I like Flip, but I don't think he's what we need. He makes progress, regresses, makes progress, regresses. Outside of his defensive capabilities, I don't see him doing anything we can't replace. He just doesn't have the ability to hang onto the puck like he needs to play his game. You can see the moves he tries to pull, and 90% of the time it leads to a turnover.
I didn't say it did, I said I hate Radulov. Even though Helm was out for his MCL(?) and then came back, Rads took him out that game, and that's pretty much all he has played since minus the one game this year. Thus, I'm still blaming Radulov.
Franzen gets boarded and the talk isn't about whether it was a penalty it is about whether the refs should have whistled puck dead for an injuried player, and we get a quoted rule about if attacking team has puck, to not blow whistle. Um, first of all, it was a penalty, that demands a whistle when offending team touches puck and isn't there examples where even if attacking team has puck, there are sometimes still whistles for injuries if the puck isn't in the offensive end (they had to take the puck all way up ice after injury).
Second the cross check explanation when he says it wasn't a cross check because Hawks stick rides up guys jersey, so it was just a push not a cross check? WTF?
You mean like when they stopped play after Stalberg dove into the boards head first? That's what adds insult to injury for me. What Edzo said is usually the case, but he certainly didn't have any problem with them stopping the play in the first for a Blackhawk that went down...on his own accord none the less.
Am I the only one who thinks we didn't play that bad as a team? For the most part anyways. Our D wasn't so great and we didn't throw enough rubber at Crawford, but I thought we were good in finishing our checks, being hungry on the puck, and we had good goaltending. Watching that game, I wasn't pissed off because Chicago dominated us; I wouldn't have made that conclusion. They played an overall better game than we did, but I've seen much worse on-ice products from the Wings this year than that. I liked our compete level.