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In Topic: The Missed Chances: '03, '04, '06

01 May 2016 - 09:58 AM

The goal Hasek gave away to Selanne in OT in Game 5 in the 2007 Conference Final to put the Wings on the ropes going back to Anaheim was another s*** moment. Last second lazy pad stack he just roofed it over. As good as Hasek was, usually when he let in a bad goal, it was REALLY bad.

 

For me, that ridiculously stupid Niedermeyer shot that deflected up off of Nick's stick in the final seconds hurts a lot worse. I mean....that puck just FLEW up on Hasek. 


In Topic: The Missed Chances: '03, '04, '06

30 April 2016 - 02:16 PM

 

Bill Ranford.  That was hard to watch.  Not only did Colorado win 4 straight, but they annihilated the Wings.  The games weren't even close.  

 

I wonder what would've happened if Stevie didn't hit the crossbar after he'd already made it 1-0.

 

But Ranford...WOOF. It's tough to believe a stand-up goalie was still playing in '99. 

 


In Topic: The Missed Chances: '03, '04, '06

28 April 2016 - 09:26 PM

Would ya'll still consider the 4 cups in 11 years a dynasty then? The 4th cup was practically 3/4th of the team being different. 

 

I think if you extend that to 14 seasons between '95 and '09, it really is amazing how this team was head and shoulders the best team in hockey.

 

-4 Cups 

-6 Finals appearances

-8 Conference Final appearances 

-6 Presidents Trophies (never finished worse than 6th overall)

      -Finished 2nd overall in NHL 3 times

      -3rd 3 times

      -4th 1 time

      -6th 1 time 

-11 Division Titles (out of 14)

-Never finished lower than 3rd in the Conference (aside from 99-00 when they seeded 4th because St. Louis won the Division; finished 2nd overall in points)

 

I know that it's all about Cups, but if the regular season didn't matter, they wouldn't play it.

 

Dallas, New Jersey, Colorado, Toronto, Ottawa, Philadelphia, St. Louis all came and went. The Wings maintained. Truly amazing.


In Topic: The Missed Chances: '03, '04, '06

28 April 2016 - 04:08 PM

It's kind of crazy to think but...

 

Between 1995 and 2009 we could have won 5 more cups had it not been for the reasons we just mentioned...

 

1995 NJ sweep was sad. 

2003 Only if we could have beaten Giguere..

2006 Our team was too good to lose to Edmonton (who went all the way) 

2007 Wish we could have beaten the Ducks in game 5 - we would have won it all

2009 that game 7...

 

Could have had 9 cups in 14 years if things went our way. Even if 1995, and 2003 we're a stretch that would have been still 7 cups in 14 years that we could have gotten. 

 

I'm one of those people like GMR that views this with a catch: if we win in '95 or '96, do we ever trade for Shanahan? 

 

If we don't light Roy up to kingdom come in '96, does he end up in Colorado?

 

Butterfly effect type stuff


In Topic: The Missed Chances: '03, '04, '06

27 April 2016 - 08:13 PM

2009, too.

 

I didn't count '09 because I didn't see that as a failure. I still maintain that the better team lost that game.