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#2485614 USA-Canada Thread

Posted by Smite on 20 February 2014 - 03:55 PM

I am Canadian and for the first time, I actually feel bad for the US team.


in 2010 it was easy not to feel bad after hearing the US team placed a Canadian flag in the middle of the dressing room to walk over before going on and coming off the ice. I do not know who came up with that idea but it was not very smart. 


4 years later and water under the bridge we meet again. Unlike the round robin game I think the US team played significantly better and deserved this win. But as Don Cherry has said in the past the hockey gods were in Canada's corner. The empty net post to surviving the first minute of OT (how did that puck did not go in?) 


So as a typical Canadian, Sorry Eh. See you again in 4 years.

#2482547 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by Datsyukian-Deke on 08 February 2014 - 01:02 PM

Still bugging you that the Pens just got Spencer Machacek?

I guess I'm still venting over re-signing Cleary...

#2479187 All movie Character team

Posted by rick zombo on 31 January 2014 - 12:48 PM

You absolutely have to put Doug Glatt and Ross Rhea on the 4th line.

#2479048 Tim Thomas is a dope: It's a scientific fact.

Posted by Frozen-Man on 30 January 2014 - 07:22 PM

If he was the best lawyer at the best law firm in the country, and then one year later he was at one of the worst law firms making half as much money, EVERYBODY would agree that he had mismanaged his career. 


Whether it was worth it or not, to become a better father, is between God and Timmy.  But the career implications of it are pretty much not debatable.


I absolutely disagree with this statement. I'm an attorney and know quite a few attorney's who have left bigger, more prestigious firms to go to smaller firms or even to go into solo practice. They generally make less than half the money they did and almost all of them think it was a wonderful career move. There is motivation behind career choices that goes well beyond just the biggest/most prestigious/best firms and salary.  There are time issues, pressure issues, expectation issues, area of practice issues and many others.


Tim may like less pressure, he may like Florida better than Massachusetts, who knows what else but all of those can factor into his career choices.


Additionally, you keep saying:


He currently plays for a garbage team for half the money he did in his last full NHL season. 


While technically this might be true, it is at best misleading. His last full NHL season he made $5M this year his salary is $2.5M but he has $1.25M in bonuses, which are easier bonuses everyone seems to think he will easily meet (similar to the little doubt DeKeyser would reach his bonuses). With his bonuses he would be getting 75% of what he made his last full NHL season. Additionally, the 2012-2013 season that he sat out he was supposed to make $3M. Tim should be making $750k (20%) MORE than that this year. Also, you cannot over look the huge tax saving he is getting being in an income tax free state as opposed to a state that taxes income at 5.3%.


He may really like where his career is, he is making a lot of money, playing with very little pressure, warm climate. He may have made a perfect career choice for himself.

#2473644 2010-2011 drafts will be our savior

Posted by number9 on 17 January 2014 - 03:45 AM

All this glendening love just bugs me , he's a career 4th liner .... Still has 0 goals yet we keep calling him up ALL THE TIME yet Callahan who has been awesome this year and is out of waivers next season doesn't even get a sniff of the nhl?

Don't get it

Well honestly I don't really get your point of view. Waiver options or not, Callahan is 22 and Glendening is 24. Despite Callahan's recent scoring success he's also probably a career 4th liner like Glendening. Have you watched Glendening play? Not only does he have a lot of strength to throw around, but he plays with an angry fire that 99% of our roster doesn't have. I also don't expect scoring from our 4th line. It's nice when it happens, but not something that's relied upon. Glendening had been a pleasant surprise IMO.

If Calllahan really does have scoring potential, let him stay in the minors and develop it and his confidence while he still has the opportunity to do so. I'd be thrilled if he really surpassed all expectations.

#2475335 Would you trade Jimmy for a top pairing dman?

Posted by Euro_Twins on 22 January 2014 - 11:13 AM

Our leading goal scorers totals since 2008:
2013 (shortened season): Datsyuk, 15
2011-12: Franzen 29
2010-11: Franzen 28
2009-10: Datsyuk 27
2008-09: Hossa 40
08-09 there were also 3 other guys with more than 30 goals. I don't think you can have an elite team when your leading goal scorer for the season can't even crack 30. We need someone who can score at least 40, and I think it would help others around them.

2012 kings, kopitar 25 goals
2011 Bruins, lucic 30 goals
2010 Blackhawks, Kane 30 goals
2009 penguins, Malkin 35 goals
2008 wings, Zetterberg 43 goals

I didn't count the lockout season for obvious reasons. But since we won the cup not one team has won with a 40 goal scorer, and most had a 30 or less goal scorer. So your argument although a good point, is not necessarily true.

#2475194 Nucks vs Flames

Posted by kipwinger on 21 January 2014 - 03:49 PM


Don't watch it then, problem solved.


Dude, you always say this and it's getting old.  Because one could easily argue that if you want to watch people get punched so much why don't you go watch boxing or MMA. 


I'm not here to try and convince you that fighting is dumb, or bad, or whatever.  It wouldn't work even if I tried.  But please stop with the "if you don't like it don't watch" argument, because it's not a very good one and is basically the adult equivalent of taking your ball and going home.

#2472965 Franzen having trouble processing information

Posted by RedWang on 14 January 2014 - 02:37 PM

I saw what you did there.

Seriously, do you buyout Weiss or Franzen?

Let them fight to the death. Problem solved.

#2471484 Look who's top in GR scoring

Posted by Bannedforlife on 09 January 2014 - 02:03 PM

Not only do I log onto LGW at least once per day and have never heard Callahan referred to as Dirty Harry, but LGW isn't meant to cater exclusively to hardcore forum posters. Nicknames are supposed to make it easier to discuss the team, not to prove how funny and clever you are. Making up nicknames that no one else uses is obnoxious and unnecessary. Watch...


It looks like Yellow Mustard is going to miss some time after catching that elbow last night against the Sabres. Its really bad timing too, because our defense already thin with Big Poppa out with a concussion and Bandit serving his 5 game suspension. I would say this forces us to call up someone from GR, most likely Billy the Kid or The Player Formerly Known As Steve. We might be in trouble on the back end until we get some regulars back, since this leaves the Boogeyman as our #1 defenseman. And you know what that means!!!!


Boogeyman - Hot Topic

Heebie Jeebies - Dances with Wolves

My Little Pony - Agent Orange

~&~ (The Player Formerly Known As Steve)

#2470906 World Juniors Tourney Thread

Posted by Ekmanc on 05 January 2014 - 02:55 PM

I guess we look a lot like Canada then.

#2469175 World Juniors Tourney Thread

Posted by Guest on 31 December 2013 - 02:52 PM



Lol at all the cry baby USA fans.

#2430414 Yep, that's what I thought (NHL Team "luck")

Posted by Son of a Wing on 16 July 2013 - 06:57 PM

It's sabermetrics, for hockey. I think it's probably best to attempt to understand it, before you summarily disregard it.


There was a time in baseball where looking deeper into the numbers was disregarded as well. Not anymore.


Baseball is not comparable to hockey in terms of numbers analysis.


Not saying it should be disregarded. But it's definitely not on the same scale.

#2429185 Holland on SiriusXM w/ audio link

Posted by Guest on 10 July 2013 - 12:56 AM

For kicks, I did the math on hits (and more!) for the past four seasons.


In the 2013 season, EC teams averaged 1197.6 hits apiece, or 24.95 per game. WC teams averaged 1174.1 hits apiece, or 24.46 per game. The difference? A miniscule .5 hits per game. The Stanley Cup winner was dead last in the league in hits. The Maple Leafs were #1. The Bruins (who seem to be getting the most attention in this thread) ranked in at #10. Of the top ten hitters, five each resided in the EC and WC. Of the top eleven players (four were tied for 5th place) in major penalties, four played in the EC, five played in the WC, and the final two split their time between the two conferences.


In the 2011-2012 season, EC teams averaged 1911.2 hits, or 23.31 per game. WC teams averaged 1821.9 hits, or 22.21 per game. The difference? An unimpressive 1.1 hits per game. The Stanley Cup winner was #2 in the league in hits. The Rangers, who failed to qualify for the playoffs, were #1. The Bruins ranked in at #20. Of the top ten hitters, seven played in the EC and three in the WC. Of the top eleven players (two players were tied for 6th place) in major penalties, five resided in the EC, five played in the WC, and the last split his time between the two.


In the 2010-2011 season, EC teams averaged 1835.9 hits, or 22.39 per game. WC teams averaged 1891.5 hits, or 23.06 per game. The difference? An tiny .69 hits per game, this time in favor of the WC. The Stanley Cup winner was #21 in hits. The Rangers were #1. The Bruins, as mentioned, were #21---two spots below the Wings. Of the top ten hitters, five each played in the EC and WC. Of the top twelve players (three players were tied for 8th place) in major penalties, three played in the EC, and nine resided in the WC.


In the 2009-2010 season, EC teams averaged 1806.7 hits, or 22.03 per game. WC teams averaged 1807.6 hits, or 22.04 per game. The difference? A completely irrelevant .01 hits per game, in favor of the WC. The Stanley Cup winner was #25 in hits. The Stars, who failed to qualify for the playoffs, were #1. The Bruins ranked in at #10, again two spots beneath the Wings. Of the top ten hitters, three resided in the EC and seven in the WC. Of the top ten (no ties in the final place this time) players in major penalties, four played in the EC, five played in the WC, and the last split his time between the two conferences.


For those who would prefer it in table form, here are the per-team averages for each conference:



So there you have it. I hope that these numbers will help to put to rest this talk about the East being an immensely tougher conference. In other news, I can't believe that I just spent 45 minutes on this.

#2427329 is anyone happy right now?

Posted by MabusIncarnate on 05 July 2013 - 03:09 PM

I think the OP was stuck in the mindset that anything outside of a tremendous trade would make this team worse as it's a theory he had brought up in other threads and now it's an effort to gain further justification even though this team improved today. Face the facts that Filppula wanted a contract based off of the one good season he did have even though he proved the following year that he could not remain consistent and was not any kind of force in the playoffs. It was an intelligent decision to let him walk which is a positive. 


We'll let this upcoming season speak for itself, we made the playoffs by winning the final regular season game this year, so if we miss playoffs this upcoming season then sure, the moves today damaged this team. When we do make the playoffs though, which we will, maybe a choice few that post here can step back a bit and realize maybe, just maybe, Kenny Holland knows what he's doing and made the right decisions today.


So to answer the question, yeah i'm pretty content with what went down today. Losing Brunner hurts, losing Flip not so much, but gaining Alf and Weiss is definitely a positive in my opinion. And the offseason isn't over yet either who knows what else is in store.

#2423180 Jakub Kindl signs 4 year extension, $9.6m total, $2.4m/yr

Posted by puckbags on 28 June 2013 - 06:58 PM

2.4 cap hit, I bet he out plays that contract for sure. I like the deal