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#2603473 ECQF Game 7 GDT : at Lightning 2, Red Wings 0 (Tampa wins series, 4-3)

Posted by rick zombo on 29 April 2015 - 02:42 PM

And Jakub Kindl! 

 

I'm telling you, he's going to be a monster tonight.  I can feel it. 

 

If he is, and the Wings win, I'll buy his jersey. Even if it has an Oilers logo on the front.




#2603451 ECQF Game 7 GDT : at Lightning 2, Red Wings 0 (Tampa wins series, 4-3)

Posted by rick zombo on 29 April 2015 - 02:10 PM

Less focus on who's not playing, and more focus on who is: Pavel freekin' Datsyuk.




#2603432 Kronwall suspended one game

Posted by rick zombo on 29 April 2015 - 01:47 PM

I just realized: at least Kronwall won't be able to deflect the puck past Mrazek, if this game goes to OT, like he did two years ago vs Chicago. :lol:




#2603427 Kronwall suspended one game

Posted by rick zombo on 29 April 2015 - 01:37 PM

I feel bad for anyone who actually believes sports aren't rigged in any country .

Can they predict the exact scores? Obviously not if a goalie comes and makes 58 saves let's say and ruins it nothing they can do but they can try to influence a game to go one way by giving penalties and giving out ridiculous suspensions

 

Exactly. Everyone knows the outcome if Hedman or Coburn had made that hit instead of Kronwall.




#2603388 Kronwall suspended one game

Posted by rick zombo on 29 April 2015 - 12:54 PM

Anyone heard of anyone else on kronwalls side?

 

Scott Cullen from TSN.

 

Basically said "I must be a barbarian because I didn't have a problem with that hit"

 

Someone had a great comment on Twitter that was directed at Cotsonika thst sums up my feelings on the matter perfectly:

Getting it right 1 out of 10 times isn't getting it right.

 

Awesome comment. All the talking heads are getting excited about the league finally dishing out a suspension regardless of the players star status or how pivotal the next game might be.

 

Until someone on a team they actually care about gets suspended.




#2603292 ECQF Game 7 GDT : at Lightning 2, Red Wings 0 (Tampa wins series, 4-3)

Posted by rick zombo on 29 April 2015 - 11:08 AM

If Tampa scores the first two goals, Ericsson needs to grab Johnson and start pounding away.  Forget the game and kill the rat.  

 

Why wait? Do it in warmups. Pound that cherry-picking midget into the ice.




#2603268 Zidlicky Out for game 7- Concussion

Posted by rick zombo on 29 April 2015 - 10:49 AM

Ansar Khan is reporting on twitter

 

"Appears Zidlicky is out with a concussion suffered last game"

https://twitter.com/...439485066612736

 

"DeKeyser takes Zidlicky's point spot on one power play unit and Kindl takes Kronwall's spot on the other."

 

Concussion eh? Gee, how did that happen? Kronwall must have hit him in warmups.




#2602782 Predictions: Game 7 vs. TBL

Posted by rick zombo on 28 April 2015 - 03:41 PM

I share us in winning, though I think the heat is on us. Since we had the series lead. Why do you have it the other way?


Because Tampa are the favorites. They're in a "win now" window and chocked against Montreal last year. Wings aren't even supposed to be here.


#2602758 Predictions: Game 7 vs. TBL

Posted by rick zombo on 28 April 2015 - 02:15 PM

I honestly wish I could share your optimism.

 

I just think that Detroit's mistakes have gifted Tampa 2 games this series. There will be no mistakes tomorrow.




#2602752 Predictions: Game 7 vs. TBL

Posted by rick zombo on 28 April 2015 - 01:59 PM

Oh come on Rick. You talk about hockey - you know the game - give us some real thoughts, please.

 

Real thoughts. It will take either some really bad luck, or an incredible effort from Tampa to end Detroit's season tomorrow. Babcock will have a plan, the structure will be in place and all the heat is on Tampa. 4-2 Wings.




#2602744 Predictions: Game 7 vs. TBL

Posted by rick zombo on 28 April 2015 - 01:42 PM

Game tied in last minute. Kucherov goes top shelf on Bishop. Then he climbs over the glass and sits in the second row, eating pizza stolen from the fan next to him. After the game he continues to insist he is alright after that Kronwall hit. Wings win.




#2602655 At What Point Does Holland Deserve Blame?

Posted by rick zombo on 28 April 2015 - 10:27 AM

I hear you. But definitely disagree completely.

 

Holland isn't me or you. He's supposed to be our expert.

Some of this has to fall on him.

 

You can't blame Howard for not being the guy. Holland needs to have recognized that. If we can trade him this offseason that'd be a big step. For a bag of pucks even. Get rid of that cap number.

 

Franzen is overpaid based on what he's done for us. That's all I meant. 

 

Knowing who is injury prone is part of the GMs job. He can't predict it, but he can make a educational bet.

 

Nyquist or Tatar need to be traded in my opinion this offseason. They are too similar and while their stocks are high, could land us something we really need. Like another Top 3 D man. 


You could get Yzerman to come home. You could probably get Scotty to be our GM. 

 

What? You can't blame Howard for playing like garbage late this season but you can blame Holland for not being able to predict the future? :lol:

 

Let the records show, I tried to have a discussion here, but I'm out.




#2602648 Kronwall suspended one game

Posted by rick zombo on 28 April 2015 - 10:19 AM

What about Garrison's hit to Abdlekader's head in near the end of game 5?

 

The NHL has been waiting years to punish Kronwall. This is their chance to do that AND push hockey in Florida. We call that a "Bettman Bonus".




#2602645 At What Point Does Holland Deserve Blame?

Posted by rick zombo on 28 April 2015 - 10:17 AM

A discussion…Ha.

 

Most of the prospects exist on many teams. i.e. Tampa Bay's T. Johnson.

 

Find me one team in the league that's had to draft from Detroit's position for the last 24 years that has better prospects. Feel free to use these as refernces

 

http://www.thehockey...sing-prospects/

 

http://www.hockeysfu...spect-rankings/

 

http://www.hockeysfu.../team-rankings/

 

 

 

 

 

 

How about overpaying for Quincey?

 

Quincey's been good.

 

Resigned Cleary twice.

 

Kept his promise. Continues to exude organizational class. No harm done on the ice.

 

Overpaid and signed Franzen and Howard.

 

Franzen is not overpaid. Howard got fair value at the time. This is all on Howard for not keeping his end of the bargain.

 

Zidlicky is struggling badly.

 

Meh. Babcock has other options if he wants to use them. Kindl, for example. Didn't give up much to acquire him.

 

Nyquist looks small and lost out there.

 

Now you're just stretching

 

Never planned for Lidstrom's and Rafalski's departures. 

 

How can you? Without tanking like Florida, you're not getting an Ekblad or Jones or Hannafin. #tankit

 

Didn't figure out a way to keep Hossa.

 

IMO, his only major mistake.

 

Stephen Weiss is on the team but doesn't dress.

 

Holland's only other mistake. Part of that is on Babcock for not using him properly.

 

Does any of that ring a bell? Bother you?

 

Just the Hossa thing.




#2602633 Kronwall suspended one game

Posted by rick zombo on 28 April 2015 - 10:01 AM

He'll get suspended because NHL.