Thread: Post-Game Talk: Detroit wins Game 3 3-1
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05-21-2013, 10:33 AM
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Originally Posted by BobbyJet View Post
Yeah Crawford fine and holding his own vs Howard (better) is a big reason we are down in this series. Not the only one, mind you, but all the finer points that Wings have been better at, are the cumulative difference. (face-offs, intensity, bottom 6 play, discipline, goaltending, coaching, a bit of luck... to name a few).

And btw, Wings 4th line scored the key 3rd goal last night.
No...it's really not. Our horrible PP, bad faceoffs, absent 1st line, crappy play by Keith and Seabrook, and lack of compete are why we're down. Crawford is not "a big reason we are down" at all.

...he is one of a number of reasons...and he's down the list.

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Originally Posted by Cullksinikers View Post
Toews has not been MIA. He's being eliniminated in the dirty areas, and we need more aggressiveness and production from our top-six forwards. If other guys step up, Detroit's defense can't handle anything near potent.
He was a non-factor in the Minnesota series, too. It's not just now. ...and sorry, but every team has top pairings that go out against the other team's top forwards...being a skilled player means you battle through it. Toews has been completely neutralized. That's not just on the Red Wings...that's also on him.

...and it's not as though he's been fantastic in the playoffs either. Except for the Cup year (where he was pretty unimpressive in the final round)...he has 11 points (3 of which are goals) in his last 21 playoff games (and in the Flyers series - which was 6 games - he had 0 goals)

For those keeping track at home, that's 3 goals in 27 playoff games...from the team's 1c. But yes, please tell me about his "intangibles" again


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