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#2043893 10/9 GDT: Red Wings 3 at Blackhawks 2

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 10 October 2010 - 04:03 PM

I saw this on another site. Not sure if there's already links to the clip in this thread.

I'm actually a fan of Keith, but wtf? and how did this not get called? Then the Rafalski penalty, double wtf??



Not that it'll happen because he's the Norris winner, but that elbow is suspension-worthy.


#2043892 10/9 GDT: Red Wings 3 at Blackhawks 2

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 10 October 2010 - 03:55 PM

Osgood was consistent, not great. There were no times where I thought he downright saved a goal.

It was an up and down game for the most part, but because of Turco (a goaltender Chicago is going to be stuck with all year) the team lost out on a point.

I don't understand this reasoning. He did that 26 times last night. They just didn't look difficult enough or something?

And honestly if Ozzy stays consistent but not great for the season, that's enough to carry the Wings a looong way, especially as backup. Him being very good and consistent got the Wings to the Cup finals two years running. I'd take that any day over Fleury's spectacular saves followed by him scoring on himself with his ass.


#2043295 10/9 GDT: Red Wings 3 at Blackhawks 2

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 09 October 2010 - 08:15 PM

Watching it on the NHL network, which has the chicago feed. Weird how they only notice when the Hawks keep the Wings pinned in, but not the other way around. :P


#2043105 Pavel Datsyuk has a Gordie Howe Hattrick

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 09 October 2010 - 02:38 PM

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Look at that form! :lol:

esteef

He actually did have surprisingly good form for someone who doesn't fight. Did a great job with balance, protecting himself and giving a few punches of his own. Maybe after practice he and Z have stopped playing keepaway and now they practice fighting. :P

I would like to see Pavel add this fighting element to his game. He will not fight Colton Orr, but punks like Perry when he gets challenged like that.

Way to stick up for yourself Pav !! I hope this rubs off on the rest of the guys.

I wouldn't. well, I guess it depends on what you mean exactly. I love that he stuck up for himself, especially against a douchebag like Perry. But he's to valuable to be dropping the gloves more than once every blue moon. Aside from injury potential, it's going to be a win for the the other team almost every single time to get Dats off the ice for 5 minutes.

Still, awesome to see.


#2042706 Pavel Datsyuk has a Gordie Howe Hattrick

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 08 October 2010 - 09:24 PM

Perry's douchiness knows no bounds. Great job by Dats for holding his own against a much bigger guy.


And awesome that Perry couldn't win a fight against a Lady Bing winner.


#2041704 Tomorrow night - What would you rather see?

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 07 October 2010 - 10:01 PM

malts for sure. I am in the minority that doesn't hate the guy.

Actually I think that's the majority.

His usefulness has just declined over the years and it's come time to let him go. But that's not hate. He's given a lot to the Wings over the years.


#2041057 Ritola will be traded or waived

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 05 October 2010 - 11:57 PM

Insults towards absurd-looking comments do not equal insults towards one's person.

Calling someone's post dumb is pretty much calling them dumb.


(One last post)

Ah were only that true. But I can dream...

And if he turns into a dud, most of those who are protesting in this thread won't say a word.

Which is why it's a good thing we have you here at the ready to pass judgment. keep up the good work. cheers.


apologies to the mods for derailing the thread. I facepalm myself.


#2041009 Ritola will be traded or waived

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 05 October 2010 - 10:29 PM

Nice attempt at yet another cop-out. I called your comment dumb because you accused me of referring to Holland's work as perfect where in fact I hadn't mentioned Holland at all. Instead of noting that this is true, you've decided to pretend that I'm somehow out of line in criticizing your choice of words.

He was brought in to eat a small number of minutes. He didn't contribute much, and playing in the playoffs doesn't automatically make a player worth anything.

Whoops.

Whoops.

And lol @ revisionist history. Irony, anyone? You're the one who has claimed that Meech did not outperform Quincey when it counted. That's a ridiculous argument and you know it.

Again, what a dumb argument. Where did I mention Holland?

I'll mention once again that Quincey played himself off the team. I fail to see how any GM could be expected to see a glimmer of potential in a prospect who failed to live up to expectations.

Again, how did this become about some imaginary feelings of mine that Holland is perfect? Why do you keep making that claim? What's your fixation there? I believe Holland made the right choice, given the circumstances. I don't recall saying Holland was perfect. What a dumb comment. Probably a cop-out, too.

The words you're referring to were intended to refute newfy's assertion that calling up a minor-leaguer to fill a #6 defense position somehow made that minor-leaguer a valuable asset by default.


See above.

Nice try. Perhaps it's time for you to attempt a response that does not include warping the poster's words. Then again, that appears to be a difficult thing for you.

Everyone has the potential to be a success story. Ritola, however, was at best a medium-value prospect. Further, he's only three years younger than Miller.

Nice try? yeah, why let facts get in the way of your invented argument.

How about you spend less time judging posts or being a Red Wings cheerleader and more time actually talking hockey?

I'm guessing that'll be difficult, because it seems you mostly have no idea what the f*** you're talking about.


#2041000 Ritola will be traded or waived

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 05 October 2010 - 10:20 PM

If I have 10 good defensemen, but I only get to keep 8, does that mean I only think those 8 are good?

Ummm... no?

That wasn't the argument I made. You keep the ones you think are or will become NHL defenseman. Holland may have thought Quincey was good, but apparently not good enough to cut it as a defenseman in the NHL. And we're not talking about bottom pairing. He plays 20+ minutes a night.


#2040996 Ritola will be traded or waived

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 05 October 2010 - 10:16 PM

What a dumb comment. I never even mentioned Holland in my post.

Even though you behave as if someone has, you actually haven't been given the position of judging all posts here at LGW.

Quincey was limited to ~six minutes per night, he never had to face any challenging situations, and he never did anything significant.

Nice delusional post. He never faced any challenging situations? do you realize how ridiculous of a statement that is? how could a defenseman in a playoff game never face a challenging situation. It just demonstrates how far gone you are when it comes to this subject. Inventing some version of the games where Quincey apparently just got to skate around there with no worries because he was coddled.

And he played 8 minutes a game in the postseason we're talking about. If you're going to be a condescending ass, at least get your facts right.

Quincey was limited to ~six minutes per night, he never had to face any challenging situations, and he never did anything significant.

Again, he played more than six minutes per night. But don't let the facts get in the way of your condescension and revisionist history.

Well, let's see. He played much better during the defensive injury spell of '08, when both of them had the chance to really show what they had. In fact, he played so well and was so involved that the Wings petitioned (successfully) to have his name added to the Cup that year. Quincey, meanwhile, was nearly invisible. He was badly outplayed by both Ericsson and Meech. By all accounts, Meech also had a far better training camp the next summer than Quincey did.

By the accounts that he didn't make the team. That's kind of circular reasoning.

Meech is waived, Quincey is an NHL defenseman. It's hilarious you don't think maybe holland missed something there.

And yes, the fact that Quincey did not make the team was indeed his own fault. That's pretty much exactly what I said.

I realize it's what you said. Because you can't fathom that holland made a mistake. His job is to recognize latent talent in players. Of course a lot of the fault goes with Quincey, but it's Holland's too.

Yeah, and you use hindsight to whine about Holland releasing him. That very senseless. I imagine that your very weak arguments about Quincey's supposed quality play back then are only intended to give you some base on which to whine.

I don't really understand your point here, but you're the one who has revised Quincey's play. He didn't win a spot, but you make it sound like he was a disaster out there and the Wings had to hide him on the bench.

Funny how you didn't address that pretty much any good coach would try to keep their bottom pairing away from the other team's top line, especially a rookie. That has nothing to do with Quincey's play.

Hopefully Ritola won't become another Quincey. If he does though, I'm sure you'll have plenty of posts about how it was all Ritola's fault.


#2040169 10/3 Pre-season GDT: Pittsburgh Penguins at Red Wings

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 03 October 2010 - 06:34 PM

What are the D pairs? I thought kronwall and lidstrom were gonna play together?

A 6th D must be physical and take care of his own end, Ericsson does neither, i'm just stating the facts.

Those are just blanket statements, not actually facts. By your criteria we should get rid of Lidstrom and Rafalski as well because they don't meet both criteria.

Glad that one is over. Glad the preseason is over as well.

Looking forward to Friday.

This.

Thank god the season is finally starting!!


#2040148 10/3 Pre-season GDT: Pittsburgh Penguins at Red Wings

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 03 October 2010 - 06:12 PM

are you watching ericsson today, or this preseason for that matter?

yup.

Did you notice how there was the word preseason in your question?

He hasn't looked great, but I'd rather he make stupid mistakes like he just did with Malkin here in the preseason, so hopefully he learns from that mistake and doesn't do it in the regular season.

Basically it doesn't mean much to me how guys look in the preseason because it's just that. The games mean nothing and it's not the real lineups. Most teams and coaches are in experimental mode.

So call me crazy, but I plan to wait until the regular season to see how he's doing before I start blaming him for everything.


#2040134 10/3 Pre-season GDT: Pittsburgh Penguins at Red Wings

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 03 October 2010 - 06:06 PM

Seriously, it's not even the regular season and ericsson is already the whipping boy and we're back to Osbad.

This place is so pathetic sometimes.


#2040055 10/3 Pre-season GDT: Pittsburgh Penguins at Red Wings

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 03 October 2010 - 05:21 PM

I say he will get the Osgood treatment once is all said and done.

It'll be interesting to see, because he's more talented than Ozzy and has the potential to be great. But Ozzy is a lot more consistent. I think Ozzy outplayed Fleury in both Cup finals, especially the first one.


#2040035 10/3 Pre-season GDT: Pittsburgh Penguins at Red Wings

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 03 October 2010 - 05:08 PM

Pens player standing untouched in front of Osgood. That is sooooo last season...