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The Greek

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#2570228 2/11 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Penguins 4

Posted by The Greek on 12 February 2015 - 12:33 AM

Most of the comments here are embarassing. I wish a lot of people would either play hockey at a somewhat high/competitive level, or shut up a bit.

What has everyone here been crying for forever?
"Let the kids play"
"Get rid of Franzen"
"Bench Cleary"
Etc, etc.

Guess what? All of those are happening and still no one is happy. Hockey has ups and downs, you are not going to win every game and sometimes you're going to get smoked. It's a curve, especially with teams like Detroit who have players who are still learning what it takes. You don't figure out the NHL in a couple games, in a stretch of games or sometimes even in a season. It takes time. They're learning.

You think Pittsburgh is in a different class than Detroit(someone said this)? They have more talent, arguably, but they don't have leadership, heart, compete level and usually no work ethic. Have you watched all the games PIT has collapsed in? Have you taken a look at their record against their division?

I get that this is an internet forum and the point is to discuss hockey and the game at hand, but it doesn't HAVE to be a hyperbole tabloid styled bitchfest. It could be real discussion with thought, not ripping your favorite team to shreds because they didn't "punch Cindy in the face!"

I've never seen you around here, but you're alright.

#2569425 What should we do with the Monster?

Posted by The Greek on 08 February 2015 - 03:59 PM

The Maple Leafs use goalies like condoms.

I've never used the same one twice, so that should eliminate the chance of monster going to Toronto.

#2568406 Marchenko recalled from GR... Ouellet sent down

Posted by The Greek on 04 February 2015 - 10:11 PM

NHL.com (http://redwings.nhl....s.htm?id=751825) says Ouellet was recalled... doesn't say Marchenko was sent back down.  Am I missing something?  Did someone get hurt?

I don't think so. I read that the wings are going on the road trip with 8 defensemem.

#2568328 TANK IT! 2014-2015 Season

Posted by The Greek on 04 February 2015 - 04:21 PM

I imagine Don Cherry's god spitting on minorities and not winning the Stanley Cup. 

This is literally the best post I've ever read.

In all seriousness, I love this thread. I also love how the metric for success seemed to change and eventually disappear. First, it was "we should tank the season, because this team is so terrible it won't even be exciting." Then it became, "we may be winning now, but it won't last." Then it became, "the season is a failure if we don't make it past X round in the playoffs." Now, the negative contingent has resorted to saying that everyone else thinks Holland is God. For the record, I know most of us have been critical of Kenny at some point, but one thing is clear: he is way better at his job than any of us are.

#2568234 TANK IT! 2014-2015 Season

Posted by The Greek on 04 February 2015 - 11:10 AM

Yeah well it's better than expecting too much and be disappointed at the end.

If avoiding disappointment is the name of the game, why be a sports fan at all? You would avoid so much disappointment.

#2566104 Greatest US-born NHLer of all time?

Posted by The Greek on 26 January 2015 - 10:21 PM

Forward: Mike Modano
Defenseman: Chris Chelios
Goalie: Mike Richter

Sorry for deviating from the format. I feel like it's difficult to debate which player is better when they play different positions.

#2560284 Detroit's Stifling Defence (TSN.ca)

Posted by The Greek on 03 January 2015 - 11:41 AM

I respect Mirtle, Yost and all their other mathfreaks but as soon as I see their name ---> skip article.
If I wanted to read math stuff I'd look somewhere else and not at a sports site...with a horrible design

It's ok, a lot of people are frightened by things they don't understand.

#2555986 Babcock "I don't think it will be my final year here"

Posted by The Greek on 12 December 2014 - 01:39 PM

That might be kind of entertaining. At the very least maybe Kukla would add a guy who does more than copy other people's work and complain about how tired he is.

Wow, that's a very accurate description

#2555115 Theoretical "Expansion Draft" implications - Who to protect?

Posted by The Greek on 09 December 2014 - 04:06 PM

I would rather pretend that this isn't a possibility. God, I hate the idea of expansion.

#2554911 Jonathan Bernier - Nelson Mandela Comments

Posted by The Greek on 08 December 2014 - 03:31 PM

I got to "dodge taxes" and wanted to keep reading, but unfortunately I got some FREEDOM in my eyes and couldn't continue on.

Tell that to their slaves.

#2554826 Jonathan Bernier - Nelson Mandela Comments

Posted by The Greek on 08 December 2014 - 12:23 PM

Besides Mandela was a communist and a criminal to the state.  He was arrested numorous times for sedious activities and tried for treason.

What's your opinion on guys like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, or John Adams?

#2543982 10/23 GDT : Penguins 3 at Red Wings 4 (OT)

Posted by The Greek on 23 October 2014 - 09:02 PM

Quick, back to the bandwagon.

#2515806 The Franzen Hate.

Posted by The Greek on 25 April 2014 - 01:55 PM

Seems like the majority of the people here enjoy conclusion jumping.
I don't like Franzen either. He should be bought out after this season. I'd've said that about Weiss, but I'd sooner have Weiss over Franzen. Johan is a waste of salary and space. I'm just wondering what's with the inconsistencies in opinions I see.
"He sucks during the season! He's only good during the playoffs!"
"He sucks during the playoffs! He's only good during the season!"
I agree that all that really matters is the Cup, but a lot of people don't realize how stupid they sound. So yes, I agree that Franzen should be off the team, but he's a good reason why the team got to the playoffs in the first place.


#2515796 The Franzen Hate.

Posted by The Greek on 25 April 2014 - 01:33 PM

You don't deserve to be flamed for having an opinion. However, acting as if franzen is above reproach does nothing to help your argument. He definitely had a good streak, but has been invisible since.

This will be the wings' last opportunity to buy him out. It is a decision that does deserve to be weighed objectively. He definitely provides good value for the numbers he produces. However, you cannot deny that a lot of his numbers are inflated by scoring in bunches and/or during garbage time. I'm not saying that's how he gets all of his points, but it definitely affects his statistics. Also, the guy's playoff production (his justification for being here for some) have dropped off the cliff. He had 59 points in 51 playoff games 08-10. Since then, he has 11 points in 31 playoff games, and has been a minus player in every playoff since 2010. I don't know what baseball has to do with anything, but those are not good numbers for hockey.

Franzen has shown a very sharp decline. When you couple these facts with the length of his contract, you have to at least considers buyout.

#2515765 ECQF - Game 4 - Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2 (F/OT)

Posted by The Greek on 25 April 2014 - 12:05 PM

Thanks for your post. I really hope those calling for Babcock's head will read it.
I would go even a bit further saying that with the roster we have we play fairly good against one the best teams in the NHL.

Hahaha. Everyone here is too busy being right to reasonably consider the validity of statement with which they disagree.