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#2304641 Tim Thomas.

Posted by kipwinger on 01 June 2012 - 02:49 PM

is it a coincidence that after he did that first, really douchey thing, he's done several others, and based on the totality of those things people have started giving him justifiable criticism? I think not


edit: It's hard to imagine why anybody would criticize a guy for skipping a team function because of a polarizing political view, the results of which drew undue negative media attention to the rest of the players and team officials. And then, instead of explaining himself and asking the media to back off the rest of the team, he walked out of several Q & A session and press conferences without making a statement, only to turn around and make MORE polarizing political statements on facebook. And then finally, to hint that he may or may not finish out the final year of a 5 million dollar contract with the team which considers him an integral part of their success. Most importantly, to do all of this within the same year.

I'd hate to see what would happen if Kronwall, Datsyuk, Zetterberg, or heaven forbid Franzen did all of those same things. People around here would be calling for heads.

It's not about his politics, it's about his "me first" attitude.

#2304637 Tim Thomas.

Posted by kipwinger on 01 June 2012 - 02:15 PM

Even for a goalie, Thomas seems bats*** crazy.

He had a .920 regular season save percentage and .923 playoff percentage this season. Those are both fairly consistent numbers for Thomas, just not the record setting performance from the previous year.

Either way, I don't get why he'd choose not to play a season at the end of his career.

Because Tim Thomas Inc. reserves the right to consider any contract signed by Tim Thomas Inc. null and void. Additionally, Tim Thomas Inc. never claimed to have strong bonds of affection for the city of Boston, teammates, or the employers for which Tim Thomas Inc. temporarily associated itself. Team play, hard work, and sacrifice have always been considered of secondary importance to Tim Thomas Inc. whose only true goal has been the promotion of Tim Thomas Inc. from relative obscurity to a household brand much the same as Coca Cola Inc. Further clarification concerning the decisions of Tim Thomas Inc. will be delivered via internal memo to the employees of Tim Thomas Inc., however the content of said memo should not be released to the public for any reason whatsoever.

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#2304625 Post-Lidstrom CapGeek Thread

Posted by kipwinger on 01 June 2012 - 01:44 PM

sooo sorry

i didn't realize that 10% of our cap space suddenly becoming available was unworthy of an off-season discussion. very sorry for pointing a gun to your heads and making you read it!!

perhaps because people have been speculating that this might happen for weeks and have talked about it in ten other threads, most of which still exist. So rather than create another thread which does the exact same thing as the one you created last week you could just go to the one you created last week and say "this just in, Lidstrom retires, now we can get Suter, Parise, AND Matt Carle (or whoever you want)", and then continue with the discussion which was relevant in the first place.

If Stuart decides to officially go someplace else and says so in the Free Press are you going to start another thread called Post-Stuart CapGeek Thread, or would this one suffice?

#2304601 Tim Thomas.

Posted by kipwinger on 01 June 2012 - 12:54 PM

media queen Tim Thomas may sit out next season. Boo Hoo. Next.

#2304421 Post-Lidstrom CapGeek Thread

Posted by kipwinger on 31 May 2012 - 07:05 PM

or perhaps haiku:

Lidstrom is gone now
add Martin to new line thread
lather. rinse. repeat.

#2304419 Post-Lidstrom CapGeek Thread

Posted by kipwinger on 31 May 2012 - 07:00 PM

As I'm growing tired of typing the same things everyday about the same topic (off season acquisitions) I think I'm going to start answering in keywords in order to save time. Cap, Money, 70 million?, Parise, tougher, grittier, Suter, free agent, Red Wings, Holland, core, older, retirement, Cup, soft, Euros, lazy, competitive, franchise, sniper.

#2304287 Nick Lidstrom retires after 20 seasons

Posted by kipwinger on 31 May 2012 - 11:23 AM

Having Nick Lidstrom as the captain of your hockey team is like walking into a rough bar with Stone Cold Steve Austin.

#2304272 Nick Lidstrom retires after 20 seasons

Posted by kipwinger on 31 May 2012 - 11:01 AM

I was just trying to explain to my girlfriend why this is such a big deal to me and it was surprisingly hard to do. In the end, I tried to explain it thus: You know that feeling you get when there's something really super duper important to do and for whatever reason you're not the one responsible for it. Like you've got a big work project, or your car needs fixed, OR YOU DESPERATELY NEED SOMEONE TO STOP A 2 ON 1, etc. And then you get that warm feeling when you know that the person who really is responsible for it is ultra talented, dedicated, and trust worthy? Having Nick Lidstrom responsible for my favorite thing, gave me that warm feeling for 20f****** years.

#2304255 Nick Lidstrom retires after 20 seasons

Posted by kipwinger on 31 May 2012 - 10:50 AM

I really wish Kenny or Mr. I would have immediately announced the retirement of his jersey. My only gripe about this presser.

#2304251 Nick Lidstrom retires after 20 seasons

Posted by kipwinger on 31 May 2012 - 10:49 AM

He just mentioned Filppula as one of the three captain candidates. Shudder.

Yeah because obviously you know more than Nick about who's a leader in the locker room. If he mentioned Filppula, there's a reason for that. Don't be petty.

#2303322 Excellent 'Parise and Suter to Detroit' article

Posted by kipwinger on 26 May 2012 - 01:28 AM

Gonna be honest I hate how he says "It's never about the money" and he still hasn't gone down to4-5 million. Or even 3. One of my favourite players ever, but for FCKS sakes, what the organization has done for you... take much less and win one more.

Lidstrom had 12 fewer points in 9 fewer games and a better plus/minus than Ryan Suter, whom everyone seems to think deserves 7+ million dollars this year. If Suter is worth that then no way in hell is Lidstrom only worth 3-5 million.

#2303272 Red Wings make contract offer to D Justin Schultz

Posted by kipwinger on 25 May 2012 - 09:10 PM

Wasn't the "Diamond Dozen" a short lived supergroup formed by David Bowie in the late seventies? I bet Snoop would know. It's his world after all.

#2303029 Iginla

Posted by kipwinger on 24 May 2012 - 02:22 PM

ok, so according to that logic Rick Nash would score less for Detroit and Parise would score more if he played Columbus. And you're basing this all on Robert Lang. Gotcha.

#2302996 Excellent 'Parise and Suter to Detroit' article

Posted by kipwinger on 24 May 2012 - 12:06 PM

Perhaps, but there's no way they will both accept such a discount, unless it's for one year only, like Selanne and Kariya once did. But put yourself in their shoes, is Detroit the best place for their one shot at a Cup together? Because at that price (14 mil for both) they can have their pick of ANY NHL team they want. And right now Detroit doesn't look like the team most poised to win the Cup next year.

And to sign them both long-term, the price tag will START at 20 mil.


#2302942 Wings look into Jonas HolÝs?

Posted by kipwinger on 24 May 2012 - 04:11 AM

:clap: Hey at least there are some folks willing to explain why they think I am in the wrong! Thank you guys!

Hey, Holland is gonna do what he is gonna do...Sure Suter may hate Detroit and will take less NOT to come here, that is fine too. I just don't see why everyone is getting excited over these guys who couldn't make it in the NHL before, didn't we learn our lesson's with Leino and Brunnstrom? I guess he could pan out to be a nice #6 or #7, I just don't hear no talk from Holland about being interested in Suter, he sure talks about guys over in Europe enough, you would think that he would say something...Hey, hopefully he signs everyone he wants to and turns this team back right...

I'm going to play a fun game I learned in college...

Premise 1: Nick Listrom has been the best defenseman in the world for roughly 15 years.
Premise 2: The Red Wings have not won 15 straight Stanley Cups.
Conclusion: You don't need the best defenseman in the world to win the Stanley Cup.

Please stop putting so much stock in this Suter thing.