Maybe Im being a little biased but here are a few small comments:
1. Asking the Thornton line to keep pace with either the Datsyuk or Zetterberg line (right now) is asking a lot.
2.Claiming Babcock has 'very little confidence' in Lilja and Ericsson is a stretch. I don't agree with that statement for either of the defensemen but even if I were to go so far as to somehow agree with Babcock doesn't have much confidence in Ericsson there is zero chance he has little confidence in Lilja. Lilja has been very solid down the stretch and so far in the playoffs. Just take a look at him on the PK - especially in game 7 against Phoenix.
3. Thinking the Sharks will go 3-1 at home is a very confident statement considering Detroit went 2-0 in San Jose this year and the author of the article had just previously finished mentioning how he put a lot of stock in season series numbers.
4.Ridiculous finish to an otherwise half way decent article:
'The blueline concerns me but I like the goaltending matchup. Datsyuk is a magician but I have a feeling Thornton finally asserts himself. Henrik Zetterberg has a ridiculously beautiful wife but Patrick Marleau is the best looking man in the world.
Todd Bertuzzi should be in prison.
Tomas Holmstrom's behind gets more press coverage than Jennifer Lopez but Ryane Clowe is giving him a run for his money. Niklas Lidstrom is bulletproof but Dany Heatley has a sniper rifle. Brian Rafalski is a patriot but Joe Pavelski is the new American hero.
I keep flipping this coin. Unbiased. Unprejudiced. Fair.
I fail to see where we were *** bashing, we are simply calling the sharks ***. They're ***, no problem with it, just a fact of life. And I am OK with that, so I am not *** bashing someone for being ***. Just like I am straight, so if I put their faces on a man and women pic, would I be straight bashing? I fail to see where you get your logic. Oh wait, it's Crymson I am talking about...
(and no you are not baiting me into making fun of you because you're ***, you're ***, I am OK with that too)
Firstly, this won't be Lids last game. He's still a top D man in this league, regardless of the lesser production he's had this year. And while everyone is entitled to their own opinion on whether they expect him to return or not, I hate reading comments like that because I for one, am not ready to see Lids go.
Secondly, I disagree with everything else you said. After reading it, I wish I never had read, as that's just a huge mood killer.
LOL at Lidstrom being the best defenseman in the league. I love him as much as anyone for all he has done, but dude's pushing 40 and is a shell of his former self. Take of the homer glasses.
For some reason I've got a bad feeling about this game. Detroit doesn't have a clear advantage anywhere whatsoever. This just seems like another set up for disappointment. This franchise loves losing to teams in the playoffs it should handily beat. Besides, even if they do win in Phoenix, I don't think this year's team can handle San Jose, Chicago, or Vancouver. We shall see.
I don't think they'll win,sorry.I think this series had 'fate' written all over it for Phoenix.They've never gotten past the first round and who better to do it against than the Detroit Red Wings at home.Sorry but the Wings will stop flapping Tuesday night.The Wings had their chance and absolutely blew it,it wasn't even close.Hudler will save us all next year.