Prepare Thyself: June 1 – June 7

A day late but hopefully not a dollar short, I’m finally getting around to posting your weekly PT guide. But before we get to the good stuff, let’s take care of a bit of housekeeping first.

Given the natural changing of the seasons and the unrelenting passage of time, quite a few of the squads being tracked in this column have either completed their seasons or are nearing the completion of their respective campaigns. Despite these sad happenings, SIM will dutifully move forward, providing you with news, analysis and the random musings you have become accustomed to seeing.

However, I am hoping to take the blog back in a more balanced direction, given that most of the coverage is now just that, coverage. I’ve gotten away from the opinion pieces that dominated the early part of this blog’s short life, and I’ve received feedback asking for more of that kind of writing.

With that in mind, and because of the aforementioned dwindling of active teams, I’m going to cut back a bit on the weekly “PT” column, reducing it down to only the most pertinent information that you, the reader/viewer, need for the upcoming week in Michigan sports. The goal here being 1) less time trying to cram some small bit of analysis into a long article and 2) more opportunity to cram more in depth analysis/opinions into a separate article.

So without further ado, here’s what’s on tap this week:

Red Wings

  • Tuesday, June 2 at Pittsburgh – 8:00 PM (Game 3) (Versus)
  • Thursday, June 4 at Pittsburgh – 8:00 PM (Game 4) (Versus)
  • Saturday, June 6 vs. Pittsburgh – 8:00 PM (Game 5) (If Necessary) (NBC)


  • Tuesday, June 2 vs. Boston – 7:05 PM (FS Detroit)
  • Wednesday, June 3 vs. Boston – 7:05 PM (FS Detroit)
  • Thursday, June 4 vs. Boston – 1:05 PM (FS Detroit)
  • Friday, June 5 vs. LA Angels – 7:05 PM (FS Detroit)
  • Saturday, June 6 vs. LA Angels – 7:05 PM (FS Detroit)
  • Sunday, June 7 vs. LA Angels – 1:05 PM (FS Detroit)

Game of the Week

Red Wings: Thursday, June 4 at Pittsburgh – 8:00 PM (Versus)

Every one of these Stanley Cup Final games are huge, but Game 4 will be pivotal. Either the Wings will be up 3-0 looking to close out their 12th Stanley Cup, or they will be playing to avoid a series tied at two heading back to Detroit.


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