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#1 TheUltimateWingsFan

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 09:52 PM

My God this guy is so frustrating to watch. Turnover after turnover, followed by enough bad decisions to make me lose my hair. I know he's talented and usually good, but he's been awful these last two losses. At times in the defensive end he's looked disinterested like it wasn't his job to retrieve the puck. Maybe it's the frustration from today's loss talking, but man, give me Cheli or Meech, or really anyone else.

As for Marian, I've been defending his play throughout the playoffs, but in today's game he had virtually no impact. He hangs on to the puck too long trying to make cute plays, and usually winds up turning it over. All he has to do is get it in deep and use his speed and size to go battle for it like Helm. When he does this he's usually successful, when he tries to tip-toe into the zone with the puck, he usually turns it over and play heads the other way.

This game was terrible to watch. We got outplayed, and really put forth a terrible effort when you consider the Cup was there for the taking.

#2 BuckeyeWingsfan80

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 09:53 PM

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bench Rafalski?

Are you friggin serious?
Don't take it from fans on LGW, take it from his peers. NHL players have spoken and they think Tootoo is the dirtiest player in the league.

Get a clue already.

#3 Four

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 09:53 PM

Oh please, Ericsson was far worse than Rafalski whom both were far better than Hossa.

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#4 Vincanni

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 09:54 PM


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#5 Norm_Maracle For Vezina

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 09:55 PM

hahahaha.. Chelios???? i love the guy.. but if he was playing, pens are celebrating the cup tonight

#6 miller76

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 09:55 PM

great idea.



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#7 FedorovMan91

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 09:57 PM

I just wonder why people bash Rafalski. Surely, he has been the defensive liability sometimes but where is the thread that bashes Ericsson? Everyone knows who is far worse
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#8 NHLrules?

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 09:58 PM

Rafalski is slow as hell. Tonight he was terrible.

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 09:59 PM

Samuelson was the worst. Worthless.

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#10 drfnr14

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 09:59 PM

sorry but this is just stupid,"we" all played bad!!!! all of us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

no ones gonna get benched not for game 7!~

#11 Detroit # 1 Fan

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 09:59 PM

He's better at home, and knows what it takes to win the Cup. He aint going nowhere.

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#12 OsGOD

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 09:59 PM

not before Hossa gets to ride the pine in the pressbox



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#13 HockeyCrazy3033

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 10:00 PM

What the hell.

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#14 Aussie_Wing

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 10:00 PM

Meanwhile Ericsson continues to be the worst player on the ice...

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 10:01 PM

Of all guys to single out tonight? How about Hudler's weak play on the boards all game, or Samuelson's constant hail mary shots, or even Franzen's and Holmstrom's missed passes. Rafalski isn't going to be perfect all the time, nobody was tonight.

#16 TheOwl

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 10:02 PM

^Ericcson's been BAD this series. But it doesn't matter, the game was 2-1, and not one of our guys could put it in the net. If the Wings lose, it'll be squarely on the heads of Hossa and all the other NO-SHOW forwards. Hudler, Sammy, Hossa, Homer, Maltby have been GHOSTS. And when one guy on a line is dogging it, chucking pucks away, you don't have a chance.

Edited by TheOwl, 09 June 2009 - 10:03 PM.


#17 ComradeWasabi

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 10:03 PM

Rafalski had a pretty strong offensive game, he was making some pretty good plays holding the puck in and getting it to our worthless forwards in the o-zone.
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#18 mindfly

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 10:04 PM

Bench Ericsson - just hate his rookie mistakes he put up in every game.. and he's freaking 6'5 220lbs but plays like he's 5'8 160lbs

Edited by mindfly, 09 June 2009 - 10:05 PM.


#19 wingsdiehard13

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 10:05 PM

If you're going to start bashing defenseman, bash Ericcson and Kronwall. I don't get the constant love for Kronwall. Don't get me wrong he has some good nights but his turnovers in this series have been atrochious, and people turn a blind eye to that and bash Hossa.

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#20 wmubronco420

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 10:05 PM

please people, its a team sprt one person is not the reason for any loss, we played terribly as a team tonight and basically didnt start playing until we were losing. i dont expect the wings will come out with this kind of effort in game 7 at home, if they do, well we're gonna be watching sid skate the cup around the joe. bad.gif

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