No, actually this stat line says it all for this game.
Shots: SJ 46; Det 25 Score: SJ 2; Det 1
They give up 46 shots to only 25 and you guys are bitchin about dives? 18 shots in the 2nd period alone? Sheeyaat.
Half way thru the 3rd my wife said "One goal isn't going to do it for this game. The Wings better pick it up". She was right.
Dive schmive, the Wings had no jump after the 1st period.
You got it man... Besides the 1st period its was all Sharks. How much time did we get hemmed into our zone in the 2nd period? The entire first 10 minutes was spent in our half of the ice. Niemi didn't seem to know what a puck looked like after a while and we still couldn't score on him on the few chances we were able to get it in that far.
Wow, one bad game and the bandwagon Wings fans are jumping off. Please delete your account off the site and go join the ranks of the Canucks. Some members on this site are an absolute embarrassment to real Wings fans who back their team.
Poor play, bad habits, and lack of focus and intensity this close to the play offs warrants these reactions. Just because we don't all wear our rosey red Red Wing glasses doesn't make us any less of fans. the truth is this team hasn't been the same since that bitter loss to Pittsburgh and I feel some new blood is in order. Who knows what happens this year but of they can't win at home and we end up with home ice advantage... well you tell me what's likely to happen come play offs... Oh right, they will flip that imaginary red switch right and all the problems will go away! If this game doesn't serve as a wakeup call then we are in for some big BIG disappointments come play offs and an early golf season is quite likely.
Hasn't been the same team since losing to Pittsburgh in game 7. We need some new blood and a great goalie for a change! Pretty sad when our most consistent line is not our top lines but the 4th line of grinders.
Strange thing is how its always the teams that we should beat that give us fits.
I haven't seen as many games as I would have liked to this season but I've watched the past few and I Kindl has improved noticeably. He's still got a lot of growing to do but he's come a long way and at this point I like him better then Ericsson for sure and maybe even Salei. Keep up the good work!
Posted by The Secret
on 27 January 2011 - 09:48 AM
What upsets me more than anything, is when Janssen hits Kronwall with a cheapshot, or Kostopoupus injuring Stuart, and no one does anything about it. These guys are supposed to be friends and teammates, yet they don't do a good job of standing up for each other in those situations. I know that wouldn't change the outcome of those injuries or games, but it'd be nice to show somef****** backbone in those scenarios and go after the guy who did it. I think that probably upsets guys like Lindsay and Kocur more than anything else.
I don't often agree with a lot of what you say but you are spot on here. I also agree with a lot of what the article suggests also. I am not pro-goon but I am all for having some guys on the team that do exactly as GMR mentions above.... have some balls and stick up for your team mates. We all saw Hall get leveled by Doughty and we all saw his mates sticking up for him... and that was a clean hit... Our player are too wuss to do it on dirty s***. I'll say again, I don't see any benefit of having a pure goon whose sole purpose is fighting, it doesn't stop or deter anything imho, but I do think this team would greatly benefit from having some players that can play, finish check and stick up for one another! I'd be happy right now to see guys like Franzen step into some checks, Or Filppula learning to deliver a solid check, Where did killer Kronwall go? Remember him and his boarderline illegal hits knocking players out? I thought Salei was going to add some grit but I don't see it? Looks like we have some young kids in the system that could be bringing that element when they make it to the big team but we could use 1 or 2 right now and I think it would spice the game up some and allow us to push back.
Posted by The Secret
on 20 January 2011 - 02:50 PM
Nabokov was a part of the problem for those teams. Blame it on fatigue or whatever, he hasn't proven that he, personally, is able to step up his game in the postseason.
I doubt he'll clear waivers anyway.
He is a better goalie then Howard IMHO. Howards was a s*** show in the playoffs last year at the worst time too. A fresh start in Detroit could be just what Nabby needs... I love this if it happens. Goalie 1a and 1b again... dueling for the starting spot making each other fight harder!