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#121 Cali-Wing-Nut

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 02:54 AM

Exsqueeze me?! We don't have playoff experience? Have you been living under a rock? We've been in the playoffs 7 of the last 8 years. Yeah, that's not experience


Yep you have experience and I'll remind you

97/98- 02/03 DIDNT MAKE IT
03-04 Lose to the Wings 1st round 2-4
05-06 Lose to the Sharks 1st round 1-4
06-07 Lose to the Sharks AGAIN 1st round 1-4
07-08 Lose to the Wings again 2-4 in the 1st round AND WE WON THE CUP FOR THE 11th TIME
08-09 DIDNT GO boo hoo
09-10 Lose to the Blackhawks in the 1st round 2-4
10-11 You beat the DUCKS lol in 6 and LOST to the Canucks in 6 in the 2nd round

Now Ill show you what experience is..

97-98 WIN THE CUP for the second consecutive year
98-99 win 1st round 4-0 against Duck lose to the Av 2-4
99-00 win 1st round 4-0 against Kings lose to the Av 1-4
00-01 lose to Kings 2-4
01-02 WIN THE CUP!!
02-03 Lose 0-4 Ducks
03-04 win 1st against the Preds 4-2 lose 2-4 to Calgary
05-06 lose to Oilers 2-4
06-07 win first round againsts Flames 4-2 win second round 4-2 against the Sharks and lose 2-4 to the Ducks
07-08 WIN THE CUP!!!
08-09 Lose in the cup to the Penguins 3-4
09-10 Win 1st against the Coyotes 4-3 lose to the Sharks 1-4
10-11 Win 1st against Coyotes 4-0 lose to Sharks 3-4

SOOOO. Who has more playoff experience???

Good luck, youre gonna need it.


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Posted 08 April 2012 - 04:18 AM

If there were ever a road series to wanna win, I think this would be the one. We have an easy travel schedule, and match up pretty good against Nashville. I personally think the possibility for all of the top 4 seeds to be gone for the 2nd round is pretty good. I may be in the minority, but Vancouver will have a tough time against the Kings, I don't think the Blues can beat the Sharks, Yotes/Hawks will be a crap shoot, and then our series where the winner of the series will probably be the most battle tested of the teams to advance. Bring on the games, this truly is the best time of year :thumbup:

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#123 TheOnlyGameEver

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 05:25 AM

Here's how I see things going - this is the year!


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#124 RedWingsExpert1988

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 08:18 AM

datsyuk and zetterburg are really going to be physically targeted by the preds... i would hate to see one of them get injured. they better keep their heads up and play with a physical edge because nashville is a dirty team and will try to injure our star players and that is NOT what we need.

also need players to stand up for each other and fight if needed. can not be pushed around against a physical team like nashville

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 09:22 AM

Beating the Preds will be the 2nd best thing to winning the cup this year for me. Even if it means limping an injured rosters into the 2nd round and getting smoked - Weber, Suter, and Radulovs impending free agent statuses and any chance we have to play big brother and cradle rob for this pathetic hockey market will evaporate with a loss to them. If we can beat the Preds and derail this redneck bandwagon that only likes Nashville bcause their relevant (not because they know/play the game themselves) we can set this organization back half a decade in development if we can rape and pillage for their franchise players.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 09:50 AM

i want to state this clearly for people to understand: statistically, the red wings are a better defensive team than nashville. period.

now lets look at that a bit: the wings gave up 7 less goals this season than the preds. not a lot over a full season, but still better. now some context: the preds got over 70 games from their starter. the wings got under 60. and while macdonald had a nice run, the wings numbers are skewed by conklins terrible play. at one time he had the worst save percentage in the entire league. so the wings numbers are negatively skewed by a guy that most likely will see 0 minutes in the playoffs.

the moral of the story for me is that even with an anchor like conklin on our statistics, we still were better defensively than nashville. sure, nashville has all the sexy names like rinne, suter, and weber, but before howard broke his finger, he was one of the best goalies in the league this season. his injury troubles took him out of vezina consideration.

so vandy you can keep whining about disrespect, but any time anyone says something critical of your team, you go into isntant troll mode. early in the thread, you said "say the word and i'm gone".... well, here's the word: either stop trolling and engage in some legit conversation, or go to hf or something with your hot air! (p.s. - continually bringing up 1 game against the hawks and using that as justification of an argument is not legit conversation)

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 10:03 AM

Wings in 6.

datsyuk and zetterburg are really going to be physically targeted by the preds... i would hate to see one of them get injured. they better keep their heads up and play with a physical edge because nashville is a dirty team and will try to injure our star players and that is NOT what we need.

also need players to stand up for each other and fight if needed. can not be pushed around against a physical team like nashville

Yea typical Canadian players. It's to bad the League can't put a stop to that and let the stars run the league, instead of the mid level players. Fans shouldn't have to worry about their star players getting injured, unless it's a freak injury.
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Posted 08 April 2012 - 10:10 AM

i want to state this clearly for people to understand: statistically, the red wings are a better defensive team than nashville. period.

now lets look at that a bit: the wings gave up 7 less goals this season than the preds. not a lot over a full season, but still better. now some context: the preds got over 70 games from their starter. the wings got under 60. and while macdonald had a nice run, the wings numbers are skewed by conklins terrible play. at one time he had the worst save percentage in the entire league. so the wings numbers are negatively skewed by a guy that most likely will see 0 minutes in the playoffs.

the moral of the story for me is that even with an anchor like conklin on our statistics, we still were better defensively than nashville. sure, nashville has all the sexy names like rinne, suter, and weber, but before howard broke his finger, he was one of the best goalies in the league this season. his injury troubles took him out of vezina consideration.

so vandy you can keep whining about disrespect, but any time anyone says something critical of your team, you go into isntant troll mode. early in the thread, you said "say the word and i'm gone".... well, here's the word: either stop trolling and engage in some legit conversation, or go to hf or something with your hot air! (p.s. - continually bringing up 1 game against the hawks and using that as justification of an argument is not legit conversation)

I would think Vandy is one of those stereotypical internet tolls who sleeps till noon, lives in his parent's basement, eats pizza and doritos all day, collects welfare checks, and is only brave sitting behind his keyboard... You can recognize these people after only a few posts.
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#129 chrisdetroit

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 10:26 AM

I'm all in. Wings in six. None of this whiny bs "I hope they win, but I don't know". They WILL win. And as far as the posters that come on hear to piss in our cherios - don't come back here to jump on the bandwagon later. You are either a fan of the team or not, and fans root for their team.
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Posted 08 April 2012 - 10:31 AM

Did anybody else notice that Franzen has awoken?

This is an AWESOME sign for us...
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#131 GMRwings1983

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 10:43 AM

I'm all in. Wings in six. None of this whiny bs "I hope they win, but I don't know". They WILL win. And as far as the posters that come on hear to piss in our cherios - don't come back here to jump on the bandwagon later. You are either a fan of the team or not, and fans root for their team.


I actually popularized that quote here. :lol:


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Posted 08 April 2012 - 10:47 AM

datsyuk and zetterburg are really going to be physically targeted by the preds... i would hate to see one of them get injured. they better keep their heads up and play with a physical edge because nashville is a dirty team and will try to injure our star players and that is NOT what we need.

also need players to stand up for each other and fight if needed. can not be pushed around against a physical team like nashville


Why wouldn't they? Datsyuk doesn't shy away from the physical contact, in fact he initiates contact in the corners and uses it to his advantage. If we play our best or close to it and get to Rinne early we will win this series...if he gets on a roll and we can't score it will be very very frustrating.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 10:55 AM

Why wouldn't they? Datsyuk doesn't shy away from the physical contact, in fact he initiates contact in the corners and uses it to his advantage. If we play our best or close to it and get to Rinne early we will win this series...if he gets on a roll and we can't score it will be very very frustrating.


thats a great point that everyone misses. datsyuk, especially in the playoffs, seems to thrive off the physical game. and zetterberg in a different way seems to get inspired by the physical play. he seems to make his best plays with a guy or two draped all over him.

i think the people that assume you can intimidate the wings in the playoffs really dont watch them play. heck, for all the ragging that people do about how the sharks sent us home 2 years in a row, its not because they were some super tough team the wings couldnt handle. its because guys like joe pavelski seem to be able to score against them and the wings came up dry.

I love Maltby, but to say he wasn't a ****** is a dis-service to his career of douchebaggery.


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Posted 08 April 2012 - 10:59 AM

Good thing about the playoffs is there is next to no fighting so the Wings can go out there and be chippy and dirty and not have to answer the bell.

I only worry about them being outmuscled and knocked off the puck in their own zone.
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Posted 08 April 2012 - 10:59 AM

Vandyfan84- "Are you really trying to say jimmy Howard is in the conversation with Rinne? That's rich right there"



I really hope this is just about the Vezina because if it isnt and you are generally saying that Jimmy shouldnt be in the same conversation as Pekka we'll have to discuss this further.

Lol...let's have the discussion after Detroit wins game 6 to clinch!
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Posted 08 April 2012 - 11:07 AM

Pre-season is finally over. Let the real games begin!

Wings are relatively healthy going playoffs. The D, as well as the PK, improved as the season wound down. Good D wins cups.

Wings in 6.

Let's GO Red Wings!!


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Posted 08 April 2012 - 11:15 AM

And this is the disrespect I was speaking of.


You come in here and tell people they need their head's examined, say that our goalie has no right to be in the same discussion as yours, and you want to talk about respect? Do you even read the drivel you type?

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 11:32 AM

I actually really like Detroit in 6.
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Posted 08 April 2012 - 11:40 AM

I'm pretty sick and tired of people calling out Wings fans who can read the writing on the wall. Some of us can take off our homer glasses and see that the way we've been playing (ie. very sh*tty) the last 2 weeks, we're not going to get out of round 1. All the evidence that I've seen in the last 2-3 weeks, show that they can't 'flip the switch' or they would have already to get #4 seed to secure home ice advantage. Does it need to be said that we are sh*tty on the road? Damn, some of you must still believe in Santa Claus or the tooth fairy.

Will I ever bet against them, no. Will I still cheer for them, of course. Do I think they will win this series ... no. Does that make me a fair weather bandwagon fan ... NO. I guess we'll have to come back to this thread in 2 weeks to see who will eat crow.


I guess being realistic makes you a bad fan huh?!?

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 11:43 AM

Never seen so many doubt the wings, the f*** kind of fans are you?


Wasn't here last year but I remember fans being worried we couldn't beat Phoenix last year, some even thinking we could be swept



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