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#2409213 Another reason why Red Wings fans are awesome.

Posted by kipwinger on 22 May 2013 - 12:30 PM

I was just telling my girlfriend about this and she said, "well it is his mother, he has a right to be pissed".  To which I responded, "well it is the Stanley Cup playoffs". 


She sighed and gave in. 

#2408640 Brunner's Best

Posted by kipwinger on 20 May 2013 - 10:26 PM

The f*** is wrong with you Brunner?...





Well they did say the Red Wings would be getting a Swiss sniper didn't they?  Talk about accuracy. 

#2408603 Trade Smith ASAP!

Posted by kipwinger on 20 May 2013 - 10:01 PM

Smith looking pretty good in the last 2 games


What Smith are you talking about?  Surely not the one who had two interference calls against him and a load of turnovers.  If Dekeyser were healthy tomorrow Brendan Smith would be in the press box until someone got hurt or training camp started. 

#2407523 People who don't "buy in" to Corey Crawford

Posted by kipwinger on 20 May 2013 - 11:53 AM

Haha remember when osgood was on the blues? lol


Yeah that 03-04 season was terrible.  What with his 31 wins, 2.24 goals against average, and .910 save percentage.  Just awful. 

Hes their Osgood. Put him on a team that isn't as dominate, I think hes a middle tier goalie, but, with their team in front of him he doesn't really have to steal games, just make a few big saves, and then be solid and they do the rest.


This is getting lame.  Put ANY player on a worse team and their numbers will decrease.  You don't think Patrick Roy would suffer if he played for a garbage team?

#2403910 Justin Abdelkader

Posted by kipwinger on 13 May 2013 - 11:12 AM

The thing I like about his play right now is that he's shooting from everywhere all the time.  He's got confidence coming out of his ears. 

#2403886 Justin Abdelkader

Posted by kipwinger on 13 May 2013 - 10:27 AM

Yeah I have no idea where this guy's offense is coming from, but I hope he keeps it up.  I'll readily admit that I never liked him, and have given him tons of s*** over the years.  So this is definitely egg on my face.  But I'll gladly be wrong when it comes to something like this.  Dare I say...he plays like a...power forward?

#2398806 Playing Eaves over Tootoo

Posted by kipwinger on 07 May 2013 - 10:57 AM

I might be in the minority here, but I thought Sammy looked fine last night.  I loved Bert and Eaves too.  I generally look for any excuse I can to complain about Mikael Samuelsson being on this team, but for a first game back I thought he looked good.  Also, as good as Bert was all game, I really like him out with Andersson and Nyquist.  I was almost impossible to get the puck from him and Andersson on the cycle. 


Anyway, they all looked good and I've give them all another game in the lineup. 

#2397416 Playing Eaves over Tootoo

Posted by kipwinger on 06 May 2013 - 03:10 PM

I don't think it's a matter of Eaves OR Tootoo.  They both should be playing.  You need Eaves because he kills penalties and Tootoo doesn't.  But there's really no reason to play anyone else on the opposite wing other than Tootoo.  Eaves-Emmy-Tootoo.  Nuff said.  Then put Bert or Sammy up with Dats and Z. 

#2397380 2 Games for Abby, 0 for Weber?...We Deserve Answers

Posted by kipwinger on 06 May 2013 - 02:43 PM

That Orpick hit is perfect. Lateral force. Exploding up is dumb.


I'm trying to tell ya.  And the thing to take from it is, it accomplished everything it was supposed to WHILE AT THE SAME TIME not injuring anyone.  He imposed himself physically, he separated the man from the puck, he broke up the rush AND he didn't injure anyone.  That's exactly how you should be hitting in any era, past or present. 

#2397360 2 Games for Abby, 0 for Weber?...We Deserve Answers

Posted by kipwinger on 06 May 2013 - 02:26 PM

All y'all need to stop living in the past with demanding retribution/explanation/etc. for the Weber hit.

Yes, it was a bad non-call, non-suspension, Shannywithhisheadinhisass kind of situation.

...and I love PainTrain as much as the next guy, but he gone.  He ain't coming back.


I'm pissed at Abby.  He's been playing well, been a good presence on the ice and then crosses the line and does something REALLY unnecessary.

Abby's hit was questionable and he compounded the issue by both exploding upwards into the hit (and in turn leaving his feet during impact) and extending his arms.  Keep your s*** in tight and rock the body, you got yourself a clean hit...




More than anything else:

I want a more coherent explanation of the Gryba on Eller hit. It's topical.  It's current. 

It's going to be a video comparison we see over and over and over moving forward.  ...and I still think it's clean as a bar of Irish Spring.


The video shown in the Shanaban explanation shows that initial point of contact is the chest and shoulder area. To me, it's clear. Impact is chest/sternum, glancing head, glancing right shoulder. It's unfortunate that hitting the ice opened up Eller's precious face, but c'mon Shanny this is grasping...

You say Eller is eligible to be hit, but then quantify it with nonsense!! 

I don't even understand what "taking the wrong route" means or "enough of a full body check." 

He doesn't explode upwards.  He doesn't extend a shoulder, elbow, or fore-arm. 

Get out your protactor, t-squares, and level to measure the angle of body checks folks...  This is what it's come to.




#2396690 WCQF Game 3 GDT - Ducks 4 @ Red Wings 0 (ANA leads series 2-1)

Posted by kipwinger on 05 May 2013 - 10:07 AM

Didn't have a chance to catch the game last night, had to work.  What the hell happened?  I doubt seriously Dekeyser accounts for that kind of a fall off.  Was Lashoff in for him?  If so, how did he look?

#2393333 Your favorite Red Wings Number and Why

Posted by kipwinger on 01 May 2013 - 04:02 PM

22.  Dino, Tootoo, and now 22 straight playoff appearances. 

#2393093 WCQF Game 1 GDT : Red Wings 1, at Ducks 3. (Anaheim leads, 1-0)

Posted by kipwinger on 01 May 2013 - 12:06 AM

Yeesh!  Not really sure where the team from the last four games went to?  Hopefully they'll get this figured out before game two.

#2392369 WCQF Game 1 GDT : Red Wings 1, at Ducks 3. (Anaheim leads, 1-0)

Posted by kipwinger on 30 April 2013 - 06:39 PM

If this is anything like Ducks teams of the past (and I think it is) then they are going to take a lot of dumb penalties throughout this series.  I hope our power play responds well. 


p.s. I hope Kronwall separates Selanne from the puck...hard.  I don't hate Teemu or anything, but I would love to hear him cry about it. 

#2392335 WCQF Game 1 GDT : Red Wings 1, at Ducks 3. (Anaheim leads, 1-0)

Posted by kipwinger on 30 April 2013 - 06:04 PM




Yeah, pretty much. Downey / McCarty / Drake / Tootoo... these kinds of players not only bring grit (Drake the least) but they bring and inspire passion. I doubt any player would have dared to smash Z's head against the glass if we had a proper enforcer. I want to see Tootoo get matched against the top Ducks line after they start getting rowdy for the sole purpose of demolishing one of them with a big hit... he's due for one, and it's a good of time as any!


Colton Orr?