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#2512866 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Bruins 4 - Series tied 1-1

Posted by Dabura on 21 April 2014 - 11:13 AM

The Chief has spoken:

 

http://kuklaskorner....t-came-the-belt

 

The Wings were not outskilled yesterday.  They weren't outcoached. They were beaten down. Their talent is not in question.  Their manhood is. I have to think that the short plane ride from Boston last evening was pretty quiet.

 

This is not about the calls and not about goaltending.  I know. Both are important. But neither are the storyline that will define this series.  The entire thing is going to come down to whether the Wings are willing to hold on to the puck a little longer and absorb punishment like they've never had to endure, for the sake of speed.

 

This is not about Smith's dance with Chara. That was a sideshow.  It meant nothing and nobody should be claiming it was an indication of anything. Coincidental roughing minors?  Really? We're going to point to that as an indication...of what? Tempers? 

 

This series is not going to be determined by toughness after the whistle. Character and courage between them will be the deciding factors.  Grit. It's going to come down to the kind of grit that keeps a strong team from having their way with you in front of your own net, or in the corners.

 

Bang on, IMHO.




#2512812 Howard = Average

Posted by Dabura on 21 April 2014 - 01:12 AM

The thing I don't like about him trying to play the puck more in these past two games is that, by his own admission, it's because he saw Mrazek do it and he thought it was great. Which is fine. I'm all for trying to improve your game and become a more complete player. Just save it for later, i.e. after the playoffs. Don't experiment against the frickin' Bruins. He was probably in their heads a bit, and now he's not, largely because of that stupid mistake.

 

As for him being average, I'd say he's probably above average. Name 12 goalies who would tear s*** up behind our defense.




#2512715 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Bruins 4 - Series tied 1-1

Posted by Dabura on 20 April 2014 - 04:59 PM

About Howard - he made a really weird comment yesterday, something to the effect of "You don't really know how it's gonna go until you're in the game. Maybe you have a good night, maybe you don't. You never know." Does kinda make me wonder about him a bit.




#2512674 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Bruins 4 - Series tied 1-1

Posted by Dabura on 20 April 2014 - 04:43 PM

Well, he's young, has two games of NHL postseason experience, and he's playing the Bruins. And yet, he's probably our second best defenseman. The slashing penalty was costly and 100% on him, but I've no issue with his play.

 

Also, he's paired with Quincey.




#2512671 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Bruins 4 - Series tied 1-1

Posted by Dabura on 20 April 2014 - 04:42 PM

Is dekeyser any good? I cant really tell, Seems timid, makes alot of mistakes, gets bullied.

 

Well, he's young, has two games of NHL postseason experience, and he's playing the Bruins. And yet, he's probably our second best defenseman. The slashing penalty was costly and 100% on him, but I've no issue with his play.




#2512606 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Bruins 4 - Series tied 1-1

Posted by Dabura on 20 April 2014 - 04:23 PM

The Bruins need the officials in order to beat us. Whatever.




#2512523 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Bruins 4 - Series tied 1-1

Posted by Dabura on 20 April 2014 - 04:01 PM

Or maybe Holland can figure out how to build a team like Boston, instead of taking over a team of Hall of Famers with an unlimited payroll.  

 

We're (likely) gonna go home with a split, all without Zetterberg and Ericsson. We don't need to blow up the team. We need to score a power play goal.




#2512316 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Bruins 4 - Series tied 1-1

Posted by Dabura on 20 April 2014 - 03:30 PM

Smith needs to grab Riley Smith and start pounding away.

 

It would show the Bruins that's he's completely nuts and willing to do anything to win.

 

lol




#2512274 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Bruins 4 - Series tied 1-1

Posted by Dabura on 20 April 2014 - 03:17 PM

The kid line should definitely be reunited.




#2511751 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Bruins 4 - Series tied 1-1

Posted by Dabura on 20 April 2014 - 11:14 AM

I'm even more pumped for this than I was for Game 1, and I was really pumped for Game 1.

 

At the very worst, we go back home with a split and home ice advantage. At best? At best, my friends, we have a very happy Easter Sunday indeed. :yahoo:

 

Franzen, Nyquist, Alfredsson, Tatar, Miller, Legwand - all due.

 

The last time we shut out a Totes L33t Team in black and gold in the first game of a playoff series? It ended pretty well for us.




#2511651 ECQF - Series C - Penguins versus Blue Jackets

Posted by Dabura on 19 April 2014 - 09:49 PM

Jackets win! First playoff win in club history! They really earned it.

 

They could take this series. They absolutely could.




#2511407 4/18 ECQF Game 1 GDT: Red Wings 1 @ Bruins 0. DET leads series 1-0

Posted by Dabura on 19 April 2014 - 10:36 AM

dat(s) goal tho




#2511357 4/18 ECQF Game 1 GDT: Red Wings 1 @ Bruins 0. DET leads series 1-0

Posted by Dabura on 19 April 2014 - 12:51 AM

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#2509912 flyers sign macdonald to 6 year $30 million extension

Posted by Dabura on 15 April 2014 - 08:26 PM

Context is key here.

  • Timonen's their Kronwall, and he's just about done.
  • Streit's 36 and nothing really special.
  • Coburn, Grossman, Gustafsson, Hal Gill. In a word, woof.
  • When was the last time you heard about a Flyers prospect? Can you name a Flyers prospect, just off the top of your head? If so, is he a defenseman? If so, is he any good? If so, which do you feel is the more likely outcome: that he a) is developed with care and patience and becomes a solid top-four defenseman for the Flyers, or b) gets traded for Douglas Murray?
  • This summer's crop of UFA defensemen is terribad, and I doubt many top-end defensemen will be moved.

So I'd say they actually did pretty well.

 

Side note: wonder if they'd be interested in any of Kindl, Lashoff, Almqvist. Lashoff is big and mean and simple, and they like big and mean and simple. Almqvist could be the second coming of Timonen. Kindl could be a low-risk high-reward add.




#2509820 ECQF - Series A - Bruins versus Red Wings

Posted by Dabura on 15 April 2014 - 01:14 PM

You know what else I love?

 

Firstly, that we're too old young.

 

Secondly (and this is what the Chief was mainly saying), that people's memory stretches back only as far as 2012. (OMG KINGS OMG!!!) Huge upsets that no one could've predicted? They pretty much never happen. Just look at the Wings...

  • '95 - Wings beat the Devils.
  • '96 - Wings beat the Avalanche and went on to beat the Panthers.
  • '97 - Flyers beat the Wings.
  • '03 - Wings beat the Ducks. (What ever happened to that Mark Babcock fellow? He seemed nice.)
  • '04 - Flames did upset the Northwest Division champion Canucks in the first round, but even if they'd somehow managed to knock off the Presidents' Trophy winning Wings in the second round (they didn't), the Pacific Division champion Sharks very likely would've been waiting for them in the WCF. Sorry, but the Flames were not going to eliminate three division champs. No one eliminates three division champs in a row.
  • '06 - Wings beat the Oilers.
  • '12 - Wings beat the Predators.
  • '13 - Ducks beat the Wings.