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#2412027 WCSF Game 5 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Blackhawks 4, (DET leads series 3-2)

Posted by Firehawk on 25 May 2013 - 10:06 PM

 

How dare the fans be upset when their team doesn't even try?   :rolleyes:   

 

The team essentially didn't show up.  In a playoff game no less.  One thing to lose, another thing not to show up.  What do you expect people to feel like?  

 

I thought we'd try to stage some kind of comeback in the 3rd, but I don't even remember Crawford having to make a save.  Instead, all the pressure was on Howard.

You and most fans fall into this trap that if a team didn't win or score a bunch of goals, they didn't show up.  News flash, there's a competitor on the ice also.  The wings looking 'not as good as last game' has a lot to do with the desperation of the better team they are playing against.  Fans have a hard time distinguishing between a team not showing up and the other team playing better.  Chicago didn't allow us to control the game.  We weren't able to impose our will.  But the Wings showed up.  Game 1 I would say the wings didn't show up, and this was a better effort than game 1 was, much better effort.  Just not as good as games 2-4.

 

But again, you cannot expect a team to win every game, nor play at such a high level, EVERY GAME.

Oh and by the way, because we won game 4 it would appear that we 'showed up to play', but if you ask me, we got very lucky.  Howard was left out to dry but came up big (stole the game), and also had a lot of puck luck and goal posts help him out (not discrediting Howard, but we got the bounces).  

 

I'm just tired of reading "we didn't show up" if we lose a game.  Chicago fans were saying the same after all their losses.  Chicago played pretty decently in games 3 and 4, we just played better.




#2412019 WCSF Game 5 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Blackhawks 4, (DET leads series 3-2)

Posted by Firehawk on 25 May 2013 - 10:02 PM

Also the announcers are making a big deal about Toews scoring.  Well, that's 4 goals now in like 35 or 36 playoff games.  Not that scary.  We'll see what Monday brings.

 

I'll only get nervous if we drop game 6.  Game 5 I fully expected to lose.




#2412014 WCSF Game 5 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Blackhawks 4, (DET leads series 3-2)

Posted by Firehawk on 25 May 2013 - 09:59 PM

 

We were down 3-0 to the Sharks.  Won game 4, and got killed in game 5.

 

That series was already over.  This one can still go either way.  

You guys are acting JUST LIKE the chicago fans were acting on their boards after a loss.  the same people losing their minds here were praising the wings just this morning.  It should have been expected not to win this game, IN CHICAGO!  You knew chicago was going to show up with everything they had.  It's hard to do that two straight games. 

 

Now we go back home.  If chicago beats us there, they deserve to win the series. 

God man.  Fans are so wishywashy.  People need to stay more even keel.  Look at the bigger picture.




#2412000 WCSF Game 5 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Blackhawks 4, (DET leads series 3-2)

Posted by Firehawk on 25 May 2013 - 09:54 PM

Guys calm the F down.   My god.  We have them by the throat.  Remember a couple years ago when we went down 3-1 to the sharks?  Game 5 we beat their ass something like 5-1, then lost in 6. 

It is not surprising that we were due for a bit of a let down and they were due for a big game.  Actually, I was hoping we'd lose badly.  Sometimes your team needs a good reminder.  We'll get them in 6.

 

If we don't get game 6, then I'd be worried.

But EVEN IF we lost in 7, which sucks, they have over achieved this year.  Chicago should win, they have more talent. 

But just remember, we still have the upper hand.  We'll get them on Monday.  Stop being such fanatics. 




#2405450 WCSF Game 1 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Blackhawks 4, (CHI leads series 1-0)

Posted by Firehawk on 15 May 2013 - 08:52 PM

how many times have we seen this, where we pepper a team all period with nothing to show for it, then lose?  God I hope we are on the other side of that this time!




#2405100 WCSF Game 1 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Blackhawks 4, (CHI leads series 1-0)

Posted by Firehawk on 15 May 2013 - 07:21 PM

i switched to CBC, way more tolerable.




#2403321 WCQF Game 7 GDT - Red Wings 3 @ Ducks 2 - (DET wins series, 4-3)

Posted by Firehawk on 12 May 2013 - 10:58 PM

Right on schedule boys . Don't blow this one.  You have had 2 games to learn.  Keep this one.




#2403042 WCQF Game 7 GDT - Red Wings 3 @ Ducks 2 - (DET wins series, 4-3)

Posted by Firehawk on 12 May 2013 - 09:44 PM

after seeing the replay of that penalty that was pathetic, complete and utter embelishment.




#2403012 WCQF Game 7 GDT - Red Wings 3 @ Ducks 2 - (DET wins series, 4-3)

Posted by Firehawk on 12 May 2013 - 09:40 PM

In my opinion, that's a goal Howard has to stop. Cleary took the ice away, so the shot was going up somewhere.  Howard was out of position, and Fil blew the defensive coverage.  Frustrating.




#2402584 WCQF Game 7 GDT - Red Wings 3 @ Ducks 2 - (DET wins series, 4-3)

Posted by Firehawk on 12 May 2013 - 05:35 PM

All of you guys should join the chat during the game if you plan to be around the forum.  It's nice chatting during the game!




#2402573 WCQF Game 7 GDT - Red Wings 3 @ Ducks 2 - (DET wins series, 4-3)

Posted by Firehawk on 12 May 2013 - 05:21 PM

If this game goes into OT I'll throw up.



I'm gonna just try to sit back and enjoy the game tonight, and not get too wrapped up either way.  That's hard though. 

 

I had no expectations this year, just hoped they made the playoffs.  So if we win, that's fantastic, if we lose, well, the young'ns got valuable experience and my expectations will go up for next year.

But oh boy would that be wonderful to take on Chicago!


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#2398366 WCQF Game 4 GDT : Ducks 2 @ Red Wings 3 (OT) - (Series tied, 2-2)

Posted by Firehawk on 06 May 2013 - 09:38 PM

Haven't seen Selanne out there in awhile either...




#2398146 WCQF Game 4 GDT : Ducks 2 @ Red Wings 3 (OT) - (Series tied, 2-2)

Posted by Firehawk on 06 May 2013 - 09:03 PM

Ducks standing arround a little....we need to get the lead, really put it on the ducks here...




#2398094 WCQF Game 4 GDT : Ducks 2 @ Red Wings 3 (OT) - (Series tied, 2-2)

Posted by Firehawk on 06 May 2013 - 08:58 PM

We are very lucky we aren't facing a 3-0 deficit right now . A goal post and a perry gaffe and it is 3-0.  How many of those close calls have the wings had?  ZERO.  In fact, nothing even REMOTELY close to that.




#2398060 WCQF Game 4 GDT : Ducks 2 @ Red Wings 3 (OT) - (Series tied, 2-2)

Posted by Firehawk on 06 May 2013 - 08:41 PM

I don't get how Redmond is saying Hiller is starting to be the story of this series.  It isn't like wave after wave of high powered red wing offense is coming at him.  In fact, there hasn't been one crazy acrobatic save in 2 games yet.  Unbelievable.  This means the wings are not getting clean opportunities whatsoever.  This is a testament to our s***ty play, and the ducks' great defense.  They are really taking any time and space away from Detroit, all over the ice.

If that keeps up, we're not going to score another goal in this series.

We really haven 't even been close to scoring yet tonight, it's pathetic.