Seems the theme on the Score radio today in Chicago is that even though Hawks lost one game don't get worked up (which makes sense, we all know that) however they keep harping on usually in a 7 game series the better team always wins and not to get worried.
Um, if that is almost always the case, then how come lower seeds beat higher seeds in 7 game playoff series? Idiots.
Didn't Eddie O disagree with Pierre when he suggested that the refs make judgment call? Oh, that's right, because it has been called on the Wings like 3 times vs the Hawks this year (one PP goal after such a penalty allowing them to take us to OT). I am sure the first time it gets called on the Hawks his opinion will mirror Pierre's.
I feel ya buddy, they have no class out here, I mean act like you've been there before. All those beat Detroit chants are hilarious I just take it as respect because they're so desperate to be us but they'll never be.
Same, I am out here too. They want to be us. And now all they talk about is how they are good and crying that Wings are moving east and they can't dominate us for the next X number of years. Little brother syndrome.
I am calling for the rare and elusive hard fought 4 game sweep by the Wings. You never hear anybody call any series that goes less than 7 games a hard fought series. Its always if the scrappier, less talented team pulls it out, its in a 7 game series. Seems weird that there are never 4 or 5 game series that all go down to the wire?
4 games, all go to OT, Wings magically win every OT game. With no carnival act shootouts in playoffs, Hawks can't rely on the slo-mo Kane borderline illegal shootout goals to win.
My blood pressure through the roof in 7 days is my prediction. Debating whether I listen to sports radio or not these next weeks (I am in Illinois so I get Chicago radio).
They have already said on the radio (not sure if it was update guy or the 2 hosts) that its a good thing they are facing Detroit instead of Anaheim because they dominated us during the regular season. Really?!! 3 games to OT and 1 blow out, just because you won them all does not equal domination. And isn't there a thing about if you beat a team a lot in regular season, its harder in playoffs? (or maybe thats football).
This team has been getting hemmed in their own zone all night and it finally bit them in the ass.
Anaheim has been doing that set forecheck play (one guy left of jimmy, and 2nd guy 10 feet back on right) all series every time we have puck behind net getting ready to release and it seems like we barely ever break it... not to mention clear dump and chases where we usually lose puck for about 3 minutes as they goon forecheck cycle us with their gorilla forwards.