Much to my chagrin, neither tonight's game in Edmonton nor Saturday's in Calgary are on local TV. A person can watch tonight's game on Center Ice (which I intend to do), but Saturday's game has no TV coverage at all. This frustrates me. Why is it every year when the NCAA basketball tournament begins that NHL hockey gets the shaft locally? I know I know I know March Madness is very popular and I'll probably even watch a bit here and there, but surely there are some hockey fans in this basketball hotbed. I'll have to evaluate my watching options on Saturday night, but I can tell you this with certainty: I won't watch a minute of the Red Wings-Canucks. I can't think of a worse matchup for a Wild fan than that.
Speaking of the Canucks, I just wanted to let you all know that I'm working on a list of my Top 5 Most Hated Canucks of all time. Narrowing down to five is proving to be a difficult task, but it should be done by tomorrow night. Suggestions are welcome in the comment box.
On a side note, just how good has Brent Burns been playing this last month? The young defenseman continues to grow in front of our eyes, and in this blogger's opinion, is now clearly this team's number 1 option on the blueline. Kim Johnsson continues to disappoint.