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  1. 4 points
    Red Wings signed 23 year old, Finnish, defenseman Oliwer Kaski to a 1 year ELC today. Kaski was 2nd in the Liiga in defensive scoring this season and had previously played at Western Michigan for two years so he's familiar with North American hockey. Oh, and he's a right shot for the dopes who over value that particular characteristic. https://www.freep.com/story/sports/nhl/red-wings/2019/05/13/detroit-red-wings-oliwer-kaski/1191355001/ And his highlights package: https://youtu.be/OKbOJyjwwTM
  2. 2 points
    ChristopherReevesLegs

    2019 Draft

  3. 2 points
    Me mowing the lawn at 6 AM and none of the neighbors wake up, picking the right setting on the microwave for my bacon cheeseburger, asking the wife permission to go to the local sports bar and she says yes, listening to the same classic rock for the billionth time but still enjoying it. I have a separate touchdown dance for each one.
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    The Wings allowed Osgood quite a bit of time to develop and tried to avoid throwing him into the full time starter's role as much as they could until he was truly ready. They had the ability to do that back then, as there wasn't Cup expectations quite yet. The Cheveldae trade for bobblin' Bob was absolutely pointless, and did nothing to help Osgood out. Vernon was crucial in Osgood's development IMO. Ozzie was at an elite level in the '08 and '09 playoffs, Smythe worthy performances. Def one of my all time faves as well, got his autographed picture on the wall. If he doesn't get into the HHOF, it would only be because he didn't win a Vezina, which seems to be mandatory criteria to get in as a goaltender. His other achievements and his career numbers should win out over that though, eventually. Had he won a Vezina, he'd already be in.
  5. 2 points
    Yup, and especially in 2008. 25 years later and he's one of my favorite goaltenders of all time. Hopefully he gets into the HHOF, he deserves it.
  6. 2 points
    Found on the twitter
  7. 1 point
    ChristopherReevesLegs

    2019 Draft

    Yeah but I don't want a boat full of 12 inch brook trout. I want a boat with one or two 30 inch steelheads. Which is why I'll be disappointed if Zadina is a brook trout. If Zadina is Galchenyuk we should sell him sooner than Montreal sold Chucky
  8. 1 point
    The 91 of Ryans

    2019 Draft

    There's no basement. Just floor and ceiling. Even if everything goes wrong for Zadina, he'll still be as good as those two guys. People like to use a player's floor as a way to exercise their own mastery of hyperbole (not U specifically) Calling Zadina a "bust" for only being as good as Tatar and Nyquist. I've said it before, I get less hung up with where players are drafted vs their eventual floor/ceiling then most. When I go fishing I don't come home cursing about one spot where I caught nothing and raving about another spot where I caught a bunch of fish. I just look in my boat, and if I see fish, I'm happy.
  9. 1 point
    ChristopherReevesLegs

    2019 Draft

    So his basement is what Evgeny Svechnikov? And his ceiling is like Nikita Kucherov? I think it's a joy when 2nd rounders and 4th rounders become contributors like Tatar and Nyquist are. I think it will be a disappointment if a guy taken at 6th overall, who was ranked top 3 in his draft, only ever amounts to Tatar or Nyquist level. Might as well have just kept Tatar and/or Nyquist at that point.
  10. 1 point
    The 91 of Ryans

    2019 Draft

    You have just described his floor.
  11. 1 point
    Ha ha ha. Don't forget you fishtailing the shopping cart perfectly at the transition between aisle 6 and aisle 7 at Meiers.
  12. 1 point
    You can understand the Detroit fan confusion then...
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    It was Ansar Khan and some dope on Hockeybuzz...but here it is on mlive: https://www.mlive.com/redwings/2019/05/red-wings-have-good-chance-to-sign-finnish-d-man-oliwer-kaski.html "Due to his age (23), Kaski can sign only a one-year, two-way entry-level contract."
  14. 1 point
    I think I read somewhere it can only be 1 year due to his age.
  15. 1 point
    chaps80

    WCF: San Jose Sharks vs. St Louis Blues

    Yes. He was robbed of that Smythe. And another Cup, IMO. Only allowed 14 goals in 7 games. That series annoys me to this day anytime I see video of the end of Game 7, because it never should have gotten that far. Up 2-0, had to win two of five and couldn't do it. And Game 7 was one of the flattest performances by a home team in the Finals i've ever watched. Was unreal how it all fell apart.
  16. 1 point
    kliq

    WCF: San Jose Sharks vs. St Louis Blues

    Agreed. The other thing that annoys me is if Lidstrom scores on Fleury in game 7, then they go to OT and the Wings score before Osgood faces a shot, he likely wins the Conn Smythe and that seals his fate into the HHOF. A scenario where he LITERALLY does nothing differently, but everything would change.
  17. 1 point
    Mantha's having himself a tourney so far
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    Wings wouldnt have won in 98 or 08 if not for Ozzie, so its all good.
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    kliq

    WCF: San Jose Sharks vs. St Louis Blues

    I think I was 12 years old at the time. I can remember sitting in my living room after the game with tears in my eyes, not wanting to talk to anyone lol. I was so pissed at Osgood, such a bad give away. But you're right, it led to Vernon coming in, which led to '97, which led to '98. So in hindsight, all the dominoes fell as they did which ultimately led to greatness.
  21. 1 point
    kliq

    Holland set to become GM of Oilers

    Well I'm not criticizing the video, I'm criticizing the misleading headline.
  22. 1 point
    kliq

    ECF- CAR vs. BOS

    I guess its a thing now. TBH, I thought it was a dumb name when they called Lidstrom that, and I think its dumb now. Sorry, love Lidstrom, but that's a weird name. https://www.tsn.ca/perfect-human-bergeron-delivers-for-opportunistic-bruins-1.1303473
  23. 1 point
    Neomaxizoomdweebie

    Why Whip Z-Pinch?

    He hasn't made the team, scored lots of goals or dominated at the NHL level yet as a 19 year old. He's clearly a bust.
  24. 1 point
    BigWillieStyle

    Why Whip Z-Pinch?

    Because he hasn't filled everyone's nets with pucks, as promised. Also, because we're not playing for The Cup right now. He was a #6 pick, that should be enough to win The Cup with. He'S LaZy, AnD He sUx. Trade him for future considerations.
  25. 0 points
    krsmith17

    2019 Draft

    Unfortunately, there's no way he drops to us at 6...