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  1. Troy Brouwer will come at a cost, but he'll be worth it. Solid depth player with a scoring touch and outstanding leadership skills. If and when the big fish sign elsewhere, Brouwer will be a very underrated signing and will instantly become a fan favorite in Detroit.
  2. The Blues' ability to choke in the first round can only be rivaled by the Sharks. I'm not sure many realize how big this Game 5 is tonight. As for the suspension, I personally feel that he should've been suspended for is antics (throwing a tantrum at the refs, jumping Steen at the final buzzer, etc.) but suspending someone is pretty weak considering the connotation of that word has changed over the years (see: South Park episode "The F Word"). I think the league would've been better off giving a different reason for his suspension (unsportsmanlike treatment of the officials) than to just blame it on one word. Regardless, the series has been very even thus far and a Chicago victory tonight, on the road in a what will be a raucous building, without their most productive forward thus far, will allow doubt to creep into the heads of the Blues and lead to what could be the most devastating chapter in the long story of Blues early round collapses. Get it done tonight and please win by two goals or more, my heart can't handle many more of these one goal games.
  3. PS

    Is this some sort of inside joke?
  4. The moment I saw Doc Emrick ranked so low I disregarded the list. However... Ken and (especially) Mickey are very, very biased announcers. I am a Red Wings fan and a Blues fan so I have a little bit more objectivity than most of you here. I prefer listening to games called by them seeing as how I cheer for the Wings and share their sentiments but if you don't acknowledge their blatant bias and homerism then you are either stupid or deaf.
  5. VAN/BOS 4-3 OT winner in Game 7 sends Vancouver and the entire nation of Canada into an uncontrolled riot of which the world has never seen. Canada may indeed self-destruct.
  6. VAN/SJS: 4-1 BOS/TBL: 4-1
  7. He created scoring opportunities on a consistent basis. He got burned one time at the end of a power play shift and couldn't catch up to Dan Boyle on the breakaway but apart from that his mistakes were minimal and his offensive game showed enough to keep him in the lineup.
  8. Doesn't matter, as long as he sits Game 7 as well. Game 6 was the FIRST time we have seen "Red Wings Hockey" in this series: Do NOT mess with this lineup.
  9. Modano was effective all night. There is no way he sits in Game 7.
  10. You're welcome, everybody.
  11. In all seriousness, is there an explanation why Mike isn't in the lineup? His appearance in the Phoenix series was very promising as he showed speed, skill and playmaking ability. Down 2-0 in a must win game and in need of a shakeup, why NOT put him in for an under-performing player? Forget that he is a future Hall of Famer and deserves better than this, can anybody explain his benching from a hockey decision standpoint?
  12. Won't say "I told you so"....Won't say it...
  13. If the Red Wings lose tonight I will blame it solely on Mike Babcock's refusal to insert Mike Modano in the lineup.
  14. And yet I still come back at you with this: Although outplayed in both games, the Red Wings were in each of them until the very end and very easily could have won both. How different would this forum look had the Wings both games in San Jose, all the while playing the same uncharacteristic style of play?
  15. One need not look no further than this year's playoffs: the Bruins lost the first two games of their series, at home no less, and won that series. To further optimize the optimism, if the Wings hold serve at home and win two straight, they have all the momentum and the pressure shifts on San Jose.