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#2542823 10/21 GDT - Red Wings 1 at Canadiens 2 (OT)

Posted by Mckinley25 on Today, 12:23 PM

Mantha's GDT is better than no GDT. Thanks Mantha!


#2542739 Franzen to 7-day IR

Posted by Mckinley25 on Yesterday, 09:23 PM

Lol most accurate post in here.


Right?! Girls are inferior! Crosby's a whiner so let's call him Cindy! Guys club!

Seriously though, it sucks but we actually have some depth right now.


#2542572 10/18 GDT - Maple Leafs 0 at Red Wings 1 (OT)

Posted by Mckinley25 on Yesterday, 08:26 AM

I don't know about the rest of you but these multiple days between games is worse than the off season.


#2542441 10/18 GDT - Maple Leafs 0 at Red Wings 1 (OT)

Posted by Mckinley25 on 18 October 2014 - 10:28 PM

 
1: "Datsyuk has 'X' amount of takeaways this season, and 'Y' amount led to goals"
 
2: "Datsyuk Howard has 'X' amount of takeaways giveaways this season, and 'Y' amount led to goals"
 
3. "Datsyuk Smith had 'X' amount of takeaways giveaways last season, and 'Y' amount led to goals"
 
If you are fine with two of those stats, but claim the second one is just 'made-up'.....you might have a bias!


How many does Howard have now?


#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"


#2539279 more NHL wisdom: Chris Pronger may work for Dept of Player Safety

Posted by Mckinley25 on 09 October 2014 - 12:07 PM

Was Freddy Kruger not available?


In their dreams.


#2537499 2014 Preseason Thread

Posted by Mckinley25 on 28 September 2014 - 12:32 PM

If not an enforcer. What is he?


I thought he was a checking line player.


#2537486 2014 Preseason Thread

Posted by Mckinley25 on 28 September 2014 - 10:55 AM

 
What's Callahan going to do, bleed on him?  He's 6ft. and 195 lbs.  There's no honor or virtue in getting mauled by a giant. 
 
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Um...haven't you been paying attention? He should've punched him so no important players on our team would get hurt.


#2537282 Datsyuk 2nd degree separated shoulder injury - out approx 4 weeks

Posted by Mckinley25 on 25 September 2014 - 01:41 PM

If McGrattan played for our team, Scuderi would have hit someone like Miller or Cleary instead.
 
At least I would, in his position.  


I would hit the player carrying the puck.


#2537273 Datsyuk 2nd degree separated shoulder injury - out approx 4 weeks

Posted by Mckinley25 on 25 September 2014 - 11:43 AM

Let's be honest, the only reason people defend fighting is because they want to watch fights. There's no statistics on cheap shots that I'm aware of, but I suspect the frequency hasn't changed because of the instigator rule or the refs or anything like that. In fact, and this is just based on my own experience of watching hockey from the eighties on, I believe cheap shot have drastically declined.

If injuries are up, particularly ones like Datsyuk suffered, it's likely because the game is so much faster and the players so much stronger. The game is changing, because the players are getting better.

Fighting in my opinion is an just a useless distraction from the game that should be abandoned with other sport antiquities like segregated baseball teams.


#2537196 2014 Preseason Thread

Posted by Mckinley25 on 24 September 2014 - 03:36 PM

I think the term "doorknob" used above is about right.  I've always got the impression that Smith was the epitome of a dumb jock.  Lots of talent, nothing between the ears.  We've been lucky over the decades that our team has been full of pretty articulate, ambassadors of the game.  So we tend to forget that a lot of athletes are dumb as s***.  Brandon Inge was dumb but athletic.  Matthew Stafford is dumb but athletic.  And sadly, I think Brandon Smythe is dumb but athletic. 


Agree, not everyone can be Larionov, play chess and speak 5 languages. Sometimes you're Brendan Smith, P is for puck, and that's good enough for him.


#2535857 Jonas Gustavsson - Monsters Hall of Fame new mask

Posted by Mckinley25 on 10 September 2014 - 01:52 PM

I second that. Hockey was play by men in those days now we have franzinas and crosbies


If those men were playing in today's game with increased speed and size they'd be strapping on those helmets faster than you can turn Frazen into a girls name.

Besides, there were undoubtedly what you refer to as "sissies" then too, we just don't know everything about every player 50 years ago.


#2535852 Jonas Gustavsson - Monsters Hall of Fame new mask

Posted by Mckinley25 on 10 September 2014 - 12:15 PM

******* awesome.
 
Between Jimmy and Monster (and even Mrazek) we've come a long way from this:
 
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I prefer these. They came with cups.


#2535805 Dekeyser signed. 2 yrs $2.187 million AAV

Posted by Mckinley25 on 09 September 2014 - 01:29 PM

 
uh oh plot hole


And that sums up the entire prequel trilogy.