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#2514148 ADQF | Game 3 | Boston 3 @ Detroit 0, BOS leads series 2-1

Posted by Playmaker on 22 April 2014 - 09:54 PM

 

How about some fire and bounce back from this team? You're going to give up goals, the key is to respond.

 

The crime isn't getting knocked down, the crime is not getting back up. - Lawrence Taylor

When you have a talented veteran team, that is easily doable.  When you have a weak defense and a lot of kids on offense, it's easier said than done.  The only place that should be solidified is goaltending.  They have a veteran goalie who is in his prime and is healthy.  You're going to give up goals, but they shouldn't be soft goals.  




#2514135 ADQF | Game 3 | Boston 3 @ Detroit 0, BOS leads series 2-1

Posted by Playmaker on 22 April 2014 - 09:45 PM

 

My point is veteran leadership.  He could bring that, perhaps.  And I have no doubt about Zetterberg at all.  This is probably killing him.

He did not play tonight.  You are aware of that, right?  He played the first two games in some serious pain.  What exactly do you expect him to do?




#2514123 ADQF | Game 3 | Boston 3 @ Detroit 0, BOS leads series 2-1

Posted by Playmaker on 22 April 2014 - 09:38 PM

I thought Alfredsson wanted a Cup.  Apparently, not so much.  I won't feel bad for him, unless he shows up soon.  He was the freaking CAPTAIN of the Sens for 13 years.  Did he bring nothing with him?  Just musing here...

He brought his 41 year old body and bad back with him.  Does Zetterberg's bad back mean he doesn't want another cup?




#2514109 ADQF | Game 3 | Boston 3 @ Detroit 0, BOS leads series 2-1

Posted by Playmaker on 22 April 2014 - 09:27 PM

Obviously, the defense has been poor and the offense has been anemic.  It isn't the amount of goals that Howard has given up, its also about the when and the how.  A majority of the team were playing in Grand Rapids to start the season, Datsyuk is clearly not 100%, Z is out, Franzen is a no show.  Howard is a number one goalie making number one goalie money in the prime of his career.  It's on him to lead the team with his play.  He did so in game one, not so much in games 2 and 3.




#2514080 ADQF | Game 3 | Boston 3 @ Detroit 0, BOS leads series 2-1

Posted by Playmaker on 22 April 2014 - 09:13 PM

Wings shut out in embarrassing fashion on home ice to go down 2 games to 1.  Of course that's never happened before and means they obviously won't win the series.  It's not like it happened, oh, like last season against the Ducks or anything.  I thought that game was the most pathetic performance ever?  Wings fans sure have short memories.




#2512687 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Bruins 4 - Series tied 1-1

Posted by Playmaker on 20 April 2014 - 04:47 PM

So they aren't going 16-0 and winning the Cup without ever playing a bad game?

 

I'd have rather lost a game like this than have lost Game 1, playing so well.  To lose that one would have been tough.  The Wings obviously didn't play well and have plenty of room for improvement.  The Bruins are the best team in the league and as good teams often do, they made the other team look bad today.




#2512084 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Bruins 4 - Series tied 1-1

Posted by Playmaker on 20 April 2014 - 02:42 PM

Oh my god, the sky is falling, the game is over, the series is over, life is over.  Let's trade the whole team. 




#2512015 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Bruins 4 - Series tied 1-1

Posted by Playmaker on 20 April 2014 - 02:34 PM

That was more on Smith than Howard. 




#2511376 4/18 ECQF Game 1 GDT: Red Wings 1 @ Bruins 0. DET leads series 1-0

Posted by Playmaker on 19 April 2014 - 06:45 AM

OMFG please tell me we don't sound that dumb*







*knows we sound that dumb

No, see the difference is the refs really do hate the Wings, and there really is a conspiracy against them, and Bettman is doing every thing he can to make the Wings lose.  Not to mention, the Wings never ever commit penalties and are always perfect angels out on the ice.  ;)




#2510138 ECQF - Series C - Penguins versus Blue Jackets

Posted by Playmaker on 17 April 2014 - 05:39 AM

Hmmmm, Pit down by 2 and they get two straight powerplays to tie it up....how strange.

 

and that is why I am so glad we aren't playing Pit.

Or could it be that more talented teams are able to draw more penalties with their speed and play?  




#2510108 ECQF - Series C - Penguins versus Blue Jackets

Posted by Playmaker on 16 April 2014 - 08:58 PM

So what now are the pens fans doing a yellow out?

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#2509411 Ryan Malone arrested

Posted by Playmaker on 13 April 2014 - 04:25 PM

Since Dany Heatley killed his teammate and is still playing, I'm thinking that Ryan Malone won't be banned.




#2509387 4/13 GDT: Red Wings 3 @ Blues 0

Posted by Playmaker on 13 April 2014 - 02:54 PM

 Chicago hasn't exactly been dominant the last few months either.  They're both missing key players to injury. You just never know what's going to happen.  That's what makes sports, and especially the NHL playoffs such a blast. 




#2509376 4/13 GDT: Red Wings 3 @ Blues 0

Posted by Playmaker on 13 April 2014 - 02:03 PM

Surprisingly entertaining for a meaningless game.

 

Playing one decent game against a floundering Blues team does not necessarily equal a Hall of Fame career.

 

Always such a pleasure to listen to Dave Strader call a game.  Ken Daniels isn't bad, but Strader is just so smooth and professional and doesn't fall back on a lot of the silly clichés.  Dave and Mickey were the best.




#2509022 Sproul and Ouellet recalled from Grand Rapids

Posted by Playmaker on 12 April 2014 - 08:23 PM

While I think they both have bright futures, I'm just not ready to declare them NHL ready and have them as regulars in the lineup in the playoffs.  I don't think it would be a surprise to see a repeat of Brendan Smith 2013 playoffs.