04-29-2013, 11:42 AM #1
Official Series Discussion Thread: Anaheim Ducks vs. Detroit Red Wings
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04-29-2013, 11:47 AM #2
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04-29-2013, 12:12 PM #3
Ducks in 6
04-29-2013, 12:40 PM #4
Ducks in 6
04-29-2013, 03:00 PM #5
Could Detroit pull off the upset here? Maybe...... but probably not.
Wings are a team in transition, and have a couple of great Vets in Datsyuk & Zetterberg.... but this transition isn't like the last one they went through. When the old core, lead by Yzerman, was getting ready to pack it in..... Niklas Lidstrom was getting ready for his second decade of dominance, and young stars like Datsyuk & Zetterberg were getting ready to break out.
Now? Lidstrom is gone, and while Pavel & Henrik give the Wings two great players who are proven winners, they simply don't have any new Superstars waiting in the wings.
Anahime, they're big, tough, have good goaltending, and can score. Perry / Getzlaf are also proven winners, and will (no doubt) be looking to justify those big extensions they signed.
I got Ducks in 5. They're simply too good for Detroit.
04-29-2013, 03:21 PM #6
04-29-2013, 05:24 PM #7
My homer bias will show here but I have the Wings in 6.
05-01-2013, 07:06 PM #8
Red Wings run into a very Hot Goaltender in Hiller in game one. They out-chanced the Ducks by a margin of about 1/3. Howard was no slouch either, the difference was Teemu with the 28 year old legs and stick.
05-02-2013, 03:52 PM #9
Detroit is my favorite team with Montreal and Colorado. I think Detroit can beat the Ducks in these series, but i'm not THAT confident. I know Anaheim is a big team and are the favorites to win this series but something tells me Detroit can pull it off.
Datsyuk, Zetterberg, Kronwall, Franzen, Filpulla, Brunner must be at their best every night if they want a chance to win.
Wings in 7
05-02-2013, 06:22 PM #10
Red Wings miss Bertuzzi and Helm severely.