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#1 YzerFan19

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Posted March 03, 2011 - 08:23 PM

Brian Rafalski remains out for the Wings and has reportedly returned to Detroit. Either Drew Miller or Justin Abdelkader will rotate out up front. Joey MacDonald gets the start in net.

Antti Niemi starts for the Sharks. Dan Boyle is out on their blueline.

There'd better be a better effort than last night in Anahiem.

#2 DetroitRiver

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Posted March 03, 2011 - 10:42 PM

There'd better be a better effort than last night in Anahiem.

Got that right! You can say the Ducts won in true form bay playing dirty and winning cheap but 1-9 on the power play let's them stay in the game. Come on Wings! :)

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Posted March 03, 2011 - 10:44 PM

Wings standing around watching. Not good effort.

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Posted March 03, 2011 - 10:46 PM

Watching the numbers quickly add up on the event summary sheet for San Hose. Looks like it's going to be another long night.

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Posted March 03, 2011 - 10:47 PM

9 shots for San Hose in the first 5 minutes?

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Posted March 03, 2011 - 10:48 PM

Drapes with a bad penalty at a bad time, ugh.

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Posted March 03, 2011 - 11:00 PM

So where's the offense so far? 1 shot in 10 minutes?

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Posted March 03, 2011 - 11:10 PM

Horsesh*t call. That was a f*cking goal.

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Posted March 03, 2011 - 11:14 PM

Call that one back you blind sonofabitch.

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Posted March 03, 2011 - 11:15 PM

Was the a PP goal? About time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted March 03, 2011 - 11:18 PM

This bodes well. When Lidsy scores, it usually gets the team fired up.

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Posted March 03, 2011 - 11:20 PM

This bodes well. When Lidsy scores, it usually gets the team fired up.

Oops. That was Homer's goal. My bad.

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Posted March 03, 2011 - 11:32 PM

This bodes well. When Lidsy scores, it usually gets the team fired up.

Oops. That was Homer's goal. My bad.

Nice tip it was, too.

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Posted March 03, 2011 - 11:42 PM

No shots for Z or Pasha yet. They've got to open up sometime soon...

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Posted March 03, 2011 - 11:43 PM

Dany Heatley is killing it.

Too soon?

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Posted March 04, 2011 - 12:53 AM

Great communication you idiots. Jesus f*cking Christ, what a goofy-ass goal.

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Posted March 04, 2011 - 01:22 AM

The Red Wings just put forth too little effort tonight, once again. And once again, it showed on the scoreboard as they walk away with a loss.

How many times did Detroit have sustained pressure in the San Jose zone? How many times did the opposite happen? The Sharks outworked the Wings and it sucked to see.

I jump on Joey MacDonald a lot but even with the third goal, I'm not faulting him in this one. He played a great game and the only way it could have been better would have been if he'd have communicated with Ericsson on that play.

The refs will get blamed, too, for the goal that was called back. It was a horrible call, I'm not going to defend it. I'm just going to remind people that the Red Wings scored again later in that power play. Only one of those goals was going to count, 'cause if the first did the second wouldn't have happened with the power play over. The stupid call to negate the first goal wasn't what stopped the Red Wings from scoring in the second and third periods.

That's all I've got tonight. I hate West Coast road trips on weeknights.

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Posted March 04, 2011 - 11:54 AM

"The Red Wings just put forth too little effort tonight, once again. And once again, it showed on the scoreboard as they walk away with a loss."


What is the problem, do you think? Do we actually have the wheels to play with a big, strong, fast team like the Sharks, but lack the game after game intensity? Or are we too small and too slow? Would Jimmy have won that game? MacDonald really kept them in it for stretches....Or am I catastrophizing? (I watch a game like last night's, and I just don't see the Wings, much as I love 'em, getting into the finals....)

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Posted March 04, 2011 - 12:57 PM

Honestly, I don't know. There are two things other people have said that have been rattling around in my head since I wrote that.

First off, Malik insists it wasn't a lack of effort. I kind of agree now. It wasn't that the Wings were being slow out there, it was that they were running around in circles. It wasn't lack of effort, it was lack of precision.

Secondly, a lot of people (George included, again) thought it was an issue of the Red Wings playing San Jose's game. I'm not sure it was how the Sharks play but it was *not* how the Red Wings play. They have to get back to playing their own style of game *and* put the effort in.




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