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In Topic: Are the wings underrated?

Yesterday, 11:04 PM

We get it Kip, you don't like Babcock, he's not a great coach, totally overrated. You're right, the rest of the hockey world is wrong. Also, Smith sucks and will never be worth a damn...

I don't think he doesn't like Babcock, he just thinks people are overstating his role in us making the playoffs last year. Babs adopted a defensive game because our offensive talent was gone. Good on him for seeing and realizing that, but that is exactly what any good coach would have done. It's not like he created a new style of play to perfectly form to our roster. He changed to a defensive game that allowed an offensively challenged team to win some games, and was helped by some fantastic performances by a couple kids.

And, at least in my opinion, he's right about Smith, too. He's an offensive defenseman that to this point hasn't scored a whole lot, is bad defensively, and makes a lot of boneheaded mistakes. Whether he's not scoring because he's being used wrong or whatever doesn't really matter as much as the fact he doesn't add a whole lot of offense. I'd love for him to improve on both sides of the puck and he has the tools to do it, it just is mostly mental at this point. His mental game isn't there. As of now he's just not a very good defenseman.

In Topic: Datsyuk 2nd degree separated shoulder injury - out approx 4 weeks

28 September 2014 - 11:12 AM

I've never really understood the "rode a high shooting percentage" argument. It's backwards logic. It's not like Helm, or Gus last year, were scoring because their shooting percentage was high. Their shooting percentage was high becuse they were scoring. I agree they won't keep the goal pace, but the goal pace wasn't influenced by the fact that their shooting percentage was too high.

In Topic: Wings sign Defenseman Joe Hicketts to Entry Level Contract.

26 September 2014 - 11:05 AM

What a creep lol.

Lol I know. I was curious to see what we could potentially have and if it was at all possible he got any bigger. I'm a lot less optimistic now.

In Topic: Wings sign Defenseman Joe Hicketts to Entry Level Contract.

26 September 2014 - 10:30 AM

I feel dirty and weird about this but this is a family picture from his mom's very open to the public facebook account. As you can see, there's not much hope of him getting a whole lot bigger. 


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In Topic: 2014 Preseason Thread

26 September 2014 - 09:49 AM

Kronwall isn't playing for a job?

Just trying to make the point that just because he was -2 doesn't mean he's the worst player ever and since the best player we had in the game also was -2 it probably shouldn't be used as a "omg cleary sux."

I agree he's playing for a job and if he wants one he needs to play well, but a stat line that says -2 doesn't tell me anything about how he personally played.