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The Penalty Shot

Posted in Hockey Blogs with tags , , , , , on May 5, 2010 by davepoleck

Nothing beats a penalty shot in the playoffs, except when it shouldn’t even have been a penalty shot in the first place. I think anybody who watches the play and knows the rules can see that the puck was not covered in the crease, just pushed toward Nabokov by the glove of “from the corner sniper” Logan Couture.

I don’t like when bad calls are made in Detroit’s favour because it will deter if there is a positive outcome for the team. So I was already cringing when the call was made. I was cringing even more when Babcock chose Henrik Zetterberg to take the shot. Hank was a miserable 2 for 11 on shootouts this season.

In late season matches that went the distance, he wasn’t even used! Bertuzzi on the other hand had been playing a determined game almost all series and had a 4 for 8 record in the shootout. Zetterberg should have scored either way because he clearly had Nabby on the glove side, but gave it right to him.

Correction: I Can Take This

Posted in Hockey Thoughts with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 17, 2010 by davepoleck

What a game that was tonight. For those who didn’t see it, it was literally 40 minutes of end to end actions after the first was over. That is probably the reason the Coyotes lost their game; their style is not the run and gun style. They got off their gameplan and were overmatched by the more talented Wings.

As I mentioned earlier, the score was 1-0 Phoenix and the two teams put up five goals in 3:58. Seriously, four of those five are highlight reel goals. I have all of those in a shortened clip.

You can add Abdelkader’s….

 and Doan’s to that highlight reel as well. What a game. Doan looks insane though. Paint half his face blue and give him a sword and he might as well have just sliced someone open in Braveheart. But I guess that happens when you just scored your second goal over the last 27 games.

Zetterberg ended up scoring the winner late in the third, then added an empty netter to complete the hat trick. In other news, I cannot believe how fast the people of the world upload stuff to YouTube. This game ended a little under two hours ago; I type in “5 goals April 16” on the search bar and it’s the first thing that comes up.

Zetterberg Can’t Shoot…out

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on February 10, 2010 by davepoleck

I am the last person I would expect to be calling out the Red Wings head coach, but desperate times call for desperate measure Mr. Mike Babcock. The Wings are on the verge of being knocked further down in the Western playoff race. They have now lost three in a row and would be in 10th right now if it weren’t for a late third period comeback against the Blues.

My issue is their shootout lineup. Henrik Zetterberg, their supposed sniped, has not scored in six straight shootout attempts. When things aren’t working, you need to make a change! I don’t care who is the highest paid or biggest name, they need goals in the shootout and Zetterberg isn’t giving them. It makes it even worse that all you need to do is deke to the right and Jimmy Howard will sprawl out on his stomach. Zetts is now 2 for 10 on the season; fellow teammate Pavel Datsyuk is 6 for 10. Johan Franzen was back in their lineup for god sakes!! Now he probably would have went fourth had they made it their, but why not put Mule in for Zetterberg….2 for 10!!!!!!!