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    Tickets at LCA Holy Smokes Batman!!

    The players earn what they deserve, unless you think more should go to the owners of course....which I don't. They earn what they should earn because of the revenues they bring in. Ticket prices aren't high because of player salaries, it's more the other way around. Ticket prices are priced at market....if the market suggests the prices are too high, then prices would come down...simple as that.
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    Yzerman vs Fedorov. Which one was better?

    The Yzerman stats above are not as great as they look when you compare to the rest of the league at the time. Still extremely good, just not as good as you think when you are considering today's scoring totals. As an example, those numbers looks better than Crosby's, but Crosby seems to be in the top 1-3 scorers every single year (barring injury).....that's not the case with the numbers above. It's somewhat due to Wayne and Mario....however, he was a long way off those two most years as well....his best year at 155pts was good for 3rd and 44pts behind the leader, 13pts behind #2
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    Top 50 NHL Prospects

    He hasn't played a single game yet in the NHL, so yeah, I'm guessing most will still need convincing.
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    Top 50 NHL Prospects

    My simple thought on Dahlin is "caution." It is very hard to extrapolate a player's potential at 18 years is even more difficult (much more difficult) to do so with a defenseman.
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    Yzerman vs Fedorov. Which one was better?

    Good question....I guess it depends on how you define "better player" - I probably looked at it too much as potential and "at their best" - I think Fedorov at his best, with all his skill, would be better. However, Yzerman had the better career in my opinion.
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    Vladimir Konstantinov

    No, he was 30.
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    Vladimir Konstantinov

    I think you are a year off....when he got hurt, he was already 30 and in 2005, he was 38. Stevens didn't hit +60, but he did hit +53 a couple years before Vladdy's +60 and he hit +40 later on (a mark Vladdy never got to beyond his +60). On average, I think both are fairly similar when you think +/-, but I won't go down the road of the relevance of the +/- stat.
  8. I always find it funny when Americans discuss Canadian accents. Personally, in my entire life, I have never heard anyone say "aboot" other than an American pretending to speak like a Canadian. Not saying no one says it, but it's clearly not that common. My biggest source of confusion is why Americans even think there is a Canadian accent. Fact is, there are several different accents throughout the country depending on the part of the country you live....very same thing can be said of the US, except the US is more drastic in my mind regarding different accents.
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    Andreas Athanasiou Officially Signed 2 yrs. $3M AAV

    I think a 3rd liner is far below what most Wings fans have hoped for him though.
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    Wings Sign Free Agent Goalie Matej Machovsky

    Not NHL talent anyway.
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    2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Thread

    Wonder if Fleury can maintain his 0.52 GAA and .982 SV%
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    2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Thread

    What goalie was the better choice is tough as they all looked pretty bad. Just going by stats, all had relatively similar SV% numbers, which is the main stat I used....still a flawed stat, but the least flawed stat when looking at goalies Elliott - 4.74 GAA, .856 SV% Neuvirth - 4.40 GAA, .847 SV% Mrazek - 3.87 GAA, .857 SV% Yeah, 5 goals, 9 points in 5 games. No one else on the team had more than 3 points.
  13. I'm can't say for sure, but I don't think this is true. I thought there were legal agreements in place between the NHL and the KHL regarding this type of thing. At the end of the day, technically, if he bailed on his contract, it wasn't with the Wings, it was with the Coyotes.
  14. Perhaps I'm wrong, but I don't see how both obeyed the law or parameters of their contractual obligations with the Wings. Fedorov was a free agent and left....there is no ambiguity there, bad blood, yes, but no contractual concerns. Datsyuk left with term on his contract to play in a different league. I'm guessing this is contrary to his contractual obligations. I'm not sure what "law" would say, but I'm guessing the Wings could have blocked him from being able to play in the KHL if they chose to exercise that option.
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    2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Thread

    Actually, that's when I tuned in...they were playing 4 on 4....took a penalty, PIT scored and then scored 5 seconds later after they went back to 4 on 4. PIT scored another PP goal apparently.....4 min earlier based on box score.