• wardrums

    Did Rozner watched the same game I did? Totally outplayed? I thought it was an evenly played game. Yeah, the Quacks out hit us, bih whoopy do, what team doesn’t. The Hawks had as many hlorious scoring chances as the ducks. He probanlu doesn’t think Shaws goal was legal either.

    • Uh . . . it isn’t . . . though I have no idea what that has to do with Rozner’s column.

      • wardrums

        Drink

    • Sopel the catfish

      I stopped reading after that line. It was like a puck daddy eulogy that wasn’t written by CI.

    • Hags

      I don’t know exactly how to explain this, but bear with me. When the Blackhawks had the better of it, there was a structure and order to the game; simple zone entry, cycle, shot, retrieval, and so on. When the Ducks had the better of play, it was because of chaos. Chaos at the net, big checks along the boards and what not that really gets the crowd revved up, which in turn makes it feel more dominant.
      I know they had 4 posts, but 2 of those were bad angle shots that really had nowhere else to go besides the pipe or the side of the net. Don’t get me wrong, the Ducks had the edge overall (anytime you have a 17-1 stretch in shots is nothing less than dominant) but it felt/sounded bigger than it really was.

  • Sparky_The_Bard-barian

    “I’m getting too old for this shit…”
    You took the words right out of my mouth.
    And where are all the Roszi bashers now?

    • ZigZags82

      Still 4 Olympians!

  • Sparky_The_Bard-barian

    A real pit fight of a game. Kind of like Raiders of the Lost Ark. You hit the big ugly guy a good one right off the bat, then he beats the shit out of you, and you’re just trying to remain conscious until the propeller come around again.

    The most gratifying thing was watching Andersen walk down the tunnel, and totally losing his mind. Hope it’s still in his head Tuesday.

  • Oldfarthawkfan

    Can’t play hockey, but is amusing

    Brandon Bollig ‏@Bollig87 11h11 hours ago

    At what point in a 3OT game would my butt cheeks actually start to form an impression in the bench?

  • Hags

    Regarding Babcock: Detroit is out, and apparently Buffalo is now too. I guess he could end up in St. Louis if all he cares about is being in the best possible position to win now, but I can’t see him passing up Toronto, there is just wayyy too much there to pass up.

    • DJ

      It’s apparently Toronto. Shanahan appears to have jumped in at the last minute with an $8 million/year offer.

      Huh. This doesn’t make me think less of Babcock as a coach or person. I thought he was content enough in Detroit. But challenge plus enormous bank plus legacy (if he brings a Cup to Toronto) is awfully attractive.

      • Hags

        wow I just saw 8 years/50 million. That more than doubles Q, who was the highest paid coach in the NHL.

    • Jim

      Shout out to Mike Babcock, Well Played Sir.

      What misdirection!, I was wondering WTF when they said he was going to Siberia (err Buffalo). When what he was really doing is making himself ridiculously wealthy and powerful. Respect.

      • Hags

        fantastic piece of positioning by him. power, money and the chance to become a hockey legend if he brings a Cup back to Toronto. tough to beat that.

        • Jim

          I’ll take the over on the Leafs making the playoffs next year.

  • Oldfarthawkfan

    As much as we rag on Shaw and his sometimes undisciplined play, I thought this was his best game as a Blackhawk. He was all over the place the whole game, and I mean that in a good way. He played like a 200lb power forward. The announcer’s kept on and on about the Duck’s 4th line, with all their sheltered starts (Rackell started all his shifts in the offensive zone), but our 4th line (going against the duck’s #1 line), ended up almost even in Corsi, Krueger, we need to keep this guy next year, so underrated, and I thought Desjardines was awesome only, and looks like he now is part of the rotation on the penaltykill

    • Hags

      the Desjardins-Kruger-Shaw line has been excellent all series. I totally agree that this was as good as Andrew Shaw has ever been. the most impressive play of the night was him recognizing he didn’t have to dump the puck in the 3rd OT, which led to the 3 on 2, which led to the game winner later in the shift. He dumps that puck 9 of 10 times in that situation.