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#2560981 Lines Thread

Posted by kipwinger on 06 January 2015 - 03:38 PM

I just thought of something, so I thought I'd put it here. 

 

Disclaimer:  This is fantasy and I am, in no way, advocating for it to happen now. 

 

Should you ever think that Ken Holland is not doing a good job, think about these forward lines built entirely out of Red Wings organizational talent.  Jesus.   

 

Tatar-Datsyuk-Mantha

Nyquist-Zetterberg-Abby

Pulkkinen-Sheahan-Jurco

Callahan-Glendening-Helm

Miller

 

And when Dats and Z are too old, Larkin and Athanasiou won't be. 




#2560977 1/6 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Edmonton Oilers 2

Posted by kipwinger on 06 January 2015 - 03:32 PM

We've got one too many forwards.  Actually two too many if you consider Andersson is a plug. 




#2560967 Randy Carlyle relieved of his duties by Leafs

Posted by kipwinger on 06 January 2015 - 03:19 PM

 

Soooo funny.

 

Fav quote:

 

 

I know.  That one cracked me up too.  I was snickering at work while reading it lol. 


I don't see Babs going to Toronto.  They don't have time to wait & he is still seriously considering Detroit.  That being said Holland needs to improve the back end.  Something he has failed to do through free agency & through trade for 6 years.  Without that why should Babs stay? 

 

Because any other team looking for a coach will be worse than the one he's leaving? 




#2560960 Lines Thread

Posted by kipwinger on 06 January 2015 - 03:10 PM

 

If he was referring just to his own play, it would be more than tolerable. I'd actually condone this philosophy.

 

Well ideally you'd like your top four defensemen to play defense AND help facilitate the offense (i.e. move the puck up to the forwards).  But if I had to pick one or the other, for Kyle Quincey specifically, then yes, I'd rather he just play defense. 




#2560959 Randy Carlyle relieved of his duties by Leafs

Posted by kipwinger on 06 January 2015 - 03:08 PM

Umm so the Leafs fired their coach... Sure why not, gotta keep up with the Joneses in Ottawa and NJ... Haven't they figured it out that its probably NOT the coaches fault they stink.

 

Puck Daddy took Nonis to task for building a terrible roster, in predictably hilarious fashion.

 

http://sports.yahoo....-163430531.html




#2560932 Lines Thread

Posted by kipwinger on 06 January 2015 - 02:40 PM

 

Babcock says #RedWings will go with same personnel tonight, though line combinations will be jumbled. Weiss, Helm rejoin Datsyuk line.

 

 

 

 

Sweet Jesus

 

 

Oh, apparently Stephan Weiss "earned more ice time" somewhere between last night and today.  Because that's what he needed to do, remember?  Earn it. 

 

I hope so badly that Weiss gets a goal tonight. 




#2560930 Randy Carlyle relieved of his duties by Leafs

Posted by kipwinger on 06 January 2015 - 02:37 PM

 

 

I'm near positive that George spent the next month staying up at night, thinking, "Why doesn't Mikey like me?"

 

Malik seriously obsesses over Babcock.  I don't think, since the end of last season, that he's written a single post without mentioning how "crazy" and "absurd" any talk of Babcock leaving is.  For some weird (and super creepy) reason, he's got A LOT riding on Babcock staying in Detroit.  Like, an unnatural amount of skin in that game. 

 

Anybody remember the end of that movie "The Aviator" when Leonardo DiCaprio keeps repeating "the way of the future" while he slowly loses touch with reality?  That's how I imagine Malik should Babcock decide to sign somewhere else.  "Babcock to Toronto, what a laugh that is...what a laugh that is...what a laugh that is...what a laugh that is...what a laugh that is..."




#2560916 Randy Carlyle relieved of his duties by Leafs

Posted by kipwinger on 06 January 2015 - 02:17 PM

 

Word.

 

I remember Malik sulking a few years ago when Babcock accused him of "starting fires" when he heard he was a blogger. :lol:

 

When isn't Malik sulking? 




#2560901 Randy Carlyle relieved of his duties by Leafs

Posted by kipwinger on 06 January 2015 - 01:05 PM

 

Sorry. Just the mere mention of Lucic, and I get all debased.

 

I feel about Milan Lucic how I feel about herpes. 




#2560887 Randy Carlyle relieved of his duties by Leafs

Posted by kipwinger on 06 January 2015 - 12:37 PM

From The Hockey News:

 

"Toronto seems an ideal challenge for the brash Babcock, who has a Stanley Cup and two gold medals, might want to reach a new summit and is thick-skinned enough to handle the pressure of hockey’s media epicenter."

 

Lol. 

 

Mike Babcock is not thick skinned.  He's super fickle and hates being questioned or second guessed, which is what he would be...constantly.  Wait until Cherry et. al. scrutinize every single thing he does, and then watch the steam come out of his ears.  




#2560881 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by kipwinger on 06 January 2015 - 12:20 PM

There are no conspiracies against the Red Wings.  Period.  And even if there were, our record over the last 20 years indicates that they're the least effective conspiracies ever.  So why worry about them?




#2560866 Time for Teemu?

Posted by kipwinger on 06 January 2015 - 11:00 AM

Yeah, but it didn't necessarily need to be Cleary. We would have had an extra roster spot by sending Jurco down. I would have had Callahan on our forth line, Cleary getting in scattered games as he is now and Jurco and Pulkkinen dominating the American League.

 

Well you and I certainly both agree on how awesome it would be if Callahan were on our fourth.  Glendening and Callahan would be awesome together. 




#2560861 Randy Carlyle relieved of his duties by Leafs

Posted by kipwinger on 06 January 2015 - 10:51 AM

No surprise here. Probably Caryle should have competed harder.

 

 

 

They actually might do just that :

 

Well hopefully they send Franson and/or Van Reimsdyk this way lol. 




#2560842 Randy Carlyle relieved of his duties by Leafs

Posted by kipwinger on 06 January 2015 - 10:10 AM

Bylsma is the right guy for that job.  It's a team built for offense, and he's won a Cup with a team built for offense.  If they get a guy like Babs they're going to have to spend the next three seasons (or so) trying to restructure the roster. 




#2560839 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by kipwinger on 06 January 2015 - 10:07 AM

Lol f*** You Kip... Smith is awesome...

 

But in all seriousness, Smith is better than Ouellet right now, and I'm not so sure Ouellet will be better in the future. The sample size is way too small at this point. It is very possible, but we all know that better prospects have played better than Ouellet for a handful of games and then fell off. I find it very difficult to believe that Ouellet would garner more interest than Smith. Possible but doubtful in my opinion...

 

Babcock doesn't think Smith is better.  Which is why he keeps giving Ouellet more minutes.  Smith is yesterday's news.  He'll be the new Kindl once the old Kindl is thrown on the heap.