Jump to content


kipwinger's Photo

kipwinger

Member Since 31 May 2011
Offline Last Active Today, 12:31 AM
***--

#2577095 Red Wings acquire Erik Cole, conditional 3rd from Stars

Posted by kipwinger on 01 March 2015 - 11:41 PM

If I was Erik Cole, I'd come into Detroit and get in a fight the first game I played.  If you punch someone your first game, you can be completely pedestrian the rest of your time here and everyone will still love you.  Just ask Brendan Smith. 




#2577086 Red Wings acquire Erik Cole, conditional 3rd from Stars

Posted by kipwinger on 01 March 2015 - 11:36 PM

I've found that being super condescending is a great way to get people to consider my point!

wait

 

Yeah, suuuuure it is.  Because you're so super, duper, ultra smart.  Riiiiiiiiiiight.  I never condescend, and that's the best way to get people to listen.  But I wouldn't expect a girl like you to understand that. 

 

:bye1:




#2577083 Red Wings acquire Erik Cole, conditional 3rd from Stars

Posted by kipwinger on 01 March 2015 - 11:35 PM

Yo, Kip. You like trade?

 

Yeah, I'm fine with it.  I've said for a few weeks that we needed another Abby.  We got one today.  I can't complain.  Still think we're in trouble without a scoring defenseman though. 




#2577077 Red Wings acquire Erik Cole, conditional 3rd from Stars

Posted by kipwinger on 01 March 2015 - 11:30 PM

Lol.  Holland's overrated because his assistants are the ones who really do all the scouting, drafting,  development?

 

If that's the standard, Holland is even better than you think.  Because back when he was the Director of Amateur Scouting the Red Wings scouted and drafted Osgood, Konstantinov, Lidstrom, Lapointe, Fedorov, McCarty, Drake...

 

He's held, and excelled, at almost every single job in the organization because he's incredibly competent.  No matter what the position, he's excelled at it.  To say otherwise is laughable. 




#2576948 Red Wings acquire Erik Cole, conditional 3rd from Stars

Posted by kipwinger on 01 March 2015 - 09:00 PM

I like it.  Cole should help play near the crease, which is something I wanted.  And we didn't give up too much to get him.  Backman made his own bed, so I'm not heart broken about that.  Janmark is a good prospect with a lot of upside, but you've got to give to get.  I remember when we traded Jarnkrok and sudden he became a "bust" that was too small, or too Euro, or too far down the depth chart.  None of that is true, and isn't about Janmark either.  But if he had no value, I doubt Nill would have wanted him.  This helps us now, without sacrificing much later.  I'm fine with it.




#2575623 2/26 GDT : Red Wings 3 at San Jose Sharks 2

Posted by kipwinger on 27 February 2015 - 02:03 PM

I can agree with that. I meant that the overall number doesn't matter when you're just judging a call on an individual basis. If it's a s***ty call it's a s***ty call so to speak, whether there's 4 in a game or 8. Saying that the Wings are benefitting more from bad calls this year I'd say is accurate. Don't know why it is, the style of game they play?

 

And I don't mind calling a spade a spade.  A bad call IS a bad call, no matter who it's for or against.  What irritates me is this persistent need to bellyache when a call goes against us, as if none have ever gone in our favor. 

 

As far as why we get calls?  I don't know.  However, I'd venture to guess it's partially because A) we're good, and bad teams (or teams playing badly) tend to take more penalties, and B) we're historically very disciplined (so we get the benefit of the doubt). 




#2575609 2/26 GDT : Red Wings 3 at San Jose Sharks 2

Posted by kipwinger on 27 February 2015 - 01:15 PM

 

Only difference is that we have legitimate gripes against the officiating, whereas most other fans can only regurgitate the "subtle interferencceeee!!!!" nonsense they memorized from Edzo. 

 

I literally LOL'd when I saw them complaining that the Wings dive, not recognizing that their own team makes Olympic divers jealous. 

 

We don't have legitimate gripes about the officiating.  That's the problem.  We're consistently one of the LEAST PENALIZED teams in the league.  AND we're consistently GIVEN THE MOST POWERPLAYS. 

 

Very few, if any, teams go to the box less, or go on the man advantage more.  Them's the facts.  I'd give the theory some credence if we never got a powerplay, or if we were always in the box.  But neither of those things are true. 

 

But for whatever reason our fans have internalized this belief that everybody is out to get them.  Bettman hates us.  The refs are throwing games.  The media doesn't recognize our star players. 

 

It's all bologna.  SUPER, duper, annoying bologna. 




#2575602 2/26 GDT : Red Wings 3 at San Jose Sharks 2

Posted by kipwinger on 27 February 2015 - 12:54 PM

Decided to read the Sharks GDT on HFBoards.....Mother of God. Same usual nonsense, "refs refuse to call penalties on the wings", "subtle interference", "refs love the wings", "typical diving red wings", LOL. 

 

Makes it even sweeter to beat a team whose fans are that clueless. 

 

Read back through our GDT.  It's no different.  Our insistence that the refs are A) out to get us, B) the reason we're playing bad is EASILY the most annoying thing about our fan base.  We'd win the President's Trophy every year if it weren't for the refs and/or Jakub Kindl. 




#2575572 Sounds like the New York "Islanders" are no more...

Posted by kipwinger on 27 February 2015 - 10:22 AM

It's more likely that they change the name to the Brooklyn Islanders.  Brooklyn is ON Long Island for those of you that are geographically challenged. 




#2575568 2/26 GDT : Red Wings 3 at San Jose Sharks 2

Posted by kipwinger on 27 February 2015 - 10:09 AM

 

Dang, sounds like a rough couple of minutes for Reilly's brother.  Hope he's alright.  That Smith-Dekeyser defensive pairing is too vital to our continued success...err...yeah. 




#2575210 2/26 GDT : Red Wings 3 at San Jose Sharks 2

Posted by kipwinger on 26 February 2015 - 11:16 PM

We're not shooting.  And we're spending all of our time trying to stop them from shooting.  Seems like we're executing Babs' game plan perfectly. 




#2575063 Lindros suing Paul Stewart

Posted by kipwinger on 26 February 2015 - 07:21 PM

Sooo, if I'm understanding this correctly Eric Lindos wants to prove he's not a douchebag by suing someone?  Good plan numb nuts.  Lol.




#2574824 2/24 GDT : Red Wings 0 at Kings 1

Posted by kipwinger on 25 February 2015 - 04:32 PM

 

Same. But you know Jimmy will get the start. I'll be VERY surprised if he doesn't. I want Jimmy to do well, just like many of us do. Nothing against him whatsoever, but I think Gus could push him out of the #1 spot if given the chance.

 

Jonas Gustavsson couldn't push James Reimer out of the #1 spot in Toronto give copious chances.  I'm not sure he's going to outplay Jimmy over the long haul. 




#2574492 Going To My First Wings Game - Suggestions?

Posted by kipwinger on 24 February 2015 - 10:16 PM

Only one piece of advise...

 

Keep your head on a swivel.  That's what you gotta do when you find yourself in a vicious cockfight!




#2574467 2/24 GDT : Red Wings 0 at Kings 1

Posted by kipwinger on 24 February 2015 - 07:54 PM

Agreed, Dats in amazing.  But how insane is it that Ovechkin is ahead of a world class player like Datsyuk and he's only 29?  Dude is an absolute freak of nature.