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#2657036 Larkin should study McDavid ability to score.

Posted by kipwinger on 02 March 2016 - 06:15 PM

I don't care if we don't have the next Crosby. We have the next Toews. And as overrated as everyone says he is, he's good enough to win Cups. McDavid is a great player and all, but wishing Larkin was more like him is splitting hairs. They've both got very nice looking careers ahead of them. Who cares if McDavid scores more so long as Larkin wins more?

#2655190 2/26 GDT : Red Wings at Avalanche Alumni Game, 7:00 EST

Posted by kipwinger on 26 February 2016 - 12:36 PM

What a side show. A bunch of 50 year olds jawing about something that happened 20 years ago. Foote should put his varsity jacket on, start blasting "Glory Days", and tell the Wings to meet him in the parking lot. McCarty would be there in a heartbeat given how badly he wants to live in the past.

#2654709 2/23 Tacky GDT Columbus Blue Jackets @ Detroit Red wings 7:30 PM Est

Posted by kipwinger on 23 February 2016 - 10:05 PM

Holy hell AA is awesome

#2654689 2/23 Tacky GDT Columbus Blue Jackets @ Detroit Red wings 7:30 PM Est

Posted by kipwinger on 23 February 2016 - 10:01 PM

This team is so boring that I wish Roman Reigns was on it.  

By comparison he's a regular David Lee Roth of charisma.

#2654673 2/23 Tacky GDT Columbus Blue Jackets @ Detroit Red wings 7:30 PM Est

Posted by kipwinger on 23 February 2016 - 09:53 PM

AA looks good, the rest of the team looks wretched. I assume that's on account of these retarded lines. Why is Jurco out?

#2651296 Should the Red Wings Trade for Byfuglien?

Posted by kipwinger on 06 February 2016 - 06:01 PM

As long as he's willing to sign a contract I'd want him in a heartbeat. Because I heart Big Buf.

#2651055 Red Wings at Lightning/Panthers joint discussion

Posted by kipwinger on 05 February 2016 - 02:08 PM

I thought Jurco looked really good both games. So that's a plus. Otherwise we were brutal. We never shoot, and when we do we never hit the net. No wonder we don't score.

#2651046 Forward Line Combos/Discussion

Posted by kipwinger on 05 February 2016 - 02:00 PM

I've really soured on anyone who can't get the puck and do something with it. I don't care how many shots you block or how gritty you are. If you don't possess the puck you suck in the modern game. What good are you doing if you block a shot or break up a pass and the give the puck back to the other team for another try? Our WORST possession forwards are on the pk. How do you clear the puck if you can't get it from the other team?

#2651038 Forward Line Combos/Discussion

Posted by kipwinger on 05 February 2016 - 01:28 PM

I have a dream...of a roster without Glendening or Anderson. Its rough knowing I'll inevitably be disappointed.


#2650627 All Star Skills Competition

Posted by kipwinger on 30 January 2016 - 07:33 PM

Atta boy Dylark!

#2650381 And your NHL All-Star Division Captains are....

Posted by kipwinger on 28 January 2016 - 01:45 PM

Toews and Ovechkin suspended for backing out of the ASG after the league condoned, and even requested, that John Scott do the same. If I were them I'd file a grievance with the union. What a joke.

#2649460 Joakim Andesson on Waivers

Posted by kipwinger on 22 January 2016 - 01:40 PM

I'd be happy if they'd just swap Andersson for Callahan. 

#2649425 Bravo, Smitty

Posted by kipwinger on 22 January 2016 - 09:49 AM

Ugh.  I can't believe I'm about to defend Brendan Smith. 


First, bottom pair defensemen (and bottom 6 forwards) are almost NEVER the reason for a bad season.  The difference in quality between our bottom pair and that of...say...Washington, is marginal.  If we don't make the playoffs this year it will be because none of our high end players (aside from Larkin) was comparably better than their counterparts on more successful teams.  None of Dats, Z, Tatar, Nyquist, Kronwall, Green, etc. have been as good as they should be. 


Secondly, Smith's handpass from the bench.  I'm tired of hearing about it.  For two years prior to that play, I'd been regularly pointing out that Smith just wasn't very good, and was almost UNIVERSALLY met with opposition.  Smith could blow coverages, turn the puck over in the d-zone, make bad pinches, or take untimely penalties and the chorus was generally, "Smitty's good.  He's dynamic because of his skating.  He's the only guy that will drop the gloves".  People loved that dope...inexplicably.  Then the handpass happened and all the same people who loved him before, started s***ting on him.  But that wasn't his low point.  His low point was the previous two years when he regularly sucked and everybody said "Smith's playing pretty good right now, maybe our best defenseman". 


Now Smith IS playing pretty good.  He's rounding out his game in a way I NEVER thought he would.  And people are still talking about that handpass.  It was dumb.  I agree.  But it's far from the worst thing he's done on the ice (not that anybody had bothered to notice before).  And he's far from the player he was when he did it.  So can we all get back to bitching about Ericsson already? 

#2649241 1/20 GDT : St. Louis Blues at Red Wings, 8:00 EST

Posted by kipwinger on 20 January 2016 - 09:34 PM

Jesus, what the hell happened to Keith Tkachuk? He looks like the older version of himself ate the younger one. What a tub of s***.

#2649004 Kronwall out 2-4 Weeks after Knee Scope

Posted by kipwinger on 19 January 2016 - 05:28 PM

Its easy to understand, Smiths most recent screw up led to a goal. That tends to stick in peoples minds if you end up losing the game. But overall he's been pretty good as of late. Definitely not our biggest concern.