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#2484403 10 ton elephant in the room.

Posted by kipwinger on 16 February 2014 - 10:23 AM

Franzen scores 27 or 28 goals and 60 points a year. Vanek has been at 30 and 70 on average the last few years. Please explain why Franzen is a bum at a $4 mil cap hit but Vanek is worth the monster contract he's going to want.

 

Dude, you're barking up the wrong tree.  Fact is, the Franzen hate around here makes no sense and never will.  Somewhere along the line Franzen got a certain reputation and people ran with it.  Now they spend all their time trying to justify this hate post hoc with a variety of silly reasons. 

 

Franzen's a floater (he isn't, you don't score as often as he does by not playing),

Franzen's streaky (he isn't, or at least not more so than Zetterberg who typically has longer scoring droughts than Franzen),

Franzen doesn't play defense (he does, in fact he's so responsible Babs has been using him on the PK),

Franzen's contract will be horrible when he's 40 (maybe, but so will every other back diving contract like his.  What makes him different?)

Franzen's injury prone (he isn't, at least no more so than Dats and Zetterberg and far less so than Kronwall)

 

Now, here's the funny part.  People say all these things about Franzen, and then when he's playing and scoring and making a difference (which is nearly every game) you say "I thought Franzen was a bum" and they'll reply "Well he isn't a bum NOW, because he's trying".  Soooooo stupid.




#2484396 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by kipwinger on 16 February 2014 - 09:58 AM

Well too bad for the Slavaks, but they played a heck of a game nonetheless.




#2484375 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by kipwinger on 16 February 2014 - 09:09 AM

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I'm starting to suspect that there's no love lost between the Eastern European teams and Russia.  It's almost like they've got a history or something.




#2484372 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by kipwinger on 16 February 2014 - 09:00 AM

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This picture rules so much.  It would only be better if there were a wolf howling at the moon in the background. 


Check out ESPN's live cast of the Russia v Slovakia game.  THEY THINK IT'S BASKETBALL!!

 

http://scores.espn.g...ast?gameId=1188

 

They wish it was basketball.  At least then they'd be able to talk about it.  Not talk about it intelligently, but talk about it nevertheless.  I can almost hear it now, Steven A. Smith and Skip Bayless arguing up a blue streak about whether or not Jimmy Howard or Jan Mursak is the next Michael Jordan.  Cutting edge sports journalism at it's finest eh boys?




#2484315 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by kipwinger on 15 February 2014 - 08:43 PM

 

Or we could just play Brendan on the wing and refer to him as "Reilly."

 

BABCOCK: Hey, that puck's gotta go deep, Reilly!

B. SMITH: I'm not my brother!

BABCOCK: I've noticed!

 

This is your best post.  Your all time best post.




#2484289 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by kipwinger on 15 February 2014 - 04:46 PM

I saw your name as the last poster in this subject and though for sure you came in here to say our target should be Oshie.  :lol:  

 

Smith is good without Q.  I love the B's, but if it means getting Q off the team, I hope they still want him and we get even a 3rd/4th round pick for him.  And then Smith - DeKeyser can become a reality.

 

I genuinely thought about saying we should target Oshie, but I thought it would be overboard considering I've pumped his tires in two other threads.  But don't think I didn't consider it.




#2484281 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by kipwinger on 15 February 2014 - 03:45 PM

It's hard for me to say how I'd feel if I were a Russian fan in this situation.  I mean, I imagine I'd be pretty upset because my team was so close to winning a very high profile game.  But then again, having been a Red Wings fan for my entire life I feel like having important goals waved off is sort of "old hat".  So in the final analysis...

 

Tough break Ruskies!




#2484259 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by kipwinger on 15 February 2014 - 01:36 PM

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"Gotta be heavier on the puck.  We need every dayers.  Keep your compete levels up.  I like our stick-to-it-ness." - Babs.


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#2484252 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by kipwinger on 15 February 2014 - 01:29 PM

- I agree, Russia looked a much better team than I thought too.

- As I predicted, USA narrowly beat Russia. What I didn't predict was Russia looking the more dangerous team.

- Never mind Ovechkin and his chances, if Radulov wasn't a complete moron they win the game in regulation. I wouldn't put him on the ice again in this tournament.

- The no-goal for Russia was unfortunate for them but the right call nonetheless. 

 

My Rankings:

1 Canada (because they are defending champions and you can't fault them for "punishing a bunch nobodies")

2 Russia (because they looked the better team against USA and if it weren't for that rat-of-a-human known as Radulov and a very unlucky bounce late in the game, they would have won it in regulation)

3 USA (because they are a legitimate contender and beat another contender in a shootout.)

4/5 Sweden & Finland (at this point due to injuries I don't see either of them as legitimate contenders)

 

The way the tournament is taking shape, I see the Americans cruising to the Gold Medal quite easily now (much like they did in 2010) the only unknown IMO is whether they will play Canada or Russia. The next week will be very interesting.

 

I wasn't punishing Canada, they're obviously a very good team.  I just think we need to see how they perform against a good team before we can say they're the best team in the tourney.  I do agree that the Russians looked more dangerous than the US for most of the game though.  But powerplays are part of the game, and so far ours looked pretty good.




#2484224 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by kipwinger on 15 February 2014 - 11:20 AM

 

I've calmed down some but I"m still on an adrenaline high, it was just a completely awesome game with a completely awesome ending. T.J. Sochie!

 

I want a framed picture of Oshie grinning before those shootout attempts.  There is literally no situation in hockey where there's more pressure on an individual player.  No shootouts in the NHL playoffs.  This is as high stakes as it gets, and that kid had to shoot what 5, 6 times?  And he did it with a smile on his face.  That dude rules soooo much.

 

Kudos to quick for standing tall as well.  I haven't even spoken about him yet.  I absolutely love this hockey team.




#2484222 If we become sellers...

Posted by kipwinger on 15 February 2014 - 11:13 AM

If we become sellers...sell the farm for T.J. Oshie.




#2484221 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by kipwinger on 15 February 2014 - 11:10 AM

I'm sorry it took so long to get on here and talk to you guys, I was busy calling everybody I knew.  How awesome was that shootout?  T.J. Oshie hasf****** ice water in his veins.  Him vs. the best that Russia had to offer and he stood tall...WITH A GRIN ON HIS FACE THE WHOLE TIME!!!!  What a game.  Team USA was picked on swagger, and so far swagger has delivered. 

 

p.s.  For the rest of eternity T.J. Oshie is aces in my book.




#2484109 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by kipwinger on 15 February 2014 - 09:45 AM

I have no idea what just happened, but thank fricken god!




#2484028 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by kipwinger on 15 February 2014 - 08:39 AM

Damn.




#2483929 Zetterberg out with herniated disc

Posted by kipwinger on 14 February 2014 - 04:51 PM

In for a penny in for a pound. I'll be done with this season when lockers are being cleaned out.

 

Atta girl.  Fair weather fans be damned.