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In Topic: Shea Weber's shot is Dangerous

Today, 08:42 PM

Urban legend has it that Bobby Hull once shot a puck 119.5 mph

In Topic: Datsyuk or Fedorov?

Today, 08:40 PM

1.  Fedorov was the better player.  Better skater, better defensively, much better and more dangerous shot.  Datsyuk is probably the better passer and has the best hands in NHL history.  Fedorov has a higher playoff PPG.  Datsyuk has disappeared in too many playoffs.  Datsyuk will be looked at more favorably because of how Fedorov left. Others have already pointed this out.


2.  Fedorov will be in the HHOF.  Only a matter of time.


3.  Datsyuk may make it.  2 Cups and 3 Selke trophies.  His PPG would be higher if he played in the era some of bubble guys like Damphousse and Turgeon played in.  

In Topic: Lines Thread

18 August 2014 - 03:09 PM


You seem to think that having a 4th line of enforcers makes you a "tough team".  I can assure you it doesn't.


Boston is considered tough because their best players either are very physical or play with an edge. (Chara, Lucic, Bergeron, Marchand)


Nobody's talking about Boston being any weaker since they lost Thornton.


Are we physical?  I don't think so.  Do we play with an edge?  Not really.  


We need some guys that are tough and unpleasant to play against in a 7 game series.  Yeah, it's nice to have fast Euros who have nice hands, but you need something else as well for balance.    


If someone thinks Sheahan, Tatar and Abby can provide all the grit and unpleasantness that we need in a 7 game series, then I guess their opinion differs from mine.  

In Topic: Lidstrom honoured today with plaque next to Yzerman

18 August 2014 - 03:03 PM

I had a chance to go the HHOF when I was about 22.  Back then, I was a much bigger hockey fan than I am today (I watched every game televised), but I didn't know as much about the game's history and its players.  Sure, I knew Gretzky, Howe, Richard, etc, but not that much otherwise.  


Nine years later, I don't watch as much hockey anymore (thanks Bettman), but I'd love to go back to the HHOF, because I know more about the game's history and the players who are enshrined there.  I would appreciate it more.    


Anyway, that's what I thought when I saw Lidstrom's plaque.  That and the fact that it looks more like Clint Eastwood than Lidstrom.   ;)   

In Topic: Lines Thread

18 August 2014 - 01:20 PM

Checking is something a player need to learn too and especially the Wings could use a forward with some grit. Mantha got the tools so yeah if he doesn't make the top 6, let him try a bottom 6 role and then send him down after 9 games.there is really no harm in that.


I cringe at every lineup you guys are posting, because of how obviously soft this team looks on paper.  Other than Sheahan or Abby, this team has very little grit at forward.  Glenfiddich is gritty, but not sure how much he'll play this season.  


I understand that we're not the 1987 Flyers, but we need to be a little tougher to play against physically.  That whole "team speed" garbage didn't help us against Boston last year.  And yeah, Boston is bigger than we could ever be, but that didn't help them against Montreal much.