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#2595894 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Tampa Bay Lightning 5

Posted by kipwinger on 18 April 2015 - 02:58 PM

Whatever happens these playoffs we need to get bigger for next season f*** ... Any chance bruins would give us lucic in a deal involving Tatar or nyquist? Lol

Sadly we have no one that can come in besides abdelkader to knock guys around and cole who's long gone

 

That's a joke right?  Lucic is one of the worst possession players in the league for his contract.  Part of the reason they blow is because they gave Looch 6 million a year to be a possession killer. 




#2595414 Kings' Jarret Stoll arrested for cocaine possession

Posted by kipwinger on 18 April 2015 - 12:50 AM

Sweet!  That means Erin Andrew is going to be back on the market.  Thanks for being a sucker, you sucker. 




#2595413 ECQF : (7) Sénateurs d'Ottawa vs. (2) Les Canadiens de Montréal

Posted by kipwinger on 18 April 2015 - 12:48 AM

Remember that time that I said it would be a bad idea to make this series all about Subban?  I vaguely recall saying that's the exact type of scenario he thrives on.  And then everybody said "I hope he gets beaten to a pulp", "kill him", "punch him to death in a fire", blah, blah, blah.

 

And then Ottawa made the series all about Subban.  And then he was awesome the next game. 

 

Soooo, did anybody want to just let sleeping dogs lie, or do you folks want to double down on the "punch Subban" nonsense?  As I said before, you might want to minimize his effect on the game.  Not give him a reason to play harder.  He is, after all, one of the very best players in the entire world you know?




#2595244 Game Two - Honest Discussion

Posted by kipwinger on 17 April 2015 - 01:17 PM

Fun fact:  Detroit ended the season 25th in the league in even strength goals.  We were better than Edomonton, Carolina, New Jersey, Buffalo, and Arizona.  We were just worse than Boston, San Jose, Toronto, and Philadelphia. 

 

Unreal. 




#2595243 The Chief has been fired

Posted by kipwinger on 17 April 2015 - 01:05 PM

Speaking of which, anybody remember that time Vancouver fired Alain Vigneault and hired Torts?  Lol. 




#2595241 The Chief has been fired

Posted by kipwinger on 17 April 2015 - 12:41 PM

@Proteautype: John Tortorella in Philly would be the Flyersest thing in the history of Flyerdom.

 

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#2595234 Game Two - Honest Discussion

Posted by kipwinger on 17 April 2015 - 12:30 PM

In a game with 7 penalties for Tampa, I wouldn't read too much into ice time.  It's going to heavily skew toward players who contribute to the pk (hence why Tatar, Nyquist, Weiss, Jurco didn't get much). 

 

Otherwise, I'd say we're all better off just sitting down and enjoying the ride.  There's not magical set of line combinations that's going to make us play like Tampa did last night.  It's a system thing.  If we're going to win this series, we're going to win it on the back of our goalie, huge individual efforts by our stars, and flukey garbage goals.  And that's fine.  New Jersey did it successfully.  Babcock has done it successfully in the past.  Just don't start thinking that we're going to dominate teams in the offensive zone.  We aren't. 

 

Look at Babcock's successful seasons in the past.  They've all had the same characteristics.  Giguere played out of his mind to get to the finals and Osgood played out of his mind to get to the finals.  In Anaheim's case they came up short because they had no offense (they got shut out in three of the four games they lost in the finals), while in Detroit's case they had Dats, Z, and Franzen all in their primes, and all on fire, at the right time. 

 

To win, we need Peter Mrazek to play INSANE, and two or three offensive players to carry the load.  We're not going to win this with dominating puck possession.  It's not in the game plan. 




#2593968 ECQF Game 1 GDT : Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:30 EST

Posted by kipwinger on 16 April 2015 - 03:43 PM

I wonder how Weiss will do in his first playoff game as a Red Wing

 

He'll get 3:30 minutes of ice time, an assist, and a shorthanded turnover. 

 

So, the usual. 




#2593931 ECQF : (7) Sénateurs d'Ottawa vs. (2) Les Canadiens de Montréal

Posted by kipwinger on 16 April 2015 - 02:23 PM

 

Wow. I can't believe he didn't get a fine for threatening retribution.  He even starts his threat by asking if he should take the fine. 

 

It's good theater, I'll give him that.  His team was pretty massively outplayed.  If his comments spark them, then I'd pay the fine if I were the owner.  But I really don't see it happening.  It's certainly not to their advantage to be shorthanded for the remainder of the series.  I get what he's trying to do, but I think he's going to have to really manage the team well in order for it to work.  Playing completely undisciplined hockey now, and letting tempers flair, is completely opposite of what got them here in the first place. 




#2593877 ECQF Game 1 GDT : Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:30 EST

Posted by kipwinger on 16 April 2015 - 12:42 PM

I'd rather have him in than Anderson or Ferrarro. At least they have to be concerned with his shot defensively. Especially on the PP2.

 

No they don't.  Babs was using him in the middle of the ice on the PP recently, AND he's got all of two point on the powerplay anyway.  I'd rather have guys that don't score much, but do other things well than a guy who doesn't score much and doesn't nothing else well. 

 

Despite the fact that he's clearly an excellent AHL player, Pulkkinen has not figured out how to translate that success to the NHL game yet.  Until he does he's pretty much a non factor in every game he plays. 

 

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In other news


During a media scrum today, Filppula said "I feel sorry for the guy sitting next to Zetterberg in the locker room now". 

 

That guy is Stephen Weiss. 

 

I feel sorry for him too.  But not because of who he sits next to. 




#2593853 ECQF : (7) Sénateurs d'Ottawa vs. (2) Les Canadiens de Montréal

Posted by kipwinger on 16 April 2015 - 12:08 PM

Watch, these dummies will come out runnin' next game, put Montreal on the powerplay for 60 minutes, and hand them a 2-0 series lead.  Hell Ottawa is already thinking about playing Chris Neill.  No doubt to get a little retribution.  They're going to be so fixated on Subban that they'll dig themselves in a hole. 

 

And the worst part?  He'll get the powerplay goals.  Because he's not easy to intimidate.  And he's really good. 

 

Again, your goal should be to minimize Subban's impact on the game.  Not put him under the spot light. 




#2593849 ECQF Game 1 GDT : Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:30 EST

Posted by kipwinger on 16 April 2015 - 12:02 PM

Not to mention they had to restrict ticket sales out of fear that wings fans would out number bolt fans on their home ice :P

 

There are two types of people who live in Tampa Bay.  80 year old retirees from Michigan who are too frail to handle the winters...

 

And people conceived by weak sperm. 




#2593844 ECQF : (7) Sénateurs d'Ottawa vs. (2) Les Canadiens de Montréal

Posted by kipwinger on 16 April 2015 - 11:55 AM

People have been coming after Subban forever.  Keep trying.  Anybody remember the Boston series last year?  They targeted him in every way possible.  The result?  He almost nearly won the series by himself. 

 

Didn't he have two assists last night? 

 

Maybe, just maybe, Ottawa's playing with fire here.  I mean, do you really want to make this series the "PK Subban Show"?  Seems like that's exactly the kind of situation he thrives in. 




#2593837 ECQF Game 1 GDT : Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:30 EST

Posted by kipwinger on 16 April 2015 - 11:46 AM

Apparently a Tampa area blogger published an article bashing the city of Detroit and the lightning website and Twitter posted it.... So, this guy wrote a perfect comeback article.

http://detroitsports... Bay vs Detroit

Stay classy, Tampa Bay

 

Lol.  The old "Detroit sucks because it's poor" argument again eh?  Lame.  Tampa's entire economy revolves around bilking retirees out of the social security checks.  Not sure I'd double down on economic pride if I were them. 




#2593781 No Scoring and No Fighting

Posted by kipwinger on 16 April 2015 - 10:20 AM

is it the fighting that has effected the former goons or the drugs/booze? name a former goon that wasn't an addict that has health issues. Grimson was always clean and to date hasn't shown any health issues that I am aware of. Gordie was one of the toughest ever and is in his mid 80's before a stroke slowed him down.

When Probert died everyone was quick to talk about all his fights but very few mentioned the long term serious drug use. McCarty has the same thing with booze.

Of course this is a side issue.....

 

CTE directly contributes to mental health issues, including substance abuse, depression, and suicide.  It's not a side issue, it's almost certainly a primary factor in many of these cases.

 

Edit:  Also, one of the more common symptoms of CTE is dementia, so I wouldn't go holding up Gordie Howe as some sort of example.  Terrible Ted might be a better choice.