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#2552684 Lines Thread

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 29 November 2014 - 04:50 PM

I've read this in articles recently, but I thought it was Jensen who was last to be cut from the D in camp and I thought it was Jensen who Babcock said he wanted on the roster at that time. Am I Wrong?


The two practices before final cuts, Babcock had XO paired with Quincey, with Kindl and Lashoff rotating in as the "scratches."  It was taken as a pretty clear sign what Babcock thought the roster should be. 




Brendan Savage also alluded to Holland overruled Babcock regarding XO. 



#2552678 Lines Thread

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 29 November 2014 - 03:20 PM

I'm mostly in the XO needs to keep playing regardless camp, but I do acknowledge the downside to having Kindl sit. I just don't know there's a market for Kindl now or into the future based on his play so far this season.

This situation is on Holland. Everyone pretty much knew at least one of the d-men prospects was NHL ready going into the season and he didn't unload Kindl and brought back Quincey too. Granted, Quincey has been fine, but now the path to staying in Detroit is completely blocked for XO or maybe someone like Marchenko.

Babs clearly isn't pleased with Kindl and has praised Ouellet's play, so I'm not certain this would be his ideal decision either.


Babcock wanted to start the season with XO in the lineup but was overruled by Holland so I'd have to assume he doesn't love the current situation either. 

#2552662 Lines Thread

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 29 November 2014 - 01:59 PM

It's frustrating.  They managed to shed most of Holland's bad signings this offseason, but Kindl's is really the last one holding this team back.  

#2552653 Lucic tasting some knuckles...

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 29 November 2014 - 12:08 PM

If this is true, it shows the kind of reputation Lucic has around the league.  Prout says this happened the game after he dropped Lucic. 


"The refs never talk to me," Prout said. "I don't wear a letter. But before the game, a ref came up to me and said 'Good job, last night.' 

"Later," Prout added, "the shorter ref came up and said 'Nice right.'" 




#2552025 Chelios Is Not Too Fond of Shanahan

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 26 November 2014 - 06:03 PM

Chelios is such an ass.

He's seriously bagging on Shanahan for being calculating, as he badmouths a former teammate to help sell his book?

I wonder if Chelios also wrote about being a dirty player, starf***er, and drunk driver.

#2552007 Mantha getting closer.

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 26 November 2014 - 02:29 PM



This one is from 2013...great stats you got Harold LOL


And this is why I'm talking about how he won't back away from someone...even if they're a giant


And here is what I mean by willing to fight but teammates interfere:


So I don't know if the site that you use is wrong or if you are but either way id be my left but that there's a lot if fights not recorded. To me any time two people are throwing punches it's a "fight" even if it's more of a scrum.

Edit: ya I clicked your link. Your joke of a site is clearly wrong...look at the link I posted with a fight from 2013. I'll trust my very own eyeballs where I've seen him fight numerous times or teammates interfere over your terribly wrong source.

My joke of a site? I have no affiliation with them, and hockeyfights is a pretty great source for tracking fighting.

The problem seems to be that you think having the gloves off when you hug someone constitutes a fight. Whereas they actually track real fights.

Someone throwing a gloved punch in a scrum is also not a fight, especially when you're trying to use it as evidence that they'd fight all takers if players didn't jump in.

#2551993 Mantha getting closer.

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 26 November 2014 - 12:12 PM

Actually when I used to be able to watch ovi he would fight a handful of times a year. But then his teammates started jumping in so he didn't have to. I'd bet my left nut ovi would fight most anyone...it just wouldn't result in a win for him or his team.


Ovechkin has three career fights, the last one being in 2010 when he jumped Dubinsky.  The other two were mostly scrums with a couple punches thrown.  



#2551924 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 25 November 2014 - 06:56 PM

But the extension could be.
On a serious note, how many years dies kopecky have?
And how old was he when he signed it, I don't want to not be able to send him down.


According to capgeek this is the final year of his contract.  At $3 million a year, you don't trade for him if you plan to send him down. 


I'm afraid to even discuss it more for fear it will somehow bring this terrible trade into existence.

#2551904 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 25 November 2014 - 01:49 PM


Bring em home Kenny!


Former Red Wing on the downward side of his production.  Seems like a natural fit.  


The only hitch is it'd be a trade so Kenny wouldn't be able to give him a 4 year deal to make it a 35+ contract with a NTC. 

#2551528 Saluting the fans

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 24 November 2014 - 01:35 PM

Is it the fans really or is it the media blowing it out of proportion?  Either is possible - even likely!  Throw a dart, it's the right answer.


I don't think saluting should be done other than at the last home game of the season, win or lose.




If you do it every game or after every win, it becomes more of an obligation than something actually meaningful. 

#2551513 11/24 GDT : Ottawa Senators 3 at Red Wings 4

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 24 November 2014 - 12:49 PM

Khan better get off his ass soon and tell us if Ouellet's playing tonight.

On defense:

Jonathan Ericsson-Niklas Kronwall

Kyle Quincey-Danny DeKeyser

Xavier Ouellet-Jakub Kindl

Brian Lashoff (scratched). Brendan Smith (hand infection, IR, not skating)


#2550961 Lucic tasting some knuckles...

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 22 November 2014 - 01:42 PM

I think people are underrating Prout a bit here, the guy is big, tough and includes boxing or even MMA lessons into his summer training. Both fought before and it was a draw or slight edge to Lucic, I didn't like his reaction either. But boy would I love seeing Lucic finally snapping today.


I really don't like the argument that Prout should have waited longer Lucic came after him both were ready to go, I think Lucic didn't expect that right bomb and so he got dropped it happens sometimes in a fight. Chiarelli needs to get his act straight, call up Robbins and let the Bruins be the team they once have been a big bad no nonsense hardnosed squad.


I also wonder if Lucic didn't think they would actually fight, given it was the end of the game.  Given some of the things he's done though, he should know better and be ready for it. 


As fun as it was to see him get dropped like that, I have to give him credit for getting back up that fast and wanting to go.  The hissy fit and glove throw was pretty funny though. 

#2550890 General discussion for tonight's games

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 21 November 2014 - 10:25 PM

Video of the incident. 




WTF is Lucic doing there?  Engaging but keeping his gloves on?  Then throwing his glove at him afterwards? 


What a clown. 

#2550796 In an odd way.....

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 21 November 2014 - 03:01 PM

 If you don't like a thread, DON'T POST IN IT.


1) By posting you're only keeping a thread you don't like more active.  If few people respond, the thread quickly gets bumped down the page by more active threads and the problem takes care of itself.  


2) By posting about whether something is threadworthy or not, you derail the conversation and reduce any chance the thread had at actually becoming a meaningful conversation. It becomes self-fulfilling.  "I think this thread is stupid so I made a post saying as much.  Now we're talking about how stupid the thread is.  After multiple posts about how stupid this thread is, the thread indeed has become stupid."



I've cleaned up the thread.  Please don't drive it into the ditch again.

#2550777 Alfie not playing this season

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 21 November 2014 - 01:21 PM

Dang.  I was hoping he'd a pull a Niedermayer and join the Wings late in the season if they needed him.