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#2539680 Devils Sign Tootoo

Posted by kipwinger on 10 October 2014 - 08:40 AM

Tootoo Ruutu Gionta... say that five times fast, Daneyko.

 

I can guarantee you one thing, if Tootoo and Ruutu are on the same line you'd better keep your head on a swivel.  




#2539678 Kindl on the block

Posted by kipwinger on 10 October 2014 - 08:31 AM

The easiest way to tell that your defensemen are sucking hard?

 

They only give up one goal against an early season conference favorite. 

 

Horrible. 




#2539352 Your hockey-rituals before season openers

Posted by kipwinger on 09 October 2014 - 05:45 PM

In college I used to stay up the night before drinking ice beer and watching all my favorite hockey movies before skipping class the next day and getting to the bar...early.  I tend to think that would be frowned upon these days.




#2539311 10/9 GDT : Bruins 1 at Red Wings 2.

Posted by kipwinger on 09 October 2014 - 01:46 PM

 

Why else do you think I married her?

 

Awesome. 




#2539305 Gotta Love Bryz

Posted by kipwinger on 09 October 2014 - 01:35 PM

Who has two thumbs and is The Bryz' biggest fan?

 

This guy.

 




#2539304 10/9 GDT : Bruins 1 at Red Wings 2.

Posted by kipwinger on 09 October 2014 - 01:32 PM

That is goose's pre game ritual

 

 

I thought this was...

 

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#2539296 10/9 GDT : Bruins 1 at Red Wings 2.

Posted by kipwinger on 09 October 2014 - 01:00 PM

Right. The only line I don't like is the top line.

 

Well, I wouldn't go that far.  I obviously don't like the top line.  I would prefer the current second line actually be the third line.  And I'd prefer Joakim Andersson go the f*** away.  But other than that I suppose it's as good as it's going to be until Datsyuk gets back and Weiss figures out the secret handshake or whatever Babs needs in order to accept his bona fides. 




#2539287 10/9 GDT : Bruins 1 at Red Wings 2.

Posted by kipwinger on 09 October 2014 - 12:29 PM

As much as the forward lines make me want to puke, I will say that there's potential for the Nyquist-Helm-Nestrasil line to do a little damage.  It's the same basic dynamic as the Tatar-Sheahan-Jurco line except that Nyquist is a little better offensively than Tatar and Jurco is a little better than Nestrasil. 




#2539274 more NHL wisdom: Chris Pronger may work for Dept of Player Safety

Posted by kipwinger on 09 October 2014 - 11:55 AM

Was Freddy Kruger not available?




#2539272 10/9 GDT : Bruins 1 at Red Wings 2.

Posted by kipwinger on 09 October 2014 - 11:54 AM

Was she friends with Betsy Ross?

 

 

 

Friends?  More like besties.




#2539238 Datsyuk to play Thursday? Weiss to be a healthy scratch?

Posted by kipwinger on 09 October 2014 - 10:33 AM

I dunno.....Maybe it's the scotch I'm usually enjoying in the evening hours when I watch hockey.....Franzen doesn't look like he's giving 100% a good portion of the night, and he seems to be getting pushed, or knocked down along the boards more often than not.

 

It's been said numerous times before...Babs is more or less forced to give the Mule top 6 ice time since there's few options...I'd much rather see the young guys get more ice time.

 

I'm not saying Mule is a workaholic or anything.  But I don't think he's "a soft, lazy, floater" either.  If you haven't noticed, once people around here (and around hockey in general) start saying something, it keeps getting said no matter how much evidence there is to the contrary.  Babcock was using Franzen on the PK last year...before the injuries started to happen.  He didn't have to, he chose to.  Somehow I doubt that the hockey coach equivalent of IBM's Deep Blue supercomputer would use a lazy, soft, stupid, weak, pathetic, spineless, ***** on the PK just for kicks. 




#2539235 Datsyuk to play Thursday? Weiss to be a healthy scratch?

Posted by kipwinger on 09 October 2014 - 10:17 AM

 

I think the Wings are very easy to play against physically.  The big guys aren't known for their hitting.  Franzen is big and skilled, but doesn't really battle for pucks.  Team speed is supposed to be our real strength, but that didn't really work for us when playing against a team like Boston.  

 

We're certainly not as  physical as Boston.  Good thing we don't play them 82 times every season.  Also, I don't think Franzen is as big a pattycake as everyone makes him out  to be.  He battled along the walls all the time.  Babcock wouldn't play him as much as he does if Franzen didn't. 




#2539234 10/9 GDT : Bruins 1 at Red Wings 2.

Posted by kipwinger on 09 October 2014 - 10:15 AM

For f***s sake, I was really looking forward to the DeKeyser - Smith pairing... Babcock decided to scrap that and go back to the DeKeyser - Kindl, Quincey - Smith pairings...

 

Something has to be up with Weiss. There is no way he should be scratched over a number of guys in the lineup tonight...


Samuelsson scored the first Red Wings goal of the 2013-14 season, any predictions on who will score the first of this season? I'm going to say Tatar, sexy feed from Jurco.

 

 

A great American poet once said "Is it worth it, let me work it, I put my thing down, flip it and reverse it". 

 

Truer words have never been spoken.  And in that spirit of flipping it and reversing it I'm going to guess Jurco scores on a sexy feed from Tatar. 

 

God Bless the Detroit Red Wings, and God Bless Missy Elliott. 
 




#2539224 Datsyuk to play Thursday? Weiss to be a healthy scratch?

Posted by kipwinger on 09 October 2014 - 09:26 AM

On the plus side, this might be the biggest group of forwards we've played in a while. A pretty decent mix of size to go with the smaller, faster skilled guys.

 

Abdlekader

Franzen

Sheahan

Jurco

Nestrasil

Andersson

 

Half of the forwards at least  6'1"/200 lbs.

 

I know Franzen and Andersson aren't overly physical, but as a Wings fan, I'll take what I can get.

 

I don't think "being physical" matters at much as people tend to think.  Many fans (around the league) think if you're big and you're not playing like Backes or Lucic then you're "easy to play against".  Which is likely not true.  Obviously its harder to play against guys like that, but it's probably no walk in the park trying to body up Franzen for 60 minutes.  No matter how "physical" he is (or isn't), he's still 225 lbs. of forward that you've got to try and contain for an entire game. 

 

So in short, I agree lol. 




#2539204 10/9 GDT : Bruins 1 at Red Wings 2.

Posted by kipwinger on 09 October 2014 - 08:17 AM

It's the most, wonderful time...of the year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!