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#2464931 12/15 GDT: Lightning 3 @ Red Wings 0

Posted by kipwinger on 15 December 2013 - 06:01 PM

Dear Red Wings,

 

Ben Bishop is f*cking huge.  Please stop shooting the puck directly at him, and perhaps try to get him moving side to side a bit.  If it doesn't work, no harm done.  What you're currently doing doesn't work either.

 

Regards,

Kip




#2464925 12/15 GDT: Lightning 3 @ Red Wings 0

Posted by kipwinger on 15 December 2013 - 05:53 PM

Yeah, Jurco's a little outclassed against the big boys.  Move Tatar up and put Jurco on the third.  See what he can do against lesser competition.




#2464830 Leafs/Wings 24/7 Episode 1 Discussion (12/14)

Posted by kipwinger on 15 December 2013 - 03:49 PM

I'm watching it right now.  It would be really good if it weren't for all that crap about the Maple Leafs.




#2464235 Eaves and Glendening Recalled: Emmerton Sent Down

Posted by kipwinger on 14 December 2013 - 02:05 PM

Boring.  Give me Jurco or give me death!




#2464078 Kindl

Posted by kipwinger on 13 December 2013 - 03:01 PM

Kulikov is no stop gap - he is a young Dman who would be playing on this team for 10 years. It would be more than Kindl to get him too. 

 

Agreed, it would definitely take more than Kindl to get him.  And I meant he'd be a stop gap in the sense that you have quality young offensive d-men coming and likely given Kulikov's age he won't get a super long term deal.  3 maybe 4 years max.




#2464059 Kindl

Posted by kipwinger on 13 December 2013 - 01:38 PM

Kindl reeeeeeks! Can't wait for dekeyser to come back.

 

Dekeyser coming back would likely have no effect on Kindl, as his return would push Lashoff down the ladder. 




#2464000 Kindl

Posted by kipwinger on 13 December 2013 - 09:18 AM

I agree he's not as good as last year, but when you've already got that opinion of a guy you're looking for every little thing he does wrong.  And when it's a third pairing defenseman, there's a lot of ammo. 

 

Example:  It was either last game, or two games ago that Datsyuk got completely undressed along the goal line for a goal.  Not a single mention of it in the GDT.  Why?  It doesn't happen often, and nobody scrutinizes Datsyuk.  It's easier to keep banging away on something Kindl or Quincey does. 

 

Another Example:  Mr. streaky and inconsistent Johan Franzen had shorter goal scoring droughts last year than Datsyuk or Zetterberg.  Any mention at the time of them disappearing from the score sheet?  Nope.  Franzen gets that title hung from his neck.  Why?  Because he's already got the inconsistent tag.

 

In conclusion, Kindl isn't very good defensively.  He's not supposed to be.  He's a third pairing guy who's an offensive d-man and is on track to score around 30 pts. this year.  He's doing his job.  We're not losing games because of Kindl.




#2463829 12/12 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Lightning 2 (SO)

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

Jesus, lots of pessimism in the GDT for a game that's tied.  Bunch of sourpusses!




#2463810 12/12 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Lightning 2 (SO)

Posted by kipwinger on 12 December 2013 - 10:04 PM

Also, Marty St. Louis is the most underrated player in the league.  And that's saying something because pretty much everyone thinks he's great.  But that guy does it all...and with class.  What a hockey player.




#2463799 12/12 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Lightning 2 (SO)

Posted by kipwinger on 12 December 2013 - 10:01 PM

Bishop's looked impressive.  Almost as impressive as that time I saw him running amok crushing buildings in Tokyo.




#2463477 Zetterberg placed on LTIR

Posted by kipwinger on 11 December 2013 - 04:05 PM

I just want to see Jurco already.  Any chance we can make room for him given all the new cap and roster space?




#2462761 12/10 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Panthers 3 (SO)

Posted by kipwinger on 10 December 2013 - 03:57 PM

I still don't mind seeing Abs in that role - I think he does it well. He has a role, he knows his role... and he shuts his mouth.

 

That being said, I'm most excited to see what that 3rd line can do. Really hope they light it up.

 

I'm most excited about the fact that you subtly made a reference to The Rock in that post.  FOR THE MILLIONS............




#2462751 12/10 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Panthers 3 (SO)

Posted by kipwinger on 10 December 2013 - 03:30 PM

Love Babcock and all, but I just can't wrap my head around why he continues to put Abby on the 2nd line. And I don't wanna hear "oh it's to have balance on the 2nd line." If "balance" means to have a guy out there who has never been and will never be a top line guy, then let's please not go for balance. There's a reason most gritty players are 3rd and 4th liners (aside from the ones who regularly contribute offensively, which Abby does not). At this point I'm just hoping and praying that when Z returns, Babcock will finally lose his man-crush on Abby and put him on the 3rd or 4th line where he belongs.

 

He puts Abby in the top six because of puck retrieval, which he's quite good at.  I don't think Babs cares if he scores or not.  It's not like it's out of the blue either.  Early in the year we had serious trouble with one and done offense and on a line with Weiss (soft) and Alfie (old) having a guy who can go get the puck isn't the worst idea in the world.




#2462742 Yzerman commits to Alumni Game roster!

Posted by kipwinger on 10 December 2013 - 03:16 PM

If it's not picked up nationally, then FSD will definitely carry it.  Hell, they aired the Red and White scrimmage during last year's abbreviated training camp.  One way or another this will be on tv, and if you've got an internet connection you'll be able to see it.




#2462707 Darren Helm Injured

Posted by kipwinger on 10 December 2013 - 02:22 PM

You can say that last part again! Never thought id hear anyone utter the words "thank god for franzen" lol

 

Well it's not too much of a stretch for me.  I like Franzen, and the blanket criticism he receives is hardly ever warranted.  Does he have bad games sometimes?  Sure.  Is he a bad player?  Nope.  On a team that has struggled offensively for four or five years, a guy who can put up 25-29 goals is a breath of fresh air.