Here, I'll be your media. Ohhh, Ohh, Pick me! Pick me! Playmaker, your turn. Okay, Alex, I'll take Red Wings Power Play for a hundred. Answer: Nick Lidstrom retired. Why has the Wings power play gone down since 2010? RWPP for 2 hundered. Answer: Tomas Holmstrom retired. Question, what's another reason why the RWPP has struggled? For 3... Answer: Ryan Suter, Niskanen, Erhoff: Question: Who have the Wings made serious efforts to sign since 2010 to replace the Perfect Human? Let's go for 4. Answer: Tom Renney. Question: Who was the coach who had the leagues 3rd best PP with Edmonton that the Wings hired to help on Special Teams? Let's run the table, RWPP for 500, Alex. Answer: Johan Franzen, Daniel Cleary, Justin Abdelkader, Todd Bertuzzi, Mikael Samuelsson. Question: Who are guys that were expected to contribute much more on the PP but didn't.
Wow, really thought this game would be a lot harder. I'd better ask someone from the media to be my phone a friend.
Here's a couple of quick follow up questions I'd ask based on what you just said if I were a sports journalist (though I'd probably be WAY less condescending about it than you're being).
1. If our powerplay is worse because Lidstrom and Holmstrom retired, why (despite still being bad overall) was it better the year after they left than it was in their final year?
2. How hard did you really go after Suter, Niskanen, and Ehrhoff if you didn't have the largest offer in any of those three instances?
3. Why is Tom Renney's powerplay more successful in Edmonton, despite having lesser talent, than it is on a Detroit team full of Stanley Cup winners, two way superstars, and arguably the best head coach in the NHL?
4. Why would you expect Dan Cleary, Todd Bertuzzi, Mikael Samuelsson, and Justin Abdelkader to contribute significantly on the powerplay? Three of them are declining veterans who can't stay healthy and whose offense has fallen off considerably while one of them has never contributed much offensively in the NHL in any situation.
Clearly no need for good reporting if Holland is providing rock solid answers like those you've provided.
Edited by kipwinger, 16 July 2014 - 07:53 PM.