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#1981435 WCSF Game 5 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Sharks 2

Posted by Firehawk on 08 May 2010 - 11:48 PM

Oh, stop blaming the referees. When you don't win face-offs, don't play with any strength or heart, or any "give a damn", you're going to lose. And the Sharks showed Detroit that. Not that Detroit gives a damn.

Yeah, there were tons of bad calls against Detroit. The winning goal came off a non-call. Who cares. They had PLENTY of time to get back in the game.

This Detroit team deserved to lose. Call me an idiot, a bandwagon fan, whatever. If they played like game #4, I would be singing a different tune. But they only played like they wanted to win twice in these playoffs. Sorry, but no matter how big of a fan I am, I'm not going to pretend like they are superheroes. Instead I am going to see them for what they were this postseason: Real people with a bad work ethic. If your co-workers were lazy, you'd be pissed too.

You know what? I can't argue with you on any of that. However, one could make a case that despite being outplayed or outhusseled, despite losing faceoffs (other than on PK's), despite playing with a lack of heart, it took bad calls or bad non calls to put the dagger in in all 4 of SJ's wins. You could make a pretty solid case there. I even want to go so far as to say it's the Wings own fault for having to chase the puck more than being on possession of the puck, but some crucial calls weren't even because of that.

I don't know, it's just hard to swallow. SJ deserves to win, and they get the credit, but boy they sure had a lot of help.

#1981365 WCSF Game 5 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Sharks 2

Posted by Firehawk on 08 May 2010 - 11:40 PM

You know what I'm sick of? The wings staying along the boards. Anyone else notice that allf****** game? Perimeter shots. Wow, they put up 30 perimeter shots, including the one that scored. How many chances did they have in the center of the ice? 1 or 2? Almost nothing. Even when the game was on the line late in the 3rd everyone was staying along the boards. I Give SJ some credit for that but the Wings were slow today and they weren't crashing the net at all. Where were the shots at the net in traffic? NONE. UGh. I hate that we lost this way. I really do.

#1981293 WCSF Game 5 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Sharks 2

Posted by Firehawk on 08 May 2010 - 11:34 PM

I saw absolutely no desperation whatsoever after we got scored on, or any other time in this f***in game. Nobody skating hard, NOBODY. That 6 on 4 was the worst and slowestf****** power play I've ever seen out of this team. PATHETIC

#1980892 WCSF Game 5 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Sharks 2

Posted by Firehawk on 08 May 2010 - 10:44 PM

I have to say, I was impressed we got out of the 1st with a tie, and still impressed we are tied, because we have been outchanced. We started coming on a bit. The 3rd will separate the men from the boys. I think the wings are going to have to steal one here.

So far Howard has been outstanding. HE's kept us in. The game might be out of hand by now.

#1972518 WCSF Game 2 GDT: Red Wings 3 at Sharks 4

Posted by Firehawk on 03 May 2010 - 03:21 PM

Despite the absolutely ridiculous penalties, we really have to go back to Faceoffs 101, and defense 101. It looks like the wings try to maintain possession of the puck in their own zone when getting forechecked. You can't do that. Their first priority should be to clear it out along the boards, PERIOD. This is what they did when they were winning cups. I don't know guys, besides all of that, I think maybe San Jose is just a better team than us. Do I think they are more complete when both teams are at their best? No. But they are more consistent thus far. Their goalie isn't better but he doesn't have to be. They are more overpowering on offense than we are, and it has been such a long time since we can actually say that.

I don't know. If we lose this series, I think SJ will have to get a TON of credit. With that being said, we still have as good a chance as any of coming back in this series. One game at a time...

#1971423 WCSF Game 2 GDT: Red Wings 3 at Sharks 4

Posted by Firehawk on 02 May 2010 - 09:40 PM

I hope these refs don't get to ref another game. THAT WAS NOT GOALIE INTERFERENCE LOL. We OBVIOUSLY pushed him into Howard. What a joke man. Honestly, what a joke.

#1967273 WCSF Game 1 GDT: Red Wings 3 at Sharks 4

Posted by Firehawk on 29 April 2010 - 09:59 PM

I have co-workers that don't watch hockey because they say that can't figure out what is a penalty and what isn't. I'm beginning to understand their confusion.

The only people watching this team are the fans of the teams playing. Nobody watches the NHL, and this is a big reason. Nobody knows what is going on with the penalties. You'll have Mc Creary come in and let a lot go, then 2 other younger refs come in and call any and everything. IT's dumb.

I wish in this game that they wouldn't have called anything earlier in the game like they were calling, stupid slashes and ticky tack interferences...just play the damn game. I want to see flow and up and down hockey. I don't want a whistle every minute.

#1967256 WCSF Game 1 GDT: Red Wings 3 at Sharks 4

Posted by Firehawk on 29 April 2010 - 09:57 PM

I'm actually impressed with the way the wings are playing. They had a defensive lapse there in the 1st which cost them the goals but San Jose hasn't had much since. I'm actually optimistic for this series, even if we lose today. If the wings keep that kind of pressure, we are bound to tie this game up.

Hopefully we can come out of this 5 on 3 PK but I am having my doubts. The sharks PP looks great.

#1962344 WCQF Game 7 GDT: Red Wings 6 at Coyotes 1

Posted by Firehawk on 27 April 2010 - 08:52 PM

It feels like Bryz is going to have his best game and beat us. I really hope this isn't the case, but so far he's getting to the puck. I still think we are making him look good. He's not really come up with spectacular saves. But, he's been in position. I think we are shooting the puck right at him. Franzen did that twice, with sure goals if he just gets it up a foot in the air.

#1951474 Intensity. Urgency. Passion.

Posted by Firehawk on 20 April 2010 - 03:15 PM

I honestly am getting tired of the oh so overly used phrase "the Red Wings are a veteran team that simply doesn't panic".

IMHO they all need a fire lit under their asses if they expect a remote chance of winning the game tonight...This is when ya need a guy in the locker room (be it the coach or captain) to raise hell for their pathetic play.

It's almost like the wings rely TOO MUCH on their experience. It's good to go to when you are facing adversity, but it won't win you games. YOu have to play with an edge, a fear/respect of the other opponent. I think the wings have had so much success that they do lack that with certain opponents. And sometimes, they let it go too far and end up in a hole that they make very difficult to dig out of. They could have won game 1 if they had intensity and heart for 60 minutes. They could have won game 3 as well. We can match them and we have superior talent, which means we should be winning this series. If we lose, there are absolutely no excuses. We aren't injured, we haven't played too much hockey considering most of the starters have played half a season, our goalie is doing the job when his defense is there to make the proper plays...

We don't need to wait until Round 2. We can find out what they are made of.

And for the record, I actually think Detroit has under-achieved over the last 20 years. They could have twice as many cups. But there is an expected letdown after success...

#1931211 4/3 GDT: Predators 4 at Red Wings 3 (OT)

Posted by Firehawk on 03 April 2010 - 02:48 PM

I really hate these stupid expansion teams. I just hate them. Nobody even knows who is on that team other than Erat maybe because of the dumbass sounding name.

Sorry, I'm just annoyed. Whenever they get the puck they make something happen. When we get it we are busy looking for pretty plays. They are going to clamp down on us, we are gonna have to outwork them in the 3rd to win this game.

#1928745 3/30 GDT: Oilers 4 at Red Wings 5

Posted by Firehawk on 30 March 2010 - 08:12 PM

This is one game I'm not worried about. We have totally dominated this game from start to finish. I'm not concerned. I don't mind Howard making those mistakes when it doesn't cost the team.

#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.