Worldwide International Game Previews of the World: 11 April 2013

by J.R.

WWIGPOTW is a look at the day’s Conference III games for III Communication readers from around the world. Today we welcome our visitors from Belgium.


Blues at Wild, 7 PM (Blauw tegen Woest, 2 AM)

Records: Wild (22-15-2, 46 points, 2nd in Northwest, 3rd in Conference III); Blues (22-14-2, 46 points, 2nd in Central, 2nd in Conference III)

Last Time They Met: As part of Where Angels Fear To Tread 2013, the Blues won 4-1 onderweg. Jaden Schwartz had a doelpunt and a passeren voor doelpunt.

Last 10: St. Louis 6-4-0; Minnesota 5-5-0

Did You Know? Belgium has three official languages — the Dutch of this game preview and French and German, which will come with the next two previews. Isn’t that wild? Belgian Blue is a breed of beef cattle.

Keep An Oog On: Jay Bouwmeester (is dat Nederlands?) has three assists since his ruil. Jason Pominville has a paar since his.

What They’re Saying: Up to 800 people kitted out as Zombies took part in yesterday’s ‘Zombifff Parade’ staged as part of the Brussels International Festival of Fantastic Film, the BIFFF. Encouraged by a couple of DJs and their music the Zombies headed off from the Paleizenplein at 4pm and made for the Muntplein. A float decorated with headstones led the parade. The Zombies performed dances reminiscent of Michael Jackson’s Thriller clip. The parade could count on considerable interest from by-standers, who burst out laughing when the Zombies managed to scare the living daylights out of an unsuspecting passer-by. The BIFFF runs in the Bozar until 13 April. — “Zombies invade Brussels” from Flanders News.

Panthers at Jets, 7 PM (Panthères contre Avions à Réaction, 2 AM)

Records: Panthers (13-20-6, 32 points, 5th in Southeast); Jets (20-19-2, 42 points, 2nd in Southeast, 4th in Conference III)

Last Time They Met: Dustin Byfuglien got the gagnant en prolongation March 8 in a 3-2 Jets win in south Florida.

Last 10: Florida 6-4-0; Winnipeg 4-6-0

Did You Know? Clouseau is a Belgian band named for the detective in The Pink Panther series.The Belgian Air Force is called the Air Component — Composante Aérienne — and its primary fighter is the F-16.

Keep An Oog On: Jay Bouwmeester (is dat Nederlands?) has three assists since his ruil. Jason Pominville has a paar since his.

What They’re Saying: ASCO Aerospace USA continues to transform the former home of MerCruiser in Stillwater into a manufacturing facility for parts used in commercial jetliners, plant manager Jean Pierre Gielan said. Belgium-based ASCO Industries announced in July that it would locate its first North American manufacturing facility in Stillwater. The company purchased the MerCruiser site on North Perkins Road and started renovations. — “ASCO Aerospace converting former Mercruiser facility” from Stillwater (Okla.) News Press.

Avalanche at Kings, 9:30 PM (Lawine an Könige, 4:30 AM)

Records: Avalanche (13-22-5, 31 points, 5th in Northwest, 7th in Conference III); Kings (22-14-4, 48 points, 2nd in Pacific)

Last Time They Met: Jeff Carter had the entscheidende Tor in a 4-1 LA win February 23 in Stadt der Engel, which broke a six-game Pechsträhne against Colorado.

Last 10: Colorado 2-7-1; Los Angeles 5-3-2

Did You Know? The title of Belgium’s monarch is “King of the Belgians,” in contrast with “King of Belgium” to emphasize his rule as a popular monarch. Avalanche is a Belgian women’s fashion label.

Keep An Auge On: With Varlamov hurt, will Giguere start in konsekutiv games?

What They’re Saying: The daily De Standaard sums up some examples of which kind of laws could be removed from our statutes, taking examples from a list compiled by Mr Dewael. The law of 16 June 1937 gives the king the authority to proclaim a general mobilization when a war should break out in Belgian Congo – the former Belgian colony gained independence in 1960. Article 985 of the Civil Code is about the making of a will “in areas that have become completely isolated due to the bubonic plague.” [One] cow, or 12 goats or sheep, and 24 chickens, with straw and feed for one month. That’s what a bailiff can never take from you after knocking on your door to seize your belongings. Members of the Orange-Nassau dynasty are permanently excluded from all powers and authoritiy in Belgium, it is stipulated in a decree dating back 24 November 1830. Dutch royals are not allowed to marry Belgian royals according to Belgian law. — “You decide which laws should be abolished” from Expatica.