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#2514362 Injury Updates

Posted by kipwinger on 23 April 2014 - 01:00 PM

@DetroitRedWings: UPDATE: Henrik Zetterberg said he will talk to the team doctors before making a decision about tomorrow #RedWings

Wow!!!

 

Here's hoping, because the Wings definitely look like a team without a Captain. 

 

Zetterberg-Datsyuk-Abby

Franzen-Legwand-Nyquist

Tatar-Sheahan-Jurco

Miller-Helm-Glendening

 

Yes please.




#2514218 ADQF | Game 3 | Boston 3 @ Detroit 0, BOS leads series 2-1

Posted by kipwinger on 22 April 2014 - 11:24 PM

 

This whole thing is just insane. Babs is just bracing Jurco and Kindl for next year, when a) Jurco is back in GRs and b) Kindl is on the 2nd pairing.  :w00t:

 

 

 

This whole thing is just insane. Babs is just bracing Jurco and Kindl for next year, when a) Jurco is back in GRs and b) Kindl is on the 2nd pairing.  :w00t:

 

The only thing that I can think of is that the man we know as "Mike Babcock" is actually a performance artist named Skye Rainwater who got his liberal arts degree from UC Berkley.  For years Skye had toyed with the theory that the American public was getting slower, duller, and more obtuse by the second.  It's not hard to imagine someone from UC Berkley holding such an opinion.  Eventually, Skye found an opportunity to prove his theory when Gary Bettman cruelly tricked Marian Illitch into biting an apple from the Tree of Knowledge, thus tearing the organizations' decision makers out of their pre-2005 enlightenment and into the dark age of "parity" and "Mike Babcock". 

 

Ever since that fateful day, Red Wings fans have been the subject of hockey's biggest social experiment.  The man we know as Mike Babcock (aka Skye Rainwater) does the dumbest s*** possible all the time...yet cleverly misdirects scrutiny by consistently uttering meaningless platitudes such as tonight's postgame "You shouldn’t give up easy access to your blue line" and "The second thing is we got to have a better plan and execution on our power play". 

 

Convinced that nobody will notice, his idiotic decision making and meaningless gibberish will continue until one day the Messiah will return, flanked by the Mahdi, and Dale Earnhardt (R.I.P) to vanquish the serpent (Bettman), send Skye Rainwater back to bowels of California, and promote Jeff Blashill to coach the Detroit Red Wings.

 

Blashill's first act as newly appointed head coach, and survivor of the fight between good and evil... 

 

REUNITING THE f****** FRANZEN-LEGWAND-AND NYQUIST LINE!




#2514205 ADQF | Game 3 | Boston 3 @ Detroit 0, BOS leads series 2-1

Posted by kipwinger on 22 April 2014 - 11:00 PM

If you've got an analytical mind and you really want to piss yourself off, mosey on over to the box score and have a look at the ice times for various Red Wings.  Here's a couple fun things that stand out...

 

1.  Jurco and Legwand nearly had as little 5-on-5 ice time as Shawn Thornton:  If these two didn't run a train on Bab's wife to get in his doghouse, they probably should now so they'll at least deserve the punishment. 

 

2.  Andersson, 8:17 seconds:  If you aren't going to play him why call him up?  Surely Bertuzzi is better than Andersson for 8 minutes a night.  

 

3.  Kindl, 18:02:  Lol. 

 

4. Legwand, 15 shifts:  2 more than Jordan Caron, Boston's worst player.  7 fewer than Brian Lashoff, our worst player. 




#2513864 ADQF | Game 3 | Boston 3 @ Detroit 0, BOS leads series 2-1

Posted by kipwinger on 22 April 2014 - 08:11 PM

 

The thing is, that's basically what got this team to the playoffs.

 

The line of Nyquist, Franzen, and Legwand got us to the playoffs.  That's it.  And they have yet to play one single second together over the two debacles that have been games 2 and 3.




#2513835 ADQF | Game 3 | Boston 3 @ Detroit 0, BOS leads series 2-1

Posted by kipwinger on 22 April 2014 - 08:05 PM

I get the feeling that Mike Babcock truly believes that if you just want it enough, and compete like hell, and bring it every single day, that you actually CAN squeeze blood from a stone.




#2513466 ADQF | Game 3 | Boston 3 @ Detroit 0, BOS leads series 2-1

Posted by kipwinger on 22 April 2014 - 07:08 PM

Who would have thought that a bunch of lines that have never played together before Friday would have no chemistry and look terrible against the best team in the league?  Bueller?  Bueller?




#2513116 Lines/Lineup changes for Game 3 (Home game 1)?

Posted by kipwinger on 22 April 2014 - 01:51 PM

Legwand on the fourth line again tonight huh?  Mike Babcock ladies and gentleman.  Only coach in the league to bury a 50 point player on the fourth line while his team struggles for offense. 

 

Best coach in the league.




#2512962 ECQF - Series C - Penguins versus Blue Jackets

Posted by kipwinger on 21 April 2014 - 08:13 PM

Dude, I don't think anybody in the league would want to play Columbus after watching these last three games.  They skate their asses off, hit everything that moves, and have some pretty talented offensive players.  They're an upset waiting to happen.


And as soon as I say that the Pens tie it up...puke.




#2512844 Lines/Lineup changes for Game 3 (Home game 1)?

Posted by kipwinger on 21 April 2014 - 08:33 AM

Dats and Nyquist don't work.  Dats and Nyquist don't work.  How many times do we have to generate zero offense before we realize...Dats and Nyquist don't work?




#2511701 Lucic Spearing DeKeyser

Posted by kipwinger on 20 April 2014 - 01:42 AM

I'm not holding my breath, but I'm hoping you're right.

 

Unless the refs are hiding under rocks between games - they'll more than likely have seen this, and will hopefully keep a closer eye on Lucic, and the rest of the Bruins.


If you're gonna spear a guy in the family jewels the least you could do is buy him a lap dance at the 'Windsor Ballet'.


Agreed.

 

AS much as I love that brand of hockey - the Wings simply aren't built for that sort of play.

 

If it won us the Stanley Cup, I'd take him out to dinner and kiss him on the neck afterward.




#2511693 ECQF - Series C - Penguins versus Blue Jackets

Posted by kipwinger on 20 April 2014 - 12:26 AM

So Ryan Johansen is af****** monster.  How do we get a hold of him?  Seriously, this kid is the league's next superstar. 




#2511692 WCQF - Series F - Blues vs. Blackhawks

Posted by kipwinger on 20 April 2014 - 12:19 AM

Knocked cold.  Wakes up.  Sees scrum.  Tries to get into the fray. 

 

Backes is a beast.  Hope he's ok.




#2511442 Lucic Spearing DeKeyser

Posted by kipwinger on 19 April 2014 - 12:18 PM

Sucks for Dekeyser, but I'm ok with this happening.  Sure Lucic will only get a slap on the wrist, but next game I'll be surprised if the Bruins get the benefit of the doubt on anything.  All close calls will go against them, we'll get the powerplays, the frustration will grow, thus leading to more stupid s*** from them, and more powerplays for us.




#2510390 Kyle Quincey Appreciation thread

Posted by kipwinger on 18 April 2014 - 08:43 AM

For one, I actually do appreciate Kyle Quincey.  All he ever did this season was average over 20:00 minutes a night on a depleted blueline for 82 games.  Along the way he put up respectable numbers in all major defensive defenseman stats, including hits, blocked shots, takeaways, and penalty kill TOI.  Was he as good as Kronwall or Ericsson?  No.  But he earned his paycheck this year despite being much maligned. 

 

Only on LGW can a guy get snarky cheapshots thrown at him for playing big minutes each game, EVERY game, in the most grueling schedule in professional sports. 

 

Atta boy Kyle Quincey!  Here's one guy (at least) who thinks you earned it. 




#2510386 4/18 ECQF Game 1 GDT: Red Wings 1 @ Bruins 0. DET leads series 1-0

Posted by kipwinger on 18 April 2014 - 08:23 AM

Is anyone else as pumped as I am today?  I mean, seriously pumped?  A lot of good games the last two days and now...finally...it's our turn!  Anybody see that St. Louis win last night.  How can you not love playoff hockey?  Tonight can't come fast enough.