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#2453900 GDT: Capitals 4 @ Red Wings 3 (SO)

Posted by Dabura on 15 November 2013 - 02:51 PM

I like to think our commitment to defense will stifle Ovechkin. But he'll probably score, like, four goals. Also, there'll be some kid playing his first game, and he'll be eighteen years old and he literally won't have any eyes, but he'll score his first AND SECOND career NHL goals - the second one being an OT dagger. (Franzen will score five goals, then go eighteen games without a point.)




#2453837 Versteeg traded to Chicago

Posted by Dabura on 15 November 2013 - 10:57 AM

 

I'm not saying he didn't screw up, but saying OMG why weren't we in on the Versteeg trade carries a fairly obvious answer.  There is no rabbit to be pulled out of the hat.

 

Well, to be clear, I'm not using Versteeg as the measurement of Holland's current competence. I'm speaking generally. In general, Holland seems quite content to sit on his hands, and then, when he's questioned about it, say: "Sorry, can't do anything about it. Got no hands, y'see."




#2453834 Filppula to Tampa 5 yr $5 million

Posted by Dabura on 15 November 2013 - 10:37 AM

But when Filppula had a wrist injury and was coming off a knee injury, he just sucked?

 

Flip was with the Wings for a very long time. He was a disappointment for almost his entire time here. He wasn't injured/coming off an injury the whole time.

 

Weiss has been with us for less than twenty games. He's been coming off an injury and surgery.

 

And Carlo Colaiocovo is like glass, but Weiss isn't, though he seems to be injured frequently?

 

Carlo Colaiacovo is literally made out of glass. This is a scientific fact. He is the most injury-prone human being ever. Of all time. In history. Forever.

 

Since when have the Wings played puck possession? 

 

Technically the Wings play grab-ass, but we all call it "puck-possession," because euphemisms are fun.




#2453815 Filppula to Tampa 5 yr $5 million

Posted by Dabura on 15 November 2013 - 08:41 AM

Fil was always going to put up more points in Tampa, why are people so surprised by this?

 

This.

 

Any and all of our players would probably put up more points on the Bolts. Except maybe Bert, because he wouldn't be playing with Z and D, and Cleary, because he wouldn't be playing, period.

 

And yet, I also feel like half of our guys couldn't play the Bolts' game. Puck-possession is forgiving; you can be incredibly slow and terrible, as long as you're able to make crisp passes and guard the puck a little. Whereas the Bolts play a very fast, aggressive, up-tempo game. You can be old, but you'd better be smart - and fast (see: Marty St. Louis).




#2453806 What Did Pierre McGuire Want from Henrik Zetterberg?

Posted by Dabura on 15 November 2013 - 06:49 AM

Pierre: Henrik - Let me ask you something. When you come in on Monday and you're not feeling real well, does anyone ever say to you, "Sounds like someone has a case of the Mondays?"

 

I <3 Office Space




#2453805 Versteeg traded to Chicago

Posted by Dabura on 15 November 2013 - 06:43 AM

The Blackhawks continue to get better, we continue to get worse. And all in the name of "Youth! Homegrown talent! The tough business decisions you have to make in order to stay competitive in the cap era!"

 

Shove it, Ken.




#2453729 Cleary in, Tatar out against Caps

Posted by Dabura on 14 November 2013 - 05:41 PM

Hey, look at what Sean McIndoe is talking about.




#2453717 Cleary in, Tatar out against Caps

Posted by Dabura on 14 November 2013 - 04:38 PM

Here's to hoping Tatar and Nyquist are up for good next season

 

I was hoping no one would say these words. Because we said these same words last season, and even as recently as this past summer. And some of us even managed to convince ourselves that it was absolutely, positively going to happen. Because, how could it not?




#2453709 Cleary in, Tatar out against Caps

Posted by Dabura on 14 November 2013 - 04:15 PM

Remember when rooting for the Wings was a blast? Lately it feels like masochism. Which can, I guess, be a blast...but you know what I'm saying.

 

CLEARY ME HARDER, BABY

OHHH YEAH, RIGHT IN THE QUINCEY




#2453471 Babs Finally happy about 2nd line

Posted by Dabura on 13 November 2013 - 05:22 PM

The case can be made that Tatar deserves top-six minutes.




#2453459 What Did Pierre McGuire Want from Henrik Zetterberg?

Posted by Dabura on 13 November 2013 - 03:46 PM

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Personally, I think Pierre let out a really, really wicked fart. Or he flat-out crapped his pants.




#2453418 Blues sign Colaiacovo pending medical

Posted by Dabura on 13 November 2013 - 11:11 AM

http://www.downgoesb...lebrations.html
 

Do: Occasionally react to an especially big goal by skating over to the boards and slamming your body into the end glass.
Do not: Attempt this move unless you're sure that you're leaping into actual glass and not just something that's convincingly glass-like, such as Carlo Colaiacovo.

 




#2453413 Speculation regarding Franzen's ailment

Posted by Dabura on 13 November 2013 - 09:51 AM

Ken briefly alluded to effects of medications for his upper body injury.  Maybe he had the poops.  I sure would leave a game and not come back, miss a flight, and take time off if that was my problem.  I also wouldn't want to talk about it to the media.

 

This is, I think, the first time I've seen the poops referred to as well, "the poops." I laughed, and now I feel like a seven-year-old. Thank you for bringing out my inner child.




#2453353 11/12 GDT : Jets 3 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

Posted by Dabura on 12 November 2013 - 10:50 PM

It just occurred to me: pretty much every one of our forwards not named Datsyuk or Zetterberg, and maybe Alfredsson, could be considered a bottom-six forward. Meaning: our top-six blows. Which I guess we already knew, but yeah.




#2453323 11/12 GDT : Jets 3 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

Posted by Dabura on 12 November 2013 - 10:25 PM

I really hate taking credit for OT losses. In all reality this team is 9-10 right now. They've only won 9 out of their first 19 games. It's 20 games into the season and this is where you can tell who's who. And the Wings don't look foreal. They're nothing more than a mediocre team.

 

We're not even mediocre. I wouldn't trust this team to score a single goal against the Sabres or Panthers, let alone beat them.