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#2163760 Official "We Believe" Thread

Posted by Octopus's Garden on 01 May 2011 - 06:33 PM

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See ya Wednesday night.


#2163612 WCSF Game 2 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Sharks 2

Posted by Octopus's Garden on 01 May 2011 - 05:09 PM

I'm not even mad. I'm just totally numb to today's loss ... the Sharks simply beat Detroit. Again. I don't know how they're going to get it turned around.


#2163596 WCSF Game 2 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Sharks 2

Posted by Octopus's Garden on 01 May 2011 - 05:06 PM

Wings got what they deserved today. Absolutely disgusting effort.


#2163428 WCSF Game 2 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Sharks 2

Posted by Octopus's Garden on 01 May 2011 - 04:34 PM

Howard should start slashing his own guys. Maybe they'd start skating then.


#2162976 WCSF Game 2 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Sharks 2

Posted by Octopus's Garden on 01 May 2011 - 02:56 PM

"The fans don't understand it." ... You got that right, Panger.


#2162878 WCSF Game 2 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Sharks 2

Posted by Octopus's Garden on 01 May 2011 - 02:40 PM

They look like they're playing a preseason game.


#2162736 WCSF Game 2 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Sharks 2

Posted by Octopus's Garden on 01 May 2011 - 02:17 PM

Surprised Pavelski made it through that whole interview without trying to draw a penalty on Pang.


#2162060 WCSF Game 1 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Sharks 2 (OT)

Posted by Octopus's Garden on 30 April 2011 - 01:59 PM

I think the bright spot in all of this is that Detroit played an absolutely horrible game got the short end of the calls and still only lost in OT off a lucky deflection.

Wings need to plays Wings hockey tomorrow and get to Niemi early and often, make the refs not be a factor.


GO WINGS!


I've already said this in this thread a couple times, but I totally agree on getting to Niemi. If there's one thing I took out of that game, it's that he's as shaky as I thought he was. While Howard was swallowing pucks up, Niemi was struggling to find them and kicking out huge rebounds -- Detroit just didn't have enough people flying to the net to take advantage. He's GOING to give up goals. If the Wings' grinders start getting to the net in Game 2, it will look completely different on that end of the ice.


#2161718 WCSF Game 1 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Sharks 2 (OT)

Posted by Octopus's Garden on 30 April 2011 - 12:25 AM

Wow, seems not much changes around here.


Yep. Sharks are still a bunch of divers. It's disgraceful.


#2161711 WCSF Game 1 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Sharks 2 (OT)

Posted by Octopus's Garden on 30 April 2011 - 12:23 AM

This is a real game where everyone is supposed to play TO THE BEST OF THEIR ABILITY. Meanwhile, the diver does NOT trust his own talent and creativity enough to play by the rules. It sickens me, and it pisses me off that the refs will not acknowledge what's actually happening out there. Did you see the bearded wonder sitting on the bench, laughing while he rubbed his chin?


The problem is that even when the Wings try to sell a call, nothing happens. Anyone remember Zetterberg getting clipped with a high stick in the first, throwing his head back and reaching for his face, but not getting a call? Or Helm getting nicked and laying out while on a rush a few minutes later? Neither was a call and both easily could have been. But rather than just putting the whistles away, the refs TAKE OVER in the final minutes. It's completely against the unwritten rules of the NHL ... let the players decide the game. Or if you're going to buy the bulls***, buy ALL of the bulls***. For some reason, San Jose's acting jobs get more respect.


#2161670 WCSF Game 1 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Sharks 2 (OT)

Posted by Octopus's Garden on 30 April 2011 - 12:11 AM

Yes. The wings should have played better and will need to in order to win this series. But the fact of the matter is they were a goal ahead with less than 10 mins to play and two embellished/bad calls cost them the win. It's hard to feel that this wasn't daylight robbery!


It bothers me about 10,000 times more because this is exactly how last year's series got away. Outside of the Game 3 collapse, the Wings were right with the Sharks last year and all the diving and embellishment gave San Jose every chance in the world to win the series. The fact that this series started with the same B.S. is just extremely frustrating.


#2161646 WCSF Game 1 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Sharks 2 (OT)

Posted by Octopus's Garden on 30 April 2011 - 12:07 AM

Detroit needs to find a way to get more shots to the net, plain and simple. The first line generated some chances, and they actually cycled pretty well in the first period, but that was about it. Niemi is ripe to get blown up ... just gotta get some shots and get to the net.


#2161561 WCSF Game 1 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Sharks 2 (OT)

Posted by Octopus's Garden on 29 April 2011 - 11:56 PM

What a disgrace NHL officiating is.


#2161462 WCSF Game 1 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Sharks 2 (OT)

Posted by Octopus's Garden on 29 April 2011 - 11:42 PM

They had a chance to steal this game but dumbass Bert had to take that stupid penalty. So basically no chance to win on the road in OT and thus after they lose Sunday they'll be down 0-2 at this rate! Someone please tell Babs to scratch Bert and insert either Madonno, or Draper!


If that was a boarding penalty on Bert, then the hit on Ericsson in the corner later on was a 5-minute major, game misconduct and 15-game suspension.


#2161401 WCSF Game 1 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Sharks 2 (OT)

Posted by Octopus's Garden on 29 April 2011 - 11:31 PM

European soccer teams think the Sharks dive way too much.