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#2621989 Who is better Nyquist or Tatar?

Posted by MisterDangles on 01 August 2015 - 12:21 AM

I'm gonna be the lame one and not vote because I like them both for different reasons. Nyquist to me is more consistent and has the better chance at being a leader and top line player. Tatar is like a great sidekick that can be clutch for his team with excitement and his flash. His enthusiasm may bother some but I absolutely love it on a team that has so many laid back players. 


P.S. I had a choice to choose between a Nyquist and Tatar jersey and I chose Tats.....maybe that's my answer?

#2622061 Who is the better player Zetterberg or Toews. Prime vs. Present

Posted by martinezsvsu on 01 August 2015 - 08:09 PM

Man over boy
Beard over weird chops
Euro twins over toews kane boy love

#2622045 Who is the better player Zetterberg or Toews. Prime vs. Present

Posted by martinezsvsu on 01 August 2015 - 04:16 PM

What about head to head matchup? One vs the other? Who would you put money on?Imagine its game 7 of cup finals and both are going up against the other.


#2622057 Then and Now: Tatar vs Hudler

Posted by number9 on 01 August 2015 - 06:22 PM

I think if Tatar is going to be a top level player in this league, this could be the year. Same with Nyquist.

I'd like to see Huds repeat this last season. Not so sure he will.

#2621802 Jonathan Quick on snipers, including Datsyuk

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 29 July 2015 - 02:38 PM

Jonathan Quick has a piece in the Player's Tribune on snipers in the NHL.  It's a good read an an interesting perspective on goaltending.  He picks Datsyuk as one of the snipers to highlight. 






Most guys have a little tell. You look at where the puck is in relation to their feet, or the way they’re bending their knees to get ready to shoot, and you just know what’s going to happen before it happens. But the problem with Datsyuk is that he fools you with his intentions. He will be way out on the wall with his hands, feet, and eyes positioned for a cross-ice pass — and it’s the right decision. It’s what 99 percent of players will do in that situation. So you instantly start cheating your eyes over to where he’s going to pass. Next thing you know — what the hell? — the puck is behind you in the net. He shot it. Who shoots from there? Datsyuk shoots from there.


#2621691 Line combos for 97, 98 Cups?

Posted by number9 on 28 July 2015 - 10:01 AM

It'd be interesting to see how many minutes McCarty logged on average during those two playoffs.  I doubt it was typical of a first liner.  I'm guessing Bowman moved Yzerman around and also guessing many of Yzerman's points came on the powerplay.  
Abby is a more capable offensive player than McCarty.  Not top line material, but still more capable.  

Not even close.

McCarty was 3rd in TOI among forwards in the 98 playoffs. Only Yzerman and Fedorov had more ice time as forwards.

For a man who loves tough guys, you drastically underrate McCarty's ability as an actual hockey player.

His downfall was his lifestyle catching up with him in his later years.

#2621657 Line combos for 97, 98 Cups?

Posted by Barrie on 27 July 2015 - 08:52 PM


I believe you need to flip Lapointe and McCarty, but I could be wrong.  


Don't remember at all what line Holmstrom played on in the 1998 playoffs.  Did he play with Yzerman and McCarty?  


I think you're correct on both. I remember Sandstrom-Yzerman-McCarty line in 1997, and Holmstrom-Yzerman-McCarty in 1998. I remember too in the 1998 Final, Scotty would load up the top line with Shanahan-Yzerman-Fedorov sometimes.


But as already mentioned, Scotty would change the line combos every shift.

#2621669 Line combos for 97, 98 Cups?

Posted by number9 on 27 July 2015 - 11:08 PM

The top 3 lines were very interchangable from what i remember. Meaning they could all have been considered the "top line".

Yzerman was signicially slower in the late 90s. But the game itself wasnt that fast to begin with so he thrived. From what i remember atleast
Aye, Z and Pav would get chewed up if they didnt have a net front presence or some grit on their line.

I just dont remember what McCarty brought to yzermans line. The obvious answer is grit but i feel like there was more to it


97 finals game 4 break away goal. Nuff said.

#2621506 Jim Devellano on Mantha's play: "Very disappointing"

Posted by rick zombo on 24 July 2015 - 01:37 PM

You mean bumped up past all the escort spam?  ;)


You call it "spam". I call it a resourse. :lol:

#2619885 Watch the Final Development Camp Scrimmage

Posted by Shaman on 09 July 2015 - 05:37 PM

Svechnikov's goal was pretty great. A lot of good things on that play. Him and Larkin go to the dirty areas, they don't give up on the play, and Svech doesn't over think and shoots when he has the open net.

#2619382 Free agents this off season

Posted by LeftWinger on 07 July 2015 - 11:09 AM

Pulk needs to be utilized correctly. Put him with Jurco and Sheahan and use him in the slot in the PP. Rocket shot, needs to stay out of the checking role. Calder candidate if he is used correctly. I believe Blash will do so.

#2618334 Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

Posted by TheDetroitRedWings on 01 July 2015 - 04:15 PM

A good signing.  I know he can't play defense, but we have plenty of defensive minded defenseman.  We just needed one person who can actually move the puck and shoot the puck well. Kronwall has regressed with his shooting.  


Plus, Green is a right handed shot.  

Another great aspect of this signing! Not only a perfect fit for what we need. But also finally a big time right handed shot at the point!

#2618428 Now for a #2 C.

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 01 July 2015 - 04:56 PM

Are you living in the past? Abby hits everything that moves, he battles for pucks goes into corners, and is coming off a 23 goal 44 point season. Not to mention this is a contract year for him, so he may even put up 55 points


44 points is good for a 1st liner playing with Z and Nyqyist?


Maybe in a lockout shortened season it is.  A talented winger would have scored more than 44 points on the first line with two talented linemates like he had.  I won't deny that he battles for pucks and plays hard, but a 1st liners top priority should be putting up lots of points.  

#2617838 Weiss bought out (confirmed)

Posted by number9 on 01 July 2015 - 09:12 AM

I recall Weiss, Alfie, and Clarkson as the big three that year.

And Lecavallier. Which is why I'm fine with standing pat this year.

#2617835 Weiss bought out (confirmed)

Posted by Jesusberg on 01 July 2015 - 09:11 AM

As much as Weiss was a bust here, Babcock didn't do him any favors by burying him. Weiss would have stretches of solid play, then somehow wind up in the 4th line, RW position. I can get behind the idea that Weiss being put on the wing was the give him less responsibility, but when he put up some points, he was rewarded with a demotion.

Always got the vibe that Babcock didn't like the way Weiss competed (didn't compete) for the puck. Cared more about how the player played, and not the result of his play. Same with Kindl, IMO.