hopefully we break out after these past two games. this will be my first Red Wings game and ive shelled out the big bucks to sit in the lower bowl (im a poor college student so the upper, upper bowl is usually where i go)
Of course they are all predicting we lose unlike, strangely enough, in the Wings forum here on HF where some are predicting we win.
Wings fan here, and guilty as charged. There was absolutely no reason for the Jackets to be as bad as they were before Hitch came along. The young guys were undisciplined as all heck, and thought they could whatever they pleased (and that's Nash and Zherdev mainly). Like Hitch has said, and like the Wings have put into practice for years even threatening to trade Yzerman when he resisted early on, the better forwards have to be good two-way players too. It's not enough for them to just score. They HAVE to score, but they also HAVE to do more. Hitch is going to beat that into them. This team has too much talent with elite level potential to be in the cellar. The defense might need a bit of a bolster, but Hitch can at least teach them to do more with less.
I think you've got a great young team with a lot of potential. Now they have a coach that can make them play as a team too. I'm looking forward to seeing them under the new system, even though it is evolving and Hitch will need some time to identify what needs to be done long-term.
NHL.com says the game is on Versus (HD). While I know the normal Versus channel what is the channel for Versus HD on TWC. I only have the standard HD package so I might not be able to get it.
It should be on regular Versus. I have TW too, and it's on the schedule even though I don't have HD... I'm pretty sure it's like FSN - they broadcast certain games in HD, and you'll still get them, but it will look exactly the same as normal if you don't have HD.
As for the game, I'm just hoping it's a better early effort than last game. I don't care if we lose, but to get way down, then come back, then lose anyways is like a bad tease. Anyone have any ideas for a witty and degratory banner to flash on national TV??? They'll put anything on if you just stick a network logo or acronym in there somewhere...