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#61 wingsfan4795

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 04:56 PM

The Wings have looked great the past 4 games, but they beat 3 non playoff teams, 2 who played back up goalies and an LA team who was playing the second of back to back games on the road without much to play for.  I'm hoping that this is the team that shows up in Anaheim not the team we saw for most of the season.

The team that showed up this week wouldn't be stopped by anyone, not even the Blackhawks. If anything, it was more impressive that they beat teams like Phoenix and LA, because they both had something to play for. Phoenix desperately wanted to make the playoffs, and LA desperately wanted home ice. Thanks to Detroit, neither team got their wish  :stop:  :D  


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Posted 28 April 2013 - 04:56 PM

I worry about their top line. It will beat us good. But franzen is on fire so him and the rest of the second line will be what decides our outcome.

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 06:06 PM

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 06:19 PM

Oh well one more  time one of the better rivalries in the league, both teams hate each other and there will be a lot of Wings fans at the Ducks centre so they may experience something very rare, a sellout *g*


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Posted 28 April 2013 - 06:30 PM

This could somewhat of a farewell tour for the wings since they are moving east. Start by playing Anaheim who have played a 3 classic/interesting series against each other in the last 10 years. Move on to play one last series(as conference rivals) against Chicago. And finish up against recent rivals San Jose before showing the east what they will have to deal with.

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 06:30 PM

In a stunning move, Babcock says no lineup changes for Game 1 lol



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Posted 28 April 2013 - 06:42 PM

In a stunning move, Babcock says no lineup changes for Game 1 lol


Good call by the coach. Tweak only when necessary.

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 07:32 PM

Too bad for Samuelsson... not that I care. Hopefully he's gone this summer.

 

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 07:40 PM

Too bad for Samuelsson... not that I care. Hopefully he's gone this summer.

 

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I don't get the sense that he wants to play. Actually, I get the sense that he doesn't want to play. Just wants his money.

 

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 07:43 PM

This is a tough series oget a good read on. First, regular season matchups mean nothing. That being said, w played them pretty well. But, we worked really hard to get in.How much is left? The longer this series goes, the less I like it. We are much older-star wise than they are. Another key thing is to watch the refs. Do they put their whistles away like normal? It will be fun. go Wings!



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Posted 28 April 2013 - 07:56 PM

This is a tough series oget a good read on. First, regular season matchups mean nothing. That being said, w played them pretty well. But, we worked really hard to get in.How much is left? The longer this series goes, the less I like it. We are much older-star wise than they are. Another key thing is to watch the refs. Do they put their whistles away like normal? It will be fun. go Wings!

I think the ducks are more prone to penalties than we are. I don't think any of our forwards have shown any signs of fatigue, and I don't see that being an issue in the first round.
We may benefit from their goaltending controversy. Boudreau still hasn't named a starting goalie. While its nice to have 2 good goalies (see blues), it can also easily backfire (see canucks)

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 08:44 PM

I think the ducks are more prone to penalties than we are. I don't think any of our forwards have shown any signs of fatigue, and I don't see that being an issue in the first round.
We may benefit from their goaltending controversy. Boudreau still hasn't named a starting goalie. While its nice to have 2 good goalies (see blues), it can also easily backfire (see canucks)



That's what he is saying I think. Normally refs let guys play more so that'd help their top line....but Abby has shown a bit of toughness in front of net lately and I love it...just wish we had more!

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 08:53 PM

NBCSN just showed they will have game 1 Tuesdays at 10:30 pm

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 08:53 PM

Key will be getting early victories. Avoid getting burned out, avoid crazy travel. Get the jump early, capitalize on their lack of discipline.
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Posted 28 April 2013 - 09:33 PM

This could somewhat of a farewell tour for the wings since they are moving east. Start by playing Anaheim who have played a 3 classic/interesting series against each other in the last 10 years. Move on to play one last series(as conference rivals) against Chicago. And finish up against recent rivals San Jose before showing the east what they will have to deal with.

 

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 09:36 PM

I forcast gus, toots and abby annoying the hell out of the ducks !!

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 09:53 PM

I forcast gus, toots and abby annoying the hell out of the ducks !!

Datsyuk seems to know how to get into their heads :)

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 10:06 PM

meh...

 

...anyway I like being the underdog! How many years did we as Wings fans endure the "favorite" moniker only to be upset by the #8, #7, #6 seed before?  I like the experts picking Anaheim in 6...it doesn't matter, because we weren't supposed to even be in the playoffs because of what happened to our team last summer....we lost Lids and Stu...top UFA thumbed their noses at us.  We were written off as a playoff team even BEFORE all our injuries....BUT, here we are! Little did those "experts" know that our kids were this good.  They aren't superstars (yet) but they got us to the dance...now those same experts are picking us to lose...how original, pick to #2 seed to beat the #7.  Let's not look at the season matchups or the stats or anything...I know its a new season but Detroit not only won the season series, they beat BOTH of their goalies, scored on the PP, did not back down from intimidation, defended themselves and their teammates, all in all, played better than Anaheim did. Frustrated Anaheim to the point to where Perry, Getzlaf and Selanne blew their wigs and totaled up 44 mins in penalties at the end of the last game....PLUS Detroit is one of the hottest teams in the NHL right now...go ahead, make the easy prediction Ducks in 6.  I say, Wings in 5.  Wings win the first two games in Anaheim, lose game 3, then win games 4 and 5... Wings are hot right now, they had no problem with the Ducks over the season and will have no problems this series...

 

...and if something happens and they Wings don't win the series, whoopee-doo! 22 years ago we lost to St. Louis in 7 games in the 1st round when that Wings team was just being born and the rest is history...


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Posted 28 April 2013 - 10:12 PM

Game 1: Tuesday - 10:30

Game 2: Thursday - 10:00

Game 3: Saturday - 7:30

Game 4: Monday - 8:00



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Posted 28 April 2013 - 10:57 PM

Hopefully guys like Kronner and Toots can set a physical tone early because you know full well Anaheim is going to come out high and hard, wings gotta be the same and when it happens not back down.


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