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#2621802 Jonathan Quick on snipers, including Datsyuk

Posted by haroldsnepsts on Yesterday, 02:38 PM

Jonathan Quick has a piece in the Player's Tribune on snipers in the NHL.  It's a good read an an interesting perspective on goaltending.  He picks Datsyuk as one of the snipers to highlight. 

 

http://www.theplayer...-kings-snipers/

 

 

 

Most guys have a little tell. You look at where the puck is in relation to their feet, or the way they’re bending their knees to get ready to shoot, and you just know what’s going to happen before it happens. But the problem with Datsyuk is that he fools you with his intentions. He will be way out on the wall with his hands, feet, and eyes positioned for a cross-ice pass — and it’s the right decision. It’s what 99 percent of players will do in that situation. So you instantly start cheating your eyes over to where he’s going to pass. Next thing you know — what the hell? — the puck is behind you in the net. He shot it. Who shoots from there? Datsyuk shoots from there.

 




#2620537 Taylor Pyatt Announces Retirement

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 14 July 2015 - 06:18 PM

If *cough* Franzen retires *cough* then we get stuck with *cough* a very large cap recapture penalty. *cough* *cough*

So *cough* that's a terrible *cough* idea.*cough *

 

Mule shouldn't retire, but probably should LTIRetire.  




#2620531 Taylor Pyatt Announces Retirement

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 14 July 2015 - 04:59 PM

Franzen cough Franzen cough

If *cough* Franzen retires *cough* then we get stuck with *cough* a very large cap recapture penalty. *cough* *cough*

So *cough* that's a terrible *cough* idea.*cough *


#2620059 Sharp & Johns to DAL for Daley and Garbut

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 10 July 2015 - 11:03 PM

I don't think Sharp has too much left in the tank, but he's still a somewhat decent 3rd liner. I actually really like Stephen Johns, he seemed to have taken a very large step in his development last year...
Daley and garbut but are decent enough, but the moved doesn't seem to make much sense with the small amount of cap savings this affords them.

I don't think they got fleeced, necessarily because Sharp is not really a top six guy anymore...
Seems like a hockey trade to me.


#2620049 Sharp & Johns to DAL for Daley and Garbut

Posted by kliq on 10 July 2015 - 09:02 PM

I guess this is what happens when Toews and Kane have a caphit of 21 million. I'm very curious to see how the Hawks do this year. Lets see how good Toews truely is.




#2620045 Sharp & Johns to DAL for Daley and Garbut

Posted by WingsAlways on 10 July 2015 - 08:30 PM

Daley is a pretty solid d-man. But they just got a little worse losing a player like Sharp. And that brings a smile to my Blackhawk-hating face.  :lol:

 

I don't understand the move on the Star's part, An already top heavy offense with a now bigger hole on the blue line?




#2620044 Sharp & Johns to DAL for Daley and Garbut

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 10 July 2015 - 08:21 PM

Daley is a pretty solid d-man. But they just got a little worse losing a player like Sharp. And that brings a smile to my Blackhawk-hating face.  :lol:




#2617654 Saad traded to Columbus

Posted by dragonballgtz on 30 June 2015 - 06:13 PM

TSN report: Saad, a restricted free agent, was reportedly asking for a deal in the $6.5 million per year range after helping the Blackhawks to their second Stanley Cup in his third NHL season.

 

 

After this quote from Bowman:

"We'll work that out. I have a lot of confidence that Brandon will be a big part of our group for many years to come," Bowman said. "We'll make it work. Those things aren't of a concern to me."

 

 

 

I guess this is the bad part of having a young winning team. They want their big contract faster instead of a "bridge" deal.




#2618739 St. Louis announces retirement at age 40

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 02 July 2015 - 02:40 PM

The biggest thing I loved about him was how small he was. He didn't look scared to go into the corners with someone.

Heart of a lion, body of a peewee kid on steroids.


#2618738 St. Louis announces retirement at age 40

Posted by HadThomasVokounOnFortSt on 02 July 2015 - 02:14 PM

The biggest thing I loved about him was how small he was. He didn't look scared to go into the corners with someone.


#2616934 #19 OA Evgeny Svechnikov

Posted by Wings_Toledo on 27 June 2015 - 11:30 AM

So one report says he can't defend and the other says he does it well enough? I think he has the skill and work ethic to fix any issues he might have. I like this pick. Imagine a future 1st line of Svechnikov-Larkin-Mantha (if they all reach their potentials).


#2615383 Sean Avery - Transition Season

Posted by LidstromIsASuperhero on 19 June 2015 - 09:23 PM

Yeah... If I had even a few grand right now, it would be a life changer. I can't pity his millions or give him any real sympathy at all.


#2615369 Sean Avery - Transition Season

Posted by Playmaker on 19 June 2015 - 07:30 PM

He was, and still is, a classless dick.  He doesn't come off as even remotely sincere in the article.  Wow, he flew one flight economy class.  What a warrior. 




#2613446 Tampa Bay Lightning dress code for fans

Posted by Rhah on 07 June 2015 - 06:48 PM

People need to drop this. It's obviously only box seats or whatever and there are still plenty of Hawks jerseys in the stands so its ignored or worked around.

Hawks like to pretend they are the downtrodden underdogs and them against the world even when they are top team in league and favored to win. Their manufacturing of angst is getting about as old and ridiculous as Chelsea Dagger.


#2613324 Report: Cleary wants to return for 1 more season

Posted by Jesusberg on 06 June 2015 - 02:13 PM

I don't hate Dan Cleary, but he's starting to remind me of that guy who just sort of invites himself to everything.