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TheWolf

Member Since 12 Oct 2004
Offline Last Active Jun 01 2013 09:23 PM
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In Topic: WCSF Game 5 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Blackhawks 4, (DET leads series 3-2)

25 May 2013 - 08:27 PM

If that was slashing I guess Z got slahed last night by Toews standing in front of the ref. I mean come on, that is the threshold? I look forward to 1 on 1 hockey the rest of the night.

In Topic: WCQF Game 4 GDT : Ducks 2 @ Red Wings 3 (OT) - (Series tied, 2-2)

07 May 2013 - 11:57 AM

Am I the only one a little concerned after last night's game?  The way I see it, this was a statement game for the Wings.  They got shellacked at their playoff home opener and went down a game in the series; they should have come out with both barrels blazing and taken control of that game from the getgo, yet Anaheim takes them to OT.  IMO the Ducks are the ones that got momentum out of that game - the Wings came away merely with a sense of relief.

 

 

The Red Wings just flat out aren't creating.  I'm not sure who is pushing the idea, but taking the puck to the corner and then blasting it at a goalie hugging the post is not going to work.  There is little passing around the net to make them shift or move around.  The Ducks collapse in the middle and other than a handful of times, they don't allow or we don't try to get near the middle.

 

On our defensive end, I have NEVER, EVER seen a playoff team give up backside opportunities like the Wings this series.  Every time the Ducks charge down ice someone seems to forgot the back post attacker. Everyone collapses idiotically on the guy with the puck or forgets there are 4 other guys out there, and we get burned.  How many times did we see Howard have to bail us out with a one on one save when they passed it to a WIDE open Duck crashing the backpost?  I don't get it, and it is happening consistently. 

 

I don't see how we can win the series with the way we are playing.  We might have more shots, but they had much better opportunities to score. 

 

Adjustments have to be made and we have to play a lot better. 


In Topic: ECQF - (8) NY Islanders vs. (1) Penguins

05 May 2013 - 11:58 AM

Wow, so that is how you score.  You mean you aren't supposed to take it into the corner and shoot it at an impossible angle OR pass it in front of the net with no one there?

 

What's that other thing we do?  Oh yeah shoot it from the blue line right at the goalie and don't make him have to shift at all.  Last night I guarantee I could have stopped 3/4 of those shots we had with a defense in front of me.  I'm not saying I have the reflexes to save them, I'm saying if I just stood there,  no way they were going in.  Puck goes left to the corner cover that side. Puck goes right cheat to that side.  Take a knee hug the post, get hit by the puck, rinse, repeat.


In Topic: Abdelkader suspended 2 games for hit on Lydman

05 May 2013 - 11:53 AM

 


In Topic: Refs this series!

05 May 2013 - 10:57 AM

Other than the penalty on Abs, the two that really irked me where the "hooking" calls.  The one on Eaves where the Duck player basically throws his arms up and acts like he was murdered was an acting job, and they other on...Cleary was it?  Stick lifting = hooking now, and that was a pathetic call.