We didn’t do one of these the first time around so here it goes…
Category #1: How did Your Last Game Go?
Vancouver: 6-1 Loss @ St. Louis
Detroit: 9-1 Win @ Columbus
Both played rematches of their respective Western Conference Quarterfinals opponents. St. Louis got revenge for bowing out in four games. Detroit got revenge for some people saying the series with the BJ’s should have went 5 games.
Winner: Detroit…by a goal differential of +13
Category #2: Biggest Fan Butt-Kissing
Detroit: Used to give cars away every home game back in the troubling start to the Illitch dynasty. Now has given away bobble heads, Plaques, and free programs at every home game.
Vancouver: Actually retired the #7 on the team in honor of the fans being “the seventh Canuck”…yeah, I didn’t believe it at first either.
Winner: Vancouver…a banner? Really?
Category #3: Looks Most Like a Celebrity
Vancouver: Roberto Luongo as Jean Girard in Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
“…and likes taking strolls with his husband, Gregory.”
Detroit: Todd Bertuzzi as The Unabomber (inside joke for some)
Now that you actually compare the two, this could be Todd after a few years of seclusion hiding in the Rockies.
Category #4: Who’s more Banged-Up?
Michael Grabner (ankle)
Alex Bolduc (shoulder)
Roberto Luongo (ribs)
Daniel Sedin (foot)
Jannik Hansen (hand)
Pavol Demitra (shoulder)
Andreas Lilja (head)
Johan Franzen (knee)
Valtteri Filppula (wrist)
Jason Williams (leg)
Winner: Detroit…quality over quantity. Luongo is back, Sedin will be soon.
Tie-Breaker Category: Stanley Cups Won
Vancouver has….**cough cough**
Winner: Detroit by a score of 11-0
Predicion: I’m guessing that Detroit still has a few goals saved up for tonight. Though I am worried about over-playing the depth players last night (Helm, Abdelkader, Eaves) and over-resting the stars (Datsyuk, Zetterberg). I’ll give this one to Detroit by a score of 3-1. Welcome back to Detroit, Sammy.