Goal waved off.
Goal waved off.
With the way they've been calling stuff, Franzen almost definitely fits the "defenseless" critera in the boarding rule. I don't know why NBC is assuming people are confused about the no-whistle, but calling boarding in that situation was probably the correct thing to do.
Shanahan has some work to do tonight if the NHL is going to have a shred of credibility about protecting its players.
has called a penalty consistently throughout the season. It was clearly boarding, that is just as dangerous of a play as any hit that resulted in a suspension so far in the playoffs. The NHL picks and chooses when it wants to "protect players" it seems.
But only seeing it twice and not seeing the referees head/back referees position is going to make me hedge a bit on saying anything for certain. Again, I agree (and maybe "questionable" was the wrong word) like I said above, Franzen was almost defenitely "defenseless" by the common interpretation and boarding was probably the correct call.
Hawk loving NBC announcers.
What... The... Actual.... Fuck?
Sooo glad I get CBC.
Refs controlling the game now. They totally waived that goal off because they knew they fucked up the franzen call.
But a little justice on the back-end with the interference. Now, can we finally score on a PP?
Pavel says F*** YOU.
What a rocket
Pavel Datsyuk is amazing.
WOOOOOOOOO SUCK IT HAWKS
That may have been the biggest goal of the season thusfar. Hawks had all of the momentum for a while there.
but how hilarious is it that they can nullify a goal....but NOT call a penalty?
Right where Grandma keeps the cookies.
Kane took a big swing at Datsyuk's stick. I like his retort with authority.
Jeebus these Defencemen
I trust my eyes to Dr. Ramani. You should too!!
Can anyone explain why smith got the only assist there and Franzen didn't get one?
Franzen is listed now (on ESPN).
Our blueliners skate like my one legged grandmother
d-men or the Wings in general when they are leading a more talented team 3-1( should be 3-0) and have outscored them 7-1 in the last two games.
Well if you have watched them trip over their own feet countless times like I have this game then you would know why. Also I think Jimmy Howard has a lot to do with the lack of goals conceded over the last two games.
for the most part, what exactly do you expect? They still make mistakes like you would expect, but they are certainly more sound than earlier in the season. I also have no idea what two games you have watching if you don't think the defense has been better after game one, considering Chicago is the best offensive team in the playoffs.
The Wings have already overachieved this year, anything they do from here is gravy to me. This isn't the 1997, 1998, 2001 Wings, or 2008 Wings team, you can't expect them to play as sound as those teams. This team has given everything they have, to get to this point, they deserve alot of credit. We have been spoiled by the Wings over the years, this is the first Wings team that has had to overchieve.
I'm not sure why you are picking a message board fight, especially when all I did was comment on the fact that they kept falling down on their own? But you keep fighting the good fight.
I never said they weren't young, I never said they weren't playing better, I never said the wings haven't overachieved relative to where they were thought to finish the year. All I did was comment on their ability to stay on their feet while skating. Its obvious from your posts that I deeply offended you, so I guess I will apologize, and refrain from commenting on observations I make in the future.
don't see the point of insulting the Wings D-Men by comparing them to a grandmother, when they are overchieving given the opponent.
Just kind of baffled by some of the posts I see in these threads criticizing the Wing's young players for mistakes you would expect to see in pressure situations, considering the overall body of work in terms of overchieving to get this far.
So THATS what you have to do to get a trip to the box...
Okay, I don't know whether to award two points for a takedown, or give the Wings a 1st down after that tackle.
I feel like there's an NFL replacement referee joke to be had there somewhere, or at least would have been ten months ago.
Handzus with the horsecollar...that is a 15 yard penalty
on that PP than we did.
The refs have lost control *clap*
Silly Keith, it's always the retaliation that gets called
Well, we're playing pretty well. Now if we could just get that PP going in Game 4 and on, things will really be looking up.
Empty net. Save, Howard!
Good job by Dats on that pressure
Just a city boy.....
South Detroit is the best Detroit
That's about the ONLY time I can tolerate that song.
The hawks play like panzies if you ask me
So do they really throw the octopi into the Detroit River???
and yes they do
until one of them suffers a mutated gene, blows up, and attacks
Take it to 'em now!
Wow, they actually called crosschecking!
Bad lip reading from Quenneville: "Ice cream! With FUDGE!!!"