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#2564363 1/18 GDT : Sabres 4 at Red Wings 6 (Z w/Hat Trick)

Posted by rick zombo on 18 January 2015 - 09:05 PM

Just woke up from my Sun afternoon nap ... I knew it was a bad idea to start Mrazek again on a back to back.  

 

Secondly, I just have to laugh at all the Mrazek for Vezina, 'let's trade Howie for some pieces' fan boys in the other thread.  

 

If Babcock could have pulled the team and left Petr in net, he probably would have. 




#2564329 1/18 GDT : Sabres 4 at Red Wings 6 (Z w/Hat Trick)

Posted by rick zombo on 18 January 2015 - 08:38 PM

I blame Babcock. Should have started McCollum. That would have woken the team up before the game. 




#2564321 1/18 GDT : Sabres 4 at Red Wings 6 (Z w/Hat Trick)

Posted by rick zombo on 18 January 2015 - 08:35 PM

f***ingf******f******f******f****** disgraceful




#2564235 1/18 GDT : Sabres 4 at Red Wings 6 (Z w/Hat Trick)

Posted by rick zombo on 18 January 2015 - 03:22 PM

Why am I more nervous about tonight than last night


Because in Babcock's post-game interview last night, instead of being happy about his team scoring 5 goals he mumbled something about the team's sloppy play at times.

So tonight the Wings will be playing tight, defensive Babcock hockey and lose 2-1 in the shootout.


#2564172 Randy Carlyle relieved of his duties by Leafs

Posted by rick zombo on 18 January 2015 - 03:14 AM

Their owners hate each other, still haven't replaced that big mouth VP Leiweke once they do their management structure will become even more confusing. I'm wondering 2 why they haven't thought about Shero the guy knows how to build a winner and isn't afraid of hard decisions. I've read somewhere that Nonis was very happy with the guy in the background and that Tannenbaum plus the Rogers and bell board are meddling with the team operations. If that is true the rebuild should start at the top and not just with the players. Leafs are a classic example of having too many cooks in the kitchen.

 

You mean the guy that publicly stated that the Leaf’s players have no character? Yeah, how dare anyone do that. What a bigmouth. Maybe even a rat.  :glare:




#2564170 1/17 GDT : Predators 2 at Red Wings 5

Posted by rick zombo on 18 January 2015 - 02:55 AM

 

I didn't see the game nor did I comment on Smith. I think you have me confused with joesuffP who praised Smith.

 

You quoted three of us and you noted the polarizing comments. Maybe it’s just me but I feel like you being “amused” is a way of implying that all three opinions of Smith’s play tonight are different because of some inherent bias that affects the way we watch the game. This was the part of your point that I got, because it happens here all the time.

 

Except my quote was simply referring to that one shift of Smith’s that Hakan Andersson, Don Cherry, frank grimes, me, kip, joesuffP, and you would all unanimously agree was bad. 

 

If I’m reading too much in to this, then forgive me. But please don’t be amused at my comment because you think it’s partisan. 




#2564145 1/17 GDT : Predators 2 at Red Wings 5

Posted by rick zombo on 17 January 2015 - 11:09 PM

 
 

Late to the party, I know, but I'm still amused at how differently different people watch the same game.


I get your point.

I was talking specifically about one of Smith's shifts. And it was a bad one, regardless of what you think of his play overall.


#2564106 1/17 GDT : Predators 2 at Red Wings 5

Posted by rick zombo on 17 January 2015 - 09:22 PM

Not the first liner up and coming Steve yzerman Sergei federov he was made out to be

 

Good third line 2-way energy guy. Maybe, maybe, a 2nd liner at some point. But he looks to be about 1/2 as good as Sheahan. 


Pulkinnen dumped. No call. Because it’s 5-2 Detroit. I just wish a penalty was a penalty. 




#2564049 1/17 GDT : Predators 2 at Red Wings 5

Posted by rick zombo on 17 January 2015 - 08:31 PM

As bad as he is defensively, watch him pass. Ugh.

 

Strangely enough, for a guy who was drafted as an offensive d-man who had issues defensively, I find his defensive play has come a long way. It’s his offence which seems to be regressing. But that’s because Babcock had him neutered 2 years ago. 




#2564047 1/17 GDT : Predators 2 at Red Wings 5

Posted by rick zombo on 17 January 2015 - 08:27 PM

Brendan smith isf****** terrible. Is anyone watching this knucklehead?

 

 

Rough shift for Smith. 

 

Obviously I noticed.

 

He has his moments for sure. But it’s a little sad to watch a 21 year old rookie out there trying to clean up after him. 




#2564021 1/17 GDT : Predators 2 at Red Wings 5

Posted by rick zombo on 17 January 2015 - 08:06 PM

Bout time for Neal to get all slashy and douchey. 




#2563782 1/15 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Blues 2 (OT)

Posted by rick zombo on 16 January 2015 - 02:11 PM

 

They have 1 more point than us.  We're 1-7 in the skills competetion.  If they're a powerhouse, what does that make us?

 

Yeah, but, you know, they're big and have some Canadians on the team or something.

 

Big Bad Beastly Blues


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#2563749 "Subtle Interference"

Posted by rick zombo on 16 January 2015 - 10:42 AM

How about "subtle crosschecks and slashes"?

 

There was a sequence last night along the boards in the St Louis end where Reaves and Jackman took turns crosschecking Glendenning in the back and the ribs as he battled for the puck. I counted 9.

 

Watch the extended highlights of the Tatar goal and see how many times Shattenkirk slashes and crosschecks Sheahan as the play develops. (Riley's glove doesn't just fall off on it's own)

 

So basically  f*** Pang and company and  f*** Olczyk




#2563718 1/15 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Blues 2 (OT)

Posted by rick zombo on 15 January 2015 - 11:26 PM

Not to be too cocky because that was a tight one, but it’s always sweet when the opponents genius strategy of “run them, hit them, whack them, cross check them and we’ll beat them because they’re all scared and from Sweeden” doesn’t work out the way they planned. 

 

Edit to add: Rangers + Panthers + Habs all lost tonight, and Leafs are down 2-1 to SJ. Great great night to get two points.




#2563454 1/15 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Blues 2 (OT)

Posted by rick zombo on 15 January 2015 - 08:42 PM

I love how Joack(off)man and Reaves can get 12 free crosschecks in on Glendening and how it’s open season for Slashing Datsyuk, yet Tatar got a  penalty for that weak-ass s***.