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#2683752 Brad Richards Retires

Posted by GMRwings1983 on Yesterday, 03:35 PM

 

I don't know about that.  He scored 90+ points twice.  Exactly what Datsyuk did.  Neither ever topped 100 pts. in a season.  He won a Conn Smythe AND a Selke, so it's not like he was a non playoff performer or a one dimensional scorer.  Datyuk was definitely flashier, but in terms of his on ice contributions I'm not sure he ever did anything substantially greater than Richards did. 

 

Datsyuk was regarded as the best two-way center in the game for several seasons.  I don't remember Richards ever being looked at similarly. I think you could build a team around a prime Datsyuk as your number one center.  I wouldn't build a team around a prime Richards. 




#2683669 Should any of #91, #13, #40, #30 be retired? Poll/Discussion

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 22 July 2016 - 06:46 PM

As was Fedorov. Lest we mention again, a Hart AND Selke in the same year. Which, btw, was a year that featured all of Gretzky, Lemieux and Messier. If he played D for an entire year, no doubt in hell he'd win a Norris. The ONLY reason his number may not get retired is a personal vendetta.

BTW, Gretzky Lemieux and Messier were not ever considered a Hart AND Selke winner, let alone the same year they were winning Hart trophies.

 

Not sure what your point is.  Bergeron is also better defensively than Gretzky or Lemieux.  When you're scoring 200 points in a season, nobody cares about Selke awards.  Not to mention, being a two-way center wasn't as important in the 80's.

 

What Fedorov did in 1994 was impressive and has only been approached by Datsyuk when he scored 95+ points in back to back seasons while winning the Selke.  But that point alone doesn't mean Ilitch should drop what he's doing and put him in the rafters.  

 

Like I and others mentioned, Fedorov leaving the way he did screwed him over.  Nobody is arguing about his skills or awards.  




#2683580 Fans rank front offices....Wings 21st

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 21 July 2016 - 01:00 PM

Who is this Steve Yzerman guy that was ranked first?  I wish we had a GM like him, or at least a person with his capabilities in the organization.  




#2683575 Fans rank front offices....Wings 21st

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 21 July 2016 - 12:32 PM

Number 1 in terms of quotes with excuses, however.   




#2683573 Should any of #91, #13, #40, #30 be retired? Poll/Discussion

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 21 July 2016 - 12:29 PM

Can we all agree that if Stu Grimson's 32 isn't retired, nobody else's number should be?  

 

81GP (including playoffs) 

1G

1A

191PIMs




#2683533 Brad Richards Retires

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 20 July 2016 - 05:53 PM

LOL at him being in the HHOF.  Even the Hall wouldn't stoop that low.

 

Richards/Weiss/Modano.  Who are we going to retire next?  




#2683474 Should any of #91, #13, #40, #30 be retired? Poll/Discussion

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 19 July 2016 - 11:58 AM

What about the old argument that if you have to debate it, that means that person shouldn't be in the rafters?




#2683174 Glendening signs 4-year, $1.8m AAV extension

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 14 July 2016 - 12:59 PM

I like Glendenning.  He's our only right-handed faceoff taker.  He can skate well and kills penalties.  It is a bit of an overpayment, but Holland is overpaying everybody, so it seems to add up fairly.  




#2683030 Revisiting the 2011 Entry Draft

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 12 July 2016 - 07:19 PM

Not enough tough North American boys with simple names.  I knew that draft would fail.  




#2682900 Should any of #91, #13, #40, #30 be retired? Poll/Discussion

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 11 July 2016 - 01:46 PM

Fedorov - The best player among the 3 - and only 48 other players in NHL history have outscored him, statistically speaking it should be a lock. Unfortunately, stats aren't everything and don't tell the entire story... The only reason it hasn't happened is because ownership hasn't let it. Not sure how I feel here.

 

Datsyuk - May have handled his departure worse than anyone in the history our team. For that reason, no. Absolutley, no.

 

Zetterberg - He doesn't really deserve it but sure, who cares about the # 40?

 

Isn't that overstating it a little?  




#2682854 Should any of #91, #13, #40, #30 be retired? Poll/Discussion

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 10 July 2016 - 06:51 PM

Because Messier was a beast and he didn't play for the wings.. If they switched teams people(Canadians) would say Yzerman was better

 

Probably.  But the fact is that Messier won Cups and was in the spotlight, while Yzerman was a star player on a bad team for most of the 80's.  




#2682719 Who do you have as the top 5 Wings of all time..

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 09 July 2016 - 03:18 PM

A lot of those could be said about Yzerman though. At least when comparing to Fedorov, Datsyuk. 

 

Yzerman was an explosive player in his prime.  Great speed and hands.  He also had a great shot.  He was a lot more physically gifted than Lidstrom. 




#2680079 Lindros, Makarov, Vachon, Quinn going to the Hall

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 29 June 2016 - 12:57 PM

Weak year comparitively to last. Had Lidstrom, Fedorov been eligible this year, I doubt Lindros would have gotten in.

 

Maybe it's weak comparatively, but the last several seasons have been anomalies, in that the generation inducted was the best in hockey history.  




#2680077 Lindros, Makarov, Vachon, Quinn going to the Hall

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 29 June 2016 - 12:49 PM

Makarov is the best winger of the 1980's.  It's not a weak year, unless you started watching hockey in the 90's and never bothered learning about the game's history.  Lindros and Vachon, along with Makarov were the best players not in the HHOF.  Long time coming for two of them.  




#2678527 16-17 Farewell Joe Season Schedule

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 21 June 2016 - 04:34 PM

I wonder by what percentage the tickets will increase this season, being the last season and all?  Would like to know as I plan on attending my first game this year.