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#1926978 Babcock: Goaltending the best since I've been here

Posted by Firehawk on 28 March 2010 - 07:42 AM

I think it was based on the fact that the wings were so banged up, yet Howard kept a low 2GAA average. In the past, we had a stunning offense all season and never had trouble making it to the playoffs. This year was totally different and we had to rely on the goalie a ton. I would guess that's why he said it. As far as regular season goes, anyway....

If you're talking PLayoffs, you cannot take away what Osgood has done the last 2 years.

What do you guys think will happen come playoff time now? If you would have asked me a month or two ago, I would have said Babs would go to Osgood to start the playoffs. Now I have no doubt Howard will start the playoffs, and as long as he doesn't waiver, will stay in net. I do think Babs will switch to Osgood though at the first sight of big trouble.

#1926168 3/27 OOT Gameday

Posted by Firehawk on 27 March 2010 - 12:43 PM

I think it's pathetic that the west is SO MUCH STRONGER than the east. If the Pens were in this conference, they'd be 2 points away from being 9th. LOL

The east's 5, 6, 7, and 8 seeds wouldn't even be in the playoffs right now in the west.

#1920250 3/20 GDT: Red Wings 4 at Canucks 3 (OT)

Posted by Firehawk on 20 March 2010 - 10:14 PM

See what I'm talking about? Too many frickin passes. Datsyuk passes up great oppportunity to shoot the puck. Stuart shoots way high of the net from the line. Filpula is a goofball in front of the net. Too many passes. Again, a cross-ice pass gets deflected and there's a race for it to the Detroit zone. Too much skating around the perimeter. This has been going on all frickin year.

Where's Franzen? Have not even noticed him in this period.

#1920198 3/20 GDT: Red Wings 4 at Canucks 3 (OT)

Posted by Firehawk on 20 March 2010 - 09:57 PM

The Wings don't look like that tonight but they get zero bounces and seem to have no luck. It's like they aren't meant to win.

Here's my opinion on why they don't get breaks:1

1. They almost never shoot the puck at the net with traffic there.
2. One skater brings it in, tries to make some ridiculous cross-ice pass with 3 defenders in the middle
3. Skates in, gets to decent ice (between circles) and passes it to a winger somewhere by the boards
4. Cycles the puck way too much
5. One skater tries to beat 4 players

I'm so sick of seeing the fancy crap. For the love of God, 2 players go to the net, D man shoot into traffic. That's how most every goal has been scored on us lately.