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#2500418 Backes on playing against Malkin and Crosby

Posted by kipwinger on 24 March 2014 - 01:44 PM

 

Agreed.  Frankly I kind of hate him because of how he plays when it's against the Wings, but he's the kind of guy who plays on the edge that I'd like to have on the Wings.  

 

Yeah, I feel about Backes the way I always felt about Shane Doan.  The guy's awesome as hell but I cringe everytime I think about our guys going on the ice with him. 




#2500408 Callahan called up from GR.....

Posted by kipwinger on 24 March 2014 - 01:16 PM

I mostly agree with you, but I also think he didn't have enough time to get comfortable. I'm also not in love with the fact that Babs threw him in the deep end and made him kill penalties right away, even though he did a decent job on the PK.

 

I mean, I definitely don't think he looked terrible.  I just think he looked like he was in a bit over his head, like Sheahan did in call ups the first couple of years.  The good thing for Ferraro is the fact that he's got legit NHL speed.  If he can keep his focus on defense and pk he'll have a job just because he can skate.




#2500397 Callahan called up from GR.....

Posted by kipwinger on 24 March 2014 - 12:36 PM

They do NOT want Tootoo in the lineup at all then, I guess.

 

No sense in calling him up, Babs will only play him 5 minutes a game so it's a wasted roster spot. 




#2500391 Backes on playing against Malkin and Crosby

Posted by kipwinger on 24 March 2014 - 12:20 PM

I don't get the fascination some of you have with this guy. Is this thread just another excuse to dream about getting him to the Wings? Because that quote seems like what anyone would say about going up against Sid and Malkin.

 

I can't speak for everyone else but my fascination with him has a lot to do with the fact that he's a huge powerforward who's a stud defensively, chips in 20-25 goals and 50+ pts. a season, hits like a truck, plays hard every shift of every game, is a consummate leader, and doesn't seem overly douchey as a person.  But that's just me.




#2500380 Callahan called up from GR.....

Posted by kipwinger on 24 March 2014 - 11:55 AM

I'm fine with this.  Ferraro was ok, I guess.  But his speed covered up for the fact that he wasn't prepared for the speed of the NHL game, and the effects that this has on your decision making threshold.  He was hurried, and played like he was hurried.




#2499373 Franzen calls out team

Posted by kipwinger on 22 March 2014 - 07:55 PM

We haven't lost since Franzen made is statement.  Coincidence?  I don't think so.




#2499325 Is the Real Brendan Smith Finally Starting the Show Up?

Posted by kipwinger on 22 March 2014 - 05:30 PM

Cmon kip - even you have to admit Smith was great tonight... building on previous games like I think he has been doing lately. Showed up on the scoresheet tonight for you too.

 

He didn't really do much good or bad last game, and he was good today.  Keep doing that and I'm happy.  I'm all for Smith turning into something good, it's not like I want the kid to fail.  I just don't see any need to make excuses for him when he's playing badly.  I get the feeling that some fans feel like if they say "Smith is playing like s***" that he'll magically disappear.  It's ok to criticize him when it's appropriate.  It's ok to praise him when it's appropriate too.  Go look at the GDT and you'll see a big "atta boy" to Smith with my name on it.  If he keep it up he'll get more. 

 

And if Quincey has another stud game like he did in Pittsburgh, and plays almost thirty minutes with HUGE pk time, I'll praise him too.  Because it's not against the law to say something good about Quincey either.




#2499193 3/22 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Wild 2

Posted by kipwinger on 22 March 2014 - 03:32 PM

:lol:

Sentimentality is powerful. I've been a vegetarian for years.

 

Boooooooooooooooooooooooooo!




#2499179 3/22 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Wild 2

Posted by kipwinger on 22 March 2014 - 03:28 PM

Don't be stupid.

 

You're new, so let me break off a piece of advice for you.  This is sort of frowned upon around here.  Disagree all you want, Lord know I do, but don't act like this.  It creates a combative atmosphere that has a tendency to spiral out of control.  We don't want this forum turning into the comments section on Mlive.




#2499057 3/22 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Wild 2

Posted by kipwinger on 22 March 2014 - 02:44 PM

we agree on something!

 

We probably agree on lots of things, I'd imagine.  Just not Brendan Smith.




#2499049 3/22 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Wild 2

Posted by kipwinger on 22 March 2014 - 02:41 PM

Sheahan is a hellish good passer.




#2498711 Is the Real Brendan Smith Finally Starting the Show Up?

Posted by kipwinger on 21 March 2014 - 03:37 PM

Did Smith piss in your cheerios? He had a very good game. He went up against crosby a number of times and came out of it with the puck. Aside from his dumb moment against Edmonton he has been very good over the last 4 games. He is showing poise - and Kronner isn't just covering up for him - I haven't seen Kronner have to straight up bail smith out when they played together - its more that he has a partner that is confident and supports him. 

Quincey, although he has played much better defensively lately (credit due), still gives the puck away way too much - this tends to be a stretch pass that gets intercepted at our blue line that comes back for a shot. 

 

This is what I'm talking about.  You're using turnovers to criticize Quincey and willfully ignoring the fact that Smith has MORE of them.  It is a FACT that despite almost 3 fewer minutes on ice per game (average), Smith still has MORE turnovers.  And here you are saying Quincey's bad because he turns the puck over too much. 

 

Am I eating crazy pills?  Quincey plays more even strength and special teams, has more hits, more blocked shots, fewer giveaways, more takeaways, more shots, more goals, and fewer missed shots. 

 

Smith has five fewer penalties, and four more assists than Quincey.  That's it.  In no other way is he a better player, and yet everyone around here will defend him to the death and blame Quincey to the moon.

 

Smith didn't piss in my cheerios.  I do, however, get frustrated when purported "intelligent" fans A) don't see that Smith isn't all that good (yet), and B) blame his mediocre play on someone else (as if his failure to shoot, hit, block shots, pass, or take the puck away is somehow Kindl, Lashoff, or Quincey's fault).




#2498650 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by kipwinger on 21 March 2014 - 12:02 PM

 

And he'd make that top line quicker as well.

 

But OMFG will he go stand in front of the GOALIE!!!!!!!!!!!!???????????

 

'Cuz if not, better resign Bert. 'Cuz we won a bunch of games that time Homer stood in front of the net back in 2008.

 

Are you insinuating that our offensive attack is unimaginative and at times formulaic?  How dare you!

 

To get over my anger I'm going to go watch youtube videos of the Wings force feeding point shots on the Power Play with no success and then silently weep as I pine for 2008.




#2498637 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by kipwinger on 21 March 2014 - 11:37 AM

I'd like to see at least a pre-season game with Z-Dats-Mantha.

 

I'd honestly like to see Z-Dats-Jurco.  He's a big strong kid, and he's really good on the boards.  Plus, Nyquist-Sheahan-Tatar are murdering it. 




#2498633 James Neal Cross-Check to Glendening's Head [GIF] - Suspension?

Posted by kipwinger on 21 March 2014 - 11:34 AM

Should have been a 5 minute major and he should have been tossed for the blatant headshot.


The cross check shouldn't have been made in the first place.  And whether the "intent" was for the shoulder, he ultimately cross checked him in the head and the end result is a head shot.  Suspendable offence? Yes.  Repeat offender? Very much so.  3 games will maybe teach that idiot more of a lesson than a measley 1 game, though I think 5 would send a better message, cause Neal is repeatedly a dirty player.


Orpik loves hitting from behind and taking guys knees out.  He's no stranger to Q like cross checking sessions as well and unlike the Wings, his interference isn't "subtle".

 

Based on what you've just said I can conclude that you think interference makes a guy "dirty" and also that you think Kyle Quincey is a "dirty" player (since you just used "Q like" to explain why Orpik is dirty). 

 

Quincey is not a dirty player.  Also, interference doesn't make one a dirty player.  If you feel differently fine, but I question your logic. 

 

Also, for a guy who "loves hitting from behind and taking guys knees out" he has remarkably few penalties every year, only topping 70 PIMs once in the last seven seasons.  He also has only had two major penalties in the last six seasons despite playing huge minutes in almost every game and not ever missing serious time with injury. 

 

He's just not dirty dude, no matter how hard you hate the Pens.