You never stop trolling with this bandwagon crap do you?
Just as the negative nancys never stop with calling a series lost after their team goes down 3-2. Adversity is what makes sports great. I certainly wish I could crap all over the Wings when they go down in a series or lose a game, but I just can't do it.
I am sure you were saying the opposite when Detroit beat Pittsburgh in the 09 cup finals to take a 3-2 series lead. Oh wait, Pittsburgh won game 6 at home and 7 on Detroit ice to win the cup. Nevermind.....
Gut check time for Detroit. We will see how they react in game 6.
It depends on what your definition of "showboat" is as well. Do you count celebrating after OT goals?
The Wings have Tatar who has showboated a bit in the past.
Personally, celebrating after a goal is fine with me. The Pascal goal is fine. Same with the Yakupov (sp) goal earlier this year when he went out to center and celebrated. Then you have Theo Fleury who has scored many goals with celebration. I have no issues with it.
The Patrick Roy statue of liberty gaffe comes to mind. Roy is widely considered to be one of the best. The elite of the elite. Yet, he showboated and it cost his team the game and the series. Elite goalies are human, and they do make mistakes.
No, I really would have said the same thing if it was the other team. I am sick of the refs inconsistencies. Let the play go. I am not saying Chicago should have gotten a penalty either.
As someone who referees hockey, that could have been called either way without the use of instant replay. Even when i see the replay, I see a penalty on Parise. No doubt in my mind. That "shove" wouldn't have knocked a 3 year old down. Parise just used it as an excuse to hit the goalie.
The Hawks suck a big one. I certainly hope that the Hawks and Pens get knocked out before the finals. That being said, the Wild have to play smarter if they want to win the series.