Jump to content


T.Low's Photo

T.Low

Member Since 17 Oct 2007
Online Last Active Today, 11:19 AM
***--

#2609763 Coaching Search Thread a.k.a. the Jeff Blashill Thread

Posted by T.Low on Yesterday, 04:50 PM




#2609458 Dylan Larkin turning pro... will play for GR immediately

Posted by T.Low on 21 May 2015 - 02:07 PM

Not showing it much here but I have to admit I was one of the worse helm haters until this season and more specifically the playoffs. He changed my mind with his play this season for sure.




I have to admit I was one of the worse hillbillywingsfan haters until this season and more specifically the playoffs, when you changed your mind on Helm. :-)


#2609444 Dylan Larkin turning pro... will play for GR immediately

Posted by T.Low on 21 May 2015 - 01:58 PM

A seat between Hogan and Pulkkinen in the room?

Wait ... Does this mean he's gonna be a redwing next October? As much as I can't wait to see him play with detroit I think it might be best for him to spend at least one year in the ahl


I agree, that's why this is such a good idea. Instead of being somewhat of a question mark next fall, now he'll have a great experience and an idea of what he needs to do this summer and walk in to a familiar situation in GR next year. #running start


#2608124 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by T.Low on 16 May 2015 - 03:05 PM

I really like Babcock. 10 years is enough, and he hasn't done much lately. HIs Stanley cup and Olympic gold-medals were pretty much due to the fact that he was given the keys to the fastest car each time. Substitute other coaches for him in those scenarios and they are the winners.


#2608114 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by T.Low on 16 May 2015 - 12:59 PM

I'm ready for Blashill.


#2607977 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by T.Low on 15 May 2015 - 12:53 PM

Who does he think he is, commenting on hockey related matters!


#2595263 Game Two - Honest Discussion

Posted by T.Low on 17 April 2015 - 03:06 PM

Clearly Weiss Ferraro...

Why would you do that to Ferraro?!!


#2595120 Post-GDT ECQF Game 1: Red Wings 3, Lightning 2 (DET leads, 1-0)

Posted by T.Low on 16 April 2015 - 10:40 PM

Great win. Can't win a series this way. Here's hoping.


#2593704 ECQF Game 1 GDT : Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:30 EST

Posted by T.Low on 16 April 2015 - 01:24 AM

Calder Cup rivalry!


#2579179 Vaya con dios Damien Brunner

Posted by T.Low on 06 March 2015 - 02:52 AM

Attached File  image.jpg   154.13KB   6 downloads

Attached File  image.jpg   89.17KB   3 downloads

Attached File  image.jpg   144.71KB   3 downloads


IFilp is on Lugano also.


#2577861 Red Wings acquire Erik Cole, conditional 3rd from Stars

Posted by T.Low on 03 March 2015 - 01:50 AM

...this is a great trade for the Wings. We lost two prospects who have zero future here. Two prospects who have very little value. And by trading them, this team has a better shot at a deep playoff run.




It's really this simple. Why is this so hard to see?


#2574767 Patrick Kane, out anywhere from a month to rest of the season

Posted by T.Low on 25 February 2015 - 12:13 PM

Looks like absolutely zero impact to his midsection from the touch. No change in direction or momentum whatsoever. Put me on record stating injury was a result of his embellishment.



It's amazing the abuse the Wings were able to withstand last night vs the Kings, yet Kane goes down from that?


#2572732 Does Kenny Hate Mickey?

Posted by T.Low on 21 February 2015 - 02:39 AM

Mickey only sounds as drunk as I am.




I'm not as think as you drunk I am...(hic!)


#2571708 Does Kenny Hate Mickey?

Posted by T.Low on 18 February 2015 - 12:59 PM

I get it, it's sacrilege to say anything bad about the best announcer EVAR!!!! because he's been in the booth forever.  That doesn't change the fact that by the third period he sounds like you're sitting next to him in a bar.  He's not as good as he used to be, and a lot of times he seems to fall into complaining about the refs and weak penalties, chuckling when the Wings get away with something he'd yell at the refs for, dropping a catch phrase, complaining about broken sticks, and waxing nostalgic about the good old days when you showed respect for another guy by "feeding him some lumber" when he was going to hit you.  He's better between periods, but during the game I think he's slipping.  If you disagree, or want to just say "It's Mickey and he's awesome and if you don't like it go piss up a rope," fine.
 
BTW, Madden was bad his last couple years, and Pat Summerall was the boozer in that duo.

I get it, it's sacrilege to say anything bad about the best announcer EVAR!!!! because he's been in the booth forever.  That doesn't change the fact that by the third period he sounds like you're sitting next to him in a bar.  He's not as good as he used to be, and a lot of times he seems to fall into complaining about the refs and weak penalties, chuckling when the Wings get away with something he'd yell at the refs for, dropping a catch phrase, complaining about broken sticks, and waxing nostalgic about the good old days when you showed respect for another guy by "feeding him some lumber" when he was going to hit you.  He's better between periods, but during the game I think he's slipping.  If you disagree, or want to just say "It's Mickey and he's awesome and if you don't like it go piss up a rope," fine.
 
BTW, Madden was bad his last couple years, and Pat Summerall was the boozer in that duo.




I actually have real reasons from my own observations that result in my favorable opinion of Mickey Redmond. A few of them are precisely the reasons you dislike him. You and I simply have different perspectives and want different experiences

I totally agree that it's like watching a game with him in a bar and I very much enjoy that aspect of his persona. It's genuine, down home, as if you are sitting watching a game like he's your uncle that actually skated in the nhl.

I like the way he comments on penalties, especially compared to other teams color guys. Mickey will often point out that our opponent "Gets two minutes for playing hockey, but we'll take it", whereas other guys take the Homer road and make it sound like it was the most egregious penalty ever as they watch a replay that shows a ghost infraction. I always feel insulted as a viewer when Panger or anyone does that.

Mickey is still sharp as a tack when it comes to pointing out things at game speed that I have missed. One example: Countless times he points out a deflection on the goal that I missed, then sure enough you see it on the replay. However, when I watch other teams play I'm dumbfounded at how often they credit the point shot with the goal when the deflection was plain as day and the camera is on the deflector getting congratulated, not the shooter. Then they show the replay and they're surprised as can be at the obvious: "OH!!! It was DEFLECTED". Sigh. Roll eyes.

And Mickey tends to point out things that only an nhl player knows, where other "more professional" guys tend to point out things that are obvious to the hockey fan, as if their broadcast is geared toward a least common denominator viewer demographic or something.

I enjoy his anecdotal ramblings. For example, Abby being a Muskegon boy. His father Joe Abdelkader always paces back and forth in the living room when the game is on. " You can sit down now, Joe, Justin scored a goal."

Believe me, I could go on about how he greatly enhances my Red Wings viewing experience.


#2571518 Does Kenny Hate Mickey?

Posted by T.Low on 17 February 2015 - 02:13 PM

?..  The older he gets, the worse he gets.  I really don't see him in the booth much longer.




Couldn't disagree more. He's the real deal. There is no better guy to replace him with.