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#2153547 How Far Do Wings Go?

Posted by VM1138 on 19 April 2011 - 12:38 PM

I'd love to see a Vancouver-Detroit Conference final. Would be pretty damn legendary.

But how far will the Wings go? Honestly, I'm just enjoying the ride. The Wings, right now, appear to be the best team in the playoffs, even on par with Vancouver (both teams beating feisty but inferior teams 3 games to none with the best goalies playing). A lot can happen, even in this series still, but they are playing near perfect hockey right now and everyone always says you don't beat Detroit in a series when they're playing their game.

Let's put it this way, if the Wings make it to the Finals, they win the Cup. As usual, the Western Conference finals are going to determine the Cup winner.

#2152428 WCQF Game 3 GDT: Red Wings 4 at Coyotes 2

Posted by VM1138 on 18 April 2011 - 08:31 PM

Doan is going to try to ignite his team by playing borderline dirty to rile up the fans and team. Better watch out for him. The changing dynamic of playing in Phoenix and getting last change and all that could give Phoenix their best chance to get back in this series. The Wings need to stay confident, play hard every single minute, be ready for a battle, and they'll be fine. But they can't underestimate Phoenix or come out flat.

I feel good about this, though.

#2148939 To Red Wings fans in Arizona:

Posted by VM1138 on 14 April 2011 - 10:01 AM

The Red Wings fans will be doing hockey a favor by wearing as much red as possible to embarrass Phoenix and hopefully help cause relocation to a better market.


Posted by VM1138 on 14 April 2011 - 08:26 AM

Bertuzzi must have realized the team had a need that he could fill and stepped into the breach. Glad to see he's thinking about his role on the team and trying to help however he can. I liked the name chant because it's always a boost for the players and we need to support them however we can. Plus, "Let's go Red Wings" gets old after a while, singling out players for good play can only help, and it might have a psychological affect on the opponent.

#2148668 WCQF Game 1 GDT: Coyotes 2 at Red Wings 4

Posted by VM1138 on 13 April 2011 - 08:59 PM

Nothing negative to take from this, everyone stepped up, all lines firing and making things happen. Love the composure of everybody.

-Love that Bertuzzi is playing physical, recognizing the team has a need and he has the skill set to provide.

-Love that Datsyuk and Franzen are stepping up like they usually do but maybe some of us worried about (at least with Franzen).

-Love that Howard was great, except for the first goal.

-Love that Hudler got a goal. Not sure if this will start a trend but it's a good start.

-Love that the Wings are trying all sorts of shots: wraparounds, blue line shots, one timers, don't over-rely on one move like they have at times this season.

Man, what a great game, I really truly hope they keep this up. This was the Wings team we've all been waiting to see, that we've all been hoping would show up in playoff mode.

#2147710 Modano a healthy scratch

Posted by VM1138 on 13 April 2011 - 02:51 PM

Gee all this talk about this series being chippy and Miller being tougher than Modano, but lets keep Cream Puff Hudler in the game.... Horrible horrible decision... This team is far better with Modano in and Hudler OUT!

So...your idea is to remove a soft, lazy player who scores in favor of a soft, lazy player who doesn't?

#2147641 Modano a healthy scratch

Posted by VM1138 on 13 April 2011 - 01:53 PM

There might be something to the fact that these quotes came after* he was scratched. He has always striked me as a little bit of a drama queen even though i still think he was one of the greatest players of all time.

Well, looking back, he's mentioned a few times about not being totally in it to win. He's always sounded a little like he wished he would have retired and was just going through the motions, plus the baggage from Dallas fans mentioning he had become lazy.

I don't know, it's a bust. He may have been a 3rd liner but we all hoped he would be that veteran we needed to win in the playoffs. He's no Dallas Drake, or even a Hossa, if he can't even justify being in the lineup.

Him being in the lineup all season has really hurt some of the line juggling, I think. The Wings didn't want to bench him because there wasn't as much on the line, we were hoping he'd kick into higher gear, and all the other things that go along with it. Maybe this will give Babcock the freedom to go with some really dynamic lines.

#2143757 Vancouver new tradition

Posted by VM1138 on 08 April 2011 - 06:14 PM

Not sure why every fanbase thinks they need to throw dead fish out onto the ice. Or rats if you're Florida. Come up with something original. You already had the green men, Vancouver.

#2141633 4/3 GDT: Wild 2 at Red Wings 4

Posted by VM1138 on 03 April 2011 - 11:36 PM

Kindl/Big E > Salei. But we all know vets > youngins in the playoffs.

You must be drunk. Big E is not better than anyone on this team.

#2139523 Shawn Thornton gets cut by skate

Posted by VM1138 on 31 March 2011 - 01:26 PM

For some reason when I think of Chicago I think of a bunch of arrogant college kids with pink shirts and popped collars talking like they're the smartest guys in the room who nobody can stand.

#2137040 Hockey Player Stops Purse Snatcher

Posted by VM1138 on 28 March 2011 - 01:38 PM

If this were any other major league sport the purse snatcher would have been the athlete.

#2134521 Cooke suspended

Posted by VM1138 on 22 March 2011 - 12:38 PM

Not sure why they ended the suspension at first round. With his track history it should've been season and playoffs, period. Most people would like to see him banned from the league but I won't be too hard on them for not going that extreme. But why let him into the playoffs at all?

#2134515 Edzo BINGO

Posted by VM1138 on 22 March 2011 - 12:33 PM

The only thing Mickey repeats are little old-time sayings. They just make it feel like you're hanging out with your grandpa watching the game. He doesn't repeat himself with longer phrases every few minutes, every game, that make him sound like he's reading from a script or stuck with a limited vocabulary.

I hate Edzo.

#2132769 Question about disallowed goals this year

Posted by VM1138 on 20 March 2011 - 11:42 AM

You know what would be cool? A rule that allows you to stockpile disallowed goals. Since so many end up being legit goals called off, teams should be allowed to save up the ones that the NHL reviews and admits were legit, and use them at any point in any future game, haha.

Down 7-1 in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup final? Use your 7 disallowed goals to win 8-7.

#2132208 3/19 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Predators 3

Posted by VM1138 on 19 March 2011 - 09:40 AM

As the Nashville/NHL website implies, is this really a rivalry?

Not even close to one. There's no real bad blood between the two teams, they're not really on the same skill level, and Nashville games are usually really boring.