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#2551138 11/22 GDT - Red Wings @ Maple Leafs - 7:00 PM EST

Posted by kipwinger on 22 November 2014 - 08:40 PM

The leafs thread on hfboards is complaining about tats goal, saying it looked like he kicked at polak as he goes down, then celebrates like he won thestanley cup

I missed the goal, did anyone see what happened?

 

Just sour grapes.  He didn't kick at anyone, and he celebrated like he usually does, which of course is offensive to Toronto fans' sensibilities unless Phil Kessel does it. 

 

f*** those whiners. 




#2551058 11/22 GDT - Red Wings @ Maple Leafs - 7:00 PM EST

Posted by kipwinger on 22 November 2014 - 07:42 PM

Goals by Weiss and Mantha so far for the Griffs tonight. 




#2550825 CBJ's Jack Johnson files for bankruptcy

Posted by kipwinger on 21 November 2014 - 05:17 PM

Some people don't appreciate the cold in Canada...

 

This is from today.  Highly recommended for a good laugh.

 

Hahahahahaha.  How do you become that miserable of a f***?  Seriously.  Absolutely nothing on earth could make me throw a s*** fit tantrum like that.  Nothing.  Let alone a weather report.  Sad thing is, I've actually met people who are on the way to this.  "Morning Bill"...."What's so good about it?"..."Alright, then go f*** yourself Bill". 




#2550802 CBJ's Jack Johnson files for bankruptcy

Posted by kipwinger on 21 November 2014 - 03:36 PM

I live in the other Houghton, but there's not much to miss up here, just snow.

 

Snow rules dude.  I miss it so bad.  Everybody in Michigan ******* about the snow, but I honestly dont' know what they'd do without it.  Snow makes Northerners tough.  You've got to be tough when the world is dead for half a year.  And we thrive on that.  You'd go absolutely crazy if you had to listen to these Southerners whine about a 50 degree night in dixie. 

 

All of the best things happen when it's cold.  Hockey, hunting season, dark beer, flannel, snowmobiles, ice fishing, and heavy set girls. 

 

What's to like about warmer climates?  Flip flops and Jimmy Buffet?  Ewww.  No thanks. 




#2550800 Smith and Ericcsson?

Posted by kipwinger on 21 November 2014 - 03:27 PM

It's already happening.  The salary cap and the influx of European players was the death knell of fighting in hockey.  It's just taking a while for it to work its way out.  More than fines, suspensions, etc., the thing most necessary to get rid of fighting in hockey was a change in the "fighting culture".  By which I mean, a change in attitude away from fighting from the people that are in a position to do something about it. 

 

The salary cap and Euros already have accomplished that.  More and more first rate players aren't fighting because they're European, and beyond that, they can't be goaded into fighting either.  Add to that the fact that because there's a salary cap each dollar and roster spot is more valuable than ever so GM's and coaches aren't willing to give a spot (or a paycheck) to a fighter who has fewer opportunities to fight, and generally a smaller skill set. 

 

If you're like me, and you want fighting gone, just wait a while.  It's an inevitability.  Nothing else needs to be done to make it happen.




#2550789 CBJ's Jack Johnson files for bankruptcy

Posted by kipwinger on 21 November 2014 - 02:29 PM

 

That's why us Canadians are so friendly...we're just drunk all the time...  ;)

 

There's got to be something to it.  When I went to Central I thought that my buddies and I could drink, and we really could drink...a lot.  But then I visited some friends at Michigan Tech.  Jesus Christ.  It's really hard to explain the kind of drinking they do.  It's like nothing I've ever seen.  Natty Ice might as well be water up there. 

 

So I strongly believe that the colder it is, and the more isolated it is, the harder people drink.  Which is why everbody in DC drinks for s***. 




#2550786 11/20 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Jets 3

Posted by kipwinger on 21 November 2014 - 02:00 PM

As long as he keeps it up and doesn't do the disappearing act like last year's playoffs. 

 

Like he and everybody else did in last year's playoffs?  Why single him out for that miserable excuse for a series?  He'd disappeared much worse in years previous. 




#2550785 Smith and Ericcsson?

Posted by kipwinger on 21 November 2014 - 01:54 PM

Well I would've cared if he fought but I realize I'm a mamby pamby liberal who wets my bed and teaches my son he has a ****** and what not.
But seriously I just think it's pointless, they're grown men though and can make their own decisions.

 

Look man, I agree with you.  I hate fighting in the game.  I think it's a side show.  I do not find it redeemable in any way.  I view it EXACTLY like the penalty it is, and nothing more. 

 

Nevertheless, I don't think Smith was acting any more irresponsibly than he would have been if he'd been called for any other stupid penalty.  And I don't think that anybody would really be too awful upset if he's taken a slashing or crosschecking penalty there.  The game was out of reach, so it didn't cost us much.  Had he not been injured in such freak way, I don't think anybody would even have remember it happened. 

 

I offer this up to you...I've typically got very little good to say about Brendan Smith.  Everyone knows this.  When he's not scoring I think he's bad, and when he is scoring I think he's slightly above average.  So if I could criticize him I would, or at least I wouldn't defend him unnecessarily.  But he really didn't do anything worse than take a stupid penalty, far after it mattered to the game, because another (equally stupid player) hit him borderline dirty in game that was out of reach.   




#2550737 11/20 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Jets 3

Posted by kipwinger on 21 November 2014 - 09:59 AM

I wasn't able to catch the game last night.  How did Ouellet look? 

 

Also, Tatar twice huh?  Is that 8 goals for him?  Anybody who still wants to trade this guy is nuts.




#2550735 Smith and Ericcsson?

Posted by kipwinger on 21 November 2014 - 09:28 AM

Per usual on LGW, both "sides" of this debate are correct at the same time.  Smith wasn't being negligent, or selfish.  But he also didn't do his team any favors either.  This would be a footnote in an otherwise dominant game if not for Nick Foligno's dirty monkey germs.  Without this weird infection setting in, NOBODY would care that Smith fought or that he was put back on the ice afterward.  It would have been like every other thing that happens when you're beating someone 4-0...meaningless.




#2550733 CBJ's Jack Johnson files for bankruptcy

Posted by kipwinger on 21 November 2014 - 09:22 AM

 

Gotcha.

 

GO GREEN

 

 

Haha.  This is very close to being my favorite post of all time.  Absolutely hilarious.  T.Low once posted something totally awesome about his wife being superior to Elisha Cuthbert, and that still takes the cake.  But this is soundly in the 2 spot. 




#2550731 Nestrasil Waived / Claimed by Hurricanes

Posted by kipwinger on 21 November 2014 - 09:18 AM

Piper is a national treasure

 

Exactly twenty minutes ago I said the EXACT same words about Rihanna.  And now I'm reading this...and I'm conflicted.  Who is the real national treasure I ask myself?


Nicolas cage attempted to kidnap her three times last week.

 

If Nicolas Cage lays a single greasy hand on Piper I'll tear him down. 




#2550277 Nestrasil Waived / Claimed by Hurricanes

Posted by kipwinger on 20 November 2014 - 04:12 PM

I love how everyone hates plus/minus until they can use it to bash someone they already hate.  If it's a stupid stat, it's a stupid stat always.




#2550264 Nestrasil Waived / Claimed by Hurricanes

Posted by kipwinger on 20 November 2014 - 03:56 PM

Am I the only one that thinks Cleary has looked fine so far this season?  Better than Nestrasil even?




#2550233 Smith and Ericcsson?

Posted by kipwinger on 20 November 2014 - 02:53 PM

 

Hooking isn't fun, though (no prostitute jokes, please :lol: ).  

 

If you're a Wings fan, fighting is technically not a part of the game anymore.  We're like the old Soviet teams whose coaches instructed them not to fight back against the Canadians.  

 

Smith did nothing wrong.  It was just bad luck he got hurt.  

 

It's so unpleasant to agree with such a small and obviously tangential point of your overall post.  But I do.  It was just a fluke.