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#2615285 Players who might be available due to teams cap issues

Posted by kipwinger on 19 June 2015 - 01:06 PM

Jeff Backus? 

 

That guy's terrible. 




#2615279 2015 SCF : Chicago Blackhawks vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by kipwinger on 19 June 2015 - 12:45 PM

 

I just don't see it.  I don't know why.  I just don't have that gut feeling about those guys.  Then again, I'm not a scout.  

 

Maybe it's my "pessimism bleeding through".  Please don't make me post pictures of Nietzsche and George Costanza again.  

 

There have got to be better icons for your school of thought than those two.  Maybe David Hume? 

 

Regardless of their views on skepticism, I'd be disinclined to associate myself with a syphilitic nihilist and a whiny, self serving, New Yorker. 




#2615117 The Bowman Effect

Posted by kipwinger on 18 June 2015 - 02:38 PM

I didn't see that version of Indian in the cupboard

 

If I had that Cupboard from the story, it would produce the Stanley Cup less quickly than Scotty Bowman could. 




#2615112 The Bowman Effect

Posted by kipwinger on 18 June 2015 - 02:07 PM

I heard if you say Scotty Bowman's name three times in the mirror of any hockey rink, And have a few million dollars laying around, hell come and win you a championship.

 

This morning, as I went to pour my daily coffee I opened the cabinet and found, to my surprise, that Scotty Bowman was inside my cupboard. 

 

As expected, he handed me a Cup. 




#2615054 Things you would like to see for 2015-16 Season

Posted by kipwinger on 18 June 2015 - 09:43 AM

Yandle's so affordable I don't know why you wouldn't let him play out his contract.  Assuming, of course, you think you'll still be in the hunt later on.  Hang on to him, and trade him at the deadline for a fortune if you don't want him later, but throw the baby out with the bathwater?  You're not going to get a more talented defenseman for 2.75 million dollars. 




#2614907 2015 SCF : Chicago Blackhawks vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by kipwinger on 17 June 2015 - 07:21 AM

He gave up 14 goals in the 4 games he lost to Tampa.  He gave up 14 goals in the 4 games he lost to Los Angeles last year.  Gave up 13 goals in the 4 games he lost to Boston the year before that.  Gave up 15 goals  in the four games he lost to NEW JERSEY the year before that.

 

Jonathan Quick or Tim Thomas he ain't.  That's all I'm saying.  He's pretty pedestrian when it matters. 

 

His offense would have had to average 4 goals a game to win any of those games.  Kinda hard to blame them. 




#2614828 2015 SCF : Chicago Blackhawks vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by kipwinger on 16 June 2015 - 06:05 PM

"King Henrik" is about as intimidating as a pair of dress socks. Guy can't get it done in the playoffs. I'll count him out for next season right now. He is overblown.


#2614802 The Bowman Effect

Posted by kipwinger on 16 June 2015 - 02:17 PM

Bologna.  There is no "Bowman Affect".  Chicago wins because they have superb talent (not drafted by a Bowman) and superb coaching (not hired by a Bowman). 

 

People just want to attach Bowman's name to it because they love hero worship.  Everybody loves piling on to a legacy.  Scotty Bowman's affect on the Chicago Blackhawks is negligible.  They were trending up before Bowman came around, and they'd have been a winner without him. 

 

Take a look at the guys Dale Tallon is drafting down in Florida.  Look familiar? 




#2614756 2015 SCF : Chicago Blackhawks vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by kipwinger on 16 June 2015 - 10:57 AM

To tell the truth, I'm happy about this.  I don't want a division rival winning the Cup.  I didn't want the Stanley Cup in the south, getting gawked at by mildly bemused tourists and local swamp rats.  I don't ever want to hear "The Stanley Cup gets a sun tan" ever again.  *Puke*.  I don't give a crap about "Stevie winning one", because he stopped mattering to me the second he started working for a rival organization.   In short, NOTHING about Tampa winning the Cup would have felt good to me.  I don't care about their players, coach, staff, GM, city, or state.

 

Secondly, I don't feel threatened by this.  At all. The new Chicago dynasty is (so far) more impressive than our dynasty from 97-08.  So what?  We still won 4 Cups in 11 years, had top end talent to watch, and made  the playoffs every single year.  It's still SUPER impressive.  Just because the 80's Islanders weren't the 80's Oilers doesn't make them any less awesome.  This just put a stamp on something we all already knew.  We're no longer the league's model franchise.  Oh well, doesn't make our run at the top any less impressive. 




#2614519 Things you would like to see for 2015-16 Season

Posted by kipwinger on 15 June 2015 - 01:55 PM

Well jeez Kip, why the long-face...?

 

I can't help it, I'm a neigh-sayer. 




#2614009 Report: Cleary wants to return for 1 more season

Posted by kipwinger on 11 June 2015 - 01:00 PM

This is all being blown out of proportion.  Cleary will not sign another contract with the Wings.  I'm willing to bet on it. 

 

They'll either do like they did with Maltby, or if he's really hell bent on playing, they'll do like they did with Chelios.  With the tacit understanding that he'll have a job in the front office when he'd ready to hang up the skates. 

 

Edit:  Here's another reason why it won't happen.  Jeff Blashill LOVES Landon Ferraro and Mitch Callahan.  You think he'll be ok exposing them to waivers for Dan Cleary?  No way. 




#2613958 NBC Sports chairman wants NHL ban playoff beards

Posted by kipwinger on 11 June 2015 - 09:18 AM

Sounds like backpedaling to me.

 

Exactly what you'd expect out of a beardless pantywaist. 




#2613955 Time for an offer sheet?

Posted by kipwinger on 11 June 2015 - 09:10 AM

Our GM, Ken Holland, is NEVER going to offersheet someone like Dougie Hamliton.

 

Thank god.  I don't think I could seriously cheer for something called "Dougie". 




#2613879 NBC Sports chairman wants NHL ban playoff beards

Posted by kipwinger on 10 June 2015 - 01:19 PM

That's an awesome idea. Take a glowing puck, throw in glowing helmets, turn off the lights and it's like a rave.

 

It's like Tron.




#2613860 NBC Sports chairman wants NHL ban playoff beards

Posted by kipwinger on 10 June 2015 - 10:30 AM

In the pantheon of bad ideas in hockey, this isn't even really all that big of a deal.  This guy's job is, in part, to market the NHL.  Given his relative position, he's probably good at that.  So he pitched an idea that he thought would do the trick.  Nobody was interested, and the idea died.  No harm, no foul.  It's not like he's on an anti-beard, or anti-tradition, crusade.  He was thinking like a sports TV executive...which he is. 

 

I mean, this is far less threatening than the stupid "glowing puck".  That was truly a stinker of a marketing ploy.