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#2670850 I hate Tyler Johnson

Posted by kipwinger on 18 April 2016 - 10:36 PM

I once saw Tyler Johnson described as a maidmer. Which, apparently, is the opposite of a mermaid. Being a fish top half with a human lower half.

I can see it.

#2670798 ECQF Game 3 Post-GDT: at Red Wings 2, Tampa Bay 0

Posted by kipwinger on 18 April 2016 - 05:09 PM

Dumping beer on a player is classless. I don't care who it is. A couple years ago many here at LGW went on and on when Chicago fans did the same, bemoaning how disrespectful it is. Looks like at least one of the Red Wings faithful is no better.

#2670052 Fixing this mess....

Posted by kipwinger on 17 April 2016 - 04:46 PM

In other words you want nothing to happen. Which by the way is what I expect to happen. Nothing.

Sure. If that's how you call it. Another is that we are transitioning to youth. Something you've repeatedly advocated. I'd let the old free agents walk. Make market rate offers to Stamkos and Okposo (no harm if they go elsewhere), trade Pulkkinen to move up as far as possible in the draft (selecting the best offensive defenseman possible), and pencil ALL of Mantha, AA, Larkin, and Callahan into next years lineup.

#2670018 Fixing this mess....

Posted by kipwinger on 17 April 2016 - 01:34 PM

I feel like I'm one of the few people around here who don't think we look too bad going forward. And that our "down years" aren't all that down. We will be as good or better next year than we were this year. Even without Datsyuk. Two years from now we will be really good. We've already got our next first and second line centers in the organization. We've got two higher end goal scorers in Nyquist and Tatar. We have quality supplementary power forwards in Abby and Mantha. And we've got a future franchise goalie. Our defense needs work, and even its not as bad as people think. We are in a position now where our old guys are too old, and our young guys aren't quite there yet. What we need is time, for our next generation to mature. That's it. Chasing guys like Backes or Lucid would only put this team in the same spot its already in...just two or three years from now.

All I want from Holland and company is to commit fully to the kids in the off season, and improve the defense if possible without losing anything significant.

#2669820 ECQF Game 2 Post-GDT: at Tampa Bay 5, Red Wings 2

Posted by kipwinger on 16 April 2016 - 02:19 PM

This isn't that hard. Split Tatar and Nyquist up.


#2667119 The Holiday tradition: 2016 Draft thoughts.....

Posted by kipwinger on 11 April 2016 - 04:01 PM

Use Pulkkinen to trade up as far as possible and take the most offensively competant defenseman available...provided he's not a midget.

#2666948 Free Press: Pavel Datsyuk to return to Russia following Playoffs

Posted by kipwinger on 10 April 2016 - 08:05 PM

On the plus side this pretty much guarantees a full on shift to the young guys. I hope Holland goes hard for a quality scorer (Okposo) as a bridge to the young core and makes Larkin, AA, and Zetterberg our top three centers next season.

Datsyuk was amazing, but its time to see if the next group of guys can take over. I'm optimistic.

#2664549 3 Bold Predictions for 2015-16

Posted by kipwinger on 05 April 2016 - 12:58 PM

Kip is winning with his bold predictions 

Its almost like I know what I'm talking about eh? Lol.

To be fair, McDavid would clearly have won the Calder if not for his injury (he still might), so we will call it 2 for 3. Still, kudos to me for the Kessel and playoff picks. Nobody called that, either on LGW or in the hockey press, at the time.

#2664457 Fixing this mess....

Posted by kipwinger on 04 April 2016 - 06:10 PM

Brayden Schenn? Hell yeah, I love that guy! Gritty and can score, what's not to like? Id totally sign him for 5 million.

What's that?

The other Schenn? LUKE Schenn? At 5 million?

No...s*** no man. No, no, no, no. NO. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

#2662597 Fixing this mess....

Posted by kipwinger on 28 March 2016 - 05:36 PM

No thanks on Yakupov. We already have too many small, skilled, euros, and he's not better than most of them (except maybe Pulkkinen).

#2661786 Habs @ Wings 7:30EST, FSD & NHLN - US

Posted by kipwinger on 24 March 2016 - 07:10 PM

They look tentative because they never, ever, leave the defensive zone with speed. Everyone looks tentative if they're standing still while the other guys are skating hard.
Can we please get Helm down with Nyquist and Tatar up with Datsyuk? Not sure why that's so hard.

#2660637 Fixing this mess....

Posted by kipwinger on 17 March 2016 - 03:41 PM

New pp coach, keep the kids up, get rid of old dead weight, and activate the defense. Our coaching at even strength is WAY too conservative and as a result we can't move the puck our play to our team strength (speed).

#2660452 Looking ahead at expansion draft

Posted by kipwinger on 16 March 2016 - 01:36 PM

Apparently there's some speculation that you don't need to protect rookies, they'll be automatically protected, which is a huge boon for rebuilding teams like ours.  You can protect 7 forwards, 3 defensemen, and 1 goalie, OR 8 forwards and 1 goalie.  We wont be in any harm of losing any of our quality players.  Maybe a Howard, Sheahan, Jurco, or Pulkkinen, but nothing we couldn't live without. 

#2660375 3/15 GDT : Red Wings at Philadelphia Flyers, 7:30 ET

Posted by kipwinger on 15 March 2016 - 10:27 PM

We are actually pretty good when we press the pace. Maybe we should do that the whole game. Heaven forbid we try to score goals and lose occasionally rather than, you know, losing more often when we don't.

#2659185 3/13 GDT : Toronto Maple Leafs at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Posted by kipwinger on 13 March 2016 - 02:40 PM

If we play like we did yesterday we will bury these hacks. I hope Larkin gets a hatty and Babs cries himself to sleep tonight on his mountain of money.