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Old 05-13-2011, 11:39 AM
 
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Many journalists have proclaimed the Wings to be the finest organization in professional sports.
Not judging by the character they employ...........

 
Old 05-13-2011, 12:04 PM
 
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Not judging by the character they employ...........
Considering the antics of Thornton and Clowe in this series...
 
Old 05-13-2011, 12:13 PM
 
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That was a huge upset and unlike the huge upset between kings/oilers (which IMO is probably the largest upset) this series was 7 games, not 5
Exactly. Not arguing that this was not significant, it just wasn't the biggest upset in NHL history as someone previously posted.
 
Old 05-13-2011, 12:17 PM
 
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no worse than most of the wings (also not sure what you are getting on thornton for........) - also, clowe got tabbed with a pretty BS penalty last night (where getting cross checked into a goalie that is outside of the crease and in your skating lane results in only 1 penalty........)

but even looking beyond the scope of one series - you guys continue to employ this guy

http://cs.uwindsor.ca/60-270/09W/walker15/bertuzzi.jpg (broken link)

So you were saying about the sharks players?!
 
Old 05-13-2011, 12:42 PM
 
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Nice article...

David Fleming has 50 reasons why he's hooked on all things hockey - ESPN
 
Old 05-13-2011, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Michigan--good on the rocks
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That is a good article by someone who clearly loves the sport. Thanks for the link.
 
Old 05-13-2011, 01:25 PM
 
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good read ... this has been a fun playoffs

We just had our 2nd kid so my father in law flew in from MN .... I was watching the sharks/kings series on my DVR at weird intervals & hours ..... the first game when he was in town was the come back from 4 down ..... he had just flown in and was exhausted and I was running at about 2 hours on the delay .... he was held to the game even when the sharks were losing and it wasn't competative and was hooked during the comeback

he's familiar with hockey (common from MN) and follows the wild to some degree - but it's definitely his #4 game and he doesn't really follow the league that much

he was glued for the rest of that series and this morning I received a text from him about last nights game

just captivating stuff for sports fans
 
Old 05-13-2011, 01:58 PM
 
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Were the Sharks not the higher seed in this series? The higher seed defeating the lower seed isn't really a huge thing. It was a great series between pretty evenly matched teams who both play puck control styles. That's what made it so entertaining to watch, and why I said it was one of the best series we've seen in a while, even better than the recent Wings/Pens matchups. The biggest in Sharks history? I guess it really is a big deal when you beat the Wings, whether you were favorites or not.
West is wide open. All teams in the playoffs are/were good.

So if Kings had beat Sharks, it would not be a big upset.
 
Old 05-13-2011, 02:38 PM
 
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I would like to add that despite some posters comments to the contrary, I think both teams played relatively clean hockey (as clean as it ever gets), and while the officiating was mediocre, at least it was fairly evenly so. Both teams did their share of dubious things, but it never got out of hand. That was nice to watch.
 
Old 05-13-2011, 02:49 PM
 
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I actually don't disagree with that and if anything some of the usual suspect type of guys put their teams in jeopardy by giving pretty clear penalties ... it was pretty consistently mediocre (and very inconsistent), but overly a well controlled series where things could get intense without a complete blow up

I don't think there was much out and out dirty play and overall there was good skating back and forth and the pace was fanstastic
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