It's gotten out of control because it's being treated like Fantasy hockey. That's what happens when ya post something like a major changes thread, your ideas get picked apart and challenged. Especially when you try to change the whole outlook of the team. People will question your crazy ideas like trading Kronwall or signing couple of guys that no one can see playing here.
If the thread would have started with we want to get younger without losing the core, many would have said lets grab Bogo and leave it at that. Then see how we can get younger but somehow magically acquiring Stewart, Cole, Pitkenan, Upshall, Bogasian, o ya and Carkner is extremely dilusional
Take solace in the fact that we only lost by 1 goal in both games. We were a post away in game 2 and aperantly we scored in another in the third that for some reason was never reviewed by the league. I've watched both games and I have to say we are having moments where we are dominating play. Not the majority but we dominated play for a while.
In addition to which there is another gear with this team. Is going home going to solve all the problems? No not at all but I think you'll see a much better effort. The Wings dominated the game from the 10 minute mark on in the third. They can carry that over in this game. I'm calling it right now Wings win 4-1. I don't care who scores just score.
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.