Can the Wings do it? Let's hope so.
OT: Red Wings Game 7 Open Thread
No Doan! That's a good start
clap, clap, clap clap clap.
I really hope the Wings surprise me tonight. I have had that feeling all day that they wont pull it out.
they need to put Lilja in on his line. need to get these old guys out and put the young ones in.
Put in Lidstrom
need to go out there and put it all aside and win it through and through with the psyche of men and the prowess of tigers. game seven is where the team that deserves to win will win and all the apples are on the table.
Lidstrom has lost a step, but he is still one of the best at his position in the game. Sadly this could be his last game as a Wing, but let's not go there.
it was a reference to a now infamous thread. i love lidstrom like i love.... cake. no pie! cake! pie! SO CONFUSED
Babcock is the best. I love having him as the coach. He talks like Yogi Bear too.
with his heavy reliance on 2-4 picanick baskit offense
Is smarter than the average coach! Yeah, he, he , he!
(Best/worst Yogi Bear impression)
Ka-ren's Hot-ter clap clap clapclapclap!
Grow a pair.
Throw in a Steve Perry psyche out if you're gonna hang with the Wings
is it the night or the gin that feels so good?
who thinks the Wings' passing has just dropped off a cliff since game 3'ish?
they still go with those cute no-look passes that used to work, but against a team that is desperate despite being the higher seed, that doesn't fly
but no scoring
and I'll say it again.
Whiteouts are stupid if you aren't wearing white.
when phoenix provides the shirts to everyone, they don't have much of an excuse
heard buffalo billards is michigan friendly? any other good places to hit up?
we lose in double OT to Miami
hey is Locke still dead on Lost?
Number of Times You've Taken the Lord's Name in Vain While Watching This Period -
d) I'm not Christian so I roll like that.
We are dominating play so far. Can't be unhappy yet.
4:23 remaining in the 1st
That was a horrible call on Kronwall.
Like they have earlier in the series after a dominating frustrating period of hockey.
look at the fancy new posting software!
- Ooohhh bullets!
this will get annoying
he's so hot right now.
let's go wings
no relaxing now
bullshit tripping call. Phoenix on the powerplay.
Except RW gets hooked to go even and a 23 second pp for the good guys
Apparently they took penalty shots out of the NHL?
It wasn't a penalty shot cause Helm still had a scoring chance. And it looks like it worked out for the Wings.
OMG that was soooooooooooooooo dirty by Datsyuk.
Coyotes worst nightmare. This is not a team that wants to play from 2 goals behind
amazing passing and goal on the 4-on-4
That's what I'm talking about, GO WINGS!!!
Datsyuk's kickin' it. Way to go
And for the hell of it:
HE'S (just not yet) FOURTY
Is there a scarier thing for a goalie than pavel datsyuk on a breakaway??
Huge save by Howard.
the datsyukian deke, so beautiful
he needs those shots on goal to keep sharp, looks like he brought his "A" game...
any time the Coyotes slip on the ice or make contact, 300 stand up and bitch. every. time.
they also feel the need to stand up and get excited when their team is on a 2-on-3 breakaway... kind of don't get their thought pattern on that one.
people who live in Phoenix don't understand the rules of hockey?
these fans just need to cool off.
Phoenix on the PP
and were watching on tv instead of trying to guess who was at fault while skating through a bayou with the home crowd hooting
C'mon #13 daddy needs some free curly fries!
Great penalty kill by the Wings.
I blame Fiddler.
Wow. Just wow.
I've never seen a goal that quickly. Did it even touch the ice before the shot? Wow.
he bodyslammed the Wing and the crowd boos like it's a legal move
AND ANOTHER EARLY WHISTLE
Damn there have been so many early whistles this playoffs.
fucking premature whistle.
THIS IS RED WINGS HOCKEY
That was one impressive power play.
Man the PP has been ON.
the 'yotes had no answer; if you're a 'yote fan, to see your team handled like that is a d&%k shriveller...3-1 Red Wings!!!
and I'll score if I want to!
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The only reason you should be going to bed right now is if you have an exam at 8am on North tomorrow.
Does that exempt me? Plus I'm in Chicago so I can't even watch it on TV...
ive got one in the morning and im going to the lib after the game
am I drunk. I thought that was sprite i was sipping on...
seriously, how'd you do that?
It's just different characters from other languages and whatnot that look like our alphabet upside down.
Are you predicting that Howard will stand on his head for the rest of the game?
Now that's what I call a power play
and now Phoenix gets a bullshit penalty... again.
... well that one might be deserved.
I hate it when the referee that is way on the other end of the ice calls a penalty.
5 on 3 coming up for the Yotes.
Huge penalty kill. Please win this faceoff
killed. amazingly well too.
:45 remaining in a Phoenix 5 on 4
Quote of the day from Micky: He (Zetterberg) could sell ice cubes to eskimos right now.
I'm out of the state, so I have to watch on VS with their shitty announcers.
fuck me woohooo
SH goal Stuart!
but we'll take the damn thing!
UNBELIEVABLE. Kill a 5-on-3, then a 5-on-4 to then score ANOTHER goal and go up 4-1.
My bad, nice catch. Will definitely take it though.
ON THE END OF THE PK
Huge goal for Stuart with 4.6 sec left. What a change in momentum.
Wow, didn't think I'd ever see Stuart score on a break away
it will never happen again ... at least he made it count
Hell yea baby! Big kill, bigger goal!
Never thought I'd hear anyone say that.
Kidding aside, that was a great play.
the wings played so far in the playoffs.
Who was the guy that tripped Z so he went smashing into the boards? Anyone catch that?
Really dirty. A cheap shot when the play is going on is one thing, but to trip a guy as he rounds the net after a goal, so he falls into the boards is bordering on fine/suspension territory to me.
i think an early start to tee times is punishment plenty.
But, I don't think you get a free pass to potentially cause a serious injury just because you're losing.
Don't get me wrong, I don't expect anything at all to happen to Yandle, but if I were the commissioner...
Morris or Yandle I think. Should have been the other point man.
I saw it. didn't catch the jerk that did it though, any tivo guys that can help? surprised it was a no-call
Man its so good to see the Wings FINALLY playing like I'm used to. They're flying to the puck, passes are tape-to-tape, checks are clean and solid, and shots are finally going on goal instead of wide. The results speak for themselves.
I don't know what Nick said, if he had some speech, but it fucking worked.
I am fucking pumped.
Wings are playing like a 1 seed...
well its cuz if the wings hadnt lost 300+ mangames to injury, they probably wouldve been at least very close to that one seed.
they were playing like it to end the regular season.
they just needed a wake up call from the playoffs. they got it.
The only thing better would be if Patrick Roy was in net for 'em
what an ending to an already crazy period. red wings kill off a five on three and then stuart on a breakaway out of the box and roofs one with 4.5 seconds to go
the Wings are playing so dominantly...at even strength it seems like they're on the power play.
i didn't hear the passes all 1st period, hence my bitchy comment about sloppy passing since game 3/4. the entire second period EVERY pass was crisp and loud. could hear it over the crowd noise, everything. EXCELLENT passing, EXCELLENT second period.
Just noticed during a replay how Stuart almost tripped on his break-away. Pretty impressive recovery, actually.
the thing i liked about the pk was kronwall kneeling down to block the shots. i dont think i have seen anyone give up the body to block a shot like that so far this series
I saw that too. A two-point lead is so valuable in killing momentum and the crowd that I don't blame him. If he didn't we might only be up 3-2 right now.
Datsyuk eats goalie jockstraps for breakfast.
Amazing play down low, maintaining possession while changing lines. Keep the play in their zone!
cant let up ... lets finish this
Is the new text entry box screwing up anyone else's spell checker in Firefox? Spell checker is a must for me, too.
Initially I thought we were taking another penalty when the net came off, but it wouldn't have mattered. PHX can't score in a whorehouse with a fist full of $20s when it comes to the power play.
Did you watch game 1?
Or game 6
EDIT: Beat me to it
Yeah. Almost two weeks ago. PHX hasn't done much on the PP since.
What about those 3 PP goals in game 6?
really playing with energy. Everybody's flying.
They sure are dumb. They've been annoying this whole series. Don't know shit about hockey.
Tell you what, boys. Go ahead and hitch your wagon to that stellar Phoenix PP that has a whopping, what, 2 shots on goal tonight? I'll hang out here and you can let me know just how well that turns out for you, while I'm waiting for the Wings-San Jose series.
5-1 now. This discussion is moot.
that our point can be correct but has been made moot by stellar defense and aggressive offensive play tonight?
Pile it on!
Bertuzzi finally gets his goal.
Way to go Bert. Suck it phoenix! enjoy golfing
Now let's see Franzen get one.
stop being a Phoenix forward. Jimmy Howard's got your number
Holy shit that is hilarious! Now if you'll excuse me, I've got Mountain Dew to clean off my monitor and desk.
I like those numbers, almost as much as 5-1. Go Wings
This song was made by white people with mustaches? Unbelievable.
Or maybe the Wings in general played like steamed shit on moldy bread for the most part in Game 6?
Do we really want to purse fight over Phoenix's power play when they've done next to nothing tonight, and we're looking at a scoreboard that reads 5-1?
It's cool man. We're all on the same side here. Just let it go.
once they get by the first round, the train starts a rolling.
HA ha! [/Nelson]
in this thread bc it's been a glorious moment in Michigan hockey.
Yikes. This is getting out of hand. 6-1
Piece of shit fans are throwing bottles on the ice.
And as I'm typing this Lidstrom shuts them up.
6-1 and enjoying it.
that goal barely found the back of the net . . . again!
6-1. That's what a power play looks like :D
Say goodnight (although I think we did that a little bit ago, somewhere around 4-1).
Nicky snipes it. Nice. Rub it in. Real classy throwin shit on the ice as well in the middle of the period. Now we got 2 chances at curly fries.
that goal barely found the back of the net . . . again!
There are so many people posting that your double post doesn't even look like a double post.
that someone threw a bottle on the ice. i'm guessing, as the octopus represents the road to a Stanley Cup, an empty bottle symbolizes a consistent loss in the first round
stay classy Phoenix.
yep landed right in front of rafalski i think as he was bringing the puck out the zone
and talk about what an embarrassment to hockey their fan base is for such trashy behavior?
I saw it too. It almost interefered with the play, and Raffi flinched a bit as it sailed by. The thrower was escorted from the building shortly after.
I wouldn't knock an entire fanbase because of one bottle-thrower.
However, that's hardly the only classless, non-hockeyfan-like antics displayed by Phoenix. Their top blogger openened the games with the most retarded, hate-flecked, nothing-to-do-with-hockey pre-series breakdown in the history of bad blogging.
This is the same guy who tried to start a snake-throwing tradition, (a la octopi or Florida's mice), with t-shirts and polls and everything. Yet somehow, in Phoenix, more people were able to purchase, enter the arena with, and toss* a real octopus than a plastic snake. Way to go.
* You want to click this link. Trust me!
I followed the opposition blogging all series, and they didn't have one fan who could offer an erudite opinion on the playing of hockey. Half of the series was the blog captain explaining, over like four front page entries, why it's cool that he told his readers to punch Red Wing fans (and the readers defending him because they've heard other teams don't like the Red Wings).
I called my cousin who lives in PHX (a lifelong Arizonan) and asked what the dillio was with Yotes fans. She said a lot of people who came from hockey cities are fans of their own team, and go to Yotes games and root for them 'cause they're there. The real Yotes fans -- those who root for Coyotes over any other NHL team -- are like the bottom of the barrell for the city's sports fans: guys who can't function in the familiy-friendly atmosphere strictly enforced by the Suns and D-Backs and Cardinals.
I told her that doesn't sound too bad -- that's what hockey fans were in all the Eastern cities during the Original Six era (you wouldn't take your kid to Madison Square Garden, I've been told). But no: those old throwback tough guys (the ones who start fights at Lions and Yankee games now) are not what she's talking about -- it's more like the frat boys at some just-barely-over-community-college school, or, like, USF fans, who think they're cool because they're getting in on the ground floor, but don't know anything about hockey other than that it's a sport, and thus their fandom is all clichéed hate and rah and "Lets go [Team Name] *clap, clap, clap-clap-clap*" and "oh look, we can chant the name of the other team's goalie," which is always your first clear sign of a dumbass hockey fanbase.
Phoenix fans suck. Not for bottle-throwing. But for being the type of people attracted to a sport that has no business being anywhere near their town (like New York NASCAR fans).
The NHL won't ever admit they made a mistake in putting a hockey team in the desert, at least not while Gary "I SO WANT TO BE THE NBA" Bettman is running things. The Yotes are like the epitome of Bettman expansion: a city with a lot of transplants, a huge population, and a huge corporate financial base, who stole the epitome of WHL franchises from a sooooo-WHL middle-of-nowhere Canadian city with no money but with a totally-obsessed-with-hockey fanbase. The league actually bought the team this year, and in classic Bettman NHL mode (see Penguins directly after the lockout), went wheeling and dealing to fill to the cap with win-now talent. And lo and behold, it was all of those trade deadline acquisitions (and a few pre-lockout Red Wing 2nd liners) who led the team in the playoffs.
It just reeks of bullshit. Normally I revert to a respectful hum for a team after a playoff series is over, but if they ever pull the plug on this franchise, I won't weep for it. Then again, they're young, and immaturity is to be expected. I could see myself not disliking them in 30 years, and honestly the team itself is pretty classy other than Jovocop, whom you all know as one of the game's real dirt-bags. I can let a JoVoCop go, because he is the reverse-Borque: everyone in the NHL knows he hasn't won a cup, and never will win a cup, and hockey players and hockey fans worldwide treat this as evidence that there is a Hockey God and he is benevolent. Classy teams can have a dirt-bag, I'm saying, so long as he isn't the heart and soul of the team (see Pronger's tenure in Anaheim).
happy early birthday nicklaus lidstrom. 2 goals and 2 assists
on his birthday he scores. Happy Birthday
come on free fries
we need a hat trick
i feel like Towelie. how in the hell does this team lose as badly as they did in game six and pull this commanding of a win out?
The hockey gods. That and the fact that we kicked ass all over tonight
don't you agree?
fwiw, i'm not your friend... buddy.
I was wrong. I have been more than impressed with Howard, he's earned his spot but this was an all over ass kicking tonight. I told you though, they'd skate faster and play harder and that's exactly what they did. On to round 2!
Looks like......WE WON :) On to the semi finals! Happy Birthday Nick! 6-1!!!
Doesn't he have an axe to grind when it comes to the Wings? IIRC, he wanted to be the coach but the front office went with someone else (Scotty Bowman maybe??).
Aw, fuck it . Never mind.
Jail time for throwin the octopus on the ice. That's a little rough.
didn't show it on Versus
But yes, one did go flying
only in phoenix. and every other city outside of detroit.
And Howard continues to stand on his head.
One was shown on the ice on the FSD feed.
Our better is better than your better.
The Red Wings were totally besmirched by those Phoenix hockey guys this week, okay, and they totally got satisfaction.
Life could always use more Sunnyisms
great game by howard. made some huge saves in that second period. only goal given up off a quick shot right off the faceoff
Boston, Motreal, Detroit and Chicago...FUCKING AWESOME
Motreal hasn't won yet.
San Jose better get ready for the winged wheel.
After 7 games of two teams trying to kill each other, they line up and hug it out.
the Let's Go Coyotes is a nice send-off
unless they think there's a Game 8
I wouldn't put it past them
I don't know...this was the first game 7 in years I really wasnt stressed about...have no idea why. But it turned out for the good guys, so who cares...
for this dominate game see yall in San Jose.
I just saw Phoenix fan is the stands rockin a crew neck sweatshirt with the sleeves cut off and Wolski's name and number written on it in marker. But to top it all off, he was wearin jorts. What a beauty.
I blame TomVH
I'll be wearing a Red Wings shirt at the game tonight. Are you happy @talpostal !!! about 5 hours ago via web
... but sometimes, it's good to be the evil stepsister.
Time to put away the varmint rifle and get out the deep sea fishin' gear.
But we were the 5 seed!
19 consecutive playoff appearances, and 8 Swedes say we're never the underdog.
2nd John McCain and now 3rd the Coyotes lose. Wow, must suck to live there
actually its quite nice to live there. yes the heat can sometimes get up to 112 degrees in the shade, but you know what they say, its the humidity that gets to ya and out there is no humidity.
beautiful landscapes too.
Especially during the sunsets. My aunt lived in Arizona from 1996-2000 before moving to Seattle. I have been to Phoenix and it is a cool town I will admit. Plus hey you can be in four states at once on the boarder!
i've worked in new mexico, i've worked in new orleans. height of summer, both. new mexico is greatly preferred. some people don't believe in the concept of "dry heat." those people don't know that a day trip to White Sands generates less sweat than simply walking out your door on prytania street
What is that song the Coyotes' organist plays when the Wings score? I love hearing it. But I can't figure out if it's the Theme From Gilligan's Island or The House of the Rising Sun, or a mashup of both.
is it's not the House of the Rising Sun because that shit is BURNED into my head for whatever reason
I went back and listened for it, and damn, I recognized it, but couldn't quite place it. But Clint Eastwood westerns came to mind, and after some searching, I found it! It's the theme from Hang 'em High.
Here's another version:
I am so rockin out to this song now! When I get sick of it, I'll go pos some other comments of yours -- you deserve like a medal for finding this.
I just logged in to say that this was a glorious, completely unexpected evening of brilliance from our boys tonight.
We have been the sleeping giant of the NHL all season. We were plagued by injuries for a time and then underachievement, but tonight felt like the Wings finally kicked it into top form.
I should have never doubted that Babcock would have them ready. Take notice, San Jose. The train is coming your way.
*hoists his celebratory adult beverage*
I didn't want to see you guys win this game but oh well shit happens. You kicked the crap out of Phoenix something horrible. Why are you going after that fella so hard too by the way? I think I know who this boy is too because he's also got a youtube acount and his facebook profile is on there too. Last name's McCoy it says. He's gone after it looks like a lot of buckeye videos on it too. Guess he's a trool or troll on osu fans.
what are you talking about?
When he supports your team? You Wings fans that stupid?
i dont know why everyone else is negging him, but speaking for myself...
- is whiny
- is a fairweather fan
- acts like a 12-year old.
- is really annoying
That pretty much sums it up.
Unless your Jesus or God almighty you are perfect but as humans we make mistakes. So he get's pissed and makes a stupid statement you think he meant it? The guy admitted he was wrong 4 times already and you still go after him! My god you complain about how Buckeye fans fight among themselves yet here you are going after a man of you're own colors! The guy lives in Ohio and is a Michigan fan! He even said he lives in Columbus! You think you had it rough after games like App St. or Oregon my god that boy lives in enemy territory and I'm sure gets some insult thrown at him whenever he wears anything Michigan! Grow up and stop being a bunch dicks my god, you're Michigan fans for God sake.