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#2648262 And your NHL All-Star Division Captains are....

Posted by kipwinger on 16 January 2016 - 01:50 PM

I'm also a little annoyed that Don Cherry, Mike Milbury, and the rest of the pro fighting crowd, have remained mum regarding Scott. How fickle. You're going to go on and on about how great fighting is, and then don't support a fighter that's getting railroaded. Makes you question their motives for sure.


#2648254 And your NHL All-Star Division Captains are....

Posted by kipwinger on 16 January 2016 - 01:34 PM

Here's another thing I'd say about Scott. All those people who championed the "vote Scott" campaign (most notable Puck Daddy) need to do the right thing and publicize the hell out of this. Maybe even start a petition or boycott. They had as much to do with this as anyone, and it would be a shame if they threw up their hands after essentially getting him involved in this in the first place.


#2648166 And your NHL All-Star Division Captains are....

Posted by kipwinger on 15 January 2016 - 06:32 PM

If the NHL, and a sizeable chunk of its fans, is going to insist that fighting is a necessary, traditional, and integral part of the game then I don't see why an individual shouldnt be voted into the all star game based on skill in this area.

You can't have it both ways. Fighting can't be tacitly condoned, if not downright celebrated, while the fighters themselves are barred from receiving honors based on their ability to do this "nesessary" part of the game well.

And that's to say nothing of the extremely contemptable decision to offer a man a life changing opportunity and then conspire to take it away. After all, regardless of his skill level, john Scott has devoted his entire life to loving and playing hockey. This is his hall of fame moment and he might be robbed of it. Its an absolutely awful way to treat a guy who probably loves the game more than any of us.


#2648161 And your NHL All-Star Division Captains are....

Posted by kipwinger on 15 January 2016 - 05:59 PM

If he isn't allowed to go, after he was voted in and was expecting to go, I'm going to be very disappointed in all involved. Scott has done nothing but handle this graciously, made it all about the opportunity for his family, and as an end cap for a career that's coming to an end. In his statements about the game he seemed legitimately excited, and it would be REALLY screwed up to take it away from him now.

I don't usually get on board the "NHL front office is the worst" train, but this would be shameful.


#2647876 All Purpose Grand Rapids Griffins Thread

Posted by kipwinger on 14 January 2016 - 02:48 PM

So I can't post links from my phone for some reason, but if you look up "Martin Fork Prospects Report" on YouTube you'll hear some interesting thoughts from Holland, Blashill, and Ryan Martin concerning Frk. For what they're worth you can look up George Malik's notes (I know) on Frk. He does an analysis of all the prospects at the development camp and main camp and has consistently noted Frks pensive approach to the game, but undeniable skill and work ethic.

Hope it helps.


#2647501 1/11 GDT - Red Wings at Kings - 10:30 PM EST

Posted by kipwinger on 11 January 2016 - 11:56 PM

Osgood is a god damn embarrassment as an announcer. If he mispronounces another name, or uses improper grammar one more time, I'm going to switch to the Los Angeles feed.

I can't believe they fired Larry Murphy for a guy who can't speak correctly.


#2646881 Wings Need on D and Glaring Inconsistencies

Posted by kipwinger on 08 January 2016 - 07:31 PM

I'd take Buf long term in a heartbeat. Squeeze all his value as a defenseman out and he will still have value as a forward at the front of the net. The dude can skate, is durable, and has had no serious injuries in his career. He will be good for another 5 or 6 years.


#2646856 Wings Need on D and Glaring Inconsistencies

Posted by kipwinger on 08 January 2016 - 05:35 PM

Dekeyser-Byfuglien
Kronwall-Marchenko
Smith/Ericsson/Quincey-Green

Cup.


#2645998 Redwings interested in kirby rychel?

Posted by kipwinger on 04 January 2016 - 05:16 PM

The folks suggesting it would take AA to get him are dramatically overestimating his value. The fact that he wants out of the organization reduces Columbus' asking price. A comparable would be Nino Neiderreiter, who went to Minnesota for a fourth liner, not the organizations top center prospect.


#2645996 Redwings interested in kirby rychel?

Posted by kipwinger on 04 January 2016 - 05:09 PM

Ive liked Rychel for a long time. Hes a fairly big, very abrasive and physical, first round draft pick who's scoring at roughly a point per game in the AHL. What's not to like? Columbus wants defense, I'd flip them a good defense prospect for him given our lack of power forward type prospects.


#2644007 Wings Need on D and Glaring Inconsistencies

Posted by kipwinger on 22 December 2015 - 05:49 PM

Contracts tend to be higher money for shorter term, and lower money for longer term. Not vice versa.


#2643512 12/18 GDT : Vancouver Canucks at Detroit Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Posted by kipwinger on 18 December 2015 - 10:36 PM

I've kinda always wanted Vrbata on Datsyuks wing. Am I the only person that thinks it would really pretty a lot.


#2643321 That lazy Mantha....

Posted by kipwinger on 18 December 2015 - 06:55 PM

Or maybe getting called out by the organization for effort, and then getting scratched, did exactly what it was supposed to and woke him up. Maybe *gasp* Jimmy D (the guy with 7 Cup rings) actually knew what he was doing.


#2643309 Adam Oates being brought in to help PP

Posted by kipwinger on 18 December 2015 - 05:55 PM

Not sure how I feel about this move.  We're already pretty deep at center and Oates is past his prime.  


Agreed. Its like the Richards signing all over again.


#2643265 The Killer Instict

Posted by kipwinger on 18 December 2015 - 06:47 AM

 

I don't think its a knee-jerk reaction based off the last two games.  The Wings have blown 11 third period leads over the course of the season so far.  Our win percentage when leading after 2 periods is .625, which is second worst in the league, and that isn't trending up.

 

And I do think it's knee jerk considering this thread, and most of the opinions herein, didn't spring up while we were regularly beating good teams.  Nobody was rushing around to talk about all the changes we needed to make when we were busy beating Montreal in regulation.  But lose two games and here we go. Look back through the GDT's and see how many people were saying "I know we're scoring goals, winning games, and even getting points in our loses...but dammit we need roster changes". 

 

They weren't.

 

But I'll give you one thing.  Our win percentage when leading after two periods IS low.  So low, in fact, that I'd argue its an anomaly.  So low that its almost a freak thing.  So low that MUCH worse rosters aren't even comparably bad.  And as such, it's probably not something a roster change is going to fix. 

 

THIS is a mental thing.  And probably a usage thing as well.  Changing around bodies for depth players, who probably aren't going to be on the ice late in games anyway, isn't going to address the issue.