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#2602663 At What Point Does Holland Deserve Blame?

Posted by kipwinger on 28 April 2015 - 10:41 AM

Bowman was with us until we won the Cup in '08.

 

Since '10 we haven't gotten through the second round.

 

As a "special consultant".  You know who else is a "special consultant" to the Red Wings.  Chelios and Lidstrom.  It would be a stretch to attribute the team's successes or failures to "special consultants". 

 

You're reaching dude. 

 

You can search the entire world over, and you will not find ANYONE who's a better NHL General Manager than Holland.  He's got the hardware to prove it.  He is, literally, the most accomplished executive in the business.  Period.  Fin. 

 

So I'm not really sure what you're trying to do here, say that he should be replaced with someone better?  There isn't anyone.  Demonstrably so.  Or are you saying that he's really not that good, and that his underlings did all the work?  Which would be silly, because the team was arguably MORE successful when he was the underling. 

 

No matter how you cut it, he's the most competent person at his job...by af****** mile. 




#2602659 At What Point Does Holland Deserve Blame?

Posted by kipwinger on 28 April 2015 - 10:33 AM


I'm not happy just sneaking into the playoffs. And since Nill and Bowman and Yzerman have left, we have struggled. Agree or disagree?

 

Lol.  Disagree.  Whole heartedly. 

 

Since Bowman left (2002) we've made the playoffs every single year, went to the finals twice, and won the Cup once. 

 

Since Yzerman left (2010) we've made the playoffs every single year.

 

Same with Nill (2013). 

 

You know who's struggled since Yzerman and Nill left?  Yzerman and Nill. 




#2602651 At What Point Does Holland Deserve Blame?

Posted by kipwinger on 28 April 2015 - 10:22 AM

Only on LGW does a GM "deserve blame" for building an almost entirely homegrown roster, making the playoffs for the zillionth time in a row, and being poised to upset a better team in the first round. 

 

The only thing Ken Holland hasn't done is play/coach the actual game itself. 

 

Has he made some mistakes over the years?  Sure.  Have those mistakes seriously inhibited our chances of being competitive?  The results certainly suggest otherwise.

 

Or is he supposed to make no mistakes whatsoever?




#2602578 why marek zidlicky?

Posted by kipwinger on 28 April 2015 - 08:15 AM

Funny thing is, if he scores a goal next game everybody here will immediately change their tune.  Such is the nature of LGW hate. 

 

Zidlicky isn't great, but he's not as bad as must of you are making him out to be either.  Look at the scores in this series.  It's not like ANY of our players are getting absolutely exposed out there.   

 

Did people think that we were going to win every game via a shutout?  Tampa Bay has the best offense in the league, in part, by having the depth to score against third line defenders. 

 

It happens. 




#2600026 Brian McGrattan

Posted by kipwinger on 24 April 2015 - 02:38 PM

I heard Brian McGrattan lost the rubber match in a best two of three Greco Roman wrestling contest.

 

His opponent?

 

The U.S.S. Enterprise. 

 

Rumor has it, "The Mouth of the South" Jimmy Hart interfered in the third match to secure the Enterprise final victory. 




#2600019 Brian McGrattan

Posted by kipwinger on 24 April 2015 - 01:36 PM

Brain McGrattan uses his own thigh as an anvil. 




#2599999 Knuckles vs Numbers - The death of the enforcer

Posted by kipwinger on 24 April 2015 - 11:56 AM

After 10 months and 140,000,000 miles, NASA's Mars rover, The Curiosity, landed in the Gale Crater of Mars and began sending back pictures.  The first images?  The end of Brian McGrattan's erection...of course.




#2599990 Knuckles vs Numbers - The death of the enforcer

Posted by kipwinger on 24 April 2015 - 11:38 AM

I once watched Brian McGrattan stuff Marshawn Lynch on a fourth and inches.


#2599985 Knuckles vs Numbers - The death of the enforcer

Posted by kipwinger on 24 April 2015 - 11:25 AM

I once saw the Grim Reaper riding a Harley Davidson at Daytona Bike Week.  He had a tattoo of Brian McGrattan. 




#2599983 Knuckles vs Numbers - The death of the enforcer

Posted by kipwinger on 24 April 2015 - 11:19 AM

I once saw Brian McGrattan eat a wheel of aged cheddar cheese, before dancing vigorously to the Black Eyed Peas' "Boom  Boom Pow".

 

He dared me to laugh. 




#2599980 Knuckles vs Numbers - The death of the enforcer

Posted by kipwinger on 24 April 2015 - 11:11 AM

Smelling salts sniff Brian McGrattan when they get knocked out. 




#2599968 Knuckles vs Numbers - The death of the enforcer

Posted by kipwinger on 24 April 2015 - 10:16 AM

Brian McGrattan once date raped Karl Malone on a dare. 




#2599963 Knuckles vs Numbers - The death of the enforcer

Posted by kipwinger on 24 April 2015 - 09:56 AM

McGrattan has become the Bill Brasky of LGW.  And in that mythic space, I actually really like his presence. 

 

"Brian McGrattan taught me how to love a woman...and scold a child". 

 

"Did I ever tell you about the time I went horseback riding with McGrattan, but there weren't any horses around? Well, McGrattan throws a saddle on my back and rides me around Wyoming for three days. Well, wouldn't you know it, my stamina increases with each day and I develop tremendous leg muscles. So anyway, McGrattan decides to enter me in the Breeders' Cup, right, under the name Turkish Delight. And I'm running in second place, and I'm running and I break my ankle! They’re about to shoot me. Then someone from the crowd yells out, God bless him, 'Don't shoot him, he's a human."




#2598653 ECQF Game 4 GDT : Lightning 3 at Red Wings 2 (OT) - Series Tied 2-2

Posted by kipwinger on 23 April 2015 - 02:20 PM

Hockey christ in heaven, I have No Idea how this game is gonna go. And it's pivotal. Probably series deciding one way or another.

 

Key good things lurking in the back of my mind before drop off:

*** Stamkos is really struggling. No idea if it's injuries or part defensive coverage part exhaustion. I hope all of the above, plus a wodoo spell by a Jamaican spellmaster Hutwoman. Also, he is misused in the Tampa PP.

 

**Tampa's Tyler line was defended great in game 3. More of the same. Pop em!

 

* Great pressure in terms of forechecking and good penetrating passes in game 3. This was a KEY difference from the other games, also the games from late in the regular season. Can they sustain? It is Critical.

 

Let's go RW.

 

I testify that there is no hockey God except the one true hockey God, and Katie Strang is his prophet.  

 

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#2598622 ECQF Game 4 GDT : Lightning 3 at Red Wings 2 (OT) - Series Tied 2-2

Posted by kipwinger on 23 April 2015 - 01:56 PM

Just got free tickets to the Nats and Cardinals at 4 p.m.  Gives me just enough time to get to the bar afterward for the Wings.  Today is going to rule.