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  1. Mike Green - worth?

    I probably shouldn't have suggested it isn't possible (not that I went that far). I just don't see it as likely. Don't discount how much more value teams would have placed on Shattenkirk as well. A better player and 4 years younger (27 at the time vs. 32 this year for Green) is quite a massive difference. The other variable here was the trading partner....Washington...they were absolutely desperate to get over the hump and do damage in the playoffs, so they overspent. I guess there may always be a team out there will to do the same. It definitely won't be a for a high pick (I know that wasn't suggested) because no bad team is going to even consider making the trade.
  2. Mike Green - worth?

    I'm not sure anyone will give up a 1st round pick under any scenario for Green, but if they would, it would definitely have to come with a contract extension. There is no way he's traded for a 1st rounder and then an UFA come July 1. Not stating as fact of course, I just don't see that as possible.
  3. Bootland - Game #900

    I guess the in arena announcers are providing the wrong info then. They've only sold out 2 games this year, 1 other at 92% capacity and then nothing even close (80% and below...couple in the 50's%)
  4. Ovechkin to 1,000 Goals?

    Interestingly, Gordie earned exactly 1 Gordie Howe hattrick over his entire 32 year career
  5. Bootland - Game #900

    I don't think this is accurate. You are suggesting they draw 6,000+, which, including standing room is over 100% capacity. The actual stats show their attendance has been declining in each of the last 4 years. The arena capacity is 5,800 and they were drawing 5,300 three years ago, down to 5150 two years ago, 5,000 last year and 4,500 this season (77% capacity).
  6. Bootland - Game #900

    It's not really that negative, just realism. Why do we care more about this guy than any other guy that didn't make it in the NHL so went to play out their career in the minors?
  7. Not that simple. I believe the player would have to first change their nationality....not an easy process and unlikely to take place in a couple months. Should that happen, the other criteria would be that they couldn't have represented their former country in international competition within the last 3 years.
  8. Ovechkin to 1,000 Goals?

    If you want to place a bet with me, I'll take your money and give you 20-1 odds if you want.
  9. Ovechkin to 1,000 Goals?

    I wouldn't disagree with those odds. I have 0% at getting 1,000, getting 300 goals over next 10 years is not likely in mind mind for a few reasons. 1) it assumes he'll be scoring 30 goals a year into his 40s....highly unlikely on its own, but perhaps some offset by scoring more than that in the next few, 2) Will he play for 10 more years? Again, not likely, if he does it would be longer than most, 3) if he plays that long, will he stay healthy....again, unlikely, injuries typically happen as players get older. Some perspective. Someone brought up Jagr......taking a player and projecting stats if they played as long as Jagr is silly to begin with as obviously Jagr is not the norm...but since the age of 32, he has scored 319 goals.....90 of which were outside of NHL. Looking at Gretzky, he had 765 goals at the age of 32 and he finished at 894....however, he retired at 38 I think and got hurt around the age of 30 I believe and hampered him the rest of his career. But even considering that, 765 is way more than where Ovechkin is.
  10. Has Blashill finally lost the team?

    Some might argue, yes, if they are close to the playoffs, he should get consideration. However, will they be close to the playoffs? It currently doesn't look like it unless things turnaround in a hurry. Current stats show 2 (out of the other 30 teams) have less wins in regulation so far, only 4 have a lower win% and only 5 have a lower point% (I think a lot call this win%, which is total points earned / total available points....but my win% is simply total wins / total games played). Short story....they are currently one of the worst teams in the league (not just East). Might be worse if they were in a different division. Is it Blashill's fault? Who knows. I'm not going to pretend I know all the inner workings and how all the decisions are made, but I do think it's too easy to blame the coach. I'm not sure why anyone would expect much of the team at this point anyway, they are in a transition period that everyone knew was coming. I honestly think they were more lucky for 20 years that being a superior managed team. They had a lot of great players that stuck around for a long time as they were all young at the same time. Does anyone really think PIT's management is somehow much better...they currently hold the longest playoff streak (active). Or is it more due to luck in the draft by getting Crosby and Malkin (and others)....they simply plug parts around them as other guys get more expensive....but what happens when Crosby and Malkin are gone? They'll be in trouble.
  11. 2018 Detroit Red Wing All-Star(s)

    You're right, my sorting of GAA was from high to low instead of low to high
  12. Standings, the good the bad and the ugly

    Reallly? If people were hanging their hopes on Witkowski then it was over before it even began
  13. 2018 Detroit Red Wing All-Star(s)

    I'm not sure how Jimmy has any chance at all. The one thing that helps is that he's played a lot of games, so he's 4th in the Division in wins, but there are only 2 goalies from each division picked, so being 4th in wins isn't all that helpful. He's 5th in SV% and 10th in GAA. Larkin is 12th in pts and 45th in goals and Mantha is 8th in goals and 13th in pts. Tough when there are only 9 forwards. Statistically, Green is 1st in pts in the division, so he's probably the best pick right now. It's a sucky time right now for the Wings....there are more all star positions in this format than before + their division is extremely weak, so you'd think it would be that much easier to make it.
  14. 2018 Detroit Red Wing All-Star(s)

    I'm guessing they'll only have 1 (for every team to be represented). There are probably a few in the discussion to be that 1.
  15. 2018 Detroit Red Wing All-Star(s)

    I have a hard time looking at someone as being a consistent 35+ goal scorer when the guy has only scored 29 goals in his entire career. To be clear, my point is that it's way too early to be looking at such projections....that said, I must admit it's a thought I've had as well....but perhaps thinking ahead too quickly and just assuming he'll continue to produce at the rate he has so far this season.