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#2571708 Does Kenny Hate Mickey?

Posted by T.Low on 18 February 2015 - 12:59 PM

I get it, it's sacrilege to say anything bad about the best announcer EVAR!!!! because he's been in the booth forever.  That doesn't change the fact that by the third period he sounds like you're sitting next to him in a bar.  He's not as good as he used to be, and a lot of times he seems to fall into complaining about the refs and weak penalties, chuckling when the Wings get away with something he'd yell at the refs for, dropping a catch phrase, complaining about broken sticks, and waxing nostalgic about the good old days when you showed respect for another guy by "feeding him some lumber" when he was going to hit you.  He's better between periods, but during the game I think he's slipping.  If you disagree, or want to just say "It's Mickey and he's awesome and if you don't like it go piss up a rope," fine.
 
BTW, Madden was bad his last couple years, and Pat Summerall was the boozer in that duo.

I get it, it's sacrilege to say anything bad about the best announcer EVAR!!!! because he's been in the booth forever.  That doesn't change the fact that by the third period he sounds like you're sitting next to him in a bar.  He's not as good as he used to be, and a lot of times he seems to fall into complaining about the refs and weak penalties, chuckling when the Wings get away with something he'd yell at the refs for, dropping a catch phrase, complaining about broken sticks, and waxing nostalgic about the good old days when you showed respect for another guy by "feeding him some lumber" when he was going to hit you.  He's better between periods, but during the game I think he's slipping.  If you disagree, or want to just say "It's Mickey and he's awesome and if you don't like it go piss up a rope," fine.
 
BTW, Madden was bad his last couple years, and Pat Summerall was the boozer in that duo.




I actually have real reasons from my own observations that result in my favorable opinion of Mickey Redmond. A few of them are precisely the reasons you dislike him. You and I simply have different perspectives and want different experiences

I totally agree that it's like watching a game with him in a bar and I very much enjoy that aspect of his persona. It's genuine, down home, as if you are sitting watching a game like he's your uncle that actually skated in the nhl.

I like the way he comments on penalties, especially compared to other teams color guys. Mickey will often point out that our opponent "Gets two minutes for playing hockey, but we'll take it", whereas other guys take the Homer road and make it sound like it was the most egregious penalty ever as they watch a replay that shows a ghost infraction. I always feel insulted as a viewer when Panger or anyone does that.

Mickey is still sharp as a tack when it comes to pointing out things at game speed that I have missed. One example: Countless times he points out a deflection on the goal that I missed, then sure enough you see it on the replay. However, when I watch other teams play I'm dumbfounded at how often they credit the point shot with the goal when the deflection was plain as day and the camera is on the deflector getting congratulated, not the shooter. Then they show the replay and they're surprised as can be at the obvious: "OH!!! It was DEFLECTED". Sigh. Roll eyes.

And Mickey tends to point out things that only an nhl player knows, where other "more professional" guys tend to point out things that are obvious to the hockey fan, as if their broadcast is geared toward a least common denominator viewer demographic or something.

I enjoy his anecdotal ramblings. For example, Abby being a Muskegon boy. His father Joe Abdelkader always paces back and forth in the living room when the game is on. " You can sit down now, Joe, Justin scored a goal."

Believe me, I could go on about how he greatly enhances my Red Wings viewing experience.


#2571443 Does Kenny Hate Mickey?

Posted by rick zombo on 17 February 2015 - 10:58 AM

That happened because there was a long stretch of action with no whistles. I took it more as a comment about how Ken was so busy calling the play-by-play that there was no room for Mickey to get a comment in.


#2571183 Are the Wings a Contender?

Posted by Detroit # 1 Fan on 16 February 2015 - 06:30 PM

How about making the playoffs first? There is still a lot off hockey to be played and lots of points to be had. I don't think they are a contender and too easy to play against which will be exploited if they make the playoffs. Right now the wings would be facing Pittsburgh ....

 

Unless the wheels completely fall off, were making the playoffs. Plus, as of now we'd be playing Tampa, not Pittsburgh.




#2571180 Are the Wings a Contender?

Posted by frankgrimes on 16 February 2015 - 06:23 PM

How about making the playoffs first? There is still a lot off hockey to be played and lots of points to be had. I don't think they are a contender and too easy to play against which will be exploited if they make the playoffs. Right now the wings would be facing Pittsburgh ....


#2570949 Steve Montador Found Dead At His Home

Posted by Shaman on 15 February 2015 - 01:19 PM

Not necessarily.  Rare things such as aneurysms can happen at any age. 

Lana: What's your third biggest fear?
Archer: Brain aneurysm.
Lana: What's a brain aneurysm have to do with walking around in a swamp?
Archer: Nothing, it can happen anywhere at anytime, that's what makes it so terrifying.




#2569488 Nabokov traded back to San Jose

Posted by amato on 09 February 2015 - 01:59 PM

Yeah, heard he was acquired so he could retire as a shark. Classy move, I like it.  :clap:




#2570904 Franson to Preds

Posted by Jedi on 15 February 2015 - 11:57 AM

1st round pick was too high a price, and with Toronto in our division, it would have been higher.

I don't remember who it was, but someone had some interesting speculation regarding any Toronto-to-Detroit trade. They said that above and beyond the traditional conference rival issues, there's also the whole "Mike Babcock to Toronto" issue as well. If Toronto wants any shot at landing Babs, they have to hope Detroit loses out early in the playoffs. As such, they won't be interested in sending Detroit any player that might help them make a deeper run, since that would significantly lessen the chances that Babcock leaves.


#2570887 Franson to Preds

Posted by Wheelchairsuperhero on 15 February 2015 - 11:21 AM

Bummer, I was really hoping we'd get him. Not too surprised we didn't though.


#2569363 Babcock: "HE WINS, FULL STOP" - THN

Posted by krsmith17 on 08 February 2015 - 09:08 AM

Give it a rest Frank. You're only saying that so, what? If he doesn't sign you can say, "well, unfortunately I was right", and if he does sign here, you can be "pleasantly surprised"...

 

Babcock is not going anywhere. Why would he? There are about 100 more reasons for him to stay than there would be for him to leave...

 

This is an up and coming team that is only going to get much much better over the next few seasons. He knows this. Why wouldn't he want the opportunity to coach two completely different Red Wings teams to Stanley Cups? He loves coaching these kids. Like, zombo said, he already coaches the best player in the league, Pavel mother f***ing Datsyuk. Both Pav and Hank are still basically point per game players, Nyquist and Tatar should both hit 60 points this season, and only improve on that in years to come.

 

The Red Wings as an organization is the best in the National Hockey League, hands down, the best owner, the best GM and the best coach.

 

The Wings were expected to finally miss the playoffs this season, and they're quite possibly going to win the East and have a good shot at winning the President's Trophy. But yeah, no chance he wins the Jack Adams...

 

I'll say it again, Babcock has a legit shot at winning the Adams, and he absolutely, 100% will re-sign after this season.




#2569353 Babcock: "HE WINS, FULL STOP" - THN

Posted by rick zombo on 08 February 2015 - 01:16 AM

Don't set yourself up for disappointment.. As much as Babcock would deserve it the Jack Adams will go to one of Hartley, Laviolette or Trotz. The good thing is it doesn't really matter Babcock is in the triple gold club and by far the best coach in hockey. Mr. I will not let him walk before making a significant offer. I don't care if it's 4 or even 8 million there is no salary cup for coaches. This whole thing will come down to 1 decision does Babs want to stay or coach the best player in hockey or work for Shanahan? Money will not be an issue! It's so funny reading leafs fans thinking that 4 mill would be too much for the wings how quickly they've forgotten that our payroll was higher than theirs

 

But. He already coaches the best player in hockey.

 

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#2569348 Babcock: "HE WINS, FULL STOP" - THN

Posted by number9 on 08 February 2015 - 12:52 AM

Someone that likes a challenge dumpster fire

 

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#2569114 Babcock: "HE WINS, FULL STOP" - THN

Posted by krsmith17 on 07 February 2015 - 06:08 PM

I think he has a legit shot to win the Jack Adams this year as well. Like he's not going to have enough leverage already...

Either way, I fully expect him back behind the Red Wings bench next season.


#2569862 So, Evander Kane...

Posted by Vladinator16 on 11 February 2015 - 02:33 PM

Welcome to Buffalo Evander, here have a new tracksuit. 

 

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Jets definitely won that trade, I didn't think they would get close to that for Kane with his attitude problems. 




#2568621 So, Evander Kane...

Posted by Vladinator16 on 05 February 2015 - 08:37 PM

Oh Evander...

 

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Who would have thought that the guy seen above would have problems with maturity? I'm not buying the tracksuit in the shower story until he posts a pic of a wet tracksuit with at least 3 stacks on it. 




#2568620 So, Evander Kane...

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 05 February 2015 - 08:15 PM

I still think its awesome he knocked out matt Cooke.
I never wanted him on our team though
I still want byfuglien, he can throw tats clothes in the shower, for some reason I feel like tats would just walk out nekked though.