Echolalia

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Echolalia last won the day on December 12 2016

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  1. 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.
  2. Zetterberg HOF Worthy?

    my ifs are like Brannigan's love: hard and fast
  3. 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.
  4. Zetterberg HOF Worthy?

    That is a massive "if" If Ovi can maintain his current career GPG throughout the rest of his career he will reach the mark around his 1476th NHL game. Incidentally Gretzky played 1487 games. Most players tend to trail off in production as they get older though. If Ovechkin somehow doesn't follow that trend, even with catching up to Gretzky in goals, he would still be more than 1000 points behind him.
  5. Babcock Resurfaces

    I thought that was Ron Swanson for a sec
  6. 1/16 GDT - Stars @ Red Wings - 7:30 PM EST

    I saw my windows light up and I was like 'huh lightning?' but it was much longer. And then like 2 minutes later a large ass boom rocked the neighborhood
  7. 1/16 GDT - Stars @ Red Wings - 7:30 PM EST

    who else just got rocked by a meteor
  8. 12/29 GDT - Rangers @ Red Wings - 7:30 PM EST

    Yup, and I know of several lazy, not too bright people who will are now doctors because daddy worked with the right people and made a hefty donation into the right pocket. Its incredibly frustrating to see.
  9. 12/29 GDT - Rangers @ Red Wings - 7:30 PM EST

    Unfortunately we are just about at that point where if you don't have mommy and daddy helping to pay for your tuition and books it isn't financially worth it to become a doctor. As someone coming from a lower socioeconomic family its particularly frustrating to see this trend.
  10. 12/29 GDT - Rangers @ Red Wings - 7:30 PM EST

    i'm crying into my raman at the truth right now
  11. 12/29 GDT - Rangers @ Red Wings - 7:30 PM EST

    I wanted to take my dad to a hockey game for a Christmas gift and let him check out the new arena. Ticket prices are outrageous, though. I couldn't find anything cheaper than like 120/seat and that was upper bowl in the corners. I cant justify spending that on what is likely to be a s***ty on ice product, especially that far from the ice. I'm taking my dad out for dinner instead. Maybe Dave and Busters. Definitely more likely to get my money's worth.
  12. 12/13 GDT - Bruins @ Red Wings - 8:00 PM EST (NBCSN)

    Detroit was nailed by a snowstorm yesterday leading up to and throughout the game so thats going to affect the turnout rate. They've also had issues throughout the season with people going to hang out mid game at the beergarden or watch the game at one of the adjacent bars/restaurants along the concourse, even though they have a ticket to the game itself. Also, the Wings suck.
  13. Has Blashill finally lost the team?

    I hated losing Babcock but was willing to give him a shot, considering we didn't have much alternative as fans. He completely lost my faith in him as an NHL head coach a long time ago. I wanted him fired in 2016.
  14. For those that want Blash G-O-N-E

    he should have been gone last December