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Wings Have No Toughness

Bill Watters on Leafs Lunch- “The Sharks will handle the Wings with relative ease.”  He sees no toughness from the Wings.
Remember, Watters also picked the Flames to beat the Wings too.

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Sharks Know They Can Compete

from the San Francisco Chronicle,

More than a decade later, the skate is on the other foot as many expect San Jose’s physical advantage to prevail for a potential monster conference showdown against Anaheim in the third round.
“We just focus on the game we play, just like we did against Nashville,” coach Ron Wilson said.
The Sharks won three of four during the regular season against Detroit. However, the two teams were done playing each other by early January so the Wings didn’t see the Sharks with forward Bill Guerin or defenseman Craig Rivet, and San Jose didn’t see Detroit with forwards Todd Bertuzzi and Kyle Calder, all of whom changed addresses at the trade deadline.
“We know we can compete with Detroit and we know we stack up well against them,” McLaren said. “But on the other side, it’s been a while since we’ve played them.”

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Wings Tickets

I just did a quick search and would have been able to purchase a group of 12 tickets in Row 9 of the upper bowl for $108 each.
I do wonder if the Wings will be able to sell-out this round.

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Dallas Or San Jose

from Helene St. James at the Detroit Free Press,

Any team that wins the Stanley Cup always gets a few lucky breaks along the way; and if the Stars could upset the Canucks, that means the Sharks and Ducks get to beat up on each other in round two, leaving the winner bruised and battered for the Conference Finals. The Sharks and Ducks are widely considered the two best teams in the West, for while they won fewer games than the Wings, they played in a much tougher conference (division).

more and I think the Canucks will win tonight.  I better say that, I don’t want to add more stress for Alanah...

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Lidstrom Comes Up Big

from the Calgary Herald,

While Miikka Kiprusoff dragged his Calgary Flames around for six playoff games, a much more subtle, equally impressive show of domination was being exerted by Nicklas Lidstrom.
The Detroit Red Wings captain was matched against Calgary captain Jarome Iginla throughout this Western Conference quarter-final series.
Apart from the fact Lidstrom’s team won four times and Iginla’s side twice, there’s a small mountain of evidence that supports the quality of Lidstrom’s performance.

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Running The Goalie

I have to be honest with you, as a Wings fan, we normally don’t hear the phrase, “The Wings are running the goalie in every game.”
In a way, that is the type of team Detroit fans have been waiting for, but I really don’t see much of the “goalie running” everyone is talking about.
Do the Wings really run the goalie?  What do you think about that fans, both Wings and fans of the other teams.

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Sunday Wrap Up

The Hockey News comments on yesterday’s action…

•I’d imagine the Lightning’s loss will mean one of their big three (Richards, Martin St-Louis, Vincent Lecavalier) will be on the move this summer. Tampa GM Jay Feaster can’t go into the 2007-08 season so top-heavy in payroll and he needs to improve his defense.
•I don’t buy the theory that older teams tend to wear down during overtime or late in a series. The Red Wings looked young and strong throughout the overtime of Game 6, the seventh-plus period of hockey they played in about 33 hours. A younger Calgary team looked wasted at times. Durability is all about conditioning and drive, not age.

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Wings Were Superior

from Eric Francis of the Calgary Sun,

They couldn’t do it last year at home against Anaheim and they definitely couldn’t have done it in Detroit, where the Flames were made to look uglier than the city.
Oh sure they put in a gusty effort last night—a showing that did them, the city and the fans proud.
But in the end their admirable refusal to die made for a more heartbreaking end to a frustrating season.
That said, a win would only have made the Game 7 loss harder.

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Wings Move On

Finally a road team wins.  Franzen with the goal in 2OT.
If Vancouver wins tomorrow, Wings will play San Jose at home on Thursday or Friday.
If Dallas Wins, Wings will play the Stars, again either Thursday or Friday at home.

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Check In Time

OK, who is still around?
Will it end in 2OT?

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