Read my mind about the Carlyle thing. I was trying to imagine what Babs's post-game rant would be, and I kept thinking of Randy Carlyle and his epic hard-on for Compete.
But, really, that's what was so ugly about tonight, at least to me. I felt like we were never really giving it our all, or anything even close to it. What are we saving anything for? Down 3-1 and facing elimination in Boston? Is that when we're planning to "Leave No Doubt"? Blah. Check your heads and hearts, Wings. Tonight should be the mother of all wake-up calls.
This exactly. There was NO effort. No sense of urgency. Not metaphorical fire under their asses. Just the usual float around "calm collected cool" mentality.
I wouldn't be this pissed off if they showed some damn effort and energy.
It's like Anaheim a few years back. They just excessively pushed the limits throughout a game. The refs can't and won't call everything, so the Bruins just continue to take liberties. Of course, it does help if your PP is competent enough to score to take advantage. The Bruins will still take penalties, but it hardly matters if the Wings can't even figure out zone entry.
That's a really good point. it doesn't matter if Boston is gooning up all game because even if they got a penalty it wouldn't help us and arguably hurt us for some reason.
This powerplay has been bad since 09. Why the hell hasn't this been fixed yet?
The Wings need to regroup big time. They're playing into the Bruins all over the ice and Chara laughing at Smith was symbolic of the team laughing at the Wings after that period. They need to get it together and punish them by putting thef****** puck in the net.
Pretty much this. If we try to hit them back they're just going to keep gooning it up and not getting called because they are allowed to. We gotta go speed and puck possession to have a chance. Can't hit what you can't catch.