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#2595234 Game Two - Honest Discussion

Posted by kipwinger on 17 April 2015 - 12:30 PM

In a game with 7 penalties for Tampa, I wouldn't read too much into ice time.  It's going to heavily skew toward players who contribute to the pk (hence why Tatar, Nyquist, Weiss, Jurco didn't get much). 

 

Otherwise, I'd say we're all better off just sitting down and enjoying the ride.  There's not magical set of line combinations that's going to make us play like Tampa did last night.  It's a system thing.  If we're going to win this series, we're going to win it on the back of our goalie, huge individual efforts by our stars, and flukey garbage goals.  And that's fine.  New Jersey did it successfully.  Babcock has done it successfully in the past.  Just don't start thinking that we're going to dominate teams in the offensive zone.  We aren't. 

 

Look at Babcock's successful seasons in the past.  They've all had the same characteristics.  Giguere played out of his mind to get to the finals and Osgood played out of his mind to get to the finals.  In Anaheim's case they came up short because they had no offense (they got shut out in three of the four games they lost in the finals), while in Detroit's case they had Dats, Z, and Franzen all in their primes, and all on fire, at the right time. 

 

To win, we need Peter Mrazek to play INSANE, and two or three offensive players to carry the load.  We're not going to win this with dominating puck possession.  It's not in the game plan. 




#2593968 ECQF Game 1 GDT : Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:30 EST

Posted by kipwinger on 16 April 2015 - 03:43 PM

I wonder how Weiss will do in his first playoff game as a Red Wing

 

He'll get 3:30 minutes of ice time, an assist, and a shorthanded turnover. 

 

So, the usual. 




#2593931 ECQF : (7) Sénateurs d'Ottawa vs. (2) Les Canadiens de Montréal

Posted by kipwinger on 16 April 2015 - 02:23 PM

 

Wow. I can't believe he didn't get a fine for threatening retribution.  He even starts his threat by asking if he should take the fine. 

 

It's good theater, I'll give him that.  His team was pretty massively outplayed.  If his comments spark them, then I'd pay the fine if I were the owner.  But I really don't see it happening.  It's certainly not to their advantage to be shorthanded for the remainder of the series.  I get what he's trying to do, but I think he's going to have to really manage the team well in order for it to work.  Playing completely undisciplined hockey now, and letting tempers flair, is completely opposite of what got them here in the first place. 




#2593877 ECQF Game 1 GDT : Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:30 EST

Posted by kipwinger on 16 April 2015 - 12:42 PM

I'd rather have him in than Anderson or Ferrarro. At least they have to be concerned with his shot defensively. Especially on the PP2.

 

No they don't.  Babs was using him in the middle of the ice on the PP recently, AND he's got all of two point on the powerplay anyway.  I'd rather have guys that don't score much, but do other things well than a guy who doesn't score much and doesn't nothing else well. 

 

Despite the fact that he's clearly an excellent AHL player, Pulkkinen has not figured out how to translate that success to the NHL game yet.  Until he does he's pretty much a non factor in every game he plays. 

 

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In other news


During a media scrum today, Filppula said "I feel sorry for the guy sitting next to Zetterberg in the locker room now". 

 

That guy is Stephen Weiss. 

 

I feel sorry for him too.  But not because of who he sits next to. 




#2593853 ECQF : (7) Sénateurs d'Ottawa vs. (2) Les Canadiens de Montréal

Posted by kipwinger on 16 April 2015 - 12:08 PM

Watch, these dummies will come out runnin' next game, put Montreal on the powerplay for 60 minutes, and hand them a 2-0 series lead.  Hell Ottawa is already thinking about playing Chris Neill.  No doubt to get a little retribution.  They're going to be so fixated on Subban that they'll dig themselves in a hole. 

 

And the worst part?  He'll get the powerplay goals.  Because he's not easy to intimidate.  And he's really good. 

 

Again, your goal should be to minimize Subban's impact on the game.  Not put him under the spot light. 




#2593849 ECQF Game 1 GDT : Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:30 EST

Posted by kipwinger on 16 April 2015 - 12:02 PM

Not to mention they had to restrict ticket sales out of fear that wings fans would out number bolt fans on their home ice :P

 

There are two types of people who live in Tampa Bay.  80 year old retirees from Michigan who are too frail to handle the winters...

 

And people conceived by weak sperm. 




#2593844 ECQF : (7) Sénateurs d'Ottawa vs. (2) Les Canadiens de Montréal

Posted by kipwinger on 16 April 2015 - 11:55 AM

People have been coming after Subban forever.  Keep trying.  Anybody remember the Boston series last year?  They targeted him in every way possible.  The result?  He almost nearly won the series by himself. 

 

Didn't he have two assists last night? 

 

Maybe, just maybe, Ottawa's playing with fire here.  I mean, do you really want to make this series the "PK Subban Show"?  Seems like that's exactly the kind of situation he thrives in. 




#2593837 ECQF Game 1 GDT : Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:30 EST

Posted by kipwinger on 16 April 2015 - 11:46 AM

Apparently a Tampa area blogger published an article bashing the city of Detroit and the lightning website and Twitter posted it.... So, this guy wrote a perfect comeback article.

http://detroitsports... Bay vs Detroit

Stay classy, Tampa Bay

 

Lol.  The old "Detroit sucks because it's poor" argument again eh?  Lame.  Tampa's entire economy revolves around bilking retirees out of the social security checks.  Not sure I'd double down on economic pride if I were them. 




#2593781 No Scoring and No Fighting

Posted by kipwinger on 16 April 2015 - 10:20 AM

is it the fighting that has effected the former goons or the drugs/booze? name a former goon that wasn't an addict that has health issues. Grimson was always clean and to date hasn't shown any health issues that I am aware of. Gordie was one of the toughest ever and is in his mid 80's before a stroke slowed him down.

When Probert died everyone was quick to talk about all his fights but very few mentioned the long term serious drug use. McCarty has the same thing with booze.

Of course this is a side issue.....

 

CTE directly contributes to mental health issues, including substance abuse, depression, and suicide.  It's not a side issue, it's almost certainly a primary factor in many of these cases.

 

Edit:  Also, one of the more common symptoms of CTE is dementia, so I wouldn't go holding up Gordie Howe as some sort of example.  Terrible Ted might be a better choice. 




#2593772 ECQF Game 1 GDT : Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:30 EST

Posted by kipwinger on 16 April 2015 - 10:06 AM

I am so freaking amped up already.  I work right next to the Verizon Center in D.C. and last night there were Caps and Islanders fans all over the place going NUTS for the game.  I haven't been able to relax since then.  Today would only be better if I were in Detroit. 

 

Wings win.  3-1.  Goals by Sheahan, Kronwall, and an empty netter by Glendening.  Screw Tampa.  The Wings rule!  Detroit rules!  Lafayette coneys rule!

 

It's playoff hockey *******!

 

Welcome to thunderdome!




#2593437 Boston GM Peter Chiarelli fired

Posted by kipwinger on 15 April 2015 - 01:47 PM

You can't trade a gift like Seguin for spare parts. Bring in a guy who fits like a glove, has all the intangibles in the world, is tough as nails and led the team in scoring and then not resign him. Follow that up by not waiting to get a better return come trade dead line for Boychuck. Bruins needed help at the trade dead line and Chiarelli did again nothing. This is not a knee jerk reaction by Boston I think they didn't trust him anymore.

 

Yeah, but how hot are their girlfriends?  Because if Riley Smith and Loui Eriksson have hotter girlfriends then isn't it a wash?

 

Also, who's better at math?




#2593424 S'matter Yzerman, afraid of the jersey you wore for so long?

Posted by kipwinger on 15 April 2015 - 12:23 PM

Can't believe there's people here actually bashing Yzerman.  So he didn't want to wait for Kenny to leave. Instead, he goes to Tampa, builds a good team and gets a 1st round pick for Kyle Quincey.  You gotta love it.  

 

He uses spray tan.  Screw that guy.  Next thing you know he'll be saying "Gentlemen, start your engines!" at the Daytona 500.  If that hillbilly's organization wants a rivalry, I'll give them a rivalry.  My "hate dial" is turned up to 11 and I'm gunning for Stevie Y, his pretty boy goal scorer, and the rest of his grisly pack of philistines. 




#2593405 S'matter Yzerman, afraid of the jersey you wore for so long?

Posted by kipwinger on 15 April 2015 - 11:32 AM

 

Just when I think this board is starting to show some class, you go and open your big heretical trash mouth. 

 

"Look at me, I hate possibly the most beloved Red Wing player of all time now... because he makes personnel decisions for the team mine has to play against."

 

Pathetic

 

And may I recommend dropping the whole 'screw dirty tampa' bit as well. Those people can't read anyway, so it's falling on deaf ears.

 

It's hard for me to idolize a man who turned his back on Detroit and walked away from the organization in order to become a general manager in the world's biggest trailer park.  Might as well be the general manager of a Cinnabon, its more prestigious. 

 

It's even harder for "fans" of that trailer park team to understand why they suck, given their measly 45 chromosomes and their Type II diabetes. 

 

Lay off the Mountain Dew you swamp rats!


I should have known better  :lol: 

Though, what I said wasn't directed at you. I've seen this stuff all over. Makes little sense to me.

 

 

I know, I'm just having fun. 


If there is a Game 5 I'm flying down. Already bought tickets for the plane and the game. Now where to sleep?!?!?!?!

 

Sleep on a cardboard box under an overpass.  You'll fit right in with the locals. 




#2593394 Boston GM Peter Chiarelli fired

Posted by kipwinger on 15 April 2015 - 11:05 AM

Per some smartass on twitter...

 

"Bad day to be a Boston sports figure who made a horrible mistake when they pulled the trigger in 2013"

 

Lol.   




#2593392 Boston GM Peter Chiarelli fired

Posted by kipwinger on 15 April 2015 - 10:59 AM

In a way Chiarelli did handicap his team. Yes they won a cup and got to another final but he created some serious cap problems which led to Iginla leaving and Boychuk being traded

 

Sure, but that's a risk they seemed willing to take in order to win a Cup.  He delivered their Cup by (in part) sacrificing the "later" for the "now", which everyone seemed fine with when Chara was hoisting Lord Stanley. 

 

And as I've said already, all of this is immaterial because he didn't get fired for losing Boychuk or Iginla.  He got fired for missing the playoffs.  If Andrew Hammond doesn't go all "Rain Man" in net, Boston makes the playoffs, and Chairelli keeps his job.