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#2411250 WCSF Game 5 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Blackhawks 4, (DET leads series 3-2)

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 25 May 2013 - 03:12 PM


#2408862 Report: Roy Appointed Avalanche Coach

Posted by RedWingsDad on 21 May 2013 - 10:32 AM

This strikes me as more of a PR stunt then anything. Management: "Hey, even if he ends up stinking as a couch, we should still get a nice boost in ticket sales out of the affair."


I'm sure he has coaching credentials to some degree... but he obviously would never be considered if he didn't have star power from his time as a player. Long term, this is a bad move.

#2408891 Should we bring Tootoo in for game 4?

Posted by LeftWinger on 21 May 2013 - 11:02 AM

As much as I would love to see Tootoo in to wipe the ice clean with Bickell and Shaw, putting him in after the implosion of the Hawks last game would only show a sign that you mean to be more aggressive and that would draw unwanted attention to your team thus resulting in a penalty every time Tootoo even looked at a Hawk....

#2408582 WCSF Game 3 GDT - Blackhawks 1 @ Red Wings 3 - (DET leads series 2-1)

Posted by LeftWinger on 20 May 2013 - 09:51 PM

Hey, I started the X posts thread and made it X=321 because I felt the Wings would win 3-1....ya me!


I like how even though the Hawks had the refs in their back pockets all game, they burned their bridges with them at the end of the 3rd.  BTW, I thought the Ducks were out of the playoffs? F'ing baby ass pieces of crap these Hawks are... Toews got his way with the refs not calling jack pookie on the Hawks all game long...Wings had 2 PP into the 3rd to Hawks 5. There was a PLETHORA of non-calls, Smith took a flying elbow to the head in the 1st, Abby had his stick hacked out of his hands on a breakaway, the Franzen non-call (even though I think he tried to play it up a bit.)  It was a hit from behind and should have been a boarding call, but Franzen did embellish it just a bit.  It's nice that even with the Ref's so obviously trying to give Chicago the game, the Wings still kicked ass... This may have been the straw that broke the back of the Hawks...They should know by now that the Wings are for real and just because they are the #1 seed and won all 4 games against us in the regular season and went like 23 games without a regulation loss means nothing to the Wings...

#2408539 WCSF Game 3 GDT - Blackhawks 1 @ Red Wings 3 - (DET leads series 2-1)

Posted by McAwesome on 20 May 2013 - 09:34 PM

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#2408511 WCSF Game 3 GDT - Blackhawks 1 @ Red Wings 3 - (DET leads series 2-1)

Posted by Crymson on 20 May 2013 - 09:26 PM


In Cleary?


Always did.  


He wasn't bad tonight.

#2407085 Delay of game penalty

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 18 May 2013 - 09:11 PM

I hate the penalty. There are better ways to increase scoring. Leave it up to referee discretion.

I think leaving it to ref discretion would make it worse.  Consider how they are with goaltender interference and generally using their discretion. 


Not letting players change lines like with icing seems like a good solution. 

#2406635 WCSF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Blackhawks 1 - (Series Tied at 1)

Posted by Crymson on 18 May 2013 - 01:27 PM

The second line would be much, much better without Cleary on it.

#2406640 WCSF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Blackhawks 1 - (Series Tied at 1)

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 18 May 2013 - 01:27 PM

If they keep this up, we are going to get a goal.  Don't give up boys.

#2406633 WCSF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Blackhawks 1 - (Series Tied at 1)

Posted by Marty Barry on 18 May 2013 - 01:26 PM

It has been said before, this isn't the age of the Russian 5.  These east west passed in our zone need to go.

#2406545 Trade Smith ASAP!

Posted by Crymson on 18 May 2013 - 12:58 PM

First off, you're being a tad impatient with a guy who is in his rookie season.


Second, the Wings have nothing to gain by trading him for peanuts, and much to gain if he gets better---as rookies often do.


Third, you haven't a clue if he's a dime-a-dozen player. If he's the same way in three years, then I'll concede the point to you. As things stand, he's a rookie.

#2406547 Trade Smith ASAP!

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 18 May 2013 - 12:59 PM

I agree that Smith hasn't been very good.  But I'm guessing a lot of teams would love for the Wings to dump him for nothing.


Smith is playing over 19 minutes a night, third among Dmen behind Kronwall and Ericsson.  And now doing it against the best team in the league.  He's getting exposed for the rookie he is.


Imagine if the Wings had played Kindl or Ericsson like that.  They had the benefit of a better blueline so they could play lower pressure bottom pairing minutes.  Smith is getting thrown in the deep end.


It's painful to watch, but this is the team we have right now.  It's trial by fire.

#2406477 WCSF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Blackhawks 1 - (Series Tied at 1)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 18 May 2013 - 12:34 PM

Ian White should be playing instead of Smith.


And not because I think Ian White is good.  

#2405999 People who don't "buy in" to Corey Crawford

Posted by Shaman on 17 May 2013 - 12:30 PM

Hes their Osgood. Put him on a team that isn't as dominate, I think hes a middle tier goalie, but, with their team in front of him he doesn't really have to steal games, just make a few big saves, and then be solid and they do the rest.

#2405847 WCSF Game 1 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Blackhawks 4, (CHI leads series 1-0)

Posted by IndianaRedWing on 16 May 2013 - 02:06 PM

I am not at all suprised how Chicago played, they were fast, made great passes, put the pressure on our d and made us look bad, this is exactly how they played for 48 games. They are a very good squad. They played good, did the things they wanted and we played pretty bad.  Bad combo.  We will get better...Need to limit turnovers and shoot the puck alot more. We need 4 of our best games to beat these guys.  




If I play the lottery and don't win, I don't need to go through hours of heartache and analysis. I don't need an academic study to explain why I didn't win.


The problem with having the sort of history that the Wings do is that you're never going to sneak up on anyone. And they didn't yesterday. But this is still a series. Maybe the Hawks get a bit complacent in game 2. It's not the Wings' job over the next 24-48 hours to figure out how to be better than Chicago. It's their job to make sure they're ready to capitalize in case they get an opening - for whatever reason (Chicago complacency, fortunate bounce, whatever).


A game 2 win isn't impossible, and that at least makes it a best of 5, with 3 at home...