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#2454841 11/16 GDT: Red Wings 4 at Islanders 5 (SO)

Posted by Dabura on 16 November 2013 - 10:01 PM

:paperbag3:




#2454376 GDT: Capitals 4 @ Red Wings 3 (SO)

Posted by Dabura on 15 November 2013 - 10:34 PM

Years from now, when I'm a drunken hobo living on the streets, I'm gonna see someone I used to know, before I was a drunken hobo living on the streets.

 

And that someone is gonna say to me:

 

"Holy s***! I know you! What the hell happened to you, man?!"

 

And I'll look him in the eyes.

And I'll say one word:

 

"Howard."

 

And then I'll die.




#2454199 GDT: Capitals 4 @ Red Wings 3 (SO)

Posted by Dabura on 15 November 2013 - 09:11 PM

Can anyone hit me with a quick recap so far?

 

Alfie was a last-minute scratch. Tatar stepped in for him (I think? Or was he gonna be in anyway?). He and Franzen have been incredible. It's like Euro-Twins Lite.

 

The Caps scored first. Weak goal. (Jimmy looks drunk tonight.) But we've mostly dominated. Two PP goals against the best PK in the league.




#2454154 GDT: Capitals 4 @ Red Wings 3 (SO)

Posted by Dabura on 15 November 2013 - 08:44 PM

anyone else kinda like the belle tire girl in an uncomfortable way?

 

Yes.




#2454045 GDT: Capitals 4 @ Red Wings 3 (SO)

Posted by Dabura on 15 November 2013 - 07:56 PM

Hey, you know what we haven't been doing enough lately?

 

Turning the puck over.




#2454008 GDT: Capitals 4 @ Red Wings 3 (SO)

Posted by Dabura on 15 November 2013 - 07:38 PM

Just had 15 forwards on the team a couple days ago and now playing one short in a game.

 

And magically Holland doesn't have to do anything, again.


Well, if we thought we were screwed offensively before, we're REALLY screwed offensively now.

 

Maybe it forces others to step up.




#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