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#2563141 TB's Paquette learns the hard way, don't start **** w Chara

Posted by kipwinger on 14 January 2015 - 12:02 PM

There are guys that can beat him but sadly save for Scott most are in the ahl now or hurt :(Bourdelaux). Chara is soo tall and if he caps someone he is going to get the takedown his father is a pro wrestler


But surely a smaller guy could channel "the big bad bear" and board him, right?  That would be sooooo cool and tough.  I mean seriously, if Chara wants to go all big, bad, bear, bruin, on people, they should be allowed to injure and maim him in response, right bro?  f*** yeah!

That's Mr. Rocket to you


I'll board the s*** out of him AND his widow right freakin' now!  You think I'm afraid of a dead guy and an old woman?  I'm Bruins' strong.  Find a person smaller and weaker than I am and I'll smash their face into a wall anytime I feel like it.  Punk.

#2563127 1/13 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Sabres 1

Posted by kipwinger on 14 January 2015 - 11:26 AM

I don't know, didn't he insist he get a photograph with all his former assistants that are now head coaches at the draft this year? I think he's more sentimental then his stern demeanor portrays. Plus I think I heard him say Glendening was like the son he never had.


Awww, that makes this guy a saaaaaad panda.  It's his own fault though, you've got to compete harder and be an "everydayer" if you want to be Mike Babcock's son.  Lil' Michael Babcock just needs to steal somebody else's job that's all. 



#2563117 TB's Paquette learns the hard way, don't start **** w Chara

Posted by kipwinger on 14 January 2015 - 11:17 AM

I wish I was born a genetic mutant.


I would get all the women and I would dominate at the food trough.


I would also take liberties with other people in my profession, and have my team's jersey worn by frankgrimes while he pretends to watch Red Wings games. :glare:




Dude what are you talking about?  Boarding and gloved punches to little guys' faces are part of the game.  Always have been, always will be.  If you weren't on the soft, euro, pussified, nancy boy, bandwagon you'd realize Chara is just bringin' old time hockey back to the masses. 

#2563095 1/13 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Sabres 1

Posted by kipwinger on 14 January 2015 - 09:30 AM

Everybody knows my feelings on Babcock, but this was pretty classy of him:



#2563094 TB's Paquette learns the hard way, don't start **** w Chara

Posted by kipwinger on 14 January 2015 - 09:21 AM

Oh sweet, the biggest guy in the league boarded someone and hit another guy with a gloved fist.  What a tough dude he is.  Puke. 

#2563056 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by kipwinger on 13 January 2015 - 10:08 PM

Doesn't Petry get PP time? He should be scoring more


He does.  And he should.  I agree, he's not great.  Certainly not the right handed, puck moving, saving grace that Detroit is supposedly interested in.  Which is why, if we're interested in him, we should wait until the offseason and sign him (rather than giving up assets in a trade). 

#2562854 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by kipwinger on 13 January 2015 - 02:02 PM


Incentive you say?




Point taken, but it's not like Jeff Petry is winning them games. 

#2562781 All Purpose Grand Rapids Griffins Thread

Posted by kipwinger on 12 January 2015 - 10:51 PM

I frequent hockeysfuture quite often for articles but as far as their stats and bios go, I think they're terrible. hockeydb is great for NHL players info but I have found it to be very sketchy when it comes to minor leaguers and European players. griffinscentral is another good spot for articles but I find it to be very amateur, and considering they haven't updated Landon's profile picture from his days with the Red Deer Rebels, I think it's a safe bet that they haven't updated his bio either... redwingscentral was by far the best for all Red Wings prospects related info. I miss them...

Either way, I'll trust the two official team sites over any of the others. Also, I can't imagine Bob Kaser not knowing the information on any of Griffins players that he deals with on a daily basis.

No worries. It's not that big a deal, I was just curious to know where you were getting the information.

Either way, I do believe Ferraro still has the potential to be a decent grinder at the NHL level. I hope he makes it someday.


When you google his name, google provides a short summary profile on the right side of the screen and it has him listed as 170 lbs.  That's where I saw it, but clearly that's not a good source. 

#2562709 McGratton on waivers

Posted by kipwinger on 12 January 2015 - 04:32 PM

Is anyone else envious that Lucic gets to spend his summers in such a beautiful part of Canada?


I'm guessing he goes to the local humane society to punch strays to keep his d-bag level up to snuff.


He probably doesn't punch them, but there's a good chance he helps neuter them with his stick. 

#2562705 Lines Thread

Posted by kipwinger on 12 January 2015 - 04:26 PM


What did Henrik Zetterberg do to deserve that? Honestly though, I like those with the exception that I think Gus and Z should play together, like Tatar and Pav should. I don't know what to do with either Weiss or Franzen at this point -- one probably deserves a shot at a larger role and the other really just doesn't fit anywhere. 


I agree.  Honestly I think both could be traded without too much harm done to the team, but I don't see it happening. 


With regard to Nyquist, while I agree that he's good with Zetterberg, I don't think he's been very good at all lately.  Teams are checking him tight and not giving him any room to make plays.  I think he'd benefit from the mismatch on the third line.  Plus, it's not like Franzen and Z don't play well together.  They have for years.  And I'm convinced that Weiss will flourish if moved back to center.  He sees the ice really well, is a strong passer, and can makes plays quickly.  Put him with a couple of proven guys and I think the line will (collectively) do some damage. 

#2562695 McGratton on waivers

Posted by kipwinger on 12 January 2015 - 03:17 PM

I guess now we know, truly, the difference between being on waiveerrrrzzzz and merely being on waivers. Hello darkness my old friend...


I think you've pinpointed it exactly. 

#2562691 McGratton on waivers

Posted by kipwinger on 12 January 2015 - 03:03 PM

This thread started with so much promise. So, so much promise.

*shakes head*

*wipes tear*


"It seems like a lifetime, or at least a Main Era -- the kind of peak that never comes again...Maybe it meant something. Maybe not, in the long run... There was madness in any direction, at any hour...You could strike sparks anywhere. There was a fantastic universal sense that whatever we were doing was right, that we were winning...And that, I think, was the handle -- that sense of inevitable victory over the forces of Old and Evil. Not in any mean or military sense; we didn't need that. Our energy would simply prevail. There was no point in fighting -- on our side or theirs. We had all the momentum; we were riding the crest of a high and beautiful wave. So now, less than five days later...you can almost see the high-water mark -- that place where the wave finally broke and rolled back."

#2562685 McGratton on waivers

Posted by kipwinger on 12 January 2015 - 02:43 PM


Except Holland will never go after a Prust, Dorsett or Stewart because they fight.  He doesn't care if they score goals and contribute as leaders somehow.  If you fight, Holland and Babcock don't want you.  Look how they ran Tootoo out of town because he actually fought.  They want their 4th liners to be faceless jobbers who the fans don't care about.    



If he ever reads your post and runs into you in public (or private), this is the look you'd get.  Please choose your words carefully.  





It should be pretty obvious by now that pictures of Brian McGrattan don't have the same visceral affect on me that they do on you.  Although, I will say that it's fitting that you chose a picture of him doing something other than skating. 

#2562684 Franzen on IR

Posted by kipwinger on 12 January 2015 - 02:37 PM


I got a new sig idea "Johan Franzen, prooving Leftwinger right since Summer 2009..." :ninja:





Let's see what you actually said in 2009 shall we?


Here's what you said before Franzen signed his long term, front loaded, Zetterberg-like contract...http://www.letsgowin...franzen signed


"...at this point Hudler will probably cost more or just as much as Franzen! So, get Franzen signed long term and let Hudler sign somewhere else. If he signs somewhere else for anywhere between 2.6 and 3.9 million, we WILL get a 1st and a 3rd round pick from that team. That there is more valuable than signing Hudler and letting Franzen walk. Hudler will more than likely get that 2.6 million. Get Franzen signed the front loaded way Zetterberg was, let Huds, McCarty, Chelios, Sammy walk and get Hossa signed to a similar Zetterberg contract. Must trade Filpulla in ANY scanario so we can get that $3 million off the books. Filpulla should get us a 2nd round pick. At the very least a 3rd."

Here's what you said the day of the Franzen signing, in the "Franzen signs Extension" Thread...http://www.letsgowin...11-years/page-6


"Just as a few of us said a long time ago! Bye Bye Filppulla, Hudler & Sammy for sure! Hello HOSSA long term! Hudler with get at least the same somewhere so HELLO 1st, 2nd and 3rd round pick! Trade Flip for a 2nd and 3rd and lets go!"


And here's what you said one day after the Franzen signing...http://www.letsgowin...1-years/page-11


"Quickly, I like Franzen but if he wanted to have to best available chance(s) to win Cups within those 11 years, he should've have signed a contract that had a cap hit more like $2.9M. This pretty much screws us for Hossa, unless he takes a HUGE, HUGE, HUGE discount to stay here OR he signs somewhere for 1 year OR takes another 1 year deal at that same discount, then comes back when Lidstroms contract is off the books. Of course if Lids wants to stay he MUST take a HUGE discont as well. Franzen just tied the hands if Holland and Holland allowed it to happen."


And here's what you said a few weeks after Hossa signed with Chicago...http://www.letsgowin...go +fans +hossa


"Anyway, Hossa scored 40 goals for us, that is it. That is all his history will leave us. Luc Robitaille and Brett Hull were "Better" Red Wings than Hossa. Larry Murphy is a "Better" Red Wing than Hossa. Steve Duschene was more important to this team. For Gods sake, Keith Primeau meant more to this team!"




I wouldn't go around gloating.  At best, your record on the Franzen/Hossa topic is flip floppy.  At worst, you wanted Franzen re-signed (like he was) and you though Steve Duschene and Keith Primeau meant more to the Red Wings than Hossa did. 

#2562655 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by kipwinger on 12 January 2015 - 12:59 PM

I'm of the opinion that a team can change drastically from one minor tweak, which is all I think we need. We don't need any major shake-ups and I'm sure you would agree on that, but we do have one glaring need, and we all know what that is. If we can upgrade our blueline, I think our team would look much different. I don't know what is going on with Ericsson again lately but he has single-handedly lost us a few games, and that has to change as well, or he needs to be demoted...


I think if we can add more offense to our defense we can compete with any of the top teams in the league. I'm still on the Mike Green train, although unfortunately, I think that's very unlikely to happen...


Of course, we're going to need to be healthy as well, and that includes getting Howard back as soon as possible.


I mean, obviously I'd like to see more offense from the back end.  But as I said before, I don't see Holland parting with assets until the team proves that it can play (and win) consistently.  I think the next 12-15 games are critical.  First, because they're the games leading up to the trade deadline and we'll have a better idea of who's available (elsewhere as well as for Detroit).  But also because we'll finally be playing a steady diet of high quality teams.  If we s*** the bed against them, I don't see Holland doing anything.  If we split (or heaven forbid, win a majority), I could see him being a little more likely to bring in some help.  But this team has to prove itself before a smart GM like Holland is going to go out and spend valuable assets on a run they may not be able to make (even with the help).