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#2578161 Do Maple Leaf fans deserve better?

Posted by kipwinger on 04 March 2015 - 06:41 AM

http://ownthepuck.bl...-optic.html?m=0
Go look at Dion phaneufs hero rating.

 

Careful.  You might owe Phil Kessel an apology.  And as I understand it, the Maple Leafs employ of team of lawyers for round the clock protection from hockey fans. 




#2578055 What's with the "giving players hamster names" obsession?

Posted by kipwinger on 03 March 2015 - 05:54 PM

That was gold, someone should resurrect it. Too ironic after the tweet on TSN about Lupul that caused a stir (but probably amused Sean Avery).

 

Here you go...

 

Au contraire , mon ami: I've got Jen Murphy, known across our hockey league as The Jenerator. As a defensive pairing, our goalie once informed us that we'd gone 11 games in a row without getting scored upon. Murph is a Class IV white water kayaker. An excellent mountain biker. Restored her own 63 Volvo. Dabbles in triathlons. Is too smart to ever go out with Avery or Phanuef. And most relevantly, is a huge Red Wing fan.

Cuthbert would be fun for a long weekend, but as far as a lifetime goes, I've got the trump card.




#2578039 What's with the "giving players hamster names" obsession?

Posted by kipwinger on 03 March 2015 - 05:25 PM

The best post ever belonged to T.Low, who wrote about why being married to his wife was better than being married to Elisha Cuthbert. It is my all time favorite post.


#2578024 Red Wings acquire Erik Cole, conditional 3rd from Stars

Posted by kipwinger on 03 March 2015 - 03:41 PM

A little bit. I had to double check that bread sentence though ;) Tambien hablo español.

I wonder if Eric Cole speaks any other languages? Definitely not Arabic...*eyeroll*

 

God you rule.  I think of you almost as highly as I think of Katie Strang. 




#2578017 Red Wings acquire Erik Cole, conditional 3rd from Stars

Posted by kipwinger on 03 March 2015 - 03:23 PM

Tá mé i gcónaí am le haghaidh aráin.

 

Gaelic is such an ugly language.  Do yourself a favor and learn something with a little bit of class.  You're better than that. 




#2578009 Do Maple Leaf fans deserve better?

Posted by kipwinger on 03 March 2015 - 03:02 PM

In other news, Joffrey Lupul has decided to go all Marshawn Lynch and from now on will refuse to give interviews to the media. 

 

I'm sure they'll be heartbroken to hear "no comment" from a guy who hasn't played a game in 200 years and who the team is desperate to get rid of.

 

"Hey Joffrey, when are you going to get back in the lineup...ah...nevermind."

 

"No comment". 




#2578005 Pulkkinen sent back to GR

Posted by kipwinger on 03 March 2015 - 02:49 PM

I'm really baffled by this suggestion that guys should get playing time based on their potential and not based upon what they've earned.  Teemu Pulkkinen got a look on the scoring lines because at lower levels he scored well.  He's being sent to the minors because he didn't do anything with those opportunities.  I'm sure the coaching staff will give him some feedback, tell him what to work on, and he'll get another shot later.  But some of you think he should be given MORE opportunities and not less?  That's not how accountability works. 

 

It seems like some folks would rather see their favorite players, rather than the better players, given time.  That's not how good organizations work.  If you're a fan of giving promoting guys based on their potential, and not their production, I'd recommend watching the Oilers.  I'm sure they need the support.




#2577987 What's with the "giving players hamster names" obsession?

Posted by kipwinger on 03 March 2015 - 01:51 PM

Depends on what the alternative is.  I think I'd much rather hear those names than professional wrestler nicknames or nicknames that make a player sound like an American Gladiator. 

 

Teemu "Lazer" Pulkkinin.  No thanks. 

 

Luke "The Glenemy" Glendening.  Not a chance.

 

Brendan "Motor City" Smitty.  Yes please. 




#2577815 Pulkkinen sent back to GR

Posted by kipwinger on 02 March 2015 - 09:50 PM

Unlike Jurco, if Pulkkinen isn't scoring he isn't doing much.  I like it.  He's not ready to consistently contribute in the NHL.  Particularly for a team that's looking to finish strong and position itself for a playoff run. 




#2577782 Red Wings acquire Erik Cole, conditional 3rd from Stars

Posted by kipwinger on 02 March 2015 - 07:06 PM

Nyquist sucks in the top six. He's a sweetheart, but a waif. Let him eat up third line opposition while the adults do the hard work against the big boys.


#2577773 Red Wings acquire Marek Zidlicky from NJ for Cond. 2016 3rd Round Pick

Posted by kipwinger on 02 March 2015 - 06:30 PM

Well two things to remember, helm and marchenko out for a week to ten days, two we have no limit on the players we carry on roster, soo with that said when marchenko gets back expect kindl and quinsy to be waived or scratched, kronner-e,D-zidSmith, marchenkoSent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Where did Quincey go?

Edit: lol. Scratched or waived huh? Priceless.


#2577762 Red Wings acquire Marek Zidlicky from NJ for Cond. 2016 3rd Round Pick

Posted by kipwinger on 02 March 2015 - 05:54 PM

Quincy is hurt right now...ankle issues...they had said may require surgery. 
 
For the time being he likely remains out.


He's expected back this week and the doctors said he could wait until the off season for surgery. Expect Quincey back in the lineup where he belongs.


#2577680 Red Wings acquire Marek Zidlicky from NJ for Cond. 2016 3rd Round Pick

Posted by kipwinger on 02 March 2015 - 02:55 PM

Not too Shabby Kenny! I was worried about the cost of picking up Pylon so this was good!

 

Agreed.  I'm much happier with this than I would have been if we'd given up the farm for Dion. 

 

I would have preferred Anisimov and Wisniewski.  But I'll settle for this.  It's not a sea change in the quality of our team, but we didn't give up that kind of return either. 

 

Fingers crossed Dats, Z, and Kronner stay healthy a couple more years though. 




#2577636 Red Wings acquire Marek Zidlicky from NJ for Cond. 2016 3rd Round Pick

Posted by kipwinger on 02 March 2015 - 02:11 PM

I honestly think you may see Q as the odd man out a bit.  SO what happens to Kindl now? He is #8 on the list here in Detroit now....maybe 9 with Ouellet

 

Why would Quincey sit?  He's been better than Smith ALL SEASON LONG.  Why would they sit a better player?




#2577624 Red Wings acquire Marek Zidlicky from NJ for Cond. 2016 3rd Round Pick

Posted by kipwinger on 02 March 2015 - 02:05 PM

I like marchenko but I think he'll be the odd man out

 

Why?  Part of the reason we didn't have to go big at the deadline is because Mike Babcock wanted "Marchenko to be our deadline acquisition".  He's up for good.  And they're not going to put him with another righty.  And if they're smart, they're not going to put Zidlicky in the top four.  So I don't see how else it works.