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#2676487 ECF : Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 24 May 2016 - 08:35 PM

These offside challenges are a joke. Completely sucked the excitement out of the game not even 5 minutes in.

 

The joke is how many the refs miss in real time.  Makes you wonder how many playoff games have been decided in the past by blown offsides call.  




#2676428 USHockey Fan sneaks into Russia's locker room.

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 23 May 2016 - 12:07 PM

This guy totally dispels the myth that Americans are fat, obnoxious, disrespective slobs.  




#2676427 ECF : Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 23 May 2016 - 12:06 PM

Did anyone else see the HNIC video?

http://www.sbnation....-shawn-michaels

 

I always wanted the Wings to have a Holmstrom, Helm, Hudler line.   :hehe:




#2676407 ECF : Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 22 May 2016 - 10:11 PM

I don't like Tampa, but you have to give Yzerman and Cooper credit.  No Stamkos.  No Bishop.  Filppula centering the top line.  

 

And they're one game away from the Finals.  




#2676403 ECF : Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 22 May 2016 - 09:58 PM

Fleury had no business being in net tonight.  Bad coaching taking out a guy that brought them there. 

 

When was the last time Fleury had a good playoff?  2009?  




#2676400 ECF : Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 22 May 2016 - 09:19 PM

I honestly think PIT was looking for an excuse to get Fleury in there and game 4 was a perfect scenario...down big, get him some in game experience without risking much of anything.

 

HBK at game 5 to see the HBK line.

 

Would be awesome if he superkicks Crosby after the game and takes off his jersey to reveal a Lightning jersey underneath.  

 

:yowza:




#2676143 ECF : Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 18 May 2016 - 08:16 AM

Crosby is arguably still the best player in the league, I won't judge him on this year with all the turmoil in Pittsburgh but Kane was unreal this year. It looks like Mcdavid will be the best player soon

 

Arguably?  I don't think it's arguable.  He finished top 5 in scoring again despite having a terrible start to the year.  Kane is just now joining the party.  Crosby has been in the Hart trophy and Art Ross discussion for years.  Doing it year after year is what makes someone the best.  




#2676023 WCF: St. Louis Blues vs. San Jose Sharks

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 16 May 2016 - 08:46 AM

Better team when?  They got smoked on just about every metric throughout the whole game

 

The Sharks had 9 more shots and controlled the play.  They held the Blues to 23 SOG.  If not for Elliott, the Sharks win the game.  They were all over the Blues in the 3rd.    

 

Did some Sharks players snub you of an autograph back home or something?  




#2675852 WCSF : Nashville Predators vs. San Jose Sharks

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 12 May 2016 - 10:11 PM

Hopefully, the Sharks will win the Cup.  I don't like the other three teams.  




#2675780 WCSF : St. Louis Blues vs. Dallas Stars

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 11 May 2016 - 08:43 PM

Would the Stars give us anything for Howard?  




#2675746 Doug Houda hired as an assistant coach

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 11 May 2016 - 03:21 PM

Our penalty kill has been way too passive in recent years, using a smaller box, trying to take away passing and shooting lanes. In Boston, Houda's penalty kill has had a very aggressive setup, using a bigger box, pressuring the puck carrier. I think this is a much better setup, which is well represented by their higher ranked penalty kill every season over the past 5+ years.

Boston are always toward the top of the league in short-handed goals for, while we're always toward the bottom. Using an aggressive setup with speed and skill will create opportunities short handed. Houda's PK TOI leaders were Bergeron, Marchand, Eriksson and Krejci, aka skill and speed. I'd love to see our penalty kill with Glendening and Larkin on one unit, and Helm (Sheahan if Helm walks) and Athanasiou on the other unit. Speed kills.

Boston has also had better defensive numbers over the past 5+ seasons under Houda, with the exception of this past season where both were bad.

Of course personnel is a huge factor in all of this, so if Holland can bring in a top pair defenseman, I think Houda has the ability to turn the defense and penalty kill around in a big way...

 

I hate it when we collapse on the PK.  Especially when we refuse to block shots.  We give up too many clean point shots.  I'd like to see a more aggressive style of penalty killing.  If you're playing the 1984 Oilers, maybe that's not a good idea, but for most opponents, I'd be more aggressive.  




#2675687 ECSF : Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Washington Capitals

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 10 May 2016 - 10:20 PM

Damn. Pens win.

 

The Caps will never win the Cup. Poor Ovi.

 

I feel bad for him.

 

Ovie-800x400.jpg




#2675684 ECSF : Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Washington Capitals

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 10 May 2016 - 10:17 PM

Did Washington even touch the puck in overtime?




#2675625 Doug Houda hired as an assistant coach

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 10 May 2016 - 03:15 PM

Hou dat?

 

He played for some of those fun Wings teams in the late 80's.  




#2675427 ECSF : New York Islanders vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 08 May 2016 - 07:22 PM

Steve Yzerman gets his team to yet another Conference Finals.  Just keep making Kenny look stupid.