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  4. ChristopherReevesLegs

    Glendog for Captain

    Come for the Red Wings. Stay for the s*** posting.
  5. Wheelchairsuperhero

    Glendog for Captain

    I'm in a crappy mood today and your posts legitimately crack me up. You sir are appreciated.
  6. ChristopherReevesLegs

    Glendog for Captain

    The Michigan Militia there has 13 years of higher education experience between them. They're likely discussing the engineering behind the foundation of the building and whether or not a tube structural system or a trussed system with X-bracing will be best for the build. Larkin on the other hand is practically a NEET who never got farther than algebra 101 and plays mini-sticks in his moms basement, or as he likes to call it "dungeon". It's no wonder he doesn't fit in.
  7. Akakabuto

    Glendog for Captain

    Youre right. While the others are looking into the hole in the ground Larkin is staring into the horizon imagening his conquest of the city of Detroit and his future cups.
  8. ChristopherReevesLegs

    Glendog for Captain

    Larkin grew up a Leafs fan /thread
  9. Neomaxizoomdweebie

    Ladies equivalent to playoff beard

    I'm just surprised by how many of those words got thru the filter tbh.
  10. Neomaxizoomdweebie

    Glendog for Captain

    This pic is like 4 years old. Of course a rookie isn't part of things yet.
  11. ChristopherReevesLegs

    Five years now no winni9ng team

    More like the prawns or mayonnaise on the cake That's part of it fersure. But Toronto was also well into a rebuild already and was poised to start coming up the standings. When Babs joined them they already had the Shanahan brain trust going, 4th overall Marner, 5th overall Reilly, 8th overall Nylander, and multiple other young players coming up. Matthews was really the only major piece that came after Babs unless you count free agents and trades. Babs saw a rising ship and jumped off our sinking one. Even if the Toronto job wasn't available I think he would have opted to go somewhere else. He's a career-centric ego-driven opportunist just like Bowman was.
  12. ChristopherReevesLegs

    Glendog for Captain

    Look at this image. It speaks VOLUMES. DK, Abby, Miller, and Glendog all huddled together sharing stories, jokes, and general team-like camaraderie. Larkin alone. Disengaged. Excluded. Not one of the guys. Staring listlessly into the void. This is the social pariah you guys want to be captain...
  13. ChristopherReevesLegs

    Glendog for Captain

    That's not my suggestion at all. Those players simply produce more with their ice time than Larkin does. Rocco Grimaldi certainly doesn't have the defensive acumen of Larkin, nor does he face the quality of competition that Larkin does, but he's able to generate more points per 60 from Nashville's 3rd line then Larkin is from Detroit's 1st line. That's indicative of an offensive player in a position which suits him. Nashville is able to squeeze a lot of juice from that orange. I suspect Larkin's sweet spot is 2C. His point totals might drop slightly when moved to this position (or might not at all) but his points per 60 will probably go up dramatically. Of course this requires a legit 1C.
  14. Barrie

    Five years now no winni9ng team

    Maybe too, our last Cup was ONLY 12 years ago, and we won 4 between 1997-2008. For example, Babcock going to the Leafs, he wanted to be the guy who would bring Toronto their first Cup since 1967. It didn't happen, but still he wanted to be the guy. Again, I would like a new coach, but there's probably not guys lining up to coach the Wings, now.
  15. Wheelchairsuperhero

    Glendog for Captain

    don't misrepresent what mackel actually said. He called Larkin overrated, when in fact most of us rate him just fine.
  16. Wheelchairsuperhero

    Glendog for Captain

    Nailed it. At 23 with no supporting cast. You have to try extra hard to argue otherwise, meanwhile It's really simple to portray him as a 1C. That should tell you something itself.
  17. ChristopherReevesLegs

    Ladies equivalent to playoff beard

    unzip me daddy
  18. Akakabuto

    Five years now no winni9ng team

    Because they think they can make a difference? A good coach would think so. Yzerman is wrong when he says we need to improve the team first to judge the coach. The record under Blashill is not only a testament to his players. Hiring a better/good coach is a way to improve the team. A good coach is not the icing on the cake. Its fundamental.
  19. Akakabuto

    Ladies equivalent to playoff beard

    *unzips dick*
  20. ChristopherReevesLegs

    Ladies equivalent to playoff beard

    *unzips pants*
  21. ChristopherReevesLegs

    Five years now no winni9ng team

    Good point. I've almost forgotten at this point how truly of an embarrassment we were. No coach should be able to survive that for as long as Blashill has already, let alone come back for another season. Sadly, It likely comes down to what @Barrie said. Why would any decent coach want to come here at this point just to tank their own career?
  22. Barrie

    Five years now no winni9ng team

    I'd like a new coach, but honestly, what good coach would want to come here? Yzerman will probably have to rebuild first, then hire a coach.
  23. ChristopherReevesLegs

    Glendog for Captain

    1. Not sure what your point here is, I'm only going on scoring as well. But I agree, it's 1Cs job to produce. 2. You must not understand?? I'm not projecting anything. I'm basing it on scoring rates in actual games played. If Crosby scores 40 pts in 30 games, and Eric Staal scores 60 pts in 70 games, technically Crosby scored less points as a whole, but he was a much better center when he actually hit the ice. To stay Eric Staal is better than Crosby because Staal played more games would be silly. 3. Again I'm not sure that you understand what I'm doing here. You think Crosby isn't a top31 center anymore because he had to deal with an injury this year? There's a reason I'm adjusting for games and ice time. I want to identify the best players, not the ones with iron man streaks. 4. Ice time doesn't matter? Games played doesn't matter? Again, by that standard Crosby is a 2nd line center, Kadri is a 3rd line center, and Mikko Koivu shouldn't even be on Minny's 4th line. 5. Agreed.
  24. Neomaxizoomdweebie

    Ladies equivalent to playoff beard

    Click bait
  25. ChristopherReevesLegs

    Glendog for Captain

    I'm clearly considering Larkin's production. What production variables did I leave out that would break my theory? Since you're likely gonna sperg out and talk about defense no matter what I say about production, how would you like to measure this variable? Please present it. I'll consider any variable if you can present in a meaningful way. Agreed. Extremely tough task. But the rest of the league being better than us isn't an excuse. If the Red Wings have the worst top line in the league that means only one thing: The Red Wings need a new top line. Fair point. Lets explore it. Adjusted for ice time and 5v5 play, and removing any doubles or triples (2nd line and 3rd line centers): Larkin finishes 29th overall this season, ahead of only Anze Kopitar and Tyler Seguin. Pretty much where everyone pins Larkin: barely a 1st line center. I've adjusted for that for you. See above. But that begs the question: Why was he on pace for 79 pts last season, and only 61 this season? His linemates were the same. His deployment was the same. His linemates didn't regress. Points per 60 is much more accurate. If Larkin averages 2 pts per game and plays 25 min a night, and Bertuzzi averages 2 pts per game and plays 15 minutes a night, guess which one is the more productive player? Doing the same thing I did above (adjusting for and removing 2nd and 3rd line centers) for the 2018/19 season; Larkin finishes 26th. Better than his 29th finish this year, but still a borderline 1st line center. See my above two statements where Larkin finishes 29th and 26th. There are no Dowd's or Boyd's on that list. I'm also eliminating players who played less than 30 games. If Larkin is improving yet, why then did he regress this season 300+ games into his career? I think you'd be hard pressed to find anyone who doesn't consider Larkin an "established" NHL player at this point. Larkin is a great defensive player. Unfortunately being good at defense doesn't automatically make one a 1st line center. 1st line centers have to produce in the NHL. I did the math and your right here. Adjusting for scoring per TOI, 5v5, and only considering 1st line centers. Larkin finishes as the 24th most productive center in the NHL over the last 3 seasons averaged. Again, great 2nd line center, poor 1st line center.
  26. Neomaxizoomdweebie

    Five years now no winni9ng team

    Yeah but this team wasnt all kids. There were still quite a few Holland vets left over that knew this team was bad before the season even started. I think those were the guys who became the paycheck collectors, which is a shame considering those were the guys who should have been the leaders in the locker room and setting the example on the ice. I dont think it was all attributable to just tuning out Blash. I think it was a combination of playing for a bad team, playing for a development coach, declining skills, and the physical toll from being aged players that caused the vets to just call it in every game. The kids, for the most part, seemed to at least try. I had no complaints with the attitudes of Mantha, Bert, Zadina, or Ehn, for example. But without the proper leadership, you probably can't expect the best from all of your kids.
  27. GMRwings1983

    Five years now no winni9ng team

    I disagree. If the league had the backbone to do a 30 team playoff, we'd win the Cup this season to prove everyone wrong.
  28. Neomaxizoomdweebie

    Glendog for Captain

    1.I went purely by points because that's what 1C's are supposed to do....score 2. It was an incomplete season, and going by points, Larkin finished where he did among centers. That's the facts. Arguing where players would've finished if the season was a full season is speculative. It's entirely possible he would've been passed up by other players, but he could have passed other players above him as well. We'll never know. I'm just going with the data that isn't speculative. 3. Yes, I would agree that Crosby is certainly a 1C even if his points didn't show it this season. But that just goes to show that guys can move up and down that list, and in and out of the top 31, based on a multitude of factors. And considering it's not the same 31 guys every year, maybe there can actually be more than 31 first line centers in the NHL at any given time. 4. You can include other kinds of data too if you want. But if a guy is putting up the points to justify his role as a 1C, I don't see how any of the rest of it matters. 5. Larkin is a poor man's 1C. The numbers prove that to me. If we manage to draft a guy (fingers crossed) who can push him down to 2C, that would be great, as certainly an improvement can be made at that position.
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