More playoff hockey! All fans are welcome here, but I have to make a confession. I need to get it off my chest:
GO. RED. WINGS.
Have a good Wednesday, everyone!
Should be a great series.
So happy we are not playing on the west coast. Go ved vings!
Also, I hope we get Ovechkin in a trade. He wants out of DC.
Can you blame him? They've been trying and failing for 40 years to finally get a cup.
Many of us are Cubs fans so that's not a bad thing to us. Haha
They're based in Detroit, and they have a losing playing record to the Blackhawks. Go Hawks!
would actually matter if Wing's fans actually lived in Detroit. Thankfully most of us do not, so that point is pretty much moot. Not to mention let's not act like Chicago is all sunshine and lollipops, there are some pretty rough areas in Chicago.
And yes, I lived in Detroit until very recently. Rent became very expensive.
Please...ask 100 people that same question, and Chicago comes on top 99 times. I went to school in Ann Arbor for seven years, and I loved it. I worked and lived in Chicago for eight years and now in Seoul for two years. Detroit is nothing compared to either. It is pretty much a ghost town, which is sad considering the heights from which it has fallen.
The Red Wings don't have a losing record to the blackhawks....
Hawks have been sitting around, hope they're rusty.
Let's go Red Wings and steal game one!
So I have to go with the Hawks. Their goalie grew up on the same street as me. I also hung out with his cousin in high school.
I welcome you as an ally as I appear outnumbered here.
I'm looking forward to this series. Last. Time. Ever.
the other day with two people from Quebec. I swear they were talking about how everyone there has some story about growing up down the street from some NHL player.
I haven't heard anyone else I know make that claim. A story about meeting or an encounter with an NHLer would be more likely. Especially if one plays or spends any amount of time in hockey arenas.
I lived in an OHL city (not Plymouth). I knew a few of guys on the team who went to the NHL, and they were 15-20 yrs old. Does that count?
you have my full respect. People like you are the reason why so many kids make it to the NHL.
Gonna be a great series!
GO WINGS GO!!!
I'll be at game 2, let's hope we are up 1-0 going in.
I've gotten lazy lately. Maybe I was just too excited!
Thankful for CBC, don't get fucking NBC sports or whatever it is
WOO HOO! Game is on CBC.
I do get a good laugh every year when Geico runs commercials with Capitals players about winning the Cup when they never even get close.
This guy is ridiculous. Fuck Chicago for hiring him, I hate them so much
He is great. Being in the stadium during it is life changing.
Let's pick up where we left off boys... beat the Hawks!!!
ARGH! STOP TURNING THE PUCK OVER!
Well, at least it's still tied after the first minute.
Cross check to the head. nice...
Head shot and left his feet, should be two games.
I don't see anything wrong with that stick to the head. Unless its Crosby.
This is a serious question, is the penalty thing on the NBC scoreboard broken?
have to put up with atrocious officiating in this series too. Only in the NHL is Ab's hit a two game suspension, and a cross-check to the head isn't even a penatly. NHL sure is great at picking and choosing when it wants to protect the head area.
He came from the NBA. That league is ruined, but I think the good ol'boys network in the NHL keeps him from ruining this league too.
Ok seriously I was the one saying Abby should be penalized and maybe suspended last series, but if Abby's was a two game suspension that had to be... 4? 5?
Dang the red wings look bad
PPG them, Hawks 1-0.
COME ON SMITH.
You let him go, it's not his fault your team didn't have the money to pay him.
We had the money but the pussy owners who don't even like hockey forced a salary cap on the league so that the owners who care have to play by their crappy rules.
The Wings didn't have the money because they gave 73 million dollars to Zetterberg and 43 million to Franzen in 2009, 46 million to Datsyuk the year before.
Without a cap, we would've had the money. Our owner is good like that, unlike most every other NHL owner.
contract, don't see how that is a being a sellout. The fact of the matter is he did the Wings a favor in the first place by signing with them for one year when he had long-term offers on the table the year before. I don't understand why fellow Wing fans have a problem with Hossa.
he's a very good player not in a Red Wings jersey, but it is really disingenuous to say he's a sellout when the Wings got him on a one year deal, from another elite team no less. Holland couldn't offer Hossa as much as Chicago did, and Hossa went to Chicago. That's what free agents do.
He turned down a big multi year deal from Pittsburgh to sign with Detrioit because he wanted to win the Cup and knew that signing with Penguins again for that deal would've prevented them from keeping that team intact to make a Cup run. He has signed with teams with the one goal of winning the Cup and I'm happy he was able to do so in Chicago. He has been nothing but class and a great team player while in Chicago.
If anybody is a sellout it's Sergei Federov.
Always follows the money. I will give the guy credit; he is consistent. He's played on so many teams he could retire with the whole league by this point.
Sergei was my favorite Red Wing growing up. People need to get over it. He thought he was good enough to be a first option and I can't blame him. He was the most talented player on the team. He was truly a two way player. I forgot which coach/front office guy said throw him on the blueline for a full season and he could win a Norris.
Brendan Smith just having a wretched playoffs so far
Scratch that, YES!!! BRUNNER!!!
GOOOALLL!! ! YEAH BRUNNER!
intelligence to come up with a a better chant than Detroit sucks? Guess not.
All they got
Umm. What's that one chant that ends with "Youuu s***!!" They do at Michigan stadium? Lets not be ignorant. Fans do dumb chants everywhere.
That was huge to answer so quickly.
I'm an hour south of Chicago and I can't watch the game because its only on NBC Sports Network and I have Dish Network. Fuckin fuck.
Why in the hell do you have DISH?!
There was literally no penalty on Nyquist. Fucking pathetic. Great comeback goal.
Nice save by Howard.
United Center..where we lost to Wisconsin in match :(
How is that not a major? Hit to the head, come on!
Shoot the damn puck Cleary!
Yeah, too much looking for the perfect pass right now and not enough getting the puck on the net
Why the hell didn't cleary shoot that?
Had some good chances on both power plays. Positive sign, but gotta bury one of those
Does Chicago's arena always sound like a library? This is pretty sad.
I'm not sure whether they take the Red Wings seriously or not.
Well they fucking better
Not a bad first period. Some good chances and I like the physical play the wings were bringing. The only physical play chicago really brought were head shots...
Fucking puck. Other than good job boys
F U Hossa. Traitor.
The Wings are definitely hitting the Hawks. No one should be complaining about calls not being made against Chicago: the Red Wings have definitely been the most physical team out there.
Just because one team is being more physical than the other does not mean that team is committing penalties.
I like the way the Wings have been playing offensively over the past 4-5 games, but if we keep turning the puck over in our own zone like we have been, we have no chance of advancing.
Ericsson is not playing well tonight - get the puck out!!!
hey quincy is in the box again...shocking!!!
Mr Giveaway and Mr Bad Penalty.
Exactly. How bad is Ian White exactly that he can't bump one of these 2 from the lineup. He must've slept with Babcock's wife or something because he seems to be deep in the doghouse.
He must have really gotten into the doghouse
Good way to get a line change!
stupid though it looked like bolland was gonna get a penalty and then abs took him down
GET IN THE CAR
Chicago has the advantage in almost every category.. That being said, fuck Chicago, Go Wings!!
We are so bad at getting it out of zone under any sort of pressure. Just shit our pants sometimes.
That's what DeKeyser was excelling at too , sad that he went out so early.
Those blackhawks sure are some pesky sons of bitches. No space out there at all.
Watch Bolland on Zetterberg.
in the stands. I'd rather they play White at this point. Smith has zero confidence right now and it shows badly.
Too cute. Just get the damn puck out, stop trying to make cute passes in your own zone.
Do our defenseman have forearm muscles?
what a bad call on kronwall, total dive by hossa
Hossa got lost on the way to the swimming pool
is keeping us in this...
Good job, PK.
He needs to go the way of Lashoff.
smith just is not fast enough with the puck, he holds it way too long and then gives it away!!
We need to rotate 5 d-men. Smith is garbage right now.
wow what a bad period for detroit, really lucky it's still tied. Howard is definately keeping us in this game. Hopefully the hawks wore themselves out and we can take over in the 3rd.
This game reminds me of wings games of the past where we would totally dominate but not score and then the other team finally gets a shot and scores. Hopefully this time we can be the other team and steal a game we have no business winning.
Is there a player on a team that's still in the playoffs that's worse than Smith right now? Discuss.
...or close, but not worse
What, a goal and an assist last game wasn't good enough for you?
What was BS about it? It counted.
Still a game-winning goal. Filppula may be disappointing, but there's no way he's played as bad as Smith.
I'd say Kindl has been worse than Quincey. And Filppula hasn't been nearly as atrocious as any of the 3. I haven't screamed or thrown anything because of Filps in these playoffs.
something in the third. That long series with the Ducks is showing up...
Lets see, terrible officiating and terrible play by the Wings' defense. So, all in all, a pretty standard game so far
for Lindstrom to come back?
I can only assume he's talking about Willy Willy Lindstrom. Sorry dude. Far as I know he hasn't played in the NHL since '87. He's bound to be pretty rusty by now.
Don't be that bandwagon fan that doesn't know how to spell his name.
I've been drinking since the Tigers game..No time to proof read....You get what you get..
Indeed. He's hasn't scored a goal all season with all that playing time. Pathetic.
I was really hoping to troll everyone who tells me "Jimmy Howard can't playin the playoffs" when that is verifiably not a thing for everyone in the world except Roberto Luongo. But sadly that won't be fun if we lose.
Very tense time. They have us doubled in shots, and thins seem to be on the edge
FUCK! They score. 2-1.
It was just a matter of time until that happened. Fuck
The defense seriously allows Chicago to do whatever they want in front of the net.
No man is an Island...except for Jimmy Howard. Guy needs some help out there.
Fucking Ericcson turns it over and even Howard can't get that one. PS do the Wings fall over more than any other team in the league, seriously get some new skates.
Our defense sucks.
I miss Lidstrom :(
Hell, I miss Rafalski.
I miss Brad Stuart.
Was only a matter of time
Kromwalled. Or just hit in the face in general.
We also have Stan Bowman, two Bowman's is better than one!
Bill Wirtz passing away didn't hurt either. That man might have had good intentions but damn did he hold them down.
FUCKITYFUCKFUCKFUCK!! 3-1 now.
I'd go watch baseball if it wasn't for the Maple Leafs.
We got our work cut out for us, damn....
Given how the rest days are set I like their chances to make this a legit series. I think they win Sat.
It's not like we played Aneheim last night. And we had a day off between each game in round one. We should be less tired than any point in the condensed regular season.
I always thought puck on net was an automatic whistle? Oh well.
They don't even belong on the ice with the hawks right now. No space, no possession, no scoring chances. This is just flat out domination
Hawks have missed at least 3-4 high quality chances. Could easily be 5-1...not good.
shots for the Hawks, enough said..
Doc Emerick's inability to understand the difference between starting position and odds to win entertains me
Holy shit, what a save!
By Brent Seabrook.
What a play by Seabrook.
Well fuck. See ya Saturday!
Sigh. Well, the Wings can still get a split by winning game 2.
It would've been nice to see Franzen just lay out Sharp going for the empty netter. He may have been suspended but he's done nothing so it would have been a double bonus.
we'll play better Saturday.... I hope so anyway..
1-0...this should be a breeze...thanks to the wings for getting the ducks out of the way...
the regular season went, except for one game it was pretty even through 2 periods and then Chicago dominated the third.
Chicago's a better team, we know that already. It will take a great effort, need to steal game 2.
In the third period
Babcock can keep putting out Dan Cleary all the time, he is too much of a liability. He cant keep up. I love his team leadership but thats about it.
That awful song they play at Chicago after each goal is still running through my head. I am nearly suicidal.