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#21 SimonSin

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 03:51 PM

I'm not expecting a win tonight but you never know. And what the hell is going on with Helm? I thought he would've been back by now.



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Posted 14 December 2013 - 03:59 PM

 

They're the could-probably-score-five-goals-while-playing-in-their-sleep Penguins. We're the currently-bumbling Wings, recent losers of a home-and-home with the Florida Panthers. On the whole, the Pens have been getting it done better than we have, and with - as you pointed out - an even worse injury list. And they have Crosby and Malkin, which is all a team really needs. And, unlike the Bruins, I think they'll really get up for their games against us, because of that SCF history.

 

Just saying.

 

Look, they're a good team, but you folks are making them out to be the second coming of the 1970s Canadiens - just like folks here do about Boston, who we've beaten 2 out of 3 times.  Pittsburgh have lost 10 games in regulation (that's more than us BTW ;) ).  They played last night.  Go to a Pens forum, see their fans weep and wail about Bylsma sucking, about their lack of forward depth.  They're playing their backup.  So are we, but ours has been awesome.

 

They might win, we might win, but this isn't Buffalo v Chicago.

 

Quite frankly my biggest concern is that Crosby's kryptonite is on LTIR.


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#23 wings87

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 04:05 PM

I didn't have one with a Red Wings hat but I think it still fits.

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 04:16 PM

And what the hell is going on with Helm? I thought he would've been back by now.

 

Helm, DeKeyser, and Zetterberg are all shooting for the 28th, I think.


 

Look, they're a good team, but you folks are making them out to be the second coming of the 1970s Canadiens - just like folks here do about Boston, who we've beaten 2 out of 3 times.  Pittsburgh have lost 10 games in regulation (that's more than us BTW ;) ).  They played last night.  Go to a Pens forum, see their fans weep and wail about Bylsma sucking, about their lack of forward depth.  They're playing their backup.  So are we, but ours has been awesome.

 

They might win, we might win, but this isn't Buffalo v Chicago.

 

Quite frankly my biggest concern is that Crosby's kryptonite is on LTIR.

 

I'm still scarred from 2009. I pretty much stopped watching hockey for two years.

 

Mostly, though, I'm more worried about us being us than them being them. We could be playing the Sabres and I'd still be worried.


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Posted 14 December 2013 - 04:24 PM

 

Helm, DeKeyser, and Zetterberg are all shooting for the 28th, I think.


 

I'm still scarred from 2009. I pretty much stopped watching hockey for two years.

 

Mostly, though, I'm more worried about us being us than them being them. We could be playing the Sabres and I'd still be worried.

I think that's the life of a fan. We as fans are constantly worried about something even when there's nothing to worry about.


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Posted 14 December 2013 - 04:26 PM

Going to the game tonight. I'm 0-2 this season so hopefully the 3rd time is the charm.  :drunk:



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Posted 14 December 2013 - 04:31 PM

i think it will be a tough game for the wings. im gonna say 3-2 final score for the penguins.



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Posted 14 December 2013 - 04:36 PM

Why is Abby playing on the 2nd line ? Should be Nyquist - Mule - Tatar since they play great together. Tatar has also been better around the net then Abby this year. Tatar might not be big, but he plays big.


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Posted 14 December 2013 - 04:44 PM

I think that's the life of a fan. We as fans are constantly worried about something even when there's nothing to worry about.

 

True. But what I mean is, basically, this lineup lost two straight to the Panthers, and we collapsed against the Flyers, and we didn't get it done against the Lightning, and we squeaked out a win over the Devils. And, generally, one of the last teams I'd like a struggling Wings team to play is the Penguins. So there's some justification for being worried.

 

Look, I think we probably blow them out, even though we couldn't beat the Panthers. Because that's how we roll. Bad against bad teams, good against good teams, great against great teams. I'm just saying.


Why is Abby playing on the 2nd line ? Should be Nyquist - Mule - Tatar since they play great together. Tatar has also been better around the net then Abby this year. Tatar might not be big, but he plays big.

 

Gotta spread the wealth. Our bottom six needs some scoring punch. Also, I'm not sure if I like the idea of Tatar going up against Malkin.


Actually, wait...is Abby playing on the first or second line? I'm not even sure what the top six looks like. But I know we need Tatar in the bottom six. Otherwise it's all defensive forwards.


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Posted 14 December 2013 - 05:07 PM

Helm is shooting for the 28th? What the hell? Didn't say it wasn't a big deal and he'd be out there in a week? Wow.



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Posted 14 December 2013 - 05:13 PM

 

True. But what I mean is, basically, this lineup lost two straight to the Panthers, and we collapsed against the Flyers, and we didn't get it done against the Lightning, and we squeaked out a win over the Devils. And, generally, one of the last teams I'd like a struggling Wings team to play is the Penguins. So there's some justification for being worried.

 

Look, I think we probably blow them out, even though we couldn't beat the Panthers. Because that's how we roll. Bad against bad teams, good against good teams, great against great teams. I'm just saying.


 

Gotta spread the wealth. Our bottom six needs some scoring punch. Also, I'm not sure if I like the idea of Tatar going up against Malkin.


Actually, wait...is Abby playing on the first or second line? I'm not even sure what the top six looks like. But I know we need Tatar in the bottom six. Otherwise it's all defensive forwards.

I'm with you the concern with this team has been there all year, but i'm more excited about this game then any game so far this season.

 

I expect a good game since they do tend to play up to the competition. But, yeah the worry is there that it might be another dud especially with all the injuries.


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Posted 14 December 2013 - 05:22 PM

They're playing a team that is without Lemieux, Jagr, or Francis. If they're going to beat them tonight's the night.


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Posted 14 December 2013 - 06:02 PM

They're playing a team that is without Lemieux, Jagr, or Francis. If they're going to beat them tonight's the night.

 

Great, because we're missing Fedorov, Shanahan, Lidstrom, and Howe. 


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Posted 14 December 2013 - 06:10 PM

I didn't have one with a Red Wings hat but I think it still fits.

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Works for me. 


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Posted 14 December 2013 - 06:37 PM

Gonna be a slow GDT tonight, huh? 


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Posted 14 December 2013 - 06:43 PM

I'd be surprised if it didn't pick up. Saturday night against the Pens is big, is coming into holiday season though.


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Posted 14 December 2013 - 06:50 PM

Just finished cooking dinner with my wife, settling in for the game. I will be cracking open the birthday present she got me a few days early: a bottle of Macallan 15 year Fine Oak. Hopefully the spirits will be good luck for the Wings.

I'm hoping things click for the Wings in a big way and they demolish the Pens.
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Posted 14 December 2013 - 06:58 PM

I'm optimistic. The Wings play good against strong opponents usually. And if a bottle of 15y old Macallan doesn't do the job then nothing would. ;) 


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Posted 14 December 2013 - 06:59 PM

Letang a late scratch for Pittsburgh with an injury.


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Posted 14 December 2013 - 07:00 PM

A point would be nice but I'm not expecting much.


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