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#2551475 Saluting the fans

Posted by kipwinger on 24 November 2014 - 10:54 AM

The long suffering Maple Leafs' fans ought to be saluted each and every game for being the most fickle, arrogant, and entitled group of fans in all of professional hockey.  Hard to imagine why a guy like Phil Kessel wouldn't be interested in saluting a bunch of folks who were calling for his head after a 37 goal, 80 point season.  Ditto for Kadri.  And Reimer. 


There's only one salute these s***birds deserve, and it involves something other than a stick in the air. 


Maple Leafs fans, you are the problem. 

#2551471 11/24 GDT : Ottawa Senators 3 at Red Wings 4

Posted by kipwinger on 24 November 2014 - 10:37 AM

I hope you're right derblaue. He needs to get in some games with the Wings as soon as possible.


I hope you're both right.  Weiss need repetitions and confidence and he's not going to get either of those on the bench.  Hopefully Babs' understands and is on board with this.  Weiss needs to be given a line, with competent wingers, and enough time to find his game.  Which shouldn't be asking too much.  Look how much time Babs has given Helm to find his game after his craptacular start.  Weiss is going to have some bad games on the road to recovery.  But if he keeps getting jerked after each bad outing, he's never going to gain any traction. 


For now I'd stick him on a line with Helm and Jurco as wingers, and just let him get his strength and speed back.  They won't score much (or at all) but if they can play teams even (until Dats gets back and the lines shuffle again) I'll be happy.

#2551373 Lines Thread

Posted by kipwinger on 23 November 2014 - 06:16 PM

I'm hoping Weiss can take Cleary's spot on that third line soon.
With Alfredsson officially not returning to the Wings maybe Holland is more inclined to make a trade at this point of the season. Trading for defense is expensive and risky and a good winger would be a big help


It's not expensive for Jim Nill apparently.  For that guy, getting good defense is a simple as identifying the biggest one dimensional thinker in the Western Conference and giving him EXACTLY what he wants....a big stupid meathead.

#2551370 Lines Thread

Posted by kipwinger on 23 November 2014 - 06:14 PM

"'scuse me while I... WHIP THIS OUT"  You mean, that Jumbo one?


When in doubt I whip it out, got me a rock n' roll band, IT'S A FREE FOR ALL!!!!



#2551366 Lines Thread

Posted by kipwinger on 23 November 2014 - 06:10 PM

Probably.  Who's a top six forward on the Sharks you'd take?  I dunno?  Someone that's maybe too comfortable in San Jose?  :innocent:


We need a second line center.  They've got a Jumbo one. 

#2551359 Inconsistency

Posted by kipwinger on 23 November 2014 - 05:54 PM




yup, i said it.


Careful.  You know how that kind of talk is responded to around here.

#2551358 Lines Thread

Posted by kipwinger on 23 November 2014 - 05:52 PM

I'm putting this here because I didn't want to start another thread.  But did anybody else see Jim Nill absolutely fleece Doug Wilson on that Brendan Dillon for Jason Demers trade?  Apparently if you've got a half assed hockey player, but he's bigger than 6'3 and 220 lbs. you should call the Sharks.  Think they'd take Kindl lol? 

#2551336 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by kipwinger on 23 November 2014 - 02:28 PM

Are you crazy?
Franzens the best winger eversss.

But if someone bites on this, I'd put his name out there and see what offers we get


Haha, I actually think Franzen has been excellent this season.  So this is no knock on him.  But I'll trade a second line winger for a top line center any day of the week.  As would, hopefully, every other person in the hockey world. 

#2551271 11/22 GDT - Red Wings @ Maple Leafs - 7:00 PM EST

Posted by kipwinger on 22 November 2014 - 10:01 PM

Man I'd like to see a little bit more consistency out of this team.  Like a good four game win streak would do my heart good.  We've got a skilled team, and some guys are playing really well, but damn if they can't do it every night. 

#2551138 11/22 GDT - Red Wings @ Maple Leafs - 7:00 PM EST

Posted by kipwinger on 22 November 2014 - 08:40 PM

The leafs thread on hfboards is complaining about tats goal, saying it looked like he kicked at polak as he goes down, then celebrates like he won thestanley cup

I missed the goal, did anyone see what happened?


Just sour grapes.  He didn't kick at anyone, and he celebrated like he usually does, which of course is offensive to Toronto fans' sensibilities unless Phil Kessel does it. 


f*** those whiners. 

#2551058 11/22 GDT - Red Wings @ Maple Leafs - 7:00 PM EST

Posted by kipwinger on 22 November 2014 - 07:42 PM

Goals by Weiss and Mantha so far for the Griffs tonight. 

#2550825 CBJ's Jack Johnson files for bankruptcy

Posted by kipwinger on 21 November 2014 - 05:17 PM

Some people don't appreciate the cold in Canada...


This is from today.  Highly recommended for a good laugh.


Hahahahahaha.  How do you become that miserable of a f***?  Seriously.  Absolutely nothing on earth could make me throw a s*** fit tantrum like that.  Nothing.  Let alone a weather report.  Sad thing is, I've actually met people who are on the way to this.  "Morning Bill"...."What's so good about it?"..."Alright, then go f*** yourself Bill". 

#2550802 CBJ's Jack Johnson files for bankruptcy

Posted by kipwinger on 21 November 2014 - 03:36 PM

I live in the other Houghton, but there's not much to miss up here, just snow.


Snow rules dude.  I miss it so bad.  Everybody in Michigan ******* about the snow, but I honestly dont' know what they'd do without it.  Snow makes Northerners tough.  You've got to be tough when the world is dead for half a year.  And we thrive on that.  You'd go absolutely crazy if you had to listen to these Southerners whine about a 50 degree night in dixie. 


All of the best things happen when it's cold.  Hockey, hunting season, dark beer, flannel, snowmobiles, ice fishing, and heavy set girls. 


What's to like about warmer climates?  Flip flops and Jimmy Buffet?  Ewww.  No thanks. 

#2550800 Smith and Ericcsson?

Posted by kipwinger on 21 November 2014 - 03:27 PM

It's already happening.  The salary cap and the influx of European players was the death knell of fighting in hockey.  It's just taking a while for it to work its way out.  More than fines, suspensions, etc., the thing most necessary to get rid of fighting in hockey was a change in the "fighting culture".  By which I mean, a change in attitude away from fighting from the people that are in a position to do something about it. 


The salary cap and Euros already have accomplished that.  More and more first rate players aren't fighting because they're European, and beyond that, they can't be goaded into fighting either.  Add to that the fact that because there's a salary cap each dollar and roster spot is more valuable than ever so GM's and coaches aren't willing to give a spot (or a paycheck) to a fighter who has fewer opportunities to fight, and generally a smaller skill set. 


If you're like me, and you want fighting gone, just wait a while.  It's an inevitability.  Nothing else needs to be done to make it happen.

#2550789 CBJ's Jack Johnson files for bankruptcy

Posted by kipwinger on 21 November 2014 - 02:29 PM


That's why us Canadians are so friendly...we're just drunk all the time...  ;)


There's got to be something to it.  When I went to Central I thought that my buddies and I could drink, and we really could drink...a lot.  But then I visited some friends at Michigan Tech.  Jesus Christ.  It's really hard to explain the kind of drinking they do.  It's like nothing I've ever seen.  Natty Ice might as well be water up there. 


So I strongly believe that the colder it is, and the more isolated it is, the harder people drink.  Which is why everbody in DC drinks for s***.