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#2638159 11/18 GDT : Washington Capitals at Red Wings, 8:00 EST

Posted by kickazz on 18 November 2015 - 11:20 PM

Is it only ok to do this to Smith? I have noticed that if Smith does bunny ears on his skate laces instead of loop and swoop, he gets nailed to a cross. Why is Kindl exempt? It's sad, because I actually like both players. I just dont like the double standards.

Yeah right. Right now all you're showing is how hypocritical you're being. You're the only one complaining about Kindl at the moment. 


You're talking about double standards and acting like Smith is ragged on but look at what you're doing with Kindl. If you were so mighty and graceful about how players are targeted then how come you're targeting Kindl at this very moment? 


Despite having a great game, you're blaming a LINE CHANGE that he made (which BTW is warranted on a long shift on 3 on 3 and when the puck has cleared the center). Kindl WAS our best D-man tonight and either you didn't watch the game except for overtime or you're trying to bait since you know your homeboy Smith is in LGW and Blashill's doghouse.

#2638126 11/18 GDT : Washington Capitals at Red Wings, 8:00 EST

Posted by kickazz on 18 November 2015 - 10:37 PM

Kindl says see ya later. Goal. Completely horrible change.



Kindl had a great game and him replacing Smith was the PERFECT decision Jeff Blashill made. 

#2638093 11/18 GDT : Washington Capitals at Red Wings, 8:00 EST

Posted by kickazz on 18 November 2015 - 10:28 PM

Ovie is being a real whiner right now.


Wants a penalty shot on that? 

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#2637833 11/16 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Senators 3 (OT)

Posted by kickazz on 18 November 2015 - 04:24 PM

It's Bill. 


He just supports Smith because he's his biggest fan.


Logical men are wrong when they point out all the statistics and visual proofs of Smith's screw ups.

The coach is bad because he doesn't play Smith. 

The coach can't figure out his best players because he doesn't play Smith (ignoring the fact that the coach plays Dats, Zet, Nyquist, Tatar etc perfectly fine).

Also somehow Holland sucks because Smith is scratched.


Blah blah. 


But then Bill also posted this (#321)




So who knows....?

#2637829 Play Coach - When do you pick a goalie

Posted by kickazz on 18 November 2015 - 04:06 PM


Ya but it looks like we'll be fighting for a playoff spot this year. Rather play the guy that gives you the best chance to win and not based on future contracts.

Which is why people should hope for Howard to be the better goalie and hope that he's the one that gives us the best chance. Mrazek doing better than Howie doesn't help us long term. Howard doing better helps us long term. It would be a win-win scenario. Because fact of the matter is Mrazek WILL be re-signed. If Howard outplays him then we get Mrazek back for cheap.


See the logic?

#2637771 Jurco on Conditioning Assignment in GRs

Posted by kickazz on 18 November 2015 - 01:10 AM

Could this conditioning stint be some sort of loophole for him to stay in GR without going through waivers?

Yes it could be. It's been done in the past. But this can only last 14 days. And he's back to the Wings after that.

I believe with waivers you don't need to tell the player about it when you're planning to send him down. With a conditioning stint you need the players permission.

But Jurco really could have been injured. I personally get the feeling that Blash is trying to "re-develop" him short term and get him tons of minutes in GR and re-try him on the Wings roster.
All of this is only working in Jurco's favor. I like it.

#2637697 11/16 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Senators 3 (OT)

Posted by kickazz on 17 November 2015 - 08:09 PM

But whatever, this is LGW after all, where the Red Wings are the best team ever after a win and the worst team ever after a loss...

It's not LGW man it's just internet forum posting. I'd say LGW is a lot better than HFboards. They had a "Fire Blashill"
thread the 2nd week of the season..


There's other few forums out there that have some really extreme posters. At least here, we can all get along at the end of the day.  

#2637688 11/16 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Senators 3 (OT)

Posted by kickazz on 17 November 2015 - 06:48 PM

All bs and jokes aside on hating Smith.


The guy just makes way too many dumb mistakes to not go noticed. Hence it's easy to make fun of him and call him out.


Like Zombo and Joe said earlier. Other D-men make tons of mistakes too, but they usually have an upside that they bring MOST of the time (unlike Smith who has some good plays but a lot more of bad plays). Green is more good than bad. DK has been good in terms of his track record. Lately he's been meh. Hence he gets the benefit of the doubt. Kronwall has arguably been the best D-man since Lidstrom left - although he is also not doing so hot this year. So he too gets the benefit of the doubt. 


Quincey used to get s*** on for the longest time. Up until last year when him and Dekeyser proved to be our best defensive minded defensive pairing. 


Even Kindl has been proving that a coaching change was all he needed to bring in the confidence and do better. He's been our best offensive D-man as of late.


If Smith could somehow have a consistent breakout performance, I guarantee you people would appreciate him a lot more. 


I remember I was probably one of the biggest Howard haters out there. Up until his 2013 performance the last 10 games or so to get into the playoffs. Even now I'm not Howie's biggest fan, but I'll always respect that performance. 


Same applies to Chris Osgood and his 2008/09 performance. He really got a boost from me late in his career. (I absolutely hated him in the mid 90's he was really really inconsistent.) 

#2637686 Day to Day Practice thread

Posted by kickazz on 17 November 2015 - 06:02 PM

Haven't seen this posted yet...
@AnsarKhanMLive: #redwings have assigned forward Tomas Jurco to Grand Rapids on conditioning assignment.

I'm kind of surprised there haven't been more questions / concerns expressed by Red Wings reporters regarding the whole Jurco situation. I know he was having back issues a few weeks ago but was that still an ongoing thing? Is that why he's been scratched every game? I'm hoping that's the case, and he goes down to GR for the next couple weeks, rips s*** up and regains a little confidence and gets going up in Detroit.

The kid has way too much skill to be sitting every game. There's no question that it's a confidence thing right now. Hopefully he gets back on track really soon.

I bet it's a confidence thing. I think this will do him some good. Blash is being smart about this if it really is to help him get a boost. 

Either that or he's being sent down there to rescue the Griffins.  xD

#2637683 The suprising rise of Jakub Kindl

Posted by kickazz on 17 November 2015 - 05:33 PM

Someone quick, put the word statement in a boiling pot.


Boiled statement.


Kindl has been better than Marchenko, Smith, Kronwall and E in my opinion.

Offensively I agree. Defensively, I think Marchenko has the higher natural IQ than Kindl. Marchenko is still very young and he's already playing on par with some of our current D-men. Can you imagine if he's 28 years old like Kindl is? 



Praise from Blash.



#2637678 Goalie Battle

Posted by kickazz on 17 November 2015 - 04:51 PM

I said this in the other thread.


It would be nicer if Howard is the one that outplays Mrazek and "edges" him out for this season.


Mrazek will be re-signed in 2016 - it's a guarantee.


If he becomes the defacto starter NOW, you better bet his agent will be asking for a hefty raise.

#2637677 Play Coach - When do you pick a goalie

Posted by kickazz on 17 November 2015 - 04:49 PM

Think Blashill has done a pretty good job on this  but would like to see Mrazek get more playing time as he has been the better goaltender so far this year. 

I want Howard to get "more" of the starts and be slightly better than Mrazek so that when do sign Mrazek to a contract in 2016, it will be cheaper.


You give him all that playing time now and his agent will be demanding a hefty raise.


So best hope they both do really well and Howard edges him out. It will help us in the long run. 

#2637638 Jeff Blashill = Dave Lewis 2.0 / Coaching Change

Posted by kickazz on 17 November 2015 - 12:38 PM

Legace? :stop:

Hah i know.

But that was one of his best seasons. Playoff flop tho.

#2637566 11/16 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Senators 3 (OT)

Posted by kickazz on 16 November 2015 - 10:17 PM

Turns out 3 on 3 is a good thing for a small euro filled team xD

#2637369 Jeff Blashill = Dave Lewis 2.0 / Coaching Change

Posted by kickazz on 16 November 2015 - 04:56 PM


Yeah I said he had a better team.

You said you thought you did, I was merely confirming it.