Hey. Wake up.



No “experts” are picking the Chicago Blackhawks to win this series against the Detroit Red Wings. That being said, they should at least put up a fight in this series that already has them down 1-0. Most fans were saying in the Vancouver series that if they just steal one of the first two games on the road, that home ice advantage will be taken away from the Canucks. The same goes for the Red Wings. I didn’t panic when they lost the first game but I was a bit concerned.

The defense was spotty at times and Khabibulin was getting attacked all game. He was making some great saves but I had the feeling he was going to give up some goals because Detroit was attacking him constantly. If you are going to say Khabibulin sucked then you can say the defense sucked with him. Turnovers were another problem. It seemed like Detroit was captatalizing on every oppurtunity they had off of a turnover. Too many of those lead to too many problems especially against a team like the Red Wings.

In order for the Blackhawks to win this series, they need to obviously win game two. If not, then start packing for the off season. Second, turnovers need to be limited. The one that stuck out was the puck going off Brent Seabrook’s stick that lead to the first goal. Last but not least, play defense. They cannot rely on the offense scoring all the time like they did against Calgary and Vancouver with Kippursoff and Luongo being in net respectively. Chris Osgood is very good. He made some incredible saves throughout  and I was surprised the Blackhawks scored two goals on him in game one.

Game two is Tuesday night.


20 Responses to “Hey. Wake up.”

  1. MadCityMac Says:

    Damn, I thought when Adam Burish poked that shot past Osgood that things were looking good!

    On another note Frodog, WHEN THE FUCK ARE THE CUBS GOING TO STOP THE 7TH INNING STRETCH BULLSHIT! Harry’s dead; enough all-fucking-ready! It’s been a joke for so long now I almost thought I was numb to it- I guess not, huh? Hopefully the new owner, whoever the hell it ever ends up being, will allow this organization to return to baseball only, not bullshit “Chicago Idol” or bad kaoreoke (spelling?). Wait, that’s redundent!

  2. Sandberg23 Says:

    Mad City Mac. I agree with you on the 7 th inning stretch bad kareoke crap. Either get rid of it totally or just play a recording of Harry singing it. Most of the people they get up there don’t know shit about the game or are not even Cub fans. Like when they play Milwaukee and they have Bob Uecker sing the stretch. WTF is up with that?? Or Jeff Gordon and his Wrigley Stadium comment.

  3. chucky Says:

    It just needs to go. Period. This may sound like sacrilege to some, but I hated it when Harry did it. He was nearly as bad as Ozzy Osbourne was. Actually, I preferrred Ozzy over Harry. At least Ozzy was funny when he did it.

  4. genrebuster Says:

    “Wrigley Stadium Idol” sucks…end it now. BARF.

    Derek Lee should be the final contestant. And since he’s so concerned about being greedy, I suggest that he “perform” for free.

  5. Sandberg23 Says:

    HA HA!! Yeah have Ozzie do it every game. He could end it with I’m the prince of fucking darkness.

    On another note what’s up with this WWE story that Soriano was at a Live taped event last night and was getting totally punked out by a wrestler and he looked like he had no fucking clue what was going on. Did anybody see this? I just read an article on it and what the wrestler was saying to him and about the Cubs. Pretty sad when the WWE is even making fun of the Cubs. And not only that doing it right in one of the current players faces as well too.

  6. Fro Dog Says:


    I am a pro wrestling fan (sad I know) and I was watching that Pay-Per-View Sunday and I just couldn’t resist not to chime in when you made that comment. The Miz (shitty wrestler but pretty funny on the mic) was totally slamming him and the franchise. I know he said it to get the crowd going and to boo the bad guy but my goodness, it was so fucking true.

    This is my first time commenting in a little while but I am saying this that I have not watched one fucking game all year and it has been a delight. Yeah, I still think about the old times when I did always tune in but I know better. Doesn’t help either when customers are coming into my work and asking me why they don’t see the games on anymore at my store. Then some keep coming in and tell me how they are doing and I just pretty much tell them I am not interested. But I always know that there is always something else to watch on TV or online.

  7. chucky Says:


    That was on Sunday night. There was a PPV at the Allstate Arena (Rosemont Horizon). A wrestler who I absolutely despise was ripping on the Cubs and Soriano in particular. His name is Mike Mizanin but goes by the ring name “The Miz”. Personally, I refuse to refer to him as The Miz. He’s a punk-ass bitch whom I know I could take. I can’t tell you how much I hate this guy. His gimmick is beyond lame. And I think he’s probably gayer than the late Adrian Adonis. If I were Vince McMahon, I’d have this douchebag pushing a broom after the card ended.

  8. chucky Says:


    Sorry, but I think Mizanin sucks on mic too. I’m sure there are a few wrestlers who’s mic he’d like suck on also.

  9. Fro Dog Says:

    I agree Chucky. The wrestling talent has tanked the last few years. The only ones who can wrestle are way past their prime and the new guys coming in just plain suck at everything.

    I am going to the Smackdown! taping event in Milwaukee next month. The lady really wants to see Jeff Hardy wrestle in person one last time before he leaves wrestling. His contract is up I believe at the end of June or July and it seems like he is not going to resign for the amount they are offering him. So who knows what is up with that.

  10. chucky Says:

    I remember going to the Rosemont Horizon every month to watch the old AWA in 1984, 85, and 86. I went with my brother. We still talk about it to this day. Especially the card at the old Comiskey Park on Sept. 28, 1985. (Superclash 85). That was a combo AWA/NWA card. Awesome stuff. Ric Flair, the Russians, Rick Martel, Scott Hall (before he used Penzoil for shampoo), the Road Warriors, the Freebirds, Magnum TA, Jimmy Garvin, Stan Hansen, Nick Bockwinkel, Ray “the Crippler” Stevens. The list is endless. It sure isn’t like that today. Nobody out there today has that intimidation factor that any of these guys had. Especially dorks like Mizanin.

    Of course, the one guy who literally scared the shit of me was King Kong Brody. I wish I had the chance to see him before his murder.

  11. Sandberg23 Says:

    Good to hear from ya Frodog. I just wonder with that bit they did for the pay per view that they had to of let Soriano in on what was gonna happen. Then again maybe not. Maybe they wanted to catch him off guard just to see how he would respond, but I doubt they would do that. You are right when u said what was said about the Cubs is true. I’ve been saying in here that until they win it anything negative that someone says about them will always be true. It’s good that you have found a way to stay away from them. I’ve been staying at a distance with this team as well (like most real cub fans) but I can’t stay completely away from them cause I like watching baseball too much and I can’t stand the sox so I’m not gonna watch they’re games. Hopefully they can actually make something happen this year and win it so you and all of us can at least be able to take that in and get you back to being a fan of them again.

  12. Sandberg23 Says:

    I used to watch quite a bit of wrestling as well up until the last 3-4 yrs or so and I stopped watching it. It just always seemed like the story lines we’re stale and a lot of the new guys in there either sucked on the mic or couldn’t wrestle worth shit. I used to be a Rock fan. And when he left it seemed like a lot of others started leaving one by one after that as well or died (I.E. Eddie Gurrero, Chris Benoit) among others. The only one in there that was worth watching at that point was triple h but even he isn’t worth a shit anymore cause he’s just a company man now cause he’s banging Vince’s daughter. So I basically just stopped watching less and less of it that I don’t know what goes on with it anymore.

  13. Fro Dog Says:


    AWA was before my time. My earliest memories was watching the WWF in the early 90’s with my dad. ESPN Classic shows the AWA on weeknights and when I get a chance, I’ll watch it. Those guys could perform. It is fun watching Shawn Michaels and Marty Jannety get their start as a tag-team in the late 80’s. Even the asshole Eric Bischoff got his start as an announcer in the early 90’s when the AWA was about finished. A lot of big names got their start in AWA. It’s fun watching it.

  14. chucky Says:


    Look for the AWA shows when Brody was there. I taped a few of those shows. The guy was the very essence of indestructable madman. He was great.

    And Bischoff was quite the dweeb back then, wasn’t he?

  15. MadCityMac Says:

    Chucky, thanks for the blast from the past with the mention of Nick Bockwinkel! I still remember watching the old All-Star Wrestling years back with Bockwinkel, Greg Gagne, Baron Von Raschke, George “The Animal” Steele, The Crusher, Dick the Bruiser. Sweet! Hey, Go Hawks tonight!!

    And End Wrigley Idol Now!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. chucky Says:

    My pleasure! I remember All-Star Wrestling myself. I watched it Sunday mornings at 11:00am. It was on channel 13 out of Rockford. Let’s not leave out guys like Billy Robinson (British Empire Champion, man of a thousand holds), Superstar Billy Graham, Mad Dog Vachon, Jerry Blackwell, Ken Patera, Jumping Jim Brunzell (coolest dropkick I’ve ever seen) and the entire Bobby Heenan family. Damn, if you thought the Brain was great in the WWF, he was at least 10 times better in the AWA.

    I even remember some of their jobbers. Kenny Jay, Tony Leone, Tom “Rocky” Stone, Pete Sanchez. Man, those were the glory days of wrestling for.

    Thank you MadCityMac for your input. This thread has actually been a lot fun for me. And if any of you guys are interested, pick up the DVD on the AWA. WWE put it out few years ago. It’s called the Spectacular Legacy of the AWA. It’s a two disk set that is definetly worth the money. Go and get it, and tell me what you think of it.

  17. genrebuster Says:

    “The Crusher”…”Dick The Bruiser”….”Spoilers # 1 and #2″…”Gorilla Monsoon”….”Bruno Sammartino”….damn….flashback.

  18. Fro Dog Says:

    The Detroit Red Wings are just too fucking good…

  19. MadCityMac Says:

    Chucky, how the hell did I forget Bobby The Brain Heenan, and his Jim Hendry haircut! And Jim Brunzell! My dad was actually a friend of Verne Gagne, Greg’s dad, many years ago.

  20. chucky Says:

    I don’t know how anybody can forget about the Brain. He sure has had a difficult time lately. I know he had to have reconstructive surgery on his jaw because of the throat cancer and it went bad. He had a second surgery over the holidays last year. I think they had him in a drug induced coma through both Christmas and New Years. It sounded brutal. I sure hope he’s doing better.


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