Jump to content


Photo

Wings @ Predators


  • Please log in to reply
14 replies to this topic

#1 Mathieu_Datsyuk132351

Mathieu_Datsyuk132351

    Legend

  • Members
  • 1,619 posts
  • Location: Ohio

Posted November 22, 2007 - 07:23 PM

:D Can't wait for the game! :) 8 more min. till the pregame!!!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Posted Image


#2 YzerFan19

YzerFan19

    Legend

  • Admin
  • 11,171 posts
  • Location: Michigan

Posted November 22, 2007 - 08:11 PM

I can't wait to see the attendance numbers for this game. A hockey game on Thanksgiving Day, basically a football day, in the state of Tennessee.

#3 YzerFan19

YzerFan19

    Legend

  • Admin
  • 11,171 posts
  • Location: Michigan

Posted November 22, 2007 - 08:27 PM

Holy hell, the Preds are getting crazy penalties.

#4 YzerFan19

YzerFan19

    Legend

  • Admin
  • 11,171 posts
  • Location: Michigan

Posted November 22, 2007 - 08:32 PM

Huge kill by the Preds. I hope not scoring there doesn't come back to bite the Wings in the ass.

#5 YzerFan19

YzerFan19

    Legend

  • Admin
  • 11,171 posts
  • Location: Michigan

Posted November 22, 2007 - 08:37 PM

Well, there we go. Evened back up. I'm not sure that I can blame Hasek on it but I want to.

#6 YzerFan19

YzerFan19

    Legend

  • Admin
  • 11,171 posts
  • Location: Michigan

Posted November 22, 2007 - 09:30 PM

He looked shaky doing it but Dom finally made a big stop. Maybe that's the start of him snapping out of it.

#7 YzerFan19

YzerFan19

    Legend

  • Admin
  • 11,171 posts
  • Location: Michigan

Posted November 22, 2007 - 09:40 PM

What a goal by Zetterberg. Imporant this late in the period.

#8 YzerFan19

YzerFan19

    Legend

  • Admin
  • 11,171 posts
  • Location: Michigan

Posted November 22, 2007 - 09:43 PM

And Erat ties it up with Hasek unable to stand up. I'm telling you, Osgood doesn't fall down to make that first stop so he's still standing to stop the rebound chance.

#9 YzerFan19

YzerFan19

    Legend

  • Admin
  • 11,171 posts
  • Location: Michigan

Posted November 22, 2007 - 10:06 PM

Preds with a PPG, that drought wasn't going to last forever.

#10 YzerFan19

YzerFan19

    Legend

  • Admin
  • 11,171 posts
  • Location: Michigan

Posted November 22, 2007 - 10:39 PM

This end has been as odd as you can get. What a clusterf*ck.

#11 choyer

choyer

    All-Star

  • Members
  • 152 posts

Posted November 22, 2007 - 11:54 PM

I'm so sick of Hasek flopping down for every single shot on goal. I give him the right to do that when there is a frenzy around the net, but not on a shot from the blue line. Osgood has badly outplayed Hasek this season and deserves to start. Im guessing the only reason he didnt start was because of him playing last night in St. Louis, but honestly, it seems to be that nearly every Detroit loss has come with the start of the Groininator.
Posted Image[indent=1][size=3]

#12 YzerFan19

YzerFan19

    Legend

  • Admin
  • 11,171 posts
  • Location: Michigan

Posted November 23, 2007 - 12:09 AM

I want to blame Hasek for tonight's loss but I can't. The flop/rebound goal I blame him on but the rest of the game was a team effort. The Wings looked tired tonight. Not a surprise since they played last night (and travelled) and Nashville didn't (thanks, NHL schedulers).

This one seems to fall more under the "Detroit is playing better in front of Osgood right now" arguement that Bill made over at A2Y than the "Hasek is a wack-job who's lost it" idea.

#13 skyguy52

skyguy52

    Hall of Famer

  • Members
  • 717 posts
  • Location: Flint, Michigan area

Posted November 23, 2007 - 02:06 AM

I'm so sick of Hasek flopping down for every single shot on goal. I give him the right to do that when there is a frenzy around the net, but not on a shot from the blue line. Osgood has badly outplayed Hasek this season and deserves to start. Im guessing the only reason he didnt start was because of him playing last night in St. Louis, but honestly, it seems to be that nearly every Detroit loss has come with the start of the Groininator.


Haha ... right on! Couldn't have said it better myself. To be honest, the most memorable play (PREDATOR goal) that stands out in my mind about this game, was NASHVILLE's second goal to tie it up --- DOM flat on his back, head towards goal line, legs wide open, and the PREDATOR to the right of the net( his name escapes me right now) flipping a rebound (or maybe it was a direct passs) over top of the prone DOM into a wide open net .... WTF? From the angle I watched this play, I can't, for the life of me, understand, or justify, why DOM was flat on his back, in that fashion, at that moment in time. Am I missing something here? Can someone explain that for me? Thanks ..... :mad:

#14 choyer

choyer

    All-Star

  • Members
  • 152 posts

Posted November 23, 2007 - 04:39 PM

It was Martin Erat who was wide open for the rebound attempt. Granted, it is the defensemen's job to keep the puck away from Erat, but Hasek still should not have been lying down. Hasek has been around forever, and opposing players aren't brain dead, they know that they have to go top shelf on him to score, so I'm thinking his days are numbered in Detroit, as well as in the NHL in general.


Osgood changed his style after coming back to Detroit, making himself larger in goal and trying to stand up more so than kneeling down. This style change seems to have elevated his play immensely. I think with the skill of players these days, goal tenders have to be as large as possible in the net, and Hasek as we all know, only covers down low, making it super easy for the shooter to light the lamp.


In my opinion, Osgood should be the non-questioned starter until a better option comes along, and Jimmy Howard should be trusted as the backup. Hasek is basically hindering Howard from gaining NHL experience, it's time for him to step down and let the youthful players pick up where he left off.


Posted Image[indent=1][size=3]

#15 YzerFan19

YzerFan19

    Legend

  • Admin
  • 11,171 posts
  • Location: Michigan

Posted November 23, 2007 - 07:38 PM

I think that Howard has nothing to gain from being a backup in the NHL this season. He needs to be more consistant and he won't learn that without playing time, which he can get in GR. I've said before but I think that next season he'll be up, splitting time in the crease with Osgood.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Advanced Forum Search

Current Forum Discussions

Forgot Your Password?