Jimmy takes some of the blame, but the three Wings on one guy take a god deal as well. There is no reason for three guys to focus on one, it left two Preds cutting right down the middle wide open. The worst part one was Lidstrom who is supposed to be the smartest player at all times at all times. I am assuming that they weren't communicating at all on that play, that is the only reason i can think to as why three guys would follow one into the corner.
Official 4/17 Tigers Red Wings Open Thread
Horrible power play.
I always get nervous when we let Weber just tee off on the net
Why isn't there a Red WIng there when there's a wide open net!
Yeah this really is a shit fuckin sandwich Dick.
GOTTA make something out of this PP chance.
Seems like i have been thinking that all series, but yet the Wings don't seem to get the same memo.
Huge Power-play here. Could be a big chance to tie it up
Bone-headed errors killed the last 40 seconds there. A mishandle right on the blue line, and then Hudler somehow skating straight into 3 defenders. Yikes.
There's always ope net chances, but it seems like the Red Wings are just like a foot away from burying them
The Wings and their bad luck make me want to slam my head into a wall.
Rinne has been great, but friendly bounces have saved his bacon way more often than expected this series. It's so frustrating to watch.
MIGGY!.... this is still a dual tigers/redwings thread right?
Let's go Prince. Hit one out of the park.
We haven't really had any odd-man rushes for the majority of this series
2 minutes left
If he isn't, I think the fanbases of everyone in the NHL will just rebel
Leaving the ice, hit to the head, severe concussion. It's gotta be punished.
Especialy if Hagelin got 3 games. That said, NHL may just as likely fine Torres $2500.
And repeat offender.
Of course, this being the way things have been officiated in this year's NHL playoffs, rather than being on a 5 minute power play the Blackhawks actually ended up shorthanded after that hit. All four officials claim to have not seen it.
1:31 left, faceoff in the Pred's zone. Howard will probably be off
1 minute left
That'll do it, piss
Idiot play by Z there. You absolutely have to be responsible for your stick, esp in a critical situation like this. Game over.
Penalty on Zetterberg, high-sticking
I'm in disbelief
Zetterberg serves a penalty for that, Weber serves nothign for his criminal assault against him. Do you laugh at the NHL or cry?
that Detroit fans have chosen the latter.
What was Cleary thinking?
And that's the game. Dominate all fucking game, then give up soft ass goals to end it all
jimmy howard sucks
We should be celebrating a 4-game sweep based on level of play to this point. Absolutely ridiculous that we're going to be out of the playoffs any day now.
The season's over
Disappointing, for sure, but is anyone REALLY shocked? The better team won, and this may just force Ken Holland's hand come July 1.
The team that got massively outplayed won...what game were you watching?
The better team won? halol, have you watched the games?
Let the rebuilding begin, I guess.
Before anybody gives you shit for not believing or whatever those on their high horses say, it's painfully clean that this team doesn't just need to add one star to the line up to fix everything.
We have a good number of tired old guys who have already won a cup and that against a team of hungry young fellas is going to count for nothing in the moxie dept.
This team needs forwards that can handle the puck, a first liner for Datsyuk to work with, and a solid #3 defender. When your scoring leader is Franzen with a mere 20 something goals, you'll be in trouble one April.
Finally, I don't think Babcock should be fired. That's just silly. But he does need to have a very uncomfortable conversation this summer in which he sits across the table from Holland and answers the question "you've had arguably a top 3 team in hockey the past three years, and hardly make it into May, what's going wrong?"
I'm not irrational, or a shitty fan. I realize how dumb ass luck has played a role in our demise these past four games. But in reality, I think the game of hockey has passed us by, at least as far as playoff strategy goes.
I know we may win the next three in a row, I know that we got that streak and looked really good this mid season before the injuries hit, but I am a passionate and level headed fan who for the first time
In his 25 years of Red Winga fandom is very sick at his stomach and pissed off beyond belief at this team.
No one is going to bow down to us simply because there's a winged wheel on our chest anymore.
Go ahead and pick this apart
I hate Nashville.
Next year could be a totally different team. Possibly no Lidstrom or Homer, definitely no Stuart...that should open up quite a bit of cap space. I wonder if we'll take a run at Suter or someone like him
Before this series I was thinking we would take a run at Weber, but that's doesn't look likely at all now...not that it was before but still
Yeah, given everything that went down I doubt he'll be getting a call. Plus he'll be a RFA next year too
Suter will surely be high on Holland's shopping list.
Him and Parise I bet will be getting a call from Mr. Holland