Red Wings coach Mike Babcock announced at his team’s morning skate retired enforcer/goon Darren McCarty had been signed to a one-day contract for Friday night’s playoff game against the Predators. Babcock denied the signing had anything to do with Shea Weber’s cheap shot on Henrik Zetterberg in the closing moments of Nashville’s opening game 3-2 victory Wednesday, but did wink at reporters as he closed the interview.
After suffering a humiliating 4-1 first-round playoff series loss to Nashville, Red Wings GM Ken Holland is looking to sign the ultimate Predator-stopper, NBC News' Chris Hansen.
“I can’t believe the Predators are trying to make more money when a hot team with a ton of traveling fans comes to town,” said Bill Wakowski, a Hawks fan from Naperville. “What do they think they’re doing, running a business or something?"
"Ya'll think ya'll can just come in our town, drink our beer, dance at our honky-tonks and cheer for your Blackhawks like ya'll was at ya'lls stadium," said Predators PR manager Bubby Brisco, Jr. "But let me tell ya'll something: That ain't how it's gonna be."
"It took our entire postseason run, but we finally found a way to 'Keep the Red Out," said Predators PR manager Bubby Brisco, Jr. "Ya'll Yankees think you can outsmart us, but ya'll was wrong."