Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Kick 'Em When They're Down: Canucks

So last Friday, I decided to add a little post-win tradition whereby I go and find some smack talkin' by a beaten opponent's blogger either the day of or the morning after the Red Wings go on to win.  You may have forgotten, because we hadn't won a game since last Friday.  Well last night the Wings rallied in the 3rd period to topple the Vancouver Canucks, snapping Vancouver's three game winning streak.  So it's time to find some smack talking...

Problem is...I couldn't find any.  I checked,, Canucks and Beyond,,,  and The Cancuck Way, only to see no trash talking whatsoever from the Vancouver blogosphere.  Nothing, Nathan, nada.

That is unheard of.  Outrageous.  Baffling.  So I guess we'll just use what The Cancuck Way had to say about last night's game...

After jumping out to a 2-0 lead, courtesy of a couple of soft-ish goals on Chris Osgood, the Canucks couldn’t find a way to put away the boys in white and red. Heaven knows they tried, as Ryan Kesler and Mason Raymond both had dangerous chances to make it 3-1, but backup Jimmy Howard (drafted by Detroit 2/64 in 2003) played exceptional in relief of Osgood.

So not only do they not talk trash before hand, these arrogant and self-righteous Canuck bloggers have the audacity to pay us compliments!  I know, I'm just as angry as you are.  And it gets worse...

Pavol Datysuk would register his 2nd of the game to put the Wings up 3-2, and also take home first star honors. Although more quiet than normal to start the season, it looked like this game infused some energy and sense of urgency into the All-Star center. He’s recorded 97 points in each of the last two seasons, and was a huge factor in Detroit’s come-from-behind win.

How dare you call him an All-Star...he didn't even play in the All-Star Game last year!  A REAL All-Star would've merited a phone call from Gary Bettman, outright begging him to come to Montreal despite nursing an injury.

It's stupid, I know.  But waking up to find the opposition pumping our tires after a win is an all-together new experience for me.  Thanks to Larenzo from The Canuck Way for at least letting me write about something...stupid classy Vancouver gentlemen!


  1. Chris in Hockey HellOctober 28, 2009 at 10:38 AM

    "courtesy of a couple of soft-ish goals on Chris Osgood"

    Soft-ish? WTF?? I'm sorry, but even as a Wings fan, those 2 goals Ozzie let in were dog-shit horrible. Howie played great, not really much he could do about the goals he allowed. He could have come out and cut down the angle a little bit more on Schneider's goal, but it was a good shot. Sedin's goal on the 5-on-3 (bullshit call on Stuie btw) wasn't his fault either. The guys did a great job coming back in this one. Homer's goal at the end of the first really helped get the momentum back after that crappy start by Osgood. Everyone seemed to have good jump tonight. All in all, a great road game.

  2. I thought Canadians spelled it "honours"...

  3. Maybe he's not really Canadian...