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#2170090 2011 Round 2 Photoshop War: San Jose Sharks

Posted by kook_10 on 09 May 2011 - 09:37 AM

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#2160488 WCSF Game 1 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Sharks 2 (OT)

Posted by locoforrojo on 29 April 2011 - 08:48 AM

Just read a great blog post and wanted to share...
http://www.kuklaskor...s_heading_to_8/

All Aboard…Stress Train’s Heading To 8

by IwoCPO on 04/29/11 at 05:47 AM ET
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Know what I’m not buying? All the claims that the Wings are using last year’s injury and penalty-riddled loss to San Jose as some form of motivation to win this year. The last time Detroit relied on that type of venom to win a series was the WCF in 1997. And, while we’re at it, of all the Cups since then, all the victories and all the Bettman face washes the Wings have applied…still nothing rivals the chills that accompanied beating Denver that year.

But the Sharks aren’t the Dive. The Wings will win this series (and it’s not going to require 7 games), but they’ll win because of talent, goaltending, a deeper blue line and a fourth line that loves to hunt. Oh, and hunt they will.

Contrived motivation is good for teams who haven’t won squat and need psychology, redolence and pharmacists. Teams who have won Cups, multiple Cups, understand the only motivation required is an obsession to win it again.

Well hello. Hi. You’re still here and that’s fun. Want to know who can suck it?

Ted Kulfan: On paper, this looks like a real exciting series, two teams with loads of skilled forwards and mobile defensemen. Goaltending, as usual, will be key. If Jimmy Howard plays as good as he did against Phoenix, Detroit has a chance. I could see this series end up being another Vancouver-Chicago series, going seven games. Sharks in 7

“On paper”, eh Ted? You’re not allowed to pick against the Wings, Richard. You know the Wings, therefore picking against them makes you look like a dumb-dumb.

Chris McCosky: The heart says the rested and healthy Red Wings prevail. The head says the Sharks’ big forwards will wear the Red Wings down. Sharks in 7

Because the Sharks’ “big forwards” are so imposing, eh Chris? Well, here’s some sour news for you Jack…the Wings forwards are going to be doing a lot more damage. They may not be “big”, but they’re fast, and they’re ferocious *****. You think Darren Helm made an impact against the Jets? Just wait. Sharks in 7 because your head says so, eh? Suck it. I’m banning you.

The eclectic Greg Krupa, our boy John Niyo and Wojo all picked the Wings in 6. You can stay.

And speaking of Wojo, I dug this little bingo-bango with Franzen.

I am sure the Sharks are supremely talented, packed with as many scoring forwards — Ryan Clowe, Patrick Marleau, Joe Thornton, Dany Heatley, Joe Pavelski, Logan Couture — as any team in the league.

“More forwards than us?” Franzen said pointedly, raising an eyebrow.

Wojo called it “edgy.” I dig that. I call it Swagger. See, here’s the thing. When the Wings are healthy (they are), rested (they are), and motivated to win a Cup because they haven’t had one in more than two years? When all those criteria are met? They know they’re the team to beat. They know it to a man, to a coach, to a fan. There is no doubt in that room that they can, and will, beat San Jose, and then Bobbi, and then whichever patsy Gary throws at us from the East. They know it because they’ve lived it and because they feel entitled to it.

Last year means nothing. Forget the revenge theories and the psycho bulls***. Every Wing knows why they lost last year: the sprint to get in, the injuries, the 7 gamer against Phoenix. And, of course, overcoming a nightly 5-3. They were dead tired and lost four games by one goal. You think that generated some sort of vengeance plot? Nope. All it did was re-affirm what they already know: with health, rest and officiating that has to be better because there’s no way in Gary’s hell that it could get any worse…they’re the better team.

Oh, but those big forwards. Well…Wojo almost got walloped by a Mule when he asked that question.

Heatley, Thornton, Marleau
Setoguchi, Pavelski, Clowe

Top two lines and two lines that are as potent as any in hockey. Let’s not faux around with that. They are dangerous and they frighten the s*** out of me. When you look at just those two units and compare them to the Wings, they may even tilt westward. By only a hair, though. But here’s the thing. Pavel Datsyuk is better, and is playing better, than any one of them. Any line he plays with immediately becomes the best line on the ice, at both ends. And that makes the top two lines even, at least.

And then comes the real strength, and the reason why my Uncle keeps saying he likes this team more than last year’s. Is San Jose even close when it comes to comparing the 3rd and 4th lines? Logan Couture is a great young player. 32 goals. The Wings will shut him down. Filppula, Abelkader, Helm, Draper. Unless he scores on the power play, he’ll be silent on the third line. Ben Eager? Torrey Mitchell. Those are nice third line players and players who would see zero ice time on a healthy Wing squad.

Hudler, Homer, Helm, Eaves, Modano, Filppula, Miller. Switch them up, change them around. 3rd, 4th, whatever. Double shift them. Give Helm Dan Boyle’s scent and watch him tree that *****. Nobody left in this tournament has that kind of depth. And “nobody” definitely includes San Jose. Helmer’s going hunting. Damn I love watching that kid play hockey.

Oh Jimmah. Oh, how you’re being written off as a Wing weakness. That’s fine. But his stats are better. His demeanor’s been calmer and he sure has hell hasn’t been yanked from any games. You want Niemi? Take him. He never impressed us when he played for the rent-a-cup Hawks and he sure as hell doesn’t strike fear into anyone now. And young man? You think you saw rounds coming in against LA? Those were fruit flies. Get ready for missiles from a healthy, rested Wing team that’s going to put up at least 40 shots per game. 40 quality shots. With a big Swedish ass in your face, and a serial killer whispering in your ear.

You want to fear San Jose because of Joe Thornton and Heatley, Marleau and Clowe? Go ahead. But they’d better be perfect. Because that’s what they’ll need. They’d better be penalty free and scoring on every opportunity. Because that’s what it’s going to take to beat Detroit, especially when the Shark defense is mediocre at best. Dan Boyle? Good player. We wanted him. Well, keep your head up boy. 43’s getting bigger in your rearview.

You want 7 games? Everybody seems to think that’s where this one’s headed. Not me. Nope. 6 is the safe bet, closing it out in Hockeytown. But I’m throwing this one down: Wings in 5.

12 to 12 *******. But 4 to 8’s what matters now.

See you for the Live Blog.


#2158320 GDT 4/26 Game 7 edition

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 26 April 2011 - 04:23 PM

Hawks, and Sabres

the ONE game where i will be rooting for the Hawks, just to see those fake contender Canucks eliminated in the 4th biggest choke in playoff history. Plus, on a videogame perspective hopefully not so many freaking people will play as the Canucks on xbox live realizing their demise. So, through gritted teeth....go Hawks?? ugh i just cant even fake it. Just lose Vancouver :D


I think that if Chicago wins, it would be the biggest choke in history, not the fourth. A President's Trophy winning team that's one of the favorites to win the Stanley Cup being eliminated after leading the opening round 3-0 to a team that backed into the playoffs due to another team's inability to beat a non-playoff team? Epic.


#2156447 WCQF Wings - Yotes Vid

Posted by Hockeytown_Ryan on 22 April 2011 - 03:32 PM

Round One......

Enjoy LGW!




#2146200 Money On The Board - Playoff Style

Posted by vladdy16 on 11 April 2011 - 07:41 AM

We had so much fun with this during the Columbus games, I thought we'd do a playoff version. This time we're going to do it a little differently; you pledge whatever amount you like (per game, per series, whatever) - if the Wings win, you pony up. If the Wings lose, so does Children's Hospital. We will do this for every playoff series this post-season the Wings are involved in.
I decided to pledge $20 for the series win, plus another $1 for every multi-goal game Franzen has. This will be my standard pledge for each series.
Anyone else in?


#2155600 Congratulations to the Phoenix Coyotes

Posted by Shady Ultima on 21 April 2011 - 12:45 AM

I think the 'Yotes have a good foundation, and whether they're in Phoenix or Winnipeg next year, I hope they continue to play. Doan is a great player, and he's a career player there, and he won't have too many more shots at winning a cup.

Hopefully they don't have to wait long.

The one thing about this game that irked me though, is that all the Phoenix fans were crying and being supportive. I love to see that and all, but the problem for me is, where were they the rest of the season? The crowd was pretty full the last two nights, and it looked like a lot of 'Yotes fans. If those same fans went to games in the regular season, the team would be more likely to stay in Phoenix.


#2155507 Congratulations to the Phoenix Coyotes

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 21 April 2011 - 12:17 AM

Glad to see Detroit get the win, but also would be appropriate to take the time and congratulate the Coyotes on another good season, it's a shame that they don't know whether or not they'll continue to be able to turn it around in Phoenix. Regardless, they've improved their team and should be proud of the success they've had the last few years. Let's be gracious winners and give credit where it's due.


#2147184 Round 1 Playoff Bracket Wallpaper Now Available!

Posted by Matt on 12 April 2011 - 10:26 PM

Note: This year's edition includes two resolutions for 16:9 displays: 1920x1080 and 1366x768.

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Widescreen 16:10 & 16:9: 1920x1200 | 1920x1080 | 1680x1050 | 1440x900 | 1366x768 | 1280x800

4:3 & 5:4: 1600x1200 | 1400x1050 | 1280x960 | 1280x1024 | 1024x768

Enjoy!




#2135209 Why I don't want to play LA in the first round

Posted by Lovin Jiri Fischer on 23 March 2011 - 07:48 PM

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Funny, you would think Jesus would know the difference between "you're" and "your" but maybe not since he spoke Hebrew


#2124594 If there was ever an article that shouldn't be written...

Posted by mmamolo on 02 March 2011 - 01:19 PM

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First and foremost, Khan is an idiot.

Secondly, The Wire is the greatest show ever made


#2123027 From all Blues fans...

Posted by ShakeyWalton on 27 February 2011 - 11:50 AM

...best of luck to Shawn Burr in fighting this horrible disease. It would be way too soon losing another Wing. I just want the great Detroit fans to know we are thinking about Mr. Burr and praying for a speedy recovery. God bless.


#2119666 NHL Heritage Classic GDT

Posted by cusimano_brothers on 20 February 2011 - 05:03 PM

Lanny gets in for free.


#2115330 Isles vs Pens

Posted by Firehawk on 12 February 2011 - 09:39 AM

This was disgraceful... Why don't you watch what happened when Yzerman got leveled in a game. There was one response, Probert, Kocur, McCarty, etc would fight the player. Only one time face to face not this sucker punch stuff

full video of all the rough stuff
By the way I'm not defending the Penguins, this was just stupid. HUUUUUUUGE homer announcers... Same guys that said the Cooke hit wasn't a head shot. Talbot got what he had coming to him


I'm glad others have said it. People saying this was disgraceful made me refer to one of the most epic games in Wings history, Avs vs Wings March 26, 1997. How would that not be the same embarrassment? What would be the difference? McCarty and the rest of the team avenged the draper hit.

AND, McCarty sucker punched Lemieux but yet nobody called him a gutless turd...

I think these games like this, seeing bad blood boil over, are absolutely awesome to see. I am sick of all sports teams being buddy buddy with each other, like NBA teams giving love to each other after games, NFL the same thing. I don't want my team to like the opponent at all!

I dunno. I don't think this game was an embarrassment. I think hockey needs this stuff once in a while.


#2115301 Isles vs Pens

Posted by mjlegend on 12 February 2011 - 02:54 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBRviv62Xa4


"One of the worst team in hockey" and "an embarrassment to the league" are also somewhat apt descriptions of the Penguins from 2001-2006.


#2111584 Tomas Holmstrom Signing

Posted by hooon on 06 February 2011 - 11:23 PM

These threads should include the word "autograph" somewhere in the title. I always click on them thinking they have something to do with contract signings and extensions.