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#2576948 Red Wings acquire Erik Cole, conditional 3rd from Stars

Posted by kipwinger on 01 March 2015 - 09:00 PM

I like it.  Cole should help play near the crease, which is something I wanted.  And we didn't give up too much to get him.  Backman made his own bed, so I'm not heart broken about that.  Janmark is a good prospect with a lot of upside, but you've got to give to get.  I remember when we traded Jarnkrok and sudden he became a "bust" that was too small, or too Euro, or too far down the depth chart.  None of that is true, and isn't about Janmark either.  But if he had no value, I doubt Nill would have wanted him.  This helps us now, without sacrificing much later.  I'm fine with it.

#2575623 2/26 GDT : Red Wings 3 at San Jose Sharks 2

Posted by kipwinger on 27 February 2015 - 02:03 PM

I can agree with that. I meant that the overall number doesn't matter when you're just judging a call on an individual basis. If it's a s***ty call it's a s***ty call so to speak, whether there's 4 in a game or 8. Saying that the Wings are benefitting more from bad calls this year I'd say is accurate. Don't know why it is, the style of game they play?


And I don't mind calling a spade a spade.  A bad call IS a bad call, no matter who it's for or against.  What irritates me is this persistent need to bellyache when a call goes against us, as if none have ever gone in our favor. 


As far as why we get calls?  I don't know.  However, I'd venture to guess it's partially because A) we're good, and bad teams (or teams playing badly) tend to take more penalties, and B) we're historically very disciplined (so we get the benefit of the doubt). 

#2575609 2/26 GDT : Red Wings 3 at San Jose Sharks 2

Posted by kipwinger on 27 February 2015 - 01:15 PM


Only difference is that we have legitimate gripes against the officiating, whereas most other fans can only regurgitate the "subtle interferencceeee!!!!" nonsense they memorized from Edzo. 


I literally LOL'd when I saw them complaining that the Wings dive, not recognizing that their own team makes Olympic divers jealous. 


We don't have legitimate gripes about the officiating.  That's the problem.  We're consistently one of the LEAST PENALIZED teams in the league.  AND we're consistently GIVEN THE MOST POWERPLAYS. 


Very few, if any, teams go to the box less, or go on the man advantage more.  Them's the facts.  I'd give the theory some credence if we never got a powerplay, or if we were always in the box.  But neither of those things are true. 


But for whatever reason our fans have internalized this belief that everybody is out to get them.  Bettman hates us.  The refs are throwing games.  The media doesn't recognize our star players. 


It's all bologna.  SUPER, duper, annoying bologna. 

#2575602 2/26 GDT : Red Wings 3 at San Jose Sharks 2

Posted by kipwinger on 27 February 2015 - 12:54 PM

Decided to read the Sharks GDT on HFBoards.....Mother of God. Same usual nonsense, "refs refuse to call penalties on the wings", "subtle interference", "refs love the wings", "typical diving red wings", LOL. 


Makes it even sweeter to beat a team whose fans are that clueless. 


Read back through our GDT.  It's no different.  Our insistence that the refs are A) out to get us, B) the reason we're playing bad is EASILY the most annoying thing about our fan base.  We'd win the President's Trophy every year if it weren't for the refs and/or Jakub Kindl. 

#2575572 Sounds like the New York "Islanders" are no more...

Posted by kipwinger on 27 February 2015 - 10:22 AM

It's more likely that they change the name to the Brooklyn Islanders.  Brooklyn is ON Long Island for those of you that are geographically challenged. 

#2575568 2/26 GDT : Red Wings 3 at San Jose Sharks 2

Posted by kipwinger on 27 February 2015 - 10:09 AM


Dang, sounds like a rough couple of minutes for Reilly's brother.  Hope he's alright.  That Smith-Dekeyser defensive pairing is too vital to our continued success...err...yeah. 

#2575210 2/26 GDT : Red Wings 3 at San Jose Sharks 2

Posted by kipwinger on 26 February 2015 - 11:16 PM

We're not shooting.  And we're spending all of our time trying to stop them from shooting.  Seems like we're executing Babs' game plan perfectly. 

#2575063 Lindros suing Paul Stewart

Posted by kipwinger on 26 February 2015 - 07:21 PM

Sooo, if I'm understanding this correctly Eric Lindos wants to prove he's not a douchebag by suing someone?  Good plan numb nuts.  Lol.

#2574824 2/24 GDT : Red Wings 0 at Kings 1

Posted by kipwinger on 25 February 2015 - 04:32 PM


Same. But you know Jimmy will get the start. I'll be VERY surprised if he doesn't. I want Jimmy to do well, just like many of us do. Nothing against him whatsoever, but I think Gus could push him out of the #1 spot if given the chance.


Jonas Gustavsson couldn't push James Reimer out of the #1 spot in Toronto give copious chances.  I'm not sure he's going to outplay Jimmy over the long haul. 

#2574492 Going To My First Wings Game - Suggestions?

Posted by kipwinger on 24 February 2015 - 10:16 PM

Only one piece of advise...


Keep your head on a swivel.  That's what you gotta do when you find yourself in a vicious cockfight!

#2574467 2/24 GDT : Red Wings 0 at Kings 1

Posted by kipwinger on 24 February 2015 - 07:54 PM

Agreed, Dats in amazing.  But how insane is it that Ovechkin is ahead of a world class player like Datsyuk and he's only 29?  Dude is an absolute freak of nature. 

#2574400 2/24 GDT : Red Wings 0 at Kings 1

Posted by kipwinger on 24 February 2015 - 02:43 PM

Tonight is the night that Tomas Tatar learns to put the Red Wings on his back.  He's been trying to be too good of a teammate lately and defer to Dats, but not tonight.  Tonight Tatar has 2 goals and a helper for Helm (a helmper perhaps?).  It goes without saying that we win on the basis of this performance (and by an additional goal from Stephen Weiss.  Thine will be done.


Also, I heard tonight was also the night when some dude was dressing up like a Red Wings loving Nikki Sixx.  Just a rumor, but I hear it's got legs. 

#2574389 How is the Wings' Pro Scouting?

Posted by kipwinger on 24 February 2015 - 01:30 PM

All the guys you mentioned were depth AND stopgap signings.  The fact that they didn't have a huge impact isn't really that big of a surprise to me.  There's nothing wrong with this team's pro scouting.  Holland and co. are the best in the business at managing a roster.  Which isn't to say that he cant make mistakes, but when he does they're typically MUCH less harmful than the mistakes of other GMs. 

#2574377 2/23 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Ducks 4 (SO)

Posted by kipwinger on 24 February 2015 - 12:42 PM

Howard gets beat glove side high in the shootout.  It's his achilles heel.  If we go to a shootout tonight, Howard will get beat glove side high.  It's the nature of things.

#2574367 2/24 GDT : Red Wings 0 at Kings 1

Posted by kipwinger on 24 February 2015 - 12:07 PM

I'll be at the game. Will be breaking in my Winter classic jersey. Got nice seats for my B Day. Wings better win this one. Go Wings !


I'll donate 100 dollars to a charity of your choice, if in addition to your Winter Classic sweater you dress up as Nikki Sixx otherwise.  Sort of an East meets West thing.  The ball is in your court.


Edit:  For clarity's sake, I'm talking about Nikki Sixx circa 1983.  Obviously.