ChristopherReevesLegs

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  1. ChristopherReevesLegs

    Glendog for Captain

    Come for the Red Wings. Stay for the s*** posting.
  2. 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.
  3. ChristopherReevesLegs

    Glendog for Captain

    Larkin grew up a Leafs fan /thread
  4. 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.
  5. 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...
  6. ChristopherReevesLegs

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    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.
  7. ChristopherReevesLegs

    Ladies equivalent to playoff beard

    unzip me daddy
  8. ChristopherReevesLegs

    Ladies equivalent to playoff beard

    *unzips pants*
  9. 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?
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. ChristopherReevesLegs

    Glendog for Captain

    When you adjust the Red Wings production for ice time and 5v5 play over the last 3 seasons: 1. Larkin = 2.00 per 60 2. Bertuzzi = 1.99 per 60 3. Mantha = 1.91 per 60 4. Vanek = 1.87 per 60 5. Nyquist = 1.80 per 60 Larkin is barely more productive than Bertuzzi, Mantha and Vanek. Now consider his colleagues around the NHL under the same measures: Nikolaj Ehlers = 2.26 per 60 Dylan Strome = 2.25 per 60 Brendan Gallagher = 2.25 per 60 Reilly Smith = 2.23 per 60 Travis Konecny = 2.22 per 60 Timo Meier = 2.18 per 60 Brett Connolly = 2.12 per 60 Robert Thomas = 2.11 per 60 Domink Kahun = 2.11 per 60 Johnathan Marchessault = 2.10 Phillip Danault = 2.07 per 60 Alex Killorn = 2.06 per 60 Chris Kreider = 2.05 per 60 Cam Atkinson = 2.05 per 60 Tomas Tatar = 2.04 per 60 Rocco Grimaldi = 2.03 per 60 Jaden Schwartz = 2.03 per 60 Craig Smith = 2.01 per 60 Ondrej Kase = 2.01 per 60 Just a few of the "big names" who produce more per minute played than future captain Larkin... Dylan is the modern equivalent of Paul Woods, Danny Gare, Reed Larson, or Dale McCourt. Medicore players and forgettable captains. On any good team they'd all be 2nd line players including Larkin. Think of that next time you beat off into your 71 jersey.
  13. ChristopherReevesLegs

    Five years now no winni9ng team

    Players probably are tuning him out. I don't blame them. He's an idiot. But Yzerman isn't looking to turn this team around next season. He's looking for his high draft pick. And an idiot coach who's good with kids serves that purpose nicely. Folks who were so adamant about replacing Babcok with Blash. Take the gun out of your mouth. We forgive you.
  14. ChristopherReevesLegs

    Glendog for Captain

    Adjusting for games/minutes played is cherry picking now? Really? What did I ignore? The silly argument you're only now presenting? Okay Other top centers in the league play against different competition than Larkin does? Seriously, unpack this point. How would you like me to control for quality of competition? Not really, when adjusted for TOI he's a 2nd line center. If there's anyone on the team who can't lean on "with very little support" it's Larkin. He plays with the same line-mates he did last season. He consistently has the best line-mates on the team. Yet he regressed while his line-mates remained stable or continued to grow. Completely talking out of your ass now are we You'd think once I pointed how flawed total points is you'd be smart enough not to quote total points, yet here were are. When adjusted for ice-time Larkin's 2018/19 season comes out as the 51st most productive center. Again, a 2nd line center. What planet did you wake up on this morning? I'm quite literally doing the exact opposite. Why is this an excuse? 1st line centers go up against the best competition. That's not exclusive to Larkin. If Larkin can't score consistently against 1st line competition then that proves only one thing: He's not a 1st line forward. Larkin isn't a rookie anymore. This isn't a "sophomore slump". He has close to 400 NHL games played already, double all his line-mates. Maybe he can be one day, but so far, 400 games in, he's still not an NHL top31 center. He didn't project as a top line center last season
  15. ChristopherReevesLegs

    Five years now no winni9ng team

    I find myself in an odd situation. I hate Blashill. I never wanted him to replace Babcock. Yet here I am defending him now. Look, the fans wanted to "rebuild" and wanted a "players coach" who can train kids. Well you got it. We're in a full on rebuild with a youth centric coach. You got what you wanted, You don't get to complain now. Stop and think to yourself right now how lucky we are that Yzerman exists. REALLY. Think about it. Any other team and we would be royally f***ed right now. But here we go, we're spoiled wings fans so we get big names right away. Yet Yzerman is gonna need many years to turn over this team cause we're that bad. Larkin is is our best forward and hes a good 2n liner. Don't blame Blashill, we have many years of trying to fix this thing.