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#2457459 Quincey

Posted by Dabura on 23 November 2013 - 10:29 PM

And Kyle Quincey costs us another game.

 

The worst part about it, beyond the whole losing games and points thing, is that no team will want any part of him, whether through a trade or the waiver wire.

 

3,775,000 cap hit. Brutal.




#2457411 11/23 GDT: Game 24 - Senators 4 @ Red Wings 2

Posted by Dabura on 23 November 2013 - 10:03 PM

"Our power play is our enforcer."

 

(Too soon?)




#2457404 11/23 GDT: Game 24 - Senators 4 @ Red Wings 2

Posted by Dabura on 23 November 2013 - 10:01 PM

Why do we lose to teams with losing records?

 

Because they play us hard, and we tense up and get all worried that we might lose to a team with a losing record on home ice, and then we lose to a team with a losing record on home ice.

 

Also, we suck. Hard.




#2457396 11/23 GDT: Game 24 - Senators 4 @ Red Wings 2

Posted by Dabura on 23 November 2013 - 09:59 PM

Our Defense blew this game

 

Kyle Quincey blew this game.




#2457275 11/23 GDT: Game 24 - Senators 4 @ Red Wings 2

Posted by Dabura on 23 November 2013 - 09:25 PM

I hate Kyle Quincey.




#2457153 11/23 GDT: Game 24 - Senators 4 @ Red Wings 2

Posted by Dabura on 23 November 2013 - 08:36 PM

Not that I think we're really sucking, but I kinda feel like this team could use a good old fashioned Bruce Boudreau "f***in'" rant.




#2457105 11/23 GDT: Game 24 - Senators 4 @ Red Wings 2

Posted by Dabura on 23 November 2013 - 08:21 PM

Because it couldn't be that the bashing here has gotten so bad that people blame him for things when he's not even on the ice.

 

While the bashing has gotten out of hand, and I'm probably part of that, the discontent is based in reality, or at least something close to it. The guy's not producing, period, and, beyond MAYBE the PK (and that "veteran leadership" business), he's not contributing anything of real value. He literally looks like a beer leaguer, and, whether it's reprehensible or not, you know that's not going to earn him a lot of praise here. (And, in fact, it's not just this community that rides him hard. My impression is that Wings fans generally are...not enamored of Dan Cleary right now.)




#2457075 11/23 GDT: Game 24 - Senators 4 @ Red Wings 2

Posted by Dabura on 23 November 2013 - 07:55 PM

Same old story with Howard. It's never his fault, yet all his stats sucks. Getting tired of it.

 

Agreed.




#2456924 What I'm thankful for...

Posted by Dabura on 23 November 2013 - 01:36 PM

I am thankful for the loser point.




#2456810 Other Examples of Bad Starts?

Posted by Dabura on 22 November 2013 - 08:03 PM

A thought occurred to me earlier today, one which, for me, kinda sorta maybe eases the hurt of our lackluster first quarter a bit:

 

"Man. We really suck at home this season. We need to fix that s*** so we can finish at the top of our division/conference, so we can have that all-important home ice...advantage. ...."




#2456809 Nyquist Getting the call

Posted by Dabura on 22 November 2013 - 07:39 PM

I do think Tats should get a look in the top six, though. And I've gotta think it's gonna happen soon enough, unless we start rolling along, which I'd be fine with.

 

What I'd really like to see - as an "experiment," if you like - is Z and D each sort of mentoring one of Gus/Tats, taking them under their wings, molding them into potential future Euro Twins. If that makes any sense.




#2456800 Ugly Christmas Sweater.

Posted by Dabura on 22 November 2013 - 07:07 PM

Best. Jerseys. Ever.




#2456572 Nyquist Getting the call

Posted by Dabura on 22 November 2013 - 08:35 AM

It is, Holland f***ed up, no doubt about it.  He knows it.  But the problem is, there aren't a lot of easy fixes for the situation.  We've already put 2 guys on waivers who would seem attractive to other teams, and no takers.  Cleary, Bert and Sammy have NTC. I don't know how those apply to waivers and being sent down, etc.   It's not like it isn't evident that Nyquist is better than Cleary or Sammy, but there aren't a lot of simple solutions.

 

I'm not giving Holland any sort of pass here. After all the bad decisions he's made, and now it's "Well, you have to understand: this is a really tough situation"? You're supposed to be the best GM in sports, you soggy, droopy boob.

 

He can start by waiving Cleary. I really don't care "how that would look," or if it's "bad business." Re-signing Cleary in the first place sent a bad message and was not exactly a brilliant business move. And, at some point, playing this "Now you have it. Now you don't!" game with one of our best and brightest in Nyquist (and, perhaps, Tatar), "doesn't look good," and is most definitely "bad business."

 

It'd be one thing if this team were stacked, or even just performing well. But Nyquist helped snap a seven-game losing streak. Because this is a team of scrubs, at least up front. If we were in the West, we'd be toast.

 

Get something done, Ken. Stop telling us how hard it is and make something happen to make your team better.


/weekly rant




#2456571 Nyquist Getting the call

Posted by Dabura on 22 November 2013 - 08:21 AM

Nyquist is essentially a high-end top-six forward. Exactly the sort of piece we need right now. Exactly the sort of piece a ton of GMs would like to add. This isn't some middling checking-line grinder whose presence/absence is more or less inconsequential. We need skill, speed, youth, secondary scoring in the worst way. Nyquist gives us all of that.

 

But Dan Cleary. An enforcer without the whole enforcing thing.

 

And all of this comes after Holland's "Guys! It's all about our young homegrown talent! That's why I'm not doing anything! This is really important! Parity!" campaign.

 

Not to be overly dramatic here, but...what was Ken Holland really done lately?

 

Take a paid vacation, Ken. Go play some golf. I have a block of wood that can fill in for you.




#2456528 11/21 GDT: Hurricanes 3 at Red Wings 4

Posted by Dabura on 21 November 2013 - 11:37 PM

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I love this pic. The Hurricane guy is the eye of the Swedish National Team Dance Party Storm.