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#1 Pat

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 11:02 PM

I know a 3-1 lead in a series is almost impossible to overcome, but there is something about this team that tells me they will not go down. I still have faith in this team.

During the regular season we we're incredibly streaky (both good and bad). We often found ourselves in 1-6 game slumps only to follow it up with a winning streak of our own. This gives me reason to believe that we still have a chance in this series. I know that this is the playoffs and games are 10x harder to close out and mistakes can cost you a series, but we aren't a young team. We have the experience in big games. The wings play better when there backs are against the wall and when they are on the brink of elimination. That is why I still have faith in this team.

I know these following predictions may seem lofty but I see them as entirely possible. There are too many times where a team lets off the gas pedal and can't finish. That won't be the case with Detroit, they will finish strong.

GAME 5:
Detroit makes a statement and puts the pressure right back on Nashville.

DET [5-1] W


GAME 6:
Nailbiter game that could go either way, but Detroit wins at home.

DET [2-1] W


GAME 7:
This game will feature playoff hockey at its finest, with the highs and lows of everything you could imagine. Detroit wins in overtime.

DET [3-2 OT] W




Keys to Victory:
- Get the first goal
- Don't allow odd man rushes
- Limit turnovers
- Stay out of the penalty box
- Get 2nd chances on Rinne



Share your thoughts on how this series is going to turn out! (Try to stay positive and have faith)

Edited by Pat, 17 April 2012 - 11:05 PM.


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Posted 17 April 2012 - 11:04 PM

Heart says yes. Head says no. Also your last question should have an all of the above option.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 11:07 PM

Heart says yes. Head says no. Also your last question should have an all of the above option.


Fixed, Same exact feeling for me. I just have a glimmer of faith left and think we can do this.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 11:10 PM

My heart says yes, my balls say yes, my head says no. 2-1 victory, I think yes, they can win.
Everyone needs to step it up, especially in the 3rd (they outplayed preds in first 2 periods).
I think Babcock needs to step back and readjust the lines and game plan. It looks like the Wings are too predictable as of late.

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1st line: Datsyuk Zetterberg Hudler

2nd line: Franzen Bertuzzi Cleary


3rd line: Filpula Abdelkader Miller


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Posted 18 April 2012 - 12:15 AM

I would love to convince myself otherwise, but I think Nashville ends it on Friday. I'm mostly going to just try and appreciate watching Nick Lidstrom for maybe the last time ever.

Franzen needs to step up or I wouldn't care if it's his last game in a Red Wings uniform too.
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Posted 18 April 2012 - 12:30 AM

Lol @ anyone who has 'faith' in this team. Have you not watched this team since February? They haven't beat anyone and just let the Predators have home ice. They obviously don't really want it.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 12:37 AM

Lol @ anyone who has 'faith' in this team. Have you not watched this team since February? They haven't beat anyone and just let the Predators have home ice. They obviously don't really want it.


Typical bandwagon fan.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 12:50 AM

I know a 3-1 lead in a series is almost impossible to overcome, but there is something about this team that tells me they will not go down. I still have faith in this team.

During the regular season we we're incredibly streaky (both good and bad). We often found ourselves in 1-6 game slumps only to follow it up with a winning streak of our own. This gives me reason to believe that we still have a chance in this series. I know that this is the playoffs and games are 10x harder to close out and mistakes can cost you a series, but we aren't a young team. We have the experience in big games. The wings play better when there backs are against the wall and when they are on the brink of elimination. That is why I still have faith in this team.

I know these following predictions may seem lofty but I see them as entirely possible. There are too many times where a team lets off the gas pedal and can't finish. That won't be the case with Detroit, they will finish strong.

GAME 5:
Detroit makes a statement and puts the pressure right back on Nashville.

DET [5-1] W


GAME 6:
Nailbiter game that could go either way, but Detroit wins at home.

DET [2-1] W


GAME 7:
This game will feature playoff hockey at its finest, with the highs and lows of everything you could imagine. Detroit wins in overtime.

DET [3-2 OT] W




Keys to Victory:
- Get the first goal
- Don't allow odd man rushes
- Limit turnovers
- Stay out of the penalty box
- Get 2nd chances on Rinne



Share your thoughts on how this series is going to turn out! (Try to stay positive and have faith)

I think there's very few of us optimists left on this thread! Wings in 7!!!!!

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 01:25 AM

I know a 3-1 lead in a series is almost impossible to overcome, but there is something about this team that tells me they will not go down. I still have faith in this team.

During the regular season we we're incredibly streaky (both good and bad). We often found ourselves in 1-6 game slumps only to follow it up with a winning streak of our own. This gives me reason to believe that we still have a chance in this series. I know that this is the playoffs and games are 10x harder to close out and mistakes can cost you a series, but we aren't a young team. We have the experience in big games. The wings play better when there backs are against the wall and when they are on the brink of elimination. That is why I still have faith in this team.

I know these following predictions may seem lofty but I see them as entirely possible. There are too many times where a team lets off the gas pedal and can't finish. That won't be the case with Detroit, they will finish strong.

GAME 5:
Detroit makes a statement and puts the pressure right back on Nashville.

DET [5-1] W


GAME 6:
Nailbiter game that could go either way, but Detroit wins at home.

DET [2-1] W


GAME 7:
This game will feature playoff hockey at its finest, with the highs and lows of everything you could imagine. Detroit wins in overtime.

DET [3-2 OT] W




Keys to Victory:
- Get the first goal
- Don't allow odd man rushes
- Limit turnovers
- Stay out of the penalty box
- Get 2nd chances on Rinne



Share your thoughts on how this series is going to turn out! (Try to stay positive and have faith)


LOVE THIS!

One should never give up on their team when there is still hockey left to be played. Are the odds against us? Sure. But it's not impossible. Nothing ever is and if any team can comeback from a deficit it is the Wings. :thumbup:
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Posted 18 April 2012 - 01:31 AM

LOVE THIS!

One should never give up on their team when there is still hockey left to be played. Are the odds against us? Sure. But it's not impossible. Nothing ever is and if any team can comeback from a deficit it is the Wings. :thumbup:

I distinctly remember going down 2-0 going into Vancouver in 2002, and we overcame. Is it likely? Nah. Possible? Absolutely.
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Posted 18 April 2012 - 03:29 AM

+1 to OP for posting up a positive thread after a hard loss. :thumbup:

Honestly, I voted no, but i'm not ruling it out as a possibility. Anything can happen in a 7 game series and I seem to remember us being down 3-1 before and still fighting. Obviously the odds are against us but i'll maintain my faith in this team until the game that sees them eliminated or victorious.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 05:14 AM

Typical bandwagon fan.


In the GDT, a mod said this kind of talk was not allowed, so it would behoove you to change your tone.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 06:15 AM

3x Win in a row? no way :( :(

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 06:30 AM

I've said it long before the playoffs began...This team won't make it outta the 1st round.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 06:36 AM

After watching games 3 and 4, it would be really dumb to say they have no chance at winning this series. They outplayed the Preds in both games, outshot them 84-39, but still lost. Its like 2003 against Anaheim. We fire a million pucks on net, hit posts, shots trickle just wide, etc. The other team comes down our end, gets a lucky bounce and boom, its in our net. The goal that Nashville scored that was disallowed (which was crap btw, should have counted) that was a perfect example. We're dominating the WHOLE game and then a bad angle shot with Howard hugging the post somehow goes into the net. I'm so over that. If they went out there and got BEAT, I would be okay with that. It would show where they need to improve. But when you control the play, dominate in shots and lose, what do you change? There's nothing you can do about lucky bounces. It either happens for you or it doesn't and right now it definitely isn't. Having said that, I'm still holding out hope that skill and talent will prevail and we win the next three games.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 08:16 AM

Last year we were able to get San Jose to a game 7 (won 3 straight) and I thought we were getting outplayed in that series. Now we are outplaying them. If we can win this next game and force a game 6 at home, I think we have a legitimate shot at winning this series.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 08:32 AM

I am holding out hope that they can make something happen. But the team has not been playing like they even want this. I am thinking Friday may be the end of the run this year, would be nice to be wrong.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 08:40 AM

Why the heck not? I'm still going to be hoping for us to win this series, so why on earth would I say no? Yeah, it's probably naive but if it's still possible then I'm always going to believe we can win it. Been watching this team for a good few years now and I know what they are capable of if they want to.

Franzen needs to pull his finger out and get in front of the net, Z need to stop taking up office BEHIND the net and get in the slot (I honestly don't remember a shot from the slot all game last night), Rinne is a big guy but he's down on his pads early and it's really his sprawling reach that saves him. Get a shot high on his blocker side and he'll have trouble. I mean this goal says it all, Rinne goes down way before Dats pulls the trigger and then can't get his shoulder up in time.



He's not unbeatable but pucks need to get up off the ice, not stay low and hope they go between the pads. If they're intent on playing the game behind the net then have a guy waiting in the slot because when Rinne hugs the post he stays down, he rarely stands back up when the puck comes out front. That actually frees up a lot of net.

I'm still a believer and always will be. Because this is the team that I love and I'll never bet against them.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 08:45 AM

I've said it long before the playoffs began...This team won't make it outta the 1st round.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 08:45 AM

In the GDT, a mod said this kind of talk was not allowed, so it would behoove you to change your tone.

The mods would be better suited to police the former, and not the later.
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