I hate the Blackhawks as much as OSU when it is hockey season. LGRW.
i refuse to even consider this a possibility
I hate the Blackhawks as much as OSU when it is hockey season. LGRW.
I just moved to Detroit. Can't find my rabbit ears. Want to watch the game. Anyone know where it is online?
Try firstrowsports.eu or vipbox.tv
Hockeytown ought to be jamming by about now - Montcalm & Woodward.
They have to do it tonight!
Good guys. A Red Wings victory would make this an awfully good Memorial Day weekend.
I did not know this! Check it out!
They must win tonight because I just don't see it happening of it goes back to Chicago.
Go Wings! Love to see a hometown celebration!
Growing up playing hockey in Illinois (where the state championship is the Blackhawk Cup) with a bunch of Blackhawk fans, sons of Hawks players and practically no Wings fans, there were like four of us '89's who were die hard Wings fans and for some reason this is the series that got us all talking again after about five years. Hoping for a win tonight so we can have some good times at the expense of all the guys predicting that the Wings "would be lucky to get to five" this series.
WTF is this comedy show on instead of the game on the CBC?????
The game isn't on til 8.
According to uverse I should have Hockeynight Tonight on right now...not this stupid comedy show crap
Let's get it done at home! Last game seemed very uninterested, non-agressive, with lots of poor/weak passing. Here's to hoping the Detroit fan base pumps these guys up to close out the series tonight!
Just please win tonight so I don't have to hear that stupid fucking song they play after every single goal again.
From seeing the Mayers shenanigans this morning, you can tell the Hawks are going the extra mile to try and get into the Wings heads.
Come on wings.....
Swing that octopus, Al!
Let's fuckin' go!
Damn, Kindl for interference.
SONOFABITCH! They score, 1-0 them.
bullcrap interference call leads to a call
and a goal...
The crowd is completely out of it. It's just one (early) goal folks... make some fucking noise!!!
Don't be a homer
Have a seat, Toews.
LOL Toews already losing his mind. Make them pay!
Sigh. PP not doing much of anything.
Wow, no tripping on abs and then no cross check on abs
Another weak power play. Generated one decent chance and had a lot of problems gaining the zone with possession. Gotta pick it up
This period just feels like ass
That possession is more of what I want to see. Keep firing the puck at the net.
Is it just me being a homer or are even the CBC announcers on their knees for Chicago?
For most of the period the Wings hadn't done much to talk about, other than Datsyuk stickhandling through a bunch of players.
I think for the first 12 minutes or so of the game the hawks carried the play, so it's not surprising that the announcers were more positive about them. That being said, everyone (CBC and NBC sports) seems to treat them like they're just a cut above the rest, when I don't think that's necessarily the case. If the wings play like they did the last 5-7 minutes, the announcers will change their tune
Eaves! Tie game!
YEAH BABY WOOOOOOOOOO!!
much MUCH better play!
Lingering Pens fan, rooting for the Wings to make it to the Cup again!
I sure hope so!
I'm kinda surprised shots were tied at 10. Felt the Wings weren't doing much for most of that period. Thankfully Eaves was Johnny on the spot getting that rebound.
4th line goals are always a good sign
Considering how we played I'm happy being tied. Finally started showing some jump the last 5 minutes or so
Sometimes Smith drives me crazy, but the flipside is that sometimes he gets aggressive and that last goal happens.
2 minutes for checking. awesome.
D'oh, Franzen to the box.
Seriously, the Wings cannot win with a lot of penalty kills.
Now, that PK is more like it.
GAH! Back on the PK.
Wings with too many men on the ice, Chicago immediately back into a PP.
come on wings get your heads out of your asses
C'mon guys. We cannot play short handed all night
Howard with a nice save there.
but "one of those strange things" that too many men basically exists in mites and squirts and then disappears until you're playing with NHL caliber players. Logically it makes sense, but still odd thinking about it in those terms.
OK, now STAY OUT OF THE DAMN BOX!
Two solid PKs in a row, alright! Crawford with a save for Chicago.
Good pressure from the Wings.
Two nice penalty kills followed by a really good scoring chance. Gotta keep it up
Andersson!! 2-1 WINGS!!
Lolololol really Crawford?
Wow... WHAT A SHOT!!!!
Oh Tobias.... GO WINGS!!!!!!!
YESSSS! Fuck Chicago!
There was nothing going on, all of a sudden - GOAL!
That was one of the least-expected goals I've experienced.
Bickell is a big f-ing prickell.
Great D by Kronwall to stop the breakaway.
What was the call?
Phew, coincidental minors!
We've now got them where we want them. Got the lead and we are starting to play more physical. When Chicago tries to match our energy, penalties usually follow... Just need to keep playing with poise and intensity... Huge difference from the first period.
What are you kidding me? We're out there bustin' our butts and you're going to make a bush-league call like that? That's bullcrap.
not sure you can get away with x-checking a guy in the face
This is such an entertaining game, and the crowd's finally back into the game. I love when the Wings are playing like this.
Some good chances on the PP, just couldn't put it in the back of the net.
Chicago giving up their bodies on that PP and immediately after, diving to the ground to clear out the puck. After the Wings' goal the game got way more exciting with the crowd into it and all.
No goal for the PP but some darn pretty hockey the Wings played right there.
Holy fucking hell. If you didnt like that period of hockey you're dead. That might've been one of the most entertaining, well-played (both sides), hard-hitting, exciting 20 minutes of hockey i've ever seen.
Decent period. The third will still need to be better
And, somebody can still pinch me because I still can't believe it! This is our Prez Cup revenge...
No such thing as holding on. Attack full force at all times
LET'S GO RED WINGS!
SHIT, tie game
What the heck...
Awful. Please bounce back
Crap tie game
Some really careless turnovers so far. Gotta clean that up
Datsyuk really wanted a goal there.
GODDAMMIT, 3-2 them.
Fuck you!! C'mon guys!!!
Choking on applesauce.
fucking grow a set Smith
BTW- I still fucking hate Bickell
Smith has got to be stronger than that
Smith again....what the heck
Wings playing some sloppy D in the D.
Wait for The Purge, then it will be legal
So ya umm the game isn't over yet.
If someone could explain why Chicago wasn't called for offsides on goal #3 that would be swell
yeah I'm not sure who it was, but someone was in the zone a good 5 or 6 seconds before and never made it back to the line to get onsides. No idea what the hell that was about
THANK YOU. I thought I was the only one who saw that. What a bunch of horseshit.
The wings knocked it back into their own zone.
FUCK THAT RULE.
Great. Penalty shot.
oh fuck, penalty shot!!
Oh go fuck yourself ref. Just awful.
Refs gave Chicago goal #3. How you miss an offsides that obvious is unreal.
Edit: What a collapse here from the Wings. Pathetic.
Wings are done.
Way to shit the fucking bed wings
FUCK! FUCKITY FUCK FUCK!!
If that's a penalty shot...
that's a horeshit call
What a terrible call.
eat shit chicago and refs
That's that., the NHL isn't getting another second from my eyeballs. Just.... fucking... disgusting.
yeah the wings look done to me
denying a reasonable shooting opportunity on a breakaway. I'd take my chances spinning with my legs before taking that slash.
yeah on second look that was a legit slash
Just for the record, "from behind" is missing from my "denied a reasonable scoring opportunity on a breakaway" line. That's the key.
Just me, or did it look like Howard really didn't try on that PS?
He got best cleanly, do you want him diving and flailing around? Effort shouldn't be questioned there.
I think I would, yes. But I appreciate your point
See you guys in game 7.... Freakin retarded
I really hate conspiracy theories and don't really see why the league and/or its refs would be against the wings, but it really seems like we get the short end of the stick on most iffy calls. That has to be the weakest fucking penalty shot call I've ever seen. I'm just so pissed about this
I love your autocorrect
I hate my auto correct. Stupid iphone
Which of the four criteria at the bottom wasn't met, and how?
He hit him from the side. Wasn't in clear or he wouldn't have been able to rake across his arms like he did. Nice try though.
There's no way that was from the side, take a look at the skates.
What in the name of Alex Delvecchio is going on here? A close out game at home and you dont even show up for the third perid? Did they think the BlackHawks were going to lay down and die?
Feels like the worst possible scenario for this game, and potentially game 7 if we don't come back. We need to finish strong
Gotta capitalize on those opportunities if they are going to win this one.
I blame my internet
I was just wondering about the opportunities. Do you think we need to capitalize on them?
Best post in this thread
We had all the momentum in the world coming into the third and they pissed it all away.
Damn, Datsyuk for tripping.
Hahahaha, taves dives and pavel gets a penalty... Yup that's about how the refs have been this game
It's going to be a bitch trying to win game 7 in Chicago, especially after them winning 2 in a row. I just don't see it happening, unless Babcock can light a fire under his players' asses.
Let's go Wings, now's the time.
Sharp to the box.
This series reminds me of the Pistons-Magic in 2003. The Magic got out to a 3-1 lead before the superior Pistons blew them out of the water in the next three games. The Wings are getting manhandled by a better team. It's unusual to see that, but every franchise comes back down sooner or later.
The series has been fairly even to this point. Not sure a statement like this is warranted just yet
Manhandled? Have you been watching the game? Sure they didn't show up in the 3rd and had some huge defensive lapses, but on the whole, this wasn't really a manhandling.
The Wings defense is atrocious.
for a few minutes in each game esp the last 2, enough for Chicago to gain the edge. For the most part, yes even. But when it hasn't been even and tilted Chicago's way its been brutal the last 2 games.
Chicago's 3 wins are 4-1, 4-1, 4-2 and Detroit looked poor in extended minutes of those games. ie manhandled
what a screw job.
Can we go back to the start of the period?
Wings need 2 top 6 forwards. Cleary and Franzen - man, those guys are good depth guys but shouldn't be top 6 forwards on a team with Cup aspirations.
Well that's all she wrote. All bets are off in game 7s, though I can't say I like DET's chances
The third period of this game has been like an episode of The Twilight Zone. Babcock better be grilling these players for the next 2 days.
Very frustrating lack of focus and effort in the 3rd. I know our defensemen blow, but Datsuk and Zetterberg were awful in that period.
Was it over when the German's bombed pearl harbor????
Was it over when the German's bombed pearl harbor????
hahahaha perfectly timed
It was 2-1, thought Wings were comfortable, can't blow that at the Joe, right.
To my surprise, came back and it was 4-2. Not pleased. Not pleased at all.
Just hope that they can win Game 7 but the Blackhawks slumber is over. They're up and they're pissed now.
What are thoughts on Howard...because I've never liked him as goaltender. How much of this is on him
Not much is on Howard. Smith left him out to dry a couple of times.
Alright. Never was too enthusiastic about Howard.
4-3 now. Come on
Have you not been watching this series? Howard held them to 1 goal in games 2 & 3 and shut them out in game 4. Chicago hadn't lost three in a row all season. Howard's been pretty damn good.
Howard is the reason we are even talking about game 7. He's playing with a non playoff caliber defense in front of him. He's been phenomenal in this series. I hope the rest of the team comes to play a full sixty minutes on Wednesday.
hasn't sung yet...
That last second goal gives me a little hope for game 7. I can see it going either way now.
This series is over. I hope that brief period of excitement was fun for you, Red Wings fans.
Actually the series is tied at 3-3. Just FYI.
I'm surprise it took you this long to show up, they still have to play the last game. We'll see what happens.
I've been on the road listening on the radio until late in the 3rd. But I knew this thread would be very entertaining!
Well congrats for trolling Red Wing/Michigan fans? Good for you?
Good to see you're ok. Did any fellow blackhawk fans die in the hole you guys crawled into after game 4?
Awesome comment. This is something I just realized myself. Lmao at the hawks and their wannabe franchise. I live in Chicago and their fans are by far the worst. Even more so than sparties and buckeyes.
Hopefully they can win a Game 7 but all the momentum is on Chicago's side now. They had this series by the throat and lost Game 5. That was the turning point
Good luck in game 7
Uh - things were looking pretty good at the second intermission. The Wings just failed in that 3rd period.
I remember during the Vancouver series they were up 3-1 on Chicago, and that went 7 games. Vancouver eventually won.
Anything can happen in a Game 7, and hopefully Detroit comes out strong. They were up 2-1 in the 2nd before I had to take care of some business. :( They did play well other than that 3rd.
Score the first goal in Game 7 and this "momentum" thing will be worth zero.
Sigh. Well, anything can happen in game 7. I'm hopeful, but I don't feel too good about the Wings' chances.
Feel free not to show up for game 7 then. Wings very good in game 7s they've got more than a chance to win it.
Hmmm that's not the comment I pressed reply to. Stupid iPhone!!!!
WTF?! I've shown up for every game! But this was a great chance to win the series, and they couldn't pull it off.
See comment below. Technology fail
That creaking sound you hear is the bandwagon struggling to hold all of the weight as everyone leaps back on the bandwagon
The Hawks had the best record in the NHL, I don't think many people lost hope in this team.
Because there were so many Hawks fans on these threads after games 2-5...
Because there is so much for us to say to Wings fans while they are completely outplaying us
Haha. Right. I guess we should've been posting about how awesome the Hawks are when we are losing. I don't even see any Hawks fans talking garbage on here so I don't see why anyone is upset.
I think it's probably the right call to not post when your team was getting worked the way the Hawks were after game 4, but to your point of "I don't even see any Hawks fans talking garbage" I mean look up, it's already happened lol........were you here in game 1 when every Hawks fan said the series was over, and that the Wings didn't even belong on the same ice.
I was here game one and did not say that so EVERY Hawks fan didnt say that. It's whatever, I don't see a need to argue with my fellow MGoBrothers over a hockey series, immature people will be immature. There have been some ignorant posts about Chicago by some wings fans and I've decided to keep quiet after game one. It's not worth arguing like children.
Who's talking garbage?
Nevermind. I see the ONE Hawks fan talking trash.
What are Hawks fans supposed to say--that Toews's meltdown was a Bettman led conspiracy?
It's a 99% Wings board and I've tried to keep quiet for the most part. I think Hawks fans have been pretty respectful on the board during this series so I don't get the vitriol. Should be a great game 7 though, this is how these two teams should go it together.
Sorry, I didn't want to disturb you guys from bitching about the refs the whole game.
LOL...It was pretty silent from Hawks fans after game 4.
Funny how Hawks fans come out of the woodwork after you make the playoffs after finishing in last place for like 10 straight reasons.
I guess that is the strategy to do well in the new NHL. Tank a few straight seasons and get a team full #1 picks like Hawks, Pens, and Islanders.
as well for Edmonton
The Hawks have been in the playoffs 5 straight seasons including winning a Stanley Cup. At what point can Hawks fans not be considered bandwagoners?
6 seasons? 10 seasons?
Come back to me when you reach 20 straight playoffs. \
Hawks = bandwagon
Historically Chicago was a hockey town--not in terms of getting the results, say, Detroit had, but good fans who really supported the team. Bill Wirtz really killed the fan base, first by letting every big name player walk or get traded (I particularly remember Roenick and Chelios). The second step was the kicker--blacking out games that were not sold out. For many of my pre-college years when I really became a sports fan, Hawks games were just a box score of rotating names to me. I enjoy hockey but am not particularly knowledgeable--mostly because I had no chance to watch it.
Once old man Wirtz died and his son took over, things got better for the team in a big hurry. Very high draft picks were well spent, and the team developed its young players. Because there wasn't a several year lag between Rocky Wirtz taking over and the 2009 Western Conference Finals run, it was hard to distinguish between the normal bandwagon fans (and c'mon, as Michigan fans we have plenty of those under our tent) and those who were more like Michigan basketball fans who were alienated by the dark post-sanction years and are now fully back. Imagine how hard it would have been to be an out-of-state Michigan bball fan if one of the sanctions was no televised games!
So I know there is lots of vitriol right now for Blackhawks fans, and those of you who grew up in Michigan but live in Illinois are probably frustrated, but the fan base isn't as horribly bandwagon-y as it seems.
(And I realize that posting this in an open thread featuring some very unhappy wings fans is inviting a response)
You can add Tony Amonte and Eddie Belfour. Good post too.
I'm from Michigan and played hockey since the late 70s.
After I graduated from UM in 95, I lived in San Fran for a year as I thought of going to grad school at either Cal or Stanford (top programs for my field of study). That didn't turn out and I eventually needed to get a real job to support myself. But in the meantime, I found multiple places to play inline hockey in SF neighborhoods as well as an indoor rink there, not far from Giants' stadium.
I ended up moving to Chicago as I had some contacts here and family still in Detroit area. I was pretty happy to be moving back to an Original Six city, thinking I'd get all kinda hockey action here. Well, turns out, if I talked to anyone about hockey here, they looked at me like I was from the moon. They don't give the least amount of fucks about it unless their team is in first place.
I've only found one place to play outdoor inline hockey here and that was from some random Craigslist post I found, and they only played at 10 in the morning on Sundays on the far north side of the city. You'll never find a group of people just playing in some neighborhood here. People don't play or care about the game in the city. I did end up playing at Johnny's Ice House for a few years when I had some friends from Detroit who played here.
I realize that old man Wirzt did plenty to hurt hockey in this city, but you are full of shit if you think the people here care the slightest about it when the Hawks are no good. It is the biggest bandwagon population in professional sports.
I have been in Chicago for less than a year, and I've been really frustrated at the lack of inline/street/pickup hockey. I used to play every day at Elbel before they put the stupid turf in, but haven't found anything close here. I did actually play ice in an outdoor league here this past winter, which was pretty fun.
I played at Elbel all the time while in school. Michigan hockey players were frequently playing with us over there.
If you know anybody who plays, let me know and maybe we can get something going.
To add to my post: up until about 6 years ago when the hawks got good, I used to go to every Wings/hawks game and there were 75% Wings fans there. With "Let's go Red Wings" chants drowning out the moronic "Detroit Sucks" chants the mouth breather "fans" are so pleased about. See, there's one difference, we actually cheer on our team rather than just denigrating the opposing team. That's the kinda thing that a Nashville fanbase does, i.e., know-nothing hockey fans.
I got a free ticket from a friend to a hawks/avs game about 10 years ago. Even though I hate both teams, I figured I'd go just to see a pro game. There couldn't have been more than 5000 people in attendence. It was disgraceful for an Original Six team. Tell me again how great that hawks fanbase is. What a joke.
Great 3rd period. Can't wait for Wednesday night.
I love all the Chicago fans jumping on at the end here. They've been quiet until now and now that the series is tied, they're full of bravado. Kind of like Sparties.
Gotta regroup... Really don't want to end up as the next epic choke job in sports... Still one shot left, and I want to really hand it to those jack-off Hawks in game 7... I'm sick of them... Go Wings
The Hockey Gods were happy to let the Wings win while no one had hope. As soon as hope was in the fans' hearts, the Gods took it away.
Apparently, is post game on CBC is correct, there was no offsides on that third goal. So can we all just agree the wings blew this game, no excuses and complaining?
Babcock made a great point after the game that this team shouldn't lose confidence from this tonight... While a loss is a loss, they didn't come in and squash us. They took what we gave them, and we need to take what they give us in game 7 on Wednesday.
LWLWWL Everybody would be in awe of the Red Wings pushing the Hawks to a game 7
I can't speak for all Blackhawks fans, but since this is a MICHIGAN board, populated by RED WINGS fans for the most part, I sometimes check in on the pulse of Wings fans, but mostly stay the hell away from NHL posts on here.
Why? For the same reason, I'd expect a Wings fan brought along to a bar in Chicago to stay quiet too. I'm not going to hide who I'm rooting for, but I'm not going to be that idiot going "YEA! TOLD YA LOSERS! WINGS SUCK!"
Just know that the city of Chicago has lots of Hawks fans slowly coming back after being driven off during the mid-90s, 2000s. And lots of has to do with the fact that anybody between the ages of 18-35 right now wasn't able to see Blackhawks games for 15 years on local television. That kind of puts a damper on building a fanbase.
So, yes, I'm extremely happy the Hawks won tonight. And, yes, I'm hoping they win in Game 7. Good luck to you guys as well.
This will be my last post on the series/subject.
This is the funniest thread ever. There were two Hawks fans on the entire thread, and that somehow constitutes a bandwagon and the entire fan base is being compared to msu and ohio while Wings fans want players and refs dead. A little perspective can go a long way.
The number of Chicago douches on this board tonight has been annoying.
Pav has got to show up tomorrow, this is where the stars come out.