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Icteria virens

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#2414820 Fraser's take on Penalty Shot

Posted by Icteria virens on 29 May 2013 - 06:55 PM

For years my father has claimed that the league "hates the Wings" or "wants Detroit to lose" or whatever.  I constantly have to remind him that we are the most successful organization of the last two decades.  If there is a conspiracy against the Wings, it's the least successful conspiracy ever.  Why would anybody give a rat's ass about an ineffective conspiracy?

the league doesn't fix games so to speak but they can nudge/push games in a certain direction with schedule (remember round 2 against Pens when the series started on a weekend which hadn't happened in something like 30 years and the Wings got LESS rest for winning that series in 6 vs. 7 games, lidstrom's family jewels being out of commission and all etc)

and with ref assignments, which they refuse to spell out any length of time in advance, and yes, the league, all leagues, keep stats on their officials, some more prone to call sticks, obstruction, more majors, etc,

Dan O'Halloran, who literally has been quoted as saying he "hates the city of Detroit" reffred games 1, 5 and 7 of the Pens series for instance.

Guess who was reffing game 6 two days ago when the league needed a Chicago win for a lucrative O6 game 7?

and then you have the NHL higher up who , again, literally admitted in the press that it's good for the league when the series go long, are extended to 7 games for revenue purposes. Sorry I don't have a link right now but all this has been discussed and documented here and other places.

and finally, although I haven't checked this year or lately, I know that for many years in a row how do you explain the Red Wings being, over an 82 game schedule, one of the LEAST penalized teams league wide but during the PO's they suddenly are one of the most penalized? How do you explain an Anaheim team that's one of the most penalized during the season and all of a sudden Detroit is penalized more than Anaheim. Has happened more than once as well. And this from a skilled 'soft', euro team as well???

go ahead and respond with snark and derision but the FACTS are on my side, again, it's all been hashed out and DOCUMENTED.

My beef is that we get penalized more even when we have the better team.

see my post above, amazing how they have been in the past one of the least penalized teams over 82 games and then end up getting called for more penalties than even clutch and grab opponents like Anaheim et all. Has happened multiple times. Once is one thing.

#2413848 WCSF Game 6 GDT- Blackhawks 4 @ Red Wings 3, - (Series tied 3-3)

Posted by Icteria virens on 27 May 2013 - 10:33 PM

if this isn't a penalty, then neither was the other.

#2413770 WCSF Game 6 GDT- Blackhawks 4 @ Red Wings 3, - (Series tied 3-3)

Posted by Icteria virens on 27 May 2013 - 10:04 PM

I want to be positive, but I don't think we're winning game 7 in their building at this point. We're capable, sure, and I'd love to see it, but I wouldn't put my money on it. I've been saying it since we won game 4, I'm fine with losing 5, but we need to close it in 6 if we're going to win. Chicago is too good of a team to let them back into it and then have to head back to their building for a game 7. They really needed to get this done tonight, and they were in position to do so and they got sloppy.

It's a shame, and you can talk all you want about the bulls*** penalty shot, the refs, but we couldn't win a face off and we were way too sloppy, way too often. We weren't good enough. Not even close.


you're darn right we can, that game should be in OT, Period. that was beyond ridiculous. How was he denied a reasonable goal scoring opportunity????? HOW?


that b.s. call directly lead to a 2 goal lead. So yeah, we can talk about the refs. These are supposed to be the best, they are supposed to have earned these games. that call was horrible.


his stick was on him for .5 seconds, and that's worthy of a penalty shot? it's not even worthy of a minor.

#2411866 WCSF Game 5 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Blackhawks 4, (DET leads series 3-2)

Posted by Icteria virens on 25 May 2013 - 09:02 PM

need to play much more simpler in our end and much more direct in theirs, we are wayyyy too passive, not going to net, passing up shots,  



come on Wings, let's get it done. Still have faith.

#2403988 I do / I don't

Posted by Icteria virens on 13 May 2013 - 02:18 PM

I do believe that I'm proud of the Red Wings this season


I don't believe I'll be able to stop stress eating until the Wings are knocked out of the Playoffs.

#2396347 WCQF Game 3 GDT - Ducks 4 @ Red Wings 0 (ANA leads series 2-1)

Posted by Icteria virens on 04 May 2013 - 08:31 PM

he wasn't too hurt to look up while lying on the ice to see if there was a call that was going to be made,


no call yet, I'll stay on the ice.