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#2510099 ECQF - Series C - Penguins versus Blue Jackets

Posted by kipwinger on 16 April 2014 - 08:05 PM

Ryan Johansen is af****** beast.  I want, I want.




#2510087 ECQF - Series C - Penguins versus Blue Jackets

Posted by kipwinger on 16 April 2014 - 07:14 PM

1-1


2-1 BJs




#2510045 ECQF - Series A - Bruins versus Red Wings

Posted by kipwinger on 16 April 2014 - 02:36 PM

:lol: :lol: :lol:

I think this is my favorite:

"bowilson10 minutes ago
Get on it, boys. Smoke him out.

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Smoke him out indeed....

:lol:

 

Well, as my friend The Glistening would say.  That guy needs to "get rill". 




#2510031 ECQF - Series A - Bruins versus Red Wings

Posted by kipwinger on 16 April 2014 - 01:18 PM

Ansar Khan and Brenden Savage both picked Boston.  I'm currently making them rue the day by utilizing the comments of my arrogantly ignorant Mlive character "TheGlistening" to baffle, confuse, and idiotically insult them.  In past exchanges I've accused them of being the "liberal media" for reporting Red Wings loses, as well as attempted to arrange a Khan v. Albom celebrity boxing match for a charity of TheGlistening's choice.  In that case it was a fundraiser to support my character's made up dance troupe "The Tri-City Manikins" located in Saginaw, MI. 

 

Don't ever be a Michigan sports writer and pick the opposition on my watch. 




#2509976 Gus & Tatar almost traded to Calgary per McKenzie

Posted by kipwinger on 16 April 2014 - 08:40 AM

Stop adding common sense to the hysteria!  LOL.  Obviously a year ago, no one had any idea how good Tatar and Nyquist would be.  They still may not even be that good once they are relegated to lesser roles once Z and D are both back full time. 

 

I agree that there's no need to be up in arms about something that didn't happen.  But I disagree that nobody knew how good Nyquist and Tatar would be.  A year ago they were both top twenty scorers in the AHL, and Nyquist was top two or three.  While that's not a guarantee of success in the NHL, it basically means they're among the 20 or so best players not currently playing in the NHL.  It's not like those two were unproven in the way a Mantha, or Frk, or Athanasiou are.  They basically had more value than almost anyone in the hockey world not playing in the NHL (and more than a lot of bottom six NHLers). 




#2509950 ECQF - Series A - Bruins versus Red Wings

Posted by kipwinger on 16 April 2014 - 04:43 AM

Ladies and gentlemen, you heard it here first, two bold predictions for this series.  The Datsyuk and Bergeron lines cancel one another out thus freeing up the eventual reconstituted Legwand, Franzen, and Nyquist line and the Goose gets loose.  SECONDLY, and this is the big one...after taking some time to identify the mismatch and grow comfortable with it, Uncle Mike matches up the kid line against the Krejci, Iginla, Lucic line and the latter never get to another loose puck for the remainder of the series.  Speed kills.

 

Bonus Prediction:  Wings in five.  f*** you Boston.




#2509819 Poll: Who was the Wings regular season MVP

Posted by kipwinger on 15 April 2014 - 01:12 PM

 

I agree that he has been fantastic. But the D would be a lot worst without Kronwall as far as this season goes. 

 

Agreed.  I just wanted to pick "other" to be different.  I'm like the goth kid of hockey forums.  You don't understand me and you never will mom!




#2509818 ECQF - Series B - Tampa Bay versus Montreal

Posted by kipwinger on 15 April 2014 - 01:07 PM

Pour mes ancêtres canadiens-français, et comme un géant "vas te faire encule" à la Maples Leafs de Toronto, je soutiens le bleu, blanc et rouge!




#2509817 Puck Daddy: Trotz Head Coach for Caps

Posted by kipwinger on 15 April 2014 - 01:00 PM

He's exactly the kind of coach that Washington needs in order to instill some work ethic, defense, and discipline into their underachieving asses.  As such he will almost certainly not be hired and they will instead pursue some non-entity who fits their hairbrained notion that you can win a Cup on pure unadulterated goalscoring. 




#2509815 ECQF - Series A - Bruins versus Red Wings

Posted by kipwinger on 15 April 2014 - 12:47 PM

Too many threads, so just putting this in here.

Have folks seen this:

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This is awesome.  "When all else fails, why NOT support a historic franchise with excellent coaching, solid young player development, and consistently sane management"?  Yes:  Detroit.  No: Philadelphia. 

 

Truer words were never spoken. 




#2509794 flyers sign macdonald to 6 year $30 million extension

Posted by kipwinger on 15 April 2014 - 10:54 AM

What, the Flyers overpayed for a hockey player?  YOU CAN'T BE SERIOUS!!!!




#2508513 Maple Leafs Name Shanahan New Club President

Posted by kipwinger on 10 April 2014 - 06:35 PM

Out of the frying pan and into the fire for Shanny.  He traded the second most scrutinized job in hockey for the first most scrutinized job in hockey.  Geesh, we get it already, you're not afraid of the pressure!




#2507767 Lightning sign GM Yzerman to contract extension

Posted by kipwinger on 09 April 2014 - 06:50 PM

 

My issue with him isn't his past. My issue is he seems to be very complacent. It happens to the best of them, but, sometimes it's best for both parties to move on. 

 

He's not complacent, he does lots of things to improve the team.  Your problem with him is that you don't agree with those things.  In the past three years he signed Alfredsson, Weiss, Gustavsson, Tootoo, and Samuelsson, and traded for Quincey and Legwand.  Conservatively speaking that an acquisition of three top six forwards (Legwand, Alfie, Weiss), two bottom six forwards, and a backup goalie who's currently playing better than our starter.  He also locked up Datsyuk for the remainder of his career, and signed Jimmy, Smith, and most of our young guys to cap friendly contracts. 

 

That's a s*** ton.  If you don't like it, fine, I'm not here to convince you.  But don't mask your objection in this "he's complacent" language because it's demonstrably false. 




#2507401 Lightning sign GM Yzerman to contract extension

Posted by kipwinger on 08 April 2014 - 08:07 PM

 

What about the last few years?  Don't count or matter?

 

Yeah because making the playoffs is horrible. 

 

He's only been GM for the last 15 years or so, not the last 22.

 

I think that would fall under the "successfully help build your organization to the pinnacle of your industry" part.  He was the head of scouting before he was the GM.  Given how good our scouting was during his tenure (Fedorov, Lidstrom, Osgood, McCarty, Konstantinov, etc. etc. etc.) I'd say his work qualifies as "helping build the organization". 




#2507071 Lightning sign GM Yzerman to contract extension

Posted by kipwinger on 07 April 2014 - 09:15 PM

 

Nothing like having immunity at your job.  It'd be nice if we all had that, eh?

 

Successfully help build your organization to the very pinnacle of your industry and then keep it there for 22 years and you might.