Someone needs to make one about Hawks fans thinking the Hawks were founded in 2010. I moved to Illinois less than a week after they won the cup, and the amount of bandwagoners is amazing. There's guys that wear Hawks apparel and can't pronounce the names of players on their own team!
I've been hard on the team in my few posts here, so I'll take a break today. The only thing better than game 7 is . . . game 7 later in the playoffs. This isn't a Stanley Cup year, so I'm going to enjoy this one. It's great experience for the younger guys, and it'll be even greater if they can dispatch a tough opponent on the road.
But I'm not going in with that expectation. The Ducks were the best team in the conference not named Hawks. They earned the 2 seed. The way I see it, they're the screw-ups who can't seem to put this series away. The Wings are playing with house money tonight.
Hopefully we get an early goal and make it stick for a while. Supposedly the Ducks are loose, but I have to think they'll start getting tight if they go behind, and can't solve Howard. They've come back before in the series, but that wasn't under game 7 pressure.
Either way, thankfully my first meeting on Monday isn't 'til 10.
They say they're loose, but would you be? This was supposed to be an easy series for them, but the wings have given them fits all series long. They're going to come out at least as tight and careful as they were in game six. If anything, the wings are the team that is loose. Let's steal one here boys!
Its ok. I just wonder why people bash our up and comers who are actually fun to watch develop (Kindl, Smith, Emmerton) instead of the crappy guys (Bertuzzi, Eaves) who consistently do nothing every game but create a Ducks cycle. I cringe to think of the scenario where Dekeyser is like Ericsson. What if he's hot at the start and then takes his 3 to 4 years to get back to good after a few injuries and the league figuring out his weaknesses? Is everyone going to start pkling on him? I hope not.
I kind of agree with you, and I never like to bash players. I have had a little less tolerance than usual since its the playoffs and I know we're good enough to go far this year. Smith has been great since we brought him up last year, but he has made a lot of mistakes in the last 7 games. Ultimately no one "hates" him, and everyone is still really excited about him in the long run.
I don't understand what you're saying about Bert and eaves. Bert has made that fourth line a factor for the first time this series and eaves has played pretty well too.
I really hope people don't start hating on Deke. He is our future on the blue line
In the "x posts" thread I said that my 1001st post would be a celebratory post after a wings win...
f*** YEAHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! THE OT KIDS STRIKE AGAIN!!!!!!!!
Let's go to Anaheim and steal road game! That was the best, scariest and most exciting game I've watched in a long time. The wings couldn't have possibly played any better!
L. G. W!!!!!!!!!!!
I am cool with all of this - but I HATE the hand waving after fights. That'sf****** lame. Act like its not the first fight you won. These guys watch too much UFC, its not a show, they should act like they are just taking care of business.
I kind of like it, but only at home. I don't see it as taunting, I see it as getting your crowd into it
Now, that montreal player just obviously tried to fire the puck as hard as he could at an Ottawa player. How isn't that a suspendable offense? Becuase nobody got injured? Because it didnt' catch somebody in the head?
Sorry, still ranting lol.
But seriously, now that should be looked at and some kind of punishment given. He obviously turned toward an ottawa player and slap shot the puck right at someone.
Anyone else see that?
When was it? I watched the game on and off, saw the brawl and some of the stuff after, but I didn't notice anyone shoot the puck at anyone.
Anyone remember when alfredsson did that against the ducks in '07?