I friggin love our 3rd line. When they reach their potential (hopefully sooner rather than later), this team is gonna be top again.
If Helm and Dekeyser was playing, the Hawks would be going to Hockeytown down 2 games.
Not at all disappointed. The young guys will bounce back and the veterans will keep em calm. They had the jitters and now that's out of the way.
Howard was fantastic. Imagine a healthy Helm and Dekeyser. I've said it before. Making the playoffs was a bonus to a team decimated not just by injuries but retirements and personnel changes. Every game this young core plays is every game they gain extremely valuable experience.
Babcock is the best and will find a way to rally. Chicago is tried and tested. That pressure was very evident at the 1-1 score for 1/3 of the game.
When dats and zata and mule goes beast mode, they'll win this series because the young guys will follow suit.
If this was the 97-2002 crew, i would be very disappointed today. These are still kids and they need to be spanked for them to learn what it takes to win. I was expecting this team to miss the playoffs. Am I a bamdwagon or am I just realistic? I was so happy they made it and every win and goal in the playoffs is a bonus for me.
Obviously, to the mass that's unacceptable yadda yadda yadda. This is parity folks and whether you like it or not we now have to build from within. What we currently have as a future is bright and will probably bring home another cup or two. These kids need to learn and that will only happen when they lose. Today was the young team showing up after getting off a high from a road win to steal home ice. They're over confident. Truth the matter is, when we semi overhauled this year we still made 7th and is showing flashes of maybe going farther. Other teams (edm, pitt, chi, tor haha, nyi, chi) all stunk up the place before becoming powerhouses (were we not the detroit dead wings?)
I'm proud of these guys no matter what happens this year, next and next and next and next and next.....no series loss can change that.
Im just excited about Dekeyser. He played fantastic today and was out in high pressure situations. If babs trusts him during those times you know you have a great defensman.
With Dekeyser, Smith, Kindl and Lashoff getting better we will have a great defense in front of jimmy in the very near future.
I throw temper tantrums in NHL 13. One time we lost a close game and I threw my controller at the wall but my flatscreen was in the way. I couldn't play for awhile, so I guess it's similar to a suspension. But I did show emotion... so I did a good thing, right?
Of course it is. I've shown temper tanrums playing minesweeper.
Since there's Valentines Day and then steak and blow jobs day the next month I was thinking why not make a day just for wings fans to post their own edited videos. By no stretch are we expecting Steven Spielberg type of video. Just post your encouraging videos to get us out of this slump. I believe in science so positive energy will be felt and probably push the wings to play better. Hey if not atleast we're smiling right??!
We will make it..6th, 7th or 8th...it doesn't matter.
We are finally underdogs.
Z = 210 overall pick
Movie guy voice:
"This spring, get ready to watch a 171st late round pick rotate everyone in the team drafted earlier than he was, including a drunk rebellious 1st round pick. Watch as a very serious 3rd round pick captain lose his s*** when a 210th pick leads his team through adversity and mediocrity. A hockey player picked in the 97the round will wake up from his 48 game slumber and score unbelievable goals probably and preferably when the 12th round acquisition is lined up with his 1st and 3rd round teammates. As Buffer would famously say at the staty of every fight...Let's get ready to rumbbbbbbbbbllllleeeee!"
I made this vid last year. Get pumped this year by watching it!!!!