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Tag:Penguins
Posted on: June 7, 2009 10:58 pm
 

Thoughts on Game 5

Well to be honest can i really say anything that hasnt already been said?

Great all around effort tonight by the Red Wings. I, like everyone else, was happy to see Pavel back on the ice playing field general. That guy is magic.

Now, on to a darker subject. The Penguins "antics" after going down 2-0 and eventually losing 5-0. It seems like most anti-penguins fans are screaming as loudly and as often as possible about how the Penguins are thugs. While you have the right to your opinions and whatever makes you feel better, i do not agree. They got frustrated and took some cheap penalties. Thats all it was. Happens almost every night in the regular season. A team gets down big and gets mad. Oh well get over it. Noone was hurt. Move on. Both teams are focused on game 6. Noone is thinking about game 5. I promise you. So the sooner everyone gets over all this hate then the better game 6 will be to watch.

Go Red Wings.
Category: NHL
Posted on: June 6, 2009 1:44 am
 

Thoughts on games 3 & 4

Now that games 3 and 4 are in the books here are my thoughts...

This is how it was supposed to happen. Remember people that this is why there is a 2-2-1-1-1 format in the playoffs. You are supposed to maintain home ice advantage. Teams are supposed to win on their home ice.

The Penguins played very well in 3 & 4 and the Red Wings did not play well enough. The Pens got the breaks they were dying for and the break well dried up for the wings. In game 3 i think it was as simple as MAF outplayed Ozzie. In game 4 the Red Wings forgot how to backcheck and play properly positioned defense for a 6 minute span.

The series shifts back to the Joe tomorrow night. Pav will be in the lineup finally. Hopefully this will light a fire under the wings butts and they can get it done.

Go Red Wings
Category: NHL
Posted on: June 1, 2009 8:49 pm
 

Thoughts after games 1 and 2 SCF

Okay games one and two are over and done with in the Stanley Cup Finals. As most of you know the Red Wings posted back to back 3-1 wins. I thought i would write out a few of my thoughts about the games and perhaps a bit of a preview.

These games were nothing like last years games. The Penguins played hard and kept up with the red wings. We are lucky that MAF is not on his game. If we had run into a hot goalie the wings would be in some trouble. Both teams have had flashes of brillinace but nothing sustained. Both teams are actually not playing very well. There is not alot of open ice out there to work with for either club. I look for things to open up a little bit once in Pittsburgh since home team gets last change. That will mean the Penguins can get some favorable matchups. I dont know about all of you but i dont want to see the Hudler line go against Malkin. 

On a different subject, will everyone shut up about the officiating? Both team's "fans" are driving me insane. I do not come on these boards to listen to 50 different drunk idiots screaming from the top of their keyboards about conspiracies and blind refs. Has everyone forgotten that this is a sport? Things are missed. Deal with it. The teams arent up in arms so you should follow suit. Deal with it people. Yes this includes all of you Red Wing fans that conveniently joined the site when the wings made the finals. 

Games 3 and 4 should be a whole different animal. Remember the Penguins did not go down without a fight last year and there is no way they are going out easliy this year. They have a good home crowd and they will be ready to play. Hopefully the wings can withstand the charge that i am sure will happen right out of the gate. Should be fun tomorrow!

Go Red Wings. 
Category: NHL
 
 
 
 
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