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#2649241 1/20 GDT : St. Louis Blues at Red Wings, 8:00 EST

Posted by kipwinger on 20 January 2016 - 09:34 PM

Jesus, what the hell happened to Keith Tkachuk? He looks like the older version of himself ate the younger one. What a tub of s***.


#2649004 Kronwall out 2-4 Weeks after Knee Scope

Posted by kipwinger on 19 January 2016 - 05:28 PM

Its easy to understand, Smiths most recent screw up led to a goal. That tends to stick in peoples minds if you end up losing the game. But overall he's been pretty good as of late. Definitely not our biggest concern.


#2648426 1/17 GDT : Flyers (2) at Red Wings (1) Shoot Out

Posted by kipwinger on 17 January 2016 - 07:43 PM

They're a modern dynasty, why wouldn't they talk about the Hawks glowingly? Everybody talked about the Wings like that when we were in their positions.


#2648288 And your NHL All-Star Division Captains are....

Posted by kipwinger on 16 January 2016 - 04:27 PM

So let me get this straight, John Scott gets this entire situation thrust on him and his first thoughts were to thank his teammates and think about what a cool experience it will be for his family?

What a dick. Definitely not the kind of "boy next door" role model the NHL has been pushing for years.


#2648282 And your NHL All-Star Division Captains are....

Posted by kipwinger on 16 January 2016 - 03:49 PM

Just bought my shirt. FTW


#2648276 Congrats, Joel

Posted by kipwinger on 16 January 2016 - 02:56 PM

That's because their coach doesn't appear to get his jollies off of being the center of a media circus.


#2648269 And your NHL All-Star Division Captains are....

Posted by kipwinger on 16 January 2016 - 02:16 PM

Wasn't it just a couple of years ago that volunteering to sit out of the all star game got you a one game suspension? I recall Lidstrom and Datsyuk having to sit out a game because they chose not to go. Now the league WANTS a player to voluntarily sit out? How convenient moral ambivalence can be!


#2648262 And your NHL All-Star Division Captains are....

Posted by kipwinger on 16 January 2016 - 01:50 PM

I'm also a little annoyed that Don Cherry, Mike Milbury, and the rest of the pro fighting crowd, have remained mum regarding Scott. How fickle. You're going to go on and on about how great fighting is, and then don't support a fighter that's getting railroaded. Makes you question their motives for sure.


#2648254 And your NHL All-Star Division Captains are....

Posted by kipwinger on 16 January 2016 - 01:34 PM

Here's another thing I'd say about Scott. All those people who championed the "vote Scott" campaign (most notable Puck Daddy) need to do the right thing and publicize the hell out of this. Maybe even start a petition or boycott. They had as much to do with this as anyone, and it would be a shame if they threw up their hands after essentially getting him involved in this in the first place.


#2648252 2016 Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by kipwinger on 16 January 2016 - 01:24 PM

I can't believe I'm about to defend Lucic...ewww. Lucic is a lot of bad things, cheap, whiny, entitled. But he's not a spot picker. He's fought some really tough dudes. He's not afraid to scrap with anyone. Its his nut shots, charges, running over goalies, that makes him deplorable. As well as his generally bitchy attitude about losing.


#2648166 And your NHL All-Star Division Captains are....

Posted by kipwinger on 15 January 2016 - 06:32 PM

If the NHL, and a sizeable chunk of its fans, is going to insist that fighting is a necessary, traditional, and integral part of the game then I don't see why an individual shouldnt be voted into the all star game based on skill in this area.

You can't have it both ways. Fighting can't be tacitly condoned, if not downright celebrated, while the fighters themselves are barred from receiving honors based on their ability to do this "nesessary" part of the game well.

And that's to say nothing of the extremely contemptable decision to offer a man a life changing opportunity and then conspire to take it away. After all, regardless of his skill level, john Scott has devoted his entire life to loving and playing hockey. This is his hall of fame moment and he might be robbed of it. Its an absolutely awful way to treat a guy who probably loves the game more than any of us.


#2648161 And your NHL All-Star Division Captains are....

Posted by kipwinger on 15 January 2016 - 05:59 PM

If he isn't allowed to go, after he was voted in and was expecting to go, I'm going to be very disappointed in all involved. Scott has done nothing but handle this graciously, made it all about the opportunity for his family, and as an end cap for a career that's coming to an end. In his statements about the game he seemed legitimately excited, and it would be REALLY screwed up to take it away from him now.

I don't usually get on board the "NHL front office is the worst" train, but this would be shameful.


#2648117 2016 Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by kipwinger on 15 January 2016 - 11:54 AM

Big Buf with two more goals last night. Just sayin'.


#2647876 All Purpose Grand Rapids Griffins Thread

Posted by kipwinger on 14 January 2016 - 02:48 PM

So I can't post links from my phone for some reason, but if you look up "Martin Fork Prospects Report" on YouTube you'll hear some interesting thoughts from Holland, Blashill, and Ryan Martin concerning Frk. For what they're worth you can look up George Malik's notes (I know) on Frk. He does an analysis of all the prospects at the development camp and main camp and has consistently noted Frks pensive approach to the game, but undeniable skill and work ethic.

Hope it helps.


#2647704 2016 Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by kipwinger on 13 January 2016 - 01:10 PM

I want nothing to do with a slow dingbat like Lucic or two depth moves like Prust or Martin (both of whom seriously suck). I like Okposo and Ladd because they're big, fast, gritty, (but most importantly) are good at playing modern hockey.
Acquiring guys who are tough, but suck, doesn't make you a better team contrary to popular opinion.