I agree, it's just typical fan over reaction. They've been penalized more than we have today and people are still bitching about the officiating. I'd say a game with three penalties, two of which put us on the PP, is a well officiated game. What does everyone want, ten or fifteen PPs?
Maybe call what should be called? I don't ever say a word about officiating, but I have to reply to this. How do you not call a too many men, when even Eddie of all people saw it and called it out? That, called correctly, could have potentially changed the current score (the goal happened shortly after our PP ended, we could have still had a 1-man advantage at that time). But regardless, the players are still responsible for the goal, call or not, so that isn't an excuse. Just saying, just because there has only been 3 penalties called, doesn't mean that they've done a good job. It's the quality of what gets called and doesn't get called that determines whether this guy is doing his job well or not.
The series is really taking on a life of its own. In the series against Detroit, Nashville was allowing nothing but perimeter shots and bad angle chances. In this series, Phoenix has been capitalizing on odd man rushes and prime scoring opportunities. I remember this goal for instance....
Can you remember Detroit getting prime chances like this? I really can't.
Now you can blame that on Detroit not being hungry enough, but I look at how hard Nashville played that series. In this series, they appear to be on cruise control while Phoenix is fired up and ready to play.
You're right, I don't remember Detroit getting chances like this. But I think one of the biggest problems is, Phoenix has been shooting high on Rinne. The Wings would shoot from bad angles and always low. Rinne will always stop those low shots.
The last tickets I purchased were Game 7 2009 and they blew the Cup and I will not buy anymore Wings tickets unless they are in firm position to win a Cup. I saw the scores of the game at the gym last night and when 10:00 PM est rolled around it said 2-1 Preds I decided to watch CSI and it turned out to be a good choice. I think on Friday I'll watch Grimm and then on Sunday I'll watch the ABC NBA game of the week b/c I am through getting stabbed in the heart by this team!
Yeah, the Detroit Red Wings and their success over the last two decades is a real stab in the heart. Get out of here, you're just a fair-weather fan, if that.
I don't remember the last time I was this excited for playoffs to begin and I don't even know why. After seeing this team play some great hockey earlier in the year and Howie playing amazing, I know they have the potential to go all the way and surprise the hockey world while being underdogs. I just hope they want it just as bad/more than us fans do, come out with some heart and determination and we'll be well on our way for a long run.
i never said it was my hockey game, i said it was ours, the whole fan bases. the season finale against one of our biggest rivals should be a game for the people who are fans who have been spending money all season on tickets, not for people trying to get exposure.
when i wrote that post i didnt know much about the organization. i guess a quick assumption on my part was that these people (all 700 supposively) was that these people would be there armed with signs, wearing blue, and taking away from the fun for the rest of us.
and really what kind of exposure are they gonna get? a 10 second mention on tv? nobody cares about whether or not they have a team in detroit. like i said, start a petition, pre order tickets, and send it to bettman. we dont need this game overshadowed by this publicity stunt.
You should probably direct this complaint more to the corporate people who purchase tickets and then don't show up to the games. Those are wasted tickets that could have been used by people who want to enjoy watching a game in person. Complaining about an organized group of hockey fans traveling to watch a hockey game doesn't make much sense to me. If you want to see that finale so bad, buy your tickets ahead of time like the rest of us. I personally am impressed with the dedication that this group has. I'd be willing to bet that its very difficult and stressful to organize a group of 700 to travel across the boarder for a game.