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#221 haroldsnepsts

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 12:37 AM

Niemi continues to be garbage. Enjoy that 4 year extension! Thornton was actually noticeable on the ice tonight. Heatley wasn't. It's like only one of their $7 million dollar men can show up at a time in a playoff game. That being said, I still can't believe how soft on the puck a guy as big as Thornton is. Great hands, unbelievable vision, but doesn't seem like he wants to battle for a puck.

Great game by Quick. Gutsy performance by the Kings. Without Kopitar I didn't even think they'd be in this series. It's too bad that they've let a couple of the great chances they had go by. This could easily be a tied series instead of another win or go home by the Kings.

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 12:39 AM

Quick has the ability to stand on his head like that every now and then but he has trouble putting games back to back like that. The Kings can't expect to win the next game if they give up another 50+ shots like they did tonight. I'd like to see this go 7 games as well but the Kings will have to play better for sure. Niemi looks suspect though.

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 12:47 AM

Quick has the ability to stand on his head like that every now and then but he has trouble putting games back to back like that. The Kings can't expect to win the next gameif they give up another 50+ shots like they did tonight. I'd like to see this go 7 games as well but the Kings will have to play better for sure. Niemi looks suspect though.


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Quick was excellent tonight. As much as I want to see the Kings pull off this comeback, I just don't think Quick and the defense has the ability and the skill to compete with the Sharks, especially if the sharks are getting 45+ shots off a night. Quick could possible stand on his head for Game 6 cause it will be in L.A but no chance in hell he can do 3 games straight. He is going to need a lot of help from the D which he didn't get tonight.
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Posted 24 April 2011 - 12:57 AM

Oof.

Well.

Yeah.



Um, s***.

Yeah.

Sure, I'll have a beer. Thanks, why not.

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 02:03 AM

Excellent result for us! The Sharks have to play another 60 minutes of tough hockey while the Wings rest up. :thumbup: Go LA!

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 02:30 AM

Yeah, I really don't care who the Wings play in the next round seeing as how every team is having goalie problems now except Detroit so far which is funny seeing as how Howard wasn't that solid during the regular season but I am glad to see him playing like he is right now as well as the whole team. Also the more worn out of the other teams are the better seeing as how my realistic expectations of the Wings wasn't that high until I see how every team is having constant problems in net.

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 02:45 AM

Yeah, I really don't care who the Wings play in the next round seeing as how every team is having goalie problems now except Detroit so far which is funny seeing as how Howard wasn't that solid during the regular season but I am glad to see him playing like he is right now as well as the whole team. Also the more worn out of the other teams are the better seeing as how my realistic expectations of the Wings wasn't that high until I see how every team is having constant problems in net.


I honestly do NOT want to face Nashville. Anaheim and SJ don't have the defense or goaltending to stop Detroit. They may score 3 a night, but Bryz is a better goalie than both Neimi and whoever the hell Anaheim plays. Rinne is good, and with Weber in front, they could give us some trouble getting some goals.

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 02:58 AM

I honestly do NOT want to face Nashville. Anaheim and SJ don't have the defense or goaltending to stop Detroit. They may score 3 a night, but Bryz is a better goalie than both Neimi and whoever the hell Anaheim plays. Rinne is good, and with Weber in front, they could give us some trouble getting some goals.


Yeah, I know how good Rinne is since he has been my favorite goaltender since last season but honestly I am not as worried right now as I was before the playoffs. I think they provide the toughest match up for sure but I think the Wings could take them down in six.

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 09:00 AM

The Kings should be up 3-2, that sure would've made this series interesting. Still the Sharks seem vulnerable and if we play them next I like our chances a lot.

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 09:13 AM

I honestly do NOT want to face Nashville. Anaheim and SJ don't have the defense or goaltending to stop Detroit. They may score 3 a night, but Bryz is a better goalie than both Neimi and whoever the hell Anaheim plays. Rinne is good, and with Weber in front, they could give us some trouble getting some goals.


You must not be following the Anaheim-Nashville series. Rinne has an .865 save percentage and a 3.57 GAA against Anaheim.

What Rinne did in the regular season means nothing. So far he sucks in the playoffs. In fact only Bryz has a worse save %.

+1

Quick was excellent tonight. As much as I want to see the Kings pull off this comeback, I just don't think Quick and the defense has the ability and the skill to compete with the Sharks, especially if the sharks are getting 45+ shots off a night. Quick could possible stand on his head for Game 6 cause it will be in L.A but no chance in hell he can do 3 games straight. He is going to need a lot of help from the D which he didn't get tonight.


Agreed. The Kings don't have the talent to hang with the Kings BUT if Niemi continues to play at the same level, the Kings have a chance.
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Posted 24 April 2011 - 10:50 AM

Agreed. The Kings don't have the talent to hang with the Kings BUT if Niemi continues to play at the same level, the Kings have a chance.

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 10:48 PM

Is this the series that has to go 7 games in order for the Wings to get the most rest as possible? Or can another series go 7 as well and the Wings still get the most rest possible?

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 02:00 AM

So when does Niemi elevate his play so that he is "on top of his game" because a sub .900 save percentage isn't going to cut it against a Wings team that averaged 4.5 GAA in the first round.


No clue, and I agree that his performance in the playoffs so far will not cut it should they make it to the 2nd round. I just keep hoping that the D can play better in front of him, because he's at least proven that if they can do that he can take them deep in the playoffs. Only time will tell, and he's supposed to start game 6 so we'll find out soon enough.

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 09:19 AM

Is this the series that has to go 7 games in order for the Wings to get the most rest as possible? Or can another series go 7 as well and the Wings still get the most rest possible?



This or the Pittsburgh-Tampa series. If either goes to seven games the second round won't start until Friday at the earliest.
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Posted 25 April 2011 - 02:48 PM

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#236 Howard He Do It?!

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 08:05 PM

The Kings need to play better than they did in game 5. Giving up 50+ shots will only lead to their demise. Quick cannot be expected to play at the insane level he did in game 5. I think this is going to be a low scoring game with LA winning in ovetime 2-1. You have to expect a tighter defensive game from the Kings.

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#237 10 Minute Misconduct

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 08:47 PM

This or the Pittsburgh-Tampa series. If either goes to seven games the second round won't start until Friday at the earliest.


Not necessarly true. Detroit could still play Nasvhille on Thursday.

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#238 Hockeymom1960

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 08:58 PM

GO KINGS GO!

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 09:10 PM

Here we go, GCL cranked up, ready to see some major battling! C'mon LA! :thumbup:

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 09:11 PM

Let's see another Game 7 come.. :lol:





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