Surprised nobody created a thread yet. Game 1 vs. Boston one period in. LGRW!
PS: If somebody breaks Marchand's face into pieces, I wouldn't be upset.
Why not a Tampa/ Montreal thread?
No one cares about Tampa. In any sport.
No one cares about Montreal!
Because fuck Montreal and Tampa. Except Pacioretty and Yzerman. They're cool.
Not meant as a specific warning to you, but this particular crack means it bears repeating - one of the issues we're hoping to work on in the OT season is basic respect, so attempts to belittle or disparage people in threads such as this will potentially be dealt with and I do invite people to report things in the Mod Sticky.
I am thinking because this is a Michigan blog.
On a related but completely unrelated note, the Tigers are currently losing to the Angels 4-1. Drew Smyly made his first start of the year today. I hope his second goes better.
Good for the Wings to weather the 1st period storm.
I'm still tired from watching last night's games.
being more physical so far, good 1st period for both teams I thought.
Dang, can't believe the Wings didn't score there.
This is the best I've seen them okay in 4 years.
Wings definitely carrying the play and getting the better chances. Gotta score though
Dodged a bullet on that wraparound!
Franzen is stagnant.
Amazing what 5 million and change buys you these days. Holland is a good GM no doubt, but this has to be his biggest mistake as GM to date.
Hey it was Franzen or Hossa! He made the righ...
I mean Franzen did have those 2 great playoffs. WHAT HAS HOSSA DONE SINCE?!? (ignore those 2 stanley cups)
Stagnant and unable to hang on to the f-ing puck.
So nothing new then.
To the puck and winning the little battles. Great effort by the Wings so far.
Piece of crap
Imagine having Hossa instead of him. Ah, dare to dream.
I am gonna get really pissed in the third period because I know in my heart that Detroit will continue to dominate this game, but Boston will get some bull shit goal and win 1-0. Boston's goalie is playing very well.
That wouldn't shock me. Winning game one on the road is never easy, much less common. If we split, I'm more than thrilled.
Anybody else see that cheap shot on Dekeyser? What a load. If there is a blowout game this series I hope they just light him up. Where is McCarty when you need him?
Lucic is a piece of shit. I hate when Mickey tries to excuse shit. Bro code is that the family jewels are NEVER fair game.
Pretty bush league
LOL. Tampa is down 2-0 to Montreal and the Tampa crowd is chanting"USA USA USA." A couple of issues with that:
1) your team is losing, Tampa fan
2) sure, it is Montreal, but I'll bet most of the players on Montreal are not even Canadian
Tampa franchises are a joke. There are more Yankee fans at the Rays game now than Rays fans.
Just like there are more Montreal fans than Lightning fans at this one.
The Lightning only finished 10th in attendance this year, 8th last year.
What a terrible franchise.
Only because opposing fans come to see their teams because of all the snowbirds in Florida. There aren't many Tampa fans.
That's crap. You can't tell me the Lightning average 97% for 41 games and they're all opposing fans.
If that's all it was, then the Panthers and the Coyotes would sell seats too.
The preds sell a ton of tickets and the people here are afraid of the cold. Tickets don't make you a good team.
Ahhh how typical. Well if you look at the roster you will of course realize that Montreal is in fact full of Canadians. 13/26 from Canada.
Please tell me why you assume there wouldn't be many Canadians Is it that you are new to hockey? Or are you so clouded by your Americanism you don't realize that the USA isn't the Mecca of hockey?
There are 5 Americans playing for Montreal for what it's worth.
And Tampa? They are more diverse but 9/29 are Canadian along with 9/29 Americans.
If you're looking for something to watch during intermission, the Tigers-Angels game is probably the worst option out there right now. Ugh.
Well, yeah. It is baseball after all. Baseball is absolutely awful.
just saw the Lucic hack on DeKeyser. Unfortunately we don't have anyone who can go toe to toe with Lucic.
Franzen is theoretically big enough. Theoretically is the operative word. Pat Verbeek played tougher and with more passion than him.
Quinnville gets find 25K for grabbing his junk, what does Lucic get for intentionally doing that?
It's times like this I miss Jiri Fischer.
but that's not his style. Remember the stuff between him and Chris Neil?
His quote on Neil wanting to fight: "It's like me asking him to be a good hockey player."
Babcock always has this team ready for the playoffs but Howard has a tendency to give up some atrocious rebounds. I get the defense shouldn't give up many second chances but every rebound seems to find the slot
So tired of the "Howard Sucks".. Let's here your solution in the salary cap era, who should start?
I'm patiently waiting for the "Era of Mrazek" to begin.
I know he has zero experience at this point but that kid is going to be a quality NHL starter one day.
I agree. However he isn't ready. Howard is an above average goalie, to get anyone else will cost the Wings too much. Just need to wait for mrazek or Gustafson to develop