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#2509810 ECQF - Series A - Bruins versus Red Wings

Posted by drumnj on 15 April 2014 - 12:12 PM

Hope to see a lot of this:



#2509807 ECQF - Series A - Bruins versus Red Wings

Posted by Dabura on 15 April 2014 - 11:52 AM



We will not beat Boston.


The odds are too high. They're too deep.  Asking James Tiberius Howard to steal 4 games against that team is just too much. They're too tough, a machine. Drago.


Right?  I mean, there is no chance, is there?  Certainly not.


We shouldn't give any weight to the thought that Mike Babcock, the most brilliant hockey mind (minus a steel plate) on earth, has five days to prepare, right?  No way a coach can make that much difference when you have two teams so widely separated in talent and grit like these two.  No way.  I mean, we've never seen an 8 seed change their style, or leverage their existing style, to defeat a heavy favorite..have we?  I've searched my memory banks all the way back to '07 and I just can't find an example of that.


Should I go a year further?  What?  Oh...2006.  Yes.


No one, not a single person on the planet, is predicting a Wing victory in this series.  Fewer people picked Edmonton in '06.


Dwayne Roloson beat us in '06. Craig MacTavish trapped us and beat us.  It was horrific.


But it can't happen again.  Boston's too good.




Unless the Wings win one of the first two.  I think I read that somewhere.  I'll have to check.  But I think I may have read it right here.


30 April 2013


We need at least one in ridiculous Anaheim.  Game 1 would be preferable, but we'll take 2 if it's offered.  Give us both and it will be on *****-style.


Interesting, isn't it? Wouldn't it be?  Wouldn't it be just downright intriguing if the Wings came back to the Joe next Tuesday with a split?  Of course, it can't happen. The odds are just too tall.  We don't have the guns. Datsyuk is healing.  Nyquist can't seem to score with 13 back in. Franzen has disappeared, of course. Zetterberg is out for the first round...wait. What?


“It’s good news he’s going to skate with the team (Tuesday), but the bigger news is how does he feel on Wednesday,” Holland continued. “Then, if feels good enough to skate on Wednesday then the next bigger news will be how does he feel to skate on Thursday.”


Well, that's just downright quirky.


Forget about it, though. I'm sure the Captain won't be back.  Just stow it away and forget it was mentioned. Certainly his return is just too much to consider. And I'm sure he'd be all rusty and slow and fragile. I'm also sure that if he came back the team wouldn't get any sort of emotional lift. Plus, it's not like he's ever done anything in the playoffs before.  He kind of withers in April, doesn't he?


I love being an 8 seed.

I love the playoffs.

I love hockey.

I love the Detroit Red Wings.

#2509840 2014 Round 1 Photoshop War: Boston Bruins

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 15 April 2014 - 04:22 PM


#2509598 ECQF - Series A - Bruins versus Red Wings

Posted by Wings10 on 14 April 2014 - 04:11 PM

Wings in 6..all the doubters can suck it.

#2509105 2014 Round 1 Photoshop War: Boston Bruins

Posted by derblaueClaus on 13 April 2014 - 07:29 AM


#2509092 2014 Round 1 Photoshop War: Boston Bruins

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 13 April 2014 - 02:36 AM


#2509066 Cabbie Presents: 'The Magic Man' (Datsyuk)

Posted by darkmanx on 12 April 2014 - 10:48 PM

Datsyuk is so humble.


#2509058 2014 Round 1 Photoshop War: Boston Bruins

Posted by FlashyG on 12 April 2014 - 10:15 PM


#2506834 A plea to Holland.

Posted by DickieDunn on 06 April 2014 - 07:07 AM

Kindl has the talent, but is inconsistent.  He's always been that way.  When he was in GR, he rarely looked like an AHL player.  One night he'd look like he needed to be a top 4 NHL guy, the next he'd look like he should be a 3rd pairing ECHL guy.  Lashoff doesn't have the skating ability or the hands to be an NHL regular in a puck possession system.  He might be better in a more dump and chase style, but even with that he's a solid #7 guy.


Sproul is NOT ready for the NHL.  He still makes too many defensive mistakes.  So does Ouellet.  I think both will end up being top 4 d-men, but not for another couple years.  Marchenko is the most NHL ready of the D prospects, but with him being hurt, I'd rather go with what they have.

#2507039 Jack Adams award discussion and speculation

Posted by DickieDunn on 07 April 2014 - 06:42 PM

Babcock should have won it several times now. Bowman should have won virtually every year. It almost always goes to a coach who gets his team to the playoffs with a bunch of injuries or a coach who has a young team that plays better than expected. By those criteria Babcock deserves it. No team has lost better players for as long, and the Wings lead the league in cap hit lost to injury by a long way last I checked. A good chunk of the Pens man games list are their backup goalie.

#2482378 The Niklas Kronwall Appreciation Thread

Posted by 55fan on 07 February 2014 - 04:14 PM



Time flies when you're crushing bones.

#2507557 bashing skid the kid

Posted by WingsAlways on 09 April 2014 - 01:02 AM

Crosby really hates playing Zetterberg we should take pride in that


Crosby and Hank are polar opposites. Crosby wears the C on his sleeve to sell jerseys, Hank is an honest example of what it means to be a captain.


The day Crosby refused to shake Nick Lidstrom's hand is the day I lost any chance of respect for him.

#2500391 Backes on playing against Malkin and Crosby

Posted by kipwinger on 24 March 2014 - 12:20 PM

I don't get the fascination some of you have with this guy. Is this thread just another excuse to dream about getting him to the Wings? Because that quote seems like what anyone would say about going up against Sid and Malkin.


I can't speak for everyone else but my fascination with him has a lot to do with the fact that he's a huge powerforward who's a stud defensively, chips in 20-25 goals and 50+ pts. a season, hits like a truck, plays hard every shift of every game, is a consummate leader, and doesn't seem overly douchey as a person.  But that's just me.

#2504643 Dive of the Year

Posted by KATIEBARTHEDOOR24 on 02 April 2014 - 04:19 PM

Musta been wearing foil

#2504427 Gustav Nyquist Appreciation Thread

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 01 April 2014 - 06:22 PM