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#2672051 WCQF : Chicago Blackhawks vs. St. Louis Blues

Posted by blues_demitra38 on 21 April 2016 - 09:04 AM

The Blues' ability to choke in the first round can only be rivaled by the Sharks. I'm not sure many realize how big this Game 5 is tonight. 


As for the suspension, I personally feel that he should've been suspended for is antics (throwing a tantrum at the refs, jumping Steen at the final buzzer, etc.) but suspending someone is pretty weak considering the connotation of that word has changed over the years (see: South Park episode "The F Word"). I think the league would've been better off giving a different reason for his suspension (unsportsmanlike treatment of the officials) than to just blame it on one word. 


Regardless, the series has been very even thus far and a Chicago victory tonight, on the road in a what will be a raucous building, without their most productive forward thus far, will allow doubt to creep into the heads of the Blues and lead to what could be the most devastating chapter in the long story of Blues early round collapses. 


Get it done tonight and please win by two goals or more, my heart can't handle many more of these one goal games.

#2172225 Mike Modano Time

Posted by blues_demitra38 on 11 May 2011 - 12:46 AM

What was he effective at, again? I thought he stunk tonight. But I did think the Wings dominated this game. They were on their toes all night, and the Sharks were on their heels.

He created scoring opportunities on a consistent basis. He got burned one time at the end of a power play shift and couldn't catch up to Dan Boyle on the breakaway but apart from that his mistakes were minimal and his offensive game showed enough to keep him in the lineup.

#2166636 Mike Modano Time

Posted by blues_demitra38 on 04 May 2011 - 11:54 PM

In all seriousness, is there an explanation why Mike isn't in the lineup? His appearance in the Phoenix series was very promising as he showed speed, skill and playmaking ability. Down 2-0 in a must win game and in need of a shakeup, why NOT put him in for an under-performing player? Forget that he is a future Hall of Famer and deserves better than this, can anybody explain his benching from a hockey decision standpoint?

#2166627 Mike Modano Time

Posted by blues_demitra38 on 04 May 2011 - 11:46 PM

Won't say "I told you so"....Won't say it...

#2163755 WCSF Game 2 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Sharks 2

Posted by blues_demitra38 on 01 May 2011 - 06:28 PM

While that may give some fans hope; The fact that they haven't been playing very well diminishes that hope.

That was an unfortunate injury. It was an awkward play, not a dirty one.

And yet I still come back at you with this: Although outplayed in both games, the Red Wings were in each of them until the very end and very easily could have won both. How different would this forum look had the Wings both games in San Jose, all the while playing the same uncharacteristic style of play?

#2161782 Mike Modano Time

Posted by blues_demitra38 on 30 April 2011 - 12:46 AM

He brings more to the table than any of Abdelkader/Eaves/Miller. Speed, a booming shot and a force on the power play. Why he is being benched, I have no idea. Get him back out there and let him fly.

#2017929 Wings should sign Paul Kariya

Posted by blues_demitra38 on 22 July 2010 - 02:28 AM

Not a fan of Kariya coming to the Wings... just my initial reaction.

And why is that?

#2017922 Wings should sign Paul Kariya

Posted by blues_demitra38 on 22 July 2010 - 02:03 AM

Can someone convince me why the Wings shouldn't sign this guy? Watching the Blues closely I can tell you that he might have lost a step in the past few years but that still puts him two steps ahead of everyone else. He skates like the wind and has a ton of skill. This team is chalk full of centers that would benefit from a legit producer like him.

Imagine Filppula's production with Kariya on his wing. Can you say breakout year?

#2000509 Bertuzzi Signs 2 Year Deal

Posted by blues_demitra38 on 16 June 2010 - 11:51 PM

Almost 4 million/yr? Is this for real?

Frolov, Whitney or Kariya could have been signed for that amount or close to it. Uncharacteristically bad signing by Holland.

#1997304 Toews: Most undeserving Conn Smyth winner in history?

Posted by blues_demitra38 on 09 June 2010 - 11:55 PM

Niemi actually stole Game 2 for the Blackhawks. Toews did nothing in the series whatsoever. Niemi>Toews.

#1997296 Toews: Most undeserving Conn Smyth winner in history?

Posted by blues_demitra38 on 09 June 2010 - 11:45 PM

The guy piles up secondary assists on his way to the finals, mails it in on the biggest stage and is awarded the Conn Smythe? I think, more than anything, this speaks to Chicago's depth. Personally, I think Niemi was more valuable to his team throughout the playoffs but it could have also gone to Duncan Keith or Patrick Kane as well. Yzerman look out, Johnny Toews is about to steal your legacy. :thumbdown:

#1995633 Stanley Cup Finals eeriy similar to 2009

Posted by blues_demitra38 on 06 June 2010 - 11:33 PM

Both Toews and Crosby are also Finals choke artists. Neither one of them produces when it matters most.

#1995621 Stanley Cup Finals eeriy similar to 2009

Posted by blues_demitra38 on 06 June 2010 - 11:12 PM

1) Features a team from the Midwest against a team from Pennsylvania.

2) Also features an extremely overrated player heralded to be something he is not (Crosby:Gretzky Toews::Yzerman)

3) Home team goes up 2-0 despite being outplayed

4) Home team has held serve up until this point

5) Both game 5's resulted in blowouts for the home team

If the pattern stays true then we should be in for a close victory by the Flyers in Game 6 and then an "anything can happen" scenario in Game 7. Stay tuned, it should be a good finish.

#1948602 Bertuzzi Appreciation Thread

Posted by blues_demitra38 on 18 April 2010 - 01:21 PM

A lot of people have abused Todd for his lack of intensity and physical play so this thread is aimed to appreciate the man who "calls the goalie Suzy."

In Game 2, Bertuzzi's willingness to take a hit to make a play led to Filppula's first goal, his instinct to throw the puck on net as Zetterberg was crashing it let to Z's second goal and him going to the front of the net to give Bryzgalov and the Coyote d-men all they can handle led to Filppula's second goal.

He ended the night with two points but played a key role in three of the seven goals scored in Game 2. While he may not be big, bad Bert from his Vancouver heyday he has shown that he will certainly a play a big role on this team if they are to make a Stanley Cup run with his good hands and hockey IQ.