Why the paranoia? (the voices inside my head asks)
Because the topic of my last Red Wing post was Johan "Mule" Franzen after he scored the overtime game winner to put the Wings up 3 games to 2 over some team from Nashville in the first round.
Where is the Mule now? (that disembodied voice inquires sternly)
Funny you should ask. He is home nursing his groin.
That is Chauncey Billups of the Detroit Pistons who has the groin injury you fool. Franzen is out with a concussion suffered in the Colorado series. (that voice again! incessantly emanating from somewhere within my eminence!)
The point is, I post about Franzen and Franzen gets taken out. It's a "cause and effect" thing. Sure it didn't happen right away. In fact, Johan had a couple of hat tricks between my mention of him and his injury, but I set the clock ticking against him. The only reason the Red Wings are on the roll that they are is because I have been watching the games on the 9" B&W instead of the large flat screen (thanks to MonkeyDarts for pointing out that little "cause and effect")
The Red Wings performance has NOTHING to do with what TV you are watching! (Oh, evidently this voice in my head is not superstitious!)
Anyway... what we were discussing? Oh yah, the Wings. With their man-handling of the Stars in last night's 5-2 victory, they are up 3-0 for the series with a lock on going to the Stanley Cup Finals. Only two teams in NHL history ever have come back to win a series after trailing 3-0, hence the reason for my tempting fate by mentioning this. And the fact that Stars goalie Marty Turco has never beaten the Wings.
You're not going to mention Pavel Datsyuk's hat trick, and the fact that the answer to the question, "Ovechkin or Crosby?" is DATSYUK? (go haunt someone else! I had hoped to leave him out of this just in case!)
Too late. In my mind's eye I can see the Dallas newspaper's front page with the bold A1 splash - DATSYUK DEVELOPS MAD COW DISEASE.