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WCQF Game 5 GDT: Red Wings 2 @ Ducks 3 (OT) - (ANA leads series 3-2)



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#881 haroldsnepsts

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 12:52 AM

Smith hasn't shown any flashes of brilliance his whole NHL career up til now. So much hype and he plays like a taller Lebda at best. Painful watching him play in the top 4

 

His whole NHL career to date has been 53 games spread over 2 seasons.

 

I expected him to progress more than he has, but it's too early to give up on him.  He's still having positional problems at the NHL level but he's getting more physical and more confident in his offense. 

 

That was Smith who made the nice stretch pass to Brunner catching the Ducks on a line change.  I'd call that a flash of brilliance.  Or at least Rafalski-like.


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cuz I typed power play but meant line change. me tired.


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Posted 09 May 2013 - 01:30 AM

Wings lost that game and most likely the series off of the worst 5 minute PP i have ever seen in my life. Up 2-1 have a chance to really take control and they play it so bad that it completely turns around and they lose the game. Down 3-2 in the series and not looking good at all at least the rookies got some experience but when you look that bad on a 5 minute PP you deserve to lose the series that is not playoff hockey.



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Posted 09 May 2013 - 01:35 AM

close game as expected... but that groin kick by perry da hell was that nonsense?


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Posted 09 May 2013 - 02:26 AM

It was Poland!

 

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 03:08 AM

Close game.  I actually picked Ducks in 7 and i still think it'll end up like that.  This one could have went either way and its def a tough loss.  Still proud of this team and will be even better next year.


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Posted 09 May 2013 - 03:09 AM

First live playoff game I have been to in my life. Although the Wings lost, it was a great game and a great atmosphere (minus the douchebag ducks fans behind us). Get it back in game 6 at the Joe! 



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Posted 09 May 2013 - 03:44 AM

I thought it was a good game, other than the 1st period Wings played well enough to win. We had a chance when we were up 2-1, we hit 2 or 3 posts and had a 5 minute PP that we wasted. I thought the penalty to Smith there was extremely weak, leading to the 2-2 goal. After that it was a one shot game, we just weren't able to get it done this time. Should have killed the game much earlier.

This has been a great series and I'm not giving up. If we take Game 6 anything can happen in a Game 7. If we had Dekeyser and Helm I would be more confident but nothing is impossible.

If we end up losing, I'll just be happy we made the playoffs and got to see a great effort by this team against a very good opponent. The experience will be worth a lot for the young guys.

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 04:14 AM

i don't know what all the hate is about.  how can you guys not be disgusted by this team?
 
AHL garbage like lashoff on the ice, bumbling s*** left and right, while 2 legitimate NHL defensemen sit?
 
the effort on that 5min PP?
 
the captain floating around making blind passes like he's daydreaming of his vacation home in sweden?
 
the soft play from the softest team in the league?
 
sorry, this s*** is revolting. i stand by that.


Hahahahaha this post is so funny. I think you're just a little too upset, it's not over yet, buddy.

That said, I agree that the mental mistakes from Lashoff are damned frustrating, about as much as Smith's are. Look at this as just breaking in the rookies. The playoffs are unlike anything they've ever experienced. All excuses are gone next season, though!

The pathetic 5min PP was the worst part of the game, worse than losing. They could have gotten two easy goals there, if not ONE. Note To Wings: that requires actually trying.

Z gets some blame, yeah. Zero goals in the playoffs. Not sure how to excuse him there.

Not happy with Filppula...one farking point in the playoffs? Are you kidding me???? Yeah give him a raise, Kenny.

Kronner and Ericsson combine for a grand total of zero points. AWESOME!!

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 04:24 AM

Tough loss but the team battled hard and it is a good learning experience for the young players against such as strong team.


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Posted 09 May 2013 - 05:08 AM

I wonder what kind of pathetic, sheepish display we'll see from the two of you if the Wings win the series.

Sorry, I guess that was misunderstood. I was thinking in more of a statistical manner. The whole "80%+ of the winners of Game 5 will win the series" is a very steep hill to climb. Add to that, Detroit would have to win Games 6 (Detroit) and 7 (Anaheim). I just don't think this team was built for anything past the first series this year (and the injuries were incredibly ridiculous). I think our team is moving in the right direction quite clearly and our depth is fantastic. The rooks have been great considering the situation. So little Playoff experience for about 1/3 of the team. I would easily eat crow if the Wings get to the second round because I would be so stoked because we get at minimum of 4 exciting Playoff games guaranteed. HOPE I'm wrong and the Wings overcome the odds. I mean, they have earned Playoff rights like the other 15 teams. Just an opinion of mine. :)



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Posted 09 May 2013 - 05:30 AM

Hahahahaha this post is so funny. I think you're just a little too upset, it's not over yet, buddy.
That said, I agree that the mental mistakes from Lashoff are damned frustrating, about as much as Smith's are. Look at this as just breaking in the rookies. The playoffs are unlike anything they've ever experienced. All excuses are gone next season, though!
The pathetic 5min PP was the worst part of the game, worse than losing. They could have gotten two easy goals there, if not ONE. Note To Wings: that requires actually trying.
Z gets some blame, yeah. Zero goals in the playoffs. Not sure how to excuse him there.
Not happy with Filppula...one farking point in the playoffs? Are you kidding me???? Yeah give him a raise, Kenny.
Kronner and Ericsson combine for a grand total of zero points. AWESOME!!

Kronner/E have been great, who cares if they haven't gotten any points yet? Zetterberg is probably not 100% or even close to it. He's a warrior and is still involved in a lot, including both goals last night. Hopefully he can empty whatever he has left in his tank in Game 6 and if possible a game 7.
Filppula has to be better. His one point was a great one but overall he's not getting anything done offensively. He's doing okay on faceoffs and defense atleast.

The PP was terrible. It's unfortunate though that we couldn't have gotten a break on atleast one of our shots in the post. Most likely that would have meant a win for us and better outlook.

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 05:37 AM

thats what happens when you dont score on a 5 minute PP. sure not a direct result but the game could have been 3-1 or more.

 

not happy



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Posted 09 May 2013 - 06:51 AM

Very back and forth game, I think the Ducks played better than us as a whole though. Nyquist and Howard are the only two to have a great game. Zetterberg, Kronwall, Ericsson were ok.Fil's line stuggled, outside of a couple shifts.

 

Not a great game, but we still came extremely close, we had a ton of hit posts, with a little lucky we would have been able to hold on. Oh well series is far from over, get it to game 7 and anything can happen. We really need to be tougher in their zone, their forecheck is just tremendous compared to the pressure we put on them, I think that's been the main difference, every shift they seem to get it deep and get a good bodycheck, we don't.



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Posted 09 May 2013 - 07:29 AM

Babcock got caught with a line full of inexperience on the ice and they couldn't get the puck out of their end. LOL at some blaming Quincey for crappy play, have you watched anyone else on the D? Turnover machines.



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Posted 09 May 2013 - 07:34 AM

Very back and forth game, I think the Ducks played better than us as a whole though. Nyquist and Howard are the only two to have a great game. Zetterberg, Kronwall, Ericsson were ok.Fil's line stuggled, outside of a couple shifts.
 
Not a great game, but we still came extremely close, we had a ton of hit posts, with a little lucky we would have been able to hold on. Oh well series is far from over, get it to game 7 and anything can happen. We really need to be tougher in their zone, their forecheck is just tremendous compared to the pressure we put on them, I think that's been the main difference, every shift they seem to get it deep and get a good bodycheck, we don't.

What's making me angry is the pressure being applied when our guy is setting up a play, and no one is coming back to help out. Also when there is someone to help out, they pass it too late. Just mental mistakes that are killing them. It's been happening in every game, and it looks like nothing has been done to fix it.

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 07:39 AM

This has been a great series, we have been fortunate to stay in it as the Ducks seemed to push and pull as we have been.  It all came down to a best of  three and they have 1.  WE have Abby on the way back so Im sure he'll be back on 1 so with the thought of 4 strong centers in mind this is my thought...

 

Franzen       Datsyuk         Abdelkader

Sammy       Zetterberg      Brunner

Nyquist        Filpulla           Bert

Eaves      Andersson        Tatar (in for the injured Clear-fingers crossed)


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Posted 09 May 2013 - 07:57 AM

The Wings are full of rookies and in a short season where you don't have nearly as much time to practice between games so the rookies have less time to mature and learn from their mistakes.  They were basically thrown into the fire.  To have 5 guys out there at once that are rookies, the only actual bad play there was Andersson not being on his guy in the first place and tying him up, or at the least getting down and blocking the shot.  Aside from that, the line of Brunner-Andersson-Nyquist has been far and away our most consistent and exciting line to watch.  They hustle and create chances and they have chemistry.  That line should stick together through next year for sure.  They'll mature together and will hopefully turn into the best 3rd line in the NHL.  The only thing we need to do now is beef up the top 6 with 2 more legit scorers.



This has been a great series, we have been fortunate to stay in it as the Ducks seemed to push and pull as we have been.  It all came down to a best of  three and they have 1.  WE have Abby on the way back so Im sure he'll be back on 1 so with the thought of 4 strong centers in mind this is my thought...

 

Franzen       Datsyuk         Abdelkader

Sammy       Zetterberg      Brunner

Nyquist        Filpulla           Bert

Eaves      Andersson        Tatar (in for the injured Clear-fingers crossed)

 

Man I wish Tatar  was in the line up so bad.  Ice the best team you can with the players you have....that would include Tatar.


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Posted 09 May 2013 - 07:58 AM

Win or lose, I've learned more about this team in the last 5 games than in the first 40+.

 

It's been a great series to watch and it's awesome seeing all the kids play at this high level. A major reason this series isn't a rout is due to the effort of the young guys and Howard, so seeing that is quite reassuring moving forward into next year. Obviously there are changes/additions required, but these young guys are hanging tough with one of the grittiest teams in the playoffs.

 

Oh, and the Wings get their grittiest player back for next game. Can't wait for Friday.


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Posted 09 May 2013 - 08:31 AM

f*** this! I don't usually make bold predictions but Wings are taking this s*** 4-2.

 

While I like the energy, unfortunately your prediction was wrong

 

I still think we can take this. Last nights MVP for the ducks was the goal posts. One of those goes in and its a totally different game.

 

However on a side note when ever the Wings lose I do really well in my games. 2 goals and an assist this morning.


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Posted 09 May 2013 - 09:27 AM

Tough loss. Could have went the Wings way. Really hurts not scoring on the 5 minute pp, Wings score 1 or even 2 on that pp and it's game over. Oh well, Wings going back to the Joe and will win to force a game 7!!


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