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04-04-2013, 08:18 AM
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Discussion: Road to the Playoffs (Last 12 games of reg. season)

I'll try and keep this updated the best I can. So much Holland failure/offseason discussion, but I think we forget that this season is still going Last 12 game stretch coming up.

Detroit - 42 GP -- 20 wins -- 15 losses -- 7 OT/SOL (8th place)

Notable standings as of (4/14/13)

4. Los Angeles - 52 points
5. San Jose - 49 points
6. St. Louis - 48 points
7. Minnesota - 47 points
8. Detroit - 47 points
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9. Dallas - 45
10. Columbus - 45
12. Phoenix - 45

Schedule

@ Phoenix [L 4-2]
@ Colorado [W 3-2]
Vs. St. Louis [L 1-0]
Vs. San Jose [L/SO 3-2]
@ Chicago [L/SO 3-2]
@ Nashville [W 3-0]
@ Calgary
@ Vancouver
Vs. Phoenix
Vs. Los Angeles
Vs. Nashville
@ Dallas


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I'll try and keep this updated the best I can. So much Holland failure/offseason discussion, but I think we forget that this season is still going Last 12 game stretch coming up.

Detroit - 36 GP -- 18 wins -- 13 losses -- 5 OT/SOL (7th place) 6-4 Last 10

Notable standings as of (4/4/13)

3. Minnesota - 44 points
4. Vancouver - 44 points
5. San Jose - 44 points
6. Los Angeles - 43 points
7. Detroit - 41 points
8. Edmonton - 39 points
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9. St. Louis - 38
10. Nashville - 38
11. Columbus -37
12. Phoenix - 36
13. Dallas - 35

Schedule

@ Phoenix
@ Colorado
Vs. St. Louis
Vs. San Jose
@ Chicago
@ Nashville
@ Calgary
@ Vancouver
Vs. Phoenix
Vs. Los Angeles
Vs. Nashville
@ Dallas
We need to come out and play like our season depends on it against St. Louis on Sunday. Because our season kinda does depend on it.

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04-04-2013, 08:26 AM
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Wings will finish between 6-9th place.

5-6 game first round exit if they get in.

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Edmonton, Saint-Louis and Columbus will be fighting for a playoff spot, the rest will fade away. The Wings will make it in 8th and promptly sweep the Ducks/Blackhawks in the first round

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Gota take 7 of those 12 Id say to lock up a spot ... do-able. Hopefully we get some luck with injuries and can put togethe r a win streakthats bigger than 3 games for the first time this year.

Howard needs to be beast mode Howard (as hes been sevral times of late) ... not Jimmy "Glass Eye" from the start of the season.

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Yep, I think 7 wins gets us 7th or 8th. Go Wings

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Edmonton has quietly crept into 8th.

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I believe we can finish strong. Get a little healthy, a little lucky. Maybe Datsyuk drops some dangles, Howard makes some saves, maybe ruin some teams playoff run.

Overly optimistic? Probably. But who needs rationality in fandom?

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I think we can get 8th even with .500, but I realisticly expect we can go 7-5. 7-4-1 would be very good, while 8 wins would be very great.

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Speaking of which, should we be working on a theme for playoff avatars or is it too soon?

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Speaking of which, should we be working on a theme for playoff avatars or is it too soon?
It's not too soon to decide a theme. We've always needed time in the past anyways, so might as well get a good start.

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Speaking of which, should we be working on a theme for playoff avatars or is it too soon?
How about something playing on the forums obsession with fire the entire staff?

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We could get into the second round but it is entirely matchup dependant. If we finish 6th and vancover wins northsuck division I like our chances. If we limp in 8th chicago sends us home. If we finish 7 I like us against anaheim as well. I want nothing of la it would be a close series bout they would grind us out games 5 and 6 so no 4-5 seed. Same time if minnesota wins northsuck I don't like our matchup against them. So best case scenario for us to get to second round we finish 7th. But if we get to second round Z and D and jimmie would have to play lights out for us to push chicago past a game 5.

Our next 4 games we should win 3 (phoenix, colorado, st louis), 5-8 we win 2 (nashville, vancover), last 4 we should win 3 (all but la). I believe we make it in barring a freak injury to one of our top6 centers our Jimmie. I just hope no matter what we do not finish in the 4,5 bracket facing la then one of the top two means we go home second round guarenteed.

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I think if we get get the 6th and then play Wild/Canucks in round 1, we have a good chance of advancing to round 2. And then, anything can happen.
Playing Ducks/Hawks in round 1 would be very difficult, but if Howard can get hot, anything can happen.

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I predict 16 points out of the possible 24. 8-4.

From there they go onto the cup final.

Edit: Sorry meant west final. Don't want to come across as a crazy person.

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I'll try and keep this updated the best I can. So much Holland failure/offseason discussion, but I think we forget that this season is still going Last 12 game stretch coming up.

Detroit - 36 GP -- 18 wins -- 13 losses -- 5 OT/SOL (7th place) 6-4 Last 10

Notable standings as of (4/4/13)

3. Minnesota - 44 points
4. Vancouver - 44 points
5. San Jose - 44 points
6. Los Angeles - 43 points
7. Detroit - 41 points
8. Edmonton - 39 points
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9. St. Louis - 38
10. Nashville - 38
11. Columbus -37
12. Phoenix - 36
13. Dallas - 35

Schedule

@ Phoenix
@ Colorado
Vs. St. Louis
Vs. San Jose
@ Chicago
@ Nashville
@ Calgary
@ Vancouver
Vs. Phoenix
Vs. Los Angeles
Vs. Nashville
@ Dallas
This should be edited to reflect that St. Louis has only played 34 games, which gives them 2 games in hand on everyone from 3rd to 8th.


I'm actually more optimistic that we'd get past the first round than I am that we make it into the playoffs.

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I predict we win the stanley cup from the 7th seed position.

Then everyone here has to write letters of apology to babcock and holland....


LOL

(including myself!)

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I predict we win the stanley cup from the 7th seed position.

Then everyone here has to write letters of apology to babcock and holland....


LOL

(including myself!)
If we win I would gladly do that.

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I think we find a way to get in. I like our chances if we draw Anaheim or Vancouver, while Chicago will crush us in four games.

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i think the wings will finish the 5th. dats and zetta when back are just to good to be 6-8th. no other team in that range has better player on the first 2 center positions. i can only imagine what dats could do with regular hockey players on his wings.

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I predict we win the stanley cup from the 7th seed position.

Then everyone here has to write letters of apology to babcock and holland....


LOL

(including myself!)
If that happened, I'd name my first-born after Babcock. But I probably wouldn't write a letter of apology to Holland. In fact, I'd just consider Babcock to have brought home a championship in spite of Ken Holland's performance.

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I think we find a way to get in. I like our chances if we draw Anaheim or Vancouver, while Chicago will crush us in four games.
Match ups certainly make a difference. Nashville ended up being the worst 1st draw last year.

Chicago is a terrible draw for anybody this season. You've got to think LA has the best chance of neutralizing their offense, but who knows, playoffs really change the complexion of the games.

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Match ups certainly make a difference. Nashville ended up being the worst 1st draw last year.

Chicago is a terrible draw for anybody this season. You've got to think LA has the best chance of neutralizing their offense, but who knows, playoffs really change the complexion of the games.
Anyone would have been a terrible draw for Detroit with Lidstrom and Datsyuk at 60 percent

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This should be edited to reflect that St. Louis has only played 34 games, which gives them 2 games in hand on everyone from 3rd to 8th.


I'm actually more optimistic that we'd get past the first round than I am that we make it into the playoffs.
Halak is also out for 3 weeks

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Anyone would have been a terrible draw for Detroit with Lidstrom and Datsyuk at 60 percent
I think Vancouver would have been easier. I'm not a psychic, I can't say what would happen, just stating the obvious that a physical defending team like Nashville that keeps the Wings to the perimeter, doesn't allow for rebounds, and has a goalie that stops every 1st shot is pretty much a recipe to beat the current Wings.

And you'll like to hear this from me: this year's Wings roster isn't any better.

My primary hopes rested on guys like Smith, Nyquist, and Tatar making impacts. So far none of them have had a significant contribution. Blame it on coaching or whatever, I don't care, the end result is they don't appear to be poised to handle facing off against top competition.

So we're left with hoping Howard is unbelievable and Datsyuk and Zetterberg can conjure up some magic. It's possible they get hot and go on a run. Maybe Sammy and Cleary actually step up in tighter playoff games? I know, I'm nuts. Still, for the first time in quite a few years, I don't have any high hopes for the playoffs.

I actually had some decent hope last year. They showed stretches of brilliant play, but like you said, limping Lidstrom and Datsyuk won't get you far.

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