Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Christmas Special: Detroit Red Wings

Team Wishlist: Jimmy Howard getting some fame. This was a topic on 's Backhand Shelf. Host Rob Pizzo highlighted Howard's stats, he's the league leader in wins, a nice .932 save percentage, 3 shutouts and  a sexy 1.82 GAA. He's a great goalie statwise, yet we don't think of him as a top 5 goalie. How come? This just doesn't make sense. You'd have to think the Red Wings wish that they'd want Howard to get more fame.

Nicklas Lidstrom: Have the announcers call him Nicklas not Dicklas (its immature ,but its really funny :) ) Also, I can bet you Lidstrom wished he got his left nut back..

"Inquiring minds wanted to know why Detroit’s incomparable defenceman Nick Lidstrom missed the final two games of the Western Conference final between the Red Wings and Chicago. The media spoke only of the ubiquitous “lower-body” injury. And when Lidstrom appeared tired and mistake-prone in the Final against Pittsburgh, questions were raised again about his fitness to play. Was it an ankle? A knee? Under the NHL’s Orwellian injury disclosure policy, a postal-code approximation of the hurt was all that was given to the media.
Actually, Lidstrom had a damaged testicle from being pitch-forked by Chicago’s Patrick Sharp in Game 3 of the Western final. He needed all the time between the cheap shot and Game One of the final to rehab the injury. As Paul Harvey used to say, “Now you know the rest of the story”. - A. Issac of

Christmas Special: Dallas Stars

Team Wishlist: Get Kari Lehtonen back. Simple as that. Nothing fancy like Paul Gaustad and his time machines. Just Kari Lehtonen back. Before he got injured, his record was a freaking amazing 13-4-1. His GAA was 2.34. That's AMAZING. Could you imagine if Lehtonen got hurt blocking a shot? I suppose something like this: