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#2562275 1/10 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Capitals 3

Posted by rick zombo on 10 January 2015 - 03:42 PM

I'm pretty sure someone here mentioned it, but right after Weiss took that hooking penalty against Johnny Hockey, Babcock walked over to Hiller and told him something. Right then, I was like "Weiss, meet dog house... again."

Just checked, and he ended up with 10:35 TOI.

Yeah. That was me in the GDT.

I was sure Weiss would either play the rest of the game on the 4th line or not play at all. Turns out, he kept his spot in the 3rd, but barely played. I think Babcock sees the value of having him on the PP, but other than that, it's obvious that Weiss either isn't working hard enough or doing the things Babcock wants him to. Or both. Actually, they might be one and the same.

I'm OK with this. Except that it really annoys the hell out of me that guys like Weiss and Legwand get this treatment when Franzen gets a free pass each and every night.

#2562173 McGratton on waivers

Posted by rick zombo on 09 January 2015 - 10:39 PM

You guys are drinking' again.

#2562061 McGratton on waivers

Posted by rick zombo on 09 January 2015 - 03:32 PM

Sad day for hockey, this league is quickly becoming something it shouldn't be.


I hope he finds a place on another team, or a job in the front office somewhere. What af****** league it has a place for rats but no place for great energy players and like Burke said I'm sure all thef****** greenpeace folks are happy now. Of course the softest team - which not long ago used to have the HW champion - in the league willk pass so I'm not getting my hopes up.


How the hell does Burke not step in here ? He is the president and should overrule the GM in that case it's a bad day for hockey


Front office? Doing what? Security? :lol:

#2562053 Lines Thread

Posted by rick zombo on 09 January 2015 - 03:01 PM


I remember when he was a free agent and a common refrain was "I don't want Wisniewski.  He's bad in his own zone and he's asking for too much money". 


That was before we gave Kyle Quincey 4.8 million dollars to be a worse Brad Stuart.  And before a right shooting, powerplay quarterback, who can move the puck from the back end (e.g. James Wisniewski) became our White Whale. 


Oh how the times have changed. 


I still don't want the pointy faced little prick.

#2562043 McGratton on waivers

Posted by rick zombo on 09 January 2015 - 02:48 PM


If I were Buffalo I'd claim him, and the next time I played Boston I'd finally pay Lucic back for running over Ryan Miller. 


Then I'd waive him again. 


Then Detroit could claim him, and pay Lucic back for spearing DeKeyser, then wave him.


Then Montreal could..............

#2562033 McGratton on waivers

Posted by rick zombo on 09 January 2015 - 02:35 PM

2 years @ 1.5M?  How is that even possible




We're talking about the same team that signed Engelland to 2.9M/per this summer.


Un frackin real.

#2561948 Osgood circa 2008 *Mod Advisory @ #18*

Posted by rick zombo on 08 January 2015 - 11:51 PM

Yet again I get to rub a thread or string of posts in Harold's face.(He once told me in a PM that Osgood never comes up on LGW until I come along).

However even though I have a long and well documented history of hating on Osgood, I can even conceed that he played out of his mind in those two playoffs. The team never had to win in spite of his blunders. He was pretty lights out. Any other year (including 1998) the team had to win in spite of him. He was rarely the best goalie on his team let alone the league on this other years. Look it up if you don't believe me.

I will leave my contribution to this thread at that.


It’s like I just said beetlejuice 3 times and you appeared. How do you do that? 

#2561859 Osgood circa 2008 *Mod Advisory @ #18*

Posted by rick zombo on 08 January 2015 - 03:22 PM

If Zetterberg didn't have that 5-on-3 shift against the Pens, the Conn Smyth may very well have ended up in Osgood's possession.


If Zetterberg doesn't have that shift, the Conn Smythe may very well have ended up in a Penguin's possesion.

#2561823 Osgood circa 2008 *Mod Advisory @ #18*

Posted by rick zombo on 08 January 2015 - 01:30 PM

I wonder how MeandMannieupinatree>>>>>>>Ozzie feels about this thread :glare:

#2561816 1/7 GDT: Red Wings 3 at Flames 2

Posted by rick zombo on 08 January 2015 - 01:03 PM

Okay, you can be fine and accept giving up on a play.  I won't.  It's actually embarrassing as this is something I hear bantam coaches "ranting" about consistently.


I don't even think that he "gave up on the play" so I'm not being "fine" with anything. But that's not the point. My point was that you're really upset about this, like in a really weird way.


Anyway, whatevs.

#2561813 1/7 GDT: Red Wings 3 at Flames 2

Posted by rick zombo on 08 January 2015 - 12:54 PM

He's not trash, giving up on the play was trash.  My issue is not with the mistake, it's with him giving up on the play.  I'm not looking for the Wings to do anything in regards to trading him (I don't think I stated that....), but it's irritating hearing people state "he wants that one back".  It wasn't the run of the mill bad goal that was let in, he gave up on the play, that's the point.  Should he be benched/passed on his next scheduled start?...yeah, maybe.  Maybe a lesson like that would help him get better prepared for games, and send a message about quitting on a play.  You can't let giving up slide.  Mistakes, yes; giving up...no. This is the freakin NHL!!  Btw...if you question that he gave up on the play, you need to watch the play again.  He had no intention of fighting back to the crease to attempt to get the stick down to prevent wrap-around.  You got me thinking about a hypothetical question though...I wonder what Scotty would have done to a goalie that gave up on a play??  Interesting thought.

Not looking to battle, we won.  That's the important thing.


You wouldn't happen to be Tom McCollum's cousin or something would you?

#2561802 Osgood circa 2008 *Mod Advisory @ #18*

Posted by rick zombo on 08 January 2015 - 12:35 PM

Osgood was really really very very good that year.


One of my favourite quites from that run was when Babcock talked about how switching goalies 4 games into a first round series usually meant you were done. I even rember not having much hope after game 4. Fortunately, that was not the case.

#2561798 Nashville has yet to lose 2 games in a row this season

Posted by rick zombo on 08 January 2015 - 12:30 PM


Well that was before the team got gutted.  That's my point.  He started going downhill in Philly right around the time Holmgren did the following:


Traded Bobrovsky for a 2nd, 4th, and 4th.

Traded Carter for Voracek, 1st, and 3rd

Traded Richards for Simmonds, B.Schenn, 2nd

Traded Van Riemsdyk for Luke Schenn. 

Signed Brzygalov to a nine year deal (lol)


All of which wouldn't look quite so bad if not for three things.  1) Hindsight.  2)  You just went to the finals, why are you blowing up your team?  3)  The Flyers are terrible at player development. 


The only trade I like of that bunch was the Carter deal. The rest of those trades resemble what Holland's body of work would look like, over this same time period, if LGWers had their way.

#2561778 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by rick zombo on 08 January 2015 - 11:36 AM

@Jesusberg. No, I would not trade Smith for Green in the current situation, and I'd still be very hesitant, even if we knew he would resign. I would trade Smith for Yandle although it would obviously take more than that.


When anyone uses the word "untouchable", it doesn't mean, they wouldn't trade said player in any circumstance. Of course I would trade Smith for Weber or Stamkon, etc, etc, or Yandle... But I mean, in a Holland trade, yes Smith is untouchable for me...


Smith for Yandle and Hanzal then? :lol:

#2561750 Lines Thread

Posted by rick zombo on 08 January 2015 - 10:14 AM

With Franzen and Jurco injured, and likely to miss the game on Saturday as well, I hope Pulkkinen gets the call.


I'd like to see something along the lines of...


Nyquist - Zetterberg - Abdelkader

Tatar - Datsyuk - Pulkkinen

Helm - Sheahan - Weiss

Miller - Glendening - Cleary


I'd be OK with keeping Tatar, Datsyuk , and Helm together and giving Teemu a big center to play with. 


Nyquist - Zetterberg - Abdelkader

Tatar - Datsyuk - Helm

Weiss- Sheahan - Pulkkinen

Miller - Glendening - Cleary


Weiss and Sheahan both like going to the net and they are excellent passers in tight. I could see Pulkinnen getting some room to shot.