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#2571677 Time for Teemu?

Posted by kipwinger on 18 February 2015 - 10:18 AM

I agree Kip, I just really wish he spent more time in the minors. I do believe he would have been better off down in the AHL for another season... Oh well, he's not going down at this point...

 

You're right about that.  He could have used the seasoning.  I legitimately thought, after last year, that he was ready.  But I was wrong on that.  He definitely could have used more time to hone his power forward game down there. 




#2571667 Time for Teemu?

Posted by kipwinger on 18 February 2015 - 09:52 AM

Jurco will be fine.  He's on a nearly identical developmental trajectory as Abby.  As I've said over and over, he's expected to play a type of game in the NHL that he's never played in his life...without the benefit of learning it at the AHL level first.  It's going to take some time for him to produce consistent offense.  But that doesn't mean he won't.  Mark my words, by the time he's Abby's age he'll be a consistent 50 pts. player.  In the mean time, he'll play very solid defense, he'll be physical, and he'll work hard.  All of that will serve him well a few years down the line. 

 

p.s. All of this applies to Mantha too.  Just wait and see. 




#2571593 Getzlaf calls Ovechkin a diver, O says "I have hair"

Posted by kipwinger on 17 February 2015 - 09:44 PM

Getzlaf's a jackass.  I watched that game.  The slash he calls Ovie out on was DEFINITELY a slash, right on his hands, and Ovie didn't react much at all.  He shook his hand, and pulled his glove off to look at it, but that's normal.  He didn't throw his hand up, or act like he'd been chopped down.  Then again, we are talking about the guy who did this when he was losing to Detroit so maybe Ovie's on to something.

 

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#2571184 Are the Wings a Contender?

Posted by kipwinger on 16 February 2015 - 06:32 PM

How about making the playoffs first? There is still a lot off hockey to be played and lots of points to be had. I don't think they are a contender and too easy to play against which will be exploited if they make the playoffs. Right now the wings would be facing Pittsburgh ....

 

Oh no!  You mean we'd be playing a team that consistently under performs in the playoffs, with a goalie that'd only pedestrian when it matters, a mediocre defense, and who haven't had a single bit more success than the Wings lately, despite having two of the top five players in the world? 

 

I'm sure Babs' and the boys are paralyzed with fear. 




#2571160 Next Number to be retired

Posted by kipwinger on 16 February 2015 - 03:55 PM

Who's Lindstrom???


Hot new prospect out of the Swedish Elite League. He's only 190 lbs. Though so he's not worth a second look.


#2571117 Next Number to be retired

Posted by kipwinger on 16 February 2015 - 01:03 PM

I'm thinking Hasek. Buffalo already retired his number and he didn't even win a cup with them.

 

Retiring Hasek's number is a lot like retiring Chelios' number.  Clearly they're both deserving of the honor, but just not for this team (IMO). 




#2571113 Next Number to be retired

Posted by kipwinger on 16 February 2015 - 12:40 PM

Osgood, and nobody else.  Chris Osgood is one of the ten best players to ever play his position.  He's got the longevity, the hardware, and the numbers.  There's no objective measure of an excellent goalie that he doesn't possess in spades. 

 

Otherwise, I can't think of anybody else that deserves it. 




#2570442 All Purpose Grand Rapids Griffins Thread

Posted by kipwinger on 13 February 2015 - 08:41 PM

... Was a great game... Still lots of time left though...

 

Athanasiou looks amazing as expected. He hasn't missed a step after the injury. He looks even faster in the past couple games (if that's even possible...)


And just like that Athanasiou scores a goal on a beauty pass by Mantha.

 

Athanasiou makes Mantha better.  You can tell who drives the play on that line.  Athanasiou has been back for like three games, and Mantha got a goal and two assists in that time lol. 




#2570438 Good to see they're getting along

Posted by kipwinger on 13 February 2015 - 08:25 PM

Kip, do you think datsyuk and zetterbergs jerseys will be retired? ive always wondered....

 

 

I don't think their numbers will be.  I could see both of them getting the Hall of Fame, but getting your number retired by the Wings is even harder than getting into the Hall.  The only other guy that I'd consider putting in the rafters would be Osgood.  He's easily top ten all-time at his position and has all the credentials.  But even that, I'd admit, is arguable. 




#2570400 Good to see they're getting along

Posted by kipwinger on 13 February 2015 - 02:23 PM

 

Only chance he had is if he continued to play here and retired as a Red Wing. But it would still be doubtful.


 

You had to be "that guy" :lol:

 

I agree.  I prefer to see career Wings to the extent possible.  With Sergei it's about him leaving, but more importantly about WHEN he left.  I wouldn't really care if he had a long career in Detroit and then finished out in Russia, or if he bled Red and White and then left at the end for one final shot at the Cup.  But he left in his prime.  That's a no-go for me if you want to be immortalized at the Joe. 




#2570318 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by kipwinger on 12 February 2015 - 03:36 PM

Kip, you're such a s***.

 

Haha, I wouldn't have done that to anybody but Malik.  I can't stand that guy.  When I rib on Khan or Brendan Savage it's exactly that, me lightheartedly gassing on them.  Malik is a different story.  He and Helen St. James REALLY get my goat. 


 

Dude it's just a hockey blog. lol Relax.

 

Don't like his reporting? Don't read his stuff.

 

I don't really get why you felt so inclined to create an account, post several over the top attacks on him (till he would finally respond to you), and then come here to pat your self on the back with a "see what I did everyone!" attitude.

 

The whole thing was kind of sad to be honest.  And I'm not even a fan of Malik...

 

Sooooo just to be clear, you DON'T like how I behave on the internet?

 

Meh. 




#2570314 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by kipwinger on 12 February 2015 - 03:12 PM

 

You baited him pretty good, but his response was pretty juvenile and unprofessional.

 

Hey man, if you're going to fancy yourself a well spring of public information you'd better be prepared for the sting of public scrutiny.  I issue federal government policy statements to the public for a living.  You can imagine the kind of lunatics I deal with.  I have no sympathy for people who don't check facts before disseminating "information". 




#2570311 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by kipwinger on 12 February 2015 - 03:00 PM

And it's official, Malik had his freak out lol.  In its entirety...

 

"Excuse me, Bryan has been a trusted source for some time now, and as I was in the middle of work, Winging It asked McKenzie and got the answer before I could…

 

I’m sorry for “reporting” something that was incorrect, but please note that the headline, REPORT, is journalistic slang for, “THIS IS A REPORT, NOT NECESSARILY GOSPEL TRUTH.”

 

I’ve made my apology, Bryan has made a Twitter apology, the situation has been rectified. I’m not Brian *#$%@& Williams, and if you don’t like the way I operate, go read another blog.

 

Rule NUMBER ONE of my job is to not make s*** up—and I didn’t make this up—and rule NUMBER TWO is to cite my sources, which I did. I cited a false report, assuming that the veracity of the report was sound, that was not the case, and I’ve attempted to make amends. If that makes me a fraud in your eyes, you’re barking up a tree with a bear in it."

 

I'm especially fond of the part where he likens himself to a bear.  What a ******. 




#2570301 Nasty Business-Roussel ejected for cross-check to McQuaid's throat

Posted by kipwinger on 12 February 2015 - 01:49 PM

Fair enough...also to keep it hockey related, I mostly enjoyed reading about hockey. Wait, that's not right...okay, the books are better than the show. I'm done now.

 

Lol.  Touche. 




#2570297 Nasty Business-Roussel ejected for cross-check to McQuaid's throat

Posted by kipwinger on 12 February 2015 - 01:38 PM

 

Aw, hell no, you did NOT just go there...

 

To keep it hockey related, let me just say this...Game of Thrones is to quality television what enforcers are to quality hockey playing.