Nichol didn't even take the draw, which confuses me even more. Why the hell was he out there? If it was to take the faceoff then he should have been in the circle. If it was because of fatigue on the bench, then TMac should have taken a time out.
Have you seen how many times the first guy gets kicked out?
"This is not a nick or a scratch, this is an open wound" - Doug Wilson.
come on... you can't give them any life. they're a dangerous team. i would have rather got blown out and rolled the lines and be ready for game 5. this is heart breaking.
Originally Posted by Emperor
People need to stop saying the series will end sunday, that's what they said about today.
This wings team aren't pushovers, the sharks have squeeked by with 1 goal wins.
Refs GIVE the Wings a goal... multiple ridiculous PPs... let the Wings hold, tackle, hook, punch, everything... and the Wings still barely managed to win...
Yes, the Wings are dangerous, but I'd say they don't have any more life in them than they did before this game. They're still down 3-1, need to win 3 in a row, and BARELY won this game, even with all the help the refs handed them.
Reffing could have been better, but I think the Sharks showed that they don't need to refs' favor to win games. I thought they battled hard and played really well for pretty much the entire game. There's no point in complaining about something that's completely out of your hands.
Slotting in Nichol on the wing of all places and not even to take the faceoff? Not taking a time out when your top guys are exhausted and the ice is obviously tilted in Detroit's favor? That's something that could have been prevented. McLellan made a mistake and he payed for it.