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It’s Already Begun

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on April 15, 2010 by davepoleck

As a Wings’ fan, I feel obligated to find an excuse for them losing other than the fact that the Coyotes took over the game after the first period. With that said, here is my excuse:

With Gary Bettman (basically the owner of Phoenix) in attendance, the refs were clearly paid off not to make this high sticking call on Lidstrom. With seven minutes to go, it would have given the Wings a four minute advantage over the Coyotes, with at least 25 seconds of that being 4 on 3. How four referees miss that play when the puck is right there is beyond me….

Kind of reminds me of Game 3 in the Finals last year when Pittsburgh cycled the puck in the Wings’ end with six guys on the ice for almost 25 seconds….no call…..two minutes later…..Wings’ penalty….1 minute later…..Penguins tied the game. Wings could have went up by two goals in the second period, in a series where they already had a 2-0 lead.


No Goal?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on March 31, 2010 by davepoleck

So here is the winner from the Wings-Oilers game last night. JDD said that he was jumping to save the original shot, and he is 6’4″, so how wasn’t it high sticking. Well Jeff, basic physics says if a puck has an upward motion, it will get higher the further it goes. Since Stuart tipped it a few feet in front of the goalie, the height of the puck where it was tipped and the height it would have been had it made it to JDD is completely different. Stupid argument.

I’m not saying that it wasn’t a high stick, I think it fit into the category of “inconclusive evidence”, and since the ref called it a goal….well…Detroit has had their fair share of those go against them this year haven’t they?