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#2675999 Datsyuk - someone who works for JLA told me he's sold his house

Posted by kipwinger on 15 May 2016 - 02:23 PM

Meh.  Pavs should go enjoy his retirement and the Wings should transition into a new era.  This will hasten it.  I'm not too broken up about it. 




#2675694 ECF : Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

Posted by kipwinger on 10 May 2016 - 10:37 PM

Ugh, this made me throw up in my mouth a little bit.


#2675653 Jim Bedard gone... Ferschweiler demoted

Posted by kipwinger on 10 May 2016 - 06:19 PM

One thing that I think is super important for both Houda, and whoever we sign to coach the offense, is a knowledge and embrace of how modern analytics can/should inform coaching. I don't know where any of the candidates stand on the topic though.


#2675549 Jim Bedard gone... Ferschweiler demoted

Posted by kipwinger on 09 May 2016 - 10:37 PM

Another reason I like Todd Richards is because young centers have tended to do well in his offensive scheme. None of Johansen, Jenner, or Dubinsky are superstars, but they've performed well under his offense, and I'd love to see what he could do with Larkin and AA. Then get a defensive coach that really understands puck possession and transition and we are set. Don't really know who I like for a defensive coach though.


#2675504 Jim Bedard gone... Ferschweiler demoted

Posted by kipwinger on 09 May 2016 - 04:24 PM

I think that given the amount of roster and management turnover we are expecting right now, its a perfect time to take stock of what we have, identify what kind of team we want to be, and then make player and coaching decisions based on that new identity. I don't think its smart to bring guys in because of their names or previous experience (though I do want some experience, no rookies).

For instance, if we don't envision ourselves as a Randy Carlyle type team, then we would be dumb to hire him. Regardless of his experience. We need to figure our what we have, what we want to be, and then hire the right people to make it so.

Personally, I like Todd Richards. His teams play fast and aggressive and I like that given our lineup. But that's just me. There's also a connection there, he used to work with Tyler Wright in Colombus.


#2675465 Jim Bedard gone... Ferschweiler demoted

Posted by kipwinger on 09 May 2016 - 11:38 AM

Great news on Firschweiler. I liked Bedard, but he's been here forever. Any chance Osgood takes over? Would he be any good in a coaching role?...


Gotta be better than Osgood in a broadcasting role. Anything to get him out of the booth.


#2675435 Guy Boucher new HC of the Sens

Posted by kipwinger on 08 May 2016 - 09:10 PM

I like Guy Boucher better when he played the villain in Casino Royale.

 

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#2675123 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by kipwinger on 04 May 2016 - 07:23 PM

I'm not so sure they're so comparable. Frk is bigger and can protect the puck better against bigger guys so his speed is less of an issue than Pulks. Plus I think he gets his shot off quicker, but that's just my assessment. Frk reminds me of a poor mans Vanek or Moulson. Both are slow, but big enough to play in high traffic areas.


#2675071 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by kipwinger on 04 May 2016 - 10:12 AM

Do we even have mods anymore or what? Frank makes homosexual slurs in another thread, with no discipline associated, and now this guy's comments? I thought the rules on offensive posts were pretty clear but apparently that doesn't matter if nobody does anything about it.


#2674675 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by kipwinger on 30 April 2016 - 04:27 PM

Oh no, one of our depth players left and will likely be replaced by someone from GR, what will we do?


#2674658 Alexander Radulov: Wings on short-list of desired teams

Posted by kipwinger on 30 April 2016 - 03:22 PM

As long as youre not paying him obscene money you don't need him to have a career year. 20+ goals and 50 points is reasonable and would make him the best winger on our team. I'd offer him 4.5 million for three years, if he doesn't take it then oh well. If he does, great.


#2674641 Alexander Radulov: Wings on short-list of desired teams

Posted by kipwinger on 30 April 2016 - 01:24 PM

You're the only person I've ever heard call Radulov soft.  Makes me think you're just throwing around pejoratives in an attempt to justify your dislike for him post hoc. 

 

Radulov is a lot of things, but "soft" isn't one.  He's very tenacious and aggressive for a goal scorer.  He's not likely to punch anybody, sure, but the guys ain't "soft".  Maybe an *******, but not soft. 




#2674302 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by kipwinger on 28 April 2016 - 06:42 PM

I agree with this perspective to a point and John Oliver did a solid episode on publicly funded arenas. I've heard arguments on the other side that also sway. I've seen that the arena is estimated to cost $627M and could go higher. Even though Ilitch is personally worth 5 billion+, I doubt his company has that amount of free cash to spend at one time so I understand if a certain amount coming from government funding.
 
One thing to consider on the naming issue, is that the Ilitches have essentially turned away a huge amount of money by not selling the naming rights to another company. Maybe it's their interest to have the advertising (although I don't think it's that much extra exposure - we all knew the new arena would be lined with Little Ceasars venders, signage, and they would give free pizzas at the games just like they do at the Joe). But think of the alternative of them taking a huge amount of public money and then using the arena to bring in an extra money to cover part of their end (Blues got 70 million for 20 years naming rights for the Savvis center for a random example)  Probably everyone would prefer Howe arena or honoring some local hero, but I think Little Ceasars is the best option for corporate naming.


I get WHY public funding is often necessary, I'm not even against public funding. I just think that if you're going to accept public funding for your teams new arena you should probably make an effort to represent and validate their contribution rather than be wholly greedy and promote your brand to their exclusion.


#2674275 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by kipwinger on 28 April 2016 - 05:36 PM

My only issues is the public funding aspect. The MASSIVE public funding. If the illitches had paid for it themselves they could name it whatever they want and I wouldn't have much to say.


#2674265 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by kipwinger on 28 April 2016 - 05:09 PM

What a benevolent act by our patrons the Illitch family. They used millions of dollars of public funds to erect the world's biggest advertisement to themselves. Thank god for our glorious leaders!