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#2546396 11/2 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Sabres 3 (SO)

Posted by kipwinger on 03 November 2014 - 11:57 AM

His name is actually, Humungus -- Warrior of the Wasteland. The original Ayatollah of Rock and Roll-ah!!   (No offense, Chris Jericho.) 

 

...but Zergs also goes by Humungus.

 

Meh...Zemungus, Humungus.  Same diff. 




#2546386 11/2 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Sabres 3 (SO)

Posted by kipwinger on 03 November 2014 - 09:45 AM

 

I hear that over on LetsGoSabres they just call him Zergs.  ...but also that it's frowned upon.  :bye:

 

We're talking about the same guy right?  Lord Zemongous?

 

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#2546301 11/2 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Sabres 3 (SO)

Posted by kipwinger on 02 November 2014 - 07:49 PM

Shootout?  Where's Nestrasil when you need him?




#2546246 11/2 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Sabres 3 (SO)

Posted by kipwinger on 02 November 2014 - 07:30 PM

Anyone else just not thrilled with Jurco? We all bought the hype but he's always been the weak link of the kid line and I don't remember ever being wowed. Obviously he's still young but based on what he's shown so far in his NHL career he's looking more like a Brunnstrom or Leino to me. Only not scoring as much but working harder.

 

He's 21.  Give him time.  Look how long it took Abdelkader to develop his game.  Jurco is good on the boards, hits, and plays well in the crease.  For that alone I'd give him a couple years.   Hell, at 21 Tomas Tatar couldn't even get a cup of coffee in the NHL.  He's still developing. 

 

But agreed that it's be nice for him to get it going like last year. 


 

I actually blame all six players on the ice for that goal. 

 

If that had been Kindl who turned the puck over you would have been leading the mob with pitch forks and torches, not "blaming all six players".




#2546228 11/2 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Sabres 3 (SO)

Posted by kipwinger on 02 November 2014 - 07:22 PM

Don't anybody blame the fourth line.  Smith turned the puck over in the D-zone.  He's been good tonight but that was on him. 




#2546224 11/2 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Sabres 3 (SO)

Posted by kipwinger on 02 November 2014 - 07:21 PM

Goddamn Kindl and Lashoff.  They're horrible.  Turn the puck over for goals constantly.  They need to be more like Brendan Smith.  Oh wait. 




#2546211 11/2 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Sabres 3 (SO)

Posted by kipwinger on 02 November 2014 - 07:15 PM

He's not bad. He'd be a 3-4 dman on the wings. For how bad his team is he only came in today at either -2 or -3. That's pretty darn good compared to the rest of his team. He's one of the only Sabres actually playing. He's not an all star but he is more than just average. I think the 5k fans that showed up in Florida a couple weeks ago make more noise than this mostly full arena.

 

For 5 million a year he better be top two on whatever team he's on...and he better produce like it.  He doesn't.  So no thanks on Tyler "Big for Nothing" Myers.




#2546204 11/2 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Sabres 3 (SO)

Posted by kipwinger on 02 November 2014 - 07:11 PM

I think they should try (just for a few shifts) to switch Helm and Sheahan.  Have Sheahan with Franzen and Jurco and Helm with Tatar and Nyquist.  That second line seems like they'd be hard to get the puck from, and the third line would fly. 




#2546201 11/2 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Sabres 3 (SO)

Posted by kipwinger on 02 November 2014 - 07:09 PM

abs is so lucky to play with dats and Z

 

He's holding his own this year.  I think in the past he's been the recipient of their good play, but this year he's really contributing to that line...not just riding their coattails.  I never saw it coming and bitched quite a bit about Abby being on the top line.  I was clearly wrong about that.  This is me officially eating crow. 




#2546180 11/2 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Sabres 3 (SO)

Posted by kipwinger on 02 November 2014 - 06:55 PM

I.E  D,Byfuglien

 

I disagree on that one.  He is big, no doubt.  But with defensemen, 50 pts. seems to be the magic number and Byfuglien's done it three times as a d-man.  I don't love the guy or anything, but that's a lot of points from the back end (like, Keith Yandle type points from the blueline).  If Myers was anywhere close to that I might understand the hype.  But he's long way off. 




#2546175 11/2 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Sabres 3 (SO)

Posted by kipwinger on 02 November 2014 - 06:45 PM

I've been saying that about Myers since the rumors started.  He's not that good.  He's only an average defenseman.  If he was 6'1 and 205 lbs. but did everything else exactly the same nobody would be impressed by him at all.  For whatever reason hockey fans are mesmerized by "bigness" regardless of whether or not the biggie has much talent. 




#2546158 11/2 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Sabres 3 (SO)

Posted by kipwinger on 02 November 2014 - 06:30 PM

Anybody else think that the "euro twins" should really be the "euro triplets"?  Kronwall plays so well with D and Z.  He reads them just as well as they read each other. 




#2545649 10/29 GDT - Red Wings 4 @ Capitals 2

Posted by kipwinger on 30 October 2014 - 09:41 PM

Bob Hartley would also be an interesting choice

 

Are you implying that you'd be ok with Bob Hartley as the coach of the Detroit Red Wings?  Bob Hartley? 




#2544740 Rating the Defense through 6 games

Posted by kipwinger on 27 October 2014 - 11:58 AM

Let's just agree to disagree on this one... I don't think a defenseman in the middle of the diamond makes sense at all, that is the last place I would put Smith. The player in the middle is who you want directing traffic, and can make the quick one touch passes and can also be a trigger man.

 

I also disagree that Smith wouldn't be capable of manning the point, even if he were the last man back in the diamond. He has improved his defensive game immensely and is much smarter with the puck. Even if he does make a mistake, he is our fastest defenseman, so the chance of him recovering is much higher than any of the other d, in my opinion.

 

Either way, I'm done with this. I just want our power-play to improve. It's clearly not getting it done now, whether that's on the system they're using, the coaching strategies or the personnel, who knows...

 

I like the idea of trying Smith on the PP point (I mean, what could it hurt) but it's not going to work unless Babs' is going to let him use his wheels to make plays.  Utilized in that way Smith could be dangerous.  Utilized in the traditional "point shot-rebound-goal" strategy I think he's not much of an improvement because he's got a decent wrister, but not a noteworthy one timer.  But again, Babs would have to let him wheel and deal to be effective, which I can't see happening. 

 

I also agree with you that there's not really a problem with trying him on the PP despite his defensive gaffs.  Subban and Wisniewski are two players who come to mind who are awesome on the PP despite being shaky defensively (at times).  I'm not sure why we can only use guys who are defensive studs...though I suppose that's not too different than the rest of our game.  At times I think we're so petrified by the thought that the other team might get a scoring chance that creating any of our own becomes a secondary priority. 




#2544239 Lines Thread

Posted by kipwinger on 24 October 2014 - 01:59 PM

How many points does Helm have to not score on the wing before everybody realizes he's not good on the wing?  If the fact that he blew about six scoring chances last night doesn't convince people that he can't take a pass, I don't know what will. 

 

To reiterate.  Helm.  Is. f******.  Terrible.  On.  The.  Wing.

 

Terrible.