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#1 Pat

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 12:15 PM

Honestly, of all the teams from above, I believe that the best possible round one matchup would have to be the Kings. Sure, they may have had our number in the regular season, but now they are missing Williams + Kopitar. With Zetterberg dinged up, I believe this would be the best series for us.(We don't need a hard checking one against the preds / ducks)

Predictions for each series if it happened:


DET VS KINGS [DET IN 5]
DET VS PREDS [DET IN 6]
DET VS COYOTES [DET IN 6]
DET VS DUCKS [DUCKS IN 7] (BARELY)
DET VS HAWKS [HAWKS IN 7] (IF NO ZETTERBERG)
DET VS STARS [DET IN 6]


The Zetterberg injury really makes things interesting in the playoffs, because he shows up big come playoff time and ALWAYS shuts down the other teams top players. Without him the wings will have to battle twice as hard and costly defensive turnovers CAN'T happen.

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 01:17 PM

When the wings play the kings I get nervous when Kopitar is on the ice, but noone else. He isnt gonna be playing, he broke his ankle or something.

They have solid goaltending but it is young and unproven and no team crashes the net like Detroit come playoff time. They dont have a whole lot of big, physical guys outside of Clifford and Simmonds which is a plus and their defense has Doughty and Johnson (Johnson puts up points but isnt that special defensively and Doughty has had an off year). Needless to say I voted LA but I think the wings could bend over the stars pretty easily as well

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 03:50 PM

None of the above. All the teams are going to be tough. I feel there is no perfect match for the Wings when it comes to an ideal opponent this year.
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Posted 08 April 2011 - 04:03 PM

Ducks. Officiating would be more or less fair. We would win.
Sweet. This dude was brought here for one reason, to punch people in the head - every other thing that he can do, other Wings can do better. I like that we have a head-puncher. The league has other, better head-punchers, but this one is ours. Better than nothing. Good work, Kenny!

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 04:05 PM

This thread is full of bad mojo. You do not pick your poison!

Ducks. Officiating would be more or less fair. We would win.



I will not endorse wanting to play a particular team, but this statement has a ring of truth to it. The refs can screw Detroit all they want, ANaheim plays dirty enough where the refs simply couldn't ignore them enough to outbalance the Wings
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Posted 08 April 2011 - 04:08 PM

I will not endorse wanting to play a particular team, but this statement has a ring of truth to it. The refs can screw Detroit all they want, ANaheim plays dirty enough where the refs simply couldn't ignore them enough to outbalance the Wings


Reasoning is far more simple. Anaheim has won its cup in 2007. They are not on the schedule in the next decade and we are better than they are in each category except for goaltending (assuming that Hiller returns).
Sweet. This dude was brought here for one reason, to punch people in the head - every other thing that he can do, other Wings can do better. I like that we have a head-puncher. The league has other, better head-punchers, but this one is ours. Better than nothing. Good work, Kenny!

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 04:10 PM

Reasoning is far more simple. Anaheim has won its cup in 2007. They are not on the schedule in the next decade and we are better than they are in each category except for goaltending (assuming that Hiller returns).


Unless, of course, they are the annual underdog that surprises everyone and goes to the Finals. I'm too superstitious in this to pick a team to face, especially with how inconsistent the Wings have been.
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Posted 08 April 2011 - 04:14 PM

LA easily without Kopitar and Williams. Phoenix would be my second choice though I do think they could drag the series out similar to last year.

Don't want anything to do with Nashville or Chicago. If Hank is out, I'm not sure the Wings would beat either of those teams and it would be tough even if he can play.

I'm pretty neutral on Anaheim. Their top line is incredibly dominant, but I think the Wings could score plenty on their defense.
 
 
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Posted 08 April 2011 - 04:30 PM

Who ever the Wings play, Wings will come out on top
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Posted 08 April 2011 - 04:49 PM

Yotes...by a mile!
Kings are scary when Quick gets hot...and although they are without Kopi, if we cant score on the goalie, its a mute point.
Same reasoning behind Trashville...Pekke Rinne should get some veznia nods this year.
I actually think the Ducks will be a big more dangerous than people think.
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Posted 08 April 2011 - 05:44 PM

Anybody but Chicago.

Without Zetterberg, we need to play against a lesser skilled team. That's pretty much everyone except the Hawks.

I say LA, because they don't have Kopitar and I want to avenge 2001, when they screwed us without Yzerman and Shanahan. It'd be a nice 10 year reunion with that franchise.

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 06:19 PM

Preds have my vote. I wouldn't mind LA or the Yotes either tbh...

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 06:24 PM

LA or Chicago

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 06:35 PM

La or Phx. But I voted for the coyotes. Do not want the ducks and their ****** 50 goal scorer.





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