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In Topic: ECQF - Game 4 - Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2 (F/OT)

25 April 2014 - 07:51 AM

My biggest problem is time and again the powers that be that create the roster and choose the lineup think that the refs will protect us in the playoffs.  We've seen this act year after year when we get screwed over by this mentality.    If it is a team we can beat, they dive and we end up on the PK all day.  If it is a team that feels they can out muscle us, or beat up, they do that.  No matter what, the refs let them do it because "it's the playoffs".  Look at last night, I couldn't believe half the stuff going on in that game.  Just disgusting.  If we had a line that could bang the crap out of people and drop gloves, people would stop with this ridiculous cheap shots.  Instead we pretend that being "above" that and playing the "right" way will let us win.  Welcome to now.  We are not easily more talented than other rosters.  We can't be "above" knocking people around and expecting the league to actually make the right call and curtail this kind of thing.  Face it, the league loves to give lip service to "clean" games, but listen to those announcers last night.  I didn't hear much disdain in their voice about stuff.  Hell, they were cooing over Marchand.  Having a couple guys who will take out a POS like Marchand would resolve a lot of this. 


If the refs don't come over to protect us, we are basically powerless.


You know who we are?  Anyone watch Game of Thrones?  We are Ned Stark.  Try to play the game the right way, honorable, by the rules, and what happens?  We get screwed over.  We fail to adjust. 

In Topic: Matt Cooke offered in-person hearing for knee hit

22 April 2014 - 05:59 PM

I don't understand why any team would want this guy.  Sure he has some ability still, but you just know that at some point he's going to do something absolutely moronic like this and cost the team as a result.  What he did to Marc Savard is unforgivable and he's still doing stuff like that now.  Perma-ban this guy and let him try to ruin the careers of guys in the KHL instead.



I think it is so you don't have him on the OTHER team injuring YOUR guys.


Other than that, I don't have an explanation. 

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.