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In Topic: Howard punching crybaby shirt

26 March 2010 - 11:26 PM

Love it!

In Topic: Detroit isn't that great at Drafting

05 July 2009 - 09:48 PM

If Kronwall, Filpulla, and Hudler had been playing for Florida, all three would have over 300 games in the NHL by now, and players like Mowers and Helm would have been in the NHL a year and a half ago. They take it slow and it works, but it also negatively impacts on the stats you’re examining.

Exactly what I was thinking. And there are a lot of people who Detroit has drafted who would have played for other teams for 200+ games before they were given up on. Detroit's roster has been so solid that we've not had to test these guys out and were able to let them develop.

The man does have a point though to be made. Detroits player development is better then their scouting. The fact Datysuk, Franzen and Zetterberg being drafted in later rounds doesn't prove the scouting is good, it proves the development is good. It's not like the scouts said, "Hey, this Zetterberg guy is the next great player, lets draft him later." If the scouts were blown away, they would've drafted these guys in the first few rounds. The fact that the players drafted before Z, Dats etc. didn't make it to the NHL points to bad scouting, or the simple fact that, the majority of players drafted in the first few rounds, don't make it to the NHL anyways. The player development is surely top notch, and the fact that Detroit's first rounders are busts, is more a testament to the players themselves not succeeding.

I don't agree. I think that development and scouting are equally as good. I think that the fact that we are able to draft quality players later is a testament to our scouting. I think that says we are looking where others aren't. If nobody knows about this great Zetterberg guy why draft him early. If you are confident he will be around later then use your early picks to take chances on guys who might have been noticed by other teams.

Our "luck" at drafting late can alternatively be explained as other teams poor scouting ability.

If you are looking where others aren't or are seeing talent where others aren't, then you don't have to draft early.I think they very well may have been able to say, "Hey, this Zetterberg guy is the next great player and the best part is, NOBODY knows about him so we don't have to use/waste an early pick on him."

In Topic: Holland dissappointed with the revised schedule

29 May 2009 - 04:04 AM

QUOTE (Phazon @ May 29, 2009 - 04:45AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

agreed, complete BS by the league. The series should had started sunday atleast.

"Next Up, Ken Holland fined $10,000 for disagreeing with league decision makers. "

I can't believe it happen like this either. But all we can do now is hope we win game 1 and 2 anyway. When we do that, the team will have even more bragging rights.

I'd absolutely love it if we won the first two home games and then at least won one of the first two away games. Wouldn't that put bettman's panties in a wad.

In Topic: WCSF GAME 6 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Ducks 2

13 May 2009 - 03:49 AM

I wouldn't be surprised if the NHL decided to suspend Hossa and Datsyuk instead.

I just wouldn't be surprised.