Monday, January 23, 2006

when is 2 goals worth 3?

I went to a Wings game tonight at the Joe for the first time in probably 10 years. (I've been 25 for 2 days and I've been to a Pistons and a Wings game, getting old rocks)

It was an unusual game. Both teams scored 2 goals, but the Predators won 3-2. Sounds odd don't it? The Wings were so confident going into the game they actually spotted the Preds a one goal lead.

OK. here's what really happened. This was a makeup game from earlier in teh season when Jiri Fischer, a wings defenseman, collapsed on the ice and nearly died. They cancelled the game but before that happened that Preds scored a goal.

They decided to reschedule the game, play a full 3 periods but allow them to keep their goal. This is really dumb in my humble opinion. In baseball if a game is postponed due to rain they restart the game. If they wanted to let Nashville keep their goal then they should have continued play tonight with the game clock on the time when Fischer went down. That would have sucked for me cuz I only would have seen 2 and half periods of hockey, but that's life.


At 3:50 AM, Blogger Olah Chadasha said...

I totally agree. They can't have it both ways.

At 9:39 AM, Blogger The Zwicker said...

I disagree. Nashville earned the first goal when they started the game. The league, which has not been known for great marketing, struck a compromise and had the teams play the full sixty minutes because it knew that fans might not want to shlep to, let alone pay for, a game that only had part of a full game's time. To my knowledge, both teams thought it was a good compromise.

At 10:35 AM, Blogger O's fan said...

I agree with zwicker, although maybe they should have added to the compromise that if the Wings lose by 1, then they get 1 point, like an OT loss.

At 11:27 AM, Blogger Just Shu said...

Agree to disagree

At 2:30 PM, Blogger Olah Chadasha said...

There are many things that stop games in other sports, i.e. the weather. That doesn't happen in hockey since the sport is played indoors. The only thing that can really stop a game is all the ice melting before or during a game and/or near death/death experiences. Just like we've been saying that there are things that other sports should learn from hockey, well hockey should have borrowed a page from base-ball and/or foot-ball's playbook.
Do over!

At 6:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

they should have had strippers at an intermission just to ease the wings fans pain

At 7:58 PM, Blogger Just Shu said...

that would have been fun...Nudes on Ice

At 3:12 AM, Blogger Olah Chadasha said...

Yeah, well, they lost again in OT last night. No excuses for that one.


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