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#661 Matty800

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 09:35 AM

Man what a night last night. We rolled back into Kalamazoo around 1 AM. Last night was probably the most fun I've had at JLA (and that includes watching the Wings shut out the Pens in 2008). To say the joint was rocking was an understatement. I've never felt the upper bowl floor shake that much before. It was LOUD, LOUD, LOUD in there. Given the 0-3 nature of the series I thought the crowd would be "light"... man was I wrong! It was shoulder to shoulder most of the time out in the concourse during intermissions.


sounds so epic man. cant imagine what happened after franzen sealed that hat-trick
hope i can see a wings game at JLA one day

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 10:10 AM

Anyone know why Draper was kicked out of the game? I couldn't see anything on the TV, and they never showed a replay of events on FSD.

EDIT: And Franzen is now tied with Crosby for playoff points lead, but has one more goal. Yeaaaaaah!

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 10:13 AM

Wow. I'm embarrassed as all hell about how my team played last night, and I was at game. They sucked. Not to proud of what Thornton did either. While I hate Holmstrom, thats not really acceptable.

But another thing that really bothered me was the way some fans acted at the Joe last nite. From an original six team franchise, I would have expected a bit more class. Bulls*** chants on clear penalties? Gimme a break. You guys have seriously been bitching about the officials all series. Get a clue, the games have been called fair. Watch the replays and check yourself before you go and be an ******* and call out the refs on legitimate calls.

I'm sure I'm mostly referring to the "fans" who aren't even on this board, and I know the Sharks have had their fair share of calls and non-calls too.

Heres to a good rest of the series.

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 10:21 AM

Anyone know why Draper was kicked out of the game? I couldn't see anything on the TV, and they never showed a replay of events on FSD.

EDIT: And Franzen is now tied with Crosby for playoff points lead, but has one more goal. Yeaaaaaah!

He and Clowe(?) were probably saying something to eachother that doesn't belong in a hockey game...10min misconduct both of them.

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 10:26 AM

Bulls*** chants on clear penalties? Gimme a break. You guys have seriously been bitching about the officials all series. Get a clue, the games have been called fair.


I think your fandom is blinding you. Even non-interested national writers and analysts said the games have been called terribly in favor of the Sharks. Game 1 and 2 especially. Things have been better for 3 and 4, but still Wings fans are cynical because it seems like the refs are always out to get them. Take, for example, disallowing a perfectly good goal in Game 3 and then immediately trying to review the second goal even though it was just a normal, legal goal obviously.

THe reffing has been terrible. Even last night, things evened out, but the only reason the Sharks got penalties was because they lost their cool and violently lashed out repeatedly, and the game was already out of hand.

I'll eat crow if the refs call a game fairly this series when it's 3-2 or 4-3 going into the 3rd.

So maybe they were chanting bulls*** for things that weren't necessarily bad calls, but it's what we're used to, getting hosed. It's cynicism and it's frustration that the refs have been so utterly terrible by everyone's standards except Shark fans.
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Posted 07 May 2010 - 10:51 AM

Wow. I'm embarrassed as all hell about how my team played last night, and I was at game. They sucked. Not to proud of what Thornton did either. While I hate Holmstrom, thats not really acceptable.

But another thing that really bothered me was the way some fans acted at the Joe last nite. From an original six team franchise, I would have expected a bit more class. Bulls*** chants on clear penalties? Gimme a break. You guys have seriously been bitching about the officials all series. Get a clue, the games have been called fair. Watch the replays and check yourself before you go and be an ******* and call out the refs on legitimate calls.

I'm sure I'm mostly referring to the "fans" who aren't even on this board, and I know the Sharks have had their fair share of calls and non-calls too.

Heres to a good rest of the series.


You must not understand hockey very well if you think that the officiating has been anything other than abysmal this entire series. The officials have no business taking over the game with pathetic ticky-tack penalties that clearly affect the game's outcome. And yes, Detroit has been the victim of getting the short end of the stick in that area this series. Even the television commentators are noticing this, and they're usually not very fond of the Wings. You'll also find that most level-headed fans on this board have acknowledged that Detroit has gotten a few powerplays as a result of junk penalties as well.

By the way, why isn't the "5" up on the board?

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 11:00 AM

Wow, what a disaster for the Sharks. Sorry I missed it Posted Image but the wife made dinner plans for us on hockey night. (not quite grounds for divorce, but still...................................Posted Image One win in the bank (and a convincing one) but it's still 3-1 and our boys are coming home. I'm glad that the Wings fans got to see a win at home. Hopefully, that will be the last one. Much like most Shark fans doubt is starting to creep in WAY DOWN INSIDE where most people won't admit it's there. Game Five (and handshakes) on Saturday? What do you guys say? Posted Image

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 11:02 AM

By the way, why isn't the "5" up on the board?


Probably because Matt usually does it. I hope this is not indicative of how bad he feels. :huh:

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 11:08 AM

I'm really proud of how our team played last night. But they're still in a bad situation and face a very difficult game at the Tank on Saturday to get this thing back home. Things don't look so dark today but there's still a long way to go.

In 1997, the Wings beat the Avs 6-0 in game 4. They lost the next game 6-0. They came back and won the series in six games, but they don't get that chance if they screw the pooch on Saturday.

They trot out the clichés at times like this because they're true. One game at a time. Before yesterday's game, Babcock told the team one period at the time. They've won three. They've still got at least nine to go.

I'm reminded of a Tragically Hip song. "An inch an hour, two feet a day."

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 11:14 AM

I was at the game last night and it was unreal! I went in there with no expectations, win or lose I was watching my team and I was just excited to be there. Franzen was on fire, and it was fantastic seeing 60 mins of hockey. By the end of the game my throat was so horse and I was exhausted haha. We ended up hanging around Joe Louis awhile hoping to maybe get an autograph and I ended up meeting someone else that frequents these boards but unfortantley didn't get a name. Anyways great night and I'm excitied for Saturday. Regardess of what happens in these series I'm so happy that I got go to this game and see in my own eyes how fantastic our team really is/really can be

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 11:48 AM

If we lose Game 5, no one will give a damn what we did in Game 4. It's a long row to hoe, I hope the Wings know that.

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 12:04 PM

All bets are off now especially if Nabokov is the least bit rattled. He hasnt been this bad since he played Canada in the Olympics
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Posted 07 May 2010 - 12:09 PM

If we lose Game 5, no one will give a damn what we did in Game 4. It's a long row to hoe, I hope the Wings know that.

Well, I think it shows that they're a proud hockey team not to get swept on home ice. But yes, I think the Wings know it's a long row to hoe.

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 12:14 PM

All bets are off now especially if Nabokov is the least bit rattled. He hasnt been this bad since he played Canada in the Olympics



Don't count on it. Traditionally Nabber follows up a bad game with a stellar game. It's going to take more that fluke skate deflections and fat rebounds landing perfectly in your lap to beat him next game. Sooner or later the bounces are going to start going the Sharks way. The Wings have scored four goals off Sharks d-men's skates and two off their own guys skates.

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 12:23 PM

How about the rediculously well placed wrist shot
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Posted 07 May 2010 - 12:34 PM

Don't count on it. Traditionally Nabber follows up a bad game with a stellar game. It's going to take more that fluke skate deflections and fat rebounds landing perfectly in your lap to beat him next game. Sooner or later the bounces are going to start going the Sharks way. The Wings have scored four goals off Sharks d-men's skates and two off their own guys skates.

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 12:47 PM

Don't count on it. Traditionally Nabber follows up a bad game with a stellar game. It's going to take more that fluke skate deflections and fat rebounds landing perfectly in your lap to beat him next game. Sooner or later the bounces are going to start going the Sharks way. The Wings have scored four goals off Sharks d-men's skates and two off their own guys skates.


I fully expect game 5 to be a very tight affair. The Sharks will be cautious yet eager to not only prove themselves after a blowout but also prove they can close against one of the best teams in the league. And the Wings, naturally, obviously, will be motivated to not die right there on Saturday.

As for the skate business, that's how goals are scored in the NHL these days. Every team, with out exception, has scored at least 25% of their goals off fluky stuff, so getting goals like that is just how it is.

As for bounces, sooner or later? The Sharks had all the bounces in games 1 and 2. The bounces have already gone their way, its not like the Sharks have been lacking in luck in this series. In the end, all that matters with bounces, is whom the Hockey Gods are smiling upon on any given night. If they shine on the Sharks in game 5 then we loose, shake hands and go golfing. No more no less.

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 12:47 PM

Well, I think it shows that they're a proud hockey team not to get swept on home ice. But yes, I think the Wings know it's a long row to hoe.



I didn't think we'd get swept. We're too good to get swept, regardless of how we've been playing in the series thus far. I guess what I meant was, while last night's game was absolutely fun to watch -- our job isn't done. If we're really going to climb out of this hole, we need to keep it up.

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 12:54 PM

If we lose Game 5, no one will give a damn what we did in Game 4. It's a long row to hoe, I hope the Wings know that.


I don't know, I think I'll remember last night for as long as I live. I mean, you're right that it'll all be for naught if we lose the next one, but that was the kind of thing that makes me love Red Wings hockey. Even when they're down, they still keep kicking and let everybody know that they're still alive and dangerous like they always are, even in a year like this one.

And since I haven't been on the Internet since the game ended, I'd just like to take a moment to freak out here: HELL YEAH FRANZEN!!!! AAAAHHHH!!!!! I CAN'T BELIEVE IT!!! Well, yes I can, but HOLY MOLY!!! CURLY FRIES PLUS, Y'ALL!!!

I didn't think we'd get swept. We're too good to get swept, regardless of how we've been playing in the series thus far. I guess what I meant was, while last night's game was absolutely fun to watch -- our job isn't done. If we're really going to climb out of this hole, we need to keep it up.


(edit: oops, too slow, didn't see this post yet) Agreed - as much as I think the players need to take it one game at a time, I myself can think about the fact that Game 4 isn't going to do us any good (other than lessen our hurt pride) if we don't win 5, 6, and 7.

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 12:59 PM

I have to agree, that kind of an individual performance comes around once in a lifetime. If somehow the Wings come back and win this series, that game will be an “instant classic” for years to come. What amuses me is just yesterday there was an article about how Franzen has been “struggling” to recover from his knee surgery. Man, I wish Thornton and Marleau “struggle” like that Saturday. Posted Image







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