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#2404002 I do / I don't

Posted by Nev on 13 May 2013 - 02:38 PM

I do believe the Hawks are better than us on paper.

 

I don't believe the games are played on paper.




#2403962 Howard = Average

Posted by Nev on 13 May 2013 - 12:56 PM



 

Now he has to outplay crawford 

 

This is the Chicago series in a nutshell.  He's better than Crawford, but he has to be much better.




#2403686 WCQF Game 7 GDT - Red Wings 3 @ Ducks 2 - (DET wins series, 4-3)

Posted by Nev on 13 May 2013 - 12:40 AM

 

Our young guys are growing up fast, I watched Cleary give Brunner a speech on the bench early in the 3rd and for the rest of the game I watched Brunner make the right play every time.

 

5 points in 7 games, and a veteran presence on the bench.  Maybe, just maybe, Babs knows what he's doing ;)

 

Awesome performance by the boys.




#2402331 Should Howard be benched?

Posted by Nev on 12 May 2013 - 03:07 AM

Come back to me when Z stops with the blind backhand passes in his own zone, when Flip stops with the drop passes to the Ducks behind his own net, and when Smith and Quincey show that they're physically capable of controlling a puck with their stick.

 

Because right now we are gifting the Ducks most of their chances.  Easily 2/3 of their goals are off Wings turnovers.




#2402085 2013 Round 1 Photoshop War: Anaheim Ducks

Posted by Nev on 11 May 2013 - 10:42 AM

Continuing with the GoT theme, thankfully a game 7 meant I was able to put it together :)

 

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#2400823 WCQF Game 6 GDT : Ducks 3 at Red Wings 4 (OT) - (Series Tied 3-3)

Posted by Nev on 10 May 2013 - 02:28 AM

Its quite simple Detroit - I'm not ready to shave my beard yet.  I've suffered through the first 2 weeks of the "itchy" stage, and there are only 2 forms of relief - progressing to the second round, and shaving.

 

Shaving is not an option.




#2395598 WCQF Game 3 GDT - Ducks 4 @ Red Wings 0 (ANA leads series 2-1)

Posted by Nev on 04 May 2013 - 01:11 PM

 

Can we get some of this Sammy?

 

More of this would be even better - and less stressful too

 

 

 

Both goals assisted by Pav, 2 of his 13 assists on his 14 point night.  Selanne with all 3 goals for Anaheim, but no-one cares.




#2393441 WCQF Game 2 GDT - Red Wings 5 @ Ducks 4 OT (Series tied, 1-1)

Posted by Nev on 02 May 2013 - 02:38 AM

Tootoo as Tyrion? :lol:

 

I got my prediction wrong last game, the series score won't be 14-3 Wings - the game 2 score will be 14-3 Wings!  Pavel "Faceless Man" Datsyuk with a goal and 13 assists.  Joffrey Perry gets 5 minutes and a game misconduct for being an incest derived baseborn b@st@rd.




#2392052 Pasha's Legacy

Posted by Nev on 30 April 2013 - 10:28 AM

I love Datsyuk, but I'm not sure it's a good idea to retire his number. I don't.want to undercut his legacy, but if we retire him then we retire Zetterberg...then we retire every star we have.

 

 

Datsyuk isn't like any other star though.  He's such a unique player with an otherwordly level of skill that I have never seen in any other hockey player.  He is Barry Sanders or Lionel Messi on skates.  Combine that with a shy, almost introverted humilty, a wry, self-deprecating sense of humour, an elite defensive game, 4 Lady Byngs, 3 Selkes and 2 Stanley Cups.  6th on the all-time Red Wings scoring list.

 

Other players may come along and score more points and win more Cups, but none of them will do it with the jaw-dropping brilliance of Pav.  Thank goodness this is the Youtube generation so we can show our kids and grandkids exactly what he used to do.




#2391588 Should I take an octopus to Dallas?

Posted by Nev on 29 April 2013 - 01:55 AM

after the toss in the third, we never saw security escort anyone out. i think the tosser made it off scott free.

 

I don't know about America, but were I come from, calling someone a "tosser" is quite an insult ;)




#2391440 2013 Round 1 Photoshop War: Anaheim Ducks

Posted by Nev on 28 April 2013 - 02:41 PM

I so wished my talent matched my imagination!

 

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#2391381 Report Card

Posted by Nev on 28 April 2013 - 11:20 AM

I don't agree with giving Abdelkader an A.  As Doan so eloquently put it: "How do you have only 11 points playing with Datsyuk?"  He's doing good things without the puck, and I get why he's on Datsyuk's wing now, but the guy should have more points just accidentally from playing with Datsyuk.  He's just not an all-around good player. He's just a poor man's Holmstrom.

 

Obviously its a small sample size, but since the Z-Dats-Abs line has been formed, Abdelkader has been phenomenal.  A lot of the goals Pav + Hank have scored he hasn't got an assist on, but his play has been key.  Last night he was screening the goalie and tying up a defenceman on Ericssons goal - no assist.  The other night he had a hit behind the net which caused a turnover and led to a goal - no assist.

 

Is he as good at screens and deflections as Homer?  No, but who is?  But he sure as hell skates better than Homer ever did and his hitting and puck retrieval has been key to creating the space for Hank and Pav to light it up.  I'm loving what he's bringing to this team right now, even if he isn't putting up as many points, our Euro-Twins are.  If you want a hard-hitting, defenceman crashing power forward who scores like Pav and Hank you need a time machine to get you 2002 Todd Bertuzzi.




#2391338 Howard = Average

Posted by Nev on 28 April 2013 - 02:49 AM

Final average stats:

 

W: 23

SV%: .923

GAA: 2.13

 

Shutouts: 5 (1st in NHL)




#2391337 Thank You Detroit Red Wings...

Posted by Nev on 28 April 2013 - 02:47 AM

So by my reckoning, we've done it with 5 rookies as regulars on the roster (DelKaiser, Smith, Nqquist, Brunner, Andersson), another 2 rookies contributing significantly (Lashoff, Tatar) and 2 borderline NHLers who most of us had given up on who turned into bona fide NHLers (Kindl, Emmerton)




#2391335 2013 Round 1 Photoshop War: Anaheim Ducks

Posted by Nev on 28 April 2013 - 02:29 AM

Is it wrong that after all the "world is ending" threads that would have plagued the forums, the thing that worried me most about missing the playoffs was the lack of Photoshop Wars? :P