kipwinger

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  1. kipwinger

    2021 Season

    I'm not sure I agree. While he hasn't scored a lot this year, off the top of my head I can think of at least two of his assists (in one game) were on plays were he forecheck hard, stripped the puck from the opposition, and made plays to find open teammates for goals. Tatar probably will have the better career, or at least the odds suggest he will, but that belies just how good Tatar is. He's consistently underrated. The guy's a 20/50 guy every year like clockwork, plays in all three zones, and is a possession monster. He's a better winger that probably 85% of the NHL.
  2. kipwinger

    2021 Season

    Hell, if Larkin and AA can score 30 I don't see why he couldn't. Especially if he's with a playmaker as you said. Imagine him with a Trevor Zegras level passer for the next few years. That's why I like Kent Johnson in this year's draft. He's the only center with that kind of offensive creativity. I suspect if we draft a center though it will be Beniers or Eklund. Kris Draper said he "knows what a Red Wing looks like" and these days that looks a lot more like Zetterberg than it does Yzerman, or Fedorov, or Datsyuk apparently.
  3. kipwinger

    2021 Season

    I'm actually growing fond of Zadina. I don't think he's going to be a stud offensive player, but I'm really liking how he's committed himself to puck retrieval on the forecheck. I'd be thrilled if he modeled his game off Mark Stone. Or Tomas Tatar is probably the poor man's version. 20ish goals, 60ish points, but hellish defensively. I've got plenty of time for wingers like that. Incidentally that's the same type of player Raymond is supposed to be. I DON'T have time for guys like Mantha. 20ish goals, 50ish points, and does absolutely nothing else well. F*ck that guy.
  4. kipwinger

    2021 Season

    I think Mantha's probably a decent enough player, but this is what happens when a team has no offensively talented centers. I've been saying this for years now, our centers are trash. I like Larkin as a workhorse top six, matchup, guy. And I like all of Glendening, Ras, Veleno, and Pearson as bottom six guys. But we have no centers that are going to elevate a winger's game offensively. It's not surprising that we struggle to score. Until Niederbach we didn't bother drafting offensive centers. Imagine Mantha riding shotgun with a guy who could consistently find him in the offensive zone like a Backstrom or Giroux. He'd definitely be a 30 goal guy. He's just not going to do it for us because A) he's not good enough to do it on his own, and B) Larkin isn't that kind of center.
  5. kipwinger

    2021 NHL Trade Deadline Thread - April 12, 2021

    I mean, me too. Hence why I'd trade for him. But there's a lot of pressure on Washington to win again while Ovi and Backstrom and Carlson are still pretty decent. So maybe they'd gamble on those extra 20 points if they thought it would be a factor in the playoffs.
  6. kipwinger

    Goalie Flame War

    To be fair, you didn't "mention politics". You bring it up in multiple threads over and over. If you just "mentioned it" in one thread the rest of us could ignore it and it really wouldn't be an issue. I've defended you time and time again because I think you're probably a pretty decent dude who just thinks the internet is absurd and treats it as such. I get it. But the entire f*cking world is just one big argument about Trump/Covid/Vaccines/TheMedia/Liberals/CancelCulture/etc/etc/etc and you (and Neo) make it impossible to get a break from that s***. Obviously you don't have to shut up about it, in fact I think that's probably your broader point here, but nobody is being hyperbolic (or offended) when they mention how annoying it is. It really really is.
  7. kipwinger

    2021 Season

    I just need him to come back so that at least two of my three "bold predictions" will come true. I said he'd outscore Mantha this year. That prediction was looking pretty damn good until Bert got injured. Thank god Mantha blows and hasn't really scored at all in a month and a half. Still have a chance to scratch out a win on that one lol.
  8. kipwinger

    2021 Season

    Agreed. Though I thought I saw that he was finally skating as of the end of last week?
  9. kipwinger

    2021 Season

    He was holding his upper arm/shoulder when he went off the ice in the game that he got injured. Hasn't been back since.
  10. kipwinger

    Goalie Flame War

    I long for the good old days when I could just make fun of you for thinking that Lafreniere was going to be a generational centerman in the NHL. Now I've got to compete with fascist memes from one guy and a near constant MAGA pity party from another. Ugh.
  11. kipwinger

    Goalie Flame War

    Maybe if we had moderators who were, ya know, on the site now and again?
  12. kipwinger

    2021 NHL Trade Deadline Thread - April 12, 2021

    To get rid of the headache? I suppose they’d be gambling on the fact that on THAT team, with THAT coach, Mantha would be a 70-75 point player.
  13. kipwinger

    2021 NHL Trade Deadline Thread - April 12, 2021

    Hear me out... To Washington: Mantha To Detroit: Tom Wilson, Washington 2021 1st
  14. kipwinger

    Tony DeAngelo

    This guy f*cks. He's too busy wooing b*tches to put on eye liner. Plus he was drafted by the Philadephia Phillies and served in the Army, so he's a high level athlete AND an American hero. Alternatively, Dave Mustaine spent his 20's and 30's glowering/posturing a lot and now spends his time spreading the good word. What a badass. You lose.
  15. kipwinger

    Tony DeAngelo

    Is it customary for those girls to curl their hair before head banging each other...or whatever? Because that's how it looks. It's cool man, go ahead and like your fairy music. It's a free country. If you wanna listen to born-agains sing about how sad they are/ folklore then you're perfectly within your rights as an American to do so. And if you wanna make believe that's "badass" then bless your heart.