Game 3. Detroit's on the 5x3 right now.
mesmerism! presidential assassinations! circuses on fire!
So sloppy on the powerplays. Too bad Pavs and Z needed rest during the 5x3.
Wings blew their PP opportunites, now have to kill off a 5-on-3.
Wow... makeup call time i guess. Horrible hooking call.
I can't believe that was called either (although it was a penalty).
Anaheim's special teams have certainly been better so far
I hate what they call hooking now..that second call was weak
Absolutely. That was just awful.
We fucking blew that period is my professional analysis.
Yeah, but at least it's still tied.
I guess, if we want to have a shred of positivity
or are there a pretty good amount of empty seats there tonight? I know it's the beginning of the period now, but I initially noticed that midway through the 1st
They are going to go with general admission seating...
Can anyone explain why NBC insists on using jokers like McGuire, Emerick, Olczyk, etc. when there are other options that are so much better? So happy to have Rick Peckham on this game tonight. Boston-Toronto has CBC's simulcast. Night and day difference from the AWFUL combination that they had for the Caps-Rangers game (Emerick, Olczyk, McGuire). Just call the damn game, stop the theatrics (it's a driiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiive!), and the stupid personal interest stories during the game (no one gives a crap that two of the Islanders played for the Penguins last year, let alone that you need to tell us about it 8 times in two games). I don't know why, but the TSN and CBC crews just call the game, while the NBC crews try to make it a show. So annoying. Personally, I hate these "national" crews because they don't know crap about the teams (aside from the basic stuff that anyone knows) and repeat the same stuff game after game after game as if no one watched the previous games. It's such an uneducated broadcast and so annoying for fans that closely follow the teams. That said, Rick Peckham is the clear exception and I wish they would use him more, instead of continuing to put their awful trio on every "important" game. /rant. Sorry... Had to get that off of my chest, and I can't be the only one who this pisses off.
Clement, Clement, hands of cement?
I agree. I would also pay decent money to be able to watch the regional broadcasts throughout the entire playoffs (especially living out of market).
Or better yet, to get the CBC teams throughout.
you are simply noticeing the difference between an American broadcast and a Canadian broadcast.
In America everything has to be exciting, in Canada they just call the damn game. Same thing happens with soccer announcers and its why having Gus Johnson call the next World Cup is the absolute worst decision ever made.
You're absolutely right, on all accounts.
Passing and puck handling seem kind of sloppy for the Wings. Either that, or they're really tired or banged up.
both defenders collapsed on the guy on the right and left a guy wide open on the backside. Howard saved us again
Five minutes AND a miscounduct for checking?!
And of course they score right away.
I think we're in trouble. Barely clinging to a 0-0 tie the whole game and being outplayed the whole time. Hopefully Anaheim doesn't blow it open here
bullshit officiating all year long. Great job ruining a great playoff game, fuckwads. Tempted to just stop watching this bullshit league all together.
My sentiment exactly. There was absolutely nothing wrong with that hit.
it was a bad hit by Abs. I know the kid and pull for him despite some questionable decisions he makes. However, it was a dumb play by Abs. It was a textbook charge. Then Abs hit high towards the head. It will be 5 no matter which crew is officiating.
We'll have to agree to disagree.
West Coast Trash
Take your red and white glasses off. It was a good call by the refs. I am pissed like you are being down 2-0 to the ducks. However, it is not the fault of Bettman or the Wings like we Wings fans love to blame for the Wings fault. The Wings are depleted on the blueline and with our more defensive minded forwards.
If you want to point the finger at someone, point it at Ken Holland. The lackluster free agent signings during the preseason and zero moves before the trade line led to this deficit of depth on the bench.
FUCK! They score right away.
Sorry, but it's true. Absolute joke.
Pretty dumb post by me I see now. Hopefully I don't get sent to Bolivia for that.
But come on. That is the most ridiculous thing I've seen in hockey in a long time.
All of our shots are right into Hiller's gut. Make him work just a little bit, ok?
Someone explain to me why we are upset. Looked like abs left his feet and drove right into his head and shoulder at the same time. I think that's always been a penalty.
Maybe didn't deserve the boot
Didn't have a problem with the call but should have probably only been a 2 min minor. 5 and game is a bit much...
Because the ref that was 3 feet away didnt call the penalty...
But the national folks are saying he didn't call it because "he was so stunned" by how vicious it was that he was rendered him temporarily incapable of reaction.
The national folks are idiots.
head was not the initial point of conduct. And we are fucking upset because it wasn't being called penalty initially, and than all of sudden because Anaheim reacted to it it becomes a five minute major, fucking bullshit.
Those were years ago. Yes, the wings get jobbed a lot. The boot was over the top and if anything else results that will be unwarranted as well. I'm not familiar enough to state an opinion regarding 2 vs 5 minute, but I think that's a penalty, especially now. If you want to bitch about inconsistencies, fine, I am with everyone there. The camera angle that was head on with the guy who got hit too me was the best one showing the points of impact.
Yeah same here, maybe he wasn't "targeting" the head, but it was a blindside hit up high and he left his feet. That's gonna get called most of the time
his feet were on the ice and he slowed down before the hit.
This. It's called a DVR. Use it before you say something dumb.
There's no real great angle that I have, but to me it looks like right as he makes contact, his feet are in the air. I dunno if it deserved the game misconduct, but I don't think it's as clean a hit as some people are saying.
And if (when?) the NHL suspends him, that will be bush league considering what other teams have gotten away with, especially against the Red Wings
get new glasses. I am personal friend of tghe Abdelkader family. He left his feet when he hit. That is textbook charging to anyone with a brain. Going high did not help Abs case. It deserved 5 minutes.
edit: how the fuck is this trolling. Get some perspective people.
No. He didn't. If you watch it frame by frame, he is not in the air with both feet when contact is made.