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#2229912 11/25 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Bruins 2 (SO)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 25 November 2011 - 05:28 PM

I would agree with you...but that big forechecking team named San Jose... Although they just beat us (Howie played bad) Wings out PLAYED them. The shot count was like 47 to 22 (around there). San Jose was playing great hockey going into that game, and still playing great hockey after that game. Wings managed to keep them around 22 shots.

I think the Wings can handle just fine. I think the Bruins just played a fuggin' great game (have they even hit 40+ shots until now?). The Wings Played a well enough game to keep up...we as fans should be happy that the Wings were able to keep up and win, and not buckle to the point where they got dominated (remember the ST.louis game?).


Unfortunately, with San Jose, it seems to be mental as well as physical.

They just have an edge over us. I remember how much trouble the Wings had against Anaheim as well, in 2007 and finally 2009, where we edged them in 7 games.

I don't know if size is necessarily where Holland is looking for the trade deadline. I don't see us getting Weber like some hope.


#2229908 11/25 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Bruins 2 (SO)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 25 November 2011 - 05:05 PM

Oh my the wings got so physically dominated, you can't deny they were very lucky to come out with the W


I have a new favorite poster around here. :D

Thank you son.


#2229906 11/25 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Bruins 2 (SO)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 25 November 2011 - 05:03 PM

For starters, Boston was playing catchup the whole game. Teams that play catchup normally get more chances, and when you have a strong aggressive forecheck like Boston you are going to make things happen more often.

Second, if not for an unforced turnover by Howard, we probably aren't having this conversation.

Third, are you saying the Datsyuk like wasn't dominant today?

Also, the San Jose line is pretty rich since we took them to 7 games last year. And the team still has cap space and time to improve and add another player. Woe is this team.


My point was about our defense, which I don't think played great. Don't know how anyone can say otherwise.

Datsyuk was awesome, but he's not what I was criticizing. In fact, he "was" his line. I was talking more about the defense.

Howard's turnover was in part because we had trouble handling the forecheck. Same with Zetterberg's gaffe.

The part about teams catching up getting more chances doesn't hold water. Neither team was ever up by more than a goal. If anything, our defense should have tightened up and not give up a shooting gallery. And you're right about Boston's aggressive forecheck usually getting lots of chances. That's the whole point I was making. We don't handle that kind team well.

Lastly, San Jose beat us two years in a row. People have a hard time grasping that. So we took them to 7 games the second time around. Big deal. We still lost.


#2229897 11/25 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Bruins 2 (SO)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 25 November 2011 - 04:33 PM

Handled?

The Datsyuk line was dominant tonight. Zetterberg had a terrible game, though.


Did you watch the game?

Our defense had trouble getting the puck out of the zone and turned the puck over constantly. We gave up around 45 shots. That's hardly winning hockey. A team as big as Boston or San Jose can do this to us at will.

Howard stood on his head. That's why we won.

I laughed at a guest because I read this. You win the awesome award.


We got so manhandled that we won. ***** ***** *****.


God, you guys are such blind homers. We won because Howard was awesome. Giving up 43 shots is not winning hockey in general.

That's why we can't beat San Jose in a playoff series. We struggle against big, forechecking teams. What is not true about that?

This board can bef****** amazing sometimes.


#2229885 11/25 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Bruins 2 (SO)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 25 November 2011 - 04:04 PM

Great game by Howard (minus the miscue behind the net), and Dats. I thought Cleary looked good. Homer had another great game. If Mule were as fearless as Holmstrom, he'd be a 50 goal scorer.

Zetterberg alternated from looking good to being awful. He had the great assist on Flips goal, the smart play on Bertuzzi's great chance, and other good plays. Then it looked like he forgot how to handle the puck.

Wings definitely got on their heels when the Bruins stepped up the physical game, but they bent but didn't break.


Olczyk can suck it. His dislike of the Wings when commentating is palpable. So can Chara. Good on Dats for being fearless and hitting him back. I wish more Wings players followed his lead. And I wish our D men would bury guys like Chara did to Datsyuk.

Two stolen point for sure.


Actually, the commentators were blowing Lidstrom all game long, like they usually do.

And people here always complain about too much Crosby love during his games. We have our own media loved players too. You could throw Datsyuk in there as well.


#2229872 11/25 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Bruins 2 (SO)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 25 November 2011 - 03:57 PM

Howard won this game for us.

We gave up over 40 shots and our soft Euros got handled by Boston's forwards all game long. We can't beat a team like them or San Jose over a 7 game series because of our lack of physicality and ability to handle the forecheck consistently. The turnovers were rampant today.


#2229858 11/25 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Bruins 2 (SO)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 25 November 2011 - 03:54 PM

Bertuzzi with another sick move as usual.

Why can't he use those hands like that in regulation?


#2229674 11/25 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Bruins 2 (SO)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 25 November 2011 - 02:40 PM

it was harder to hit the glass than hit the net there


Not for him.


#2229654 11/25 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Bruins 2 (SO)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 25 November 2011 - 02:34 PM

Does Holmstrom hate Germans or something?

Never seen him get that angry.


#2229645 11/25 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Bruins 2 (SO)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 25 November 2011 - 02:32 PM

Ericsson deserved that.


#2229392 11/25 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Bruins 2 (SO)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 24 November 2011 - 09:21 PM

Boston respects Detroit too much to try antics.

They didn't last year even though they lost both games and were handed their ass in the second.


Respect has nothing to do with it.

It's an edge they have over most teams. Nothing wrong with using it. They may even remember last year's games and use that as an example of how not to play against Detroit.

They bullied the s*** out of Vancouver last year in the Finals as well. They're the new Ducks.


#2229350 11/25 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Bruins 2 (SO)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 24 November 2011 - 03:16 PM

I just hope we're not embarrassed in a physical way, like they did to Buffalo.


#2229349 Will Stuart re-sign?

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 24 November 2011 - 03:14 PM

Barret Jackman could be another good Stuart replacement, just realized hes a UFA


I hate that piece of garbage.

Rather have anyone on our team than him.


#2229264 Ryan Miller's opinion on Milan Lucic

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 23 November 2011 - 11:14 PM

Brad May would've killed Chara, Lucic, and Thomas all at once.

I don't think this is done. We'll probably see more.


May was a good fighter, but don't know how he'd fare against Chara.

The big idiot would have used his size advantage to outreach May and eventually go for the takedown.

I want to see Chara fight against a legit heavy, but it rarely happens, and when it does, Chara bails on the fight real quickly, in order to avoid embarrassment.


#2229229 11/23 GDT: Flames 3 at Red Wings 5

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 23 November 2011 - 09:24 PM

I come back and miss two goals?!?


Please never post again. :clap: :hehe: