Jump to content


rick zombo's Photo

rick zombo

Member Since 04 Jul 2003
Offline Last Active Today, 12:59 AM
-----

#2538987 Krys Barch unloads his frustrations

Posted by rick zombo on 07 October 2014 - 11:37 PM

All I’m getting from this thread is that some Wings fans have a serious lack of respect for Drew Miller.

 

Of course it all depends on what your idea of a fourth liner is. For example, Brian Burke’s idea of a fourth liner is someone who can bench press the tough guy playing on the third line. Babcock seems to like guys that can complete a full 82 game schedule, be smart, sort of versatile, and kill some penalties. 

 

At one point last year Miller was getting 2nd line minutes because of injuries. As ridiculous as that seems, image Barch or McGrattan or Bollig squaring off against Partick Kane or Marion Hossa for a full game  :lol:

 

Also, why does this thread even exist? We’re quoting Krys Barch now? This guy is a ******.

 

IMO, of course. :blind:  




#2538815 Datsyuk to play Thursday? Weiss to be a healthy scratch?

Posted by rick zombo on 07 October 2014 - 02:22 PM

Remember that things can still happen before thursday. And even if it doesn't, it won't be long before Ouellet is on the team one way or another. Babcock has clearly stated his wish by practicing XO with Quincey and having Kindl/Lashoff as extras. 

 

Good point. Your logic seems downright Spockly in comparison to some other (over)reactions.




#2538814 23 man roster set... say hi to your 2014/15 Wings

Posted by rick zombo on 07 October 2014 - 02:18 PM

 

Hi...where exactly are you going with your rant, and why, what's your point?  I've just posted a factual direct link from the newspaper.  Do you beat your dog for alerting you to a fire too?

 

This is the NHL mandated set roster that needs to be filed by 5 pm today, that's why I created this post, 3 months of speculation is over.  The only rotation in and out of game day this Thursday will be the 3 gray sweaters who may not play of Cleary, Weiss and Nosehole. 

 

But thank you for creating assumptions about a quote someone else made that I posted and what I was 'actually' implying.  I had no idea that was what I was thinking...are you my wife?  You must be my wife.

 

:nhl_crach:

 

LOL.

 

Tell me this. The Babcock quote you slapped on your "factual" post wasn't a lame-ass attempt at some sort of coy editorial? You weren't trying to stir the pot?

 

If I had a dog that woke me becasue of a fire I doubt he'd add "and by the way m*****f*****, the fire is all your fault"




#2538806 23 man roster set... say hi to your 2014/15 Wings

Posted by rick zombo on 07 October 2014 - 02:00 PM

Oulette needs to be with the Wings.  Simple as that.

 

No s***. It's like Holland's driving a car with two bald rear tires but refuses to change them becasue then they'll go to waste.




#2538794 23 man roster set... say hi to your 2014/15 Wings

Posted by rick zombo on 07 October 2014 - 01:52 PM

 

"The best players will play..." - Mike Babcock

 

We really need this thread? As if this roster won't change a zillion times between now and Christmas. Hell, it'll probably change again before Thursday.

 

Also, in case you haven't noticed, the best players on the 23 man roster will actually play.

 

The 23 man roster is decided by Holland. So implying Babcock is a hypocrite is actually kind of naive.




#2538765 Datsyuk to play Thursday? Weiss to be a healthy scratch?

Posted by rick zombo on 07 October 2014 - 01:15 PM

The best players will play. 

 

You've been waiting to post this haven't you :lol:




#2538728 Datsyuk to play Thursday? Weiss to be a healthy scratch?

Posted by rick zombo on 07 October 2014 - 11:01 AM

 

I hope so.  I guess I have to give them the benefit of the doubt for now.  I just can't help but think they're grasping at straws.  Like when they put Hudler on the PP point.  Or Eaves.  Or Alfie.  Or Sammy. 

 

Hell, I'm just happy that Cleary,Bert, and Samuelsson are nowhere to be found on either of these units. Unlike game 1 last year. For now, you won't hear me complain - not a peep.




#2538569 Holland interview with Mickey comment about a trade

Posted by rick zombo on 06 October 2014 - 02:29 PM

I'm not really sure what's bothering you guys about it.  People are discussing the last trade Holland made, in a thread about the next trade Holland will make.  Seems pretty relevant to me. 

 

Here, I'll fix it so that everybody around here is happy...

 

Durr...Cleary...Quincey...Durr Hurr...Kindl sux...Durr Hurr Hurr.

 

I think the issue is that some people act like the Legwand deal represents Holland's career personified. Like the guy can't be trusted to make another trade or run his team. That's the issue for me anyway. There weren't nearly as many theads and posts praising Holland in 08 as there have been ones bashing him this summer and so far this fall. I know it's the nature of sports and sports fans, but I grow weary.

 

 

Exactly and I think there are more than enough reason to be scared about that, given the last trade activity history.

 

Case in point.




#2538539 Datsyuk to play Thursday? Weiss to be a healthy scratch?

Posted by rick zombo on 06 October 2014 - 11:12 AM

 

You mean fourth line winger.  Babs actually had him playing on Glendening's wing lol. 

 

Babcock would probably move Crosby to Glendennings wing. #realgud




#2538505 Datsyuk to play Thursday? Weiss to be a healthy scratch?

Posted by rick zombo on 06 October 2014 - 09:39 AM

Babs clearly has a problem with Weiss. He put him with AHLers in preseason and now won't let him into the lineup to start the season (probably because he didn't perform in preseason). Give the guy a chance to impress you. 

 

I suppose it could also just mean that he's trying to bring Weiss along slowly? Who knows with Babcock, he can be weird sometimes. See: Legwand, David - 4th line center.




#2538503 Datsyuk to play Thursday? Weiss to be a healthy scratch?

Posted by rick zombo on 06 October 2014 - 09:11 AM

Crazy.

 

A couple of thoughts:

 

1. The pairings of

 

Kronwall - Ericsson

DeKeyser - Smith

Quincey - Ouelett

 

are about as great as anyone could hope for right now.

 

2. On a team that has at least 6 guys that can play up the middle, there is a glaring need for a second line guy. Sadly, it's looking like it might not be Weiss. but it sure as hell shouldn't be Helm either.




#2538461 Callahan, Ferraro and Porter placed on Waivers

Posted by rick zombo on 05 October 2014 - 04:09 PM

They'll carry 14 forwards.  With Datsyuk on IR there's an open spot for Nestrasil.
 
Zetterberg
Franzen
Nyquist
Tatar
Sheahan
Jurco
Helm
Weiss
Miller
Glendening
Abdelkader
Andersson
Nestrasil
Cleary until Datsyuk is ready.


Fixed it for you :)


#2538444 Callahan, Ferraro and Porter placed on Waivers

Posted by rick zombo on 05 October 2014 - 12:31 PM

Fingers crossed that they all clear. 




#2538414 NY Islanders Acquire Leddy and Boychuk

Posted by rick zombo on 04 October 2014 - 11:31 PM

If someone told me Snow would have had a better off season than Chiarelli, Holland my first reaction would have been laughing but now it has become true. Boychuk is an absolute tank and a reliable shutdown guy blessed with a laser from the blue line, plus he comes with a great cap hit. Giving him awake 2 prospects, who might never play in the league is nuts and it puts the Bruins in a very bad spot.

 

What’s the old saying? Even a broken clock is right twice a day. Eventually even an idiot like Snow is going to make a deal. To be honest though, two second rounders and a third is a lot to give up. 

 

Chiarelli is falling victim to the salary cap. The same thing that gutted the Wings offence in the summer of 09. I still think he’s a great GM. 

 

Snow has to make a move. He has one of those teams that needs to start winning. Holland is just trying to stay afloat while his stable of good prospects start to come. I still think he’s a great GM too. 


 

No where did I say the Islanders franchise were model, nor better then the Wings. Didn't compare Garth to Kenny either, you did that. Hell, I didn't even say their defense is better then ours. All I said was Garth at least tries, he's quite the idiot usually, but today not so much. I'm sure Holland does lots of work behind the scenes, but nothing ever comes of it. Don't jump all over me for a sentence haha. Once in a while, I wouldn't mind seeing Kenny take a chance in a trade. Sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn't but it's better then bringing back the same roster from last year that didn't do a whole lot. Now, if one of the kids gets a spot in the top 6 and Kindl is on the bench then I won't really care either way. If we're going to be mediocre again this season, I'd rather see young guys playing because the sooner they're in the lineup, the sooner we're one of the top teams in the East.

 

Fair enough. You’re right. Any Wings fan should still take Holland all the time over Snow. That almost goes without saying. 




#2538388 10/4 Final Preseason GDT: Detroit Red Wings vs Boston Bruins

Posted by rick zombo on 04 October 2014 - 07:24 PM

wow, what a performace by Ouellet

 

If he doesn’t make this team, I don’t know what to say.