kipwinger

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  1. kipwinger

    General Rebuild Discussion Thread

    Is that you Frieza?
  2. kipwinger

    General Rebuild Discussion Thread

    Or maybe he's about to go super saiyan?
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    Gimme Muh Monthly Yzer-Trade

    Queensryche is The Cult if The Cult A) sucked, and B) was an all chick band.
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    General Rebuild Discussion Thread

    I know he "fought" Simmonds the other night, but for the last two or three weeks I kept wondering when he was going to punch someone. Maybe he wouldn't have been waived if he'd been more punchy.
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    General Rebuild Discussion Thread

    How many fights did he have for the Wings again? Edit: Legit, non-rhetorical, question BTW.
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    2019-20 Prospects Thread

    Why are we siding with the Axis again? I mean, I get that some of you righties may romanticize the Third Reich and all but my grandpa didn't get his ass shot off in France for nothing bro!
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    2019-20 Prospects Thread

    If we plan on sticking to this whole WWII metaphor, wouldn't some American and Russian prospects come along later and kick the living f*ck out of the Nazi? Maybe we should trade high on Seider early, like right before Alamein (his NHL debut in this metaphor), because it'll only be downhill from there?
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    2019-20 Prospects Thread

    Yeah, I understand where you're coming from. I just think it's so easy to find adequate goaltending through trade/ufa that I don't see why you'd ever bother taking one that high. There's always a Murray/Fleury, Holtby/Grubaur, or UFA Lehner out there looking for a home. Build a contender first and some goalie will be dying to play for you when you're ready to go all-in on a Cup.
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    Babs got fired

    I'm not sold on the fact that Babs had all that much to do with the two-way play of those two guys. There was a strong two-way culture on the Red Wings before Babs got there. I think he demanded that they play defense, and taught them how he wanted it done in his system, but I think they were already bought in because guys like Yzerman, Lidstrom, Fedorov, etc. were the team leaders when their careers started and they all played that way.
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    2019-20 Prospects Thread

    Another argument might be that you don't need elite goaltending to win a Cup so why waste that high of a pick?
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    2019-20 Prospects Thread

    He's making a World War II reference. Germans charged (blitzkreig) at the French, who subequently surrendered. Read a goddamn book.
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    Babs got fired

    I don't think they're top heavy at all. In fact, they have awesome scoring depth. Outside of the big four forwards, Kapanen, Johnsson, and Hyman all scored 20 goals last year. That's 7 forwards with 20+ goal upside that can be spread out over three lines. Since then they've added Mikheyev, Kerfoot and Spezza. They're SUPER deep offensively. As far as stars playing soft, maybe. But that's not really unusual for young players. People said the same thing about Dats and Z when they were young. Hell, you can look back through old LGW threads and see all sorts of similar complaints about those two in various idiotic trade proposals. Same old story, they play "soft", they're selfish, they don't play defense. Anytime anybody wants some nebulus criticism to bash a player they don't like it's one of those three. Premier talent almost never enters the league playing a fully rounded game. They've never had to. And most of them haven't learned (yet) to play a tough game either. Again, because they've never had to. Then they get a little older, develop more, have more coaching, and become everything everybody says they aren't (a la Crosby). Maybe the three of them will turn out to be Alexander Semin 2.0, 3.0, and 4.0. But I doubt it.
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    Babs got fired

    The entire "Toronto just wants to play offense" narrative is completely contrived. One of the first things Keefe did after taking over was change up the defensive scheme because TO had been terrible defensively. Dubas is also on record as saying that (I'm paraphrasing) he'd love to have the biggest, meanest, grittiest, most skilled team in the league. But if he can't have them all then skill is the most important of those things. As I've stated elsewhere, Tampa is one of the most potent offensive teams in the league, with a coach strongly committed to analytics, and nobody claims they only play "one way hockey". Nobody competent enough to get a job coaching in the NHL thinks you don't have to play defense. It's about competitive advantage. If your game changing talent is defensive, maybe shot suppression and shutdown goaltending becomes the cornerstone of your team. But if, like Toronto, your elite talent is offensive (I'd say Tavares, Matthews, Marner, Reilly, and Nylander qualify here) then it's probably not unreasonable for a GM and coach to want to take advantage of that in their game planning.
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    Babs got fired

    Wow, so it wasn't even behind closed doors? Yikes.
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    Babs got fired