History in the making – Scum At Blackhawks: Preview/Pre-Game Thread/Weight Watchers Meeting

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Game Time: 6:00PM Central
TV/Radio: CSN, WGN-AM 720
Not Getting Any Younger: Winging It In Motown

The Hawks can attempt to make history as a victory today will break the franchise record for best start, something this team tied last night as I’m sure you’re all aware by this point. It’s almost fitting then that the Hawks will attempt this record against their biggest rivals (at least historically). After last night’s game that was harder than it ought to have been the Hawks get no time to rest as the Scum have been waiting in Chicago since Friday’s victory over the Preds.

What the Hawks will face at the UC tonight isn’t exactly the kind of squad we’re used to seeing wearing the winged wheel. Most franchises go through the normal cycles of up and down periods. Some last a while and some are short (or they never come at all if you’re from Ohio). At the moment though, the Wings appear to be slowing down after damn near 20 years of being at the top. The lose of captain Nicklas Lidstrom was certainly a major blow – even with his increasing age and diminishing skills, Lids led last year’s Scum team in TOI/G and was better than most defensemen half his age. It wasn’t just Lids that left though – Brad Stuart, an important part of the Wings PK, bolted for out further West. This leaves the jumpy Kronwall as their new #1 blue liner, which shouldn’t make anyone in Detroit happy although it brings me great joy. The rest of the Scum D isn’t fairing too well either – Ian White, Carlo Colaiacovo and Jonathan Ericsson are all out, leading the Wings to give Kyle Quincey who has been something of a disaster so far this year, to put it nicely.

Up front, the Wings are now without Tomas Holmstrom and his gigantic ass blotting out the sun in front of goalies and scoring annoying goals. The rest of the team remains pretty much the same. Datsyuk and Zetterberg are still insanely skilled and, as much as it pains me to say, still fun to watch. They’re getting up there in years though. Todd Bertuzzi is still hanging around and put up two goals on Friday. If the Wings are hoping for him to put up big numbers all year though, they’re going to have a bad time. The power play for the Wings was finally able to find the net on Friday but is still only 26th best in the league.

Not to say that the Wings aren’t dangerous though. Though they aren’t a powerhouse anymore, they will still easily make the playoffs and will not let the Hawks off as easy as the Jackets did last night. When the Hawks have been on their game the last few years, the Wings have had trouble keeping up. If you give Detroit and room though they’re still capable of burning you. Tired legs will be an issue but hopefully since it’s still so early in the season it won’t be as big of a problem as it will towards the end of the year. Play smart and the Hawks could make it 6 in a row.

Oh, and fuck Jordin Tootoo

Let’s Go Hawks

  • Chesterfield King

    FUCK SCUM

  • Chesterfield King

    Also, I almost missed that last line.
    Nice, Killion

  • Hi, I’m Bob LeDonne

    Hi, I’m Bob LeDonne.

    • mightymikeD

      BOB. It spells the same backwards. Check it out.

      • Hi, I’m Bob LeDonne

        Obb? I’m not sure I get it.

        • mightymikeD

          BBO DUH

        • Accipiter

          Nope, you got it.

    • Z-man19

      No game whiskey tonight Bob?

      • Hi, I’m Bob LeDonne

        Thanks for the reminder.

        • Z-man19

          My pleasure

          • Hi, I’m Bob LeDonne

            The pleasure is all mine.

          • Accipiter

            I believe Zed had some pleasure.

          • Z-man19

            I’m always pleased or so I’m told

  • laaarmer

    Hi, I’m cam Laaarmer

  • Accipiter

    Game Day Beer.
    Fuller’s London Porter captures the flavours of those original brews perfectly, although you won’t find a cloudy pint these days! Rich, dark and complex, at 5.4% ABV the beer has an outstanding depth of flavour.

    • mightymikeD

      Fucking A-1!! Great stuff. I live about a mile away from the Fuller’s Brewery in Chiswick.

      • Accipiter

        Much like Guinness it prolly tastes better overseas, but I digress.

  • Chesterfield King

    Game day bagel: Onion

  • Hi, I’m Bob LeDonne

    Bob’s Whiskey of the Game, hat tip to Bwanabear.

    OLD WELLER 12!

    Let’s keep this in the same family of the last whiskey, even though that was two games ago because I forgot about this new thing I’m going to do the last game there was and I’m really sorry but maybe you all can forgive me if you’re drunk and I recommend really good whiskey BREATH and I hope you do because I really like everyone here and I want you to have a good time.

    Anyway, Weller 12 is sub $30 wheated whiskey (similar to Maker’s Mark and the aforementioned Pappy Van Winkle) distilled by Buffalo Trace. Weller 12, like most wheaters will be very soft and sweet, and will benefit from you drinking about 1/3 of the bottle as fast as you can and then letting the remaining 2/3′s get air-time in the capped bottle for a couple weeks. Rumor has it (fat-hat-tip to Adele) that the air-time in the bottle will give the whiskey a rounder, softer, sweeter flavor after a couple weeks. The only downside to this real-beauty? It’s only at 90 proof, which means the heavy alcoholics among us will be left feeling underserved. Weller 12 is available at most major Chicago retail-chains, and comes in 750′s and “family-sized”.

    • mightymikeD

      can we bring back Flecs just for this? Upboating makes me feel ‘Underserved’

      • mightymikeD

        Waiting for the Badgerdanos..

        • Z-man19

          What so special about that?

  • Mo Caraher

    Game day weapon: Katana!

  • birdhead

    Game day emotion: jealous of everyone drinking/not at work, nervous.

    • Chesterfield King

      I’m playing vidya games. So definitely not at work

      • birdhead

        That’s probably about my currently level of productivity.

        • Chesterfield King

          I’m actually being very productive (in my video game)

          • Z-man19

            Hope you have left room for bagels

          • Chesterfield King

            buddeh, you don’t even know

          • Z-man19

            How was the kool aide?

    • Accipiter

      I find if you drink at work you become less nervous.

      • birdhead

        We’ve got some wine in the back …

        • Accipiter

          I will not be held responsible for the events that follow this course of action.

  • The 7th Hawk

    Six is better than five. Let’s go HAWKS! Detroit sucks!

  • FakeASeizure

    Nice to hear from ya, Kills. Let’s go Hawks!

    BITE IT, YOU SCUM!!!

  • birdhead

    Brookbank still in today, apparently

    • Z-man19

      Why Q, WHY????

    • Accipiter

      Will he be the net front presence on the power play ??

  • ahnfire

    DIE SCUM DIE

  • ahnfire
    • Accipiter

      But, but M-ahn-m.