These are not My Red Wings!

United States
May 23, 2007 12:36am CST
My Red Wings play a tough,clean, fast paced game. They may be small in size but they can play any big team. They may not start a fight but they wil finish it. They finish their checks.They play with a passion regardless of the score.They may have lost to The Ducks but they wouldn't have played a flat, boring game like tonight.I am a huge Brendan Shanahan and Stevie Y fan. So when they were gone I wondered if The Red Wings wolud be able to maintain their excellence.I guess not. Why did they fall apart? Was It Hasek? Was it Babcock? Was it the lack of Scnieder?I don't know.
3 responses
@Psychosis (356)
• United States
8 Jun 07
The Red Wings just didn't have enough offense when they needed it the most. Todd Bertuzzi looked pretty lost out on the ice, which resulted in him being rater unproductive. Hopefully the Wings will keep him around and get him better adjusted to the Wings system.
• United States
9 Jun 07
It was like someone told Bertuzzi, you better behave yourself you are a Red Wing now. But if he can't be tough, he doesn't know how to play.I would watch and wait for him to use his body , finish his checks cleanly, but he wouldn't. Or maybe he was on "medication" and not himself.Or the best bet is that he was still hurt. It was the playoffs so I wouldn't expect The Red Wings to tell the truth about a injury, but now is a great time to tell. If Todd was hurt, then he should stay, but if he is one of those players who either plays tough and dirty or cleanly and timid, then he sdhould go. I was really surprized when he was signed to the Red Wings, they are not a group of goons. But now that he is a Red Wing , I hope he can get it together.
@jimbl75 (152)
• United States
23 May 07
There are a lot of factors in it. Not only Schneider, but Kronwell, shoot even think if we still had Fischer. I know people don't think of Fischer these days, but he would be crucial for depth with all of the injuries. Sure, we can blame officiating, it frustrates me too, but the Red Wings didn't play with intensity last night until it was already too late. Game 5 was a joke, I have to agree that penalty on Datsyuk was bad, but it happens, saw a couple go against the Ducks that if I was fan of them I'd be mad too. Anyway, I think with more energy and less injuries, things that can go hand in hand, things could have been different. Oh well, there is next year. Go Pistons!! Jim
• United States
23 May 07
I miss Fischer.Now he wasn't afraid to use his body, finish his checks cleanly.And he could score.Enjoy the NBA playoffs.
@rabi9634 (420)
• United States
23 May 07
I give a lot of blame to the loss in the series to the officiating. The Ducks tallied their first win because the goal that tied it up was allowed to count. You can't push a goalie into the net. Refs first big mistake of the series. Second big mistake, the Datsyuk penalty. I've seen some minor calls that at least had SOME merit, but this one was totally uncalled for. Again, allowed the game to be tied and eventually lost. There you have it. Two games that were stolen from the Wings by poor officiating. Game 6 would have been much less one sided if the Wings didn't spend the majority of it in the sin bin. I truly hope the league does something to make officiating a bit more consistent.
• United States
23 May 07
No. The Red Wings I remember would have shrugged offf the bad calls and they had discipline so they wouldn't be in the sin bin all game. Scotty wouldn't stand for it. I remember not being too much upset if the opponent would score first. Because The Wings were a well working machine. They would tie up the game and take the lead and keep the lead.There will be bad calls.With my Red Wings of old they didn't dwell on them.