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#2029797 Top 10 Russians in NHL History

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 27 August 2010 - 03:59 PM

kovalev. this man has no heart for the game. he is lazy and a smug *******. i'd definately put the professor in before that slug. and i'd also put fetisov in before that defensive disaster gonchar. if konstantinov got to play longer, he would be on that list for sure. he was a beast.

the most noteworthy russian goalie of all time is tretiak hands down. he helped revolutionalize goaltending and inadvertantly made ken dryden a better goalie from dryden watching his pre-game warm-up styles and what not.

i really wish that mikhailov and kharlamov played in the NHL. they would have really set the bar high for russians. and if way back then the russian players could come over to the NHL, the situations present today would probably not be so harsh for russian players signing and drafting.


Fetisov and Larionov were never really stars in the NHL. Their star days came in Russia.

Kovalev is a little overrated and lazy, but he's scored almost 1,000 points in his career. Gonchar has scored around 700 or so if I'm not mistaken. How can you put Fetisov and Larionov ahead of those guys, when their NHL careers clearly weren't better, and they were not really expected to be top stars on their teams?

Those two guys were complementary players for pretty much their whole NHL career.


#2029266 Raffi Torres signs with Vancouver

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 25 August 2010 - 06:36 PM

Another player many people here wanted, who wound up signing for a lot cheaper than expected.


#2028109 Small rule change confirmed

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 21 August 2010 - 05:13 PM

Agreed but if they won't eliminate the SO they should use a 3 point system.

Regulation Win = 3 points
Shootout or OT Win = 2 points
Shootout or OT Loss = 1 point
Regulation Loss = 0 points

As it is now a SO win is as good as a regulation win. That makes no sense whatsoever.


No, because then teams will start breaking all kinds of records for wins and it's not good for the game in my opinion to keep shootouts, and on top of that, hand out more and more points.

win in regulation or OT = 2 points
tie after regulation/OT = 1 point
loss in regulation or OT = 0 points


#2028103 Small rule change confirmed

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 21 August 2010 - 04:55 PM

How about getting rid of the shootout, and going back to ties and no points for an OT loss?

Time to eliminate this Mickey Mouse system altogether. I'm tired of seeing everyone's record being distorted by shootout wins and losses.


#2028097 Penguins sign Arron Asham

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 21 August 2010 - 04:36 PM

Yeah it sucks instead they will be able to consistently score and be arguably the best 3rd line in the NHL.


Yes, they're going to consistently score and dominate everyone else. No one can stop this wonderful line. Get a grip man.

Like I've said before, a line full of pretty boy skilled players is not traditionally a successful third line. We need a 3rd line more like the one we had in 2008.

The scoring will be plentiful from the top 2 lines, from Hudler and a healthy Cleary. Adding a 40 year old has been doesn't increase our scoring by that much.

I don't understand why you consider the Wings to require a shutdown line considering Babcock matches up his top lines against the opposition's most nights.


To give Hank and Pavel a little break so they can concentrate on offense more.

What Babcock does hasn't always worked by pairing our best players against theirs. Besides, guys like Bertuzzi and Homer are in the top 6, and they're not that great defensively.

Why do you think Modano will be great here? Just because he scored over 1,000 points in his career? He's not that same player anymore, or else Dallas would have likely kept him.


#2027960 Penguins sign Arron Asham

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 20 August 2010 - 11:40 PM

You are in no position to challenge my "knowledge of the game" when you are arguing against hockey geniuses (who built multiple cup champion teams) in Holland, Jim Nill, and Jim Devellano... Seriously?

Your opinion is the minority. I'm siding with the entire Red Wings' management for the team they built this year. You are the minority here. And you say this isn't a video game? I think the only one here playing the video game is you. I doubt Holland, Nill and Devellano have time to play video games, they are too busy building championship teams. What's your excuse?


Geniuses make mistakes too. Last year those geniuses brought back Williams. Holland is the best GM in hockey, but he isn't perfect.

And I don't base my arguments on what the majority believes. If anyone on LGW does that, they should not be allowed to post here. I don't care if my opinion is in the minority as long as it's my opinion. I've posted my opinion on this tonight. That's all I'm here for.


#2027908 Penguins sign Arron Asham

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 20 August 2010 - 10:09 PM

This thread is funny. :D

*Grabs more popcorn*


Thanks for your wonderful contribution to it. :thumbup:


#2027872 Penguins sign Arron Asham

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 20 August 2010 - 08:32 PM

Modano adds more to the team than Asham could. Nor is Asham so special of a player that we won't have plenty of similar options next year if Modano retires.

And what 4th liners should we not have signed?

No one but you has said anything about Maltby, he's not signed, and will not be on the team next year except maybe in GR for an injury call-up. Draper was already under contract and on the cap anyway. Then we have Helm, Abby, Eaves, Miller, and Ritola. Five players for four spots. So you have to get rid of two of them to make room for Asham.

Asham isn't even that good of a fighter. Turn on some MMA if you're that desparate. This is a stupid complaint.


I was waiting for that MMA comment. And I just mentioned above what 4th liners we shouldn't have signed. There's nothing stupid about my complaint. You just don't see it my way that's all.


#2027859 Penguins sign Arron Asham

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 20 August 2010 - 08:17 PM

Not really but maybe you just answered your own question assuming I was talking about you...


I guess I did. :hehe:

I just wanted to make sure that's not how it sounded. I never said we should have an enforcer on every line and constantly fight. That's not our game.

But a guy like Asham over some old man like Maltby who's being offered a similar contract is something I'm going to get a little pissed about. I haven't said anything in this thread other than my own opinion on the matter. If you guys don't care about this issue as much, then so be it. I just don't like any smart alecs coming in here and misquoting things I said to make themselves sound smarter than what they really are.


#2027851 Penguins sign Arron Asham

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 20 August 2010 - 07:45 PM

I am totally with you, Holland and the Wings are desperate for 4th liner players; they don't have enough and need to sign about 30 more. :ph34r:

Babcock could have a killer 4th line of Asham-Helm-Abdelkader-Draper-Miller-Ritola-Eaves! Holland screwed up, he could have the biggest and baddest 4th line in the league. Problem is though, would the refs let the Wings ice 9 players on the same line? That could be tricky, but I'm sure it can be done.

Or maybe Wings should, instead of icing 2nd line talent on the 3rd line, waive Hudler, Cleary and Modano so Babcock can ice two 4th lines.

GMRwings projected linup:

Zetter-Dats-Holmer
Bert-Filppula-Frazen
Helm-Abdelkader-Miller
Eaves-Draper-Asham

In favor of:

Zetter-Dats-Holmer
Bert-Fil-Franzen
Hudler-Modano-Cleary
Eaves-Abdelkader-Helm

Brilliant!


Was this post made by you or a 4 year old?

I never said I wanted Draper even on the team. Same with a guy like Maltby who will probably get paid for playing in GR this season.

A third line of Hudler, Helm and Cleary would be arguably the best 3rd line in the league. Modano gives us more offense on the 3rd line, but we already had enough of that without him.

You can't just load a team with talent and scoring only. A guy like Asham for cheap is not a bad bargain. He's younger than Modano, so we could have him for more seasons possibly in the future.

Don't know why you made such a childish post to start your argument. My arguments were legit and mature on this. I wasn't kidding. Grow up next time before you misquote me about signing 30 tough players.


#2027826 Top 10 Swedes in NHL History

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 20 August 2010 - 06:38 PM

Regular season
Naslund - .77ppg
Zetterberg - .93ppg

Playoffs
Naslund - .69ppg
Zetterberg - .93ppg

Awards
Naslund - Lester B. Pearson
Zetterberg - Conn Smythe

Obviously Naslund's career was twice as long. He put up 60 points or more from 1998-2007. Zetterberg still has quite a few more years left and I wouldn't be surprised if his scoring pace starts to slip with age.


But I was talking about current ranking and not a projected list for the future.

Besides, with Zetteberg's health always being an issue, I'm not sure what will happen to his stats over time either.


#2027824 Penguins sign Arron Asham

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 20 August 2010 - 06:37 PM

I would have liked Asham on this team as well but I knew it wasn't coming, Wings prioritate other things, getting skills (hulder, modano) and D-depth (salei)and re-signing assets (helm, ritola, abdelkader etc) is what they do instead in the offseason.


So Brad May's making the team last year never happened?

Also, who ever said that we were lacking skill prior to the offseason? We already knew Hudler was coming back to boot.

Salei is a different thing that I've already discussed in another thread.

I just hope that it was a case of Asham only wanting to stay in Pennsylvannia, which is idiotic of him, because it only limits a guy to two teams.


#2027820 Penguins sign Arron Asham

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 20 August 2010 - 06:32 PM

iirc Asham wanted to stay in PA/near Philly.


I hope so.

I'd hate to think he was out there for the taking and we didn't bite on it.

Because Eaves, Abdelkader, or other prospects don't fight?


Not really.

They're not in his league and I don't want to see them get injured trying.

He played better these last playoffs than either of those guys did here.


#2027818 Penguins sign Arron Asham

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 20 August 2010 - 06:26 PM

Our fourth line has energy. We have Abdelkader and Eaves, among others. It's not like we have a fourth line of cowards on the team and need someone like Asham for it to stay afloat.

This is a single fourth line guy who honestly would not improve the team a hell of a lot over what he would replace. Nothing to freak out about.


But he gives us an added dimension that those guys don't.

And despite what other posters may say, it does help to have a guy on the 4th line that can drop the gloves.


#2027815 Penguins sign Arron Asham

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 20 August 2010 - 06:19 PM

Because signing a minimum wage fourth liner is something we need to get upset about?

This is what I find hillarious about some people here. They make such a fizzy about a fourth liner.


That's a bad post.

You need a complete team to win the Stanley Cup.

We wouldn't have won any Stanley Cups if it wasn't for a solid 4th line play in the playoffs. Just because they're not stars doesn't mean they're no important to the overall success.

Either you've lost all your knowledge about hockey or you just made a bad post. I thought you were smarter than that. How can you discredit a 4th line for their contributions? You think we could win all those Cups without the Grind Line? I don't. It makes the team more complete.

Asham would have made us a tougher and grittier team to play against. And for those people who ***** about fighters not scoring, he could shut them up too, because he can score. And for cheap.