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#41 Wing Across The Pond

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 06:07 PM

So if we stay tied with Nashville after their game tonight, we still sit in the 5 spot?!? We have one more win overall, less OT wins, and the season series was tied.... How does it make sense that the tie-breaker goes to Nashville?

Did they change the rules, I thought they went off points, then overall wins as the first tie breaker?

Yes. Points, then ROW (Regulation+Overtime Wins/All Wins) which Nashville leads in.

If we get the road game going strong then it's ours. A playoff series is far different from the regular season. All the preparation work will be working on ways to play against ONE team, not a combination of 29 others. Get game 1 right and the momentum is ours.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 06:09 PM

I don't think we'll lose on home ice. It'll come down to whether or not we can ****** a game in Nashville.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 06:20 PM

One good thing I think the Wings can take into this series is that they've never lost a playoff series to the Preds, If I'm correct. The Preds have a great team this season and the Wings have been very inconsistent, if both teams play to their full potential than it should be a great series and I'll go out on a limb and say Wings in 7 if we see the Wings that we've seen recently than Preds in 5 or maybe even 4. I know most of you are thrilled as hell to have the playoffs here but for me this is the time I start suffering depression. My season just got over today and the start of the NHL Playoffs means the end of the NHL and most Hockey seasons very soon, regardless of who wins the Cup. Granted if the Wings Win The Cup it makes the summer a little bit easier to get through but I live for September to December 25th at Midnight. So best of luck to all the teams going into the playoffs and hopefully the Wings can shock the hell out of me and most everyone in the league and take it all but only if they play their absolute best hockey. Go Detroit Red Wings!!!!

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 06:26 PM

nashville in 6

prove me wrong wings

Pretty much how I feel as well. I just don't see it right now with their inconsistency at present. Would love the Wings to prove me wrong obviously and I'm going to watch every game hoping they win.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 06:30 PM

This series scares me a lot but I'm never going to bet against the Wings. If they can take Pekka, they can take Nashville, he's the one I'm afraid of.

 
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Posted 07 April 2012 - 06:31 PM

Preds are done.
Wings in 5.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 06:41 PM

Wings in 6. Split in Nashville, win 2 at home, lose game 5, then smash then out at JLA in game 6. We take Suter this summer, Weber next. boom!

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 06:43 PM

Bring on the Preds. If we're gonna win the Cup, we gotta go through somebody. Might as well be the Preds so the travel isn't working against us.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 06:51 PM

I'm usually positive the Wings can turn it on in the playoffs, I still am. I think the Wings will win in 4 games. Now with that said, I'm damn proud of this division this year. The Preds, The Blues, The Hawks, what a great year for this division. and if the Preds take this series, which they should feel very confident in doing, I wish them the best for the rest of the playoffs. I'm glad the Wings aren't going in as a top seed, look how many times we had that spoiled. Lets go in as underdogs, if we lose oh well, but at least it won't be like a number 1 seed getting upset by the 8th seed. Anything can happen in the playoffs remember that.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 06:54 PM

If we can ****** a game of the first two, it's a lock. LGW!

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 07:09 PM

Preds in 7

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 07:09 PM

As I said I am confident the Wings will come out flying in this series. If they can somehow catch the Preds off guard and steal BOTH games in Nashville then it will be a sweep and that COULD HAPPEN. The preds do not have a lot of playoff experience and they have a team this year that is EXPECTED TO WIN. Because of this new expectation that has been placed on them, that might have a negative impact on some of their key players in the playoffs because the playoffs are a whole different ball game. So the Preds could come out nervous and get hit by the Wings early and like I said if that happens then we sweep. More likely is that we win 1 of the 2 games in Nashville then come home to win both games and then win the series in game 5 or 6. Regardless I don't think the Preds will be able to contain our top guns.

So the series will either open Wednesday night or Thursday night and I am REALLY HOPING it is Thursday because I have 2 exams on Thursday and if the Wings have a game Wednesday night I don't see much studying getting done lol!

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 07:16 PM

I'm all for this. I would much rather start the playoffs close to home. No sense getting worn out by travel in the first round. If the Preds are going to be a tough series, better to face it first rather than possibly later after flying out west.
If we get Helm back and the Doctor Jekyll Wings show up, I have no worries, not even running into a potentially hot goalie. If the Mr. Hyde Wings show up, we're in trouble no matter who we play.
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#54 wings_fanatic

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 07:20 PM

Does anyone know when the playoff schedule will be released?

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 07:22 PM

Pretty much how I feel as well. I just don't see it right now with their inconsistency at present. Would love the Wings to prove me wrong obviously and I'm going to watch every game hoping they win.

DISCLAIMER...I'm not saying or going to say so and so sucks, this team is f'ed beyond repair in an angry doomsday scenario. That's not my style. If the above isn't good enough for some of you or I'm not a real fan because of the above, well I'm not really all that sorry and you can kiss my a** for all I care.


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EDIT: Though I'm going with Wings in 6, myself.

Edited by Dabura, 07 April 2012 - 07:24 PM.

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#56 AusWing40

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 07:27 PM

The more I think the more confident I feel about this. How many times have we hit the post these last 10 games? In that sense, the luck has to go our way sooner or later. If even half of those goals go in, our record looks a lot better.

Lots and ifs and buts in that statement but it's true. I have faith that the players on our team with playoff experience that they have, will lead the team to a series win. I'm surprised so many wings fans have thrown in the towel already, before a pucks been dropped in the series. It's disappointing to see, to be honest.

Just remember, we were 3-0 down against the sharks last year and took it to a game 7, didn't we? Nashville, if they do manage to beat us, won't get through us easily,

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 07:32 PM

God, this is going to be ugly.


Yep. The eventual series winner (Wings in 6) will not come out of this series unscathed.
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Posted 07 April 2012 - 07:47 PM

Since the lockout, both times the Wings did not open the playoffs against a team from the far West, they went on to the Stanley Cup Finals, winning in 08 and being screwed in 09. I fully believe that the Wings will be able to handle the Preds and if the Wings get feelign good about themselves they will become very dangerous. Personally I cant wait to hear Pierre Muguire pick Smashville to win the series, then list a whole bunch of nonsense reasons. Then after the Wings win the series, he will go on about how he will never bet against the Wings again and blah blah blah. GO WINGS

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 07:49 PM

Since the lockout, both times the Wings did not open the playoffs against a team from the far West, they went on to the Stanley Cup Finals, winning in 08 and being screwed in 09. I fully believe that the Wings will be able to handle the Preds and if the Wings get feelign good about themselves they will become very dangerous. Personally I cant wait to hear Pierre Muguire pick Smashville to win the series, then list a whole bunch of nonsense reasons. Then after the Wings win the series, he will go on about how he will never bet against the Wings again and blah blah blah. GO WINGS


As if anything that comes out of "****** Canoe's" mouth makes sense....

Edited by SouthernHockeyHoney, 07 April 2012 - 07:50 PM.

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#60 puckloo39

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 08:14 PM

Wings in 6. I am not afraid of the Preds and like that the match-up is closer to home, so time zone issues won't be a problem... or excuse. The Wings simply MUST play the entire game, and not the last 10 minutes of the 4rd, or they're done for, however. Preds will not roll over, by any stretch.

As for Peckerini, he has the edge on size -- Jimmy simply can't make himself into a 6'5" giant. I have no reservations about Jimmy Howard. None. He's proved over and over this season that he's the reason we're in a lot of games at all. Jimmy's quick and our D will step up. We have more depth across the board, aside from goal. Equalizer! Offense scares me more, however, I think several players have another gear (Mule, I am looking at you) which I sincerely hope they engage for this round.

Can the Wings bring it? Yes, I believe they can do this. One period, one game, one round at a time.

Go, Wings!!

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