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#2464059 Kindl

Posted by kipwinger on 13 December 2013 - 01:38 PM

Kindl reeeeeeks! Can't wait for dekeyser to come back.

 

Dekeyser coming back would likely have no effect on Kindl, as his return would push Lashoff down the ladder. 




#2464000 Kindl

Posted by kipwinger on 13 December 2013 - 09:18 AM

I agree he's not as good as last year, but when you've already got that opinion of a guy you're looking for every little thing he does wrong.  And when it's a third pairing defenseman, there's a lot of ammo. 

 

Example:  It was either last game, or two games ago that Datsyuk got completely undressed along the goal line for a goal.  Not a single mention of it in the GDT.  Why?  It doesn't happen often, and nobody scrutinizes Datsyuk.  It's easier to keep banging away on something Kindl or Quincey does. 

 

Another Example:  Mr. streaky and inconsistent Johan Franzen had shorter goal scoring droughts last year than Datsyuk or Zetterberg.  Any mention at the time of them disappearing from the score sheet?  Nope.  Franzen gets that title hung from his neck.  Why?  Because he's already got the inconsistent tag.

 

In conclusion, Kindl isn't very good defensively.  He's not supposed to be.  He's a third pairing guy who's an offensive d-man and is on track to score around 30 pts. this year.  He's doing his job.  We're not losing games because of Kindl.




#2463829 12/12 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Lightning 2 (SO)

Posted by kipwinger on 12 December 2013 - 10:11 PM

Jesus, lots of pessimism in the GDT for a game that's tied.  Bunch of sourpusses!




#2463810 12/12 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Lightning 2 (SO)

Posted by kipwinger on 12 December 2013 - 10:04 PM

Also, Marty St. Louis is the most underrated player in the league.  And that's saying something because pretty much everyone thinks he's great.  But that guy does it all...and with class.  What a hockey player.




#2463799 12/12 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Lightning 2 (SO)

Posted by kipwinger on 12 December 2013 - 10:01 PM

Bishop's looked impressive.  Almost as impressive as that time I saw him running amok crushing buildings in Tokyo.




#2463477 Zetterberg placed on LTIR

Posted by kipwinger on 11 December 2013 - 04:05 PM

I just want to see Jurco already.  Any chance we can make room for him given all the new cap and roster space?




#2462761 12/10 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Panthers 3 (SO)

Posted by kipwinger on 10 December 2013 - 03:57 PM

I still don't mind seeing Abs in that role - I think he does it well. He has a role, he knows his role... and he shuts his mouth.

 

That being said, I'm most excited to see what that 3rd line can do. Really hope they light it up.

 

I'm most excited about the fact that you subtly made a reference to The Rock in that post.  FOR THE MILLIONS............




#2462751 12/10 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Panthers 3 (SO)

Posted by kipwinger on 10 December 2013 - 03:30 PM

Love Babcock and all, but I just can't wrap my head around why he continues to put Abby on the 2nd line. And I don't wanna hear "oh it's to have balance on the 2nd line." If "balance" means to have a guy out there who has never been and will never be a top line guy, then let's please not go for balance. There's a reason most gritty players are 3rd and 4th liners (aside from the ones who regularly contribute offensively, which Abby does not). At this point I'm just hoping and praying that when Z returns, Babcock will finally lose his man-crush on Abby and put him on the 3rd or 4th line where he belongs.

 

He puts Abby in the top six because of puck retrieval, which he's quite good at.  I don't think Babs cares if he scores or not.  It's not like it's out of the blue either.  Early in the year we had serious trouble with one and done offense and on a line with Weiss (soft) and Alfie (old) having a guy who can go get the puck isn't the worst idea in the world.




#2462742 Yzerman commits to Alumni Game roster!

Posted by kipwinger on 10 December 2013 - 03:16 PM

If it's not picked up nationally, then FSD will definitely carry it.  Hell, they aired the Red and White scrimmage during last year's abbreviated training camp.  One way or another this will be on tv, and if you've got an internet connection you'll be able to see it.




#2462707 Darren Helm Injured

Posted by kipwinger on 10 December 2013 - 02:22 PM

You can say that last part again! Never thought id hear anyone utter the words "thank god for franzen" lol

 

Well it's not too much of a stretch for me.  I like Franzen, and the blanket criticism he receives is hardly ever warranted.  Does he have bad games sometimes?  Sure.  Is he a bad player?  Nope.  On a team that has struggled offensively for four or five years, a guy who can put up 25-29 goals is a breath of fresh air.




#2462706 12/10 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Panthers 3 (SO)

Posted by kipwinger on 10 December 2013 - 02:20 PM

I'm happy to see Pavs back and all, but honestly, I get most excited about watching Tatar  and Nyquist these days.  Beginning of the year I watched every game because I am a fan and want to see them win.  But it was more "ho hum, lets see if the same old thing yields good results tonight".  Now, I'm legitimately excited to see what these two can do every night.




#2462686 Darren Helm Injured

Posted by kipwinger on 10 December 2013 - 12:39 PM

You know, I'm pretty impressed with the way the Wings played while all these guys were out.  What'd they lose two and win one without Datsyuk, Zetterberg, Bertuzzi, Helm, and Dekeyser?  They get Dats tonight, they play a s***ting team in Florida, and if they win it they split on during this period.  Not too shabby.  Thank god of Franzen, Tatar, and Nyquist eh?




#2462550 Shawn Thornton attacks Orpik (leaves game on stretcher)

Posted by kipwinger on 09 December 2013 - 04:03 PM

Well Neal got 5 games, but according to Shanny's video he wasn't considered a repeat offender for some reason even though he'd been suspended twice before.  I don't really get it.




#2462477 Shawn Thornton attacks Orpik (leaves game on stretcher)

Posted by kipwinger on 09 December 2013 - 10:33 AM

 

The Norris Division was a dangerous (and entertaining) freak show. Today's leaugue is, by comparison, a(n entertaining) petting zoo.

 

Just saying.

 

I'm not sure what you're "just saying". 




#2462453 Shawn Thornton attacks Orpik (leaves game on stretcher)

Posted by kipwinger on 09 December 2013 - 03:40 AM

 

Nope team Bettman is my nickname for that team, after all the stuff they are getting away with.

 

Doesn't matter to me, its just annoying reading the same headlines everytime something like this is happening. If people don't like the game fine, don't watch it but stop pushing an agenda.

 

Neals hit could have been way worse the guy is skating with protectors on his knee through the head of a player, who happens to lay down on the ice that's disgusting and extremely dangerous. The department of player safety needs to look at the intent and then at the result, if Thornton is getting extensively more than Neal something in this league is really really wrong..if this happened to Crosby Mario and the whole Penguins organization would cry bloody murder.

 

There are two problems with your argument and how you present it.  First, fighting isn't part of the game, hence it's against the rules and is a penalty.  Secondly, you repeatedly call anyone who disagrees with you "soccer moms and dads", and tell everyone else to go watch something else if they don't agree.  Both are decidedly against the forum rules as well as piss poor ways of defending your point of view.  Not withstanding that fact that you inexplicably get away with your baiting over and over and over again, one has to wonder why (if you're such a fan of something that isn't part of the game) you don't go watch MMA or boxing. Instead, you prefer to tell everyone else to watch something else whenever they suggest that perhaps the game they love shouldn't be turned into a dangerous freak show because of flagrant and repeated disregard for the rules of the sport.