Columbus: Ken Hitchcock as Paul Bearer
Detroit: Brad McCrimmon as Marty Jannetty
Sure not much similarity back when Jannetty was in his prime, but look at him now….
Winner: Surprisingly, Detroit...because Jannetty might actually do a better job of coaching the PK
Category #2: Dumbest Player
Columbus: Mike Commodore, for taking this photo...
Detroit: Doesn’t matter, no one tops that in stupidity.
Category #3: Better Mascot
Columbus: The cannon. Fired off every time the Blue Jackets score a goal at home. Thank god that 8-2 drubbing last season was NOT at their home rink. The cannon is also always accompanied by “For Those About to Rock” by AC/DC.
Detroit: The scoreboard goes ablaze during the pre-game during the Stanley Cup play-offs.
Winner: Actually, I’m calling this one a tie…the cannon is unique, but the Joe makes up lost points for saving the firepower for the the play-offs (much like the team does).
Since Jimmy Howard will be starting tonight, I have a sneaking suspicion that this will be a high-scoring affair. Rick Nash is a beast and against Jimmy? I fear for the republic. Wings win, but it won’t be pretty…7-6