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I felt like this thread needed to happen - I usually don't do this, but seriously guys... Almost every post I have read (from our fans) has the Red Wings out in 4-6 games. It's not going to be an easy series, but what am I reading? Our biggest disadvantage is in net... and the other team has Ben Bishop starting who has NEVER played in a playoff game? Since 2008 this guy was a backup goalie before starting his first season last year, since then he's had 2 good seasons, or 1 fewer than Jimmy Howard has had and Jimmy's best seasons were a lot better than Ben's.

But who cares because..that's right! Petr Mrazek is starting in net for us - now were doomed! Wait a minute, lets check his resume...

2012 - IIHF WJHC - Bronze Medalist - Named Best Goalkeeper in the tournament.

2013 - AHL - All Star, Calder Cup Champion.

2014 - AHL - All Star, 2nd in GAA, 3rd in SV% - Played his first games in the NHL.

2015 - Named playoff starter for the Detroit Red Wings

See a trend starting here...

Next,

Well if the goaltending isn't as lopsided as advertised, were still doomed because in 2014-2015 the Tampa Bay Lightning averaged the 2nd highest 5 on 5 goal differential and Shots For/Against (for you analytic fans), and because playoff hockey is played much more at even strength, we have to be in big trouble! Like I said, it wont be easy, but playoff hockey is much different as we have seen our own teams built exactly like this lose to LA, Anaheim, Edmonton, and Calgary in early rounds as prohibitive favourites.

People lose sight of the fact that we have 2 of the worlds best defensive (and offensive) forwards playing against them... As long as we win those matchups, we can win the 5 on 5 puck possession game as well. Obviously, this mean special teams are imperative - but didn't our PP finish 2nd in % and 1st in goals scored this season?

Finally, no explanation required.

KRONWALL - ERICSSON

DEKEYSER - MARCHENKO

QUINCEY - ZIDLICKY

HEDMAN - STRALMAN

CARLE - COBURN (injured)

SUSTR (inured) - NESTEROV

Lets go boys.

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I think the Wings can do it and I predict that they'll get it done in 6 games. Not having Abby will hurt (if he's still out on Thursday) but I trust this group of players to show up AND for Babcock to outcoach Tampa's head coach.

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Roboturner: This isn't a casino, this is a fan boosting site called lets go wings.

I just don't see the point in taking time out of your day to predict negative outcomes against your team, on your teams fan website.

It's like wearing a Tampa Bay jersey this Thursday because probability suggests they are more likely to win?

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Been watching preview shows for the playoffs and not one person took the wings which kinda pisses me off ... Can see why they'd go against us but still bugs me

I think if we get goaltending we can beat tampa bay ... I like the addition of marchenko who doesn't make to many mistakes, blocks shots and can make the quick pass so I'd say right now that's an upgrade over smith

We got some real talented forwards and some young and speedy guys like nyquist Tatar sheahan jurco to against tampa's johnson palat kucherov drouin ... We just need to show up and out hustle them

Wouldn't surprise me if we lost and wouldn't surprise me if we beat tampa cause I know what our team is capable of

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Roboturner: This isn't a casino, this is a fan boosting site called lets go wings.

I just don't see the point in taking time out of your day to predict negative outcomes against your team, on your teams fan website.

It's like wearing a Tampa Bay jersey this Thursday because probability suggests they are more likely to win?

No one is saying that they hope the wings lose or that they are going to support Tampa just because they have a better chance.

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I felt like this thread needed to happen - I usually don't do this, but seriously guys... Almost every post I have read (from our fans) has the Red Wings out in 4-6 games. It's not going to be an easy series, but what am I reading? Our biggest disadvantage is in net... and the other team has Ben Bishop starting who has NEVER played in a playoff game? Since 2008 this guy was a backup goalie before starting his first season last year, since then he's had 2 good seasons, or 1 fewer than Jimmy Howard has had and Jimmy's best seasons were a lot better than Ben's.

But who cares because..that's right! Petr Mrazek is starting in net for us - now were doomed! Wait a minute, lets check his resume...

2012 - IIHF WJHC - Bronze Medalist - Named Best Goalkeeper in the tournament.

2013 - AHL - All Star, Calder Cup Champion.

2014 - AHL - All Star, 2nd in GAA, 3rd in SV% - Played his first games in the NHL.

2015 - Named playoff starter for the Detroit Red Wings

See a trend starting here...

Next,

Well if the goaltending isn't as lopsided as advertised, were still doomed because in 2014-2015 the Tampa Bay Lightning averaged the 2nd highest 5 on 5 goal differential and Shots For/Against (for you analytic fans), and because playoff hockey is played much more at even strength, we have to be in big trouble! Like I said, it wont be easy, but playoff hockey is much different as we have seen our own teams built exactly like this lose to LA, Anaheim, Edmonton, and Calgary in early rounds as prohibitive favourites.

People lose sight of the fact that we have 2 of the worlds best defensive (and offensive) forwards playing against them... As long as we win those matchups, we can win the 5 on 5 puck possession game as well. Obviously, this mean special teams are imperative - but didn't our PP finish 2nd in % and 1st in goals scored this season?

Finally, no explanation required.

KRONWALL - ERICSSON

DEKEYSER - MARCHENKO

QUINCEY - ZIDLICKY

HEDMAN - STRALMAN

CARLE - COBURN (injured)

SUSTR (inured) - NESTEROV

Lets go boys.

Most fans and the media are just realistic here, Tampa is superior in almost every facet of the game, safe for experience. Stevie has done such a good job with that team.

As often said there is a difference between being negative and realistic.

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Roboturner: This isn't a casino, this is a fan boosting site called lets go wings.

I just don't see the point in taking time out of your day to predict negative outcomes against your team, on your teams fan website.

It's like wearing a Tampa Bay jersey this Thursday because probability suggests they are more likely to win?

To be clear, this is a hockey discussion website. Obviously most of us here are Wings fans and want the Wings to win, but some of that discussion will involve areas where we think the team is lacking.

All discussion here is welcome as long as it is within forum rules, including viewpoints that are critical of the team or deemed negative by other members here.

To quote someone, you should see a "Quote" button at the bottom of a person's post. Click on that and it will open a reply window with their post quoted.

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I like your style.

Honestly, between the Rangers, Canadiens and Lightning I feel most confident playing Tampa. We just don't have the goaltending to match the Habs and Rags and the lightning's defence isn't scary at all. If we can win one of the first two in their rink I like our chances.

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Not one media person is picking the Wings.

Screw all you negative nancy's and your fancy fantasies. Wings All The Way Brother. Now Can You Dig That Sucker.

In the words of Rick Flair...

WOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

How dare you? You spelled Nature Boy's first name wrong.

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Roboturner: This isn't a casino, this is a fan boosting site called lets go wings.

I just don't see the point in taking time out of your day to predict negative outcomes against your team, on your teams fan website.

It's like wearing a Tampa Bay jersey this Thursday because probability suggests they are more likely to win?

This is the stupidest thing I've ever read.

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Roboturner: This isn't a casino, this is a fan boosting site called lets go wings.

I just don't see the point in taking time out of your day to predict negative outcomes against your team, on your teams fan website.

It's like wearing a Tampa Bay jersey this Thursday because probability suggests they are more likely to win?

This is the stupidest thing I've ever read.

Ironically it's on par with your "Tatar and Nyquist are 3rd line grinders" posts.

True story.

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