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  1. 4 points
    Nev

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    Hodor
  2. 3 points
    CMatt89

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    "I already f***ed your brother in the showers"
  3. 3 points
    Two postgame thoughts: The other team is allowed to improve. There's no point sighing about how game 2 was different from game 1. Assuming Boston wouldn't be able to come up with a better effort in game 2 just isn't realistic. Howard didn't have a very good game, but the loss wasn't all on him -- or even mostly on him. If he had allowed 2 goals in each of the first two games, on the road against the #1 seed, he'd have a better GAA, and would have demonstrated consistency on the road, and the wings would be down 2-zip. If you score 2 goals in 2 games on the road against the 1-seed, and you go back home with a split, that's kind of incredible. Credit to Howard for stealing one. Now, it's up to the rest of the team to figure out how to win a game *without* needing Howard to steal it.
  4. 2 points
    roboturner

    Howard = Average

    I wasn't blaming it only on Jimmy, like I said, we probably would have lost regardless (that's on the whole team), and that everybody has to be playing their best right now. But seeing as how the goalie, regardless of who it is, is the last line of defense, they can't be making the same stupid mistakes as everybody else. Especially if they are going to leave the net wide open and then make a boneheaded 'pass' that not even a magician like dats would have been able to receive. If a defenceman had made that atrocious pass, at least someone would have been in the net to make a play on it.
  5. 2 points
    LeftWinger

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    "Youuuuu Rannnnng?"
  6. 2 points
    roboturner

    Howard = Average

    That'd be fine if this was the Wings of '02 or '08/'09. This current Wings team can't overcome those kinds of stupid mistakes in a series where they are clearly over matched talent-wise. They need everybody playing their best hockey right now, including especially the goaltender. Howard of Game 1 gives us an excellent chance to win this series. Howard of Game 2 means we're not gonna win another game till October.
  7. 2 points
    Trotz is definitely winning the war of public opinion. He took out a full page newspaper ad to thank the fans for their support. Class. http://www.thehockeynews.com/blog/barry-trotz-posts-full-page-ad-to-thank-the-team-and-fans-after-getting-fired-how-can-you-not-like-this-guy/
  8. 2 points
    What wil be awesome if after the Hawks are swept, Seabrook can sit out game 1 next year too.
  9. 2 points
    rick zombo

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    "touch me anywhere. I effin dare ya!! And watch me go down like a sack of frozen eastern European beets"
  10. 2 points
    Wheelchairsuperhero

    Howard = Average

    While I agree we needed to score more goals, and definitely could've used the pp not being terrible, I don't think you can say one way or the other whether that cost us the game.Things could've been completely different had that play not happened. Momentum and playing from behind are big things.
  11. 2 points
    BottleOfSmoke

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    "You've got a purdy mouth, boy."
  12. 2 points
    The Chief has spoken: http://kuklaskorner.com/a2y/comments/out-came-the-belt Bang on, IMHO.
  13. 2 points
    Abdelkader - Datsyuk - Alfredsson Nyquist - Legwand - Franzen Tatar - Sheahan - Jurco Miller - Helm - Glendening
  14. 2 points
    The Secret

    Lucic Spearing DeKeyser

    I dreamt of having Lucic in Detroit but this kind of thing is not a heat of the moment thing.... it's a low down filthy and dispicable play and NOT something I would be happy seeing our players doing. Why does a big tough kid like Lucic have to resort to swinging his stick at the low hanging fruit of an unsuspecting player? This guy has zero respect for the safety of the players or the game!!! It's a cry baby reaction for Dekeyser cleanly knocking him off the puck 2 seconds before. Sad thing is we have NOONE to put him in his place.... Maybe Johan will remove his cloak of invisibility and rub his vagine on Lucic in retaliation, probably not though.
  15. 2 points
    Dabura

    Howard = Average

    The thing I don't like about him trying to play the puck more in these past two games is that, by his own admission, it's because he saw Mrazek do it and he thought it was great. Which is fine. I'm all for trying to improve your game and become a more complete player. Just save it for later, i.e. after the playoffs. Don't experiment against the frickin' Bruins. He was probably in their heads a bit, and now he's not, largely because of that stupid mistake. As for him being average, I'd say he's probably above average. Name 12 goalies who would tear s*** up behind our defense.
  16. 2 points
    gcom007

    Howard = Average

    Howard's never been very good at handling the puck, so a play like this shouldn't be entirely too surprising, like the guy or not. It's a weakness of his game, and all goalies have weaknesses. It was a terrible play and utterly atrocious timing for such a play, but if you liked the guy before and this is the only reason you're bent out of shape now, you either haven't been paying too close of attention or you'll get over it. I suspect the latter. As said, he's never been known to be too hot at handling the puck, but he does many other things well a lot of the time. He's not perfect as we've seen through this regular season, but he was great in game 1, had some great moments in this game, and in the end, we absolutely didn't lose this game because of that play. I wouldn't even call it momentum turning. What was momentum turning, if you can even call it that this early, is when we kept taking stupid penalties and getting rattled by Boston's physical game. That is what lost this game for us. If we can stay composed and stay out of the box and use our speed against Boston to draw penalties, we can beat them. If we lose our cool and give Boston too many power play opportunities, we're toast, and bad or great, Howard's play won't end up being the factor that changes the outcome of the series. Don't get me wrong, he needs to be on his A-Game no doubt to keep us in it, but it won't be enough to overcome Boston if the rest of the guys lose their cool and play into Boston's game.
  17. 2 points
  18. 2 points
    Chara is a punk. If he did anything, Brendan should have ripped that C off his sweater. Props to the kid for standing up for himself. Sad he's the one that is having to do it after being run for 2 games straight. Reminds me of that play earlier this year where he got run and had to get up and go after the guy himself, then he got a cross check and the other guy got a dive. Can't remember who it was off hand. Bruins played the harder game today, but it makes me sick to see them running around at our guys, charging guys from across the ice and getting their elbows up on almost every hit...and getting away with it. Then to have to listen to Olzcyk defend it.
  19. 2 points
    Pretty funny how chara acts tough until a guy like Tatar leans on him and he dives...
  20. 2 points
    Howard's opening gaffe really set the tone. The 2nd one was weak, but the Bruins were camping out in front of the net and our D wasn't clearing s***. We desperately miss Zetterberg and Ericsson. I don't like how the Bruins beat us up tonight and rubbed it in our faces, Smith should've Bobby Clarked Chara when he had the chance that big f*** lurch. We are very much alive in this series, and Boston laughing at us today should piss the Wings off to no end going into Game 3. Babs needs to change the lines, gotta get the kid line back together, gotta get Nyquist some help, and if Alfie is hurt take his old ass out. He was ******* horrible today, doesn't look like a guy looking for a Cup, he looks like Sammy.
  21. 2 points
    Franzen needs to start playing or be bought out. He is not worth the cap hit for the 25 games a season he shows up for. The rest he brings nothing to the team. He can't live off the playoffs anymore as he now has just as many bad ones as he has good. Sent from my Nexus 10 using Tapatalk
  22. 2 points
  23. 2 points
    For god's sakes give Datsyuk some decent linemates. Franzen and Abs? My god what a joke.
  24. 2 points
    Really need Mule to produce. Someone kick the ass in the ass.
  25. 2 points
  26. 2 points
    From the HFBoards...
  27. 1 point
    What are your thoughts? Change anything? Personally, I'd like to see Dats get a better lineup and the original kid line back together. Also, Bert and Anderson in, Alfie and Glendening out. Nyquist - Datsyuk - Abdelkader Tatar - Sheahan - Jurco Franzen - Helm - Bertuzzi Miller - Legwand - Anderson
  28. 1 point
    wings87

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    "This stick up my ass feels really good."
  29. 1 point
    The KK article made me think of the speech Rocky gives in Rocky Balboa: "But it ain’t about how hard you hit, it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward." It sounds counterintuitive, and maybe even cowardly, but the team doesn't stand a chance if it plays Boston's game. They don't have to run when challenged, but don't get frustrated like Smith got yesterday. You could see a wildness in his lack of composure. It's good entertainment, but remember how Boston started to get a little rattled in Game 1 when the Wings didn't play into their hands? That's how it should be. Stretched out over a couple of games it can really throw Boston off their game. Grind. Take the hits you can't avoid, but keep going. They've done it before. Of course, that only matters if our power play can enter the zone and shoot the puck more than once a power play.
  30. 1 point
    gcom007

    Howard = Average

    I never said that I don't think he should improve that area of his game. I said it shouldn't be surprising because thus far, he's not been a good puck handler. A bonehead play like this was just waiting to happen given his ability or lack thereof. Frankly, it's why his little Mrazak comment from game 1 was a little alarming to me, because the playoffs is not the time to shake things up, especially in a part of your game that has been notoriously weak. But I'd love it if Howard worked as hard in he the summer on his weaknesses like Dats and the other greats do. That's why they get paid. Jimmy gets paid like them to. I was saying he should do this years ago if you were to go back and look at some old posts. He's got a solid skill set but he has clear areas that need improvement, and improving in those areas could really help him reach those highs more consistently and authoritatively.
  31. 1 point
    cusimano_brothers

    Howard = Average

    If Howard keeps it up, I foresee his next career being in broadcasting.
  32. 1 point
    GrindL1n3

    Howard = Average

    ^Definitely.. I got tunnel vision right as he started to let it go. I wish I could've been his conscience for about 1 second and say "look there! another 250 degrees of possible space to play the puck and not turn it over..
  33. 1 point
    I'd say the only non-sequiter here is jumping to conclusions. Sheahan is yes a third line center right now, but he's still very young, and has had lots of success already in his rookie year. To completely slot him at 3rd his entire career would require a crystal ball. Twins point was a good one, and not absurd. Guys like Zetterberg were never projected to be 1st liners when they were drafted. Neither was Sheahan. To say he doesn't have any potential to make 1st line at this point in his career is absurd. That's not optimism that's just argumentationizing
  34. 1 point
    The officiating has become an absolute disgrace across the board in this league.
  35. 1 point
    I think for once Babcock actually has the players who deserve to play playing. As a team we came up short tonight - changing players will only weaken us. We need to stick to our plan and we can get results like Game 1. Also the Bruins will have a hard time at the Joe because I know our fans will give them a hard time - they won't be running around quite as much. Also I believe their is a hometown effect on the refs where the refs get slightly influenced by the crowd from time to time.
  36. 1 point
    Let us pause for a second. Bruins fans -- not all, but some -- booed Jesus. ON EASTER. Not cool, Boston. If you lose this series, you can probably point to the negative karma accrued by booing the Christ on his big day. (Additionally, you no longer get to make fun of Philadelphia for booing Santa.)
  37. 1 point
    wingfan1991

    Songs played at Joe Louis Arena

    Living on a prayer - Bon Jovi usually rocks there with crowd singing... And Sweet Caroline too. It's a great great atmosphere when we're winning at the Joe that's for sure!
  38. 1 point
    In my opinion, you take that entire game and throw it out the window. We played terrible. Like someone stated before this series will be dictated on how the games are played. The Bruins have no fear of taking liberties to take us off our game because even if we get a pp it builds momentum for them. Go back to the drawing board because if we can't figure out how to turn our PP into at least some sort of momentum let alone a goal. This series is over pretty quick. Our zone entry today was the worst I have seen in a long time. We didn't just have one bad PP but 4 giving Boston the momentum. So leave that game in the dude it was a terrible performance at every end of the rink. Use the home ground to get the legs moving and out work them down low.
  39. 1 point
    The reffing is what it is, but its a shame that it seems like off ice complaining impacts calls. I think the league wanted more pps today to give bos every chance to tie the series. Every other organization is corrupt, why let a big money making machine off the hook? I still think this game had more to do with no pressure in the ozone, no speed tonight.
  40. 1 point
    im afraid Jimmy set the tone for this game with that awful play for the first goal and it just went down hill from there. hey we came away with a split , we have gotta win tues for a chance to take it to 6 games i feel.
  41. 1 point
    We need Zetterberg to return to win this series. Franzen and Alfie look done, no matter what line they're on. Babcock does need to mix the lines, though, because it's not working right now.
  42. 1 point
    That's the way Howard always is, aka average.
  43. 1 point
  44. 1 point
    Knocked cold. Wakes up. Sees scrum. Tries to get into the fray. Backes is a beast. Hope he's ok.
  45. 1 point
    Here's a couple Lord of the Rings themed photoshops I tossed together, including Gandats and Gollum Rask.
  46. 1 point
    Lmfao!!! Never thought I would see blazing saddles in a thread. But that fits so well. That my pick for the win.
  47. 1 point
    He's exactly the kind of coach that Washington needs in order to instill some work ethic, defense, and discipline into their underachieving asses. As such he will almost certainly not be hired and they will instead pursue some non-entity who fits their hairbrained notion that you can win a Cup on pure unadulterated goalscoring.
  48. 1 point
    As a Nashville Predators Fan,I would like to thank barry trotz for his hard work and dedication that he gave the Nashville Predators for 15 seasons,You will missed standing behind for the Predators next season,This is truly the end of a era in nashville
  49. 1 point
    *files this under "things that cannot be unseen"*
  50. 1 point