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#2591029 4/9/15 GDT Red Wings 3 @ Canadiens 4 *Warning post #888 & 906*

Posted by kipwinger on 09 April 2015 - 06:59 PM

I want Tatar to break 30 sooooo bad. Haven't had 30 since 2009.

#2590839 % chance of making the playoffs

Posted by kipwinger on 08 April 2015 - 10:08 PM

Everybody snickers about Florida, but they're just like Columbus.  They're going to come out of the blue suddenly and start kicking the crap out of all the regulars.  Tallon has done a good job drafting down there, and that team is moving in the right direction. 

#2590786 % chance of making the playoffs

Posted by kipwinger on 08 April 2015 - 07:38 PM

Chara goes down awfully easy for a giant. 

#2590784 % chance of making the playoffs

Posted by kipwinger on 08 April 2015 - 07:30 PM

I agree, but screw Rask. 

#2590737 % chance of making the playoffs

Posted by kipwinger on 08 April 2015 - 03:38 PM

Detroit Red Wings Playoff Chances

Beat Carolina 3-2, playoff odds up 3.2 to 96.2%
97 points   42 25-13
Need a home, regulation win tonight in the Wash/Bos game.



No sweat. 


Washington is going to spank the Bruins.  Those dumb ass gorillas from Beantown can't stop taking penalties...


and Washington has this guy on the powerplay.



#2590726 The Lines to get us in

Posted by kipwinger on 08 April 2015 - 03:17 PM

I don't like Tatar and Nyquist on the same line together.  They're too similar, in both their strengths and weaknesses.  PLUS, it's a total waste of Sheahan's size to put him with two small, fast wingers. 



Also, I'd call up AA if we clench before the last game of the season.  Because Andersson as a third line center all but ensures that line isn't scoring at 5 on 5.  Ever. 

#2590703 Erik Cole out for season, playoffs due to spinal cord contusion

Posted by kipwinger on 08 April 2015 - 12:46 PM


#2590653 4/7 GDT : Carolina Hurricanes 2 at Red Wings 3

Posted by kipwinger on 08 April 2015 - 08:00 AM

Missed the game last night, but looks like putting Dats and Z back together worked fairly well.  Also glad to see Weiss get another point.  Now if we can get Abby and Cole back, and get those top lines shaken out, there's a chance we might be sitting in a reasonably good position in a week or two. 

#2589846 The Lines to get us in

Posted by kipwinger on 06 April 2015 - 02:24 PM

Oh great, Landon to the rescue.  Can't wait for him to be small and weak all over everybody's asses. 

#2589830 Losing Streak affecting Babcock's Decision?

Posted by kipwinger on 06 April 2015 - 12:22 PM

The "only one Cup" argument is pretty hilarious.  Only one??  What a loser!  Then there's the small detail of getting two different teams to game 7 of the Cup finals.


If someone were to rate Quenneville's 11-year career in 2008, they likely wouldn't consider him among the best in the league.  So did he suddenly become a great coach in 2009?  Same goes for Sutter.


It takes the right coach coming to the right team at the right time.  Babcock is absolutely among the best in the league.  Sutter, Quenneville, Trotz, maybe Tippet also belong in that conversation. You could probably make a case for Alain Vigneault since he got his team to the finals twice, though I can't stand him.  I liked Bylsma but then that team became such a defensive trainwreck I wondered what was going on there.


There's really no way to compare which coach is absolutely better given all the variables involved.  I can understand thinking it's time for Babs to move on because sometimes you need fresh blood.  But thinking he's a bad coach is just silly.


I don't think anybody EVER said Babcock was a bad coach.  It's just a straw man argument that guys like you use to defend him whenever he's criticized.  Because if we don't think he's the best coach in hockey, then we must automatically think he's bad.  Of course. 

#2589827 Playoffs don't have shootouts?

Posted by kipwinger on 06 April 2015 - 12:06 PM

Why should Howard feel any differently than his coach does on the matter.  Babs doesn't care about, or emphasize, getting shootout wins.  So why should the team?

#2589819 Losing Streak affecting Babcock's Decision?

Posted by kipwinger on 06 April 2015 - 11:39 AM

Look frankgrimes and Dominator2005, Dominator2005 said: 




When you wrote that Babs is best coach period, I take that to mean that he is the best coach in the league by a country mile, without a close 2nd.  All I'm saying is that maybe he's not.  2 coaches got 2 Stanley Cups in the last 5 years.  I said he was a good coach, no doubt but I don't think he is the "best coach period", 


You can't use the argument that Sutter got x, y, z and Quennvile got a, b, c therefore, they are not in the discussion of best coach category.  I presented to you Bylsma who had the best and got fired.  So it's very possible to have a good roster and still flop.  So what if I said, Babs won 2 gold medals because he got a roster of the best players in the world so therefore we should discount those 2 achievements in his resume.  If you eliminate those 2 gold medals, then Babs hasn't won anything for a long long time ... your logic doesn't make sense.  Think about it.  Facts don't lie.  


Again, let me just say again, Babs is a good coach.  He is not the "best coach, period".  This statement is what I'm debating.  


Dude, you're wasting your time.  The only acceptable position to have on the matter is that "Babcock is the best coach eva!" because everybody else coaches superstar teams, and he coaches losers.  You have to forget that he only has one Cup, and that the team that won it was full of superstars. 

#2589291 Hudler Has 72 Points

Posted by kipwinger on 05 April 2015 - 12:00 PM

Good for Happy.  Guy was always a good player.  I don't miss him for a second, but I'm always happy when former Wings find success elsewhere. 

#2589289 All Purpose Grand Rapids Griffins Thread

Posted by kipwinger on 05 April 2015 - 11:58 AM

Mantha Larkin and AA is going to be a great line for the Wings sometime soon.


Larkin and AA are our top two center prospects.  I doubt they'll move one of them to the wing. 

#2588975 4/4 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Wild 2 (SO)

Posted by kipwinger on 04 April 2015 - 07:17 PM


The Wings problem hasn't been scoring lately though as much as it's been brutal turnovers and missed defensive coverage.


And Jimmy Howard.  Duh.