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#2593772 ECQF Game 1 GDT : Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:30 EST

Posted by kipwinger on 16 April 2015 - 10:06 AM

I am so freaking amped up already.  I work right next to the Verizon Center in D.C. and last night there were Caps and Islanders fans all over the place going NUTS for the game.  I haven't been able to relax since then.  Today would only be better if I were in Detroit. 


Wings win.  3-1.  Goals by Sheahan, Kronwall, and an empty netter by Glendening.  Screw Tampa.  The Wings rule!  Detroit rules!  Lafayette coneys rule!


It's playoff hockey *******!


Welcome to thunderdome!

#2593437 Boston GM Peter Chiarelli fired

Posted by kipwinger on 15 April 2015 - 01:47 PM

You can't trade a gift like Seguin for spare parts. Bring in a guy who fits like a glove, has all the intangibles in the world, is tough as nails and led the team in scoring and then not resign him. Follow that up by not waiting to get a better return come trade dead line for Boychuck. Bruins needed help at the trade dead line and Chiarelli did again nothing. This is not a knee jerk reaction by Boston I think they didn't trust him anymore.


Yeah, but how hot are their girlfriends?  Because if Riley Smith and Loui Eriksson have hotter girlfriends then isn't it a wash?


Also, who's better at math?

#2593424 S'matter Yzerman, afraid of the jersey you wore for so long?

Posted by kipwinger on 15 April 2015 - 12:23 PM

Can't believe there's people here actually bashing Yzerman.  So he didn't want to wait for Kenny to leave. Instead, he goes to Tampa, builds a good team and gets a 1st round pick for Kyle Quincey.  You gotta love it.  


He uses spray tan.  Screw that guy.  Next thing you know he'll be saying "Gentlemen, start your engines!" at the Daytona 500.  If that hillbilly's organization wants a rivalry, I'll give them a rivalry.  My "hate dial" is turned up to 11 and I'm gunning for Stevie Y, his pretty boy goal scorer, and the rest of his grisly pack of philistines. 

#2593405 S'matter Yzerman, afraid of the jersey you wore for so long?

Posted by kipwinger on 15 April 2015 - 11:32 AM


Just when I think this board is starting to show some class, you go and open your big heretical trash mouth. 


"Look at me, I hate possibly the most beloved Red Wing player of all time now... because he makes personnel decisions for the team mine has to play against."




And may I recommend dropping the whole 'screw dirty tampa' bit as well. Those people can't read anyway, so it's falling on deaf ears.


It's hard for me to idolize a man who turned his back on Detroit and walked away from the organization in order to become a general manager in the world's biggest trailer park.  Might as well be the general manager of a Cinnabon, its more prestigious. 


It's even harder for "fans" of that trailer park team to understand why they suck, given their measly 45 chromosomes and their Type II diabetes. 


Lay off the Mountain Dew you swamp rats!

I should have known better  :lol: 

Though, what I said wasn't directed at you. I've seen this stuff all over. Makes little sense to me.



I know, I'm just having fun. 

If there is a Game 5 I'm flying down. Already bought tickets for the plane and the game. Now where to sleep?!?!?!?!


Sleep on a cardboard box under an overpass.  You'll fit right in with the locals. 

#2593394 Boston GM Peter Chiarelli fired

Posted by kipwinger on 15 April 2015 - 11:05 AM

Per some smartass on twitter...


"Bad day to be a Boston sports figure who made a horrible mistake when they pulled the trigger in 2013"



#2593392 Boston GM Peter Chiarelli fired

Posted by kipwinger on 15 April 2015 - 10:59 AM

In a way Chiarelli did handicap his team. Yes they won a cup and got to another final but he created some serious cap problems which led to Iginla leaving and Boychuk being traded


Sure, but that's a risk they seemed willing to take in order to win a Cup.  He delivered their Cup by (in part) sacrificing the "later" for the "now", which everyone seemed fine with when Chara was hoisting Lord Stanley. 


And as I've said already, all of this is immaterial because he didn't get fired for losing Boychuk or Iginla.  He got fired for missing the playoffs.  If Andrew Hammond doesn't go all "Rain Man" in net, Boston makes the playoffs, and Chairelli keeps his job. 

#2593389 S'matter Yzerman, afraid of the jersey you wore for so long?

Posted by kipwinger on 15 April 2015 - 10:39 AM

Honestly, why do you guys/gals even care? Were/are you planning on going to Tampa Bay for game 1? I really don't see the issue with this - it's home ice. If a team wants to fill a building with their fans, that's their prerogative. Unless you live in Tampa and/or planned on making the trek down there, why do you even care at all? Seems like something to complain about.


Because the Tampa Bay lightening and their turd fans are now the opposition.  And every thing they do is therefore stupid, sucky, and asinine.  Whereas everything we do is absolutely right on a cosmic (almost divine) level.  Because it's the playoffs...and they're stupid, and we rule. 

#2593386 S'matter Yzerman, afraid of the jersey you wore for so long?

Posted by kipwinger on 15 April 2015 - 10:26 AM

Because Gordie didn't PLAY for another NHL franchise or anything... But I like the enthusiasm lol.


I know he did.  And I would have said the same about him if we'd been playing his team in the playoffs.  My point, however, is that Yzerman doesn't get "Red Wings Legend" levels of devotion from me while he's actively trying to beat our team.  When he retires from the sport altogether, he gets to be a Wing again.  Until then, f*** that guy and his garbage ass team.  I hope his entire team, family, and friends all get the mumps.  Punk ass *****. 

#2593385 Dylan Larkin on Team USA for World Cup

Posted by kipwinger on 15 April 2015 - 10:23 AM

Who was it that said there was no clear #1 center in our system?  Granted, no prospect is a sure thing, but this kid is about as close as it gets.  He's the real deal. 


Someone else also said that Zach Hyman was the one "driving the play" on that line in Michigan as well.  Lol.  Nah. 

#2593383 Boston GM Peter Chiarelli fired

Posted by kipwinger on 15 April 2015 - 10:18 AM

My 11 year old brother and my dog max?

JK i agree they had a bad year is all it was i think no need to tear apart the team. it will make them worse on the long run


Agreed.  If Ottawa doesn't go on the insane run that they did, Boston would have made the playoffs without a problem.  You're not going to finish tops in the conference every year.  Sometimes you're going to be at the bottom end.  And usually you're pretty safe, barring some kind of insane Cinderella season from a bottom feeder.  No need to s*** can a (reasonably) competent GM over it.  Hell, there's a real possibility that we would have missed the playoffs the last couple years if any team below us had gone on a run like that.  It happens. 


Edit:  If I was San Jose I'd hire him tomorrow.  Since they're stuck with Thornton and Marleau, might as well get a GM who knows how to build a team around them. 

#2593381 Boston GM Peter Chiarelli fired

Posted by kipwinger on 15 April 2015 - 10:09 AM

I absolutely hate the Boston Bruins and I want them to fail.  Still, this is stupid.  They should definitely not have done this.  It's not too different that L.A. firing Lombardi because they missed the playoffs this year.  Who's available that's better than Chiarelli and Julien?

#2593374 S'matter Yzerman, afraid of the jersey you wore for so long?

Posted by kipwinger on 15 April 2015 - 09:44 AM

f*** Steve Yzerman.  He's not the Red Wings, and the Red Wings aren't him.  He stopped getting the Gordie Howe treatment the second he associated himself with another active NHL hockey team.  Particularly with one that we're playing in the playoffs. 


I hope we crush Stevie, the Lightening, the city of Tampa, and the whole state of Florida for that matter.  Let an earthquake crumble it, let the fires rage, let it burn tof****** ash and then let the waters rise and submerge the whole rat-infested place, Stevie right along with it.


This is playoff hockey.

#2593149 Brendan Smith

Posted by kipwinger on 14 April 2015 - 10:18 AM


So if Smith loses his job to a rookie, then said rookie (who is actually young, with 14 games played in the NHL) falters and loses the job, it somehow makes Smith better? That's not even logical. Also, coaches don't sit people to send messages going into the playoffs. Coaches sit people to send messages in the middle of the season. Babcock isn't sending a message. He's playing Marchenko over Smith because Marchenko gives us a better chance to win than Smith does.


Any minute now, Smith is going to breakout.  Just you wait and see.  He just needs the proper motivation and usage.  That's all. 


After Babs "sends him a message", he'll be a stud.  But only if he never has to play defense, gets 20 minutes a night, and powerplay time. 


But boy will you be eating crow once that happens!

#2592076 Definition of a real fan

Posted by kipwinger on 10 April 2015 - 02:17 PM

 Wanna put money on it? Or are you not a bettman?



#2592069 Brendan Smith

Posted by kipwinger on 10 April 2015 - 01:47 PM



Detroit Red Wings @DetroitRedWings 2m2 minutes ago

UPDATE: The #RedWings have recalled Alexey Marchenko from the @griffinshockey.