Your final words...
Posted 15 June 2009 - 03:55 PM
Posted 15 June 2009 - 04:10 PM
Is it possible for anyone to play inside a system for 82 games and then be expected to play inside an entirely different system for the playoffs? The Wings have been amazing adapting to the new "NHL" with the rules on holding, obstructing, interfering, etc., and played the game within the rules that were put upon them better than anyone else in the league. To expect them to play at the same level and with the same success when the league takes the entire rule book and tosses it out the window is positively ludicrous.
It has been argued that the number of power plays throughout the series with the Penguins was pretty much even for both teams. I don't believe that can even be considered a valid argument for 1 very important reason. The number of penalties "CALLED" was even, more or less. I give you that. However, the number of "UNCALLED" penalties was undeniably one-sided. So, given any given game, Detroit commits 10 penalties, and are called for 2 or three of them. Pittsburgh commits 20 or more penalties and are called for 2 or 3 of them. How is that equitable?
I do not believe that the best team won this series. I believe that the league won this series for the Penguins, and that if they only way to win the cup is to pretty much have it handed to you, well, that's even worse than 2nd best.
Contratulations Detroit. Have a great off-season, rest up, heal up, and I'm looking forward to another great year next year.
Gen George Patton.
Posted 15 June 2009 - 04:37 PM
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Posted 15 June 2009 - 04:46 PM
Was a fun season and hopefully our boys will be ready to go for another run at the cup next season! Go Wings Go!! That cup is ours next year!!
Posted 15 June 2009 - 05:11 PM
I was lucky to have gone to many games this year with a great friend aka Hockey Buddy and family members. I was also able to take my mom to her first ever Red Wings game, she had a blast and it was a great bonding moment with her and my brother.
I also got to hang out with my nieces and nephews. They joined in the cheering and took hand fulls of Hot Tamales to fire up the team.
I had an awesome time and I cant wait for the next season. Hope my Hockey Buddy is ready to knock it out!
Posted 15 June 2009 - 05:27 PM
(after a loss against the Blues in April, also notice he mispelled literally)
Shame. I would have loved to see that vid.
This season had it's shares of downs, moments when the team played the most terrible hockey I've ever seen the Wings play, but it only made the ups (and they were many) feel even better.
Overall I'm just happy to be a fan of this team. Two straight years in the SCF, and so close to back-to-back cups, and we're still not happy. We'll win again, and we'll lose again. We need to enjoy the fact that we have a team that does a hell of a lot more winning than losing. There are many, many teams that would kill to lose a Game 7 of the SCF. Just to be able to say that they were there.
Thank you Red Wings for a great 2008-2009 even though you didn't go quite all the way. And thank you LGW'ers for making the season a lot more fun
Posted 15 June 2009 - 06:02 PM
It was nice to wake up in the middle of the night, just to watch you on a lagging stream, to affront Ozzy for his mistakes in the regular season, but to admire him for his performace in the Playoffs, just to see how Marian shows his excellence on the ice in the first 82 games, and struggle in the postseason, but he´s still a top-performer for the wings! To see Pavel be awarded as the MVP and then hiding in the Playoffs, but nobody recognized his effort to set up goals for others.... watching Nicklas as his best, and still be critized from some people. I watched Henrik, who wasn´t lucky the whole season, but he showed an overwhelming performance in the Playoffs!
This team is great! And it was worth to wake up at 2 a.m., to watch our team!
We will win the cup next year!
Posted 15 June 2009 - 07:08 PM
Bummed about the final loss but getting over it. Life moves on and then there's always next season.
Posted 15 June 2009 - 07:16 PM
Posted 15 June 2009 - 07:23 PM
Posted 15 June 2009 - 08:21 PM
They literally took us, as fans, as far as they could possibly go in the season ... Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals. Granted, they didn't win the big prize at the end that we were all hoping for, but making it THAT FAR, two years in a row, is a huge accomplishment in of itself.
I think I remember hearing we were the first Cup defending team in .... dammit, I forget how many years ... to even get past the first round. Going into the playoffs, I didn't even expect us to get past the 2nd round. It's just that hard to repeat these days and the playoffs are just that unpredictable. So the fact that we came as THAT CLOSE to repeating definitely exceeded my expectations.
Yes, I'm sad and upset and angry about the loss. Yes, it hurts something terrible. But just going back and looking at everything we've done this year, and the fact that we even got as far as we did is something to celebrate.
Thanks for the ride, Red Wings. Let's do it again next year.
Posted 15 June 2009 - 08:27 PM
Posted 15 June 2009 - 08:56 PM
Wings fans...that's who.
lets enjoy the offseason, speculate, and talk about how the wings are gonna come out hungry as ever and win it all next season.
I like this team.
Posted 15 June 2009 - 09:13 PM
Me thinks the Wings fans back in 1942, when the team was up 3-0 and then lost the next four games, would beg to differ.
"In-a da crease... outta da crease... in-a da crease... outta da crease!!!"
Posted 15 June 2009 - 09:22 PM
I am still coping with the attachment issues of not having my beard, has anyone started a support group for this yet anywhere on here?
I trust Holland and the management to make the correct decision with Hossa. If it works, they will keep him. They managerial actions are the reason we have made the playoffs since 1990.
No more 2008-09, onwards to 09-10! Let's Go Wings!
Posted 15 June 2009 - 09:31 PM
There's no point looking back. The only thing that matters now is what we do to change our future, and what we do to get the Cup back.
"I don't like to be the pony. I like to be on top." -Pavel Datsyuk
Posted 15 June 2009 - 09:38 PM
NY Giants beat the Patriots
Mine That Bird won the Kentucky Derby
Pens beat the Redwings
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