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#2635414 11/6 GDT : Red Wings at Toronto Maple Leafs, 7:00 EST

Posted by roboturner on 06 November 2015 - 04:44 PM

In his second game with Toronto on Oct. 9, Babcock felt taken back a bit when he was honored on the Joe Louis Arena video board for his accomplishments during the decade he spent in Detroit.


"It was nice of them to do," said Babcock, who signed an eight-year deal in May worth approximately $50 million to help turn around a flailing Toronto franchise.  "I wish they wouldn't have to do that.  I don't coach their team anymore.  I'm glad this is all over with."


 - per ESPN.com's game preview

I posted this when that quote came up the first time around.


"It was nice of them to do. They sure didn’t have to do that," Babcock said of the thank you. "I’ve said it a number of times, I’m glad this is all over to be honest with you. The Leafs played the Red Wings today and they won. It’s that simple." - ESPN Craig Custance



"They sure didn't have to do that" certainly gives a different impression than "I wish they wouldn't have done that"


In fact that whole quote takes on a different vibe depending on which way he said it.

#2633599 10/27/15 - Carolina Hurricanes vs. Detroit Red Wings - TACKY Mad Libs

Posted by roboturner on 27 October 2015 - 08:35 PM

So then whyf****** belabor it.

I was giving more examples of Howard's poor puck handling that happened more recently than 'a couple years ago'


It's already been explained why this is different. I'm not going over them again.

#2632672 10/23 Tacky GDT Red Wings @ Calgary Flames 9:00 PM EST

Posted by roboturner on 23 October 2015 - 10:30 PM

Smith made a great play keeping Giordano out right there.


And anyone saying Howard doesn't make big-time saves is fooling themselves. He's a top-tier #1 goalie in the NHL, and tonight shows it. Physical play from Quincey and Smith aside, we're still leaving him to bail us out, and he has delivered. 

Who's saying he doesn't making big-time saves? His problem was that he would make big saves and then let in a stinker at the most inopportune times.

His play this year has been markedly better. Probably because he put in so much work this off-season. I just don't understand why he needed to almost lose his job to start putting in the work to improve his playing when he should have been doing that all along.

#2632480 10/23 Tacky GDT Red Wings @ Calgary Flames 9:00 PM EST

Posted by roboturner on 23 October 2015 - 07:16 PM

Mickey in Marquette tonight?





#2632258 10/21 GDT : Red Wings at Edmonton Oilers, 9:30 EST

Posted by roboturner on 21 October 2015 - 10:30 PM

now i dont want to start a war but do you think if jimmy was in he would be the goat tonight?

I doubt it. First goal was a deflection of a skate, no chance for the goalie. Second, terrible defense; Richards lets McDavid go and Green didn't take away the pass. Third, deflection off of KFQ's skate right into the net.


Wouldn't make a difference who was in net, nothing Jimmy could have done on any of those either.


Though Mrazek has been making some of our best passes, so there's that!

#2631136 10/16 GDT : Carolina Hurricanes at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Posted by roboturner on 16 October 2015 - 09:40 AM

Not sure where you're getting 2 from? Last I checked, the Montreal game was at 7..?

Which I was stoked about because I'll be in Ann Arbor. So if it's at two I'll definitely miss it :(

yeah it's at 7. I just checked the Wings app and FSD's schedule and both say 7

#2631086 All Purpose "Ovechkin is Awesome" Thread

Posted by roboturner on 15 October 2015 - 10:46 PM


Wow. I can't believe Ericsson has never learned this fact. How the heck does he have a spot on this team when he lacks this basic knowledge of physics? Buy him out already.

Hey man, I'm just offering my opinion. No reason to be child like, come back when you wanna act like an adult...

#2631052 Roster Moves by the Wings

Posted by roboturner on 15 October 2015 - 08:28 PM

Alright so I guess what I heard was a debunking of the 'glass is a liquid' which it is not.



Anyway, Roster Moves eh? Whatever moves have to be made when it happens, if any, it's nice knowing we've got Dats in the bullpen to add to this group that is already playing pretty well :)

#2631033 Roster Moves by the Wings

Posted by roboturner on 15 October 2015 - 06:08 PM


Glass is a supercooled liquid, smartass.  Read a book.

:offtopic: I always heard that too, but recently I heard that it wasn't true (and I think it was from someone reputable like Neil deGrasse Tyson or someone like that who would know)

#2630350 10/13 GDT : Lightning 1 at Red Wings 3

Posted by roboturner on 13 October 2015 - 06:48 PM

2/4 of these line combos don't work. They're literally running into each other.

So, 1/2 of them? ha

#2629978 10/10 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Hurricanes 3

Posted by roboturner on 10 October 2015 - 08:39 PM

After that 1st  period, getting two points is a miracle.

#2629110 Cleary NOT reporting to Grand Rapids

Posted by roboturner on 09 October 2015 - 02:53 PM

If Cleary really wanted to just keep playing hockey then he would report to GR. Hell, Chelios didn't want to stop playing and that's what he did when Atlanta sent him down.


And if I'm not mistaken, there is something in the CBA that ex-players have to be paid a similar wage to what other non-players would make if they take a job with the team. So he can't just take any made up job and get his $950,000.

#2627130 9/24 Exhibition GDT : at Red Wings 6, Pittsburgh Penguins 1

Posted by roboturner on 24 September 2015 - 06:32 PM

Is this game being televised?

FSN just started their coverage

#2624332 Moving Jimmy Howard

Posted by roboturner on 01 September 2015 - 01:43 AM

HAHA yeah he came way out of the net, shot it right into our defensemsan's shin pads where it promptly bounced right to that kid (who is from Marquette!) and he had a wide open net. Just killed out momentum after we had no business being up 1-0 in the series (and yeah i'm sure he did indeed play well and may have played a large role in stealing the first game...)


This was a game soon after he had been watching Petr playing the puck. Jimmy says to the media, "I like how he just goes out and does it."  So he thinks HE can just go out and do it!


First of all, No he doesn't just go and do it, he's been practicing for years how to do it. Second, the playoffs probably aren't the time to startf****** around with that kind of s*** if you're not comfortable with it. Third, don't try to pass the blame away by saying "Yeah, the video guy said he looked and it and the puck was kinda on edge and that's why it took off on me."

#2623813 Dan Cleary re-signing still possible?

Posted by roboturner on 24 August 2015 - 07:45 PM

I dont want this to happen, but I'm not going to lie, it would be hilarious to watch a couple people on this site freak out about it.

I will be one of them. Dear god, this guy has got to start living in reality. It's not 2009 anymore...


It's been what, 4 years since he's been any sort of useful? He's already been given 2 charity contracts (which is just something that should never ever happen if you're serious about putting together a competitive team).


I'm sure at one point he was a good 'locker room guy', but I can't see any way in which his behavior over the past few seasons could have been good for morale, especially for the younger guys. I'm sure watching a guy, with no production whatsoever, collect a paycheck just for showing up and going through the motions at practices is a great example to set


I don't even want him on the Griffins. In fact, I don't even want him with the organization in any capacity anymore. GO AWAY DAN!!! GO AWAY!