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#2461139 12/4 GDT : Flyers 6 at Red Wings 3

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 04 December 2013 - 11:07 PM

If it makes you feel better Schneider blew two late 3rd period leads tonight. 


I'm about on the same page as puckbags, sucks that we lost, we aren't going 82-0-0 every season. Games like this have happened before, they will happen again. If being passive aggressive towards your fellow fans about it and preaching lineup and roster setups that will make zero difference on how this team goes forward because you have no control over it makes you feel better than that's on you. 


We are down our top 2 offensive threats. We are down one of our best defensive players in Dekeyser. There was an extreme difference in line combinations tonight and took a lead midway through the game. As its happened many times before, especially in the playoffs last year, the lead was blown and the game was lost. 


This is still a playoff team, our overall record is still pretty great all things considered. The season isn't even 1/3rd of the way done and NO TEAM plays consistently excellent hockey through the entire season. It just doesn't happen. 


I choose to not get into arguments and point fingers because it makes the loss sting even more. People handle things how they want to handle things, no one should be disrespected for taking either approach, but don't expect people to enjoy taking disrespect with a smile when you confront them directly on their opinion. If we all felt the same way and acted the same way about everything this would be a pretty boring discussion forum. Just keep it civil because you are among fellow fans.

#2460466 Do Quincey and Smith have a future in Detroit?

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 03 December 2013 - 04:28 PM

Smith needs more time to develop, he's still young and green. Look at Adam Larsson in New Jersey, pretty much the same scenario. He's a very young top Defensive prospect that has been pretty awful for the Devils so far. It's nothing a few healthy scratches and a few years of development won't fix over time. 


Young prospects aren't always going to join this team and be amazing from the start, it's a major transition to adjust to the NHL level from where they came from. Smith will be around for a while, and down the road we'll be happy he's here i'm sure.


I don't think Quincey has been as terrible as most think he has but it wouldn't hurt my feelings much if he moved on or was replaced.

#2460215 The Niklas Kronwall Appreciation Thread

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 02 December 2013 - 06:38 PM

Kronwall is currently my favorite Red Wing defender and favorite NHL defender. I know he'll rediscover his Kronwalling ways and get us excited again when he crushes an opponent with a clean, bone breaking hit. Hes a game changer, a difference maker, and I appreciate Kronwall for all hes worth to this team. He's made the absence of Lidstrom a lot less painful. 


Thanks Kronwall for everything you do.

#2460049 Retaliation

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 02 December 2013 - 12:19 AM

The elbow was not an inherently dirty play, illegal yes, dirty not so much. Neil played the entire game against abdelkader who is pretty much the only guy who would go after cowen so there was no way it was going to happen. Abdelkader would have made a fool out of himself. That is the same reason why helm and abdelkader weren't dishing out big hits. Kronwall tried a few times but the guy is clearly stuck in a hitting rut.

I respect the older game of hockey, the bench clearing brawls, the brutal rematches after a player got previously hurt, but the modern NHL has taken a leap in the other direction from that. I like that you brought up Chris Neil here, because honestly he's one of the remaining true goons left in hockey. He hits hard, he fights a lot, and there's a chance of being down Abby or Kronwall right now if either attempted some kind of retaliation on Cowen. You don't want to get him started, last thing this team needs is more injuries and Neil can definitely inadvertently cause them. 


The Wings played smart hockey today and got them back on the scoreboard. Alf potted an empty netter at the end to seal the deal and anything other than being happy with the result of this game is a low expectation for this era of the NHL.

#2459849 December Schedule Wallpaper Now Available!

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 01 December 2013 - 07:12 PM

Awesome, thanks for this, Your game calendar wallpapers are on my desktop all season every season.

#2459051 Buffalo Sabres unveil new third jerseys

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 28 November 2013 - 06:24 PM




Hahahaha I loved The Young Ones, I have all the seasons on VHS.

#2458955 IMO maybe the law should be brought into it.

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 27 November 2013 - 11:24 PM

In effort to bring this back on topic and keep personal feelings aside, this opens up way too many problems to be introduced into the sport. Suddenly fighting is assault, the question of "intent" is blown way out of proportion and players like Chris Neil and Derek Dorsett are afraid to play the game they are paid to play due to the potential of being arrested or prosecuted for it. There are entirely too many gray areas when you are considering it's a physical sport where hitting and fighting are currently legal. 


I'll side with the general majority here and say in absolute extreme circumstances, like those mentioned above, Yes. Otherwise there is no need to change it, bring the law into it further, and jeopardize the physical aspect of the sport any further. It already grinds my gears that they want to remove fighting from the sport entirely, this would be a fast step in allowing that to happen.

#2456946 What I'm thankful for...

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 23 November 2013 - 03:56 PM

I'm thankful for Helm's return and that his back problems didn't damage his career permanently. 


I'm thankful that we aren't all Panthers or Flames fans or have to deal with that level of team management. 


I'm thankful to Hockeytown and FlashyG providing such awesome GDT's consistently and that Abdelkader makes such a good woman for the sake of humor. 


I'm thankful for beer and pizza.

#2456945 So next gen consoles? Who is making the jump

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 23 November 2013 - 03:49 PM

I'm likely not getting an Xbox One until next year, summer at the earliest. I am on my 5th Xbox 360 console due to failure rates including RROD and open tray disc errors. I'm not going to buy a next gen console until they have been around for a while, they recognize the issues with them and begin to manufacture a newer wave of more reliable systems. 


I don't buy into the whole "this console is more powerful" gimmick because when they develop a game they develop it the same exact way for both consoles, they don't write the code completely different per system, they do one for PC and one for consoles. That's why when 360 and PS3 came out, everyone was saying the "Specs" for the PS3 were so much higher but in reality side by side games developed for both consoles look and play identical. No games will look better or play differently on PS4 compared to Xbox One, it's more about the exclusives. 


It is very early to determine right now, expecially considering the life of both consoles will exceed 7 years and who knows what's coming out down the line. For me though, as it sits now, i'm sold on the new Xbox console, because my gamertag and gamerscore will carry over and i've already invested so much work and time into the 360 this generation.

#2450124 Helm in, Franzen out against the Oil tonight!

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 02 November 2013 - 03:41 PM

I'm legitimately thrilled to see Helm return, not because of what he'll do for the team but because I was really concerned about the condition of his back. I was hoping it wouldn't end his career, and seeing him return makes me really happy for him.

#2449341 The person below me game...

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 31 October 2013 - 06:16 PM

My species has 180 teeth as we are strictly a carnivorous extraterrestrial race. 


The person below me is dressing up for Halloween.

#2448374 Vanek Traded To Islanders

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 27 October 2013 - 07:30 PM



Buffalo just got a bit worse...

#2447903 10/26 GDT Rangers 3 at Red Wings 2 (OT)

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 26 October 2013 - 01:54 PM

Score goals, win this game boys. The Rags are off to a rough start, we need to take advantage and take it to them. 


Wings win 5-1



#2440042 Breaking Bad

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 30 September 2013 - 06:47 PM

Good wrap up indeed.. after Dexter I was concerned but i'm not now. Everything got tied up, who went down deserved to go down and it was a worthy conclusion to one of the greatest shows in television history.


It will be missed but i'm glad it didn't get drawn out to the point of exhaustion like they do some shows.

#2439778 Breaking Bad

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 29 September 2013 - 11:45 AM

FINALE TONIGHT!!! So excited...