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#2392537 WCQF - (8) Wild vs. (1) Blackhawks

Posted by Dabura on 30 April 2013 - 08:17 PM

1. Analysts are dumb.

2. This Harding thing could be a huge story. It has divine intervention written all over it.

3. 'hawks are not impressing thus far.

 

Does Pierre have to tell us where every player on the ice came from, Eddie?

 

Fixed.




#2391846 WCQF: (7) Red Wings vs. (2) Ducks

Posted by Dabura on 29 April 2013 - 07:55 PM

Wow - Mike, Kevin and E.J. all picking the Wings.




#2391687 WCQF: (7) Red Wings vs. (2) Ducks

Posted by Dabura on 29 April 2013 - 10:57 AM

God I hate the Penguins.




#2391587 Report Card

Posted by Dabura on 29 April 2013 - 01:16 AM

My problem with Abdelkader is he hasn't gotten any better. Datsyuk and Lidstrom became gym rats and honed their crafts as the seasons went by. Abdelkader is the same player he was when he broke in.

 

Abdelkader actually is a gym rat, I think.

 

I dunno. I have a hard time giving him a hard time for not suddenly becoming a 30-goal scorer. (Actually, with ten in this shortened season, he's projecting pretty positively for an 82-game campaign.) Bottom line: he's a bottom-sixer, basically a fourth-liner, and he's being asked to be a first-line power-forward, because our GM has dropped the ball on the we-need-a-big-mean-scoring-winger-who-can-complement-Datsyuk's-playmaking-skillz front.




#2391503 Report Card

Posted by Dabura on 28 April 2013 - 07:21 PM

I love that we have a serviceable power-forward in Abdelkader. He's no Wayne Simmonds, but we're never getting a guy like that. Ever.

 

Abdelkader. Franzen (sort of). Bertuzzi (maybe). Andersson (maybe).

 

Our top-six pool may still be way too soft and samey and playmakerrific on the whole, but we've got some size and strength.




#2391343 2013 Round 1 Photoshop War: Anaheim Ducks

Posted by Dabura on 28 April 2013 - 06:21 AM

ilu guyz. irl. srsly.




#2391341 WCQF: (7) Red Wings vs. (2) Ducks

Posted by Dabura on 28 April 2013 - 06:12 AM

 

Thing is, this year is seeing something of a role reversal of previous seasons.  I think its no longer a case of the Ducks brawn vs the Wings skill.  Just look at our D corps - they're all big boys.  Kronwall is our smallest guy at 6-0 190.  Whenever Perry and Getzlaf are on the ice, so will be Ericsson and Abdelkader, so if they start trying to pull their usual crap we've got a couple of players who can stand up to them.

 

The 3rd line are in for a shock to the system though, they'd better be prepared to stand up to it.

 

I dunno if I'd call it a reversal. We're still a puck-possessing, puck-moving, kill-with-skill unit. And not many on our back-end play an especially mean, physical brand of hockey.

 

But, we showed earlier this season that we can walk into the Honda Center and school some fools. And, yes - definitely give-'n'-take better than we have in awhile. Which is very nice to see.

 

I think that first goal last night, Hank actually using Dillon's workover to his benefit - that's sort of us in microcosm.




#2391250 Captain Z

Posted by Dabura on 27 April 2013 - 10:11 PM

Z equals clutch.




#2391143 4/27 GDT - Red Wings 3 @ Stars 0

Posted by Dabura on 27 April 2013 - 08:34 PM

EV'RYBODY GET WASTED




#2390625 4/27 GDT - Red Wings 3 @ Stars 0

Posted by Dabura on 27 April 2013 - 03:58 PM

Two hours. My intestines are doing that knotty butterfly thing.

 

I haven't been this pumped/nervous about a regular season game since, um, Thursday.




#2390620 4/27 GDT - Red Wings 3 @ Stars 0

Posted by Dabura on 27 April 2013 - 03:38 PM

Fact: Jordin Toootoo has scored and assisted on our last two game-winners, respectively.

 

Bizarro season is bizarro.




#2390535 4/27 GDT - Red Wings 3 @ Stars 0

Posted by Dabura on 27 April 2013 - 11:03 AM

Strader and Engblom on the call on NBC sports.

 

 

i'll hate them so much if they did that

 

https://twitter.com/...174219978498048

 

 

Strader's the best. Is Daly important?




#2390526 Franzen's a Bargain

Posted by Dabura on 27 April 2013 - 10:38 AM

The Franzen hate will end only when his soft-lethargic-apathetic-coasting-floating-dry-spells end. He spent most of this shortened season in No Man's Land. Had he played the way he's playing now, we might not be in the position we're in.

 

This isn't rocket science, folks.




#2390490 Zach Parise

Posted by Dabura on 27 April 2013 - 08:15 AM

I wanted Parise on this team more than I wanted Suter on it.




#2390128 Should I take an octopus to Dallas?

Posted by Dabura on 26 April 2013 - 10:23 AM

Be respectful.

 

About throwing your octopus. On the ice. :tounge: