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#2539313 Gotta Love Bryz

Posted by F.Michael on 09 October 2014 - 01:53 PM

Gotta be honest - that HBO 24/7 between the Flyers/Rangers was hilarious, and alot more entertaining than what we had last year - much of it to do with Bryz.




#2539241 10/9 GDT : Bruins 1 at Red Wings 2.

Posted by F.Michael on 09 October 2014 - 10:40 AM

 

 

A great American poet once said "Is it worth it, let me work it, I put my thing down, flip it and reverse it". 

 

Truer words have never been spoken.  And in that spirit of flipping it and reversing it I'm going to guess Jurco scores on a sexy feed from Tatar. 

 

God Bless the Detroit Red Wings, and God Bless Missy Elliott.
 

Was she friends with Betsy Ross?




#2539237 Datsyuk to play Thursday? Weiss to be a healthy scratch?

Posted by F.Michael on 09 October 2014 - 10:27 AM

 

We're certainly not as  physical as Boston.  Good thing we don't play them 82 times every season.  Also, I don't think Franzen is as big a pattycake as everyone makes him out  to be.  He battled along the walls all the time.  Babcock wouldn't play him as much as he does if Franzen didn't. 

I dunno.....Maybe it's the scotch I'm usually enjoying in the evening hours when I watch hockey.....Franzen doesn't look like he's giving 100% a good portion of the night, and he seems to be getting pushed, or knocked down along the boards more often than not.

 

It's been said numerous times before...Babs is more or less forced to give the Mule top 6 ice time since there's few options...I'd much rather see the young guys get more ice time.




#2539215 Datsyuk to play Thursday? Weiss to be a healthy scratch?

Posted by F.Michael on 09 October 2014 - 09:07 AM

Babs is really helping Ian white's, I mean Stephen Weiss's, career by benching him. What don't you ppl understand about that?

Isn't Weiss German for white?

Scary.

And with 'Babcock' being an English surname, and 'Weiss' being German surname.....Maybe - just maybe - Babs has a grudge against zee Germans.




#2539203 10/9 GDT : Bruins 1 at Red Wings 2.

Posted by F.Michael on 09 October 2014 - 08:15 AM

Actually, that kinda depresses me when I look at tonight's 4th line... 

Hell - it depresses me when ya compare the entire team.


My daughter and I have been to many games but this will be our first home opener!  Hope they win!

 

:yahoo:  :yahoo:  :yahoo:  :yahoo:  :yahoo:  :yahoo:  :yahoo:

 

GO WINGS!!!!

Have fun!




#2539202 How different things could have been

Posted by F.Michael on 09 October 2014 - 08:11 AM

It just seems so hard to believe that there was a time that Yzerman was considered a guy who was a good player, but couldn't lead his team through the playoffs. I was only 14 at the time so I really didnt look at things with the perspective I do now, I can only imagine the frustration in '96 amongst management losing in the playoffs after the record setting season they had. Luckily they stuck with him and were rewarded with 3 cups in the next 6 seasons.

To be honest - I believe Mike & Marian Ilitch had alot of sway when it came down to it...They drafted Stevie, and wanted him to stay in Detroit...Glad they did.




#2539094 23 man roster set... say hi to your 2014/15 Wings

Posted by F.Michael on 08 October 2014 - 02:15 PM

Helm, weiss and Kindl are as expendable of players we've ever had

I can understand Kindl, but Helm, and Weiss?

 

With Helm - I felt he was just starting to show us what he was capable of when the injury bug hit him, and keeps hitting him over, and over.

 

Weiss I think needs a few dozen games in good health before I'd toss him onto the scrap heap.




#2539084 How different things could have been

Posted by F.Michael on 08 October 2014 - 01:31 PM



 

Not sure. I was like 11 then.  Would make sense, since the Wings got embarrassed in the Finals and were likely willing to explore options to put themselves over the edge.  They might have figured Fedorov was the future of the franchise and was ready to take over for Yzerman.  Yashin would have been a lot younger than Yzerman and was another Russian.  Like I said, I don't remember, but I can see the thinking there at the time.  

Geez - I feel like an old man here.




#2538926 Krys Barch unloads his frustrations

Posted by F.Michael on 07 October 2014 - 05:20 PM

 

The state nerds you know that new TSN guys who seem to provide nothing else, than stupid tables filled with math stuff instead of easy to understand (Goals, Assists, Point Totals) things. I mean, everyone can sit in the basement and play around with excel sheets they didn't need to hire someone for that.

I had to +1 this because it made me laugh.

 

Frank - don't you ever change!




#2538893 Krys Barch unloads his frustrations

Posted by F.Michael on 07 October 2014 - 04:44 PM

TSN just posted a radio segment discussing the diminishing role of the enforcer.

 

They point to analytics and then fail to reasonably connect the two in any way.

What I want from my 3rd/4th lines...

 

Dump the puck in deep...Nail the opposing Dmen, and create those 'dirty' chances down low...Crash the net - give the opposing netminder nightmares...Intimidate the opposition with physical play, and create space.

 

I'm not asking for players who drop the gloves at every chance they get, but only if it's called for - then so be it - as long as it's not just for show, or a staged fight...That I can do without.




#2538876 Krys Barch unloads his frustrations

Posted by F.Michael on 07 October 2014 - 04:26 PM

 

Oh, enforcers are better at some other part of the game than our fourth line?  What's that?  Fighting? 

 

Well that doesn't sound like circular logic at all does it?  We should sign a fighter because they're better at fighting than non-fighters.  Smart. 

 

Unless you weren't talking about fighting.  Which part of the game are enforcers better at again?  Taking penalties?

 

If the mass waiving of goons like Orr and McLaren this offseason wasn't already an indication that having enforcers no your roster is retarded, wait until the end of the season and see how Calgary did with their enforcer fourth line.  We already know it will give Krys Barch a boner, but outside of that I suspect that the team will stink and the line itself will be putrid statistically. 

 

But here's the kicker.  That's what Burke wants.  He want a s***ty team so he can draft McDavid.  And while his team is s***ty, he'd like to sell some tickets, so he goons it up.  This isn't a strategy to be a good team.  It's a marketing ploy to be a bad team but still excite dummies like Krys Barch.  Apparently it worked. 

There are plenty of players in the league who can contribute on any teams' 4th line that aren't strictly 'goons', or 'enforcers'...We had one last season in Tootoo.

 

Babcock has a standard, and if it's apparent that the player doesn't meet it - he won't play, but yet it does not mean he's useless by other teams' standards.

 

This was my point from the get go - however you wish to turn it into a 'enforcer' debate.




#2538868 Krys Barch unloads his frustrations

Posted by F.Michael on 07 October 2014 - 04:11 PM

 

But that's kind of exactly what it's about.  They kill penalties and absorb some tough minutes so Datsyuk and Zetterberg don't have to.


While guys like Orr and to a lesser extent Tootoo would be a liability in those circumstances.

It's all a moot point anyway...No way in hell does Babcock dress anyone of the likes of a Tootoo, or an Orr.


 

So being worse is preferable?  It seems like you're arguing that because we weren't great at something last year, we shouldn't care about it, and make it even worse by adding a fighter.  Smart. 

Is that what I said?

 

PK is only a part of the game...4th liners take to ice outside of that...Try not putting words in my mouth.




#2538866 Krys Barch unloads his frustrations

Posted by F.Michael on 07 October 2014 - 04:07 PM

I'm sure Drew Miller would prefer to play against Krys Barch 82 games a year too.  Who wouldn't want to line up across from a guy who can barely skate and only has a rudimentary understanding of how to actually play the game of hockey? 


 

Glendening and Andersson?  Yes, yes they do. 

Well - being 12th in the league while on the pk is respectable...I'll give you that.




#2538864 Krys Barch unloads his frustrations

Posted by F.Michael on 07 October 2014 - 04:01 PM

 

Yeah because our fourth line is so good at well....nothing ?

Yeah - pretty much - other than biding time until our top line catches their breath.




#2538851 Krys Barch unloads his frustrations

Posted by F.Michael on 07 October 2014 - 03:47 PM

In all honesty I would rather play against Drew Miller 82 games a year vs Colton Orr or Jordan Toottoo.