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#561 kipwinger

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 01:49 PM

Def:  "INSANITY"- Doing the same things over and over and expecting different results.

 

This team, this coach and this general manager can give lessons on how to fulfill this definition.  But mostly, it's on Babcock and Holland.   Until there's some real wave-making; some reality checks; some courageous, gutsy decisions about who plays and who doesn't play because of lack of effort, this definition will hold for the Detroit Red Wings.  

 

In their last game against Columbus, San Jose benched Joe Thornton for the entire third period because he was playing like garbage.  Joe Thornton.  I can't even imagine what it would be like to see our team bench anything for playing like s***.  And obviously I don't mean Eaves, Kindl, Smith, Tootoo etc. etc. etc.  Pretty easy to scapegoat those guys and bench them, takes a little more guts to do it with your high end talent. 


GMRwings:  "Well, in other civilized countries, 16 years old isn't considered underage.  For instance, I believe the age of consent is 16 in Canada.  There's some US states where it's 16 as well.  

 

Get off the high horse.  Not like she was 10."

 

"Some girls are 17 even though they look 25."

 

 


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Posted 18 April 2013 - 02:06 PM

 

...  WE'VE GOT SPIRIT YES WE DO, WE'VE GOT SPIRIT HOW BOUT YOU?!?!

 

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 02:13 PM

In their last game against Columbus, San Jose benched Joe Thornton for the entire third period because he was playing like garbage.  Joe Thornton.  I can't even imagine what it would be like to see our team bench anything for playing like s***.  And obviously I don't mean Eaves, Kindl, Smith, Tootoo etc. etc. etc.  Pretty easy to scapegoat those guys and bench them, takes a little more guts to do it with your high end talent. 

 

Of course, for that to even be considered in the first place, Babcock would have to acknowledge that there's a problem.  Exhibit A:

 

"The Mule's been scoring goals," Babcock said. "I think Mule's been good. We played him at center, we played him at wing, changed lines. I thought him and (Valtteri Filppula) in Chicago, with (Daniel Cleary), were our best line."


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Posted 18 April 2013 - 04:15 PM

 

Of course, for that to even be considered in the first place, Babcock would have to acknowledge that there's a problem.  Exhibit A:

 

 

Yeah, obviously not a lot of accountability around here.  Everybody in the organization is making excuses.  Unless we lay a complete egg like the first game or the game against Chicago, where everyone is awful, there's never any effort to make guys pay for their half assed play.  Mind you I don't want a Tortorella that demotes guys every other day, but some sort of accountability some of the time might go a long way on this team. 

 

I think it was Harold that said last night, if you started benching guys who passed when they should have shot, you might drive the point home (to the whole team) that you want shots and not dipsy doodle passes. 


GMRwings:  "Well, in other civilized countries, 16 years old isn't considered underage.  For instance, I believe the age of consent is 16 in Canada.  There's some US states where it's 16 as well.  

 

Get off the high horse.  Not like she was 10."

 

"Some girls are 17 even though they look 25."

 

 


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Posted 18 April 2013 - 06:34 PM

Def:  "INSANITY"- Doing the same things over and over and expecting different results.

 

This team, this coach and this general manager can give lessons on how to fulfill this definition.  But mostly, it's on Babcock and Holland.   Until there's some real wave-making; some reality checks; some courageous, gutsy decisions about who plays and who doesn't play because of lack of effort, this definition will hold for the Detroit Red Wings.  

 

Look at this roster and the reality is: this is a very bad Detroit Red Wings edition Babcock can only work with the players he has. Although I am still pissed at sending Tatar down, the guy wokred so hard and did compete harder than a lot of our so called "veterans".

 

Sadly there aren't going to be a lot of top UFAs this year and so there is no easy fix for this mess. If Holland moves up, buy out Stevie from the Bolts and get him in asap I think he could get this ship back on track.


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