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24champ
04-24-2009, 01:04 AM
dont be so sure. Ducks very first playoff series in franchise history was an upset on the Wings and a few years ago it happened again. Just replace Giggy with Hiller and same scenario can happen. 5 goals to end the series looks more promising for the Ducks at least. Ducks always plays Red Wings tough.

Yes but those Wings were without key players in those playoff series.


They look pretty healthy to me now, and I picked them to win the Cup from Day 1 of this NHL season. I see no reason to change my prediction.

PS. Your season series doesn't look too hot against the Wings. 1-3 against them?

DHallblows
04-24-2009, 01:26 AM
I liked flake in the early 90s but then his ego got to his head.

I welcomed Luc back, the guy was all class and great person. He still works for the Kings as President of Business operations. He's always wanted to help the organization however he can.

Flake on the other hand does not, he is just in it for the money and didn't help us out when we needed him to. So he can go **** himself.

Fair enough. How about Shaq?

24champ
04-24-2009, 01:37 AM
Fair enough. How about Shaq?

I always thought the Shaq trade was a huge mistake, I don't hate him. I just didn't think Kupchuk knew what he was doing since he was new to being a GM. He just didn't know what to do when he was dealing with egos. If it was Jerry West, it would be a different outcome.

chadta
04-24-2009, 05:34 AM
As for Flake, he just plays for money. He was never interested in helping out the Kings. I know he rejected trades last season that would have sent him to the Avalanche or the Sharks for a first round pick and conditional 3rd. **** Flake.


dont give the guy a no trade clause, its not his job to help the team as it runs out, just like the sundin situation last year with toronto, fans whine and cry about the player not helping the team, maybe he is shy and dosent want to learn a whole new team near the end of the year. Who cares you gave him that power when you gave him the no trade clause, the flyers are in the same boat with briere, it wont be his fault if he dosent want to get traded, they shouldnt have givin him that power.

Blake spends alot of time in simcoe over the summer, ive played shinny with him a few times, and he is far from the ass you make him out to be.

Smiling Assassin27
04-24-2009, 08:56 AM
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd40/Taboni/Broom.gif

Next Victim!

socalorado
04-24-2009, 09:23 AM
What's to love about Roenick who is a gigantic Douchebag, he came to training camp for the Kings about 15 pounds overweight and out of shape. He then has the balls to blame the freaking equipment manager for effing up his skates the whole season!:rofl: He retires without a ring would be great. Karma at it's finest.
As for Flake, he just plays for money. He was never interested in helping out the Kings. I know he rejected trades last season that would have sent him to the Avalanche or the Sharks for a first round pick and conditional 3rd. **** Flake.
Both of them fit in just great with that team. The last 4 games they have displayed ZERO heart. Absolutely none...it's pathetic. I'm glad the Lakers were on tonight.
Ducks will get chewed up by the Wings. So it all works out perfectly for me.


Yeah, it all works out perfectly for ALF.
The queens blow a fat Dong and disappear as usual.
The guy he claimed wasnt good has scored 4 goals in 4 playoff games.
And now he has to rely on other teams to try to talk **** cause as we all know his own team is currently playing with the Summer League Division II youth auxilliary rollerhockey club down at venice beach...........they lost to a girl scout troop 2-1 yesterday.
Meanwhile,
http://sportsreport.freedomblogging.com/files/2008/03/ryan0327.jpg

Yeah, its all working out perfectly for ALF

bronco militia
04-24-2009, 09:33 AM
What's to love about Roenick who is a gigantic Douchebag, he came to training camp for the Kings about 15 pounds overweight and out of shape. He then has the balls to blame the freaking equipment manager for effing up his skates the whole season!:rofl: He retires without a ring would be great. Karma at it's finest.
As for Flake, he just plays for money. He was never interested in helping out the Kings. I know he rejected trades last season that would have sent him to the Avalanche or the Sharks for a first round pick and conditional 3rd. **** Flake.
Both of them fit in just great with that team. The last 4 games they have displayed ZERO heart. Absolutely none...it's pathetic. I'm glad the Lakers were on tonight.
Ducks will get chewed up by the Wings. So it all works out perfectly for me.


Yeah, it all works out perfectly for ALF.
The queens blow a fat Dong and disappear as usual.
The guy he claimed wasnt good has scored 4 goals in 4 playoff games.
And now he has to rely on other teams to try to talk **** cause as we all know his own team is currently playing with the Summer League Division II youth auxilliary rollerhockey club down at venice beach...........they lost to a girl scout troop 2-1 yesterday.
Meanwhile,
http://sportsreport.freedomblogging.com/files/2008/03/ryan0327.jpg

Yeah, its all working out perfectly for ALF

:spit:

24champ
04-24-2009, 10:57 AM
dont give the guy a no trade clause, its not his job to help the team as it runs out

Not only that, but wouldn't you as a NHL player want to be traded to Colorado, where they had a shot at the playoffs and some familiarity? Or how about San Jose where it was a 1 hour plane ride away from home. If he really cared about being a King, then he would have helped us out and we would have signed him. He got paid roughly 13 million in 2 years, that's a lot of dough and he wanted the same amount in the recent offseason. Dean Lombardi says no thanks, and Flake goes off and signs with the Sharks for 5 million. He's just in it for the money, and everyone knows that, it's not about loyalty with Flake. Never was and that is why his jersey won't be retired in the rafters.

Blake spends alot of time in simcoe over the summer, ive played shinny with him a few times, and he is far from the ass you make him out to be.

I've met him too, he's a prick. Next time you run into him, tell him I said **** you.

24champ
04-24-2009, 11:06 AM
Yeah, it all works out perfectly for ALF.

It does. Lower draft picks for the Dinosaurs, and the Sharks get eliminated in the first round.


http://i42.tinypic.com/eelv5.jpg

Smiling Assassin27
04-24-2009, 11:59 AM
going back to SJ, i think the sharks manage to extend it to 6 and the one team i didn't want the wings to face until later rounds, if at all, will be coming to hockeytown. chris pronger, come on down!

*praying for a 7 game sharks-ducks outcome with LOTS of OT*

socalorado
04-24-2009, 12:08 PM
It does. Lower draft picks for the Dinosaurs, and the Sharks get eliminated in the first round.

http://i42.tinypic.com/eelv5.jpg

Poor ALF. Just like his "Queens" he is struggling with.........
http://plorf.com/media/2008/12/pic-reality-worst-game-ever.jpg
(http://plorf.com/man-dude#respond)

Beantown Bronco
04-24-2009, 12:13 PM
You guys are all just playing for 2nd place anyway.

broncocalijohn
04-24-2009, 12:24 PM
You guys are all just playing for 2nd place anyway.

I will worry about the West first than look at the Bruins. Seems last team to get it going in the era of Celtics, Red Sox, Pats and that minor league they call soccer.

24champ
04-24-2009, 12:34 PM
http://plorf.com/media/2008/12/pic-reality-worst-game-ever.jpg
(http://plorf.com/man-dude#respond)



The "reality" is the Kings are the youngest team in the NHL.

Anyone that thought they were a shoo-in or were going to make the playoffs was on crack.

Anyway all duck fans are Nazis....

http://img258.imageshack.us/img258/3907/hitlerhiller.jpg

socalorado
04-24-2009, 12:49 PM
The "reality" is the Kings are the youngest team in the NHL.

Anyone that thought they were a shoo-in or were going to make the playoffs was on crack.

Anyway all duck fans are Nazis....

http://img258.imageshack.us/img258/3907/hitlerhiller.jpg

Hilarious!

24champ
04-24-2009, 03:28 PM
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c288/shadowam2/tinman_joe.jpg



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ROFL! Ha! Hilarious!

Bronx33
04-24-2009, 06:02 PM
Daddy is going to spank mr sharkie fan.

Bronx33
04-24-2009, 06:09 PM
caps up 3-0

Bronx33
04-24-2009, 06:34 PM
4-0 caps! ovey!!! what moves!

maher_tyler
04-24-2009, 06:39 PM
As long as the Wings lose i don't care who wins it.

maher_tyler
04-24-2009, 06:41 PM
4-0 caps! ovey!!! what moves!

Yea the Caps are just dominating this game!

Bronx33
04-26-2009, 06:59 PM
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Bronx33
04-26-2009, 07:01 PM
NEW YORK -- The National Hockey League announced Saturday that New York Rangers coach John Tortorella has been suspended for one game for squirting a fan with water and throwing a water bottle that struck a fan during Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Series with the Washington Capitals on April 24 in Washington.

The incident occurred 6:33 into the third period.

Tortorella will miss the Rangers' game Sunday afternoon against Washington at Madison Square Garden.

"While it is a difficult decision to suspend a coach at this point in a playoff series, it has been made clear to all of our players, coaches and other bench personnel that the National Hockey League cannot -- and will not -- tolerate any physical contact with fans, NHL Senior Executive Vice President and Director of Hockey Operations Colin Campbell said. "We do not take this action lightly. It is the result of an entire day of investigation and evaluation that included the retrieval and review of videotape of the incident and discussions with Mr. Tortorella, other Rangers' bench personnel and a number of other people, including the security personnel at the Verizon Center.

"That investigation revealed that Mr. Tortorella squirted a fan with water before Mr. Tortorella was doused with a beverage.

"While, in these circumstances, it always is easy to allege mitigating circumstances, the fact is we do not tolerate contact with our fans in this manner. That is communicated before each season in a memo that is issued by the League to all of the management, coaches and players of every team.

"The Sept. 8, 2008, memo, entitled 'Supplementary Discipline Reminders for the 2008-09 Season,' included the following section regarding Contact With Fans:

Even where a fan is verbally abusive, intoxicated, or profane, club personnel should either ignore the conduct or, where appropriate, seek the assistance of police or security personnel at the arena. This prohibition extends to all forms of physical contact, whether it be direct physical contact, the throwing of objects (including hockey sticks and other equipment) or even the squirting of water. While the latter form of conduct may have, in the past, seemed to be of a minor or harmless character, such conduct may serve only to incite and provoke an unruly fan and may ultimately lead to unforeseen consequences.

Accordingly, please be on notice that all Club personnel (management, coaches, trainers, and/or players) who engage in any form of physical contact with fans, including the squirting of water, will, on a going forward basis, be subject to discipline in the form of a suspension. The Club involved will also be subject to a fine.

The suspension was issued pursuant to the Commissioner's authority under Section 6.3(j)(1)(a) of the NHL Constitution.

SouthStndJunkie
04-27-2009, 11:15 PM
Down go the Sharks!

24champ
04-27-2009, 11:25 PM
http://img91.imageshack.us/img91/8356/giveup.jpg


Ha, Sharks CHOKE again....

SouthStndJunkie
04-27-2009, 11:27 PM
There goes the epic series with the Wings.

Jori
04-27-2009, 11:27 PM
I know Sharks fans will want to clean house, but it'll be tough moving those big contracts with NTCs.

24champ
04-27-2009, 11:48 PM
I know Sharks fans will want to clean house, but it'll be tough moving those big contracts with NTCs.

If they can find a team said player with a NTC would want to go to, like say Marleau then I think a deal could be had. Thorton will be hard to move, only because of his talent...it's going to be hard to get equal value in return for the Sharks.

24champ
04-27-2009, 11:49 PM
There goes the epic series with the Wings.

Yeah I was looking forward to it as well. Ultimately I had Detroit winning that series.

http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/2233/sharksloss.jpg

alkemical
04-28-2009, 08:40 AM
You still didnt answer the question. Yes, you're up 3-2 but you still didn't tell me what game, besides game 1 you outplayed us.

i said minus one game. You can do the math.

gyldenlove
04-28-2009, 09:24 AM
The Ducks - Wings series will be the best playoff hockey played this year. Two best playoff teams in the league, with nothing but hatred for each other.

socalorado
04-28-2009, 09:46 AM
The Ducks - Wings series will be the best playoff hockey played this year. Two best playoff teams in the league, with nothing but hatred for each other.


HILLER THE KILLER IS COMIN FOR SOME "RED" MEAT!!!!!!!!!
http://sharkspage.com/galleries/2008_sharks_anaheim1/images/sharks_ducks2.jpg

haha!

bronco militia
04-28-2009, 09:50 AM
The Ducks - Wings series will be the best playoff hockey played this year. Two best playoff teams in the league, with nothing but hatred for each other.

I'd rather watch a Pens/Wings Rematch

alkemical
04-28-2009, 10:08 AM
I'd rather watch a Pens/Wings Rematch

It'd be interesting. I still think the wings are better as an overall team.

That being said, the Pens are a different team than last year. So far Malkin isn't running out of gas, crosby's still productive (he does seem to come up with big goals), and fluery's pretty good.

I'd still pick the wings to beat the pens - but if malkin, crosby, staal & Fluery got red hot - then the pens can win.

bronco militia
04-28-2009, 10:12 AM
It'd be interesting. I still think the wings are better as an overall team.

That being said, the Pens are a different team than last year. So far Malkin isn't running out of gas, crosby's still productive (he does seem to come up with big goals), and fluery's pretty good.

I'd still pick the wings to beat the pens - but if malkin, crosby, staal & Fluery got red hot - then the pens can win.

yeah sure..

mostly I can't stand watching the Dicks errr Ducks brand of hockey.

socalorado
04-28-2009, 10:18 AM
yeah sure..
mostly I can't stand watching the ***** errr Ducks brand of hockey.
Poor poor broncos militia
http://cache.gizmodo.com/assets/resources/2007/10/dawson-crying.jpg

bronco militia
04-28-2009, 10:46 AM
Poor poor broncos militia
http://cache.gizmodo.com/assets/resources/2007/10/dawson-crying.jpg


Ha!

gyldenlove
04-28-2009, 10:58 AM
It'd be interesting. I still think the wings are better as an overall team.

That being said, the Pens are a different team than last year. So far Malkin isn't running out of gas, crosby's still productive (he does seem to come up with big goals), and fluery's pretty good.

I'd still pick the wings to beat the pens - but if malkin, crosby, staal & Fluery got red hot - then the pens can win.

I would pick the Wings over any EC team by a wide margin.

There are 4 or 5 teams in the WC who have better backs than the best group in the EC and the Wings are tops in the WC. As we saw last year, when Malkin and Crosby continously ran into Lidstrom and Kronwall it is really hard to play hockey when you don't have the puck.

In the playoffs I would rather have Datsyuk and Zetterberg down the middle than I would Crosby and Malkin.

If the Wings get in trouble against the Duckies, Babcock will put Zetterberg, Datsyuk and Holmstrom together to shut down the Getzlaf line and let Franzen, Cleary and Hossa go crazy.

Smiling Assassin27
04-28-2009, 11:17 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v323/Ichkommwieder/duckdrowning.jpg

game on...

bronco militia
04-28-2009, 11:23 AM
Poor poor broncos militia



but go ducks this round.....

Beantown Bronco
04-28-2009, 11:29 AM
I would pick the Wings over any EC team by a wide margin.

Bruins would have home ice and they trounced Detroit earlier this year the one time they faced them.

alkemical
04-28-2009, 11:30 AM
I would pick the Wings over any EC team by a wide margin.

There are 4 or 5 teams in the WC who have better backs than the best group in the EC and the Wings are tops in the WC. As we saw last year, when Malkin and Crosby continously ran into Lidstrom and Kronwall it is really hard to play hockey when you don't have the puck.

In the playoffs I would rather have Datsyuk and Zetterberg down the middle than I would Crosby and Malkin.

If the Wings get in trouble against the Duckies, Babcock will put Zetterberg, Datsyuk and Holmstrom together to shut down the Getzlaf line and let Franzen, Cleary and Hossa go crazy.



a gassed malkin and a pens team that wasn't near as good as this one took it to 7 games. That's not a wide margin.

alkemical
04-28-2009, 11:30 AM
Bruins would have home ice and they trounced Detroit earlier this year the one time they faced them.

I think the bruins are the best team in the east so far.

Smiling Assassin27
04-28-2009, 11:33 AM
Bruins would have home ice and they trounced Detroit earlier this year the one time they faced them.

Detroit is a team built for the playoffs. The regular season is more like a minor inconvenience for that team, IMO. Boston will not have seen the real Red Machine, motivated and actually playing for something other than meaningless points. The Bruins are a nice team, but inexperienced.

Smiling Assassin27
04-28-2009, 11:35 AM
a gassed malkin and a pens team that wasn't near as good as this one took it to 7 games. That's not a wide margin.


Wings beat the Pens in 6...

alkemical
04-28-2009, 11:39 AM
Wings beat the Pens in 6...

That's right, it was just do or die for the pens. Sorry i'm at work and catching up on two days i was out. I could have stayed in teh woods for another week.

Beantown Bronco
04-28-2009, 11:40 AM
Detroit is a team built for the playoffs. The regular season is more like a minor inconvenience for that team, IMO. Boston will not have seen the real Red Machine, motivated and actually playing for something other than meaningless points. The Bruins are a nice team, but inexperienced.

You're starting to sound like a Lakers fan. That's never a good thing.

gyldenlove
04-28-2009, 11:44 AM
a gassed malkin and a pens team that wasn't near as good as this one took it to 7 games. That's not a wide margin.

6 games, with 2 very close wins, they may have had a gassed Malkin but they had a Hossa who was firing on all cylinders, he has been replaced by Kunitz or is it Guerin? Hossa who is a point per game player in the playoffs and was last year as well, Guerin is a half a point per game player. They also had Malone who is gone, Whitney who is gone.

We know that Niklas Kronwall and Brad Stuart can shut down the Penguins, can Letang and Eaton shut down the Red Wings?

The Pens are not better than last year, I would say they may even be worse, the Wings on the other hand are better than last year.

SouthStndJunkie
04-28-2009, 11:44 AM
I'd rather watch a Pens/Wings Rematch

I think you are finally starting to see the light.

gyldenlove
04-28-2009, 11:45 AM
Detroit is a team built for the playoffs. The regular season is more like a minor inconvenience for that team, IMO. Boston will not have seen the real Red Machine, motivated and actually playing for something other than meaningless points. The Bruins are a nice team, but inexperienced.

That is true, the Wings played a soft regular season. They only really put the foot on the gas when the roundhouse kicked the Sharks and Blackhawks around new years.

Hitchcock who played the Wings 8 times during the regular season and had quite a bit of success if the first to say that this is a completely different team, they come at you nonstop.

24champ
04-28-2009, 11:55 AM
Bruins would have home ice and they trounced Detroit earlier this year the one time they faced them.

My Montreal prediction was genius wasn't it?

Smiling Assassin27
04-28-2009, 12:08 PM
You're starting to sound like a Lakers fan. That's never a good thing.

:spit:

Nah, I wipe my arse with purple and gold michael cooper jerseys...:wiggle:

Props to the B's for pounding the Wings in their building this year. I just haven't seen the Wings come out with any motivation except for the Winter Classic, which they all admitted they wanted really bad.

bronco militia
04-28-2009, 12:25 PM
I think you are finally starting to see the light.

you missed a post

;D

http://www.orangemane.com/BB/showpost.php?p=2401606&postcount=290

socalorado
04-28-2009, 12:44 PM
That is true, the Wings played a soft regular season. They only really put the foot on the gas when the roundhouse kicked the Sharks and Blackhawks around new years.
Hitchcock who played the Wings 8 times during the regular season and had quite a bit of success if the first to say that this is a completely different team, they come at you nonstop.

Bring it.
http://i.cdn.turner.com/sivault/multimedia/photo_gallery/0810/nhl.goalie.masks/images/jonas-hiller.jpg

SouthStndJunkie
04-28-2009, 12:54 PM
you missed a post

;D

http://www.orangemane.com/BB/showpost.php?p=2401606&postcount=290

You are just being dishonest with yourself again.

Say it with me....'Let's go Red Wings!'

bronco militia
04-28-2009, 12:57 PM
You are just being dishonest with yourself again.

Say it with me....'Let's go Red Wings!'

not a chance....

SouthStndJunkie
04-28-2009, 12:59 PM
not a chance....

I think I can sense a moment of weakness.

At the very least, you admire and appreciate the Red Wings for what they are....the best franchise in hockey.

bronco militia
04-28-2009, 01:00 PM
I think I can sense a moment of weakness.

At the very least, you admire and appreciate the Red Wings for what they are....the best franchise in hockey.

yawn......

out

SouthStndJunkie
04-28-2009, 01:02 PM
yawn......

out

Your wife and at least one of your kids sport the winged wheel.

SouthStndJunkie
04-28-2009, 01:03 PM
I think secretly you watch the games with her and root for them.

gyldenlove
04-28-2009, 01:03 PM
Bring it.
http://i.cdn.turner.com/sivault/multimedia/photo_gallery/0810/nhl.goalie.masks/images/jonas-hiller.jpg

Oooohhh this has the making of a wonderful OM rivalry.

I see Hiller uses a Swiss Army Helmet, at least he will be able to use it to open the wine the Ducks will need to console themselves after having their feathered behinds handed to them.

bronco militia
04-28-2009, 01:04 PM
Your wife and at least one of your kids sport the winged wheel.

it cost the wife dearly...I just sent you the pics Ha!

I'm giving my kid more time to change his mind

SouthStndJunkie
04-28-2009, 01:05 PM
it cost the wife dearly...I just sent you the pics Ha!

I'm giving my kid more time to change his mind

Sweet pics....she took one for the team....literally.

bronco militia
04-28-2009, 01:06 PM
Sweet pics....she took one for the team....literally.

:rofl:

a puss for the puss

socalorado
04-28-2009, 01:16 PM
Oooohhh this has the making of a wonderful OM rivalry.
I see Hiller uses a Swiss Army Helmet, at least he will be able to use it to open the wine the Ducks will need to console themselves after having their feathered behinds handed to them.
:P

The ducks have plenty of reasons to open the wine and celebrate!
http://wtfurls.com/daily/images/495.jpg

bronco militia
04-28-2009, 01:19 PM
I think secretly you watch the games with her and root for them.

:thumbsdow :saywhat: :cuss: :gripe: :garcia:

Bronx33
04-28-2009, 01:31 PM
Oooohhh this has the making of a wonderful OM rivalry.

I see Hiller uses a Swiss Army Helmet, at least he will be able to use it to open the wine the Ducks will need to console themselves after having their feathered behinds handed to them.

I wouldn't over look the ducks they seem to have the wingies number when it counts.

alkemical
04-28-2009, 02:26 PM
6 games, with 2 very close wins, they may have had a gassed Malkin but they had a Hossa who was firing on all cylinders, he has been replaced by Kunitz or is it Guerin? Hossa who is a point per game player in the playoffs and was last year as well, Guerin is a half a point per game player. They also had Malone who is gone, Whitney who is gone.

We know that Niklas Kronwall and Brad Stuart can shut down the Penguins, can Letang and Eaton shut down the Red Wings?

The Pens are not better than last year, I would say they may even be worse, the Wings on the other hand are better than last year.



The pens are a far better team than last years. The wings shut down a gassed malkin, etc. Kunitz > Malone -

Hogan11
04-28-2009, 07:34 PM
Told you Toronto would have Owretchkin advance

Hercules Rockefeller
04-28-2009, 07:35 PM
Told you Toronto would have Owretchkin advance

:vermeil:

phillybroncosnut
04-28-2009, 07:44 PM
Told you Toronto would have Owretchkin advance


Good. I want to see the refs heads explode one by one as they try to figure out who to call penalties on if the Pens and Caps face-off. :welcome:

Is it me or are there alot of new faces on this thread then years past? Bandwagon or new hockey fans?

ElwayMD
04-28-2009, 08:05 PM
The pens are a far better team than last years. The wings shut down a gassed malkin, etc. Kunitz > Malone -

Yep just have to look how well they've played under Bylsma. The skill players get to play wide open.

Jori
04-28-2009, 08:54 PM
Good. I want to see the refs heads explode one by one as they try to figure out who to call penalties on if the Pens and Caps face-off. :welcome:

Is it me or are there alot of new faces on this thread then years past? Bandwagon or new hockey fans?

I've been absent for quite some time ;D

alkemical
04-29-2009, 06:31 AM
Yep just have to look how well they've played under Bylsma. The skill players get to play wide open.

I think therrian was the right coach for some of the young guys. He made them emphasize defense, teaching them how to play tight. I think those things that Therrian coached were good - but the team outgrew him.

Last year, the pens learned from the OTT first round exit - and then went to the SCF's.

I still think BOS is the best team in the east. CAR is going to be a good matchup. I think they are deeper than NJ, and their core group has some rings. It seems Eric Staal is just Mr. Playoffs. On paper, i think BOS still wins this series - but i see it going 6 games. If BOS sweeps CAR, i'm putting them in the SCF's regardless of who they play (Caps or Pens).

What i'm hoping for the pens is that Jordan Staal really picks it up - as good as malkin and crosby are - he's the piece that will help us get a cup.

SouthStndJunkie
04-29-2009, 09:14 AM
It was nice to see ex-Wing Sergei Fedorov with the game-winning and series-winning goal for Washington last night.

Smiling Assassin27
04-29-2009, 09:33 AM
It was nice to see ex-Wing Sergei Fedorov with the game-winning and series-winning goal for Washington last night.


he's still got decent wheels for a 39 year old.

Bronx33
05-01-2009, 07:42 PM
The announcers anus licking of the wings forced me to mute.

PRBronco
05-01-2009, 07:46 PM
Woo! Got a ticket to Canucks/Blackhawks tomorrow!

SouthStndJunkie
05-01-2009, 08:05 PM
Red Wings take game one over the Ducks 3-2.

gyldenlove
05-01-2009, 08:19 PM
Red Wings take game one over the Ducks 3-2.

Hiller stood on his damn head in that game.

maher_tyler
05-01-2009, 08:48 PM
Red Wings take game one over the Ducks 3-2.

I had a gut feeling either team would score in the last seconds like that!!

SouthStndJunkie
05-01-2009, 10:37 PM
I had a gut feeling either team would score in the last seconds like that!!

It was a very good game.

I think it will be a close series....Wings in 6.

SouthStndJunkie
05-01-2009, 10:41 PM
Hiller stood on his damn head in that game.

Hiller will keep all these games pretty close if he keeps playing like that.

Bronx33
05-02-2009, 02:44 PM
Hiller stood on his damn head in that game.


Stupid penalties lost that game for the ducks but i agree hiller did a great job.

SouthStndJunkie
05-03-2009, 12:35 PM
Brad Stuart gives the Wings a 1-0 lead.

SouthStndJunkie
05-03-2009, 12:55 PM
Tied up 2-2.

DHallblows
05-03-2009, 01:00 PM
Brown's hit the other night shows how worthless visors are. They do more harm than good...

SouthStndJunkie
05-03-2009, 07:55 PM
Ducks win 4-3 in 3 OTs.

The Wings should have won the game on the power play in the 1st OT and then in the 2nd OT they had some nice opportunities.

That's ok....Hiller made 59 saves....they keep that kind of pressure on him and they will win the series.

Bronx33
05-03-2009, 09:29 PM
Ducks win 4-3 in 3 OTs.

The Wings should have won the game on the power play in the 1st OT and then in the 2nd OT they had some nice opportunities.

That's ok....Hiller made 59 saves....they keep that kind of pressure on him and they will win the series.


The split in D-ville is huge.

alkemical
05-04-2009, 06:22 AM
I picked the caps in 6, and chi to meet det in the WCF's.

I picked boston to win in 6, but my secret desire is to see the canes win in 7.

SouthStndJunkie
05-04-2009, 09:09 AM
The split in D-ville is huge.

The Wings have to get after it and win Game 3.

They can't afford to go down 2 games to 1.

Smiling Assassin27
05-04-2009, 10:05 AM
The Wings have to get after it and win Game 3.

They can't afford to go down 2 games to 1.


Man, this is gonna be an epic series. Yesterday was the worst possible scenario for Detroit. They worked those veteran legs for 3 OT's, carried the momentum for nearly all of them, then lost. Now they have to go to the west coast and we all know that they don't do well on those west coast swings due to being near-geezers. Factor in one day of rest, and you've got a team that could be on EMPTY by game 5.

From the 'glass half full department', Detroit really played 2 subpar games and their best players were largely invisible from an offensive perspective.

So far, Advantage Quackers...

socalorado
05-04-2009, 10:37 AM
Man, this is gonna be an epic series. Yesterday was the worst possible scenario for Detroit. They worked those veteran legs for 3 OT's, carried the momentum for nearly all of them, then lost. Now they have to go to the west coast and we all know that they don't do well on those west coast swings due to being near-geezers. Factor in one day of rest, and you've got a team that could be on EMPTY by game 5.

From the 'glass half full department', Detroit really played 2 subpar games and their best players were largely invisible from an offensive perspective.

So far, Advantage Quackers...

Oooh! a little respect for the Platypus!

Smiling Assassin27
05-04-2009, 11:26 AM
Oooh! a little respect for the Platypus!

Uh, it's Platypie... ;)

socalorado
05-04-2009, 12:51 PM
Uh, it's Platypie... ;)

:rofl:
I usually just refer to them in my best "announcer voice" as "The Puss"

alkemical
05-04-2009, 12:53 PM
We'll see how the pens do tonight. I did pick the caps in 6. I just think the caps have some players that give the pens problems. If malkin's not on his game (or Staal doesn't fill teh void) the pens be f'd.

broncocalijohn
05-04-2009, 01:13 PM
The announcers anus licking of the wings forced me to mute.

Yes, i thought i was listening to the Wings home announcers when they scored the tying goal in the first period. My 5 year old was in the other room and is used to our Prime Ticket crew doing the Ducks' games so he screamed from the other room, "Daddy, we scored!" I had to tell him the homers were announcing the Red Wings goal.

broncocalijohn
05-04-2009, 01:17 PM
Oooh! a little respect for the Platypus!

barely! I will be there in my season tickets for game 3 and 4. Interesting tidbit is Plummer of the old 49ers and Chargers bought my 3 tickets for these games so Ill have to hit him up for a personalized glossy pix for my best friend who is a 49er honk. Hiller = Giguere in 07 and Red Wings dont like that scenario.

socalorado
05-04-2009, 01:56 PM
barely! I will be there in my season tickets for game 3 and 4. Interesting tidbit is Gary Plummer of the old 49ers and Chargers bought my 3 tickets for these games so Ill have to hit him up for a personalized glossy pix for my best friend who is a 49er honk. Hiller = Giguere in 07 and Red Wings dont like that scenario.

Lucky BASTARD!
;D

Ducks need to win these 2, and they can take the series. Otherwise.......

Smiling Assassin27
05-04-2009, 02:08 PM
:rofl:
I usually just refer to them in my best "announcer voice" as "The Puss"


That's 'puss-eye'...:thumbsup:

socalorado
05-04-2009, 02:11 PM
That's 'puss-eye'...:thumbsup:

Didnt see that comin.....:wiggle:

broncocalijohn
05-04-2009, 02:58 PM
Lucky BASTARD!
;D

Ducks need to win these 2, and they can take the series. Otherwise.......

i think a split is still ok. They are winning on the road much better than at home so ill stick with the split theory. They beat them in 07 in game 6 to take the series and that was in Detroit. Same HOFers and the young studs are now veterans. Liking the chances. Socalorado, tickets available through the ticket exchange on the Ducks website but might be cheaper on craiglist.org .

Hercules Rockefeller
05-04-2009, 07:29 PM
Boom bitches, #8 with the hat trick.

He will repeat for the Hart (yes, I know it's voted on before the playoffs start).

SoCalBronco
05-04-2009, 09:59 PM
Boom b****es, #8 with the hat trick.

He will repeat for the Hart (yes, I know it's voted on before the playoffs start).

I see that history is repeating itself in our series, again.

Poor Herc. More false euphoria for the Caps. :wiggle:

alkemical
05-05-2009, 07:24 AM
Boom b****es, #8 with the hat trick.

He will repeat for the Hart (yes, I know it's voted on before the playoffs start).

He's a bad muthaf*ka


I think having ovie is good for crosby... I feel like crosby needs someone to be better than.

It's crazy how different they are in terms of how they play though...yet how each of them is great at exactly what they do.

Hercules Rockefeller
05-05-2009, 07:54 AM
I see that history is repeating itself in our series, again.

Poor Herc. More false euphoria for the Caps. :wiggle:

I know, it's terrible. I need to get my **** talking in now before the inevitable Caps collapse in a playoff series against the Pens.

alkemical
05-05-2009, 07:58 AM
I know, it's terrible. I need to get my **** talking in now before the inevitable Caps collapse in a playoff series against the Pens.

You will go as far as the G...

Malkin's on a milk carton....

ElwayMD
05-05-2009, 10:10 AM
You will go as far as the G...

Malkin's on a milk carton....

Yep that's the only thing that keeps Malkin from being a superstar in my mind. The fact that he can disappear games at a time. Someone needs to slap him in the face and remind him that it's now or never.

alkemical
05-05-2009, 10:13 AM
Yep that's the only thing that keeps Malkin from being a superstar in my mind. The fact that he can disappear games at a time. Someone needs to slap him in the face and remind him that it's now or never.


that's the difference between him, crosby & ovie.

Crosby and Ovie play as big as the stage.... Malkin sulks it seems when it's crunch time.

SouthStndJunkie
05-05-2009, 08:41 PM
Wings/Ducks ready to get it on.

SouthStndJunkie
05-05-2009, 09:08 PM
Teemu Selanne scores for the Ducks.

Detroit better pull their heads out of their asses soon.

SouthStndJunkie
05-05-2009, 09:56 PM
2-0 Ducks....Wings look flatter than Laura Flynn Boyle.

SouthStndJunkie
05-05-2009, 10:11 PM
Zetterberg with a much needed goal for the Wings.

2-1 Ducks.

SouthStndJunkie
05-05-2009, 11:05 PM
The Wings had 2 power plays they could not take advantage of.

2:18 left in the 3rd period.

SouthStndJunkie
05-05-2009, 11:11 PM
The Wings just got bent over on a ****ty call....that whistle should have never blown.

SouthStndJunkie
05-05-2009, 11:19 PM
That ****ty blown whistle was the difference.

The Ducks take a 2-1 lead in the series.

socalorado
05-06-2009, 06:56 AM
That ****ty blown whistle was the difference.

The Ducks take a 2-1 lead in the series.

UM, NO.
The chickenwings half assed the whole game and deserve to lose.
I think everyone expected more from them. They looked tired.
The ducks manhandled them. Period.
I expect the next game to be a much more physical and a higher tempo from the wingie's. Also, cant have Hossa and Datysuk just disappear from entire periods of games and expect to win.
Realize the ducks outlasted and dealt with a huge and very physical San Hose'd team. San Hose'd are huge, and the platypus found a way to offset that by outworking them, and getting solid goaltending.
The platypie have outworked Detroit the entire series. They play harder and control the puck through the neutral zone better. and the ducks have a solid core of veteran defensemen, who are shutting down Hossa and Datysuk.
I expected way more from Detroit, and i expect we will see it next game.
I think everyone will come out alot faster and the tempo will be "do or die"
I am glad the ducks didnt win 4-1, cause DET would be embarrased, and more focused for next game.

SouthStndJunkie
05-06-2009, 09:43 AM
UM, NO.
The chickenwings half assed the whole game and deserve to lose.
I think everyone expected more from them. They looked tired.
The ducks manhandled them. Period.
I expect the next game to be a much more physical and a higher tempo from the wingie's. Also, cant have Hossa and Datysuk just disappear from entire periods of games and expect to win.
Realize the ducks outlasted and dealt with a huge and very physical San Hose'd team. San Hose'd are huge, and the platypus found a way to offset that by outworking them, and getting solid goaltending.
The platypie have outworked Detroit the entire series. They play harder and control the puck through the neutral zone better. and the ducks have a solid core of veteran defensemen, who are shutting down Hossa and Datysuk.
I expected way more from Detroit, and i expect we will see it next game.
I think everyone will come out alot faster and the tempo will be "do or die"
I am glad the ducks didnt win 4-1, cause DET would be embarrased, and more focused for next game.

So....you are saying that non-goal (that would have tied the score) may not have cost the Red Wings the game?

After the Wings got down 2-0 last night, I thought they kicked it up a notch....and the game should have gone into OT.

Don't start sucking your own dick quite yet....this series is far from over.

socalorado
05-06-2009, 11:03 AM
So....you are saying that non-goal (that would have tied the score) may not have cost the Red Wings the game?

After the Wings got down 2-0 last night, I thought they kicked it up a notch....and the game should have gone into OT.

Don't start sucking your own dick quite yet....this series is far from over.

My dick must be huge!
Oh i know its far from over! I figured the series would be opposite in the wins/losses right now. But according to many here, the chickenwigs were supposed to just steamroll the platypus.
The redwings have not played up to their potential at all. Just really lethargic. Could be because of the 3OT game. I even thought they would come out and play a real high tempo, high scoring game!
I notice the ducks dont really WOW! their opponents. They just show up and do alot of "dirty" work in the corners, hit, and get some timely goals.
Then they blame the whole win on their goalie and go home.
I think they dont want to get into a real "rivalry" and get their opponents fired up and really focused into the game. They just keep a low profile, meanwhile the opponent doesnt really realize whats happening.

broncocalijohn
05-06-2009, 01:47 PM
The Ducks/Wings game was a flip flop of the first 45 minutes compared to the last 45. Ducks push the Wings off the puck at every moment and used that momentum for a two goal lead. Then it seemed to end. Less shots, less hits and Wings use it to their advantage. The non allowed goal would make it a tie but the shift had been made to Wings favor. I wont say Red Wings win it in OT, but I am glad we didnt find out. Fun game to be at at least.

Bronx33
05-06-2009, 09:12 PM
2 OTs tonight! fun as hell watching.

alkemical
05-07-2009, 10:19 AM
This is been a great year for playoff series in the NHL. So far, all the matchups are really exciting in the playoffs. Of course it has something to do with the cap, but i'm really happy as a fan for what's going on.

Watching Ovie & Sid trade hat-tricks? Pens down 0-2 in the series...

BOS the heavy fav. running into a team built for post season play (CAR).

The Ducks are taking it to the wings. I still think the wings can get some wins though. But they could be wearing out after winning the cup last year.

I'm really loving it.

alkemical
05-07-2009, 10:20 AM
oh, and van/chi is a great series too -

my breakdown or picks were:

Caps in 6

Bos in 5

CHI in 6

DET in 7

SouthStndJunkie
05-07-2009, 08:21 PM
Big game for the Wings tonight.

SouthStndJunkie
05-07-2009, 08:42 PM
1-0 Ducks already.

SouthStndJunkie
05-07-2009, 08:53 PM
Chicago beats Vancouver 2-1 in OT.

Series tied 2-2.

SouthStndJunkie
05-07-2009, 09:00 PM
Franzen ties the score up 1-1.

SouthStndJunkie
05-07-2009, 09:16 PM
Franzen with his 2nd goal of the night.

2-1 Wings after 1 period of play.

SouthStndJunkie
05-07-2009, 09:56 PM
Sloppy play, Osgood.

Tied up 2-2.

SouthStndJunkie
05-07-2009, 10:08 PM
Hossa finally scores a goal in the series.

3-2 Detroit with just under 4 minutes left in the 2nd period.

SouthStndJunkie
05-07-2009, 10:14 PM
Hossa scores again....this time on the power play.

Huge goal gives Detroit a 4-2 lead after 2 periods of play.

SouthStndJunkie
05-07-2009, 10:16 PM
Hiller is finally letting some slop in tonight.

SouthStndJunkie
05-07-2009, 10:39 PM
This is more like it....

Mikael Samuelsson scores to give Detroit a 5-2 lead.

Hiller gets yanked.

Of course a familiar face is now in goal....Giguere.

SouthStndJunkie
05-07-2009, 10:40 PM
Babcock has tweaked the lines with some success tonight.

SouthStndJunkie
05-07-2009, 10:50 PM
5-3 Detroit with just under 10 minutes left in the game.

Broncojef
05-07-2009, 10:54 PM
5-3 Detroit with just under 10 minutes left in the game.

Actually only 5-2 but Hossa, Franzen and the boys are playing with a sense of purpose now.

Broncojef
05-07-2009, 10:55 PM
Actually only 5-2 but Hossa, Franzen and the boys are playing with a sense of purpose now.

Damn just got it outta my mouth....oh well. I think I'm on delay...you watchin Versus SSJ?

SouthStndJunkie
05-07-2009, 11:00 PM
Damn just got it outta my mouth....oh well. I think I'm on delay...you watchin Versus SSJ?

Yep....the game is not on Fox Sports Detroit tonight.

Broncojef
05-07-2009, 11:02 PM
Forgot I'd put Tivo on pause to put my daughter to bed...your 5-3 caught me off guard. Here's to going back to Detroit 2-2!!!

Broncojef
05-07-2009, 11:03 PM
That Flip Hossa Franzen line is rockin tonight.

SouthStndJunkie
05-07-2009, 11:06 PM
That Flip Hossa Franzen line is rockin tonight.

No doubt.

SouthStndJunkie
05-07-2009, 11:07 PM
Zetterberg with an empty net goal.

6-3 Deeeeetroit.

Broncojef
05-07-2009, 11:07 PM
Z seals the deal!!!

SouthStndJunkie
05-07-2009, 11:11 PM
Nice win for Detroit....they played their brand of hockey tonight.

Series tied up 2-2.

bronco militia
05-07-2009, 11:12 PM
booooooooooooooooo!

oh well

I hate the Di(u)cks too

broncocalijohn
05-07-2009, 11:28 PM
The last 90 minutes of hockey should worry the Ducks. They came out perfect tonight but pretty much got spanked at the end of the first two periods. Regroup, refocus and take another one in Detroit so they can try to finish the series in front of their fans in Anaheim. I think games are every other day so Monday game 6? Hope so as the Red Sox come into town on Tuesday.

24champ
05-07-2009, 11:30 PM
Dinosaurs showed their age tonight...going to be over in 6.

SouthStndJunkie
05-08-2009, 12:21 AM
The last 90 minutes of hockey should worry the Ducks. They came out perfect tonight but pretty much got spanked at the end of the first two periods. Regroup, refocus and take another one in Detroit so they can try to finish the series in front of their fans in Anaheim. I think games are every other day so Monday game 6? Hope so as the Red Sox come into town on Tuesday.

Game 5 (at Detroit) is on Sunday.

Game 6 (at Anaheim) is on Tuesday.

Game 7 (at Detroit) if necessary is on Thursday.

socalorado
05-08-2009, 07:22 AM
Nice win for Detroit....they played their brand of hockey tonight.

Series tied up 2-2.

I was waitin for it! finally the detroit everyone was bragging about showed up.
Good win.

socalorado
05-08-2009, 07:29 AM
Dinosaurs showed their age tonight...going to be over in 6.

Yeah, the girlscouts youth really had all of the king players on the ropes for most of the game. But, apparently from what i heard from jimmy, the neighbor kid, then the kings rallied to tie the game up. But it was all for nothing, when Barbara, shot a scorcher past Quick to win the game for the South Manhattan Beach Girl Scouts Youth Hockey Club.
Hopefully the Kings can get revenge on them tommorow.
Girl Scouts are up 3-1 in the series , but no one should count out those pesky kings.

alkemical
05-08-2009, 07:29 AM
I went to bed. I saw they won...

I saw chi win -

I hope my pens can even up the series.

alkemical
05-08-2009, 07:30 AM
I'd like sykora, satan, and gonchar to be gone for PITT next year - i'd rather try to pry boumeister away from FLA

broncocalijohn
05-08-2009, 10:28 AM
Yeah, the girlscouts youth really had all of the king players on the ropes for most of the game. But, apparently from what i heard from jimmy, the neighbor kid, then the kings rallied to tie the game up. But it was all for nothing, when Barbara, shot a scorcher past Quick to win the game for the South Manhattan Beach Girl Scouts Youth Hockey Club.
Hopefully the Kings can get revenge on them tommorow.
Girl Scouts are up 3-1 in the series , but no one should count out those pesky kings.

perfect! Sounds like ALF form too. The best is even when proven wrong, he cant let up. We trade off older players for guys under 26 and keep 2 HOFers that would be snatched up by any team if not playing for Anaheim next season. It is part delusional, jealous and hard headed. He can't help it. His team is the worst performing "act" after making a Stanley Cup Final. Thank God for the illegal stick in Montreal. It haunts them to this day. PS: He didnt have us winning in the first round so he will keep drawing a new line in the sand.

gyldenlove
05-08-2009, 06:04 PM
Well, the Wings woke up and taught the Ducks a lesson last night.

SoCalBronco
05-09-2009, 07:54 PM
Some things never change. :)

Hercules Rockefeller
05-09-2009, 09:45 PM
Yep. Someone needs to Mike Green and Alexander Semin to show the **** up this series. I told a Pens fan I was talking to in a bar last night that whoever won tonight will win the series. I don't see the Caps going into Pittsburgh and coming out of there with a win after losing 3 straight.

No matter what happens, Ovechkin elevated his game in this series, Varlamov will be the starter next season a full year ahead of schedule, and the Caps still have the bulk of their prospects from the rebuild just about ready to come up from Hershey.

SouthStndJunkie
05-10-2009, 08:17 PM
Solid game by Detroit.

With the series tied 2-2, Game 5 was crucial to win.

The Mule has been stepping up again....just like he did in the playoffs last year.

SouthStndJunkie
05-10-2009, 09:26 PM
The Red Wings recalled Darren McCarty after the game, perhaps to protect teammates if fists start flying in Game 6.

alkemical
05-11-2009, 06:39 AM
Yep. Someone needs to Mike Green and Alexander Semin to show the **** up this series. I told a Pens fan I was talking to in a bar last night that whoever won tonight will win the series. I don't see the Caps going into Pittsburgh and coming out of there with a win after losing 3 straight.

No matter what happens, Ovechkin elevated his game in this series, Varlamov will be the starter next season a full year ahead of schedule, and the Caps still have the bulk of their prospects from the rebuild just about ready to come up from Hershey.

Yep, growing pains man. It sucks, but trust me - now you have a cup contender with a nice window. With how parity is shaking the league out, it's going to be a great year and playoffs again next year.

gyldenlove
05-11-2009, 08:13 AM
The Red Wings recalled Darren McCarty after the game, perhaps to protect teammates if fists start flying in Game 6.

Well if Corey Perry wants to go, I am sure Johnny Ericsson would not mind kicking his ass again.

Smiling Assassin27
05-11-2009, 08:33 AM
Solid game by Detroit.

With the series tied 2-2, Game 5 was crucial to win.

The Mule has been stepping up again....just like he did in the playoffs last year.


The Ducks looked either uninterested or tired. Guys like Helm and Abdelkader were skating rings around them, and what's with Getzlaf? He and Ryan both look injured. They say he's got the flu, but I don't know.

Still, it only takes one game of Hiller standing on his head to get it to a game 7. The main thing in favor of Detroit is that they seem to know how to close series' out on the road.

BroncoFanatic
05-11-2009, 08:42 AM
I'd like sykora, satan, and gonchar to be gone for PITT next year - i'd rather try to pry boumeister away from FLA

I wouldn't miss sykora or satan, but gonchar has been playing very well, prior to olvechkin's cheap shot. I'd definitely like to see him back

alkemical
05-11-2009, 08:56 AM
I wouldn't miss sykora or satan, but gonchar has been playing very well, prior to olvechkin's cheap shot. I'd definitely like to see him back

IMO he's been playing like poo.

ElwayMD
05-11-2009, 10:44 AM
I just want the Pens to finish the Caps off tonight.

alkemical
05-11-2009, 10:50 AM
Same here man...

BroncoFanatic
05-11-2009, 11:38 AM
IMO he's been playing like poo.

We'll see how they play defensively without him tonight (fingers crossed).


GO PENS!!

alkemical
05-11-2009, 11:40 AM
We'll see how they play defensively without him tonight (fingers crossed).


GO PENS!!

They did ok Sat.

Hercules Rockefeller
05-11-2009, 08:00 PM
Caps live to fight another day. 3 OT games so far, Ovechkin and Crosby living up to the billing, what an epic series!

alkemical
05-11-2009, 08:41 PM
boooo

lol :)

SoCalBronco
05-11-2009, 09:12 PM
****ing bull****. When you have your boot on their neck, you can't let them up. When you outshoot them 42-24, you should be able to win. Flower totally let us down. He ****ing gave up 5 on 24 shots. He BETTER completely shut them down in Game 7 because he has gotten shown up by a rookie OVER and OVER this series.

It's going to be a real biatch going back into that building. They are going to go wild. I bet the Caps will be super amped up in that game, not just to beat the Pens but to beat 20 years of history. If we don't come out there all business, we're going to get ASSRAPED. I am SO disappointed.

24champ
05-11-2009, 09:24 PM
Ovie > Cindy

SouthStndJunkie
05-12-2009, 01:35 AM
Chicago is going to the Western Conference finals for the first time since 1995.

I would love to see a Detroit/Chicago Western Conference finals.

SouthStndJunkie
05-12-2009, 01:42 AM
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Detroit defenseman Brian Rafalski could be back in the lineup Tuesday night when the Red Wings look to eliminate the Anaheim Ducks in Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinals.

While Rafalski may be returning, Red Wings coach Mike Babcock indicated that center Kris Draper, who has missed the series with an upper-body injury, will not be available for Game 6.

It will be nice to get Rafalski back....but it would be nice to get Draper back for his knack of winning face-offs.

alkemical
05-12-2009, 06:39 AM
Ovie > Cindy


Funny, i didn't see any of the trolls out when pitt was winning 3 straight.

Crosby's the best overall player in the series. Ovies the best goal scorer.

Broncojef
05-12-2009, 06:50 AM
Rafalski back, even to take his 6-8 minutes away from Meech would be great, hope he's healthy though (might help our powerplay). Personally love McCarty but he like Chelios has no business being on the ice, the Wings have too much talent pushing to get ice time. I liked seeing Abdelkader, Helm and would relly like to see Leino break the lineup during the Cup run. We lost absolutely nothing when Kopecky went down. End it tonight boys....

Smiling Assassin27
05-12-2009, 10:36 AM
Rafalski back, even to take his 6-8 minutes away from Meech would be great, hope he's healthy though (might help our powerplay). Personally love McCarty but he like Chelios has no business being on the ice, the Wings have too much talent pushing to get ice time. I liked seeing Abdelkader, Helm and would relly like to see Leino break the lineup during the Cup run. We lost absolutely nothing when Kopecky went down. End it tonight boys....

Yeah, really there's no need for Mac to do anything other than drop gloves should it come to that. We've lost 2 valuable guys due to fighting (Lilja and Kopecky), so Mac can make his contribution by bloodying some folks and returning to the bench.

Abdelkader and Helm are from the 'I don't give a **** who you are, I'm gonna lay the wood to you...' school of hockey. They're like younger versions of Maltby and Draper--excellent grinders who have some offensive skill but live to backcheck and forecheck. Leino's an interesting one. Holland typically likes to overseason guys before bringing them up. I'm not sure he'll see the ice, but it'll be good learning experience for him.

As for Raffy, if he isn't healthy, he should prolly sit. No need to push him until absolutely necessary. What's pissing me off is that the Detroit media is treating this like a damn coronation. If Hiller becomes Patrick Roy for a night, we could be staring at a game 7 in Detroit for all the marbles. That would be bad.

Wild card: Ozzie. He's come up with some nice goalie play thus far. But he's also capable of allowing softies. If he comes up big, I see a Detroit win. If he plays as he has, he'll keep us in the game. If he stinks it up, hello game 7. This aint the Columbus BJ's we're playing.

gyldenlove
05-12-2009, 11:50 AM
Yeah, really there's no need for Mac to do anything other than drop gloves should it come to that. We've lost 2 valuable guys due to fighting (Lilja and Kopecky), so Mac can make his contribution by bloodying some folks and returning to the bench.

Abdelkader and Helm are from the 'I don't give a **** who you are, I'm gonna lay the wood to you...' school of hockey. They're like younger versions of Maltby and Draper--excellent grinders who have some offensive skill but live to backcheck and forecheck. Leino's an interesting one. Holland typically likes to overseason guys before bringing them up. I'm not sure he'll see the ice, but it'll be good learning experience for him.

As for Raffy, if he isn't healthy, he should prolly sit. No need to push him until absolutely necessary. What's pissing me off is that the Detroit media is treating this like a damn coronation. If Hiller becomes Patrick Roy for a night, we could be staring at a game 7 in Detroit for all the marbles. That would be bad.

Wild card: Ozzie. He's come up with some nice goalie play thus far. But he's also capable of allowing softies. If he comes up big, I see a Detroit win. If he plays as he has, he'll keep us in the game. If he stinks it up, hello game 7. This aint the Columbus BJ's we're playing.

I love Helm, he brings a ton of speed and he will run into anyone who has the puck.

I hope Rafalski is ready for tonight so he will be in gear and ready for the game after tonight.

Osgood is certainly a wild card, but except for a dodgy game 4 against Columbus he has shown pretty solid play and he has an uncanny ability to be good enough.

The real wild card here is Getzlaf, if he is 100% this game will be a lot different from game 4 and 5. He was very pedestrian in the last two games and was a liability in the defensive zone. If he comes out to play it will change the landscape completely.

Smiling Assassin27
05-12-2009, 01:34 PM
Yeah, and the Ducks will get the last change, so they'll be getting Getzlaf as far from Zetterberg as possible.

gyldenlove
05-12-2009, 01:37 PM
Yeah, and the Ducks will get the last change, so they'll be getting Getzlaf as far from Zetterberg as possible.

Between Zetterberg and Fillpula you have about 40 minutes gone, I am sure Detroit will take either matchup and you know that if Carlyle starts trying to match up against Helm and Abdelkader too much, the top lines will be doing a lot of damage against Anaheims secondary forwards. Babcock will take Zetterberg and Datsyuk against a third line any day.

Smiling Assassin27
05-12-2009, 04:00 PM
Between Zetterberg and Fillpula you have about 40 minutes gone, I am sure Detroit will take either matchup and you know that if Carlyle starts trying to match up against Helm and Abdelkader too much, the top lines will be doing a lot of damage against Anaheims secondary forwards. Babcock will take Zetterberg and Datsyuk against a third line any day.

This is what I think we'll see tonight. Absent some bad giveaways (are you listening, Brian Rafalski?), I think they've got the hang of dealing with the Ducks big line and getting some good 3 on 2's going the other way. Look for lots in period 3 when Getzie's gassed.

Smiling Assassin27
05-12-2009, 04:02 PM
http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s250/jayson_yoskovich/dead_20duck.jpg

broncocalijohn
05-13-2009, 01:28 AM
YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thursday for Chicago. Getzlaf looked pretty damn good with two goals. Ryan decided to show up with an assist. Socalorado, I had a ticket for ya. Maybe next series.

SouthStndJunkie
05-13-2009, 01:32 AM
Game Seven in Detroit on Thursday.

SouthStndJunkie
05-13-2009, 01:37 AM
I thought about trying to get 2 tickets to Game Seven....but I may wait and try and get tickets if they win and play Chicago in the Western Conference finals.

Smiling Assassin27
05-13-2009, 08:42 AM
As much as I'd like to call this a choke, it really wasn't. Anaheim basically exerted their will over the Wings. It was basically their version of Game 5--Duck hockey right down to the scrum at the end. Datsyuk and Hossa (who is playing himself right out of Hockeytown) were disappointing and Babcock has to do something to get Dats away from Marchant. Marchant is the unsung hero in this series for utterly frustrating and shutting Datsyuk down.


Killer instinct was apparent in only one team--the Ducks. If the DUcks want it more, then they should move on. On to game 7..and as we all know the winner of game 7 will be the team with the fans who spout the most trivia about game 7's.. ;)

socalorado
05-13-2009, 09:13 AM
As much as I'd like to call this a choke, it really wasn't. Anaheim basically exerted their will over the Wings. It was basically their version of Game 5--Duck hockey right down to the scrum at the end. Datsyuk and Hossa (who is playing himself right out of Hockeytown) were disappointing and Babcock has to do something to get Dats away from Marchant. Marchant is the unsung hero in this series for utterly frustrating and shutting Datsyuk down.


Killer instinct was apparent in only one team--the Ducks. If the DUcks want it more, then they should move on. On to game 7..and as we all know the winner of game 7 will be the team with the fans who spout the most trivia about game 7's.. ;)

YEah. i agree. Whats utterly amazing is that DET for all their superstars, just dont come out and put up 9 goals a game.
I will say that Zetterberg and Getzlaf are easily in a class all their own at their repsective position. No ones even close to them.
This really has been a great series.

broncocalijohn
05-13-2009, 12:24 PM
I thought about trying to get 2 tickets to Game Seven....but I may wait and try and get tickets if they win and play Chicago in the Western Conference finals.

You better save some more coins because I think these tickets would cost a handful. Smilin, do you know the record for Wings in game 7 on their ice? I havent bothered to look it up.

Smiling Assassin27
05-13-2009, 01:53 PM
You better save some more coins because I think these tickets would cost a handful. Smilin, do you know the record for Wings in game 7 on their ice? I havent bothered to look it up.

Detroit is 11-7 in Game 7s, but just 3-3 at home since 1991.


The home team has won 78 of 123 Game 7s all-time (63.4%) and 19 of the 27 seven-game series (70.4%) since the 2001 postseason.

On the bright side, no more trips to the West Coast this season...:rofl:

ElwayMD
05-13-2009, 08:08 PM
Pens embarrassed the Caps tonight. Great game by Sid, still worried about Fluery (giving up too many goals vs. amount of shots he's facing). Who's next?

SoCalBronco
05-13-2009, 11:18 PM
Wow...we really showed up. I was worried after Game 6, but the boys really came to play. I was really happy to see Gonch get back on the ice as well.

SouthStndJunkie
05-13-2009, 11:26 PM
You better save some more coins because I think these tickets would cost a handful. Smilin, do you know the record for Wings in game 7 on their ice? I havent bothered to look it up.

I can get Wings playoff tickets at face value.

alkemical
05-14-2009, 06:36 AM
Ovie > Cindy

haha!

BroncoFanatic
05-14-2009, 08:29 AM
Ovie > Cindy

Skill wise maybe, but Crosby is the better team player. Ovechkin is one dimensional and doesn't back check or defend like Crosby does.

Ovie on the PK chokes up the puck to Crosby, who skates down in a breakaway and scores. I had to quote you because I love the sweet irony :~ohyah!:

alkemical
05-14-2009, 08:48 AM
Skill wise maybe, but Crosby is the better team player. Ovechkin is one dimensional and doesn't back check or defend like Crosby does.

Ovie on the PK chokes up the puck to Crosby, who skates down in a breakaway and scores. I had to quote you because I love the sweet irony :~ohyah!:

Actually, i've seen ovie make a few defensive plays and some really good forechecking.

Ovie is a pure scorer. Nobody is like him in terms of goals he scores.

But when it comes to all the things crosby does, and how big he plays in big games - you can't cite him any differently. This "kid" is good. What's scarier - is he's getting better.

ElwayMD
05-14-2009, 09:42 AM
The more I see of Tyler Kennedy the more I like him...he is just a flying ball of energy on the ice and everytime his line is on the ice they seem to be able to create some chances which is awesome because he's 3rd or 4th line.

I'd love to see the Pens back in the finals. It will be interesting to see if it's Carolina or Boston. I'd love to see some Staahl vs. Staahl action!

BroncoFanatic
05-14-2009, 10:07 AM
I'd love to see some Staahl vs. Staahl action!

I hope you mean that in pure hockey terms

Hilarious!

ElwayMD
05-14-2009, 10:50 AM
I hope you mean that in pure hockey terms

Hilarious!

How about some Staahl vs. Staahl vs. Staahl action? ^5

24champ
05-14-2009, 11:14 AM
Skill wise maybe, but Crosby is the better team player. Ovechkin is one dimensional and doesn't back check or defend like Crosby does.


Ovie isn't a crybaby like Cindy, he actually respects the game for what it is. I remember when somebody got a hat trick, could have been Ovie...and Cindy complained to the refs about delay of game and if they could get the game going again. It was a whiney move on Cindy's part, that and he b****ed out in the regular season when Ovie checked him into the bench boards. Ovie is mentally tougher and a better player than Cindy.

I actually think when Malkin is on his game, he is better than Cindy.

alkemical
05-14-2009, 11:16 AM
The more I see of Tyler Kennedy the more I like him...he is just a flying ball of energy on the ice and everytime his line is on the ice they seem to be able to create some chances which is awesome because he's 3rd or 4th line.

I'd love to see the Pens back in the finals. It will be interesting to see if it's Carolina or Boston. I'd love to see some Staahl vs. Staahl action!


Jordan Staal still has some growing to do. But so does malkin....


I like Kennedy for what he is, but man his shot is either on net, or 5 rows up. Of course Jordan shoots high and wide lots of times too.

But i'm not bitching, but i think for the pens to win a cup - Jordan needs to be a better part of the offense.

alkemical
05-14-2009, 11:21 AM
Ovie isn't a crybaby like Cindy, he actually respects the game for what it is. I remember when somebody got a hat trick, could have been Ovie...and Cindy complained to the refs about delay of game and if they could get the game going again. It was a whiney move on Cindy's part, that and he b****ed out in the regular season when Ovie checked him into the bench boards. Ovie is mentally tougher and a better player than Cindy.

I actually think when Malkin is on his game, he is better than Cindy.


I agree that Crosby did whine a bit. But since coming back from the injury from this season, he's 'putting up, and shutting up' more so. But i won't deny or sugar coat he did whine a bit. But fortunatly, it appears he's growing out of it. Not to mention, it seems he's getting better and better. I can't wait for him to slow down a bit and not force things all the time. He'll be bad ass then.

To say Crosby doesn't respect the game is nothing more than stupid hyperbole from a sour mouthed fan that doesn't like Crosby. To say Ovie is mentally tougher, is a biased opinion. I think Crosby's done pretty well to show his mental toughness, i mean - he shows up in big games - you take a tooth out of him - he scores a goal, etc. Again, this is just more hyperbole from someone who has sour grapes than anyone who actually enjoys hockey and can be objective on talents in the game.

Malkin, like a lot of russian players - when they are on - they are on. But you see how that happens with Semin. They get streaky and disappear.

From my POV, this series with the Caps, and Ovechkin was good for Crosby. He needs to be better than someone, that's how his drive is driven. He matched ovie more or less point for point and led his team to the win, instead of folding and laying over like the caps did.

Get your head out of your ass and realize your opinions smell like **** and they aren't facts.

Smiling Assassin27
05-14-2009, 04:52 PM
GAME 7, BIATCHES!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFKiw3MEqMY&feature=player_embedded

SouthStndJunkie
05-14-2009, 05:48 PM
Detroit leads 1-0 after the first period on a Jiri Hudler goal.

SouthStndJunkie
05-14-2009, 06:09 PM
Darren Helm gives Detroit a 2-0 lead!

SouthStndJunkie
05-14-2009, 06:40 PM
Detroit up 3-1.

SouthStndJunkie
05-14-2009, 06:45 PM
Ducks score....the score is now 3-2 Detroit.

SouthStndJunkie
05-14-2009, 07:17 PM
Wings/Ducks tied up 3-3.

The Big E
05-14-2009, 07:21 PM
This sux. I'm still at work and my TIVO isn't set.

SouthStndJunkie
05-14-2009, 07:34 PM
Wings take the lead 4-3!

Cleary with the goal.

3 minutes left in the 3rd period.

SouthStndJunkie
05-14-2009, 07:40 PM
BOOM!

Wings win 4-3 and are moving on to the Western Conference finals.

Tough, tough series.

SouthStndJunkie
05-14-2009, 07:43 PM
Two Original Six teams will be squaring off in Chicago and Detroit.

SouthStndJunkie
05-14-2009, 09:43 PM
With Boston losing, the Wings now have home ice for the rest of the playoffs.

SouthStndJunkie
05-14-2009, 10:52 PM
I think the Wings take out the Blackhawks in 5 games and then go on to a rematch with the Penguins.

bronco militia
05-14-2009, 10:53 PM
where are all the D*ck fans?

Seamus
05-14-2009, 11:05 PM
I just got back from Montreal! I think they are getting use to watching only the first round of the playoffs.

24champ
05-14-2009, 11:31 PM
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ROFL!

Beantown Bronco
05-15-2009, 07:48 AM
Well that sucked. I thought the momentum and home ice would've carried them through last night's game. Apparently not.

Good luck to the fans of those teams still in it. Gotta love NHL playoffs!

gyldenlove
05-15-2009, 07:59 AM
Crosby looks like so much better in the postseason than in the regular season. He looked like he was half-assing a lot of things during the regular season whenever I saw him play, the effort wasn't there during an entire game, he only really played in bursts.

He looks like a much more complete player in the playoffs.

Ovechkin is a guy you would LOVE to have with a top 2-way center, imagine him in the olympics with Datsyuk or Malkin, so he can stay up and poach.

gyldenlove
05-15-2009, 08:00 AM
Game 7 between Detroit and Anaheim was quite poorly officiated, and if both teams have some gripes to settle with the refs that is understandable.

A lot of non-calls, some downright wrong calls and some quite arbitrary penalties.

alkemical
05-15-2009, 08:01 AM
Crosby looks like so much better in the postseason than in the regular season. He looked like he was half-assing a lot of things during the regular season whenever I saw him play, the effort wasn't there during an entire game, he only really played in bursts.

He looks like a much more complete player in the playoffs.

Ovechkin is a guy you would LOVE to have with a top 2-way center, imagine him in the olympics with Datsyuk or Malkin, so he can stay up and poach.

I would actually like to see what ovie and crosby would do on a line together.

ElwayMD
05-15-2009, 08:02 AM
Pens vs. Carolina the stars have aligned for Pittsburgh to get into the finals again. It will be interesting to see if Carolina stays hot or if they finally cool off.

Smiling Assassin27
05-15-2009, 09:04 AM
Two Original Six teams will be squaring off in Chicago and Detroit.

http://www.suntimes.com/sports/hockey/blackhawks/1575332,CST-SPT-hmatch15.article


Talk about homerism. This Chi-town sports hack picks the Hawks in 6. I think my favorite quote is:

The Hawks' Nikolai Khabibulin is clearly better than Chris Osgood, Detroit's main goalie. EDGE: Hawks


Playoff stats just don't bear that out, pal.

Osgood: GAA = 2.06 and SV% = 0.921 and SO = 1 (#1 since Thomas is now eliminated)
Khabibulin: GAA = 2.76 and SV% = 0.896 and SO = 0

Khabibulin has only faced 14 more shots than Osgood has, BTW.

Also, Ozzie has 2 more Stanley Cups, and 1 more as a starter. What in the world would point to Habi 'clearly' being better than Ozzie?

Not to mention this fool gives the edge on D to Chicago! WTF? They're small and inexperienced overall, while the Wings have pillars in Stuart, Lidstrom, Rafalski, and Krownwall along with some bad ass youth like Ericsson and Meech.

The only thing that will be in the Hawks' favor is that Anaheim may have taken too much physically and emotionally from Detroit. Then again, Dats and Hoss didn't even show up for the last series.

Wings in 6, but won't be surprised at a sweep.

Smiling Assassin27
05-15-2009, 09:07 AM
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ROFL!

Dude, the music makes it 10X funnier...Rep.

gyldenlove
05-15-2009, 09:24 AM
http://www.suntimes.com/sports/hockey/blackhawks/1575332,CST-SPT-hmatch15.article


Talk about homerism. This Chi-town sports hack picks the Hawks in 6. I think my favorite quote is:



Playoff stats just don't bear that out, pal.

Osgood: GAA = 2.06 and SV% = 0.921 and SO = 1 (#1 since Thomas is now eliminated)
Khabibulin: GAA = 2.76 and SV% = 0.896 and SO = 0

Khabibulin has only faced 14 more shots than Osgood has, BTW.

Also, Ozzie has 2 more Stanley Cups, and 1 more as a starter. What in the world would point to Habi 'clearly' being better than Ozzie?

Not to mention this fool gives the edge on D to Chicago! WTF? They're small and inexperienced overall, while the Wings have pillars in Stuart, Lidstrom, Rafalski, and Krownwall along with some bad ass youth like Ericsson and Meech.

The only thing that will be in the Hawks' favor is that Anaheim may have taken too much physically and emotionally from Detroit. Then again, Dats and Hoss didn't even show up for the last series.

Wings in 6, but won't be surprised at a sweep.

I don't know, Chicago has been to Western Canada 4 times in 3 weeks, they have played 1 more game than Detroit in that period too. Guys like Draper, Abdelkader and Rafalski should have pretty fresh legs.

Osgood is clearly a better playoff goalie than Khabibulin is. Aside from the game 4 meltdown against Columbus, he has yet to let in more than 3 goals in a game in these playoffs, does anyone really believe that Chicago can hold Detroit to less than 3 goals consistently?

On D it is no contest, the only defensive group that can be compared to Detroits was just eliminated last night by the Red Wings. Brian Campbell has been a defensive liability in the playoffs this year, Duncan Keith has shown very little offensive prowess and they end up relying on Brent Seabrook to do it all.

When you can have Tomas Holmstrom on your 4th line, you are deep. Here is how the matcups will be:

Toews is going to be seeing a LOT of Zetterberg, and just like Zetterberg did with Nash and Getzlaf, he will match Toews. That leaves Datsyuk to get the Havlat line and the H line to get a solid matchup against Pahlson.

One thing for Chicago to worry about, Detroits big 3 have combined for 16 points with 7 goals in the 6 games they have played against the Hawks this year.

Smiling Assassin27
05-15-2009, 09:27 AM
Should be more run and gun style, which should favor the Wings' 4 lines that can score. If the defense stays disciplined and keeps shots to the outside, I don't see how Chicago can win 4 games.

24champ
05-15-2009, 09:47 AM
I would actually like to see what ovie and crosby would do on a line together.

For the Kings 6 years down the road....hmmm. :~ohyah!:


I'd want Malkin and Ovie actually, I've made it no secret that Malkin is the player I want...hopefully Kings CAN trade for him. Jack Johnson will be put on the trade market this offseason to gauge what we can get. Hopefully Shero bites and put Malkin to the Kings for JMFJ/picks/prospects.

gyldenlove
05-15-2009, 01:13 PM
I don't like the Ducks, I really don't like Chris Pronger and I hate everything about Corey Perry that has happened since he won the memorial cup with my Knights - but I have to tip my hat to the fact that they can play.

This series reminded me in so many ways of the WC final in 2007 with Detroit and Anaheim, closely contested and very physical. There is no doubt in my mind that Detroit was the only team in 2007 that had a real shot at beating Anaheim, and the only team that played at Anaheims level. I get the sneaking feeling that Anaheim is the only team that really play at Detroits level.

Pronger was rock solid in this series, he is a punk, but he is definitely a top competitor with amazing talent.

Perry and Getzlaf are to mind a better duo in the playoffs than Malkin and Crosby. Crosby is dangerous and he is getting there, but Perry and Getzlaf are so much more than their considerable points, they both compete, they both do all the tough things and they play both ends.

I have to say, that series was the most intense hockey I have ever seen over such a sustained period of time.

Smiling Assassin27
05-15-2009, 03:31 PM
http://www2.gvsu.edu/~adkinsbs/joelMonkey.jpg

broncocalijohn
05-15-2009, 03:36 PM
Great series and when it comes down to one goal in the last 3 minutes of game 7, it shows how close the teams match up. Coming back twice from 2 goal deficits against the Stanley Cup Champions at their arena is pretty amazing. Didnt like the outcome but cant be mad at the team or year. Just a little disappointed they couldnt finish them off. At least I can watch us start a new year with some young guys and read how well the Kings are doing in the basement with the Coyotes.

SouthStndJunkie
05-17-2009, 01:48 PM
Wings and Blackhawks tied up 1-1 in the 1st period.

SouthStndJunkie
05-17-2009, 02:21 PM
Khabibulin playing damn good so far.

Bronx33
05-17-2009, 02:26 PM
Khabibulin playing damn good so far.

yep...

Bronx33
05-17-2009, 02:38 PM
Damn egar almost got his throat cut WOW!

SouthStndJunkie
05-17-2009, 02:42 PM
Damn egar almost got his throat cut WOW!

That was very close.

SouthStndJunkie
05-17-2009, 02:42 PM
Franzen with a sweet wrap-around goal.

2-1 Wings.

Bronx33
05-17-2009, 02:43 PM
That was very close.


I think the strap saved his ass and the detroit palistinians score. Boooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!

SouthStndJunkie
05-17-2009, 02:45 PM
The Mule rules.

SouthStndJunkie
05-17-2009, 02:46 PM
2-1 Wings after 2 periods of play.

Bronx33
05-17-2009, 03:08 PM
2-2 PP goal

Bronx33
05-17-2009, 03:16 PM
3-2 west bank and the hawks D needs to clear the damn puck habi is playing the price.

Bronx33
05-17-2009, 03:21 PM
4-2 west bank

gyldenlove
05-17-2009, 04:35 PM
5-2, except for the first 10 minutes of the game Detroit outplayed Chicago. Khabibulin played very well, but the speed and energy of the Hawks was completely negated by the puck possession of the Wings.

SouthStndJunkie
05-17-2009, 04:57 PM
Fear the Winged Wheel!

Broncojef
05-17-2009, 05:03 PM
Did anyone even see Hossa today? Talk about missing from the play-offs...if our top guys ever started producing it would be scary.

gyldenlove
05-17-2009, 05:18 PM
Did anyone even see Hossa today? Talk about missing from the play-offs...if our top guys ever started producing it would be scary.

He just looked confused out there. I have a hamster that acts just like that, except my hamster doesn't fall down as much.

Smiling Assassin27
05-18-2009, 09:32 AM
5-2, except for the first 10 minutes of the game Detroit outplayed Chicago. Khabibulin played very well, but the speed and energy of the Hawks was completely negated by the puck possession of the Wings.

Usually, I have a knot in my stomach when the enemy scores first. In game 1, there was none of that. Detroit really dominated the ice and, had they not made some bad turnovers, they could've easily shut these guys out. The first goal was a sloppy one, but Detroit was coming through center ice with speed all day long. The Hawks need to change strategy, as those stretch passes are turning into 3 on 2's and 2 on 1's for Detroit.

Even the second goal for Chicago was the result of a joke of a call and a flat out bad read by franzen. Game 2 won't be like this (probably) but, as of now, I feel comfortable that we can systematically dismantle the Hawks with speed, clamp-down defense, and a gear that they simply do not have.

Smiling Assassin27
05-18-2009, 09:38 AM
He just looked confused out there. I have a hamster that acts just like that, except my hamster doesn't fall down as much.

And he doesn't earn 7 mil a year...(i'm assuming)

Hoss is playing his way out of Detroit. There's just no way he's going to be affordable and Holland won't slash the depth just for him. Don't forget that he was a questionable playoff producer even before he got to go to Pittsburgh and play on Crosby's line. HOlland would have to lose Filppula, Hudler, Samuelsson, and Lilja just to keep Hossa--not a good move. We've got guys like Leino, Kindl, Helm, and Abdelkader that can fill the ice time, and Filppula needs more ice time, as his development was kinda slowed down when Hossa took his time, IMO.

socalorado
05-18-2009, 09:52 AM
Hey! havent been online for the weekend.
congrats to the wingies! great series.

alkemical
05-18-2009, 10:13 AM
And he doesn't earn 7 mil a year...(i'm assuming)

Hoss is playing his way out of Detroit. There's just no way he's going to be affordable and Holland won't slash the depth just for him. Don't forget that he was a questionable playoff producer even before he got to go to Pittsburgh and play on Crosby's line. HOlland would have to lose Filppula, Hudler, Samuelsson, and Lilja just to keep Hossa--not a good move. We've got guys like Leino, Kindl, Helm, and Abdelkader that can fill the ice time, and Filppula needs more ice time, as his development was kinda slowed down when Hossa took his time, IMO.

Hossa is crazy IMO. He's on some nutjob kick to win a cup, and he's going to bounce around and not win one.

gyldenlove
05-18-2009, 10:14 AM
And he doesn't earn 7 mil a year...(i'm assuming)

Hoss is playing his way out of Detroit. There's just no way he's going to be affordable and Holland won't slash the depth just for him. Don't forget that he was a questionable playoff producer even before he got to go to Pittsburgh and play on Crosby's line. HOlland would have to lose Filppula, Hudler, Samuelsson, and Lilja just to keep Hossa--not a good move. We've got guys like Leino, Kindl, Helm, and Abdelkader that can fill the ice time, and Filppula needs more ice time, as his development was kinda slowed down when Hossa took his time, IMO.

That is true, he is just not getting it done offensive in the playoffs. Right now I think Hudler is going to be the top priority for Holland.

I would guess that this could be the roster next year:

Datsyuk, Zetterberg, Holmstrom, Filppula, Cleary, Hudler, Franzen, Draper, Samuelson, Leino, Helm and Maltby. (Hossa and Kopecky out, Helm and Leino in)

Listrom, Rafalski, Kronwall, Stuart, Lilja, Ericsson, Meech and Lebda (Chelios out and Ericsson in)

Osgood and Howard (Conklin out and Howard in)

That gives us about 5 mill in cap space to get contracts for Hudler, Samuelson and Leino. I would guess Leino gets a cap number that is about 1 mill, Samuelson will probably go for a deal in the Draper range of about 1.5-1.75 and Hudler gets 2.5.

Lines would be: Filppula-Datsyuk-Holmstrom, Franzen-Zetterberg-Cleary, Hudler-Helm-Leino, Maltby-Draper-Samuelson.

gyldenlove
05-18-2009, 10:16 AM
Even the second goal for Chicago was the result of a joke of a call and a flat out bad read by franzen. Game 2 won't be like this (probably) but, as of now, I feel comfortable that we can systematically dismantle the Hawks with speed, clamp-down defense, and a gear that they simply do not have.

I don't know how, but those bad calls seem to keep on happening. In the Anaheim series I lost count of how many times Anaheim got away with cross checking, interference and tripping and then every so often we would get a call that was completely a joke. In game 7 especially, in the early going they had a couple of high sticking calls where the stick didn't make contact (1 for each team) but then by the middle of the 2nd period I bet Pronger could have brought a gun and shot Holmstrom in the face and they wouldn't have called it.