View Full Version : Wings Finished
05-03-2004, 10:27 PM
Bumming.....the Flames finished off the Wings tonight. classic playoff hockey, miserable ending. that's the thing i love/hate about playoff hockey -- one bad bounce or one slight defensive breakdown can finish your season, especially once you're in overtime.
for the wings, another wasted season. who cares about the president's trophy when you can't convert in the postseason? but they seriously underachieved in the playoffs and really got outhustled by calgary in this series. losing the captain in game 5 didn't help either.
best of luck to the flames though. i'll be rooting for them to win the cup now, especially because it would be great to see it go back to canada.
05-03-2004, 10:30 PM
The last two seaons have been awful in that they faced severe underdogs. I can understand last year because Giguere got really hot but two years in a row now is starting to raise questions. The problem is that a lot of the roster is made up of older guys. Shanahan, Hull, Hatcher, Yzerman and others are on the wrong side of 30.
05-03-2004, 10:32 PM
yeah, i think the last two years, they have really tried to win on talent alone, and that just doesn't happen in the NHL playoffs. i wouldn't be surprised if shanahan and hull aren't back next year, and Yzerman may retire, especially after the injury (and that's assuming that we even have hockey next year).
05-03-2004, 10:37 PM
I think the Owners and players will come to an agreement because hockey cant afford to be shutdown for a year. Atleast they had some meetings recently. They dont have the same history or fans as the other sports to be able to withstand the PR nightmare associated with a lockout for a whole year.
The Red Wings remind me of the early and mid 90s version in which they tried to win on talent alone. They would win President cups every year but systems win in the playoffs. Not until the Red Wings started to play the left wing lock did they win.
I was quite disappointed in the Devils towards the end of the regular season. They moved from 6th up to 3rd in about 2 weeks, then dropped back down to 6th in another week. Then we lost in the first round :(
When a goalie catches fire in the playoffs the team's hard to stop. (Last year's Giguere-led Anaheim team comes to mind.) Kiprusoff's been hot lately and I think that's the reason the Flames won. It doesn't help that Legace couldn't play and Yzerman went down with injury (hope he's okay btw). Even if my Sharks can close out against Colorado we'll have our hands full with that Calgary team.
05-03-2004, 11:59 PM
The Avs aren't finished yet- although it won't be easy.
Yeah that's why I said IF we can close the Avs out. We had it 3-0 but they scraped out two one-goal wins to make it 3-2 going back to Denver. If they win at home it comes back to San Jose 3-3 but they'll have absolutely all of the momentum.
05-04-2004, 06:22 AM
My co-worker will be sad today because the 'Wings are his favorite hockey team (he was from Michigan). I will have some fun time talking about it with him. :hihi:
05-04-2004, 06:41 AM
Go Flames Go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
05-04-2004, 05:13 PM
i SO wanted a wings/avalanche matchup....
now we'll have a ton of 1-0 games with these two teams (expecting san jose to win)
05-04-2004, 05:15 PM
Ohhhh...when i saw the subject of this thread, I thought they'd finally stopped showing reruns of Wings in syndication. Man, that show sucked.
i SO wanted a wings/avalanche matchup....
now we'll have a ton of 1-0 games with these two teams (expecting san jose to win.Probably a solid prediction. After all, both teams have smoldering goaltenders right now... the season series was split 2-2 (home team winning each game), with SJ scoring 10 times on 101 shots and Calgary 9 times on 102 shots. As a sidenote, the two teams have the worst face-off percentages in the playoffs. Hope my Sharks can keep rolling...
As for the East, that Kapanen is a fighter. Struggled to his feet three times after a crushing hit by Darcy Tucker to get over to his bench, leading to Roenick's overtime goal. That's heart.
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