Jimmy Had to be the Man

For the 19th consecutive time, the Detroit Red Wings will be playing for a chance to hoist Lord Stanley’s Cup.  Before the Olympic Break, I posed a question to you while we were still on the outside of the top 8.  I wanted to know who we needed to put the saddle on and run with to make it into the spot that we now currently occupy.  On Sunday, despite losing to the Flyers and Dan Carcillo’s disgusting porn stache, we clinched one of those 8 spots…

Well you folks called it.  You said that Jimmy had to be the best player and who is going to argue that he wasn’t in the month of March?


  • Rookie of the Month for March
  • 2nd Overall Star of the Month for March
  • Won seven consecutive starts
  • Posted a 12-2-1 record, 2.24 GA/A, .918 save percentage and a goose egg to boot.
  • Seriously boosted his Rookie of the Year momentum

Yeah, the kid had a hell of a month and because he did, Detroit managed to climb from 9th place to 6th place with a chance to increase their position to this point with only 3 games left.  Any notion that Ozzie might be our go-to guy were put to rest on that “clinching Easter Sunday”.  Jimmy is the man…but you all obviously knew that already.