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#2442583 Pet Names

Posted by kipwinger on 07 October 2013 - 08:30 PM

Don't name it after a Red Wing, name it after someone especially deserving here on LGW.  Then we can all compete for your favor by "liking" all your posts.  Person with the most "likes" wins the prize.

#2442562 Steve Yzerman wants Game Misconduct penalties for fighting

Posted by kipwinger on 07 October 2013 - 04:45 PM


Fighting has been practically extinct from the Wings' game for years.  I wonder how many people on these forums find watching them similar to figure skating.


Haha, what are you talking about?  The Wings team has been populated by such monumental bad*sses as Brad May, Dallas Drake, and Aaron Downey.  And as you well know, those men are collectively responsible for keeping Dats, Z, and Lidstrom safe during those years.  Nowadays, Tootoo, Ericsson, and Bertuzzi can't hold and candle to those great gladiators of the past. 

#2442478 Devils sign Brunner 2 yrs. $2.5 million AAV

Posted by kipwinger on 06 October 2013 - 11:55 PM

Brunner scored three hat tricks tonight.


I believe it's called the "Ovechtrick".  Look it up.  :nono:

#2442476 Steve Yzerman wants Game Misconduct penalties for fighting

Posted by kipwinger on 06 October 2013 - 11:42 PM

Seems to me like the big argument for fighting is that it stops the dirty players from being dirty and taking "runs" at your guys.  For the moment I'm willing to overlook the fact that fighting has been around forever, and so have dirty players, and as of yet the former has yet to deter the latter.  My biggest concern here is rather that the majority of fights don't have anything to do with dirty plays.  If you exclude opening faceoff (Tootoo) fights, and fights that occur because of LEGAL (yet still hard) hits, and fights between enforcers who aren't involved in any dirty play (Orr vs. Parros), and fights that break out because other fights are going on (Miller vs. Bernier), or enforcer rematches, then you're left with very few fights where guys are policing dirty play.


As Red Wings fans, we don't see a lot of fights.  We also all remember Lemieux on Draper, or Weber on Zetterberg, and those things leave a bad taste in our mouths.  So it's just natural to assume that things like this are the primary cause of fights.  But the sad fact is that most fights have nothing to do with policing the game.  There's nothing that noble going on most of the time. 


Fights happen because they always have, and for the time being they are still looked upon favorably by too many sad, old, apes who can't stop romanticizing the past.

#2441764 10/4 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Hurricanes 2 (OT)

Posted by kipwinger on 04 October 2013 - 07:37 PM

Well, anybody remember the first game of last season?  We've got a lot to figure out, but I'm not too worried right yet.  That said, we need to straighten out the bottom six and probably get a grip on these penalties sooner rather than later.

#2441567 Nyquist taking things in stride, with class

Posted by kipwinger on 04 October 2013 - 01:16 PM

I would say he's earned a shot at playing on the wings. From there, he would have to prove that he deserves to stay. If you think he has had ample chance to do so, and has failed, then I can't disagree with you. That would be your opinion. I'm not saying that's what you really think. I'm just sayin that's the only way you can legitimately say he hasn't earned a spot on the team. Otherwise, he's not being afforded the chance he's earned.


I agree, he's earned a chance, not a spot.  He'll undoubtedly get that chance this season, so basically I see nothing wrong with starting him in GR.

#2441485 Nyquist taking things in stride, with class

Posted by kipwinger on 04 October 2013 - 03:09 AM

I had no idea that six goals and twelve assists in fifty four career games earned you a solid roster spot on the Detroit f*cking Red Wings these days.  It's especially interesting considering Cleary's four goals and six assists in fourteen games during LAST YEAR'S PLAYOFFS doesn't even merit a 1.75 million dollar one year contract around here. 


Hell, Ville Leino had nine goals and seven assists in his fifty five career Red Wings games before being sent packing.


Nyquist hasn't earned anything...yet.

#2439598 Are teams going to "bait" us into fighting?

Posted by kipwinger on 28 September 2013 - 06:15 PM


"The powerplay is our enforcer" crap was annoying to listen to even when we had a good powerplay.  The powerplay won't be lights out every night.  Also, what about games where you're blowing someone out and they're trying to start fights?  Will the powerplay matter then?  Of course not, since the game is already decided.    


Excuse me if I don't like seeing our team get bullied and picked on, and not try to fight back.  Of course I don't agree with this mindset.  


Now I like Ericsson fighting back, but I can't envision guys like Franzen or Kronwall wanting to mix it up when challenged.  I don't blame them.  That shouldn't be their job. Most teams have a guy on the roster who handles the fighting for skilled players.  In most cases, that guy is taller than 5'9.  


When exactly are we "getting bullied"?  When was the last time an important Red Wing missed time because someone took a run at them?  Every team in the league knows the Wings don't fight, and they leave their enforcers in the press box when they play us because of it.  This whole, "we need to get tougher because we get bullied" argument is bologna, it's just a post hoc justification used by people who want to see more fights. 


I'll take a good powerplay because, ya know, we do that whole powerplay thing a few times a game.  You take your enforcers, and keep waiting for teams to "bully" us so that you can say "I told you so".


And as much as I like seeing Ericsson play with more of an edge, him fighting takes our #2 D man off the ice for 5 minutes.  


If he drops the gloves in the regular season he needs to make sure he's taking someone important off the ice with him. 


As bad as we've traditionally been 4 on 4, I don't know if there's anybody (who will actually fight) who's worth taking that penalty on. 

#2439582 Are teams going to "bait" us into fighting?

Posted by kipwinger on 28 September 2013 - 05:07 PM


Kenny Holland, is that you?  


I know it's just sort of knee jerk for you to be condescending about everything, but I don't know how you wouldn't be excited about scoring three PP goals against last year's second best penalty killing team.  Particularly given how bad our special teams have been for a couple years now. 

#2439505 9/27 Pre-Season GDT : Maple Leafs 2 at Red Wings 5

Posted by kipwinger on 27 September 2013 - 10:04 PM

Ummm...I'm here for the free butt pats...



But seriously, any updates on Weiss?  I don't have twitter so I'm apparently lame and out of the loop.

#2439440 9/27 Pre-Season GDT : Maple Leafs 2 at Red Wings 5

Posted by kipwinger on 27 September 2013 - 08:17 PM

Is it true what said about the location of the new arena? Near Michigan and Trumble? Last I heard was gonna be by comerica


No, you can tell they're not from Detroit because they're generalizing to a pretty large degree.  The new stadium is going to be in the area behind the Fox theater and Hockeytown Cafe.  Which is sort of close to the old Tiger's Stadium, in the sense that it's closer to Tiger's Stadium than it is to the Palace. 

#2439413 9/27 Pre-Season GDT : Maple Leafs 2 at Red Wings 5

Posted by kipwinger on 27 September 2013 - 07:52 PM

And in other news, the Miami Marlins fan just gave Cabrera a standing ovation after he was pulled from the game.  Very classy move by a fan base I don't typically expect much out of.

#2439159 Brendan Smith

Posted by kipwinger on 26 September 2013 - 12:41 PM

There were times when Smith looked pretty bad last night, but I thought at other times he did a pretty good job of getting control of the puck and using his skating ability to calm things down and allow the team to get up ice.  My biggest knock against him is his decision making, which is poor, but should come around as he matures.  As such, I think this thread's a bit premature.  He's been bad quite a bit in the past, and at time VERY bad.  But by now that should be expected of a young defenseman on this team.  I say wait and see with Smith.  Give him as much time as you gave Kindl, and then go from there.  Unless, of course, Sproul or Quellet somehow pass him in the depth charts in the next year or two.  Which is possible, but not probable. 

#2437995 So....did Cleary just take Tatar's spot?

Posted by kipwinger on 20 September 2013 - 05:18 PM

And in today's Cleary news, he's back to wearing #71 for the whole season.  He had discussed switching to 15, as the kids at his hockey school had voted for that number, but now he's changing his tune.  Stay tuned for more of the "Dan Cleary is the center of the Universe" show after these messages from your local sponsors. 

#2437991 Ownership transfer at the BOG meeting

Posted by kipwinger on 20 September 2013 - 05:04 PM


GET OUT! don't you ever think I want "good pizza" when I go to a hockey game and spend $20 on a $5 hot 'n ready, don't you dare... (obviously the pizza sucks it's a $5 pizza that you're paying $20 for)


I don't know what you guys are talking about.  Hot and Ready pizzas are awesome.  You just can't hold them to a standard they're independent of.  Are there better pizzas?  Yes.  But those are gourmet pizzas, and have nothing whatsoever to do with the type of pizza broke people and college kids buy.  It's like saying Busch beer sucks because it's not as good as Guinness.  Of course it isn't.  It's not supposed to be.  It's supposed to be cheap, and get you drunk...and it does that excellently.  Just like Hot and Ready pizzas are supposed to be cheap and filling.  If that's the standard then they pass with flying colors.