The first 20 minutes of last night, Detroit made Toronto look like a Cup contender. The final 40 minutes, they made Toronto look like a high school JV program. And in front of their fathers, no less. One would think that a game in Toronto, having your fathers fly in from all over the world be motivation to come out flying. Apparently, it wasn't.
So let's forget about that STUPID penalty shot call...don't sneeze when someone has a breakawy...they'll get a do-over. Let's concentrate more on that limp wristed backhand that Cleary put up the middle of the ice on a penalty kill. Let's concentrate on that freak clear attempt that died on the end boards and gave Lupul a late merry Christmas present. Let's package all that crap up in one wrinkled plastic bag, write our notes on it in red pen...have the fathers come into the locker room, sit in front of the players, show them the contents and ask...
Is this your homework, Larry?
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Is that how you want to play in front of your father, Larry? Is that how you want to play in the first period, Larry? We know you're a better team, Larry...and that the penalty shot call was bogus....and we know...that this is your homework, Larry.
Maybe the Toronto rivalry is lost on some of our players. Only Nick Lidstrom was around when it was even in existence. Maybe...maybe I can understand that. Maybe a bunch of Swedes don't give a crap about playing on Hockey Night in Canada....okay, fine.
But if playing Chicago tonight after what happened last week doesn't light a fire under someone's ass, then maybe it's time for that person to move on. Maybe that person would make great trade bait to bring in someone like a Rick Nash who would be giving us all he's got every night just because he's happy to be on a team like ours.
And I'm not looking at anyone in particular...but by God sir, I will not abide...another loss. Let me ducktail that statement by adding that I will not abide another loss that could have easily been a win if we had removed our heads from our behinds prior to 20 minutes of play.
We're not Nazis...we won't threaten castration...and it's certainly not about the f**king money. I want satisfaction tonight. There are many Detroit sports fans down in the dumps today. And the Red Wings have an opportunity to pick our spirits back up by kicking our most hated rival right in the teeth. I wish I could tell them that. Another loss tonight would be the icing on the cake of a sh*tty weekend in sports...a loss would make almost everything seem alright (die-hard Lions fans excluded).
Let me wake up tomorrow and order the lingenberry pancakes with a smile on my face knowing that all the people I have to talk to here in Chicago are mad about what transpired Sunday night at the United Center.
Do it for me. Do it for your fathers. Do it for Detroit. Do it for Arthur Digby Sellers.
Just do it. And yes, I replaced the new 'Vette with that limited edition Blackhawks Camaro they have here in Chicago.
This is what happens, Larry.
I dont understand why people are calling the Kessel penalty shot a bad call, just like the Toews penalty shot last Friday. Both of them were clear of the defensemen, and had their breakaway chance taken away by a hook. I think rather than saying that it was a bad call, lets call them what they were, and that is bad defensive play. Both penalty shots were the right call
Well you're entitled to your opinion...but you're wrong. Both players got a shot away..therefore there chance was not taken away. And what constitutes a "hook" to you? Simply putting your stick on the stick or hands of another player? Now, I've only been playing hockey for about 20+ years...but I was under the impression that an actually...I dunno HOOKING motion needed to take place for that call to be made. If you think that White "hooked" Kessel and that it was a good call...I really don't have any more to discuss. @behood19
@behood19 You sir, need to look at some rules. Both of those plays were good defensive plays and they still got their shots off fine. They got free doovers for no reason whatsoever. Sorry but your comment is idiotic.
Regardless, I think we can all agree that they cant keep having these defensive breakdowns that lead to breakaways for the opposing team. Hopefully they correct it for tonight, and show it by beating the living $#!t out of the Hawks. And of course, that little turd Patrick Kane
Ok, I went back and looked at the Toews one, and I will agree with you on that, there wasnt much there. For some reason I remember it being more of a hook than a tap, but I will give you that. I still think Kessel was legit. It doesnt matter if you get the shot off. It matters if you are denied a more reasonable scoring chance, which in my opinion, he was.