Thursday, April 23, 2009

Tears of an Expatriate

So yeah, like I said in my first post here, I'm a Michigan expatriate, moved to Denver, CO.  I also do not have the extra cash to spend on buying NHL Center Ice, because I spend most of my disposable income on actually playing hockey at local rinks.  I also have a job that has me working on weekends, until about 8 or 9 in the evening, mountain time.  This pretty much means I have a hard time getting to see Wings games, unless they're carried on Versus (or Altitude, if the Wings are playing the Avs), and even when they are on nationally, I can't always watch them.  This makes me cry.  If this were a paper, instead of a computer screen, you could see the stains of my tears falling as I write this.  Maybe that's a little melodramatic, but you get the point.  

Obviously, this inhibits my ability to write recaps of Wings games, because I don't get to see them.  Of course, I could always just post some random bullshit about how Chris Osgood has been so good, only giving up 2 goals in three games, or how this proves that everything is 100% A-O-K for the Winged Wheel.  But you can read any idiot and get a big steaming pile of nonsensical shit slopped onto your plate, so I won't do that.  

That said, hopefully that should change, moving through the playoffs.  Obviously, there being fewer series to cover each round, the Wings will see more and more national time on Versus, allowing me to see and comment on more games.  Further, things in my personal life might be going such that I'll be able to quit my current job before the playoffs end, though that would probably only kick in for the Cup Finals.  Thus, I can tell you (all 5 of you that read this), that things should become more active here as the playoffs roll on.  

As for Game 4 tonight between DET/CLB:  Tonight the Wings will win the series in a sweep, and move on to the second round, where they will either meet Vancouver or Anaheim.  The big question is if anyone can score a goal in Columbus' first playoff run besides R.J. Umberger.  Here's hoping the answer to that is a big no.  Expect a fast start by CLB as they try to get an early lead and salvage some respect out of this series.  They might get a goal early, but even if they do, I doubt it will be enough.  Go Wings!

1 comment:

  1. I'd imagine that you'll have a much easier time following the Red Wings going forward. That team is just depressingly good.