Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Chicken Little wants a post about my Wings!

I love that I turned chicken little on to the Red Wings! I feel so proud! Hee.

Unfortunately, I can't be as detailed about the Stanley Cup finals as I can with tennis. At least so far. I watched the two Stanley Cup finals games on Saturday and Sunday, but not with full focus. The Wings make me nervous at times and I have to look away when there is a prolonged stretch where the Penguins are pressing and keeping the puck on our end. I did see a couple of spectacular saves by Osgood.

There was a bit of a dust-up at the end of game two, and I got nervous when some Pens went after Zetterberg and some fights broke out. I'm a hockey chick, but I've never liked the fighting! Tensions were high, and apparently there is some discussion going on as to whether a Penguin or two will serve a game suspension but I didn't get all the details. I do know that the Wings coach Mike Babcock is on record as saying he didn't feel anything that went on warranted any suspensions.

Pavel Datsyuk is still out with an injury, which I really believe is a broken foot and he won't be back (he took a puck to the foot - ouch!), but the Wings are being coy about that injury. Day to day. It just shows how deep this team is though, when you consider how key of a player they're missing.

Anyway, the Wings are up 2-0 in this series, both games played at home so far, so now they head to Penguins territory. We'll see how they do in their house. I think these last two games were a lot closer than the scorelines show (both games 3-1). The two teams are very evenly matched and I'm afraid of the Penguins, to be honest. The Penguins' play literally put me on the living room floor last year in agony over some very close games. If the Wings can take one of these next two...well, I'll be an insufferable fan. Are you with me, chicken little?

GO WINGS!

13 comments:

chickenlittle said...

Darcy:

I'm with you! Gonna watch tonight too!

The Wings bring me back to a time when I used to follow UW college hockey, many years ago. I've always been in awe of the way the players can skate in every which way-stopping and turning on a dime. Most everything that moves on ice has very little friction and those guys make it look so easy.

Thanks again for granting my wish; your love of sports is truly contagious. caveat lector

chickenlittle said...

Darcy,

I should add that my support of the Wings is also a symbolic support of Detroit and the people of Michigan like you. You guys have landed on some hard times lately which will take a lot of doing to get through.
I'm cheering for you guys!

Darcy said...

Aww...El Pollo. You're such a sweetie! Thank you. For all of that.

chickenlittle said...

Lovin' the "Hockey Chicks" tag. More please!

birdie bob said...

With tonight's win, if the Penguins can "hold serve" on Thursday it's a 3 game series (master of the obvious, I am) and anything can happen! LET'S GO PENS!

Darcy said...

LOL!

You couldn't wait to do that, birdiebob. :)

Alright for you. Game on!

GO WINGS!

birdie bob said...

Actually, I think the Wings are a decided favorite. They play more as a team than anyone in the league. Also, I subscribe to the adage that "defense wins championships" (in ANY sport) and I think the Wings play great defense. But you're right -- I couldn't wait! :-)

Darcy said...

Hee. Glad to have you here, birdie bob. And look, I do respect the Pens, and if they take this from my Wings, I'll be celebrating that, too. The two best teams in hockey!

Great game last night!

chickenlittle said...

chickenlittle? birdie bob? wings? penguins?
What kind of avian magnet are you? :-)

Darcy said...

The Birdwoman of Blogspot?

Trooper York said...

Hey you are not the Birdwoman of Blogspot unless the cukoo shows up.

And it will be a while before you see Althouse here. Just sayn'

Hee, hee.

Trooper York said...

Oh and I thought this was a reciepe post when I read the headline.

Darcy said...

Oh. LOL.