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#2544266 10/23 GDT : Penguins 3 at Red Wings 4 (OT)

Posted by haroldsnepsts on Yesterday, 04:21 PM



Sooo...no good reason then?


Because not telling Khan = no good reason?


Or just maybe Babcock wasn't going to criticize his improving young defenseman in front of the media.  

#2544158 10/23 GDT : Penguins 3 at Red Wings 4 (OT)

Posted by xtrememachine1 on Yesterday, 07:21 AM

Not my video, but this is an awesome fan video of the GWG


#2544177 10/23 GDT : Penguins 3 at Red Wings 4 (OT)

Posted by sjr2012 on Yesterday, 09:37 AM

I would love to see his stats against the wings compared to other teams he plays. It seems like he always gets shut down or isn't his normal dominating self when playing the wings. I love it!! You know he was pissed! It may just be my rose colored glasses on but I feel the wings are one of his teams that he just hates to play.

your wish Hillbilly 4G 4A  8 points all together vs Wings

#2544164 10/23 GDT : Penguins 3 at Red Wings 4 (OT)

Posted by puckloo39 on Yesterday, 08:32 AM

Crosby was pretty much invisible, Wings stuck with it and got it done.  Most enjoyable heart-attack I've endured in some time.


It's why we watch hockey!  Love these Wings!  :wub:

#2544141 10/23 GDT : Penguins 3 at Red Wings 4 (OT)

Posted by frankgrimes on Yesterday, 12:35 AM

Turned off because the game was unwatchable and then I'll find out they've won ? Great way to start the day hehe

#2544103 10/23 GDT : Penguins 3 at Red Wings 4 (OT)

Posted by VM1138 on 23 October 2014 - 10:29 PM

It may just be October but this was one of the harder schedules for us all year. We played mostly all top tier teams and are hanging at the top. Definitely a good sign but obviously no one is planning the parade yet.

#2543374 Weiss

Posted by frankgrimes on 22 October 2014 - 09:42 AM


Is that what's going on? 


Because Babcock and Holland's own comments suggest that he's not playing because they want to bring him along slowly, but that they've impressed by his attitude and hard work. 


This seems like another installment of "Frank speculates on something but plays it off like fact". 


Learn what the term maybe implies...before posting some of the usual "kipwingers always right know it all stuff"

#2543400 10/21 GDT - Red Wings 1 at Canadiens 2 (OT)

Posted by SimonSin on 22 October 2014 - 01:27 PM


You're right.  We are stupid.  I've changed my tune; from now on I'll form my impressions based on what should have happened. 

Ok, thank you. And have a nice day while you're at it.

#2543075 Devils Sign Tootoo

Posted by number9 on 21 October 2014 - 08:26 PM

Seriously. Go Toots. He won me over during his brief stay in Detroit, and with his class and dignity in GR. That clip of him giving the kid his stick was top notch. I hope he has a career year and wrecks shop in a big way (except against us).

And Gelinas should give him the 22 jersey already, FFS.


That video is the most upvoted hockey video on reddit, by far I believe.


His back story really won me over. First pro Inuit. Inuit name translates to "Thunder". Eats like an only meat diet or something (I believe many inuits do).  Overcame his brothers suicide. Overcame his own drug problems. Classy as all heck and fearless as all heck at just 5'9'.


Hard not to like that guy.

#2542463 Devils Sign Tootoo

Posted by e_prime on 19 October 2014 - 07:01 AM

yeah we didn't need any of this kind of toughness on the team. Seeing stuff like that isn't exciting to us refined wings fans  :lol: :rolleyes:




I've never been so disgusted by such antics in my entire life!  ;) :lol:


Not really on topic, but I'll just leave this here as well --


Downie runs Nielson who unfortunately has his head down but, Hamonic takes exception to the vulnerable hit:



Both of these videos are the type of toughness and fighting that I still appreciate within the game...

and good for Tootoo for getting signed and keeping his spot.

#2542458 Devils Sign Tootoo

Posted by frankgrimes on 19 October 2014 - 03:46 AM

So happy for him, guy was all class and never complained. Love seeing him hitting everything and mixing it up, he is a very good fighter (in his weight class)

#2541607 10/17 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Maple Leafs 1

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 16 October 2014 - 07:48 PM


#2541551 10/15 GDT : Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

Posted by Mckinley25 on 16 October 2014 - 03:38 PM

It's also not like your standing for virtue here.  All of us have seen post after post after post of unfounded criticisms of Holland and I don't see you saying "it's easy to criticize in hindsight" or "you don't know what happens behind the scenes".  I've literally seen people on here explicitly speculate on whether Holland is a drunk, has dementia, or has vaguely "lost it" without ever such an ardent defense as you're giving Babs right now despite his decision being mathematically (using statistical probability) bad BEFORE he made it.

I think you're responding to Harold but I do defend Holland when people say those things and point out there's more to it. I think it's a valid discussion point, certainly more valid than claiming Holland is an idiot.

#2541547 10/15 GDT : Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

Posted by Mckinley25 on 16 October 2014 - 03:35 PM

Did I say that Babs was a "terrible coach" or an "awful coach" because he screwed the pooch on the shootout last night?  I don't remember that.  I did say he made an awful decision which cost us a point.  He's a good coach, he was just stupid last night.
Here's another reason why.  His best statistical shootout performers on the team (last night) are Tatar, Zetterberg, and Franzen.  Tatar's probably the best of the bunch (or was last year).  Now, even if he was slated to shoot last (as some have speculated) it's still a bad decision by Babcock because there's a 100% chance your first and second shooters will get to shoot.  There a less than 100% chance your third shooter will get to shoot.  By putting your best shooter (from a year ago) in the third spot you're reducing the likelihood he can contribute in a positive way.  There's a reason Datyuk ALWAYS shoots first and not third...they don't want to take the stick out of his hands (so to speak).  So even IF you're going to experiment with a rookie third liner in the shootout (which you shouldn't if you've got better choices)...you should have him shoot third, not first.  
Why is what I'm saying sof****** controversial?  Oh, because I'm criticizing Babcock, that's why. 

I never claimed you said those things. I was pointing out my original comments that started this tangent were in response to others making what amounted to those claims. I felt that your response was artificially injected with implications of unwarranted defense of Babcock when I was only pointing out his decision may have been based on other information. As you aptly brought up, he has good reasons for using Datsyuk first normally, so he's clearly not an imbecile, maybe he knows something about Nestrail we don't. He may have been wrong or he may have been right and it just didn't work out in his favor but I wasnt defending Babcock just because he's "Babcock"

#2541544 10/15 GDT : Bruins 3 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

Posted by rrasco on 16 October 2014 - 03:33 PM

And Nyquist didn't have a point in the preseason.  Who cares?  It's the preseason.  It's not an indicator of anything. 


That doesn't make sense.  Preseason or not, a SO is a SO.  It's an indicator that on a 1-on-1 situation Nestrasil has the capability to score on Rask.  It also probably didn't hurt he actually scored a legit goal that same game too.