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In Topic: ECQF Game 5 GDT : Red Wings 4, at Lightning 0 (DET leads series, 3-2)

Yesterday, 07:35 PM

Here we go.  5 min.  Lets Go Wings!


In Topic: ECQF : (8) Pittsburgh Penguins vs. (1) New York Rangers

24 April 2015 - 09:40 PM

Rangers win!

 

So what changes come to Pittsburgh this summer? 

 

Bye Pens!  :tounge:

 

What changes should they make or what changes will they make?  They need to stop trading good young d-men for rentals.  They need to hang onto draft picks.  Honestly, I think they would be better off with a cheaper goalie and use that money towards getting another good forward for Crosby to play alongside.

 

The changes they will make will be minimal.  They'll drop a few forwards, probably the rentals they got this year.  Maybe lose Martin.  Overpay in free agency for replacements and continue to get worse.  We complain about Holland a lot of this board and I think a lot of it is justified, but at the same time, he's not willing to overpay for mediocrity, which other teams like the Pens do and that's a big part of our success.  Yeah, we're not favorites to win the Cup right now, but I would much rather have a team full of young guys that we drafted and came through our system on our team and have cap space, than be right up against the cap, and be forced to overpay for veterans because there's no one in the minors worth calling up. 


In Topic: ECQF Game 4 GDT : Lightning 3 at Red Wings 2 (OT) - Series Tied 2-2

24 April 2015 - 06:19 AM

While its a tough loss, considering we could have been up 3-1, its still a very winnable series.  Yes, TB has all the momentum and home ice, but they also have all the pressure to win this next one too.  We're going to win Game 6.  TB has proven that when we get the match ups we want, they can't handle it.  So Game 5 will just determine if this thing goes to a Game 7 or not.  

 

As for the Wings, this team is mentally tougher than some give it credit for.  We showed a lot of resiliency in games like the one against the Pens at JLA earlier this year.  While it was disappointing to lose after being that close to winning, the veterans will remember losing Game 5 in the 2008 Finals with the Cup on the line on home ice and blowing the lead with a minute left.  Only to go on the road and win the next one.  As for the younger guys, a lot (if not all) played on that 2013 GR Griffin team that won the Calder Cup and I remember it wasn't smooth sailing for that team either.  They had some tough losses along the way and bounced back.  All in all, I think after 4 games, I feel much better about our chances to win the series than I did before the series or even after Game 1.  


In Topic: ECQF Game 4 GDT : Lightning 3 at Red Wings 2 (OT) - Series Tied 2-2

23 April 2015 - 09:00 AM

I think the fans could really help us.  I think the Wings feed off that energy and in Game 3 the fans were really into it.  They were cheering for every little thing, chanting for any player that did anything.  I can't remember the fans being that involved in a playoff game in years.  I don't think whomever wins this game, wins the series.  I could easily see the Wings winning this in 6, if they lose this one.  That being said, I think we win this one and go up 3-1.  Abby and Smith (yeah, I know) were solid additions to the lineup for Game 3, it'll be interesting to see how Tampa adjusts this time around.


In Topic: ECQF : (8) Pittsburgh Penguins vs. (1) New York Rangers

23 April 2015 - 06:32 AM

The more I post Herr the better the pens do, but I almost want them to win, because they'd be wayyyy easier to beat then NY because Sydney can't keep his team controlled.

 

We actually have a good record against the Rangers this year, so I wouldn't mind playing them.  I just want the Pens out.  They're a streaky team and if they would somehow come back and win this series, they'll be a pain to knock out.  And as much as I'd like to listen to NBC praise the greatness of Crosby, I'd rather just see the disappointed look on his face during the handshake after Game 5.