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#2279823 4/7 GDT : Blackhawks 3 at Red Wings 2

Posted by b.shanafan14 on 07 April 2012 - 03:05 PM

And the lack of TV exposure this series will likely get.

Which I can't really fault NBC, Nashville is boring as s*** to watch. The games might be earlier than out West, but there is much more risk of dozing watching the Preds. Please, hockey gods, let Radulov go for a leisurely puck-watching float up the right wing boards leaving his zone...


#2279747 4/7 GDT : Blackhawks 3 at Red Wings 2

Posted by b.shanafan14 on 07 April 2012 - 02:37 PM

Hudler is s***....


#2279721 4/7 GDT : Blackhawks 3 at Red Wings 2

Posted by b.shanafan14 on 07 April 2012 - 02:33 PM

EDZO: "SHOULD HAVE BEEN A PENALTY!! SHOULD HAVE BEEN A PENALTY SHOT!" hahaha huge homer outburst!


#2279402 4/7 GDT : Blackhawks 3 at Red Wings 2

Posted by b.shanafan14 on 07 April 2012 - 01:11 PM

Why does Crawford s*** goalies always do so well against us?

There you go. Because most shots are harmless from the outside and when scoring chances do emerge they result in an extra pass or Samuelsson-esque shot selection (shinpads or logos).


#2279360 4/7 GDT : Blackhawks 3 at Red Wings 2

Posted by b.shanafan14 on 07 April 2012 - 12:58 PM

I think he is nervous. However, this is not an excuse for not even trying. Natural hockey talent is easily seen even in first NHL games. Shaahan showed nothing.

Tell the Hawks' team dentist that Sheahan was "not even trying" on that Chiclets wrecking backcheck :P


#2279313 4/7 GDT : Blackhawks 3 at Red Wings 2

Posted by b.shanafan14 on 07 April 2012 - 12:38 PM

"Franzen fooled and then quits on the play". Great.

Hate watching Detroit-Chicago games with Edzo and Pierre. There might as well not be another team, since 90% of the conversation is whether Chicago is doing something great or something not so great.


#2279283 4/7 GDT : Blackhawks 3 at Red Wings 2

Posted by b.shanafan14 on 07 April 2012 - 12:30 PM

Pass, pass, pass, pass, pass, pass, pass.... pass, pass.... PASS.

And Filppula hurt. s***.


#2279106 4/7 GDT : Blackhawks 3 at Red Wings 2

Posted by b.shanafan14 on 07 April 2012 - 10:51 AM

4th seed > 6th seed >> 5th seed

WIN and DOMINATE!... then we'll have to root for an inferior Avalanche team to beat the Preds in regulation <_<
If we plan to lose, hope we lose in regulation, then we'll have to root for the "superior" Coyotes to beat the Wild.

....god, I hate relying on stars to align... but first and foremost the Wings need to get their ducks in a row...

WIN and DOMINATE!


#2279100 Tortorella Slams Orpik, Crosby, Malkin,...

Posted by b.shanafan14 on 07 April 2012 - 10:34 AM

And yet then-Penguins coach Michel Therrien went on a huge rant during the finals about all of the obstruction that the obstructing Red Wings were obstructing upon the obstructed Penguins stars, which obstructed their offense. Conveniently, no consistently there.

Same thing a year later when Malkin jumped Z, a stick flailing assault, glove-fisted fracas in the last minute or so of the game that resulted, rightfully so, with Malkin receiving the instigator, along with a one-game automatic suspension... that is until the league decided that it wasn't "in the spirit of the rule" to suspend players venting their frustrations by jumping other players in the waning minutes, even though that was the EXACT spirit of the rule, and if that had been someone like Franzen doing the same to Malkin or Crosby, we all know how that would have gone down.

This league is a joke, and continues to validate every complaint with double-standards for the anointed and knee-jerk fines for the dissenters.


#2279013 Tortorella Slams Orpik, Crosby, Malkin,...

Posted by b.shanafan14 on 06 April 2012 - 10:49 PM

That's the beauty of it. Torts can afford the $20K and he just made the NHL look like the biggest bunch of hypocrits.


Obviously their salaries are much more than the average guy, but coaches aren't paid multi-millions like some superstar. $20K is still $20K, and for what? For telling the truth? Honestly, what is the official reason? "Poor sportsmanship"?

This league is a joke. Continue to coddle them, they'll never learn...


#2278968 Tortorella Slams Orpik, Crosby, Malkin,...

Posted by b.shanafan14 on 06 April 2012 - 07:11 PM

Unless you're part of the Penguins organization, of course. I don't remember Mario getting fined during his last tirade when he called the NHL "a garage league".


Or what about Michel Therrien and the infamous "obstruction" tirade. Not only whining incessantly, but calling out the opposition's players and the NHL referees. Double standard much?

I still laugh to myself every time I see Crosby drawing the second penalty for the epic 2008 5-on-3 kill; basically tried to jumped on Lilja's back and it worked. This first penalty was also dive-tastic:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05YS1DAnAMo

A Pens-Canucks Cup Final would be sickening to watch. Which team would whine the most?

It'll basically be synchronized swimming, with complaints instead of music.


#2278725 Welcome Back Mule!

Posted by b.shanafan14 on 06 April 2012 - 07:15 AM

He was on the 3rd line, for like 4-5 games, and was equally as terrible there as he had been.

On top of that, the 3rd line at the time with Abdelkader, Miller, and Helm was one of, if not our best line. They were really grinding the opposition defense, providing a lot of garbage and chaos in front of the crease, and even putting the puck in the net at a decent clip (considering its essentially a Grind Line). Ironically, we demoted Franzen to the 3rd line and instead of lighting a fire under him and while providing the checking line with a useful big body, he continued to suck tremendous ass and effectively cooled down that line until Helm's injury.

Pretty sad when the most accountability he's seen is being demoted 4 games or so, and still playing so badly that Babcock just gave up on the experiment and put him back on the first line. Its been two seasons straight now in which Babcock disrupts the chemistry throughout his lineup just trying to get Johan Franzen to play like he's capable of. Line 2 has chemistry? Put him there! Line 3 has chemistry? Put him there! Line 1 is starting to come around and score consistently? Great, its fixed; put him there! *sigh*


#2278589 Welcome Back Mule!

Posted by b.shanafan14 on 05 April 2012 - 09:18 PM

Yeah... welcome back, Johan <_<


#2278587 4/5 GDT : Devils 2 at Red Wings 1

Posted by b.shanafan14 on 05 April 2012 - 09:15 PM

Another disappointment... this team is consistently lackluster. Some good chances, Filppula, Zetterberg, and Datsyuk looked good, but everyone else, meh... Just not clicking right now, and times just about run out to get things to work. So many lost battles and soft play in the corners. With the extra skater, Zetterberg battling off 3 Devils along the boards, Hudler and the others watching from 10 feet away. Trying to stay optimistic, but this is about as cold as I've seen the Wings enter the post-season. Does not bode well...


#2278145 4/5 GDT : Devils 2 at Red Wings 1

Posted by b.shanafan14 on 05 April 2012 - 08:04 AM

Dear Wings,
Remember how you played after St. Louis scored two goals?
Play like that again. Just don't wait until the Devils score two goals.
Don't let them score any. Just play like you did when you were down by two.
Remember that? Yeah. Good times.

Love, Your friend, Karen

Haha :thumbup: Word.

Here's hoping, with Quincey's one-game suspension behind us, last night was the last we've seen of Kindl.