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#2475069 Leaders need to be leaders

Posted by kipwinger on 21 January 2014 - 08:28 AM

It's not really surprising that Z had a bad game last night.  He's one of only two offensive threats on our team right now, and we were playing one of the three best defensive teams in hockey.  I imagine it's REALLY hard to play well with David Backes draped all over you for 60 minutes.




#2475065 Lines Thread

Posted by kipwinger on 21 January 2014 - 08:09 AM

I don't like Nyquist in the top six.  He's not producing and I don't think he's ready physically to play against the league's top forwards.  When (if) guys get healthy I'd like to see him dropped down the depth chart, or preferably packaged with our first for a winger with some size for the top six.




#2474963 1/20 GDT: Blues 4 @ Red Wings 1

Posted by kipwinger on 20 January 2014 - 09:34 PM

Sheahan's awesome.  ;) He can do anything!  I love his forecheck.  He forechecks like a Blues player  :lol:

 

Well I definitely agree with you there.  I really wasn't impressed with his one game call up last year, but he's made HUGE strides since then.  He's a total boss now.  Very good defensively.  Kudos to him. 




#2474373 1/18 GDT: Kings 2 @ Red Wings 3 (Shootout)

Posted by kipwinger on 19 January 2014 - 02:13 PM

 

:lol: Too late!  IT'S MINE ALL MINE!!!  HE MADE IT FOR MEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!111!!11!

 

Would you say that it's your "precious"?




#2474103 1/18 GDT: Kings 2 @ Red Wings 3 (Shootout)

Posted by kipwinger on 18 January 2014 - 09:46 PM

I will absolutely, positively, 100%, take it.




#2474041 1/18 GDT: Kings 2 @ Red Wings 3 (Shootout)

Posted by kipwinger on 18 January 2014 - 09:30 PM

I smell a Robocop photoshop for the Todd. I do dig the visor as well.

 

You think he'll put yellow laces in his skates?




#2473985 1/18 GDT: Kings 2 @ Red Wings 3 (Shootout)

Posted by kipwinger on 18 January 2014 - 08:54 PM

Thats the Howard I miss, I used to love it when he would beat up on players crashing the net. For awhile it looked the Wings brass neutered him, but the old Jimmy is back. Hope he keeps it up. It's nice seeing someone on the Wings show some emotion.

 

Agreed on the emotion part.  Kinda like how Tatar gets when he scores.  I love a guy with a little attitude.  Wish we had a few more of them.




#2473973 1/18 GDT: Kings 2 @ Red Wings 3 (Shootout)

Posted by kipwinger on 18 January 2014 - 08:45 PM

Whenever I see a defenseman go all the way down behind the opposing net like Doughty just did, I always think about how Dallas Drake would kill you dead for such a thing.  That guy loved beating on defensemen.




#2473957 1/18 GDT: Kings 2 @ Red Wings 3 (Shootout)

Posted by kipwinger on 18 January 2014 - 08:37 PM

Next PP we get, we should put Q in front of the net Chara style and let Q cross check the s*** out of Quick, over and over and over again.  I'd gladly kill that penalty.

 

Quincey is, without a doubt our best cross checker.  He's also our best tripper, holder, and slasher.

 

Edit:  I forgot high sticker.  He's a really good high sticker too.




#2473949 1/18 GDT: Kings 2 @ Red Wings 3 (Shootout)

Posted by kipwinger on 18 January 2014 - 08:31 PM

At this point is Abby our toughest guy?  Bert?  Lashoff?




#2473499 1/16 GDT : Red Wings 0 at Rangers 1

Posted by kipwinger on 16 January 2014 - 09:27 PM

You don't deserve much luck giving up 45 shots

 

Geesh, you're a breath of fresh air tonight eh?




#2472824 Would you trade Jimmy for a top pairing dman?

Posted by kipwinger on 13 January 2014 - 06:44 PM

I guess I should have clarified a little more as this question was really directed at LeftWinger, as he seemingly does not want to move a goalie prospect, but then I realized that he is seemingly willing to part with Howard.  So...

 

If it's Howard we're trading to Winnipeg, there's no way that I'm including Nyquist and I want Wheeler and Bogosian.

They are desperate for goaltending, and I really think that trading Jimmy is a disservice to this team.  

 

Trading a prospect is not like trading your number one goaltender, but I still would want a combination of players and picks if I'm trading Nyquist + Mrazek.  While I don't think that Patterson+Nyquist alone could net a combination of those players, if you add in Kindl, Andersson, and expiring contracts, you may get a combo deal. 

 

Winnipeg is a mess and they need to blow that team up, but I still think they'll only part with maybe two of those core players (Buff + Kane or Wheeler.)  ...and Pavelec may be headed to buy out city.

 

Oh ok, gotcha.  I agree though, if I'm trading Jimmy+Nyquist, then I need two studs.  If I'm trading Nyquist+Mrazek then I need less, but still nothing shabby. 




#2472794 Would you trade Jimmy for a top pairing dman?

Posted by kipwinger on 13 January 2014 - 04:54 PM

Hard to say.

Regarding trade scenarios, I'm hip if there's even a smidgen of possibility, based on anything at all tangible. Hypothetical dream scenarios don't belong on the main board ... but that's not my call.

Again, I don't think there's a chance at a Howard trade ... at all.

I joined the forum to read and discuss news about my favorite NHL team. Something I find I can do to some extent, if I'm willing to wade through the pollution that really doesn't need to exist on the main board.

Get er done Kenny! Cleary sucks!

 

We're all awful sorry that our discussions bother you so much.  In the future we'll do our best to make sure that your experience here is a good one.  Lords knows how aggravating it must be for you to watch all us peons befuddling ourselves over irrelevant flights of fancy.  I mean, how could you not look down your nose with an air of elitist contempt while surrounded by all us low brow hayseeds.  You poor man.




#2472781 Would you trade Jimmy for a top pairing dman?

Posted by kipwinger on 13 January 2014 - 04:12 PM

It's not really my thing to attempt to begin discussions about the possibility of pigs flying to Mars.

There is virtually zero chance that the Red Wings are entertaining the idea of, or would at this juncture, trade Jimmy Howard.

At least some of you realize that, right?

 

Hard to say, what are the odds that you're a beacon of light in an age of intellectual darkness? 

 

Are those odds greater or smaller than the odds that many people specifically joined this forum because they enjoy mulling over hypothetical trade scenarios?




#2472773 Would you trade Jimmy for a top pairing dman?

Posted by kipwinger on 13 January 2014 - 03:46 PM

I think Holland will push for Girardi but I hear reports that NY wants way too much for a UFA. Realistically it should take Quincey for salary reasons, a pick and a mid tier prospect and that's a lot. Not having Kindl and Quincey playing and adding a guy like Girardi would make our D look much better.

 

I don't think Howard getting traded is a possibility for at least a year or two

 

 

Alot of rumor sites have him going super high, if he gets traded at all.  But in all the rumors I've seen about Girardi, I've never seen Detroit linked to him (for what that's worth). 


Has there ever been one time where any of these dreamed up trade scenarios has ever come true?

 

No seriously ... ever?

 

I don't know, you should start a thread about it.