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Posted Thursday April 24, 2014, About: Intrigue builds around Zetterberg
And he was going to have 2 in 6 if he was in the lineup tonight! GRRR!
Posted Thursday April 24, 2014, About: Intrigue builds around Zetterberg
That was my prediction for tonight's game. Jurco is one of the only guys on the team who has been crashing the net for rebounds... how playoff goals are scored against good defenses.

Bertuzzi has shied away from contact in his old age. I don't see him making half the physical impact Jurco can. Bert may be a few pounds heavier than Jurco, but that's just more dead weight to lug around the ice.

I'm quite displeased with this decision by Babcock. I hope I'm proven wrong and Bert unlocks free Arby's curly fries to the entire Detroit area, but my intuition tells me this is a bad move that will seal the series.
Posted Thursday April 24, 2014, About: Intrigue builds around Zetterberg
Well SH--!!! Babcock just healthy scratched Jurco, the guy with the game winning goal on his stick, in favor of Bertussy. I guess the Wings can call in their tee times now.
Posted Thursday April 24, 2014, About: Intrigue builds around Zetterberg
The next time you see a Red Wing take an obvious dive, post the video in a Wings thread. Yes, I'm biased, every fan is biased for their own team, but I'm also a subjective enough hockey fan to recognize when one of my team's players are at fault. I simply do not see the Wings as divers as you claim.
Posted Thursday April 24, 2014, About: Intrigue builds around Zetterberg
The only chance they stop is a threat of extended jail time.
Posted Thursday April 24, 2014, About: Intrigue builds around Zetterberg
Danny, did you happen to notice that Brendan Smith-Brad Marchand collision in Tuesday's game? Marchand and Smith went left knee to left knee. Marchand tumbled to the ground as if he was shot in the leg. Stayed on his hands and knees with his head down for a minute as if he was blasted in the head and woozy. Then when he finally got up, he had someone help him to the bench as he favored his RIGHT knee. He was back on the ice for his next shift.
Posted Thursday April 24, 2014, About: Intrigue builds around Zetterberg
Tomas Jurco is going to net the OT game winner tonight. Series tied 2-2.

Not ovah.
Posted Thursday April 24, 2014, About: Lemieux stopped to comfort Fleury
Truth.

One fun note, though: If you invert the colors of that Penguins baby blue jersey in the picture, it looks strikingly similar to a Bruins jersey.
Posted Wednesday April 23, 2014, About: Youthful Red Wings are rattled
I didn't notice any unusual "trying not to get hit" instances, but I definitely noticed the team was not in synch. Credit the B's for much of that.

I did notice this though:

http://www.sbnation.com/nhl/2014/4/22/5641892/brad-marchand-grabs-wrong-knee- brendan-smith
Posted Wednesday April 23, 2014, About: Youthful Red Wings are rattled
I didn't see "rattled" last night. The Wings weren't hacking and slashing and giving cheap shots and throwing temper tantrums and taking bad penalties because things weren't going their way (like certain other unnamed teams).

The Wings were just sloppy. You could count tape-to-tape passes on one hand and when those passes did the recipient's stick he'd fumble it. Mix that in with a few poor decisions with the puck and a few positional mistakes by the young defensemen and you've got the recipe for a loss, no matter who you play. Meanwhile, the Bruins played a flawless game in the neutral zone and defensive zone and were strong in the offensive zone. ...Thus, the 2-0 + empty netter score.

Game 4 the Wings will not be as sloppy and the Bruins will make a few mistakes of their own. This game is going into overtime. We'll see who the hockey gods provide with the lucky-bounce game winner.
Posted Tuesday April 22, 2014, About: An outdoor game in Big D?
For sure, but I'm sure the Jumbotron over the field is not built for freezing temps or snow and I'm sure internal snow removal was not part of the plan when the stadium was built.

If they're going to keep the roof closed or open it right before the opening faceoff, then it isn't really an outdoor game; it's an overpriced hockey game on a football field with terrible sightlines.
Posted Tuesday April 22, 2014, About: An outdoor game in Big D?
Jerry is going to open the roof in the middle of winter for a hockey game?
Posted Monday April 21, 2014, About: Columbus crowd rooting for Pens?
I think we all could take Kessel... He turtles behind his buddies when it's time to man up.
Posted Monday April 21, 2014, About: Gomez defiant after latest bench-clearer
Professional athletes are also entertainers. This Gomez incident was entertaining and turned an otherwise boring and monotonous game into a conversation piece.

Thank you, Gomez, for bringing a pinch of flair to the game while simultaneously intensifying an otherwise lame divisional rivalry.
Posted Friday April 18, 2014, About: Threat of roster overhaul looms in Phoenix
Their lunch pail brigade style is a necessity for competitiveness because they have no scorers.

I'd expect Dave Tippett would get better quality hockey out of Malkin than Bylsma has.
Posted Friday April 18, 2014, About: Threat of roster overhaul looms in Phoenix
Only once in the history of the Phoenix Coyotes has the team had an 80-point scorer. Tkachuk did it their first year in Phoenix. Yandle led this year's team with 53 points in 82 games played.

The only seasons of his career Malkin has NOT hit 80 points is when he's played less than 70 games. He had 72 points in 60 games this year.
Posted Friday April 18, 2014, About: Threat of roster overhaul looms in Phoenix
Trade Keith Yandle, Martin Hanzel and a 2nd round pick for Evgeni Malkin?
Posted Friday April 18, 2014, About: Most important matchup in Wings-B's
"if there's one Red Wing who can turn Chara's stick into a 65-inch feather duster, it's Gustav Nyquist."

...or Pavel Datsyuk or Darren Helm or Tomas Tatar or ...
Posted Thursday April 17, 2014, About: Will Miller crack?
Bullschlitz. There's no hockey on SportsCenter.
Posted Wednesday April 16, 2014, About: The NHL's model franchise?
That's cool... To each his own. You can like your Captain Caveman. I've always preferred Bugs Bunny.
Posted Wednesday April 16, 2014, About: Packers ready for Favre reunion
Classy.
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