Yes they are, and if they had a better goalie i don't think we would have looked as good as we did.
Yeah and we let them off the hook in game 4. Bishop took 2 penalties and scored on himself, and we let them off the hook...ugh. Imagine if we had won that game. Then there's no Tampa comeback, there's no 'feeling better about ourselves', nothing. We probably win in 6 worst case.
Can we please get some damn offense on this team? WTF
It felt like it was impossible to score a goal all series...like we have to only get scrappy goals. Datsyuk was probably playing injured, he's injured this time EVERY year now. Zetterberg, same thing. He's falling off a bit. We need more offense on this team. The defense looks like it's gonna grow and blossom in another year or two.
Tatar, you're not Datsyuk dude, quit trying to skate all over the arena and through 3 defenders.Man, this series was here for the wings to take.
I think we've seen Tampa's Best punch. I think the wings can handle anything and everything. Tampa bay really doesn't know how to get around Detroit's hustle and mucking up of the center ice. God how many frustrating games we had to watch against teams like Calgary and Edmonton that did that to us when we were like Tampa.
I honestly don't think TB can play any different, and they're all confused. I think Detroit broke their spirit again.
If the wings win this series, then they will have taken a lot of lessons and faced some major adversity blowing game 4.
I still am amazed they blow a diaper in game 4 and then come into TB where TB is extremely tough, and win 4-0. Just wow.
There was a period of time after the Olympics where Alfie wasn't as good, but neither was Kronwall. They both had long Olympic runs while everyone else had rest, and then were expected to come back and be leaders on a team that was more battered than ever. I give him a pass for that because he did get it going again down the stretch. And next year, there's no Olympics and you'd have to hope we'll be healthier and can give Alfie a role that he can thrive in more.
I really wish they would stop sending players to The olympics. It injured zetterburg. Maybe put an age limit of 27 or something.