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#2675852 WCSF : Nashville Predators vs. San Jose Sharks

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 12 May 2016 - 10:11 PM

Hopefully, the Sharks will win the Cup.  I don't like the other three teams.  




#2675780 WCSF : St. Louis Blues vs. Dallas Stars

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 11 May 2016 - 08:43 PM

Would the Stars give us anything for Howard?  




#2675746 Doug Houda hired as an assistant coach

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 11 May 2016 - 03:21 PM

Our penalty kill has been way too passive in recent years, using a smaller box, trying to take away passing and shooting lanes. In Boston, Houda's penalty kill has had a very aggressive setup, using a bigger box, pressuring the puck carrier. I think this is a much better setup, which is well represented by their higher ranked penalty kill every season over the past 5+ years.

Boston are always toward the top of the league in short-handed goals for, while we're always toward the bottom. Using an aggressive setup with speed and skill will create opportunities short handed. Houda's PK TOI leaders were Bergeron, Marchand, Eriksson and Krejci, aka skill and speed. I'd love to see our penalty kill with Glendening and Larkin on one unit, and Helm (Sheahan if Helm walks) and Athanasiou on the other unit. Speed kills.

Boston has also had better defensive numbers over the past 5+ seasons under Houda, with the exception of this past season where both were bad.

Of course personnel is a huge factor in all of this, so if Holland can bring in a top pair defenseman, I think Houda has the ability to turn the defense and penalty kill around in a big way...

 

I hate it when we collapse on the PK.  Especially when we refuse to block shots.  We give up too many clean point shots.  I'd like to see a more aggressive style of penalty killing.  If you're playing the 1984 Oilers, maybe that's not a good idea, but for most opponents, I'd be more aggressive.  




#2675687 ECSF : Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Washington Capitals

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 10 May 2016 - 10:20 PM

Damn. Pens win.

 

The Caps will never win the Cup. Poor Ovi.

 

I feel bad for him.

 

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#2675684 ECSF : Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Washington Capitals

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 10 May 2016 - 10:17 PM

Did Washington even touch the puck in overtime?




#2675625 Doug Houda hired as an assistant coach

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 10 May 2016 - 03:15 PM

Hou dat?

 

He played for some of those fun Wings teams in the late 80's.  




#2675427 ECSF : New York Islanders vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 08 May 2016 - 07:22 PM

Steve Yzerman gets his team to yet another Conference Finals.  Just keep making Kenny look stupid.  




#2675349 Kentucky Derby: Nyquist

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 07 May 2016 - 07:55 PM

Owner is a Wings fan.

 

And he chose Nyquist of all people?  I would have named it Downey or Lilja.  




#2675177 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 05 May 2016 - 01:07 PM

This thread needs more Borat and Trump.  Less girly men talk.  




#2675151 ECSF : Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Washington Capitals

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 04 May 2016 - 10:39 PM

He would make guys like Radulov look like bottom tier players there 

 

He can come to Detroit and play with stalwarts like Richards and Helm.  I'm sure he'll be thrilled.  




#2674832 The Missed Chances: '03, '04, '06

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 01 May 2016 - 09:43 PM

10 years ago today.  How time flies.  

 

 

 

Yzerman's last game.

 

Shanny's last game as a Wing

 

Jason Williams' idiotic penalty

 

Legace threatens to hang himself (but doesn't) 




#2674451 This hits the nail on the head......

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 29 April 2016 - 12:11 PM

Good read.  I now have some new Holland quotes to add to my list.  

 

My favorite is still "I don't know why they're not coming here"




#2674368 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 28 April 2016 - 09:09 PM

Basically. It was supposed to be a Red Wings arena but it's turned into a Little Caeser thing. Mike Illitch trolled us hard. 

 

Would be one thing if tax payer money wasn't involved. 

 

Even the WWE wouldn't treat its fans this way.  




#2674242 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 28 April 2016 - 03:38 PM

Other than Jobing.Com Arena (which sounded like "jobber" to me), this may be the worst name of an arena in league history.  




#2674176 Official - Little Caesars Arena

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 28 April 2016 - 11:12 AM

How do you go from the best arena name in the country to *that*?

 

That's what I was thinking.  Would there be any issue with calling the new arena "Joe Louis Arena" also?  

 

The Yankees didn't rename Yankee Stadium despite tearing it down.  Is there a distance requirement to how far the new arena must be to keep the same name?  I never heard of that.