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#2560960 Lines Thread

Posted by kipwinger on 06 January 2015 - 03:10 PM

 

If he was referring just to his own play, it would be more than tolerable. I'd actually condone this philosophy.

 

Well ideally you'd like your top four defensemen to play defense AND help facilitate the offense (i.e. move the puck up to the forwards).  But if I had to pick one or the other, for Kyle Quincey specifically, then yes, I'd rather he just play defense. 




#2560959 Randy Carlyle relieved of his duties by Leafs

Posted by kipwinger on 06 January 2015 - 03:08 PM

Umm so the Leafs fired their coach... Sure why not, gotta keep up with the Joneses in Ottawa and NJ... Haven't they figured it out that its probably NOT the coaches fault they stink.

 

Puck Daddy took Nonis to task for building a terrible roster, in predictably hilarious fashion.

 

http://sports.yahoo....-163430531.html




#2560932 Lines Thread

Posted by kipwinger on 06 January 2015 - 02:40 PM

 

Babcock says #RedWings will go with same personnel tonight, though line combinations will be jumbled. Weiss, Helm rejoin Datsyuk line.

 

 

 

 

Sweet Jesus

 

 

Oh, apparently Stephan Weiss "earned more ice time" somewhere between last night and today.  Because that's what he needed to do, remember?  Earn it. 

 

I hope so badly that Weiss gets a goal tonight. 




#2560930 Randy Carlyle relieved of his duties by Leafs

Posted by kipwinger on 06 January 2015 - 02:37 PM

 

 

I'm near positive that George spent the next month staying up at night, thinking, "Why doesn't Mikey like me?"

 

Malik seriously obsesses over Babcock.  I don't think, since the end of last season, that he's written a single post without mentioning how "crazy" and "absurd" any talk of Babcock leaving is.  For some weird (and super creepy) reason, he's got A LOT riding on Babcock staying in Detroit.  Like, an unnatural amount of skin in that game. 

 

Anybody remember the end of that movie "The Aviator" when Leonardo DiCaprio keeps repeating "the way of the future" while he slowly loses touch with reality?  That's how I imagine Malik should Babcock decide to sign somewhere else.  "Babcock to Toronto, what a laugh that is...what a laugh that is...what a laugh that is...what a laugh that is...what a laugh that is..."




#2560916 Randy Carlyle relieved of his duties by Leafs

Posted by kipwinger on 06 January 2015 - 02:17 PM

 

Word.

 

I remember Malik sulking a few years ago when Babcock accused him of "starting fires" when he heard he was a blogger. :lol:

 

When isn't Malik sulking? 




#2560901 Randy Carlyle relieved of his duties by Leafs

Posted by kipwinger on 06 January 2015 - 01:05 PM

 

Sorry. Just the mere mention of Lucic, and I get all debased.

 

I feel about Milan Lucic how I feel about herpes. 




#2560887 Randy Carlyle relieved of his duties by Leafs

Posted by kipwinger on 06 January 2015 - 12:37 PM

From The Hockey News:

 

"Toronto seems an ideal challenge for the brash Babcock, who has a Stanley Cup and two gold medals, might want to reach a new summit and is thick-skinned enough to handle the pressure of hockey’s media epicenter."

 

Lol. 

 

Mike Babcock is not thick skinned.  He's super fickle and hates being questioned or second guessed, which is what he would be...constantly.  Wait until Cherry et. al. scrutinize every single thing he does, and then watch the steam come out of his ears.  




#2560881 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by kipwinger on 06 January 2015 - 12:20 PM

There are no conspiracies against the Red Wings.  Period.  And even if there were, our record over the last 20 years indicates that they're the least effective conspiracies ever.  So why worry about them?




#2560866 Time for Teemu?

Posted by kipwinger on 06 January 2015 - 11:00 AM

Yeah, but it didn't necessarily need to be Cleary. We would have had an extra roster spot by sending Jurco down. I would have had Callahan on our forth line, Cleary getting in scattered games as he is now and Jurco and Pulkkinen dominating the American League.

 

Well you and I certainly both agree on how awesome it would be if Callahan were on our fourth.  Glendening and Callahan would be awesome together. 




#2560861 Randy Carlyle relieved of his duties by Leafs

Posted by kipwinger on 06 January 2015 - 10:51 AM

No surprise here. Probably Caryle should have competed harder.

 

 

 

They actually might do just that :

 

Well hopefully they send Franson and/or Van Reimsdyk this way lol. 




#2560842 Randy Carlyle relieved of his duties by Leafs

Posted by kipwinger on 06 January 2015 - 10:10 AM

Bylsma is the right guy for that job.  It's a team built for offense, and he's won a Cup with a team built for offense.  If they get a guy like Babs they're going to have to spend the next three seasons (or so) trying to restructure the roster. 




#2560839 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by kipwinger on 06 January 2015 - 10:07 AM

Lol f*** You Kip... Smith is awesome...

 

But in all seriousness, Smith is better than Ouellet right now, and I'm not so sure Ouellet will be better in the future. The sample size is way too small at this point. It is very possible, but we all know that better prospects have played better than Ouellet for a handful of games and then fell off. I find it very difficult to believe that Ouellet would garner more interest than Smith. Possible but doubtful in my opinion...

 

Babcock doesn't think Smith is better.  Which is why he keeps giving Ouellet more minutes.  Smith is yesterday's news.  He'll be the new Kindl once the old Kindl is thrown on the heap. 




#2560834 Time for Teemu?

Posted by kipwinger on 06 January 2015 - 10:02 AM

I agree that Jurco will be fine, however I do think another season down in Grand Rapids would have been better for his development. I also don't think Nyquist or Tatar would be the players they are today if they were full time NHLers at 21 years old, without putting in their time in Grand Rapids. Jurco was basically thrown into the NHL after just one season in the minors whereas Tatar and Nyquist spent 3-4 years down there. It's just not the way we usually handle our prospects in Detroit, and I personally prefer the slow approach. And yes we were forced to have him up last season due to injuries but he didn't need to start this season up in the NHL.

 

That may be true.  I certainly won't argue, as Holland's approach to prospect development has worked excellently in the past.  But it should be noted that prior to the season opener Babcock said he wanted Jurco on the team, and he has consistently praised his play.  So this is a case where Holland is screwed either way.  If he doesn't leave Jurco on the big club, then everyone complains that this is just like when he left Nyquist (and now Ouellet) down despite Babcock's wishes.  If he does bring him up then he doesn't get the development that he probably ought to. 

 

Also, as an aside, it also means that Cleary would likely have played more.  Which everyone would crucify Holland for as well. 

 

So I'm not going to get too bent out of shape for it either way. 




#2560821 Randy Carlyle relieved of his duties by Leafs

Posted by kipwinger on 06 January 2015 - 09:47 AM

Jesus, please let Babcock go to Toronto.  Then he can put Kessel on the fourth line, Phaneuf can play 27 minutes a night because he's "heavy", and a their shutdown line of Bozak-Pannik-Clarkson will be an example to the league on how to suppress shots.  All associated with MLSE, the Toronto Press, and Maple Leafs nation will back slap themselves silly and marvel at Babcock's genius.

 

They will lose every other game 2-1, of course. 




#2560815 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by kipwinger on 06 January 2015 - 09:40 AM

 

For sure. Or downgrade that pick to a 2nd rounder.

 

I was just spit-balling based on krsmith17's trade package. He asked, I speculated.

 

I know.  I'm basically just baiting him because I know how much he loves Smith.  Sorry to involve you in my Machiavellian scheming. 

 

And sorry to you krsmith17, it's just too fun screwing with you about Riley's brother.