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Are the Wings going to keep the Hawks out of the playoffs?

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#41 Heroes of Hockeytown

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 03:10 PM

It would be marvelous if they could put the Hawks down for good. However, I think that will fall low on management's list of priorities, compared to resting their key players for the last two games. But as long as they don't ice a complete B-team they've got enough firepower to win one or both games.

Still, being willing to lay out to block a shot, go hard into corners and to the net, etc, -- things that a team that has to win will do and things that a team that just wants to avoid injury won't -- could end up being important. But while it will definitely be impossible to match Chicago's intensity in those games, that's hardly the only determining factor in winning or losing.
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Posted 06 April 2011 - 03:27 PM

Chicago has a tough game against the Blues tonight. The same Blues team that just embarrassed the Red Wings and have been on a pretty hot run lately. I have a feeling the Blues are going to be 'sending a message' tonight. Chicago will have a target on their backs. I think Troy Brouwer just got injured and Sharp is out...

Tonight isn't going to be an easy game for the Blackhawks.

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 03:37 PM

The Blues are going to do their part tonight http://www.nhl.com/i...s.htm?id=558482

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 04:35 PM

And hopefully the Wings feel differently than some fans here. You play to win the game and I hope they do just that.

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 04:47 PM

That's a joke, right? Chicago didn't choose to raise their banner against us, that's just how the schedule turned out.

I may be wrong but i believe the champs do get to pick who they raise the banner against
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Posted 06 April 2011 - 04:47 PM

i agree they shouldnt let up, but the wings have been playing crap for pretty much the past few weeks. i just hope they don't get slaughtered on national tv this weekend. or worse yet, get themselves injured.

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 04:53 PM

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 05:01 PM

The Hawks have scored 4 goals total, in their last 4 games. They have been shutout twice in that stretch. They lost Brower to a shoulder injury last night, Bolland is out with concussion, and Sharp is not quite ready to return to the lineup, but may be forced into the lineup early if needed. Things don't look all that promising for them right now.

As far as The Wings. Unless someone is injured, we have to play our starters. We're trying to get that 2nd seed, and it isn't like them to rest players when position is on the line. I also don't think that they really care who they face in the first round, as they believe that if they play for 60 minutes, that they can beat anyone.

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 05:44 PM

I'd rather have the Hawks make the playoffs as an 8th seed and put a good scare into Vancouver first round.

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 05:51 PM

I don't see it happening.

I'd love to see it, however. It'd be a nice feather in our cap, especially since I don't see us going far in the actual playoffs.

Not to mention, Dallas has been subpar the second half of the season. Who says they'll win any games?
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Posted 06 April 2011 - 09:43 PM

Looks like Hank will be sitting out. If the Sharks win tonight I'd bet there's a fair chance either Lidstrom or Kronwall sit too. Wouldn't surprise me to see Pav rest as well.

Keeping them out would be like a bonus playoff series win for me, and I hope they win tonight just to be right on the edge. But I really don't see it happening.

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 10:23 PM

They better after that gift they got tonight.

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 10:32 PM

no way chicago isn't making it. money wasn't spent making the toews and kane "history will be made" commercials and have them not be in the playoffs. remember how chicago helped the ratings last season?

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 10:37 PM


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Posted 06 April 2011 - 10:57 PM

no way chicago isn't making it. money wasn't spent making the toews and kane "history will be made" commercials and have them not be in the playoffs. remember how chicago helped the ratings last season?

Hahahaha true dat.

I don't see the Hawks missing it. I'd love to, but i just don't think it's gonna happen, and I would LOVE to be wrong.

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 11:23 PM

League decided that Chicago will, in fact, be in the playoffs at all costs.

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 11:36 PM

League decided that Chicago will, in fact, be in the playoffs at all costs.

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 01:29 PM

Even without Z I think we can beat the Blackhawks 2 of 2... It's the Black-WhiteHawks I'm worried about.

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 10:19 PM

Come on Red Wings! Send those "s***-cago Dirtchickens" golfing!!
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Posted 07 April 2011 - 10:39 PM

I will be shocked if the Wings win a single game - they are coasting, most likely resting players, without Zetterberg, and the Hawks are playing for their lives.
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