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#2561452 All Purpose Grand Rapids Griffins Thread

Posted by rick zombo on 07 January 2015 - 08:49 PM

Aaaaand Pulkkinen makes it 8 goals in 8 games, or is it 9 in 9?  I can't keep track at this point.


Pure offensive dynamo. He'd look soooooo good on Glendenning's wing :)


#2561436 Nyquist Fined for Diving/Embellishment

Posted by rick zombo on 07 January 2015 - 08:07 PM

 
I don't know.  Kesler could use some more finesse to his dives as well. 
 
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Ha. Thd 2nd one is the source of that great collection of Kesler dive gifs.

http://vansunsportsb...umbleweed-gifs/

That's why I referred to him as Tumbleweed in an earlier post.


#2561424 Nyquist Fined for Diving/Embellishment

Posted by rick zombo on 07 January 2015 - 07:58 PM

 
I think there's a pretty big difference between saying all players will get away with as much as they can, and saying all players will trap a guy's stick between their legs, jump straight up in the air, and fall down as if shot. 


What worries me is that Nyquist essentially got fined for being bad at diving. If he was a real pro like Kesler, we wouldn't even be talking about this right now.


#2561344 1/7 GDT: Red Wings 3 at Flames 2

Posted by rick zombo on 07 January 2015 - 03:06 PM

Thanks for the GDT

 

Now this:

 

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because it never gets old




#2561326 1/6 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Edmonton Oilers 2

Posted by rick zombo on 07 January 2015 - 01:25 PM

How'd Weiss look last night?  It's a little disappointing he didn't show up on the stat sheet with the extra minutes, but wonder if he was still noticeable out there.  

 

 

Probably our best player along with Tatar and Datsyuk.

 

Yeah. Weiss looked great.

 

I can see why he might fail Babcock's "eye test" because he's not hard or heavy on the puck at all. Or even looking at possesion numbers, he might not fair well because he doesn't keep the puck for long. He makes plays quickly. Quick short pasees, things like this.

 

But when you play him with skilled players (as was the case last night) you can see that his hands and IQ are top notch.




#2561310 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by rick zombo on 07 January 2015 - 11:42 AM

aint Justin Schultz and UFA at the end of this season? or is he an RFA? im sure we we're in for him when he was 

 

a FA after his NCAA days. 76 pts in 161 games from the blueline is appealling but that -47 dont look too good.

 

-47 LOL

 

Schultz makes Mike Green look like Chris Pronger




#2561308 1/6 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Edmonton Oilers 2

Posted by rick zombo on 07 January 2015 - 11:39 AM

Quincy goal was great. Wings should have won and did. No complaints really. Just win baby.

 

You sure you're a Wings fan? :lol:




#2561275 1/6 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Edmonton Oilers 2

Posted by rick zombo on 07 January 2015 - 12:25 AM

 

Yeah, they did a bang up job tonight by only barely "not losing" to the worst team in history.  The Oilers are only slightly better than District 5, sans Gordon Bombay AND Adam Banks. 

 

Come on. Give the fluky goalie you’ll never hear much from ever again some credit. 




#2561271 1/6 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Edmonton Oilers 2

Posted by rick zombo on 07 January 2015 - 12:19 AM

Whelp, glad we won but man what a stinker of a game.  If we keep playing like this we're a lock to get into the playoffs...and promptly sent home.  The guys need to shape up.  Bad. 

 

Hey. What did you think of that play where Quincey wasn’t trying to not lose?  :w00t:




#2561269 1/6 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Edmonton Oilers 2

Posted by rick zombo on 07 January 2015 - 12:16 AM

Civilized as f***!

I think I'm still doing that wrong

 

Marry me. I’ve got 18 year old Laphroaig in my cupboard  :lol:




#2561263 1/6 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Edmonton Oilers 2

Posted by rick zombo on 07 January 2015 - 12:14 AM

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Repost this so I can like it again




#2560972 1/6 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Edmonton Oilers 2

Posted by rick zombo on 06 January 2015 - 03:25 PM

If Franzen doesn't put in an effort tonight I'd like them to seriously consider this for tomorrow's game vs the Flames

 

Nyquist - Zetterberg - Abdlekader

Weiss - Datsyuk - Helm

Tatar - Sheahan - Jurco

Miller - Glendenning - Andersson




#2560969 Lines Thread

Posted by rick zombo on 06 January 2015 - 03:19 PM

 

That's exactly what he was describing.  

 

I just see it translating to a team-wide philosophy.  

 

Nobody wants to take a risk/shot/chance in fear of being "that guy" that cost his team a goal.

 

Don't get me wrong... defence comes before anything and everything.

 

I just don't like when people develop a habit of making decisions based on of fear of screwing up.

 

Totally. And being "that guy" means you'd be chewing on straws in the Leino Lounge with Kindl, or you'd be chasing cars on Glendenning's wing.




#2560957 Lines Thread

Posted by rick zombo on 06 January 2015 - 03:07 PM

 

This is unreal.  I'm sure he's heard Babcock say this a hundred times too.  I sure hope Quincey's just talking about the defense.  That would be marginally more tolerable. 

 

If he was referring just to his own play, it would be more than tolerable. I'd actually condone this philosophy.




#2560954 Lines Thread

Posted by rick zombo on 06 January 2015 - 03:03 PM

Our team philosophy in a nutshell...

 

"Our focus is to minimize mistakes," Quincey said. "Our job is not to win the game; it's to not lose the game.

 

Sure he wasn't just talking about his role and DeKeyser's role as a blueline tandem? That would make sense.