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#2456047 Quincey

Posted by kipwinger on 21 November 2013 - 03:25 PM

I don't get the feeling that Quincey has any special love for Detroit.  I'd imagine he walks after this season. 




#2455812 Holland Interview

Posted by kipwinger on 20 November 2013 - 03:59 PM

Well the good news is that the Detroit News is reporting that Nyquist may finally be called up.  The bad news is, he'll play on a line with Zetterberg whose spot on the first line will be taken by Dan Cleary.

 

f*** you Babcock.  f*** you to death.




#2455752 Holland Interview

Posted by kipwinger on 20 November 2013 - 02:01 PM

Little bit of double-speak on the topic of Nyquist and Jurco.  Yes they're getting pp time in GR and scoring, and yes they wouldn't be guaranteed pp time here, but it's not hard to imagine them earning pp time on the big club given how poor the second pp unit is.  If they were on the team and not on the pp, who's going to get that time...Helm?  Abby?  Cleary?

 

Of course, we'd actually have to get a pp once in a while for that to even matter.




#2455597 11/19 GDT: Predators 2 at Red Wings 0

Posted by kipwinger on 19 November 2013 - 10:52 PM

According to "The Fourth Period" the Wings have inquired about Dmitry Kulikov.  Wonder what our offer was?  Probably Tootoo or Eaves straight up, because anything other than our scraps would be an "overpayment" and god forbid.




#2455521 11/19 GDT: Predators 2 at Red Wings 0

Posted by kipwinger on 19 November 2013 - 10:10 PM

Ugh, totally brutal.  I honestly do not know what to think right now.




#2455033 What would you do?...

Posted by kipwinger on 18 November 2013 - 05:59 PM

 

Don't get me wrong, I'd like to see us upgrade our defence and with offensive skills to boot.  But if we're going to make a trade I think it should be for a right handed, well rounded guy who doesn't make you cringe when in his own zone. We already have 3 of those in Kindl, Quincey and Smith.

 

First, I think you're selling both Kulikov and Del Zotto short defensively.  They're both noticeably better defensively than Kindl or Smith.  Secondly, even if they don't play any defense, they still score more often than our "offensive defensemen" and would therefore be an upgrade.  It's not too hard to make the argument that part of the reason we look so bad defensively is because we can't move the puck out of our zone consistently.  Look at our turnover numbers so far...they're horrible.  Our team gets scored on less by blowing coverage, and more because we turn the puck over.  A defenseman who can make good passes, or has the skill to skate the puck out of the zone, would improve our team in that regard and we'd get scored on less. 

 

I like stay at home defensemen, I really do.  And usually it's not hard to sell me on guys with a Brad Stuart-like skillset.  But I genuinely believe that's not our problem.  We don't move the puck efficiently, and a stay at home guy isn't going to help much in that regard. 




#2454940 What would you do?...

Posted by kipwinger on 17 November 2013 - 08:27 PM

I really don't get the fascination people have with guys like Del Zotto, Kulikov and other similar defencemen.  Don't we already have enough good skating/first pass defencemen who are a liability in our own zone?

 

And no those guys are not powerplay quarterbacks.  They can barely crack their rosters on their current struggling teams.

 

Girardi? Sure but he's a pending UFA and will probably re-up with NYR or test the market therefor probably not the best risk.

 

No, we've got two guys who are supposed to be offensive d-men (Kindl and Smith) who aren't very good, and one (Kronwall) who is.  If you don't think those types of guys are valuable, notice how terrible our transition game has become.  We can barely break out of our zone most nights.  Also, I'm not sure where you get that these guys "barely crack their lineups".  Kulikov has played every game for the Panthers this season and Del Zotto has played the majority, in spite of the fact that he's the odd man out on a team that boasts three VERY good offensive d-men in Staal, McDonough, and Girardi. 




#2454859 11/16 GDT: Red Wings 4 at Islanders 5 (SO)

Posted by kipwinger on 16 November 2013 - 10:35 PM

Wow, aside from the Red Wings some of you guys have horrible taste in sports teams.  Mets, Bills, Yankess?!?  Yuck.




#2454817 11/16 GDT: Red Wings 4 at Islanders 5 (SO)

Posted by kipwinger on 16 November 2013 - 09:54 PM

Wow, at this point it's like a tragicomedy of terrible.  I cannot believe that this is a Detroit Red Wings hockey team.




#2454668 11/16 GDT: Red Wings 4 at Islanders 5 (SO)

Posted by kipwinger on 16 November 2013 - 09:01 PM

Could the Isles sweaters possibly be any uglier?  They make the Dallas Stars look dapper.




#2453310 11/12 GDT : Jets 3 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

Posted by kipwinger on 12 November 2013 - 10:22 PM

Unless Holland can make a miracle trade to shed some salary, I'm afraid we're stuck with much the same for the remainder of the year.  And thus another season of D and Z's prime passes without any meaningful attempt to build a team around them.




#2453261 11/12 GDT : Jets 3 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

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

Hey look, we've got nobody in the lineup younger than Zetterberg who has shown he's capable of putting up 40+ points consistently.  No wonder wee don't have any secondary scoring.  All the young guys we've developed since Franzen are either gone (Hudler and Flip) or not point producers Helm, Andersson, Abby.  You can't go without developing scorers for six or seven years.




#2453088 11/12 GDT : Jets 3 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

Posted by kipwinger on 12 November 2013 - 08:07 PM

 

Someone went off for the change turning it into an odd man rush but I think Kindl could've played it better.  You can't leave that third guy wide open.  Kronwall was playing it like a two on one down the left side, Kindl could've cheated a little towards the free man.

 

Hindsight 20/20 and whatnot though. I should probably be happy Kindl  covered the front of the net instead of skating behind it.

 

Well as Mickey just said, it was a perfectly executed three on two.  When a guy is driving hard to the net like that you've got to take him.  If he'd have been floating a bit or hanging back then you can try and tie up two guys with positioning.  But when he's coming hard like that you've got to slow him up, which Kindl did, and Wheeler made a hell of a pass to set up a hell of a shot for the third guy. 

 

But my sole point to begin with was that not every goal scored against the wings is the result of a f*ck up by one of our guys.  There doesn't always need to be a scapegoat.  Sometimes the opposition just executes particularly well.  They are professionals after all.




#2453060 11/12 GDT : Jets 3 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

Posted by kipwinger on 12 November 2013 - 07:56 PM

I should kick my brain in the ass. That was Kindls man roaming free. Nothing Jimmy could do.

 

That was not Kindl's man, stop with the blame game.  It was a three on two, Kronwall took the puck carrier, Kindl took the forward driving the net, and the third man was uncovered.  Neither of our d-men misplayed that one, it was just a well executed three on two. 




#2452869 Stamkos breaks leg in Boston this afternoon

Posted by kipwinger on 11 November 2013 - 11:58 PM

I feel bad for Stamkos and Tampa, but am I the only one thinking to himself, "f*ck team Canada"?