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#2555829 Babcock "I don't think it will be my final year here"

Posted by kipwinger on 11 December 2014 - 02:32 PM

*sigh* as long as it doesn't come from the insiders all these  rumors are just that rumors.

 

The media seems to have a hard time getting a simple fact:

Babcock won't negotiate during the season, period.

 

I'm already prepared to see him coaching Crosby & Co. next year

 

No doubt.  Stupid suck ass media.  All they do is speculate and fear monger.  Not the kind of thing frankgrimes is into.  Nope.  No way.  Errr....wait

 

"I'm already prepared to see him coaching Crosby & Co. next year" - frankgrimes




#2555825 Vaya con dios Damien Brunner

Posted by kipwinger on 11 December 2014 - 02:25 PM

Nestrasil picked up, Brunner left in the bin.  What a wacky world we live in. 




#2555776 12/10 GDT - Maple Leafs 2 at Red Wings 1 (SO)

Posted by kipwinger on 11 December 2014 - 09:39 AM

Bombay did. He put Julie "The Cat" Gaffney in for Goldberg when Gunnar was shooting for Iceland. :hehe:

 

Damn, that's what I get for not reading all the way to the end.  I saw that post and thought for sure I'd be the first to comment lol. 

 

Well played.


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#2555775 12/10 GDT - Maple Leafs 2 at Red Wings 1 (SO)

Posted by kipwinger on 11 December 2014 - 09:29 AM

Has anyone actually ever switched goaltenders for the shootout? 

 

Coach Gordon Bombay once swapped backup Julie "The Cat" Gaffney with starter Greg Goldberg because her quick glove hand provided an edge against Team Iceland sniper Gunnar Stahl, who favored shooting high glove in the shootout.     


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#2555240 12/10 GDT - Maple Leafs 2 at Red Wings 1 (SO)

Posted by kipwinger on 10 December 2014 - 12:41 PM

If Bernier is in goal win it for him :

 

nelson-mandela-400.jpg

 

LGW !

 

I remember watching him play when I was a kid.  To this day he's still the best athlete I've ever seen. 




#2555216 12/10 GDT - Maple Leafs 2 at Red Wings 1 (SO)

Posted by kipwinger on 10 December 2014 - 09:46 AM

Franzen, Weiss, and Sheahan should theoretically be able to murder just about any third line in the league.  Theoretically. 




#2555125 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by kipwinger on 09 December 2014 - 04:57 PM

"I know some (people) were saying that we don't have a shot for a playoff (spot), but I'm surprised you can say it with the big names in this locker room," Tatar said. "If we stay healthy we might actually have a shot at the (Stanley) Cup."

 

How do you not like this guy?




#2555076 Honest question for everyone.

Posted by kipwinger on 09 December 2014 - 11:58 AM

But I also never said he wasn't bad defensively either. I believe the best I said about his defense this year was average?

To me I try to separate what I feel is players potential and what the facts are. When speaking about smith it's mostly about his potential(except his offense which last year was good but not where it needs to be).

Like Tatar could potentially be a 30 goal a year guy. But it would be wrong of me to label him as such now right?

Tatar is terrible defensively but I don't feel the need to rag on him constantly(like you do with smith).

 

So why not talk about all of Weiss' potential?  You had no problem harping on him and ignoring how great an impact he could "potentially" have on this lineup.  Instead you acted like it was the worst signing Holland ever made.  If you're all about judging on potential how'd you miss that?

 

Like I said, this is just you trying to justify yourself after the fact.  If you were consistent in your analysis of players you'd have to A) give all players (including the ones you don't like) credit for their potential, or B) Judge all players (including the ones you do like) based on their current play. 

 

You do neither, and both.  You gloss over the shortcomings of players you like, based on their potential benefits, and you harp on players you don't like based on their current play.  It's a not so clever way for you to avoid saying anything that could be wrong.  People do it all the time.  You're not some special case.




#2555074 Senators fire head coach MacLean

Posted by kipwinger on 09 December 2014 - 11:50 AM

Edmonton does not want to win.  They want to draft McDavid.  They'll change coaches after the season. 




#2555052 Honest question for everyone.

Posted by kipwinger on 09 December 2014 - 09:44 AM

How long do you have to see a player or team doing something before you put a label on them?

Like for example I've seen people call Franzen a 30 goal a year scorer even though he has done it once.

I'm just curious what peoples timelines are for putting a label on someone.

For me it's 2-3 years.


That's why I've personally given Weiss the injury prone tag cause that's how his last few years have been. But if he stays healthy for the rest of this year and next then I'll remove that injury prone label and pencil him in as a reliable second line player(hopefully center).

I only ask because people call me negative by using this method. But I feel that usin a 2-3 year rule is the best way to form an educated guess.

The last two years the wings finished 8th. So my educated guess was they'll finish in the 6th-10th range just because that's been the trend.

If Tatar scores 30 goals this year some people will consider that enough to label him a 30 goal a year guy? I want to see it for two years back to back or two out of three.

Some people jumped on the helm bandwagon last year when he scored at a higher rate than he ever did. I was called negative for saying that won't continue because of several years of stats showing that.


Would people consider nyquist and Tatar proven NHLers yet?

 

Weiss was injured for about as long as Brendan Smith was making boneheaded mistakes in the defensive zone (the lockout season and last season) and I didn't see you "labeling" Smith a turnover machine or f*** up.  Why?  Because you don't want to think that about Smith.  Just like you do want to think that about Weiss.  Because you'd rather be right than be accurate.  You can say "I've always said I want to be wrong about Weiss" but your entire body of work here on LGW suggests otherwise. 

 

Which, I suspect, is why people respond to you the way that they do.  I said the same thing you did about Helm's shooting percentage and wasn't called negative.  Again, why?  I'll tell you why.  Packaging.  If you don't want to be perceived as negative, then stop presenting your thoughts in a negative way.  If you don't care, then why make this thread?




#2554932 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by kipwinger on 08 December 2014 - 04:50 PM

I know he is really good. I was kidding lol.

 

Aha.  There I go taking life too seriously again. 




#2554925 Jonathan Bernier - Nelson Mandela Comments

Posted by kipwinger on 08 December 2014 - 04:15 PM

 

Taxes shmaxes. It will all trickle back down anyway... promise

 

I never trust a promise from the Red Menace.  I can spot a Chairman Mao sneak attack from a mile away.  Shame on you!




#2554891 Senators fire head coach MacLean

Posted by kipwinger on 08 December 2014 - 02:13 PM

 

Better than your boy, Colton "I can't get out of the minors" Orr.  

 

My boy?  I have a long and very explicit hatred of fighting in hockey.  That's well established around here.  You're the one who loves fighting, but can't face up to the fact that Colton Orr consistently mashed McGrattan's face whenever they fought.  Which is precisely why I bring it up. 

 

I have a hard time figuring why you enjoy fighting so much, but then idolize the second best fighter of his era.  It's a little bit like if Scottie Pippen was your favorite Chicago Bull in the 90's. 




#2554885 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by kipwinger on 08 December 2014 - 02:09 PM

 

Maybe he'll know how to play defense by then  :ninja:

 

He's perfectly fine defensively.  He's no worse than any other puck moving d-man.  It's just a tag he got stuck with because he broke into the league when he was like 20, and wasn't great.  Since then he's played 20+ minutes a night, on a defense first team, with a defense first coach. 

 

It's just like how Franzen can have an almost identical ppg average year to year and be inconsistent, or how "Osgood lets in the occasional floater" 15 years after he let in the occasional floater.  It's just something people say because that's what other people say, and they said it because somebody else once said it too. 

 

If Yandle played here every single person on this forum would absolutely cream themselves.  He's REALLY good. 




#2554864 Senators fire head coach MacLean

Posted by kipwinger on 08 December 2014 - 01:14 PM

He must have told Karlsson to block a shot or something.

 

There's some lines you just don't cross.  Karlsson has WAY too nice a flow to play defense.  I know it.  Ottawa knows it.  And now Paul MacLean knows it.