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lomekian

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In Topic: No Scoring and No Fighting

15 April 2015 - 07:50 PM

 

Joseph Conrad would be proud of this paragraph.  

 

Best contribution to the thread. 

 

Re the wider discussion, scores have declined somewhat in the last 20 years in most sports with a similar scoring system. Professionalism and money. If winning is worth millions and is watched by millions and gives you a 1 in a million social status, whether player or coach, you're going to make sure you get the margins right. Fitness, training, psychology, tactical preparation have all been transformed. 


In Topic: 4/4 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Wild 2 (SO)

04 April 2015 - 08:17 PM

That said, the wings were also awful during those 4 minutes, and the one correct call, too many men, had me leave when I tried to give the game a second chance...amateur hour.


In Topic: 4/4 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Wild 2 (SO)

04 April 2015 - 08:16 PM

Tuned in. Saw 4 minutes of appalling officiating. Tuned out. Watching the NHL is almost becoming pointless. The standard of officiating the last 2 or 3 years is an embarrassment. Not going to fully invest in watching games from an unfriendly timezone until they sort it out. I have essentially lost faith in the sport a little.


In Topic: Connor McDavid

23 March 2015 - 12:22 PM

 

That would be a disaster.

 

Here Tampa, Chicago, Anaheim get even better.

 

Sharp - Toews - Hossa

Kane - Mcdavid - Saad

 

Callahan - McDavid - Stamkos

Kucherov - Johnson - Palat

 

 

Yea... no thanks

 

Zetterberg - Datsyuk - Helm

Tatar - Mcdavid - Abdelkader

Nyquist - Sheahan - Pulks

Miller - Glendenning - Jurco

 

Making Weiss expendable and giving a nice problem if Franzen comes back...I could live with that! ;-)


In Topic: Red Wings acquire Erik Cole, conditional 3rd from Stars

01 March 2015 - 09:26 PM

One thing some of the nay-Sayers are forgetting...we are right up against the contract limit and not a million miles away from the prospect limit, so seeing as backman was taking up a contract and janmark wa either going to need another this summer or remain an unused prospect, this and the departure of Cleary and gus will make sure we actually have the room to both sign some of the other flourishing prospects in the system and do a bit of shopping in the FA market without having to waive other players closer to the big league.

I had high hopes for both prospects, but backman sort of burnt his bridges and janmark hasn't massively kicked on since we drafted him, and as outlined above we were going to lose them or someone else for nothing this summer anyway if we didn't move them.

It's potentially a good move for Dallas, but might end up being a poor one for them unless both players can put on weight in a noticeable way. As for the wings, we got a player that improves some of weaknesses for a return that will only really coat us if we get to the ecf and he contributes, as for a variety of practical reasons neither prospect was likely do do anything here. And perhaps we'll just find another European FA this summer like Nosek!