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#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. 




#2577619 Red Wings acquire Marek Zidlicky from NJ for Cond. 2016 3rd Round Pick

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

So I'm assuming our pairings look like this now?

 

Kron-Ericsson

Marchenko-Dekeyser

Zidlicky-Quincey

Smith

 

Or no?




#2577295 Red Wings acquire Erik Cole, conditional 3rd from Stars

Posted by kipwinger on 02 March 2015 - 10:54 AM

More evidence that Holland has lost it.

 

Petry was just traded for a 2nd and a conditional 5th to the Habs.

The type of player they were hoping to get, a basic upgrade on Alexi

 

Holland gives up two, players that could have at least added depth or grown in trade value AND a second for a player 10 years older who is arguably as good as Cleary when you have decent depth to begin with... 

 

Not saying it was a damaging trade... it just is another example where another team is able to get more for less. 

 

Cole is arguably as good as Cleary? 

 

Lol. 

 

Zero credibility after saying that. 


"@Bill_Roose: Erik Cole will wear No. 72 in Detroit. He'll be first #RedWings player to don that number since Motor City Smitty (Brad Smith) in 1984-85."

 

Why O Why isn't Brendan Smith nicknamed "Motor City Smitty"?  I'd cut him some slack if this could catch on. 


According to THN, the Leafs want Smith for Phaneuf...any takers?




#2577119 Red Wings acquire Erik Cole, conditional 3rd from Stars

Posted by kipwinger on 02 March 2015 - 12:15 AM

If Illitch really wanted Yzerman to replace Holland, you don't think he could have done this? Pretty sure a franchise that has helped Russians defect, could force a current GM to step aside. To me, Ilitch was trying to do some damage control when Yzerman left (for the sake of fans like you) by saying "I love Stevie, I did everything I could to get him to stay", when really he was probably thinking "I love Stevie, but Kenny's the best GM in the NHL, so I probably shouldn't force him to give up his job to a rookie GM"

Just my opinion, of course.

 

Not to mention, I'm not sure that giving former players important jobs within the organization is such a good thing.  Especially if they haven't proven themselves.  I don't care if Maltby is a scout, or Draper is an assistant.  But I would be very reluctant to make a former player the GM or Coach or President of the team just because it would be popular with the fans. 

 

Wanna know why?

 

These guys...

 

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#2577109 Red Wings acquire Erik Cole, conditional 3rd from Stars

Posted by kipwinger on 01 March 2015 - 11:59 PM

Sooooo, the Cole trade was a good one then?  Or bad?  I'm confused by this thread? 

 

Does Holland suck for the Cole thing or no?  I mean, I already know he sucks for not giving his job to a less qualified dude, just because said dude is a feel good story.  But does he suck for the trade? 




#2577101 Red Wings acquire Erik Cole, conditional 3rd from Stars

Posted by kipwinger on 01 March 2015 - 11:47 PM

 

SMITTY IS YANDLE/PRUST ALL IN ONE. I love him.

 

Reilly's brother was recently described by one of our peers as "a dynamic two way defenseman".  If Cole punched somebody, he'd be an "elite power forward" in no time.