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#2561378 Nyquist Fined for Diving/Embellishment

Posted by kipwinger on 07 January 2015 - 05:36 PM

Talk about playing heavy.

 

But seriously, he should be ashamed of himself.  Hopefully this gets him demoted for a few games.  If not, Babcock's full of it too. 




#2561357 Randy Carlyle relieved of his duties by Leafs

Posted by kipwinger on 07 January 2015 - 04:18 PM

I wonder if Babcock would be a good GM.. My d twitched a bit when I thought of holland as VP, babs as GM and blashill as coach but I'm unsure

 

How easy is it to find 23 Luke Glendenings?




#2561274 1/6 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Edmonton Oilers 2

Posted by kipwinger on 07 January 2015 - 12:23 AM

 

Hey. What did you think of that play where Quincey wasn’t trying to not lose?  :w00t:

 

Yeah, they did a bang up job tonight by only barely "not losing" to the worst team in history.  The Oilers are only slightly better than District 5, sans Gordon Bombay AND Adam Banks. 




#2561270 1/6 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Edmonton Oilers 2

Posted by kipwinger on 07 January 2015 - 12:17 AM

Whelp, glad we won but man what a stinker of a game.  If we keep playing like this we're a lock to get into the playoffs...and promptly sent home.  The guys need to shape up.  Bad. 




#2561015 Randy Carlyle relieved of his duties by Leafs

Posted by kipwinger on 06 January 2015 - 05:40 PM

I thought Babcock was going to go to Minnesota, because his wife's sister lives there with her boyfriend Jeff?  Or was it Washington, because Brooks Orpik signed a rookie card for Lil' Mike Babcock?  Or was it the Rangers, because Babs' is pretty close buddies with Ken Hitchcock, who used to dream of living the bohemian life in Greenwich Village as a twenty something?




#2560985 Lines Thread

Posted by kipwinger on 06 January 2015 - 03:53 PM

That really is impressive. Crazy to see it put in perspective like that.

As far as Quincey wanting to keep things simple and play defensive hockey... please keep it up KQ. Even if his play is a microcosm of the team's, he's doing right by Kyle Quincey. I'm having flashbacks to last season when he was 2nd in shots among Detroit defenders. Let Danny do the shooting.

While we're on the topic, stop shooting Ericsson. Just stop. Big Rig... smash. No shoot. Smash.

 

The crazy thing is the biggest question mark out of anybody I mentioned is Larkin (the high pick of the bunch), followed by Mantha and Athanasiou.  And the latter two are playing REALLY well for rookies in the AHL.  No reason to think they wouldn't turn out fine. 

 

And what's more, you can do the same thing on defense as well. 




#2560981 Lines Thread

Posted by kipwinger on 06 January 2015 - 03:38 PM

I just thought of something, so I thought I'd put it here. 

 

Disclaimer:  This is fantasy and I am, in no way, advocating for it to happen now. 

 

Should you ever think that Ken Holland is not doing a good job, think about these forward lines built entirely out of Red Wings organizational talent.  Jesus.   

 

Tatar-Datsyuk-Mantha

Nyquist-Zetterberg-Abby

Pulkkinen-Sheahan-Jurco

Callahan-Glendening-Helm

Miller

 

And when Dats and Z are too old, Larkin and Athanasiou won't be. 




#2560977 1/6 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Edmonton Oilers 2

Posted by kipwinger on 06 January 2015 - 03:32 PM

We've got one too many forwards.  Actually two too many if you consider Andersson is a plug. 




#2560967 Randy Carlyle relieved of his duties by Leafs

Posted by kipwinger on 06 January 2015 - 03:19 PM

 

Soooo funny.

 

Fav quote:

 

 

I know.  That one cracked me up too.  I was snickering at work while reading it lol. 


I don't see Babs going to Toronto.  They don't have time to wait & he is still seriously considering Detroit.  That being said Holland needs to improve the back end.  Something he has failed to do through free agency & through trade for 6 years.  Without that why should Babs stay? 

 

Because any other team looking for a coach will be worse than the one he's leaving? 




#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.