Originally Posted by BlueCan
Agreed. The Wings had no answer for the POWERFUL DULL game Edmonton wanted to play. There was no space on the ice, and Detroit couldn't match the Oilers speed in transition. A few fewer defensive mistakes by Lilja, and this game would have gone the other way.
Legace's going to take the heat for it much like Osgood did when the Sharks beat the Wings in the first round in '94 in 7. It's too bad, really. I would have liked to have seen StevieY go out on top.
I wanted stevie Y to play another season.
Well I think the sharks in 94 had great goaltending in the shape of Irbe and Larionov and co did a number on the Redwings.
The Redwings biggest problem is that they are arrogant and don;t give respect to teams who deserve it. They have always been like that from the early 90's when they started to dominate the regular season and they just took things for granted.
Look at the 95 playoffs when devils beat them 4 zip. Or when they played the *spit* AVS in the 96 playoffs.
I think they really miss Federov in the playoffs. He is one of those playoff players who come to life e.g Roy, Forsberg.
We shouldn't of traded away Mcarthy. We also need more physical defensemen. Lidstrom is a legend and all that but we need a physical presence who can clear the front of the net for the goaltender.