Echolalia

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Echolalia last won the day on December 12 2016

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  1. Echolalia

    Gordie Howe Signed Memorabilia

    $4.50
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    Vladimir Konstantinov

    Guy was a +60 in 96. That is absurd
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    DATSYUK

    Should we move this to a private room
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    DATSYUK

    its weird that you posted that because I literally stumbled onto this on youtube just last night
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    2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Thread

    hey Ken Daniels is commentating on Washington Columbus game. Pretty neat
  6. oh yea. If my post came off aggressive or confrontational i didnt mean for it to. I was in agreement with your "until he was handed a team blah blah' and i just went off on a tangent from there. not sure if that was clear or not.
  7. He's also been actively coaching for more than 20 years, which will pad that win column a fair bit. There is no reason whatsoever a team consisting of that roster over in Chicago should miss the playoffs under any situation. I think Quennville is a product of his environment moreso than he is a contributor. I said he was overrated 5 years ago and I maintain that today.
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    Sedin Twins Calling it a Career After Season

    Lidstrom is such an anomaly. Only defensman on that list and in the top 3.
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    New draft rules

    I kinda like the idea of a 31 year cycle were every team has a designated year where they pick 1st, 2nd, 3rd etc and each year you cycle through. It would be scattered so that the top and bottom picks are pretty evenly distributed throughout the 31 years. Like 1st, 15th, 31st, 7th, 22nd, 4th, 27th, 19th, 12th, 25th, 3rd, etc etc etc. It would mean every team would have one of each pick in a 31 year span. It would likely also increase parity and reduce the odds of teams being stuck in purgatory where they are always barely good enough to make the playoffs but never good enough to get a top pick. No team would ever go more than 6 years or so without a top 5 pick. That would probably encourage even more building through the draft and reward teams who develop players well. It would also discourage tanking because the order is already set. It would also not continuously reward teams like Edmonton with more top picks, who dont know how to properly build a team around the top picks they have. And for those who think 'wow 31 years is a long time to wait for a 1st overall pick' the last time the Wings had it was in 1986 (31 years ago). You could even market it and make it into a city-hosted event every year they get the top pick, which might also increase interest in going to draft days, because the home team will always pick first and it will be a once-every-31-year-event.
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    Bad Fans?

    I watch just for the entertainment of seeing professional hockey at this point. I have no real interest in the outcomes of the games.
  11. Wow. I'm really going to miss that guy. But I cant deny that's an amazing return.
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    Zetterberg HOF Worthy?

    Its impossible to predict how one player would perform in a different era. The entire game is different. Bobby Orr revolutionized the way defensman play the game and essentially invented the "offensive defensman". He scored a s*** ton in an era where no coaching staff had even conceptualized defending against a team that rushes their own defenseman toward your goalie. There was a huge hole in the knowledge of the game that Orr exploited. That hole doesn't exist today and coaches won't bat an eye when the other team's defensman joins the rush. Its routinely accounted for. So you can't extrapolate his numbers from that era and apply it to this one and predict he would score at the same rate. The same applies for Gretzky and any other superstar from any other era. The way the game is played is different. The way players prep for the game is different. Gretzky dominated his era in a way that nobody else has even come close to. But that doesn't grant him automatic superstar status in any subsequent era.
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    Zetterberg HOF Worthy?

    my ifs are like Brannigan's love: hard and fast
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    Zetterberg HOF Worthy?

    I think the guy is already a legend. I mean Mickey Redmond has said it himself many times, and being the legend of old time hockey that he is, he has every right to be biased that players are just as good then as they are now, but he says the opposite. He constantly brings up that training today is more intense, off season prep, coaching more strategic, the game is faster, the players stronger, the equipment better, scouting and youth leagues more advanced. There is no question that as a whole the players today are at an advantage compared to previous generations. And when the competition around you is more fierce, its more difficult to stand out from the crowd.