This pretty much sums it up. The only Blackhawk I dislike is Kane. Other than that I respect the hell out of their team and can't bring myself to hate them like a lot of Wings fans do. But their fans are a completely different story. Good lord.
What really isn't sitting well with me is how the commentators are giving the Wings no time of day. NBC, CBC, national broadcasts! During the game, talking as if the Wings already lost this series. It is so unprofessional and it is making me sick. Isn't it their job to make it seem a series could go either way to keep the casual viewer invested? I had to watch the game on mute because I couldn't stomach the crap coming out of Bob Cole's mouth the entire game. The way I see it, if they are so sure of the outcome of the series, they just as well start telling viewers to tune out because there is no point watching.
I would rather Sammy have those 6 shifts then Emmerton. I like the Mule with Pavs and Abby, I really hope Z and Fil can get Clears going here because if he's going to play top 6 the guy has to produce, period. The kid line will have their hands full tonight and the Bert should be feeling better out there so hopefully he'll make the Hawks feel his presence! Close game here 4-3 WINGS
Cleary has been a beast in front of the net, especially the last couple games. Even if he isn't putting up many points, he has been very valuable on that line
But that's exactly what they'll do. No modern defense can stop that Pittsburgh team from putting up 5 goals at will. As long as Vokoun can keep it under 4, the Pens have the cup on lock.
Guess they should just cancel the play offs then.
If the Islanders could give them everything they can handle, What makes people think teams like Boston or Washington would just roll over and die for them?
The pens played with zero intensity the first round. Sooner or later someone is gonna jump on that. I'm not sold on the Pens what so ever. Putting in offense has never worked before and it won't start now.
No team in the East can match their offense. The only reason the Pens didn't cruise to the cup last year was because Philly had even better offensive firepower. Now that they've added Iginla, Morrow and Murray, the 2013 Pens are the best offensive team since the 2002 Wings. In fact the only team in the world that can beat Sid's team right now is Chicago.
They'll cruise through Ottawa in 4-5, and then the Bruins in 5.
Defence wins championships. The Pens played awful in the first round. Don't look like a championship team at all.
The 2002 Wings was good on the blue line, as well as in goal. They will not go the distance if they got to score 5-6 goals per game to win.
No matter what happens, I'm proud of this team. With all the changes, all the kids, and the short season with next to no training camp and no pre season. The way they responded when in a situation where they had to win out the last 4 games of the season just to make the playoffs. Having the kids learn playoff intensity on the fly and make this a hell of a series that WILL go to game 7.
Love the direction this Wings squad is going, and even if no moves are made, this team will be even better next year.
When most teams rebuild, they dwell in the basement for a few seasons. When the Wings rebuild, we give the #2 seed all they can handle in the playoffs. And when we force game 7, anything can happen! BELIEVE