I don't think that it should have been a suspension, but the amount of vitriol around here is a little over the top. I mean, while we might disagree with his call, it is at least a defensible call. I get the frustration, but I'm not understanding the level of hate.
Also, the Weber call (or lack thereof), while infuriating at the time, is completely irrelevant with regards to this. That's in the past. And a completely different play.
I think it's more of a product of a frustrating year with a marginal team that is now losing one of its most physical players at a time when it needs all hands on deck.
This Wings team already lacked physicality, and with Abby out, they'll basically have none.
I'm not sure where you saw that I thought the Wings were the better team tonight, they weren't but we hung around. We can and will be better in game 2. It's not a 1 game series, it's a 7 game series, plenty of time for momentum to swing the other way.
I don't know what game you were watching, but from the end of the 1st period on, this game was Anaheim outplaying Detroit to the point where the goal margin is not indicative of anything but Howard's brilliance in net.
There is plenty of time to swing it though, but there has to be a complete attitude change from the players. They aren't the more-talented team, which means they have to outwork Anaheim on every puck battle, down low and along the boards. Given how wildly inconsistent this team has been this year, I'm sure we'll see it at some point in the next few games, but it won't last longer than a game or two, and there is no guarantee they'll win one of the games where they do show up.