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05-04-2013, 02:34 PM
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Because he's a mediocre hockey player who plays sissy hockey.
He's also not very good defensively. Better than Bert, possibly
How does he play sissy hockey? He's never been afraid to muck it up in the corners and in front of the net.

He was very good during both of our playoff runs in 2008 and 2009. I think people are sour on him for no good reason.

I'm just pissed that he hasn't been healthy all season and that he's has a pretty decent cap hit next season, but I always thought he was a useful player.


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Cool to see Helm skating in practice.

I know they said he's out for the season, but how insanely awesome would it be if he came back in round 2 or something? I'd **** myself.

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Cool to see Helm skating in practice.

I know they said he's out for the season, but how insanely awesome would it be if he came back in round 2 or something? I'd **** myself.
Yep, I have been holding out hope for that. I think if we were to make it through, especially if this series goes the distance, he will be back for round 2. That would be a HUGE boost!

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05-04-2013, 03:07 PM
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Cool to see Helm skating in practice.

I know they said he's out for the season, but how insanely awesome would it be if he came back in round 2 or something? I'd **** myself.
He hasn't been ruled out for the season. Babcock says he's coaching under the assumption he wont be back, but if he was ruled out he wouldn't be practicing.

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How does he play sissy hockey? He's never been afraid to muck it up in the corners and in front of the net.

He was very good during both of our playoff runs in 2008 and 2009. I think people are sour on him for no good reason.

I'm just pissed that he hasn't been healthy all season and that he's has a pretty decent cap hit next season, but I always thought he was a useful player.
That was 3 years ago. He's on the wrong side of 30 and hasn't been good or productive for at least 2 solid years now. Homer was good in his prime too. But after a certain point you are just not good enough anymore. You can't keep people on for what they did in the past. That's the fast track of being a bad team.

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05-04-2013, 03:56 PM
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Don't stop the PAR- TAY!

edit: I just realized in the pic Babcock is still grumpy!!!

Babcock's face kills me. Only guy on the bench that looks pissed off. I can understand being upset about blowing a 3 goal lead, but scoring in OT should trump that if only for a minute.

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05-04-2013, 04:02 PM
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Let's Go Red Wings...
Hopefully no insane blunder(s).

Not sure if I like sammy in... and bert out.

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05-04-2013, 04:18 PM
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Babcock's face kills me. Only guy on the bench that looks pissed off. I can understand being upset about blowing a 3 goal lead, but scoring in OT should trump that if only for a minute.
he always has grumpy face. I'll always remember his gloomy facial expression at the last second of SCF game 6 in 08.

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05-04-2013, 04:27 PM
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That was 3 years ago. He's on the wrong side of 30 and hasn't been good or productive for at least 2 solid years now. Homer was good in his prime too. But after a certain point you are just not good enough anymore. You can't keep people on for what they did in the past. That's the fast track of being a bad team.
He has to actually play to prove that he's not good, because when he does play he IS productive.

If you want to bag on him because he's always injured, that's fine by me, I think it's ridiculous how he missed virtually the entire season with these different injuries. But at least judge him on his actual performance. I don't think it's fair to call him a sissy player, mediocre or not good anymore if he hasn't played more than a couple games for us. He played pretty damn good for Vancouver (granted, he was on the Sedin line), but no one seems to give him credit for that.

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since it is enough in the playoffs playing only 2 periods of hockey it will be a boring game again. last game has been as well if there were no comeback from the ducks.

i guess we are leading 4-0 after two periods and the rest is a sloppy ride to the Win.
maybe the ducks score some in the third but this time it will not be enough.

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05-04-2013, 05:03 PM
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Does anyone have the photoshop of Ericsson screaming and Kronwall getting eaten by the T-Rex? I need to see that again, it's a classic...




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Oh great, Lashoff's back over Cola and White?? And Sammy's now in for Bert and still no Tootoo. Bert did nothing bad last game so why pull him already. This loss should be realgud! Hope Jimmy's prepared to be busy tonight. no softies please!!

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Cool to see Helm skating in practice.

I know they said he's out for the season, but how insanely awesome would it be if he came back in round 2 or something? I'd **** myself.
We have to make it out of round 1 first.

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How does he play sissy hockey? He's never been afraid to muck it up in the corners and in front of the net.

He was very good during both of our playoff runs in 2008 and 2009. I think people are sour on him for no good reason.
They were in those years for sure. Anybody who complained about him in those years was an idiot. But he is getting up there in age and in the 2 games he did play this year he was atrocious and a liability on the ice. I'm nervous about him being in there, hopefully he steps his game up.

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05-04-2013, 05:45 PM
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They were in those years for sure. Anybody who complained about him in those years was an idiot. But he is getting up there in age and in the 2 games he did play this year he was atrocious and a liability on the ice. I'm nervous about him being in there, hopefully he steps his game up.
So everyone who thought Sammy sucked was an idiot?
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05-04-2013, 05:53 PM
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Don't stop the PAR- TAY!

edit: I just realized in the pic Babcock is still grumpy!!!
Who is that all the way on the left? Andersson? Everyone else looks stoked, and he looks like he's in the middle of an epic sneeze.

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A+ GDT. Well done!

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Oh my god. How have I never seen this before? This might be my favorite photoshop ever.

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Babcock's face kills me. Only guy on the bench that looks pissed off. I can understand being upset about blowing a 3 goal lead, but scoring in OT should trump that if only for a minute.
Actually if you watch the video, he excitedly shakes hands. And if you watched his post-game interview, he seemed thrilled about getting the split and it seemed to be all that mattered to him.

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Let's go Wings!

here's what my preritual says.. for what it's worth

expect tight defensive game from ducks all game long. still wings will squeak a goal or two by being in right place right time.

rest of the game, Ducks goalie will play light out.

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he always has grumpy face. I'll always remember his gloomy facial expression at the last second of SCF game 6 in 08.
He smiles when he's mad (like at a bad call) and frowns when he's happy. Odd guy.

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05-04-2013, 06:42 PM
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Let's go Wings!

here's what my preritual says.. for what it's worth

expect tight defensive game from ducks all game long. still wings will squeak a goal or two by being in right place right time.

rest of the game, Ducks goalie will play light out.
I don't think either defense is very good.

I don't expect a tight defensive game.
If I'm the ducks, I try to hammer our defense into submission.
If I'm the Wings, I attack with gusto.

Their D is slow.

Our D is inexperienced.

Both goalies are suspect

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Fine with me. I love Bert and thought he may make a couple impact plays on Thursday. But alas, he did not and was invisible out there.
But did people expect anything else from a 38 year old who hasn't played in 3 months?

Not that I care about a Bert-Sammy swap (same ****, different smell), but I honestly will never understand Babcock's logic in yanking people in and out of the lineup when he isn't even giving them a chance in the first place. In what world will a 38 year old benefit from getting 7 minutes of ice time in his first game in 3 months, and then be scratched the next game?

If he honestly expected more from Bert and was planning on giving him more ice time to begin with, then he needs to know his players better. If his plan actually was to give him ~7 minutes of TOI, then the only point in doing so for a guy like that is if you're going to ease him into the lineup over a few games.

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I don't think either defense is very good.

I don't expect a tight defensive game.
If I'm the ducks, I try to hammer our defense into submission.
If I'm the Wings, I attack with gusto.

Their D is slow.

Our D is inexperienced.

Both goalies are suspect
meh it's like what fortune teller tells me. nothing to do with what I think. It's been proven more right than wrong.. but just a fun reading material before the game.

as for how I think the game will play out... I guess we can say heavy pressure from Ducks forwards are pretty much expected early on. I think the game can really go either way.

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