Misconduct

Where the Buffaslug Roams

I was surprised several times during the Red Wings game on Friday against the Buffalo Sabres.

From the aesthetic side, it was my first live look at the Sabres' new "buffaslug" logo and jerseys. I still like the jerseys but that logo is an atrocity.

Somewhat similarly, I like the look of the Red Wings' defense, just not the goaltending behind it.

Detroit is limiting their opponents to very few shots this season but we're still seeing Dominik Hasek make stupid mistakes leading to goals. The game-tying goal was entirely because of his interference penalty, a move that was entirely unnecessary and he had the gall to argue about.

That said, Hasek did show a couple flashes of brilliance late in the game.

The Wings' offense looked strong again, getting plenty of shots on goal and, more importantly, getting to the front of the net. Both of Detroit's goals came when Jason Williams was parked near the crease, in the right place at the right time.

Outside the game, I was absolutely shocked by the number of Buffalo fans in the arena. The game was far from sold out (no matter what they announced) so it must have been easy for Sabres fans to get tickets and make the relatively-short trip over.

Understandable, somewhat, since an Eastern Conference team that visits once every three years and the Wings have no history with is not the most sought-after ticket in Hockeytown, but disappointing nonetheless.

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Should be a good match up! Hopefully we can bust Miller wide open

Posted by SYfanSD on 10/13/2006 at 1:36 PM

 

Hasek looks bad, Miller looks worse, and there are as many Sabres fans as Wings fans here. Crazy.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/13/2006 at 7:50 PM

 

I have a couple of people to blame for this one:

1. HASEK period! Not because of the shootout, but because he took that ridiculous penalty that lead to the GTG. AND WILL SOMEBODY PUT SOME VELCRO OR GLUE ON HIS FRIGGIN STICK! BASICS! Also something to be said for 43-17 SOG

2. DATSYUK. I know the guy needs to stpe up however, he is trying to do too much of a one man show. There were several occasions where he turned the puck over because he was showboating.

On another note part of me still looks for Stevie to be in the starting lineup. Old habbits die hard I guess... Hard to imagine he is never going to be out there

Posted by SYfanSD on 10/13/2006 at 10:05 PM

 

Also something to be said for 43-17 SOG


I'd put that in the plus category. The Wings are playing very well defensively and their offense was strong. After the first period, Miller really kicked ass.I was saying at the game, I worry every time the puck goes over center ice. Not just when it's in the Wings' zone or when the Wings face a shot, but when it's in their half of the ice.Now watch, I'm bitching about Hasek and Osgood will come out on Monday and be rusty and suck, too.I'll be going through my photos from warmups and dumping them onto the site later today or tomorrow. Not sure if anything from the shootout turned out, I was way up in the corner (though I could have moved up, the three Buffalo fans in front of us in the first popped up in the fourth row for the rest of the game).

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/14/2006 at 8:34 AM

 

For the 43-17 SOG that just goes to show you how bad the Groininator sucks. Miller was peppered, while Hasek was barely challenged. He let in some garbage, even on the shootout. I will be in LA and Anaheim next week, I'll shoot you live coverage. Hopefully Ozzie will be on point and Hasek will fall to #2

Posted by SYfanSD on 10/14/2006 at 10:32 AM

 

You know what, take back Legace. He was such a good goalie last season. He was our main reason for bringing home the Presidents Trophy. Hes been a faithful goalie, Sticked with us in 2002. Even though he lost the first round in the playoffs, hes still loyal. Hes a fricken BACKUP-GOALIE!! <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/rock.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":therock:" border="0" alt="rock.gif" /> And to tell you the truth, I dont blame him for leaving. He wanted to be a 1 string goalie, but Holland said no. He so deserved to be a 1 string goalie. I believe thats why he left. This season going to be bumpy ride.

Posted by detroitredwings00 on 10/14/2006 at 8:49 PM

 

What we should have done was picked up Jiggy when we had the chance. Now we are stuck with an AARP all star <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/rock.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":therock:" border="0" alt="rock.gif" />

At least the Tigers are showing some good promise!

Posted by SYfanSD on 10/14/2006 at 9:54 PM

 

What we should have done was picked up Jiggy when we had the chance. Now we are stuck with an AARP all star <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/rock.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":therock:" border="0" alt="rock.gif" />


When did we have the chance? He makes too much money and the Ducks wanted too much in return.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/14/2006 at 11:01 PM

 

According to Hockey this morning on XM 204 talks about Jiggy were going on about the same time Hasek was signed. They said that Holland had been in contact with the ducks front office since Bryzgalov might be made the #1 and it was rumored that Jiggy wanted to be traded if that was going to be the case. Not sure if this is 100 percent the case however, everything I have ever heard on that show has been right on the money.

Posted by SYfanSD on 10/15/2006 at 11:50 AM

 

I don't doubt that talks were ongoing, I just say that I'm sure the Ducks' price was too high, and that I don't know how the Wings could have fit Giguere in under the cap.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/15/2006 at 12:12 PM

 

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