Once again Bettman shows his absolute hatred and personal vendetta towards the Detroit Red Wings. He has absolutely no business make a statement like that, regardless of what mouthpiece it came from. If I were Illitch, I'd show him my contempt of him every time I met him. (Preferrably with a good swift kick in the cojones, but thats just me.)
It's no wonder the NHL is so FUBARED. The Wings are one of, if not THE premiere organization in the league, and instead of allowing them the respect they deserve, like most other leagues, they are beaten and battered by the head office at every opportunity, while the higher ups bend over backwards to service armpit franchises like Nashville. More and more, I'm wondering if the NHL will even survive Bettman's tenure.
maybe this armpit hicktown team with tootoo will beat ur a**
I can almost guarentee that Ozzie wouldn't have let those in. And letting in bad goals has nothing to do with who wants it more.
In '99 the Wings faced Colorado and beat them handily to go up 2 games to 0. But then Bill Ranford performed his best Tim Chevaldae impersonation letting in goals from everywhere on the ice. Did that mean Detroit wasn't doing their best to win those games? Absolutely not. But it deflates an entire team when they play sound defensively only to have floater or soft goals go in seconds apart.
I would also put money down that if we had any of the other 15 playoff goalies, including Ozzie in the first 4 games, we'd have swept this series already. Nashville has outplayed us a total of 30 minutes over the past 120 and yet they have 2 wins for it. In game 3 your crowd resembled a funeral for almost the entire game. If not for Hasek's disappearing act, everyone in Nashville would be whistling dixie at the nearest fishin' hole by now.
ok everyone has their own opinion but i was at game 3 and we were on our feet when we were down when we were tied and when we won starting 2nd period and throughout the rest of the game.
Have you even watched any of the games? He's been bad the entire series thus far. And hes progressively gotten worse.
BTW, I love how you call us out for not standing by our guy. It wasn't too long ago ya'll were about to lose your team because ya'll were getting under 10,000 fans per game. But wait! Ya'll made the playoffs! Now ya'll make sure to come to the rink. Talk about fair weather fans.
yea i have watched Hasek play well and not so good but it just seems as soon as things dont go Detroits way everyone falls apart and starts whining and blaming everyone instead of stepping up and wanting it more than the other team, Yea we had a fire sale and almost lost our team (granted were in the south and hockey just isnt a sport most people care about down here) but we stepped up and now after a fire sale and almost losing the team find our way to playoffs and tied 2-2. Ill be sure and be at the rink which in my opinion for a team that was about to go a more energetic, fun place to watch a hockey game than JLA, and yes i have been to the Joe in my Mustard jersey so i know the atmosphere in both
Take him please. I want someone realizable. I've always said that. Top tier tenders don't give up undeflected point shots within eleven seconds and thirty second spans. When you see your team get beat and you know you're the better. You can talk.
So if your the better team and get beat by a lesser team doesnt that mean you dont want it as bad as we do, even if you got rid of hasek, the next game when osgood let a soft one in you would be bashing him and looking to get rid of him too??