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#2570442 All Purpose Grand Rapids Griffins Thread

Posted by kipwinger on 13 February 2015 - 08:41 PM

... Was a great game... Still lots of time left though...

 

Athanasiou looks amazing as expected. He hasn't missed a step after the injury. He looks even faster in the past couple games (if that's even possible...)


And just like that Athanasiou scores a goal on a beauty pass by Mantha.

 

Athanasiou makes Mantha better.  You can tell who drives the play on that line.  Athanasiou has been back for like three games, and Mantha got a goal and two assists in that time lol. 




#2570438 Good to see they're getting along

Posted by kipwinger on 13 February 2015 - 08:25 PM

Kip, do you think datsyuk and zetterbergs jerseys will be retired? ive always wondered....

 

 

I don't think their numbers will be.  I could see both of them getting the Hall of Fame, but getting your number retired by the Wings is even harder than getting into the Hall.  The only other guy that I'd consider putting in the rafters would be Osgood.  He's easily top ten all-time at his position and has all the credentials.  But even that, I'd admit, is arguable. 




#2570400 Good to see they're getting along

Posted by kipwinger on 13 February 2015 - 02:23 PM

 

Only chance he had is if he continued to play here and retired as a Red Wing. But it would still be doubtful.


 

You had to be "that guy" :lol:

 

I agree.  I prefer to see career Wings to the extent possible.  With Sergei it's about him leaving, but more importantly about WHEN he left.  I wouldn't really care if he had a long career in Detroit and then finished out in Russia, or if he bled Red and White and then left at the end for one final shot at the Cup.  But he left in his prime.  That's a no-go for me if you want to be immortalized at the Joe. 




#2570318 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by kipwinger on 12 February 2015 - 03:36 PM

Kip, you're such a s***.

 

Haha, I wouldn't have done that to anybody but Malik.  I can't stand that guy.  When I rib on Khan or Brendan Savage it's exactly that, me lightheartedly gassing on them.  Malik is a different story.  He and Helen St. James REALLY get my goat. 


 

Dude it's just a hockey blog. lol Relax.

 

Don't like his reporting? Don't read his stuff.

 

I don't really get why you felt so inclined to create an account, post several over the top attacks on him (till he would finally respond to you), and then come here to pat your self on the back with a "see what I did everyone!" attitude.

 

The whole thing was kind of sad to be honest.  And I'm not even a fan of Malik...

 

Sooooo just to be clear, you DON'T like how I behave on the internet?

 

Meh. 




#2570314 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by kipwinger on 12 February 2015 - 03:12 PM

 

You baited him pretty good, but his response was pretty juvenile and unprofessional.

 

Hey man, if you're going to fancy yourself a well spring of public information you'd better be prepared for the sting of public scrutiny.  I issue federal government policy statements to the public for a living.  You can imagine the kind of lunatics I deal with.  I have no sympathy for people who don't check facts before disseminating "information". 




#2570311 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by kipwinger on 12 February 2015 - 03:00 PM

And it's official, Malik had his freak out lol.  In its entirety...

 

"Excuse me, Bryan has been a trusted source for some time now, and as I was in the middle of work, Winging It asked McKenzie and got the answer before I could…

 

I’m sorry for “reporting” something that was incorrect, but please note that the headline, REPORT, is journalistic slang for, “THIS IS A REPORT, NOT NECESSARILY GOSPEL TRUTH.”

 

I’ve made my apology, Bryan has made a Twitter apology, the situation has been rectified. I’m not Brian *#$%@& Williams, and if you don’t like the way I operate, go read another blog.

 

Rule NUMBER ONE of my job is to not make s*** up—and I didn’t make this up—and rule NUMBER TWO is to cite my sources, which I did. I cited a false report, assuming that the veracity of the report was sound, that was not the case, and I’ve attempted to make amends. If that makes me a fraud in your eyes, you’re barking up a tree with a bear in it."

 

I'm especially fond of the part where he likens himself to a bear.  What a ******. 




#2570301 Nasty Business-Roussel ejected for cross-check to McQuaid's throat

Posted by kipwinger on 12 February 2015 - 01:49 PM

Fair enough...also to keep it hockey related, I mostly enjoyed reading about hockey. Wait, that's not right...okay, the books are better than the show. I'm done now.

 

Lol.  Touche. 




#2570297 Nasty Business-Roussel ejected for cross-check to McQuaid's throat

Posted by kipwinger on 12 February 2015 - 01:38 PM

 

Aw, hell no, you did NOT just go there...

 

To keep it hockey related, let me just say this...Game of Thrones is to quality television what enforcers are to quality hockey playing. 




#2570295 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by kipwinger on 12 February 2015 - 01:36 PM

 

Not sure if you're talking about me Kip, so I would like to clarify that I posted the link for discussion, but advised to take it with a grain of salt and that it was third hand news.

 

I know that one of your things is that hypothetical asking prices are always inflated and trades usually involve smaller pieces, so yes, in that sense your cautionary lesson is a good one.

 

I wasn't talking about you.  Really.  I was just repeating the post I made a couple days ago cautioning everybody to be careful when repeating these made up asking prices.  I totally understand why you posted it, and (for the record) don't think you're an irresponsible poster. 


THA GLISTENING

 

I just gave Malik the "Brian Williams' Fact Checker Award" on his own page lol.  I'm going to be soooo disappointed if he doesn't have one of his hissy fits. 




#2570289 2/11 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Penguins 4

Posted by kipwinger on 12 February 2015 - 01:14 PM

Even that would be an improvement since Kronner has lost his way. But a first plus prospect is a high price for a rental.

 

Where are you getting this 1st + Prospect from?  You keep saying it, but every other place I've looked has said a 2nd and a prospect. 




#2570284 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by kipwinger on 12 February 2015 - 12:59 PM

I'd like to see the denial... otherwise, I'm going to go with the word of the three idiots.  :lol:

 

Haha, I just signed up for an account over there so that I could troll Malik via my online alter-alter-ego...TheGlistening.  It should be good for a laugh once he sees it. 

 

On the record:  I can't stand George Malik. 

 

http://kuklaskorner....antha-for-myers




#2570278 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by kipwinger on 12 February 2015 - 12:31 PM

I'd still be okay with J. Petry for J. Kindl straight up.

 

Is there anybody who wouldn't? 




#2570270 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by kipwinger on 12 February 2015 - 12:13 PM

 

Yeah, I got that impression too.

 

But I barely believe that this deal was even in place. So I'm certainly not going to trust this source's description of Holland's reaction/handling of the offer. Plus, as if they're going to report that Holland "laughed" Murray off the phone. As if he'd even do that. He's a professional, not a 12 year old or a member of LGWs. :lol:

 

 

I would laugh that offer off the phone...because I'm both. 




#2570269 Nasty Business-Roussel ejected for cross-check to McQuaid's throat

Posted by kipwinger on 12 February 2015 - 12:12 PM

I guess this is as good a place as any to link this Mike McKee article.  According to the article, his 2 points in 24 games, and one penalty per game average, is apparently "proving wrong" the people who doubted he could become a productive player for Western.  Lol. 

 

Yet more proof that really huge guys can mesmerize idiots. 

 

https://twitter.com/...178678875975682




#2570259 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by kipwinger on 12 February 2015 - 11:42 AM

I don't believe this for a single second.  It seem eerily familiar to the time that "Bob McKenzie" reported that Holland offered Nyquist AND Tatar for Jay Bouwmeester.  Which was, and is, total bulls***.