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#341 ben_usmc

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 10:31 PM

Well, it sucks we lost. But can't hate the effort, Nyquist/Emmerton/Murzak line look pretty good too. All you can ask sometimes is for an effort
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Posted 05 April 2012 - 10:37 PM

If they end up tied, the Hawks will have the tie breaker as both teams will have the same number or points, the same ROW, but the Hawks will have more points in the games between the teams.

Wings Win in regulation - Wings are 5 seed
Game goes to OT - Wings are 5 seed
Hawks win in regulation - Wings are 6 seed.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 10:39 PM

If they end up tied, the Hawks will have the tie breaker as both teams will have the same number or points, the same ROW, but the Hawks will have more points in the games between the teams.

Wings Win in regulation - Wings are 5 seed
Game goes to OT - Wings are 5 seed
Hawks win in regulation - Wings are 6 seed.

This assumes the Preds don't lose.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 10:45 PM

Normally, in seasons past, I wouldn't ever think of this, but the way the Wings have been playing for the last 6 weeks... I begin to wonder if it would be better for us to lose to Chicago on Sat., let them play vs Nashville in the 1st round, and play vs SJ/LA/PHX instead. Either one of those teams seems like a better matchup than Nashville right now.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 10:47 PM

Normally, in seasons past, I wouldn't ever think of this, but the way the Wings have been playing for the last 6 weeks... I begin to wonder if it would be better for us to lose to Chicago on Sat., let them play vs Nashville in the 1st round, and play vs SJ/LA instead. Either one of those teams seems like a better matchup than Nashville right now.


My thoughts exactly.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 10:51 PM

Jeez.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 10:53 PM

You know what would be hilarious? If both Chicago and Detroit tried to lose the game on Saturday in order to be 6th. It would be like playing hot potato with the 5th seed Posted Image

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 10:55 PM

Normally, in seasons past, I wouldn't ever think of this, but the way the Wings have been playing for the last 6 weeks... I begin to wonder if it would be better for us to lose to Chicago on Sat., let them play vs Nashville in the 1st round, and play vs SJ/LA/PHX instead. Either one of those teams seems like a better matchup than Nashville right now.


I think we match up fine against Nashville.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 11:28 PM

This assumes the Preds don't lose.


Colorado isn't the type of team to tank games. They'll probably give Nashville all they've got. I think the Wings will get 4th if they beat Chicago on Sat.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 11:34 PM

I didnt see the game I just saw the score...but by the look of a lot of the posts here you would think we lost 6-1 or something. All I can say is we are going to play in who we are going to play this post season and not one team out of the choices is "better" then the other. We just must have faith, like I very much do, that our boys will pull together and rock the s*** out of whomever they face...but agian I havnt seen tonites game yet...LGW
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Posted 05 April 2012 - 11:55 PM

We just must have faith, like I very much do, that our boys will pull together and rock the s*** out of whomever they face...but agian I havnt seen tonites game yet...LGW


If this was true, they would have rocked it tonight to secure 4th ... they didn't. What is your faith based on?

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 12:01 AM

Well one of two things is going to happen. Either this is like 2002 and they bumble their way into the playoff but wake up in time to make something of them OR they won't.

Pretty simple. I have a hunch we'll have a pretty good idea after game two of the first round

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 02:52 AM

It is early golfing season for the boys in red and white.

Price might have been too high for a top 6 forward at the trade deadline but that is exactly what the Wings needed and Holland sad he liked the team he had. Oh well.

6 weeks ago I wrote the "Blues are in the driver's seat". 3 weeks ago I wrote the Preds were in the passenger seat and the Wings were sleeping in the back seat.

Now you can throw the red and white jerseys in the trunk because they are packing for early vacation. Wings will win 2 games in the playoffs.... maybe 3 if their power play starts to work and if they are lucky. So that means they will exit in the first round.

It was all downhill after the 23 game win streak. Too many mental mistakes on a team that is not clicking.

This year had to be one of the most significant collapses in Red Wings history. On February 20th Detroit was number one in the NHL, Howie was in the running for the Vezina trophy, Datsyuk was in the running for MVP and Selke trophy, Lidstrom was in the running for another Norris trophy and Detroit had just set a record for the most consecutive home victories ever. Things couldn't have looked any sweeter. Then in a flash, as if a tornado hit Joe Louis Arena, almost all of that vanished in a hurry. The 23 game win streak remains but everything else is gone. A first round exit wound be the topping on a humble pie.
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Posted 06 April 2012 - 04:42 AM

All I can say is we are going to play in who we are going to play this post season and not one team out of the choices is "better" then the other.


Oh, come on.

EDIT: I'm not saying we should aim for 6th. I'm not even necessarily saying we should pick our poison at all. I just do not believe that, say, Dallas is every bit as dangerous as, say, Nashville.

And about Nashville - they by no means scare me. But they're a hungry, driven hockey club. They want it all this year, and damn if they're not going to put up a good fight for it.

EDIT #2: Oh, wow, I just learned Dallas s*** the bed. Well, my point still stands.

Edited by Dabura, 06 April 2012 - 05:03 AM.

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 05:44 AM

Nashville the team does not concern me all that much. What concerns me is Pecca Rinne. A 9 foot goalie that has the ability to steal a series single handedly...and you know he'll be on his game.

If I had to choose between the travel or playing against Rinne, that's a tough one. I don't like either...

This was a HUGE LOSS today. It used to be that we could relax a bit in almost must-win games for the wings, because they won them all. Not the case anymore, not since the SCF loss in 09 really...

We lack speed bigtime. It's so obvious in these games, the wings are going back for the puck and the forecheckers are already on them, the other team's defense is back to get their pucks quicker than our forecheck.

We need helm, but we need more speed besides him.
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Posted 06 April 2012 - 07:07 AM

Agree completely about Rinne all we need is another goalie standing on his head and knocking us out early

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 07:16 AM

It is early golfing season for the boys in red and white.

Price might have been too high for a top 6 forward at the trade deadline but that is exactly what the Wings needed and Holland sad he liked the team he had. Oh well.

6 weeks ago I wrote the "Blues are in the driver's seat". 3 weeks ago I wrote the Preds were in the passenger seat and the Wings were sleeping in the back seat.

Now you can throw the red and white jerseys in the trunk because they are packing for early vacation. Wings will win 2 games in the playoffs.... maybe 3 if their power play starts to work and if they are lucky. So that means they will exit in the first round.

It was all downhill after the 23 game win streak. Too many mental mistakes on a team that is not clicking.

This year had to be one of the most significant collapses in Red Wings history. On February 20th Detroit was number one in the NHL, Howie was in the running for the Vezina trophy, Datsyuk was in the running for MVP and Selke trophy, Lidstrom was in the running for another Norris trophy and Detroit had just set a record for the most consecutive home victories ever. Things couldn't have looked any sweeter. Then in a flash, as if a tornado hit Joe Louis Arena, almost all of that vanished in a hurry. The 23 game win streak remains but everything else is gone. A first round exit wound be the topping on a humble pie.


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Posted 06 April 2012 - 07:39 AM

It is early golfing season for the boys in red and white.

Price might have been too high for a top 6 forward at the trade deadline but that is exactly what the Wings needed and Holland sad he liked the team he had. Oh well.

6 weeks ago I wrote the "Blues are in the driver's seat". 3 weeks ago I wrote the Preds were in the passenger seat and the Wings were sleeping in the back seat.

Now you can throw the red and white jerseys in the trunk because they are packing for early vacation. Wings will win 2 games in the playoffs.... maybe 3 if their power play starts to work and if they are lucky. So that means they will exit in the first round.

It was all downhill after the 23 game win streak. Too many mental mistakes on a team that is not clicking.

This year had to be one of the most significant collapses in Red Wings history. On February 20th Detroit was number one in the NHL, Howie was in the running for the Vezina trophy, Datsyuk was in the running for MVP and Selke trophy, Lidstrom was in the running for another Norris trophy and Detroit had just set a record for the most consecutive home victories ever. Things couldn't have looked any sweeter. Then in a flash, as if a tornado hit Joe Louis Arena, almost all of that vanished in a hurry. The 23 game win streak remains but everything else is gone. A first round exit wound be the topping on a humble pie.

The collapse is a reality but not of their own doing. When a team loses the number of top tiered players like the Wings did, it was inevitable. As for the playoffs, I agree that the team will struggle and probably get bounced early. I still don't see Franzen being a hero. The wings have several Achilles heels. The wings powerplay has offered up too many short handed goals. I like their chances playing 5 on 5. I don't like their PK because they can't get the puck out of their own end. When the other team gets set up, look out. Before they were a powerhouse at home. Now they have trouble winning there as well. This team lacks discipline and will likely be in the penalty box way more than in the regular season. In past years we have seen this to be true. No reason to expect any less. Jimmy Howard, I hope, becomes Pekka Rinne and steals the show. He will need help from the defence and some goal posts. Another Achilles heel is the Wings penchant for giving up a goal in the last couple minutes of a period. What gives with that? They are probably the worst in the league in that regards, as well as giving up short handed goals. With that in mind the Wings are a great team with another 100 point season.

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 08:25 AM

It's a shame that every time the Wings have the power in their hands to further secure themselves in the standings they lose. This year it's been like that.
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Posted 06 April 2012 - 08:40 AM

Brodeur had a pretty easy night. The Wings looked lethargic for the most part. Dats has been improving with each game. I'm expecting more out of Z. He was going really good for awhile but the last 3 games he seems to have taken a back seat to Dats. Flip needs to play better too. I think the boys will have a good game against the Hawks and be ready for the playoffs. Jimmy looks good so I have faith in him. Home ice or no home ice, the first round is going to be hard anyway. In one way, opening on the road takes a little pressure off. We go into the series hoping for at least a split and then win our home games. Nashville is going to be a tough opponent. They are deep, motivated and now have some playoff experience behind them. But never underestimate the Detroit Red WIngs. :thumbup:
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