QUOTE(RedRum #1 @ April 18, 2007 - 12:39PM)
My problem is not necessarily your assessment of the team last night (I disagree but it's only an opinion)...my problem is you and Osgod saying their are more pressing concerns than how piss poor Lang, and by extension his line is playing.
It's the same reason I thought Lang was awful against Edmonton last season while many thought he "stepped it up". Points arent everything and they damn sure dont tell the whole story all the time. Effort, energy moving your feet....I'm basically asking Lang to just compete out there, not be a superstar.
Well, let me spell it out for you in a language all fans can understand. It's called statistics. YEAH!!!
Game 1: Wings 46, Flames 20
Game 2: Wings 51, Flames 15
Game 3: Wings 30, Flames 28
Hence the notion in my wee little brain that Calgary had more possession time and translated that into more shots on goal for them, less possession time for us and less shots for us. And we lost this time. I know, how on Earth can I possilby connect those dots. I'm crazy, what can I say.
Game 1: Wings 28, Flames 34
Game 2: Wings 16, Flames 12
Game 3: Wings 12, Flames 8
Not alot to tell here other than the Flames have been better than us the past 2 games as far as not taking penalties and our PP is not working as well as their's is.
Game 1: Wings 29, Flames 27
Game 2: Wings 25, Flames 33
Game 3: Wings 33, Flames 37
Contrary to what some people think, the Flames are getting the better of the faceoffs and they did really well last game, hence that helped them get more possession of the puck and yadda, yadda you know the rest.
Game 1: Wings 37, Flames 36
Game 2: Wings 35, Flames 33
Game 3: Wings 20, Flames 23
This ties into my entire observation that we let off the gas somewhat and Calgary stepped it up just a notch above us and HOLY COW, they won.
Game 1: Wings 10, Flames 7
Game 2: Wings 14, Flames 9
Game 3: Wings 9, Flames 11
Are you starting to see a trend here?
Aside from faceoffs and brain fart penalties the Wings were getting the better of all the little battles and things that help you to win games. The Flames got the better of it in game 3 as I brought up originally. So maybe now you understand why my observation of the loss has more to do with the team play and little things than it does with Lang. You can imagine all you want that we were the better team last night but there are no facts to back up your thoughts.