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Man Games Lost

16 April 2015 - 12:58 PM

I found an interesting website that studies man games lost and overall impact on team. Not sure I entirely understand it yet, but found it informative.  Anybody else know this website?

 

I've attached the link below.  This shows the total man games lost since 2009-2010.

 

 

http://www.mangamesl...09-2010-season/

 

 

 

It appears the teams that have won the Cup since that time were the teams with the fewest injuries. 


No Scoring and No Fighting

13 April 2015 - 01:18 PM

No this thread is not about the Wings.  

 

So the league leader in points this year was Jamie Benn, with a whopping 87 points. Ovechkin led the league in goals with 53.  Only two other players even hit 40 goals!  Only 15 players hit 30 goals.    

 

I know this is the era of butterfly, oversized pad goaltending, but this can't be what Bettman and company want to see.  You'd think all the top players in the league spent the season overseas when you look at these stats atop the leaderboards.  

 

Oh and only 16 players hit 100+ PIM, with only 4 of those players hitting 150+ PIM.  I can't imagine that happening any other time in a full season in the modern era.  

 

To sum up, this "new NHL" has no scoring and no fighting.  I guess if you're a fan of big goalies swallowing up pucks, you'll love today's game.   :sleepy:

 

 

Oh I almost forgot.  There's parity, so that makes everything more fun to watch, despite the fact that nobody scores, hits or fights.  Parity is what really counts here folks.  


Ranking Wings Players by Draft Order

11 November 2014 - 02:13 PM

So just for the hell of it, I ranked current Wings players based on where they were drafted in their respective draft years.  Obviously, many of these players were drafted by other teams. 

 

 

Weiss - 4th overall

Cleary - 13th overall

Kindl - 19th overall

Sheahan - 21st overall

Smith - 27th overall

Kronwall - 29th overall

Jurco - 35th overall

Abdelkader -  42nd overall 

Tatar - 60th overall

Howard - 64th overall

Nestrasil - 75th overall

Andersson - 88th overall

Franzen - 97th overall 

Nyquist - 121st overall

Quincey - 132nd overall

Helm - 132nd overall

Datsyuk - 171st overall

Miller - 186th overall

Zetterberg - 210th overall

Ericsson - 291st overall

 

Glendening -undrafted

Gustavsson - undrafted

DeKeyser- undrafted

Lashoff - undrafted


NHL Trivia: Team Leaders in Goals, Assists, Wins, PIMS

18 July 2014 - 12:19 PM

This is probably the last trivia I'll do.  It's also my favorite one I've done so far.  Basically, you have to name each team's all time leader in goals, assists, goalie wins and penalty minutes.

 

I thought this would be the hardest test, but I did really good.  Got 114/120 right.  

 

Some of the ones were impossible.  I typed in the name of every goon, enforcer, thug and criminal I could think of, and still couldn't come up with the Rangers all time PIMS leader.  Blues' leader in goalie wins was a tough one also.

 

Anyway, enjoy.

 

 

Hint:  If you're having a tough time with the PIMS one, just think of power forwards of the 90's.  That one worked pretty well for at least three of the teams on there.  

 

 

https://www.sporcle....hl_team_leaders

 

 

 

 


Favorite Dan Cleary Moment or Play

14 July 2014 - 01:54 PM

I figured there's not enough Dan Cleary threads around, so we should have another one  Quite simply, what was your favorite Dan Cleary moment or play?

 

For me, there's always been one answer, and it is the penalty shot goal he scored on Kiprusoff in game 5 of the 2007 WCQF.  

 

If you remember, the Wings had choked in the playoffs the previous three seasons, as a higher seed playing against a lesser seed.  The season before, we had been embarrassed by an 8 seeded Edmonton team.  Once again, in 2007, the Wings were the top seed heading into the postseason.  We beat Calgary the first two games at home, but they tied it at 2-2 in Calgary.  Coming back home, everyone thought the Wings were on their way to another choke against an 8 seed.  There was a lot of tension and panic around (and I wasn't even on LGW then).  

 

The game was 0-0 in the 2nd period, until Cleary got a penalty shot.  This is what happened next.  

 

 

 

We went on to win that game comfortably and the next game in double OT, and went to the WCF.  It's technically not the biggest goal he scored for the Wings (the one against Anaheim was), but the Wings needed that goal, because we might have been facing another choke job in the first round and a possible dismantling of the team.  It was also a great move against a top goalie.    

 

What's your favorite Cleary play?