Red Wings @ Avalanche - 12/27
Posted December 27, 2008 - 08:58 PM
The Avs will be without leading scorer Paul Stastny and captain Joe Sakic, who are both out with injuries.
Chris Osgood says he's ready to return to the Detroit crease but he will sit tonight in favor of Ty Conklin.
Programming reminder, this game is on Fox Sports Plus.
Posted December 27, 2008 - 09:19 PM
Posted December 27, 2008 - 09:39 PM
The NHL won't do anything about it's awful, inconsistant reffing until people start to turn games off because of it. Tonight, I'm doing my part. See you guys later.
Posted December 28, 2008 - 03:07 AM
Posted December 28, 2008 - 03:10 AM
The wife made me turn off the Xbox and check the game. The Wings promptly scored three goals to tie things up. I'm back in for the rest of this one I guess.
Strange how I went to play games too after that first period to let the steam subside, only to come back and watch at the end of the second period, all tied @ 3-3.
Posted December 29, 2008 - 05:14 PM
Supposedly the reason for introducing the shootout in the NHL was that the fans demand to see a winner and a loser in every game. Ties apparently leave everyone feeling unsatisfied. What happens, though, when neither team deserves to win?
The Red Wings were awful (no matter what I think of the officiating) in the first period against Colorado. The Avalanche were horrible for the rest of the game. Why should either of these teams be awarded with an extra point?
If the shootout is for entertainment, have one every game. Have two or three, maybe at the start of each period to get the goalies warmed up. I have nothing against them as entertainment, they're very fun to watch.
My problem is what happened on Saturday (and what has happened other nights this season in Detroit's favor). If a team can turn in one good period and coast to a win from there, good for them. The same if a team can bounce back from a bad period, play the rest of the game well, and get the win. I just think that if you try to do that and don't win, you don't deserve the extra chance the shootout offers.
Posted December 30, 2008 - 03:11 AM
If a team can turn in one good period and coast to a win from there, good for them
From what I've seen majority of these games are won and lost based on a period where anytime contact is made and these chincy penalties are called, then the other team gets bailed out just to make it fair (a.k.a. one bad call deserves another). Thats why I believe the playoffs will tell a different tale when teams get to play more hockey rather than 5on3, 5on4 for whatever reason half the time not even knowing what was called and just letting it go by the way side. Wings playing better 5on5 right now, which is a good sign. As for the games where a team doesnt deserve a point, that usually is a sign of a team that will lose the next game. Wings came close last game so usually that means they're playing better which may be a good thing come next game. ANYWAYS enough of this, its not even the half way point, let the mayhem subside.
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