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#21 kipwinger

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 05:21 PM

 

Lebrun can be very biased, just saying. He is knowledgeable, but some of the stuff he writes is just ridiculous

 

Biased how?  Toward Canadian teams, or certain players, or what?  I'd never suggest that he's not wrong from time to time, but I certainly don't get the impression that he has some axe to grind in favor of a particular team, conference, player, etc.


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Posted 20 September 2013 - 05:31 PM

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#23 GoalieManPat

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 06:23 PM

Like Chicago, the Red Wings have done a good job drafting without the benefit of lottery picks, with Gustav Nyquist, Brendan Smith and Joakim Andersson playing key roles during Detroit's playoff run last spring. In the coming seasons, Babcock will have to make room for Tomas Tatar, Calle Jarnkrok and Teemu Pulkkinen. The signing of Danny DeKeyser was a boost to a defense that needed a young standout.

 

 

The article lost all credibility right there. Chicago has 2 lottery picks on there roster right now and three the last 10 years. That is nothing like the Red Wings.


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Posted 20 September 2013 - 07:20 PM

 

Regular season he's been very consistent.  I think it's not unreasonable to say his play has been declining regarding playoffs though. 

Yes - Franzen consistently does not put forth 100% effort.

 

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 08:24 PM

“Like Chicago, the Red Wings have done a good job drafting without the benefit of lottery picks"

 

*lol*  Because the Blackhawks didn't benefit from lottery pick charity... Let's pretend their last two Cups weren't won on the backs of their back-to-back 3rd overall and 1st overall draft picks (Toews/Kane).


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Posted 20 September 2013 - 08:36 PM

This is the ESPN that created fodder for this: http://sports.yahoo....52767--nhl.html.

 

I'd say that says a lot about their hockey credibility, as if the comment about Chicago and the draft didn't already prove it.


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Posted 20 September 2013 - 09:10 PM

This is the ESPN that created fodder for this: http://sports.yahoo....52767--nhl.html.
 
I'd say that says a lot about their hockey credibility, as if the comment about Chicago and the draft didn't already prove it.


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Posted 21 September 2013 - 02:29 PM

Oh god the last half of that voach list is absolutely atrocious

 

Lol tell me about it. 2 coaches who haven't coached an NHL game above a coach with 11 years experience. Why even include the stat if you're going to ignore it? Also I take it they mean cups won as a head coach? Because I'm pretty sure McLellan and MacLean have cup rings. But that I can understand. But to say that someone with 5 years experience and no cups, or even Adam Oates with 1 (VERY SHORT) year and no cups, are in a better position, at this very minute, to bring success to their team than someone like Torts with 10+ years and has actually won a cup before (and now at a team that will expect to challenge no less) is ridiculous.

 

EDIT: What the...? Also noticed that Oates was 27-18-3 last year, whereas dead last, BOTTOM OF THE PILE, Ron Rolston has better numbers (31-15-11). Also missing Hartley's cup with the Avs in '01. That's going to sting... for both him and ESPN.


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