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    Realistic Window to Competitiveness

    Curious as to what you think makes them a contender and then favorite in 4 years? Hope for what will come between now and then or based on young players and prospects in the system?
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    Flyers new mascot will haunt your nightmares

    What do you have against Tom Hanks?
  3. I'm not sure what you are not understanding. For fun, I'll respond to your two questions anyway: - For determining what goalie performed better, I have no idea, not enough information....looking at a team's win/loss doesn't help that much....takes a team to win or lose. I get what you are trying to do, but it makes ZERO sense. I think you are looking at standings and saying whoever is ahead of another team is "performing better" - that's not the point of standings, the point is who finishes ahead of the other (which only happens at end of year)......see my response below to your next question. - The rationale for the 20-21 team being ahead of the 19-18 in the standings is because they have earned more points. The logic is that a team hasn't earned any points until they've earned them. You can't assume the 19-18 team is going to win games they haven't played yet. That's the logic of the way they do the standings. I tend to agree with that way, but I totally get the other side of the argument, but at I've said many, many times, I don't care...no one really does as it's meaningless for the reasons already suggested.
  4. Exactly, by "standings" I'm referring to 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc. Take make it even more clear though, the whole point of this thread was questioning why the league inputs the various records of each team in teh standings. The question was clearly linking to how teams show up as 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc. NO ONE should care about that during the season. You can argue different ways to present it all you want, there are valid arguments on both sides, but at the end of the day, my point is that it doesn't matter....AT ALL.
  5. Dead serious. The only reason teams (players, coaches, management, etc.) look at standings during the year is to see their record and everyone else's in their division and against the conference. They look at the standings because that's where the info exists.....but the "standings" that shows who is 1st, 2nd, etc.....they don't look at that because it is absolutely meaningless other than on the final day of the season when all teams have played all 82 games.
  6. This exactly. Why does anyone care what the standings look like at any point during the season other than after every team has played 82 games? It has to the be the way it in a points system standings though. If a team has more points than another team, they have to be ahead of them in the standings....doesn't matter of their winning record is currently worse. They've earned points that the other team hasn't earned yet....winning record is just as meaningless at looking at mid-year standings. I challenge anyone to provide a logical reason for "in season" standings to have any meaning or use.
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    Jori Lehtera Suspect In Finland Cocaine Investigation

    Interesting comment, which I assume comes along with no reasonable back up.
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    New Lettering

    Why did it take so long? On a serious note, I started looking to see when they started using the arched lettering and apparently it was in 1983, first NHL team to do so.....currently 5 use it. But that being the case, why do I see Gordie Howe jerseys with arched lettering?
  9. I generally agree with this, but some might suggest spending so much on salaries will drive up ticket prices and no one is interested in paying big dollars to watch a bad team play. That logic is somewhat flawed though because ticket prices should simply be driven by the market and nothing else....not sure if it always works that way though.
  10. Yzerman was born in BC, but grew up in Ontario.
  11. I'm guessing there is more to this, but I don't think there is any Wings' connection. That doesn't mean he doesn't end up back on the Wings' payroll at some point. 8 years did go by very quickly, reading that it surprised me that it's been that long.
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    2008 Zetterberg vs. 2018 Crosby

    This is probably a bad statement to make if you are trying to tilt the success to Z since it's missing a lot of context. Z was 6th in scoring when he hit 92pts. Crosby hasn't hit 90pts in the last 4 years, but in those 4 years, he was top 3 in scoring in 3 of those years (2nd, 3rd, 3rd) and 10th in the other. In the last 4 years, he was a 1st or 2nd team allstar in 3 of them, he won 2 conn smythe trophies, a richard, World Cup MVP and leading scorer. No doubt Z's 92 pt season was better than Crosby's 2017/18 season, but I think Crosby has done ok over the past few years.
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    2008 Zetterberg vs. 2018 Crosby

    I totally agree that Z had a better year in the 2007-08 season than Crosby did in the 2017-18 season, my point was that I'm not sure if that was the actual question. Perhaps I assumed wrong, but for the timing of the question (just before the start of the season), I thought the question was whether Z was better in 2008 than Crosby will be this season. So I thought it was a more of a prediction question vs. and opinion question on seasons that already happened. Either way, I still think it's a very strange and random question. If you are going to pick a year for one guy several years ago and compare to another guy today, there should be some sort of logic as to why you are picking those years. EDIT: Forgot the reason I quoted your post....regarding no one (or most I guess) knowing Dats could dangle until 07/08, I'm pretty sure that's not true. I remember thinking in his rookie season in 2001-02 that he could dangle and he was doing it a lot and I went as far to suggest as he gets older and more experienced in the league he'd do less of it because a lot of guys can dangle, but you need to combine it with other skills to be successful in the league.
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    2008 Zetterberg vs. 2018 Crosby

    I'm not sure if the topic was serious to begin with because it's pointless on this site anyway, you aren't going to get unbiased views. By 2018 Crosby though, I think the OP might have meant this season, not the 2017-18 season, so, we still have to see Crosby play first. Point is though....thread seems to gotten to who has the been the better player over their careers and not the specific question. In that case, there really can't be a debate and if there is, it's too much of a Wings' fan bias.
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    2008 Zetterberg vs. 2018 Crosby

    Guys, really? Come on. Are we that blinded?