kipwinger

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    News From Around the NHL *Mod warning page 75*

    I'm so confused, why is Michael Rasmussen the 1C in GR if stats don't mean much and paying attention to the games is what matters? Like, is Ben Simon making Rasmussen the top center (instead of Veleno) because he also doesn't watch the games he's coaching? Fact is that Ras was considered a better player when he was drafted, made the NHL earlier, has more NHL points, has more AHL points per game, AND has the top center role in GR.
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    Our Young Players

    Sure, if you want to consider "...or bust" an accurate prediction. Saying Dan Renouf is either going to be an NHL player, or not one, isn't a win. You could literally do that with any player ever. Anthony Mantha? He'll either be a top six winger, or a bust. Can't be wrong with that bold prediction.
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    Our Young Players

    Maybe I just need to watch more AHL hockey to bring my talent evaluation skills into laser focus like yours. Only a true AHL guru can see that a guy who's been bounced around to 3 teams in 3 years, with totally inconsistent (and now non-existant) production is a "proven solid middle six winger".
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    Our Young Players

    Funny how you don't apply that same rationale to Perlini. Or Comrie. Can we add them to your laundry list of big prospect insights?
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    Our Young Players

    I did think Frk would be a 3rd liner. I was wrong. At least I'm not claiming I was "right" because I picked him to BOTH be an NHLer and also NOT be one. Again, you're a joke. Lemme put this in terms you'll understand. You either don't know s*** about prospects (despite all the minor league hockey you claim to watch) or you're Jiri Fischer. Also, are you seriously claiming Bertuzzi is a 2nd/3rd line tweener now just to bolster your already terrible projections? You're delusional. He leads our team in points, he's an all star, and he played 95% of the season on the top line. He was only moved off the top line in order to get another line going. It's dumb Sh*t like this that ruins your already flimsy credibility.
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    Our Young Players

    Not if that person is a dumbf*ck. Hahahahaa, you're pathetic. AA is closer to Larkin than Bertuzzi is to a 4th liner, or Svech is to a second liner, or Coreau is to an NHL goalie. And the ones you were "right about" were the product of you hedging your projections on two extremes. Frk is either a 3rd liner or a bust Huh? Wow, way to go out on a limb. So he will either be as good as someone like Jakub vrana or Carl Hagelin or else not even be in the league? That's a hot take bro.
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    Our Young Players

    I'm just gonna leave this here for context. Apparently watching tons of Griffins games doesn't help all that much.
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    News From Around the NHL *Mod warning page 75*

    My crystal ball says you have a "it's MY opinion" followed by a "I'm done with this" in your future.
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    News From Around the NHL *Mod warning page 75*

    Again, his production will determine his value. A couple of years ago Phil Kessel won a Cup as a 3rd line winger. Who cares what line he's on so long as he's providing value? And having a lethal powerplay because you've got a top flight net front guy is pretty valuable to me.
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    News From Around the NHL *Mod warning page 75*

    Depends. Generally I'd agree with you. But if Ras turns into a shutdown 3rd line center who scores 20 goals a season because he's awesome on the powerplay then I'll be thrilled.
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    News From Around the NHL *Mod warning page 75*

    Not just dominant, but dominant while playing the hardest forward position on the ice, all while rehabbing a very serious back injury. Michael Rasmussen is a f*cking beast. In a couple years time Ras will be a monster 3rd line center and Joe Veleno will be playing on the wing.
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    News From Around the NHL *Mod warning page 75*

    Because it's convenient?
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    2020 Draft Thread

    Filip Hronek >>>>>> Zach Werenski
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    Trade deadline bait available this year?

    Hilarious lol. Mine aren't protest votes though. I genuinely have a valid reason for supporting everyone I support (or at least I think so), and if I don't have a good reason to support someone I don't vote. Why am I voting for Bernie? Because 3 months ago one of my best friends die of an opiate overdose. This is a real problem that has affected hundreds of thousands of American families since 2017. Bernie Sanders is the only politician I've seen even mention this very real problem, let alone side with regular folks on the topic, since that time. Not Warren, not Biden, not Trump, not anyone else. Only Bernie actually seems to have a grasp on what types of things are affecting regular people in America.
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    Trade deadline bait available this year?

    I don't. In 2004 I voted for Kerry, in 2008 I voted for Obama, in 2012 I voted for Romney, in 2016 I didn't vote for President at all, and I plan to vote for Bernie in our primary this year. Edit: Also, I'm not a member of either party and never have been. Furthermore, I think people who ARE members of a party are dumb.
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    Trade deadline bait available this year?

    Now?
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    Trade deadline bait available this year?

    Pretty happy for the return on the Jason Zucker trade to Pittsburgh. Should set the market for an Athanasiou trade. If Zucker got a 1st, depth player, and top prospect you've gotta figure AA yields a first and middling prospect at least. Always love when these nerd beat reporters drop a "hot take" every fan with any brains has been talking about for a week. There's no reason why I can't do Khan, or St. James', job. In fact, all I'd have to do is sit for an extra week on ideas I've already been having and I'd be operating at the industry standard.
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    2/9 Cam Neely Has A Limp Handshake - Booins @ Wheel Team - 9:30 AM PST

    Pump, pump, pump it up! Pump that deadline value up!
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    2/9 Cam Neely Has A Limp Handshake - Booins @ Wheel Team - 9:30 AM PST

    So do we think the Red Wings will EVER draft Quinton Byfield in the 2020 NHL draft or no?
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    2/9 Cam Neely Has A Limp Handshake - Booins @ Wheel Team - 9:30 AM PST

    So do we think Brendan Perlini will EVER score a goal as a Red Wings or no?
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    2019-20 Prospects Thread

    No sarcasm, he is legitimately awesome.
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    2019-20 Prospects Thread

    Jesus Christ. What a f*cking beast! That kid is 18 and he's just smacking around grown men like they're nothing and talking s*** the whole time. Pleeeeeaaaaaassssseeeee let this kid be our Seth Jones!
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    Wings Sign UFA Malte Stromwall

    I presume this is a depth move to bolster GR after the deadline when we start calling up young guys. Wouldn't read too much into it.
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    Trade deadline bait available this year?

    Bingo. Also worth mentioning that The Athletic's recent ranking of Detroit's prospect pool has 4 goalies in the top 20. Specifically, they highlight Petruzzelli's bounce back season, Larsson's track record of success, and Eliasson making his World Junior roster (Gylander is the 4th). While it would be nice to have a top goaltending prospect we're not devoid of potential at that position either. TBH goalie is probably be the LAST piece of the puzzle I'd try to find. Use your draft picks and trade assets on filling out the rest of the team and use stop gaps (as you've mentioned above) in the mean time. Then, when you're winning regular season games despite bad goaltending, you go out and find the best available goalie on the market.
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    Ovechkin to 1,000 Goals?

    I put this whole "Franzen is streaky and therefore awful" thing to bed years ago on LGW. I'm not going to spend the time digging it up now, but I went through a bunch of seasons and verified that Zetterberg (a guy nobody said was streaky) had just as many goalless droughts (of similarly long durations). Yet the narrative was always "Franzen is streaky" and never "Zetterberg was streaky". Leading me to believe that "streakyness" was just a post hoc reason for people to who didn't like Franzen (e.g. Leftwinger) to s*** on him. If streakyness was indeed the reason for the hate, that hate would have applied equally to Zetterberg...and yet it didn't. Sports fans are a notoriously fickle and stupid bunch. And they'll believe stupid and fickle s*** to validate their even stupider and more fickle viewpoints. That was basically the story of Franzen. Any reasonable assessment of Franzen would conclude that for about 4 years he was a VERY good player whose career was then derailed by multiple concussions. Anything else is stupid...and fickle.