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#2472547 1/12 GDT: Red Wings 0 @ Ducks 1

Posted by kipwinger on 12 January 2014 - 09:32 PM

4 powerplays and no goals? Thats how you lose games.


And Cleary is inexplicably on the 1st PP unit. Exactly what does Babcock have against Abdelkader?


If you add these two posts to one another you arrive at a mathematical truth.

#2472538 1/12 GDT: Red Wings 0 @ Ducks 1

Posted by kipwinger on 12 January 2014 - 09:30 PM

Beauchemin is one of the league's most underrated defensemen.  That guy is a hell of a good hockey player.

#2472374 1/11 GDT: Red Wings 3 @ Kings 1

Posted by kipwinger on 12 January 2014 - 11:56 AM

I only saw the last period of the game, did they really play good? At one point they were winning 30% of face-off and were being outset 45 to 25 or something.

Tatar looked amazing in the highlights. Huge fan of his swagger.


I thought we played a hell of a game, particularly given that we have key injuries.  While we didn't completely dominate in every regard, we held our own and carried the play for much of the game.  The guys seemed to have great tempo, we clearly outskated them for most of the game, and when they started getting chippy we didn't back down.  Plus we seemed to get stronger as the game went on.  I was very impressed with our team last night.

#2472353 Pissed off: JJ speaking out

Posted by kipwinger on 12 January 2014 - 10:45 AM


To be clear, when the deal was actually finalized it makes perfect sense.  But Johnson was in trade talks a lot of that season.  I just meant at the time it seemed counter intuitive to trade an offensive d-man.  But Carter was exactly what the Kings needed.


Voynov definitely made it easy for them to let Johnson go.  And I would do a happy dance if Kindl got traded for a top six winger.


That's definitely true, but then again I'd do a happy dance if Kindl produced like the Kings' era Jack Johnson too.

#2472318 1/11 GDT: Red Wings 3 @ Kings 1

Posted by kipwinger on 12 January 2014 - 01:43 AM

Wheeler yes, but he's not on the table.  Kane, no.  He's got a real attitude problem and while he's tough and fast and has a good shot when it hits the net, he takes Bertuzzi penalties all the time and he can't deke worth a damn.  He definitely has hammer hands.  The Jets are my 2nd favourite team and I want them to trade Kane and Setoguchi.


Well, I'll take your word for it because while I've seen them play a little I'm by no means an avid Jets fan.  Though I will say that anybody who scores as often as Kane probably shouldn't be described as having "hammer hands". 

#2472315 1/11 GDT: Red Wings 3 @ Kings 1

Posted by kipwinger on 12 January 2014 - 01:41 AM

Sheahan - 6 career games - 1 goal, 3 assists, 4 points, +4 rating.  Anyone else like his 200 foot game?  Cause I do.


This.  I was incredibly impressed by Sheahan's backchecking tonight.  That stood out to me more than his goal, but kudos to him for crashing the net.  Hell of a (two-way) game for this kid tonight.  Atta boy.

#2472289 1/11 GDT: Red Wings 3 @ Kings 1

Posted by kipwinger on 12 January 2014 - 01:18 AM

Tomas Tatar is better than Gustav Nyquist.  Just sayin'.  I'd rather lose Nyquist than Tatar by a country mile.

#2472093 Seasons half way, thoughts?

Posted by kipwinger on 11 January 2014 - 06:09 PM

I'm normally one of the cooler heads even come playoff time but right now I am more than a little worried. We faithful keep saying if we can just get healthy but more more than a couple months that mantra doesn't work normally (Unless you are Scotty Bowman in which case it all works no matter how odd) and for once I would make a deal not just to shake things up but to let the guys not named Kronwall, Zetterberg, Alfredsson and Datsyuk (and Goose and Tatar) you're not doing enough. Bring someone in and show the four plus two I named and tell them "You're getting some help, now lead the kids and Cleary and Franzen on to victory. Those last two you might have to kick."


Maybe this all clicks together after the Olympics like it did in 2002 or doesn't like after 2006 and 2010. I'd still be ready to ship a couple for one.


I thought we went on a massive tear after the Olympics in 2010 to make the playoffs?

#2472084 Filppula

Posted by kipwinger on 11 January 2014 - 05:43 PM

And who wouldn't want to play for Babs?  His system stiffles offense, he consistently rewards undeserving players, and you never know who your linemates will be from shift to shift.  The guy's a genius. 

#2472031 Mike McKee

Posted by kipwinger on 11 January 2014 - 12:28 PM

I'll be amazed if this guy ever plays a single game in the NHL.  The only positives I've seen attributed to this guy are his size and fighting ability, neither of which are in high demand from our management.  I think he gets lost along the way unless he finds another element to his game.

#2471978 Seasons half way, thoughts?

Posted by kipwinger on 10 January 2014 - 10:38 PM


I'm worried our team sucks at training and preparing themselves physically, hence the constant injuries they deal with every season.  


Maybe their Gatorade is spiked with something that makes the bones weaker.  


Osteoporosis?  Is someone spiking their Gatorade with osteoporosis?

#2471675 1/9 GDT: Red Wings 1 @ Sharks 4

Posted by kipwinger on 09 January 2014 - 11:34 PM

Am I the only one who likes Tatar WAY more than Nyquist?  Kid's the real deal and steadily proving it in spite of fewer minutes and s***tier linemates.

#2471480 Pissed off: JJ speaking out

Posted by kipwinger on 09 January 2014 - 12:53 PM

I guess I missed the part where Johnson was entitled to be on the Olympic team because he meets the only two qualifications necessary A) be American, and B) be Jack Johnson.  Is it his birthright?


He's an offensive d-man who isn't scoring, and who's never been good EVER defensively.  Johnson isn't even a competent defenseman in the NHL and in the Olympics he'd be up against All-Star teams.  No Dan Cleary's or Patrick Eaves' in Sochi. 


Finally, it's not like he's the only offensive d-man that didn't make the cut.  Yandle, Bfuglien, and Erik Johnson are all having better seasons than JJ, and none of them made it.  But you don't see them complaining in the news, Jack's the only that didn't make it and made a big deal about it.

#2471465 Pissed off: JJ speaking out

Posted by kipwinger on 09 January 2014 - 10:00 AM

You guys (and Johnson too) are basing all of this off an article that was specifically written to drum up controversy.  There are a million things about the selection process that Burnside could have focused on, he chose to include quote after quote about player evals...and almost exclusively negative evals I might add.  Narry a mention in there about why a particular player is a stud and exceeding expectations, but lots about why guys aren't. 


Point is, Richards almost certainly had a lot of good things to say about Johnson.  Who wouldn't?  Johnson is a good player.  But at the end of the day, my guess is that anything good was glossed over because the "Johnson snubbed by Team USA" story was too good to pass up. 


Same with Burke and Ryan, Burnside conveniently leaves out the part where Burke picks him but definitely leaves in the part where Burke criticizes him. 

#2471359 Team Sweden roster announced

Posted by kipwinger on 08 January 2014 - 02:01 PM





Awwww shiiiiiit man.  You shouldn't have done that.  You even know who you're messing with?  Do you have any idea what they'll do to you?  Can you even imagine the kind of hell they will bring you?  Prepare to meet your maker!  Prepare to face fear itself!  There is only terror!  Fear it!  Fear them! DOOOOOOM!