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#2557563 Happy Birthday to Everyone's Favorite Wing!

Posted by kipwinger on Today, 06:16 PM

In all seriousness, atta boy Dano.  You are and will continue to be a class act. 

#2557537 KHL Struggling Financially

Posted by kipwinger on Today, 04:11 PM


yeah your right, but both factors obviously come into play when teams are handing out contracts they can't afford.


That's the point, they could afford them (because the government was giving them money).  Once the government could no longer subsidize the league, teams had to rely on their profit margins, and they couldn't.  But it would be noted that the teams who signed NHL talent to big contracts are NOT the ones that are folding.  CSKA Moscow (Radulov) and SKA St. Petersburg (Kovalchuk) are pretty healthy franchises.  It's the small market, periphery, teams that can't pay the bills.  And no matter what contracts they've got on the books, those teams were going to sink because they don't make enough money to cover costs.

#2557532 KHL Struggling Financially

Posted by kipwinger on Today, 03:57 PM

Can't wait for the inevitable, self righteous, and long winded interview Mike Commodore gives on this latest development lol. 

#2557530 KHL Struggling Financially

Posted by kipwinger on Today, 03:51 PM



Looks like a number of teams will be folding next season. 


Theres a report in the article that a player hasn't even been paid since October.


Looks like the crazy contracts handed out to players are coming back as a negative for the league..


Good news for the NHL?



Pretty sure the collapsing Russian economy resulting from Putin's disasterous foreign policy blunders has more to do with it than their penchant to overpay.  Particularly considering the league was subsidized by the government (currently dealing with sanctions and declining foreign investment). 


Or it was bad contracts.  Either way. 

#2557516 Are the Wings a Contender?

Posted by kipwinger on Today, 01:02 PM

Apparently the Wings are a garbage organization because they don't drop the gloves anytime someone on their team gets cross checked.  Something which regularly happens about 50 times a game.  I hope Wings are ready because if some folks have their way, their knuckles are going to be power by the end of the week. 

#2557513 Are the Wings a Contender?

Posted by kipwinger on Today, 12:50 PM

When you see a scrub like Dubinsky crosscheck Zetterberg across the lower back with impunity after there's no call... why should our "stars" even last till the post season.  Dubinsky would have gone for stitches at best if this team had more Canadians on it...When you see Hank and Pav mailing it in and when they DO make a play guys like Tatar flub the gimme pass... you start to know the score.   


Are you suggesting that we aren't a true contender because one time Henrik Zetterberg got cross checked?



#2557503 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by kipwinger on Today, 10:44 AM

Zetterberg and Datysuk will never be traded. Ever.

In order to get Hall, Detroit would have to overpay if they're just offering mainly prospects and futures. Especially since we don't really have a young proven stud defenceman.

Start with Nyquist + Mantha + Mrasek +...



Jesus. I'd almost have to start cheering for the Oilers.


Nobody would get that.  Think of all the high profile players that get traded, and NONE of them went for a package of a teams best young scorer and two top prospects.  None of Spezza, Kesler, Ryan, Seguin, Nash, Gaborik, Iginla, Carter, etc. etc. etc.  moved for a package like that.  None.  So why would anybody think that's what it would take to get Hall?  Because he's so much better?  He isn't. 


Everybody always thinks that to get a good player the Wings would have to give the world.  But the very fact that a guy is being traded means his value is diminished.  The only guys that would require Nyquist, Mantha, Mrazek TOO START are truly elite guys (Toews, Crosby, Malkin, Stamkos).  And those guys don't get traded. 

#2557438 Oilers schedule presser tomorrow

Posted by kipwinger on Yesterday, 02:12 PM

Kip, I do agree with you that that is probably what the asking price would be, and I also agree on saying "no thanks". However, I don't understand why you insist on always calling Brendan, Reilly's brother, and referring to Reilly as "the Good Smith". Reilly is a pretty decent player but I do think that Brendan is better. Defense is a much harder position to play at the NHL level, I don't need to tell you that. Brendan's overall skillset is far superior to Reilly's in my opinion. He is bigger, nastier and is a better skater. Reilly of course puts up more points, as he should being a forward, but you act like he's the better player of the two. He is not.


Simple.  To irritate people who REALLY like Smith.  It's my way of having fun at your expense lol. 

#2557434 Oilers schedule presser tomorrow

Posted by kipwinger on Yesterday, 01:43 PM

The Tyler Seguin trade is the closest possible comparable to a Hall trade (considering their ages, career stats, draft pedigree, etc.).  Seguin, along with Peverly and Ryan Button were traded for Loui Eriksson, The Good Smith, Matt Fraser, and Joe Morrow. 


So Boston got a 20+ goal (70 pt.) winger, an up and coming roster player, a bottom sixer, and a pretty good prospect for a Seguin, a journeyman defenseman, and a third rate prospect. 


As such, I'd say if you wanted Hall you'd be looking at giving up Nyquist, Jurco/Sheahan, plus a middling prospect.  They wouldn't need Pulkkinen too, and they wouldn't  need a pick. 


If that's the asking price I say "no thanks".  Hall is a REALLY good winger, but I wouldn't want to lose the center depth (Sheahan) since we're thin on the ground.  I'd do that package for Seguin, but not Hall. 

#2557268 12/16 GDT : Blue Jackets 1 at Red Wings 0 (SO)

Posted by kipwinger on 16 December 2014 - 09:56 PM

Seriously.  Bobrovsky.  Traded.  For picks.  And replaced by Bryzgalov.  Lol. 

#2557239 12/16 GDT : Blue Jackets 1 at Red Wings 0 (SO)

Posted by kipwinger on 16 December 2014 - 09:36 PM

Anybody remember that time Paul Holmgren traded Bobrovsky for a second and fourth round pick so that he could land Bryzgalov? 


Worst part?  That's the third or fourth worst trade of Holmgren's tenure as GM.

#2557236 12/16 GDT : Blue Jackets 1 at Red Wings 0 (SO)

Posted by kipwinger on 16 December 2014 - 09:32 PM


Yeah. But Detroit should have had more than one PP so far. Just saying'


Maybe so, but that hardly suggests a league wide conspiracy in favor of the Columbus Blue Jackets (lol).  Also, considering we get more powerplays that we give, does every other team in the league have a solid argument for suggesting the league has a pro-Detroit bias?  Of course not.  That would be silly.

#2557079 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by kipwinger on 16 December 2014 - 12:46 PM

Both Quincey and Smith were struggling at the time they were put together last season which was a recipe for disaster. They're both playing much better hockey since then, and I don't think they would struggle the same way if it were tried again.


I think Kronwall - Ericsson, DeKeyser - Green, Smith - Quincey would be a great top 6.


These pairs make the most sense to me on a given night.  You could always flip flop Green with Smith (situationally) in order to protect Green's minutes if you needed to. 

#2556991 Where were team-mates on the Smith headshot

Posted by kipwinger on 15 December 2014 - 11:47 PM

Kip let it go buddy. I'm not going to sit here and come up with a dissertation on why I believe fights should be a part of hockey. It's hockey for pete sake. Entertainment. I like the fighting...I like the big hits...I like the skill...I like the scoring....I hate Crosby. 


Oh, I get it.  You like sports, and you like fighting, and you like entertainment.  You like sports entertainment.  Gotcha. 



#2556958 Where were team-mates on the Smith headshot

Posted by kipwinger on 15 December 2014 - 10:36 PM


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?  


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!