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#2626873 9/23 Exhibition GDT : at Red Wings 4, Chicago Blackhawks 1

Posted by kipwinger on 23 September 2015 - 08:07 PM

I mean, Kindl obviously isn't mike Green. But he hasn't been scored on and moved the puck well on two goals. What more do you want out of a third pair defenseman?

#2626705 Kane case headed to grand jury

Posted by kipwinger on 23 September 2015 - 01:26 PM

The League has every right to suspend him pending an investigation.  It's in the CBA.  The one that the toothless NHLPA agreed to.  What are they going to do, throw a fit about it and lose to Bettman like they always do?


The NHL isn't a court of law.  They don't have to be objective.  If he's bad for business, they can suspend him whether he's been found guilty or not. 

#2626659 9/22 Exhibition GDT : @ Chicago Blackhawks 5, Red Wings 4 (OT)

Posted by kipwinger on 23 September 2015 - 11:51 AM

Lol wait, so it's not okay to change your mind about pairings? Or are we saying it's not okay to pre-judge lines and flip flop.


I think half of us have changed our mind about pairings after seeing things not workout?


It's not ok to GLOAT about how you've "had Jensen on you roster pretty much all summer long" when you never even mentioned him ONCE in the roster thread. 


It's even worse when you've put three different rosters out there and NONE of them have Jensen listed. 


Change your mind all you want.  I did.  I started with Tatar on the 2nd line and Zetterberg on the first.  Then I flipped them. 


But I didn't wait until Pulkkinen had a goal yesterday and then lie about how I "had him on my top line all summer long" when I actually didn't. 

#2626638 Kane case headed to grand jury

Posted by kipwinger on 23 September 2015 - 11:06 AM

Probably a strategic decision in response to the fact that Patrick Kane is actively giving interviews and discussing the case.  Not good for the potential outcome of your case if the alleged perpetrator of the crime is on every TV in the country saying he didn't do it, and you don't respond at all. 

#2626556 9/22 Exhibition GDT : @ Chicago Blackhawks 5, Red Wings 4 (OT)

Posted by kipwinger on 22 September 2015 - 10:29 PM

Leftwinger is ready to trade 25% of the Detroit Red Wings team after 1 preseason game. 


Yep, hockey season is back. 

#2626551 9/22 Exhibition GDT : @ Chicago Blackhawks 5, Red Wings 4 (OT)

Posted by kipwinger on 22 September 2015 - 10:20 PM

If Jensen keeps playing like this he might completely change the complexion of the defensive depth chart.  He looked excellent tonight.  He made plays, took chance, carried the puck, and has the wheels to get back in coverage.  Plus, him and Larkin looked awesome in the 3 on 3.  Nobody can catch them. 


I'm happy with the performance all around.  Would have liked to see more out of AA and Berts' line as well.  But they were the fourth line tonight, so they didn't see the ice much.  Didn't really expect a lot from them. 

Is Blashill better than Babs yet?


Remember a couple of years ago when Babs' almost beat Quenneville with a bunch of AHL kids?  Everybody used it as evidence of how great he is.  Based on tonight's outcome I'd say Blashill is AS GOOD as Babs already.  He won't be fully better than Babcock until he nearly beats Jon Cooper too. 

#2626444 9/22 Exhibition GDT : @ Chicago Blackhawks 5, Red Wings 4 (OT)

Posted by kipwinger on 22 September 2015 - 08:15 PM

Our guys get to every puck faster, they just aren't big enough to keep it because they're all like 12 years old.

#2626430 9/22 Exhibition GDT : @ Chicago Blackhawks 5, Red Wings 4 (OT)

Posted by kipwinger on 22 September 2015 - 08:04 PM

Jensen is everywhere.

#2626341 Todd Ewen Dies

Posted by kipwinger on 22 September 2015 - 01:15 PM

I'm not sure whether or not this is directed at me, but it reads as a possible passive-aggressive/sarcastic shot fired in my direction.
If that is the case, I don't know why my posts have cause aggravation for you, but I apologize for any bother the additional sidebar on Parkinson's caused for you. 

And, I was not trying to suggest that diseases can only have one cause... or that Parkinson's or any of the other conditions you just brought up are easily prevented.


It wasn't.  But after rereading it I understand why it looks that way.  I was just generally being snarky about many folks preference for overly simplistic answers on this particular topic.  Again, not directed at you at all. 

#2626333 Todd Ewen Dies

Posted by kipwinger on 22 September 2015 - 12:03 PM

Correlation certainly does not equal causation, nor does it imply responsibility for all cases of Parkinson's. Even considering causation as an option, stating that head trauma caused Parkinson's in specific cases does not imply that head trauma is the *only* cause or risk factor for Parkinson's. It is a neurodegenerative disorder that probably can be brought on by a number of causes and affected by numerous risk factors. One of which seems to be head trauma. Which, to me, seems perfectly plausible that neurological trauma could potentially lead to a neurodegenerative disease down the line.

Science is awesome.

*thumbs up*


Are you saying that there could be more than one factor which causes a particular disease? 


That's just crazy.  Everybody knows that degenerative diseases like cancer, Alzheimer's,  Parkinson's, or CTE have one cause, and one cause only. 


Which is why they're so easy to prevent.  Oh wait...

#2626325 Kane case headed to grand jury

Posted by kipwinger on 22 September 2015 - 11:34 AM

Imagine if you reported a physical assault, as in, a physical beating you received. 


Now imagine everyone assuming you're lying about it because earlier in the night you'd been seen drinking beer with the guy who later beat you.


Seem crazy?  That's because it is.  NOTHING that happened at the bar earlier in the night precludes Patrick Kane from having committed a crime after they went back to his house.  Nothing.


Attempts to explain way the seriousness of the allegation based on something that was happening hours earlier are completely nuts.  By that rationale a man couldn't rape his wife because she's probably agree to have sex with him at some point in the past. 

#2626318 Kane case headed to grand jury

Posted by kipwinger on 22 September 2015 - 11:01 AM


What?  I took the position that no one knows what the facts are, and our personal bias will in the meantime fill in the blanks as to what we 'think' happened.  That is called having an open mind before the actual trial starts where they present the facts. 


It seems that you have already assumed Kane is guilty, and that anything anyone says contrary is messed up to you.  That, my friend is your bias, and exactly what I am referring to.


Any more messed up than thinking that a woman who reported a crime is a money hungry liar (as quite a few around here have not so subtly insinuated)?


This woman has done NOTHING to have her character called into question.  She reported an alleged crime, and obeyed the directives of the legal system thereafter. 


What should she have done differently in order to be taken seriously? 


Not talked to the media...oh wait, she didn't. 

Reported the crime immediately...oh wait, she did. 

Refuse to settle the case out of court...Yep, did that too. 


Apparently, if you're a woman (and you want to be taken seriously when reporting a sexual crime), you better have never been drunk or horny in your life because god knows you can't be raped if you made out with a guy in a bar earlier in the night. 


This is shameful. What if you reported a stolen car and everyone assumed you were lying in order to defraud the insurance company?  Oh, that's right, it woudn't happen because nobody is insane enough to assume that kind of thing regularly occurs.  Unless you're a woman, and you report a rape...then you're obviously weaving a nefarious web of deceit. 

The most obnoxious thing about this is that nobody actually believe the b.s. they're spewing. 


If your daughter, or sister, or girlfriend, or wife, or mother reported an alleged sexual assualt, nobody here would think "well she was hitting on that guy at the bar, so I've got to consider the possibility that maybe she just wants his money". 


Nobody.  Would.  Think.  That. 

#2626229 Todd Ewen Dies

Posted by kipwinger on 21 September 2015 - 02:45 PM


I seem to remember hearing that Probert was a wild child when he first came into the league.  It's not like his other issues only developed in the 90's, after long-term head trauma.  


And it's not like contributing factors don't exacerbate those problems either. 


I'm not really sure why I'm debating this.  The link between substance abuse, depression, suicide, etc. and CTE has been proven demonstrably at this point.  It wasn't, however, proven back when guys like Probert were punching each other in the head to the delight of fans.  They absolutely had no idea the kinds of long term effects that those actions had, because nobody knew. 


If you want to think that they all knew what they were getting into, fine.  But I don't agree, and I don't think most researchers would either. 

#2626168 Red & White Game

Posted by kipwinger on 21 September 2015 - 11:58 AM

Dang, that AA, Bert, and Mantha line is on fire. 

#2626135 PK Subban - spot on Don Cherry impression

Posted by kipwinger on 21 September 2015 - 08:48 AM

This is an affront.  How dare he mock a legend?  Don Cherry is an institution.  A deluded, old, xenophobic, blowhard, institution.