game that would’ve tied it late in the third on that Buckets breakaway, and Cleary simply didn’t get it done that time.

    That's strange for Buckets.....he's usually automatic. Weird but, I’m strangely calm......I’ll be "corner rocking" on Friday, but overall, I’m surprisingly not worried. I didn't see anything tonite (unlike during and after Game 4) that indicated the wheels are off the track and they Wings won't have a stellar game AT HOME on Friday.

    12 for 12 on the 12th!