For the doom and gloom in here today the Wings were a post away from tieing the game. They aren't that far away. I think they take the next 2 if they played like they did tonight. No bad goals Jimmy please you've been our best player so far. Never thought I'd say that.
I believe the Wings will win the next 4. I am going to break up the glass to the fire extinguisher and shave the playoff beard. I have only done this one time ever. In the 2008 opening round series after Nashville won games 3 and 4. It worked then I hope it works now.
EDIT : After some convincing by my soon to be wife, where she asked me and I quote " you should shave it to a goatee like Shamerman." I'm assuming she meant Shanahan. In any event, I now have shaved it down to the Shanny playoff goatee. Hopefully this wil give our best power forward *cough* Franzen *cough* the boost he needs to channel his inner Shanny and start blasting pucks from the high slot past Niemi.
It pisses me off that we need some ******* Sharks fan to point out the obvious because the LGW faithful are too busy whining about the calls.
I got news for you buddy most of us are just pointing out the facts. If you don't like the truth thats your problem. Someone asked about penalty minutes and I gave in depth stat report. You cannot make up that a team received twice as many penalty minutes and 5 x as many 5 on 3's. These are cold hard facts that happened in a playoff series. The whole point is the Red Wings are the least penalized team in the regular season and how in the world can they be the most penalized in the playoffs. It does not add up. It's maddening hockey to watch. One team is clearly embellishing calls not always but maybe 25-30% of the time. The other I did not see any embellishment in. The point is we are frustrated and tired of watching this crap. I quite frankly will not watch it 2 years in a row again.
What did the Wings get misconducts for in Game 4??? It was mostly the Sharks that were starting crap.
Draper 10 minutes for being a punching bag most likely.
I spoke from what i saw right away he was down didnt get the call and got up, thats why i reacted like that. Obviously if he left he was hurt.
He's the last person who should be looking for a penalty. Both teams are interfering, both are breaking the rules. Cannot favor one team over the other. Whoeever's refing this game should go on to the next round play has flowed beautifully.