The Red Wings start their second round rematch versus San Jose tonight. Last year the Sharks eliminated Detroit in five games, with their four victories all coming by one goal. This is a different Wings team this year. They’re fresher than a year ago, having had a week to rest. Last year the Wings took seven games to get past the Coyotes in the first round. This year they swept those same Coyotes. The Wings are also much deeper than a year ago. They are just as deep as the Sharks up front, have a better and more experienced group of defensemen, and have a goalie who only gave up four even-strenth goals in the first round of the playoffs. The Wings want revenge and are seeking redemption. They’re using last year’s thumping from the Sharks as motivation. The Wings have waited a year for this rematch and to beat the Sharks on their journey back to the Stanley Cup finals. They get their chance tonight.
Links after the jump.
Here’s a preview of the Wings vs. Sharks playoff series. [Freep]
To be fair, here’s a preview of the Wings vs. Sharks series from a San Jose point of view. [Mercury News]
You’ve seen all those basketball trick shot videos. How about a long snapper doing trick shots? [Sportress of Blogitude]
Fuck zombies; spiders are going to kill us all. [Fox News]
I have a natural dislike for all things Ann Arbor, but this douche just gives me fuel. [Freep]
Flashrobbing . . . it’s the in thing to do. [Barstool Sports]
Why have the NBA playoff announcers been such a disaster? [SB Nation]
If you’re going to steal milk, you should wear a cow costume. [NBC Washington]
Apparently Botox makes you unable to pick up on the emotions of others. [NPR]
Tom Glavine once said he’d never let a little leaguer throw a breaking ball. But are big leaguers throwing too many breaking balls? [Fangraphs]
Superman renounces his U.S. citizenship. [ComicAlliance]
Here’s a little jam to get you going on this Friday morning.