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#2402970 WCQF Game 7 GDT - Red Wings 3 @ Ducks 2 - (DET wins series, 4-3)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 12 May 2013 - 09:33 PM

I don't think the ref was going to call that until Allen threw his head back.


#2402478 WCQF Game 7 GDT - Red Wings 3 @ Ducks 2 - (DET wins series, 4-3)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 12 May 2013 - 02:53 PM

Can Sammy take faceoffs?
 
:eh:


I was thinking that too. Seems like a risky move to put someone at center with no experience at the position from what I recall. A defensive zone faceoff in a close game could be huge.


#2402453 WCQF Game 7 GDT - Red Wings 3 @ Ducks 2 - (DET wins series, 4-3)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 12 May 2013 - 01:52 PM

That's an interesting 4th line. I don't ever recall Sammy playing center for the Red Wings in either stint here. The Ducks 4th line has been very good, so the Wings need to at least negate them.

How great would it be to have Helm centering the 3rd line and sliding Andersson down to the 4th? Completely changes the look of the team.


#2402241 WCQF Game 7 GDT - Red Wings 3 @ Ducks 2 - (DET wins series, 4-3)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 11 May 2013 - 09:06 PM

Very well done! I cracked up at the exclusive bonus material portion. 

 

Game 7 in the playoffs -- doesn't get much better than this. Been an entertaining and close series the first six games, expect nothing less tomorrow. The ice is probably going to be very bad, which makes it crucial the Red Wings clean up the passing in their own zone. They can't afford defensive breakdowns and handing the Ducks goals. It's a tough lesson to learn quickly for inexperienced players, but they need to have a killer instinct for all 60 minutes.

 

Don't really have a gut feeling either way. I was confident the Red Wings would win Game 6 and have a shot to steal this series. No matter what, this group of guys has given us a lot to be proud of this season.

 

Let's Go Red Wings! 




#2402145 WCQF Game 6 GDT : Ducks 3 at Red Wings 4 (OT) - (Series Tied 3-3)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 11 May 2013 - 03:20 PM

Went to the game last night. It was absolutely nuts in there. I think it exceeded Game 6 of the Sharks series in 2011 as the loudest game I have been to live. The atmosphere is always electric for playoffs, but this was just pure noise nonstop the entire night. 

 

* The big three were the best players in the most important game of the season. Pav was a magician like usual, Jimmy stopped everything his own defense didn't gift wrap for the Ducks and Z's leadership was unbelievable.

 

* Kronwall and Ericsson were very good defensively. Unforunately, they really stand out because the other two pairings are brutal in their own zone, but I thought both were strong again against some of the better forwards in the league.

 

* Justin Abdelkader's presence is obvious. Never thought I would say that, but the Red Wings need him. He hits everything in sight, forechecks hard and has dramatically improved his ability to be effective in front of the net. I still think he lacks offensive upside to be a consistent first line player, but I give him credit for doing the dirty work with Z and Pavel. That line doesn't click without him playing his role. 

 

* I don't want to harp on negatives after such a huge victory, but is anyone going to miss Val Filppula if he walks? I thought he played his best in Game 5, but even then he still isn't producing anything offensively in this series. I expect the young guys to make mistakes as part of the learning process. Filppula's miscue behind the net can't happen though as a veteran player. His agent better hope GM's only remember last season.

 

* I would be fine if the Red Wings used a buyout on Kyle Quincey the second the season ends. Or now works too.

 

* This game really shouldn't have ever made it to OT (much like Game 2). The Red Wings handed the Ducks all three of their goals. It will be a positive going forward that this infusion of youth is gaining valuable playoff experience, but they certainly don't make it easy on our nerves.

 

* That being said, I love this team's determination. They aren't nearly as skilled as we are used to seeing, but they never quit. It would have been easy to fold blowing third period leads twice in this series. They came back out and won both times early in OT. They are very fun to watch and in a way, this entire season has been more enjoyable than I ever expected. If this is a transition year, this organization is in great shape. 

 

Wings in 7!




#2400529 WCQF Game 5 GDT: Red Wings 2 @ Ducks 3 (OT) - (ANA leads series 3-2)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 09 May 2013 - 12:30 AM

Can't Babcock see how bad someone is playing and lower their ice time. He just rolls out these defensive pairing that are consistently giving up golden scoring chances


Besides Kronwall and E on the top pairing, the other two pairings are going to have inexperience and tough moments no matter how you move the four players around. Even Quincey getting more minutes isn't necessarily a positive.

Losing DeKeyser was a massive blow.


#2400483 WCQF Game 5 GDT: Red Wings 2 @ Ducks 3 (OT) - (ANA leads series 3-2)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 09 May 2013 - 12:11 AM

Can't clear the zone yet again.

Haunted them all night and really most of the series so far.

The five minute PP failure and Getzlaf goal after changed the game entirely. Wings had them on the ropes and the momentum instead went back to the Ducks.

The Red Wings will respond on Friday and force this to seven games.


#2400031 WCQF Game 5 GDT: Red Wings 2 @ Ducks 3 (OT) - (ANA leads series 3-2)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 08 May 2013 - 10:32 PM

Amazing play by Pav to get the puck ahead to Z. Gotta give Sammy credit for not drilling the glass on that rebound.

The next goal would be huge if they could get it.


#2399848 WCQF Game 5 GDT: Red Wings 2 @ Ducks 3 (OT) - (ANA leads series 3-2)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 08 May 2013 - 09:38 PM

We should probably bench Howard.


#2399826 WCQF Game 5 GDT: Red Wings 2 @ Ducks 3 (OT) - (ANA leads series 3-2)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 08 May 2013 - 09:35 PM

Knocked the hair right off his head!


#2398478 WCQF Game 4 GDT : Ducks 2 @ Red Wings 3 (OT) - (Series tied, 2-2)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 06 May 2013 - 10:11 PM

Pav didn't get hurt, so it doesn't qualify.


#2398387 WCQF Game 4 GDT : Ducks 2 @ Red Wings 3 (OT) - (Series tied, 2-2)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 06 May 2013 - 09:44 PM

That third period was everything good about playoff hockey. Nerve wracking, but exciting and full of action that didn't involve the officials.

Ericsson winner in OT. He's finally going to get a slap shot off in time and to the net.


#2398188 WCQF Game 4 GDT : Ducks 2 @ Red Wings 3 (OT) - (Series tied, 2-2)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 06 May 2013 - 09:10 PM

The Wings are buzzing now. Problem is they miscue and it leads to a very quality Ducks scoring chance. Otherwise, everything is being controlled by Detroit.

Keep up the pressure and don't make costly mistakes.


#2397970 WCQF Game 4 GDT : Ducks 2 @ Red Wings 3 (OT) - (Series tied, 2-2)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 06 May 2013 - 08:18 PM

Bertuzzi has his legs it appears. Put him with Pav and Z instead of Sammy. Might be able to control the puck down low and sustain some pressure with Bert there.


#2397942 WCQF Game 4 GDT : Ducks 2 @ Red Wings 3 (OT) - (Series tied, 2-2)

Posted by GoWings1905 on 06 May 2013 - 08:12 PM

Come on, that was a nudge.

Call it soft both ways if you are going to subject the game to garbage penalties like that.