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#2164184 Official "We Believe" Thread

Posted by xtrememachine1 on 02 May 2011 - 11:30 AM

Nobody wins the Stanley Cup without facing a little adversity. 3 of the next 4 games are at the Joe Louis Arena. If we win the games we're "supposed" to win and one road game, we're headed to the next round. Never give up on the Wings, they'll make you look foolish.


#2159103 (2) San Jose Sharks vs. (3) Detroit Red Wings

Posted by xtrememachine1 on 27 April 2011 - 07:27 AM

If the refs pick up on the diving early it could be a lot better of a series to watch


I'm not one to typically complain about penalties because if you have a good PK, then it doesn't matter how many penalties you get. However, those dives last year were unbelievable. Especially with Setoguchi. You'd swear the guy didn't know how to skate based on how often he fell to the ice. As long as we're not having to kill off 5-3's we'll be fine.


#2159102 Nashville vs. Vancouver

Posted by xtrememachine1 on 27 April 2011 - 07:23 AM

I just hope it goes 7 games that's all I care about. Beat the hell out of each other is all I'm cheering for. Cmon Tootoo, do your thing.


#2159101 (2) San Jose Sharks vs. (3) Detroit Red Wings

Posted by xtrememachine1 on 27 April 2011 - 07:21 AM

I really think last year's series against the Sharks could have gone either way despite the fact that it ended in 5 games. The Wings could have just as easily been up 3-0 in that series, it was that close. However, the Wings were just coming off a 7 game series that involved a lot of traveling. This team is better, well rested and the Sharks, I believe, are not as good as they were last year. It should be a good close series once again, but we should have it this time.


#2158085 Pittsburgh vs. Tampa Bay

Posted by xtrememachine1 on 26 April 2011 - 07:01 AM

All I know is that the Bolt's play caller and color guy who called games 4 & 5 almost put me to sleep.


Its much better than listening to the Pittsburgh idiots calling the game. I actually watch the games on mute until the Bolts score, then I unmute it to hear the bitching about the goal. :sly:


#2157528 Lidstrom nominated for Norris

Posted by xtrememachine1 on 25 April 2011 - 11:24 AM

This should be Nick's. I can't imagine Chara getting this award in the same year he has all this controversy around him. Weber was great this year, but Nick had more points and is more well known and liked in the hockey world, which means he probably got the most votes from the writers.


#2133148 3/21 GDT: Penguins 5 at Red Wings 4 (SO)

Posted by xtrememachine1 on 21 March 2011 - 12:30 PM

i dont think you could understand my hatred for crosby, everyone one saw him lift the cup on our ice on tv, but i saw it live in front of me, after he didnt play more than half of game 7, he was okay to lift it up, and the smirk on bettman's face in the picture when crosby lifts the cup is just gut wrenching to me. I hate crosby, i hate the penguins, and i hate the city of pittsburgh. i dont care if he plays or not, i did it last year at home, and i will do it this year. tonight is my night to unleash all my hatred for him and the pens. dont try and stop me please :ranting:


I noticed that too. He's too injured to play in the most important game of his life, but he's okay to pick up a 35 pound trophy and skate around, holding it over his head. Hmmmm

I know you hate the Pens, a lot of people do, but if Yzerman and Lidstrom taught us anything, its to always take the high road. Chanting "Crosby Sucks" tonight would be just as ridiculous as Chicago fans chanting "Detroit sucks" when they're playing someone else.


#2133057 3/21 GDT: Penguins 5 at Red Wings 4 (SO)

Posted by xtrememachine1 on 21 March 2011 - 09:16 AM

This is almost like a playoff game for me. I'll have that same kind of intensity while watching it. If the Pens beat the Wings in Detroit without Crosby and Malkin, I'll never hear the friggin end of it. It'll be my birthday in a couple weeks (I know, lots of birthdays around now for LGWers), sure wouldn't mind a Wings blowing out the Pens-butt kicking as an early present ;)


#2128435 Is this the end?

Posted by xtrememachine1 on 10 March 2011 - 12:54 PM

I'm not saying put a fork in them, we will make it into the playoffs. All I'm saying is that I no longer have confidence that we will win every night we are on the ice.

I have always firmly believed that the Wings will be competitive and most likely win every game. I know that is foolish, but they have always played at such a high level that it isn't so far-fetched to believe that. But now whenever I watch a game, I don't know what to expect.

PROVE ME WRONG RED WINGS!!!!


I wonder what you were thinking a few years ago (2008) when they lost 10 out of 11 games. I bet the sky was falling then too. I seem to recall that losing streak in February not mattering when Nick was hoisting the Cup in June.


#2126725 Wings Playoff/Cup chances?

Posted by xtrememachine1 on 06 March 2011 - 08:55 AM

I knew after this game against Phoenix that this post would explode with pessimism. First off, this game has nothing to do with the playoffs. When Game 1 of the first round starts, blowing a 4-1 lead to the Coyotes won't matter. Second, pointing at this saying this is why they won't win the Stanley Cup is ridiculous. The Wings do this all the freaking time. If they have a 3-1 lead, they keep putting the pressure on and try to get another goal. As soon as they go up 4-1, they quit playing and sit back on defense. The strength of this team's defense isn't sitting back, breaking up passes, blocking shots, etc. Its puck possession and keeping the puck down at the other end.

I remember them blowing a game like this in 2003 against Vancouver with Cujo. 3-0 lead, quit playing and Van came back and won. It happened in the 2008 playoffs against Colorado. Wings are up 4-1 and it comes down to Osgood making a huge save on the doorstep in the final seconds to secure the win. It unfortunately happens, but that doesn't make them less likely to win the Cup. They don't need to play their best hockey till April-May-June. They were red hot last March and got knocked out in the 2nd round. How well they're playing now is irrelevant.


#2125879 Wings Playoff/Cup chances?

Posted by xtrememachine1 on 04 March 2011 - 07:52 AM

The playoffs are a completely different game. Nothing we've seen this season can give us an idea of how good or bad somebody will be in the playoffs. Everyone plays better defensively, Howard is very capable of just getting on a hot streak like he did last year and dominating. Philly is really good and most likely going to take the East, but Boucher and Bobrovosky have little to no playoff experience. I wouldn't be surprised to see them get bounced. Vancouver hasn't shown anything in the playoffs yet. I'll worry about them more when they get past the 2nd round.

I like the Wings chances this year to win it all. Nobody has more depth or experience. We have the best coach and the better players. Instead of focusing on what we don't have, focus on what we DO have.


#2124117 Kings GM complaining about calls

Posted by xtrememachine1 on 01 March 2011 - 09:32 AM

This is the same guy that gave up a ton to get Dustin Penner. He's just pissed because he thought he built the Kings to contend for the Cup this year and that were getting killed by one of the best teams in the West and it showed just how far the Kings still have to go before being a serious contender. "Its Detroit". Whatever. How about, "why are the Kings losing?" "Well it's the Kings".


#2120146 2011 NHL Trade Deadline Thread - February 28th, 3:00 PM ET

Posted by xtrememachine1 on 22 February 2011 - 08:07 AM

Goligoski has the potential to be the next Lidstrom. You heard it here first.


:hysterical:

I needed a good laugh. Thanks!


#2117188 Was '97 or '02 team better?

Posted by xtrememachine1 on 16 February 2011 - 07:56 AM

The 2002 team was as close to invincible as their will ever be.


#2111417 And he does it again!

Posted by xtrememachine1 on 06 February 2011 - 03:23 PM

Should result in a suspension. Cooke led with his knee the whole way.


Cooke won't get anything, he's a Penguin.