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Throw Your Wings Up!


I don’t usually start off with a music video but I thought this would be fitting…

The Detroit Red Wings and the San Jose Sharks will have a game seven showdown for who will make history.

Will the Sharks defeat the perennial “measuring stick” or will the Red Wings become the fourth team in NHL history to come back from a 3-0 defect in the series to advance to the next round?

According to George Malik over at The Malik Report on Kuklas Korner Fox Sports Detroit will air the condensed version of game six tonight before they kick off the pre game show for game seven.

So what can we expect from game seven?

Looks as though Red Wings Johan Franzen could just be a game time decision; but the Wings did alright in game six without him. Does Justin Abdelkader get the bench? If not, can he for the last ten minutes of the third tonight?

Word out of San Jose is that Ryane Clowe is a game time decision.

While Detroit should to come out playing to win tonight after winning three in a row after being down by three in the series the Sharks are now full of doubt.

If San Jose comes out to “not repeat history and choke again” that will just help the Red Wings; and of course with their history of choking in the playoffs that just feeds the doubt within the team.

Sharks captain Joe Thornton has been anything but leadership quality this series; that is unless diving and having temper tantrums worse than my three and two year old when they don’t get their way is the San Jose mold for leadership. I though better of Todd McLellen and still want to believe the antics by Thornton and Dany Heatly are not endorsed by their head coach.

That said – McLellen needs to get a leash on his boys and have a little chit chat about what that saying he stole from Detroit and took to San Jose means.

Gamemanship.

Sportsmanship.

Heads up San Jose this is Hockeytown… this is what we do…

The eye of the hockey world will be fixed on the HP Pavilion tonight in a night to be remembered by the fans of both teams for time to come.

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Tags: Detroit Red Wings Game Seven Gamemanship Hockeytown Joe Thornton Johan Franzen Justin Abdelkader Mike Modano Nicklas Lidstrom Ryane Clowe San Jose Sharks Sportsmanship Throw Your Wings Up

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