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Game Seven Not What I Paid For

It's the morning after and you know what p*sses me off most? Not that the Red Wings lost. It's sports, you can't win every year, it absolutely sucks but it happens.

The thing that p*sses me off is that I paid premium dollars for a game that the Wings treated like a regular season game in January. They showed absolutely no urgency. They played the game as if they could lose and say, "Eh, we'll get 'em next time."

After all the talk from Mike Babcock and Kris Draper about winning one for the people of Michigan because we need something to feel good about it, the team showed that it was just talk. While we may need something to feel good about, they didn't feel the need to put in any effort.

Okay, that's a bit of hyperbole. The first 20 minutes were fine and the last six minutes were impressive but by my math that adds up to 26 minutes of a 60 minute game.

The funny thing is I didn't think the Penguins played that great of a game. They didn't get a lot of really good chances but they did get to pucks along the boards and do the little things. With Detroit unwilling to fight for those pucks, all they had to do was get to them.

The Wings lost those battles, they dumped the puck in from the blue line on power plays and then didn't go get it, they didn't hold the puck in the Pittsburgh zone when they finally did get in there. It's hard to win a game with a puck control offense when you're not controlling the puck.

All year they had success playing their game but then when it came down to the last game of the year they didn't bother to play it. They switched from something that had won all season to something entirely different and somehow expected a good result?

I haven't seen any press on the game yet. Haven't watched any news, listened to any radio or read any articles, but I see a headline quoting Nicklas Lidstrom as saying, "It's hard losing the way we did tonight."

I'm sorry, Nick, but you're dead wrong. As proven, it's really damned easy to lose the way you did. Maybe you guys should have realized that a bit sooner.

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Barry Melrose was on SportsCenter today... He actually said that he believed the Wings would win game 7!

in other news, hell froze over today...

Posted by drwmike33 on 6/12/2009 at 1:46 PM

 

Make the butterflies stop!!!!!

Posted by SYfanSD on 6/12/2009 at 1:55 PM

 

Anyone making any predictions?

I know you guys won't like this but Im saying its going 2-1 Pittsburgh with Fedotenko scoring the winning goal in the 3rd. I expect a great game tonight and can not wait!!!!! Good luck!!

Cheers

Posted by burke6687 on 6/12/2009 at 2:03 PM

 

No predictions. Every time I predict the Wings to win they lose and every time I predict them to lose they lose.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 6/12/2009 at 2:07 PM

 

No predictions. Every time I predict the Wings to win they lose and every time I predict them to lose they lose.


Im going to take that as a prediction for the Wings to win then. <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.png" /> <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.png" />

Posted by burke6687 on 6/12/2009 at 2:23 PM

 

Sometimes they lose when I don't predict anything, sometimes they win. I think what it comes down to is that I have no effect on the whole thing but I'm not willing to say otherwise. <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/wink.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=";)" border="0" alt="wink.png" />

Posted by YzerFan19 on 6/12/2009 at 3:00 PM

 

UGH!! i had today off so i stayed up all last night so i could sleep all day today and not have to think about the game but now i'm up we are under 2 hour's till the puck drop's and i am a basket case!!! No predictions from me either may the better team win that's what game 7 is all about right? good luck and hold on for what's about to be a wild ride LET'S GO REDWING'S!!! <<<< a little inspirational music <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/wink.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=";)" border="0" alt="wink.png" />

Posted by bigred4478 on 6/12/2009 at 6:52 PM

 

Don Cherry holding an octopus in the Detroit river while dressed like a biker? wtf?

Man this is nervewracking.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 6/12/2009 at 8:09 PM

 

The Pens look a little gun shy...

Posted by SYfanSD on 6/12/2009 at 8:20 PM

 

Don Cherry holding an octopus in the Detroit river while dressed like a biker? wtf?


I wonder if he comes up with things like this on his own.

Posted by SYfanSD on 6/12/2009 at 8:22 PM

 

Helmer already has three hits... Amazing!

Posted by SYfanSD on 6/12/2009 at 8:23 PM

 

That was close

Posted by SYfanSD on 6/12/2009 at 8:30 PM

 

good start thus far that one scary moment tho whew!!!

Posted by bigred4478 on 6/12/2009 at 8:32 PM

 

I won't be able to breathe until we score.

Posted by drwmike33 on 6/12/2009 at 8:42 PM

 

Amen!!!! What a period

Posted by SYfanSD on 6/12/2009 at 8:47 PM

 

Greaat period, pretty even, the wings started well, then the pens got into it about half way through, then the wings finished strongly. Still nervous as f*ck though.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 6/12/2009 at 8:50 PM

 

i will feel alot better if we can get one on the board to but i thought we played well they had more scary chance's but we are taking the body and playing with good energy

Posted by bigred4478 on 6/12/2009 at 8:55 PM

 

Absolute insanity here. Fantastic atmosphere.

Wings came out strong until the penalty. A little sloppy after that. Still getting a lot of shots blocked.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 6/12/2009 at 8:59 PM

 

Absolute insanity here. Fantastic atmosphere.


You at the game?

Posted by drwmike33 on 6/12/2009 at 9:00 PM

 

f*ckf*ckf*ckf*ckf*ck. Talbot gets the first goal >:|

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 6/12/2009 at 9:08 PM

 

NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! f*ck.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 6/12/2009 at 9:09 PM

 

did Mule elbow Crosby in the face?? <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/wink.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=";)" border="0" alt="wink.png" /> i thought that's what i saw i could be wrong

Posted by bigred4478 on 6/12/2009 at 9:17 PM

 

He went knee to knee with him along the boards. Painful. PP coming up, make it count!

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 6/12/2009 at 9:18 PM

 

Oh f*ck. This isn't happening.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 6/12/2009 at 9:25 PM

 

this isn't really happening is it?? they are without Crosby it's time to go!!!

Posted by bigred4478 on 6/12/2009 at 9:27 PM

 

i feel sick.

Posted by drwmike33 on 6/12/2009 at 9:28 PM

 

They're PLAYING LIKE f*ckING sh*t

Posted by drwmike33 on 6/12/2009 at 9:34 PM

 

For f*ck's sake, why can't they f*cking stay onside?

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 6/12/2009 at 9:34 PM

 

2 huge minutes for Pitt here...a Wings goal would be deadly

Posted by Stormo on 6/12/2009 at 9:41 PM

 

Had to score there. f*ck.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 6/12/2009 at 9:46 PM

 

Yeah, I'm at the game.

Last two minutes of the second were good but they played way too passive the rest of the period. Not fighting for pucks or anything. WTF?

Posted by YzerFan19 on 6/12/2009 at 9:47 PM

 

why can't we play like the way we did for the last 2:30 for 20 mins that's what's gonna have to be done to get back in this

Posted by bigred4478 on 6/12/2009 at 9:47 PM

 

Yeah, I'm at the game.

Last two minutes of the second were good but they played way too passive the rest of the period. Not fighting for pucks or anything. WTF?

Posted by YzerFan19 on 6/12/2009 at 9:49 PM

 

Tigers beat Pittsburgh...One down, one to go?

Posted by Stormo on 6/12/2009 at 9:50 PM

 

by the way Stuie has been an absolute liability tonight just not on his game at all

Posted by bigred4478 on 6/12/2009 at 9:51 PM

 

You cannot put enuff emphasis on an early goal here...either way.

Posted by Stormo on 6/12/2009 at 9:56 PM

 

I have a really bad feeling about this.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 6/12/2009 at 9:57 PM

 

by the way Stuie has been an absolute liability tonight just not on his game at all


That early penalty put him off his game?I care that they win, but I also care that they play well. Leave it all on the ice...no regrets. (If that doesn't happen, then I suspect that injuries are catching up with them. CBC has commented, for example, that Datsyuk doesn't have the jump he had in games 5 and 6.) They can come back, all things being equal....But at least they won't "goon it up".

Posted by OldBroad on 6/12/2009 at 10:00 PM

 

It should be 1-0 look back at the replay of the first goal, it should of been called an iceing. The three most veteran refs in the game miss it, but I see it, and the NBC commentator sees it, WTF? And I agree with whoever said it, why can't we play like the couple minutes of the 1st, and the last 1 or 2 of the 2cnd, in between the Wings just stoped hitting, stopped forechecking, and stopped going to the net. Lets go wings, intensity is the key word!

Posted by Datsukian on 6/12/2009 at 10:01 PM

 


by the way Stuie has been an absolute liability tonight just not on his game at all


That early penalty put him off his game?I care that they win, but I also care that they play well. Leave it all on the ice...no regrets. (If that doesn't happen, then I suspect that injuries are catching up with them. CBC has commented, for example, that Datsyuk doesn't have the jump he had in games 5 and 6.) They can come back, all things being equal....But at least they won't "goon it up".

Sorry, but not gooning it up is nothing to hang your hat on...If this third period goes the wrong way for Wing fans, the Pens gooning it up could be seen as a turning point in the series.

Posted by Stormo on 6/12/2009 at 10:06 PM

 

Don't look like scoring at the moment. No sustained pressure, just can't seem to be able to gain the zone. f*ck f*ck f*ck.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 6/12/2009 at 10:17 PM

 

Thank god! Way to go Ericsson!

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 6/12/2009 at 10:23 PM

 

HUGE

Posted by Stormo on 6/12/2009 at 10:23 PM

 

YEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! One more, come oooooooooooooooooonnnnnnn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 6/12/2009 at 10:24 PM

 

My stomach is about to fall out of my butt =/ Oh my gosh. 30 seconds left ):

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 6/12/2009 at 10:34 PM

 

Oh my god. I feel so bad for Hossa =/

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 6/12/2009 at 10:37 PM

 

I have no words.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 6/12/2009 at 10:40 PM

 

penguins were just the better team this series

Posted by crow6424 on 6/12/2009 at 10:41 PM

 

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Sorry, but not gooning it up is nothing to hang your hat on...If this third period goes the wrong way for Wing fans, the Pens gooning it up could be seen as a turning point in the series.
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If you want to attract more people to this game, to expand its audience, "gooning it up" is just not going to do it. I still like to see my winners and losers finish the game with grace. I know a lotta lotta people who vastly prefer the Olympic game to the NHL game, and you just don't see "gooning it up" on international ice.

Damn! I was looking forward to the parade. Go Wings!

Posted by OldBroad on 6/12/2009 at 10:46 PM

 

Can we agree that Fleury was the difference? The Wings had some chances.

Posted by OldBroad on 6/12/2009 at 10:48 PM

 

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