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#1933510 4/6 Important Games

Posted by b.shanafan14 on 06 April 2010 - 05:31 PM

If the Sharks lose I'll be pissed. I don't want the Flames in the playoffs. Although if the Flames play the Sharks in the first round, there's a chance they could beat them.

Pretty much this. I've been pulling for the Avs over Flames cause I hate the Flames and I'd love to see them miss the playoffs. But the more I think of it, Colorado isn't going to do squat. At least if the Flames lose we'll get to see the goon-fest on the Sharks.

Go Calgary (yuck), Go Ducks (yuck), Go Canucks (yuck).... I just feel dirty now...

#1932318 1-7-2

Posted by b.shanafan14 on 04 April 2010 - 05:47 PM

Comparing Osgood's starts to Howard's starts this season is comparing apples to oranges. Osgood hasn't started in over two months. OVER TWO MONTHS. Howard has been allowed to play his hot streak with continuous plays while 37yo Osgood has been put out in the cold since November, only playing the second of back-to-back games with a line-up that is depleted and/or tired.

The Wings played like crap, they deserved to lose, they lost, period. Howard has had a few rocky starts lately as well, but the team has played great when he has an off night. Against Nashville yesterday they were gifted a point thanks to Datsyuk. Against Edmonton they were probably headed for another shootout loss before Stuart's probably-high-stick goal in the last minutes, after blowing a 4 goal lead.

I get it, I do. You're bummed the Wings lost and you don't like Osgood, life's a ***** and then you die. But Osgood's W-L are not helped by the team's effort or the fact that he was basically retired early by Babcock in favor of Howard. Howard is a far superior tender right now, but its because he has been allowed to be. Osgood didn't lose this game, despite the very soft first goal and whether Howard would have had the 3rd goal is the only debatable point, he wouldn't have had the 2nd off a 4 on 2 or the 4th off a horrible defensive lapse.

Basically all you've managed to do is say our 37yo backup goaltender who averages one start every fourteen games since November, always second of back-to-back, has had a terrible record. That sounds about right, way to go statistician.

#1932138 Osgood to start Sunday

Posted by b.shanafan14 on 04 April 2010 - 02:12 PM

we would have won that if howard was in net.

Would we have won that if Howard was in net on the second of a back-to-back with the team giving up 10 odd man rushes after he hadn't seen game action in over 2 months? No.

And honestly, Howard needed a break and hasn't looked great in his last couple starts either. The team played like s***, the team deserved to lose, the team lost. Period.

#1929119 Bertuzzi SUCKS

Posted by b.shanafan14 on 31 March 2010 - 07:59 AM

He tends to blow the easy play without even a shot on goal. There are a lot of Wings who have been guilty of that over the season but Bert has been the worst. He tries things that Zetterberg and Filppula are making look easy these days and just ends up getting robbed one-on-one, throwing an ill-advised pass that gets picked in traffic, or whiffing an easy one-timer. He was guilty of all three at least twice each against Edmonton.

Players of Bertuzzi's ilk need to realize they aren't superstars anymore and need to do what Drew Miller is doing: just get the damn puck on net and hope for garbage/goalie-gaff.

#1917876 Another dirty hit

Posted by b.shanafan14 on 17 March 2010 - 11:16 PM

Are the players honestly getting that much stupider? Horrible, moronic, 100% head hit. Its baffling that with all of the talk about head hits in the last year, especially in the last few weeks, guys are still deciding to take a guys head in a hit. Same as when Raffi Torres hit Helm in the head when the Wings were playing the Sabres a few games ago. The players all talk about how it needs to come out of the game, and yet...

#1913263 No suspension for Cooke

Posted by b.shanafan14 on 10 March 2010 - 03:42 PM

The league is never going to take the hard stance they should on this issue and hit players who deserve it in the checkbook with suspensions. It really doesn't need any hard legislation on the issue, at the end of the day they just need to quit being soft on repeat offenders like Cooke. Give him 5 games to think about it.

The NHL is run by morons and *******, and most times its hard to tell which is which.