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Kyle Quincey Appreciation thread

14 April 2014 - 11:35 AM

Thank you for being an uninjurable iron horse this year. You are one of only two Red Wings to play in all 82 games.


Despite all that ice time you still managed to come up only 5th in defensive scoring and 18th in overall team scoring. 


You averaged slightly more than 1 boneheaded penalty minute per game (88 minutes in 82 games) - which, coincidentally, is the team high for penalty minutes this year. 


Your four goals speak volumes about your inability to find the twine and yet - you never stop trying. Little the Little Kyle That Could - you rank 10th on the team in shots with 106. Your 3.8% shooting percentage actually makes us miss Dan Cleary's 6.3%. Your single GWG must have stirred something down deep that encouraged you like little angel on your shoulder. Every time you touched the puck that little guy could be heard shouting, "SHOOT KYLE, SHOOT! You're good enough, you're smart enough and doggone it, people like you (more than MIKAEL SAMUELSSON)!"


You points production was damn near equal home and away - 6 home and 7 away, but your +/- shows that you really get nervous at the Joe - +6 on the road and -11 at home. You did this all while saying, "Damn the critics! My -5 is a meaningless stat anyway!"


Having said all that, you did spend an average of 30 more seconds on ice in all of the winning games than the losing games - 21:02 vs. 20:35 - so that makes it clear - MOAR QUINCEY = MOAR WINS!

ECQF - Series D - Rangers versus Flyers

14 April 2014 - 11:02 AM

Close enough to almost be a subway series. Hopefully this results in each team's fans packing the other team's arena and creating a GREAT atmosphere.


Philly always seems like a bunch of d-bags but the Rags (maybe it's just their fans) always have this palpable sense of entitlement when they really haven't done anything since since '93/4. Sure they've been to the conference finals twice in the 20 years since then, but they also missed the playoffs for eight of those twenty.


Rags - only because a friend of mine roots for them and they're slightly less dislikable.

ECQF - Series C - Penguins versus Blue Jackets

14 April 2014 - 10:55 AM

Have to go with the Jackets. 


Firstly, due to my dislike of all things Penguiny.


Secondly, because they're quite the story in the last couple years. Trading away their franchise player, making moves with Gaborik to strengthen their future. 


It would be nice for the fans in Columbus to see their team make it out of the first round as well.

ECQF - Series B - Tampa Bay versus Montreal

14 April 2014 - 10:50 AM

No dog in this fight other than support for Stevie Y.


Go Bolts! Go Lightning!


Allez les boulons! Aller Lightning! (required by Canadian law)

ECQF - Series A - Bruins versus Red Wings

14 April 2014 - 10:46 AM

The series that we're all here for. 


I think it goes long (6 or 7) and the Wings move on to the next round.


After stomping through the season, the Bruins only had 2 teams that they lost their season series' against and the Wings were one of them.


The X Factor is obviously Rask - but 'playoff style' Jimmy Howard can be quite the X Factor himself.


Just hope our offense doesn't go anemic - because as Pavel said, "We not score, is hard to win."