January 29th, 2014
Does “Russian city near the Black Sea” sound like a place where lovely things happen?
No. Not at all, but Sochi is a place that fits this ominous description. It’s also a place some people in Detroit would prefer the Red Wings avoid. A trip to Sochi is alarming because it could seal Detroit’s fate for the remainder of this...
December 18th, 2013
Watching Detroit hasn't been much fun recently and enjoying writing about the team requires even more effort. But here’s another attempt, nonetheless.
Film, T.V. and literature are the finest sources of inspiration and wisdom for non-scriptural people. For the Red Wings who fall into this category of person, or for those...
December 4th, 2013
The players who ensured Detroit's survival in the post-Yzerman era are both injured.
Without Datsyuk and Zetterberg the Red Wings are forced to stomach an appetizer for a meal we all knew was cooking in some revolting crock pot: life without numbers 13 and 40.
This is bad. This is so bad. The collective PTSD...
November 27th, 2013Ease the pain. Find inner peace. Reach enlightenment. Forgive yourself. Cleanse.
More sanguine Detroit fans have been saying these things to themselves recently, and we all know why. The Red Wings show signs of improving, but so far the 2013-2014 season has brought out the worst in the Detroit fan base.
Twitter feeds have...
November 22nd, 2013While Steve Moore, former member of the Colorado Avalanche, knew hockey was dangerous when he started playing it, he did not expect Todd Bertuzzi, former member of the Vancouver Canucks, to attack him the way he did on March 8, 2004.
October 30th, 2013
Few things are more irritating than a Johnny-or-Jane-come-lately who expects reverence.
This being the case, most "fair-weather fan" accusations are perfectly valid.
"Don't tell me who's gonna be in the finals. How would you know?" is what Johnny needs to hear.
"Take off that hat and stop talking about how you wanna...
October 22nd, 2013
"Hockeynistas," almost by definition, have a disdain for other sports.
But the lethal NFL concussion crisis turns this disdain into concern; concern for our fellow human beings; concern for our friends; and concern for our precious NHL.
PBS recently released "League Of Denial," a devastating documentary examining the effects of...
October 17th, 2013
Even the most obnoxious person can be right.
Some people will self-flagellate before admitting an enemy is correct, because looking foolish is apparently preferable to making concessions. So instead of embarrassing themselves in this manner, it's better for those unable to stomach Don Cherry to admit he was right about Tomas...