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#221 GoalieManPat

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 09:04 PM

Theres no defending Franzens play. I dont care if hes only a 4 mill cap hit. Hes produced nothing in over a month. Guy brings nothing to the team if hes not scoring Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 09:05 PM

This team is only truly engaged if it's a David-Goliath situation and we're David. We blow as Goliath. Which is why I kinda want the Bruins anyway. I'm not sure we'd really show up against the Pens, but I'm pretty sure we'd show up against the Bruins.


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Posted 11 April 2014 - 09:05 PM

Just not the Wings night. Defensive miscues, awful lines and a lack of intensity really until the third period. Definitely a letdown game after clinching.

Pav really needs new linemates for the playoffs. Babs has to get that sorted out because Franzen is atrocious and Abby's lack of skill was on full display blowing multiple scoring chances. Alfie wasn't much of an upgrade in the third either.

Looks like it will be the Bruins. Columbus plays Florida tomorrow, so I would probably just rest guys on Sunday if that game ends up meaning nothing in the standings.
 
 
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#224 ash11

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 09:05 PM

Why is everyone picking boston right now,
Florida beat the blues 4-1 yesterday i bealive haha. Weve lost to florida and we have beat boston, chi, and pens,
Sooo we can beat the blues and cbj can lose
To florida


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#225 GoalieManPat

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 09:06 PM

Tonight showed why its bad to have Abs on the top lines. Easy two tap ins for anyone with an ounce of offensive talent and he cant convert. Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 09:06 PM

Won't matter..they will beat the snot out of Florida

 

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 09:06 PM

Any loss is disappointing, but these games happen.  They had a ton of chances, just couldn't capitalize.  I find myself not wanting to wish for one team over another because it never ends well when the Wings get the team I think is the "easier" team. 



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Posted 11 April 2014 - 09:07 PM

Just wanted to say that Abdelkader is not a good 1st line forward.


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Posted 11 April 2014 - 09:08 PM

"fan appreciation night"

 

feel bad for the fans that paid for that garbage.



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Posted 11 April 2014 - 09:09 PM

Any loss is disappointing, but these games happen.  They had a ton of chances, just couldn't capitalize.  I find myself not wanting to wish for one team over another because it never ends well when the Wings get the team I think is the "easier" team. 


Agreed. The Bruins are a machine obviously, but I'm not sure the Pens are that much "worse" and they are mostly healthy now.
 
 
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#231 gowings00

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 09:20 PM

Wings in 6 against the Bruins


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#232 Dabura

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 09:25 PM

Any loss is disappointing, but these games happen.  They had a ton of chances, just couldn't capitalize.  I find myself not wanting to wish for one team over another because it never ends well when the Wings get the team I think is the "easier" team. 

 

Yeah, I agree with all of this.

 

I think the inability to capitalize isn't like "puck luck" where they get a free pass. Usually, failing on 700 chances means your head is up your ass, and I think that was mostly the case tonight. But, given our youth, it's remarkable that this hasn't been a big issue this season. We've had nights like this one, but every team does. You'd like for this to not be your second-to-last regular season game with something important on the line, but whatever. Maybe they'll learn from it.

 

I do think wanting the Pens as much as people do is asking for trouble. And when I think about Crosby, Malkin, Neal...and Kindl, Lashoff, Howard...and our legendary ability to make so-so goalies look unbeatable...that could very easily be a clean sweep for the bad guys, same as Boston.

 

The way things have gone this season, where the worst that could happen, happens, and we think it's the end of the world...and now we look back on it and realize that it probably had to unfold that way...maybe it's the same thing here. We had to lose tonight, because we have to face the Bruins, because that's The Plan, or something.


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#233 Dabura

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 09:38 PM

Also, if you think about it, this team doesn't necessarily know what to do with a "meaningless" game. Like Babs said, we've been fighting for our playoff lives for almost the whole season. We were definitely due for a big letdown. This was the ultimate trap game.

 

I'm just rationalizing now.


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#234 matt198913

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 10:04 PM

What color is the sky in your world?


Red
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#235 Danielsm

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 11:04 PM

The Red Wings were pretty dominant all game. Lot's of small errors, but they also had the most chances. Our players need to start burying these pucks.



#236 joesuffP

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 12:27 AM

Seriously all will be forgiven with Franzen if he goes on a tear in the playoffs. He's about due

Nobody will ever understand this guy it baffles me

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 12:47 AM

Also, if you think about it, this team doesn't necessarily know what to do with a "meaningless" game. Like Babs said, we've been fighting for our playoff lives for almost the whole season. We were definitely due for a big letdown. This was the ultimate trap game.

 

I'm just rationalizing now.

 

It would be a trap game if they were bad, they wernt.  Had tons of chances, should have won.  Not like they crapped the bed and got dominated all game.  Wasn't a letdown at all IMO.  Its like people forget we actually play against other NHL teams and can lose?  Ward was great.


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Posted 12 April 2014 - 01:13 AM

Deserved to win against the pens too. Shouldn't have even went to OT. Penalty kill is killing us

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 01:15 AM

People act like this is how it's going to be in the playoffs and we're going to get run over. Are you honestly surprised that there was a slight letdown after a full month's sprint to the playoffs? They're going to be fine, just think about the last few weeks, not last night

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 01:46 AM

I didn't get a chance to watch the game, although judging by the score thank god I didn't. The only thing I'm curious about, is how did Pav look? 


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