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#2444853 10/15 GDT : Blue Jackets 1 at Red Wings 2

Posted by kipwinger on 15 October 2013 - 09:00 PM

I know you're being sarcastic, but my impression overall is that most people weren't against Bertuzzi as much as Cleary and Samuelsson. Bertuzzi is extremely streaky, but when healthy, he's a big body with good hands that can still be a valuable asset to the Red Wings. Done a nice job creating space and going to the front of the net for the Euro Twins so far.

 

It's more of a knock on the general anti-veteran sentiment that's been pervasive since Cleary resigned.  I agree with you about Bert though.




#2444851 10/15 GDT : Blue Jackets 1 at Red Wings 2

Posted by kipwinger on 15 October 2013 - 08:51 PM

So it's Bert's goal now. Assisted by Z and Kronner.

 

2 goals on the season for Bert...what a waste of space.




#2444757 10/15 GDT : Blue Jackets 1 at Red Wings 2

Posted by kipwinger on 15 October 2013 - 07:37 PM

Both calls were weak.

 

Maybe the refs and/or league have it out for both teams.  Ever think about that?




#2444692 10/15 GDT : Blue Jackets 1 at Red Wings 2

Posted by kipwinger on 15 October 2013 - 03:51 PM

I hope our boys are ready to work tonight, because Columbus plays a really gritty game.  This will be one of our tougher back to back games this season. 




#2444570 10/14 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Bruins 2

Posted by kipwinger on 14 October 2013 - 07:49 PM

 

I don't really see what he said that was so awful. 

 

He admits to being caught twice and having Quincey save him.  kind of admits to being bad that game but thinks he's been good other games. 

 

 

To me, this was the more interesting and cryptic comment from Babcock about Tatar.

 

 

I completely agree with you about the Tatar comments.  It's really hard for me to figure out Babs actual thoughts on guys because I think he's often putting his sports psychology training into practice when he comments on them.  It seems like he believes some guys respond well to criticism, and others need to be insulated from criticism.  He's always really supportive of Smith, in spite of his troubles, but rarely gives Kindl any sort of encouragement without first "grounding" him a bit.  I don't think he likes one more than the other, but he treats them very differently.  I have to think that his comments about Tatar are just more of the same.

 

As far as Smith's comments, I don't recall a time when a player admitted to not knowing how to improve, and it's hard for me to believe that he hasn't been told why he's not in the lineup.  Additionally, the "I am a minus-4, but if you watch those goals, I don’t think there’s a breakdown on my side" line bothers me because it points a finger at other players, and obscures the fact that his in zone coverage, and decision making with the puck has been terrible.  If his play was up to par he wouldn't have been scratched twice in two games, so either he screwed up on those goals and isn't owning up to it, or he didn't screw up on those particular goals but every other facet of his game needs work.  Either way, saying "the goals weren't my fault" deflects attention onto his teammates, and doesn't address whatever it is that has cost him a regular spot in the lineup. 

 

I don't remember other young defensemen behaving that way.




#2444523 10/14 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Bruins 2

Posted by kipwinger on 14 October 2013 - 04:17 PM

 

If the score had been 3-1 Boston, in Detroit, the calls would've probably been in Detroit's favor.  Nearly every ref in the league is guilty of it to some extent, but Brad Watson is the worst . 

 

Also, if there's any league that would fix games via reffing, it's the NHL.  The MLB, and NFL don't need it, but you know how the NHL sells itself on parity and close games.  

 

If the NHL were going to fix games, why would they waste time fixing games for a franchise that's going to win anyway?  Both Detroit and Boston are perennial contenders with strong fan bases.  If the fix was in, wouldn't you expect the NHL to help out Florida, Tampa, Dallas, or Phoenix (the team the NHL owned for years)?

 

Why the hell would you conspire to help a team that doesn't need it?

 

Conspiracy theories are stupid.




#2444495 10/14 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Bruins 2

Posted by kipwinger on 14 October 2013 - 03:01 PM

 

It was obvious they wanted the Bruins to win. I know how childish that sounds, but it's true. Even my Bruins fan friend agrees, and that's saying something.

 

Brad Watson hates the Wings, IMHO.

 

Watson hates the Wings eh?  Why?  Did Mike Ilitch f*** his wife? 

 

You're suggesting that a professional referee, who gets paid to be objective, is being obviously biased against a team for no good reason whatsoever.  And you have nothing to substantiate these claims, except your honest opinion.  An opinion which couldn't possibly be clouded because you're a fan of the team who got the short end of the stick today.

 

Nobody is conspiring the keep the Wings down.  There are lots of games where we have more powerplays.  I don't see any of you lining up to cry shenanigans when it favors us. 

 

Sad fact is, so far this season we're a team that takes a lot of penalties.  We've been taking too many penalties since game one.  It's not a conspiracy, it's just sloppy play.




#2444482 10/14 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Bruins 2

Posted by kipwinger on 14 October 2013 - 02:48 PM

 

 

some missed calls? I would like to point out the fact that Detroit got no PP's, had a few very weak calls against them, and Boston got away with a lot

 

Ok, so are you trying to suggest that the refs actively conspired to make the Wings lose/Boston win?  Because if so, you're delusional. 




#2444472 10/14 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Bruins 2

Posted by kipwinger on 14 October 2013 - 02:39 PM

Are you guys suggesting that the refs wanted Boston to win?  Or that they missed calls. 

 

I'll agree that some of the calls were poor, but you're taking a huge leap to suggest that they either wanted Boston to win, or wanted Detroit to lose.

 

Conspiracy theories are stupid.




#2444409 10/14 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Bruins 2

Posted by kipwinger on 14 October 2013 - 02:14 PM

haha...  fake puck

 

It's another one of Datsyuk's crazy moves.  It's called the "fakey".  He intentionally breaks the end of his stick off, "accidentally" turns the "puck" over to the opponent and then skates away with the real puck handled cleanly by the heel of his stick.  It's all part of his plan.


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#2444359 10/14 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Bruins 2

Posted by kipwinger on 14 October 2013 - 01:46 PM

I think our third line is my all time favorite line.  A tale of two Daniels: Two men, one number, no problem!

 

 

Old guys, owning the big bad Bruins so hard right now.




#2444309 10/14 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Bruins 2

Posted by kipwinger on 14 October 2013 - 01:19 PM

Cleary!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Double suck it haterz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




#2444296 10/14 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Bruins 2

Posted by kipwinger on 14 October 2013 - 01:17 PM

Anybody else notice that the Wings have played pretty tough (yet clean) the last two games.   Maybe I'm just noticing it more, but Cleary crunched somebody on the boards last game, Abby worked over Boychuk at the blueline today, and I've seen Alfie and Bert going hard into the boards today.

 

Edit:  Weiss for Franzen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Suck it haterz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




#2443882 10/12 GDT: Flyers 2 at Red Wings 5

Posted by kipwinger on 12 October 2013 - 08:57 PM

Lots of ambivalence about Bertuzzi on the boards these days.  Prior to tonight's game, half of LGW wanted him off the team.  Anybody willing to eat crow?




#2443838 10/12 GDT: Flyers 2 at Red Wings 5

Posted by kipwinger on 12 October 2013 - 08:34 PM

Anybody else willing to admit that Dan Cleary has had a hell of a game tonight?