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#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. 

#2593389 S'matter Yzerman, afraid of the jersey you wore for so long?

Posted by kipwinger on 15 April 2015 - 10:39 AM

Honestly, why do you guys/gals even care? Were/are you planning on going to Tampa Bay for game 1? I really don't see the issue with this - it's home ice. If a team wants to fill a building with their fans, that's their prerogative. Unless you live in Tampa and/or planned on making the trek down there, why do you even care at all? Seems like something to complain about.


Because the Tampa Bay lightening and their turd fans are now the opposition.  And every thing they do is therefore stupid, sucky, and asinine.  Whereas everything we do is absolutely right on a cosmic (almost divine) level.  Because it's the playoffs...and they're stupid, and we rule. 

#2593386 S'matter Yzerman, afraid of the jersey you wore for so long?

Posted by kipwinger on 15 April 2015 - 10:26 AM

Because Gordie didn't PLAY for another NHL franchise or anything... But I like the enthusiasm lol.


I know he did.  And I would have said the same about him if we'd been playing his team in the playoffs.  My point, however, is that Yzerman doesn't get "Red Wings Legend" levels of devotion from me while he's actively trying to beat our team.  When he retires from the sport altogether, he gets to be a Wing again.  Until then, f*** that guy and his garbage ass team.  I hope his entire team, family, and friends all get the mumps.  Punk ass *****. 

#2593385 Dylan Larkin on Team USA for World Cup

Posted by kipwinger on 15 April 2015 - 10:23 AM

Who was it that said there was no clear #1 center in our system?  Granted, no prospect is a sure thing, but this kid is about as close as it gets.  He's the real deal. 


Someone else also said that Zach Hyman was the one "driving the play" on that line in Michigan as well.  Lol.  Nah. 

#2593383 Boston GM Peter Chiarelli fired

Posted by kipwinger on 15 April 2015 - 10:18 AM

My 11 year old brother and my dog max?

JK i agree they had a bad year is all it was i think no need to tear apart the team. it will make them worse on the long run


Agreed.  If Ottawa doesn't go on the insane run that they did, Boston would have made the playoffs without a problem.  You're not going to finish tops in the conference every year.  Sometimes you're going to be at the bottom end.  And usually you're pretty safe, barring some kind of insane Cinderella season from a bottom feeder.  No need to s*** can a (reasonably) competent GM over it.  Hell, there's a real possibility that we would have missed the playoffs the last couple years if any team below us had gone on a run like that.  It happens. 


Edit:  If I was San Jose I'd hire him tomorrow.  Since they're stuck with Thornton and Marleau, might as well get a GM who knows how to build a team around them. 

#2593381 Boston GM Peter Chiarelli fired

Posted by kipwinger on 15 April 2015 - 10:09 AM

I absolutely hate the Boston Bruins and I want them to fail.  Still, this is stupid.  They should definitely not have done this.  It's not too different that L.A. firing Lombardi because they missed the playoffs this year.  Who's available that's better than Chiarelli and Julien?

#2593374 S'matter Yzerman, afraid of the jersey you wore for so long?

Posted by kipwinger on 15 April 2015 - 09:44 AM

f*** Steve Yzerman.  He's not the Red Wings, and the Red Wings aren't him.  He stopped getting the Gordie Howe treatment the second he associated himself with another active NHL hockey team.  Particularly with one that we're playing in the playoffs. 


I hope we crush Stevie, the Lightening, the city of Tampa, and the whole state of Florida for that matter.  Let an earthquake crumble it, let the fires rage, let it burn tof****** ash and then let the waters rise and submerge the whole rat-infested place, Stevie right along with it.


This is playoff hockey.

#2593149 Brendan Smith

Posted by kipwinger on 14 April 2015 - 10:18 AM


So if Smith loses his job to a rookie, then said rookie (who is actually young, with 14 games played in the NHL) falters and loses the job, it somehow makes Smith better? That's not even logical. Also, coaches don't sit people to send messages going into the playoffs. Coaches sit people to send messages in the middle of the season. Babcock isn't sending a message. He's playing Marchenko over Smith because Marchenko gives us a better chance to win than Smith does.


Any minute now, Smith is going to breakout.  Just you wait and see.  He just needs the proper motivation and usage.  That's all. 


After Babs "sends him a message", he'll be a stud.  But only if he never has to play defense, gets 20 minutes a night, and powerplay time. 


But boy will you be eating crow once that happens!

#2592076 Definition of a real fan

Posted by kipwinger on 10 April 2015 - 02:17 PM

 Wanna put money on it? Or are you not a bettman?



#2592069 Brendan Smith

Posted by kipwinger on 10 April 2015 - 01:47 PM



Detroit Red Wings @DetroitRedWings 2m2 minutes ago

UPDATE: The #RedWings have recalled Alexey Marchenko from the @griffinshockey.






#2592061 Brendan Smith

Posted by kipwinger on 10 April 2015 - 01:03 PM


Sounds like trade value to me! :D


I honestly don't know why they didn't trade him at the deadline to be honest.  He really hasn't had a bad season.  And I have every reason to believe he'd perform better under a different coach.  If I was a team looking for a reasonably priced 5-6 puck mover, I'd give him a look. 

#2592046 Brendan Smith

Posted by kipwinger on 10 April 2015 - 12:26 PM

People only agree about Smith because of the bonehead penalty last night.  Not a month ago the general concensus on LGW was that "Smith's been our best defenseman lately".  There were A LOT of people around here saying he should be put on the top pair lol.  Of course, it wasn't smart then and it isn't now.  It's just that the narrative has changed now.  Reminds me of Quincey last year.  He was "terrible" all season long, until Babs praised his play, and then suddenly he "turned it around".  Which was silly too. 


Smith has been bad to mediocre all year.  Anybody who'd bothered to look would have seen exactly that.  But nobody bothered, for whatever reason.  Now people can't say enough how "stupid" he is.  And he is.  And always has been.  As Forrest Gump might very well have said on the subject, "Stupid is as stupid was". 

#2592044 Definition of a real fan

Posted by kipwinger on 10 April 2015 - 12:03 PM


I'm more of a fan than Jack Edwards


You're more of a fan than Jack Squat! 


Get it?  Get it?

#2592039 Will Wings Revisit Signing Phaneuf?

Posted by kipwinger on 10 April 2015 - 11:53 AM


Because Elisha wears the pants.


I thought she wore Joffrey Lupul's pants...ya know...after they're done doin' it and all. 

#2592026 Brendan Smith

Posted by kipwinger on 10 April 2015 - 11:19 AM

Do you guys honestly think Smith's going to be smarter with the puck at forward...when he has the puck more?  I don't want that dingbat touching a puck ever again. 


Like, seriously.  If I were near Brendan Smith and he tried to reach down a pick up a puck to put it back in the bin at a sporting goods store, I'd still punch him.