Score Watching Sucks Less Now

The red hot (9-2-1 in their last 12) Detroit Red Wings may be idle this evening, but there’s plenty of action going on around the league this evening.  Here’s my take on the games including Western Conference teams…

  • NJD vs CBJ: Columbus is too far down the standings to be a threat and the Devs are in the Eastern Conference.  Maybe the little bit of me that remembers the Olympics has me pulling for Parise and the boys.  Actually, if they win, they’ll pass the Pens in the Atlantic Division.  Forget the ‘Who Cares?’…go Devils.
  • NSH vs DAL: Can somebody please beat Nashville?  I don’t even care if it’s you, Dallas.  Not afraid of Dallas catching us in 10 games (knock on wood), so let’s see if we can’t catch those pesky Preds after all.
  • MIN vs SJS: Pinky?  Or Sushi?  The comical and inevitable fall of the San Jose Sharks is apparently coming earlier than usual this year.  I can’t help but feel like this is some sort of master-mind play by Todd McLellan.  Well regardless, if the Sushi want to soften Pinky’s Wild up for us a little, they’ll hear no complaints from me.
  • CHI vs PHX: A few years ago, these two teams probably played near this same date while both were nowhere NEAR making the play-offs.  Now they’re battling for first in the conference…weird.
  • CGY vs ANA: The more breathing room between us and Calgary, the better.  As much as it pains me to cheer for the Ducks.  Well…I wouldn’t call it ‘cheering for them’, more like ‘I’ll be less irritated if they win’.
  • EDM vs VAN: Last place Oilers…go get those ‘Nucks.