2. Detroit Red Wings at Boston Bruins. Welcome to the Flortheast, Bitches

Pez Says: This preview was written on Friday. This may be a regular occurrence for weekend games because #TeamDOY are weekend warriors with families and wives and acting. Yes, acting. What? You don't think we can act? Well WE CAN! Oh, oh, yes you've seen our work before. Well that was one time and it was college and things got a little weird. 

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It was more than one time. 

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This is what Detroit wanted. This is what they bitched about for years – about not being in the Eastern Conference. Well, welcome to the Eastern Conference. The real division in the Eastern Conference. I know that by the time this game rolls around you will have played Buffalo and Carolina – but that's not saying much. Buffalo and Carolina aren't really even NHL teams to begin with. You'd have a harder time with the Florida Everblades and the Rochester Americans or whatever weird ass name they have. 

So welcome to the Flortheast, bitches. Yeah – I don't really want to call it the Atlantic because the Atlantic Division reminds me of the Pens, Rangers and Flyers and whatever vat of herpes-laden sauce the Devils and the rest of New Jersey crawled out of. 

But yeah, now Detroit is part of the Flortheast, a team that has perpetually been known as an older club but in reality their average age is somewhere around 28 – which isn't too bad. It's not like that truly matters though because Detroit "core pieces" are older than dirt, especially Daniel Alfredsson. 

However it's entirely possible that Detroit enters Boston first in the Flortheast after playing the bottom of the conference trash. That's not to say that Detroit should be taken lightly. They're built pretty solidly, starting at the net out with Jimmy Howard. Yeah, the same guy who looks like a date rapist in his Team America photo. 

I expect the game to be tough. A lot of people are picking Detroit to finish in the top three in the division and some are saying they'll make it to the Stanley Cup Finals. They're no slouch and given that the East is a little more top heavy and lighter on the bottom than the West was in previous years – it'll be interesting to see. 

Honestly, I'll consider a game against the Detroit Red Wings a success if Niklas Kronwall doesn't illegally headshot someone and then not get suspended for it. That's the "Kronwall Special". 

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After the jump, the rest of the preview…


Projected Lines

I have no idea if Söderberg is okay to play. As you know, he didn't dress for the opener because he's on injured reserve, but it's retroactive to September 27th meaning he could play Saturday if he's healthy. Today at practice Söderberg was out, so we will go with yesterday's lines. 

Milan Lucic – David Krejci – Jarome Iginla
Brad Marchand – Patrice Bergeron – Loui Eriksson
Jordan Caron – Chris Kelly – Reilly Smith
Shawn Thornton – Gregory Campball – Daniel Paille

Zdeno Chara – Johnny Boychuk
Dennis Seidenberg – Dougie Hamilton
Torrey Krug – Adam McQuaid

Tuukka Rask
Chad Johnson


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Man, good thing Alfredsson is such an optimistic guy. 

 

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