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#2407091 WCSF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Blackhawks 1 - (Series Tied at 1)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 18 May 2013 - 09:22 PM

I don't remember any specific plays that were blatant penalties by the Wings that got overlooked. If you have the puck and are controlling play more, the less likely you are to commit infractions. Toews should know this on a puck possession team.

This was just one team being far better than the other. The refs influence outcomes all too often in the NHL these days, but it's silly to claim a little physical play prevented Chicago from winning. Toews doesn't care that Shaw skates around like an idiot though nearly every shift?


#2407033 WCSF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Blackhawks 1 - (Series Tied at 1)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 18 May 2013 - 06:40 PM

This group just continues to impress the hell out of me. The resiliency they constantly have shown is unreal. A dominating performance on the road against the best team in hockey to get the series even. Mike Babcock is the Jack Adams winner -- nobody has done a better coaching job between the injuries, offseason losses and incorporating a ton of youth all at once. 

 

I don't know the Red Wings will win this series, but I have no doubts they will compete and give the Blackhawks everything they can handle. The Joe is going to be nuts on Monday!




#2406839 WCSF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Blackhawks 1 - (Series Tied at 1)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 18 May 2013 - 02:25 PM

Nice play by Fil to finish there!

Z's determination is just insane. First star of this game easily.


#2406788 WCSF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Blackhawks 1 - (Series Tied at 1)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 18 May 2013 - 02:12 PM

Mule with a snipe! He's practically unstoppable when he shoots the puck from there.

Beautiful pass by E too. He is so dependable back there now.


#2406732 WCSF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Blackhawks 1 - (Series Tied at 1)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 18 May 2013 - 01:53 PM

How many games did we lose because of that one, again?

How many games did we win because of Filppula?


Filppula hasn't been racking up points, but he's working and making solid offensive plays. You can't say both of those things about either Franzen or Cleary.


You're kidding right? That game went to OT when it should have been over if Filppula doesn't make that pass to Etem, which cut the lead to one. How many games has Cleary cost the Red Wings in the playoffs? His every mistake gets pointed out, but I don't remember him making one yet as costly as Filppula's miscue. The Wings won Game 7 because of Henrik Zetterberg, not Filppula firing a blind backhander on net.

Where is the evidence of this solid offensive play too? I haven't noticed Filppula creating any scoring chances.


#2406716 WCSF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Blackhawks 1 - (Series Tied at 1)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 18 May 2013 - 01:45 PM

Really strong period. The Wings are skating way harder today, especially the third line. Much easier to negate the Hawks attack when you have the puck more and can get out of your own zone cleaner.

Henrik Zetterberg is playing exceptional at both ends. 20 more minutes like that and this series is even.


#2406692 WCSF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Blackhawks 1 - (Series Tied at 1)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 18 May 2013 - 01:39 PM

Sick game winning OT goal, Sick series winning Game 7 goal, not being a complete jackass everytime he touches the puck, providing offensive contribution other than letting the puck touch his body on the way into the goal...

Cleary is a scapegoat for a reason. He sucks.


Yet, Dan Cleary has more points than Val Filppula in the playoffs. Filppula has been completely invisible besides two plays against Anaheim. Not sure the goal in Game 7 really qualifies as sick either. Z made the play entirely and Fil threw a backhander on net.


#2406645 WCSF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Blackhawks 1 - (Series Tied at 1)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 18 May 2013 - 01:29 PM

The second line would be much, much better without Cleary on it.


Yes, but what has Filppula provided that Cleary hasn't? Both are nonexistent. I suppose it's just easier to single out the scapegoat for everything.


#2406491 WCSF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Blackhawks 1 - (Series Tied at 1)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 18 May 2013 - 12:36 PM

Is Val Filppula even on the team? I haven't noticed him once this series.


#2406200 Red Wings don't belong in the same rink as the Hawks?

Posted by GoWings1905 on 18 May 2013 - 10:01 AM

More little brother syndrome.

 

The entire existence of the Blackhawks organization suffers from it. 




#2406198 WCSF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Blackhawks 1 - (Series Tied at 1)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 18 May 2013 - 09:58 AM

I think the Red Wings will definitely be better today. Question still remains is their high-end game enough to overcome Chicago's skill and depth? This is practically a must-win because winning four of five otherwise will be near impossible against the Hawks. 

 

Clear the zone! Go Wings!




#2405674 WCSF Game 1 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Blackhawks 4, (CHI leads series 1-0)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 15 May 2013 - 09:41 PM

Abby was great again. The list of positives ends there besides Jimmy.

I am not going to miss Chicago at all next season. Their fans, Chelsea Dagger and Eddie O fan boy broadcasting is beyond obnoxious. Just an annoying little brother that cares more about chanting Detroit Sucks than cheering their own team.

Hope the Wings come out with a much better effort on Saturday.


#2405478 WCSF Game 1 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Blackhawks 4, (CHI leads series 1-0)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 15 May 2013 - 09:05 PM

Smith did something other than turn it over! 


Haha, an errant pass for icing. He's gonna put it on someone in white's stick by the end of the game.


#2405433 WCSF Game 1 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Blackhawks 4, (CHI leads series 1-0)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 15 May 2013 - 08:46 PM

This is 1-1 thanks to Jimmy Howard.

Really miss DeKeyser's puck-moving ability and speed on defense. They gotta find a way to control the puck and get some shots on Crawford in the third.


#2405403 WCSF Game 1 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Blackhawks 4, (CHI leads series 1-0)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 15 May 2013 - 08:39 PM

There's no point in playing White. He's a defensive liability too and has no future here. Smith is struggling badly, but it's a learning experience for him. Let the kids continue to develop in pressure situations.