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#2557386 12/16 GDT : Blue Jackets 1 at Red Wings 0 (SO)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 16 December 2014 - 11:26 PM

 

I don't think that has anything to do with his larger point about shootouts not being involved. He was simply stating they aren't a part of the game then. Jimmy was great two years ago in the playoffs anyways.

 

And one good playoff out of five seasons ain't bad.   :rolleyes:

 

His quote seems like he just doesn't get it.  Neither does the team or Babcock.  They'll probably use this same quote all season.  


Howards quotes sound like what i call a excuse. Better show up on friday these points can't bite us in the ass.

 

He gets these quotes from his brilliant GM, who has a book of quotes he uses for every excuse.  




#2557377 12/16 GDT : Blue Jackets 1 at Red Wings 0 (SO)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 16 December 2014 - 11:19 PM

@DetroitRedWings: "I felt awesome; pucks were sticking to me, it was nice... They don't have shootouts in the playoffs, that's when it matters" - Howard

You gotta get there big guy. ;)

 

What an idiot.  Like he's some kind of stalwart in the playoffs.




#2557371 Jimmy sucks in a shootout Howard

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 16 December 2014 - 11:03 PM

I don't know what they do at practices but it maybe wouldn't hurt if you took like 10 minutes to practice shootouts?

 

They need to practice shootouts against an AHL team, not against each other.  It's counter-intuitive when guys who can't shoot face a goalie who can't stop a beach ball.  




#2557362 12/16 GDT : Blue Jackets 1 at Red Wings 0 (SO)

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 16 December 2014 - 10:55 PM

This is our first real losing streak of the season. You don't go through a season without ever losing three or four in a row. Look at the Bolts - they'd lost, what, four of their last five going into tonight? Are we gonna say they're pretenders?

 

We'll be ok.

 

I think the Bolts are pretenders, so yes.  




#2557357 Jimmy sucks in a shootout Howard

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 16 December 2014 - 10:50 PM

I have no idea how a goalie can be so good in regulation, yet so bad in the shootout. 

 

It's obvious that he's not a good person.  

 

Babcock always says that good things happen to good people.  




#2556968 Where were team-mates on the Smith headshot

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 15 December 2014 - 11:12 PM

 

You need to stop fetishizing penalties.

 

Fighting is the only penalty that's treated as a "fetish" by a certain group of hockey fans.  You can compare it to other penalties all you want, but the popularity isn't quite the same.  Guys like Probert, Odjick, Schultz, Brown, and many others have always been popular with the fanbases that root for those teams.  Not many people have historically been in love with guys who trip or hook someone on the ice.

 

Your high horse is really a rocking horse, but you still need to get off it.  Not all pro-enforcer posters are as dumb as you think they are.   


 

If there's a fight at a Wings game, heck yeah I'm gonna be pumped. I love a good scrap. But I don't want a McGrattan on the team JUST because he scraps. He's got to be useful when he's not scrapin too.

 

Take the Smith-Panik fight we're supposed to be talking about. Things got heated and Smith stood up for himself and threw down, atta boy Smitty. I love it. But before and after that fight Smith still brings solid hockey to the team. McGrattan doesn't do that at all.

 

I get the feeling that you guys wanna see more of the heavy-weight bouts like in the 80s, but those bouts frankly have nothing to do with hockey, just two guys fighting over an imaginary belt. Even so, they don't exist anymore! If they did Perry and Lucic would have a formal square off at every Bruins Ducks match-up.

 

The so-called "fighters" these days barely offer quality hockey at the AHL level. Those guys exist purely to put butts in seats.

 

Now if it's guys who will stand up for their teammates you want, I'm all for a Simmonds type on this team. That would be AWESOME. But Mcgrattan is no substitute for that. All he brings is an on ice liability, which means we can no longer roll all 4 lines against whomever. He's not out there protecting Joakim Andersson, he's putting on a spectacle for the fans.

 

Oh I know those guys are dinosaurs who don't exist anymore.  Doesn't mean I can't have nostalgia for that part of the game.  Holland won't sign any fighter, whether that player can score goals or not.  He signed Tootoo, but never played him because he didn't fit our style of play (which makes me wonder why we signed him).  There are plenty of young guys who can hit, fight and score occasionally.  We just don't look for that kind of player.  




#2556961 Where were team-mates on the Smith headshot

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 15 December 2014 - 10:44 PM

 

You're right.  I'll order another Miller Light and yuck it up with all the other low brow dips***s.  Because it's obvious how interested I am in agreeing with the crowd. 

 

Afterward I'll head home and jack off to all the pass interference calls I missed on Monday night football, because penalties are totally awesome bro!

 

So we're all low brow dips***s because we happen to like that part of the game and the players who have historically been linked with hockey pugilistics?  I like that part of hockey history as much as I like the skilled players who made up the game's history.  

 

You need to get off your high horse.  




#2556954 Where were team-mates on the Smith headshot

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 15 December 2014 - 10:04 PM

 

Johnny Goudreau says “hi"

 

McGrattan and Engelland will make a man out of him yet.  


 

I like how in your mind "the action" of hockey and penalties are the same thing.  You want the league to leave game misconducts alone, so that you can enjoy the "action".  Lol.  Nevermind what happens between the whistles, that s***'s boring.  The real stuff comes after the play is dead.  And one day, if we're really lucky, all the fun stuff about hockey will happen after the game is completely over.  Then we can just watch Dan Carcillo and Zac Rinaldo beat the s*** out of each other in the parking lot.  What a sport that will be. 

 

So if there's a brawl during a Wings game this year and the fans are into it, are you going to come here and post about how boring, stupid and pointless it all was?  Or are you going to chant and be entertained like everyone else?  




#2556949 Where were team-mates on the Smith headshot

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 15 December 2014 - 09:40 PM

Yeah because the direction the game is going is so much more fun to watch.

 

Lets take the action out of every sport. Then we will be left with a bunch of under sized pansies passing flowers to each other.  

 

I agree.  Brian Burke is trying to get rid of the vanilla midgets.  I wish the other GM's were on the same page as him.  




#2556947 Where were team-mates on the Smith headshot

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 15 December 2014 - 09:33 PM

Watching heavyweight's play hockey is what's boring.

 

You've never seen Gino Odjick take a shift have you?  




#2556923 Where were team-mates on the Smith headshot

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 15 December 2014 - 04:05 PM

You're making assumptions here. Not too many people would be happy about that. I wouldn't want to see someone on the wings win a fight by cheating. If he loses fairly then it's all well and good. If he wins fairly then I'm happy. If cheating is involved to create a clear advantage on either side the fight should be stopped immediately.

 

We've won so few fights over the years, that I wouldn't mind if a Wings player pulled a foreign object out of his pants (a la Ric Flair) and used it on his opponent.  


 

 

So your blaming poor ticket sales on the fact we don't fight anymore.... Would have nothing to do with the economy.

 

I would love for you to explain to Bob Probert's wife and 4 kids as well as countless other familys that lost someone way too soon because it will sell more tickets. Ignoring the long term effects of head trauma due to toughness is ignorance. 

 

That's true, but Bob Probert made a lot of money for his family because of fighting.  Granted, he could play and score, but other enforcers couldn't, and still made good money.  You can't have it both ways sometimes.  That's what their job called for is fighting.  


Middleweight scrappers that can play are the new norm with regards to fighting.

 

Honestly, I fall asleep watching those middleweight fighters scrap.  




#2556755 Where were team-mates on the Smith headshot

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 14 December 2014 - 01:15 PM

Smith was actually the best fighter on the ice at that moment.  

 

But yes, the Wings don't stand up for teammates enough.  The Weber on Zetterberg play is a great example.  The league is now about having smaller middleweights who can play hockey and fight.  We don't even have those on this team, for some reason.   




#2556666 12/13 GDT : Red Wings 1 @ Maple Leafs 4 *MOD WARNING POST 198*

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 13 December 2014 - 09:40 PM

At least somebody gives a s***.  

 

Smith used to be a better fighter before he joined this milksop team.  




#2556658 12/13 GDT : Red Wings 1 @ Maple Leafs 4 *MOD WARNING POST 198*

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 13 December 2014 - 09:34 PM

Franzen has been playing the worst hockey of his career as of late. He looks pathetic out there.

 

Why wouldn't it be the worst hockey of his career?  He's in his mid 30's now.  

 

Not like he's going to get faster, work harder or score more at this stage.  




#2556651 12/13 GDT : Red Wings 1 @ Maple Leafs 4 *MOD WARNING POST 198*

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 13 December 2014 - 09:27 PM

Ericsson needs to randomly grab that Kadri and start pounding away.