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#2431508 Brunner Contract Talks

Posted by Nev on 26 July 2013 - 02:51 AM

I don't care if Tatar is a ****** or arrogant or full of himself.  The only thing that matters - the ONLY thing - is that he performs on the ice.


Everything else is secondary.

#2431037 List of Lidstrom's defence partners over the years

Posted by Nev on 21 July 2013 - 03:40 AM

This was inspired by me and GMR jesting in another thread about how important Dmitri Bykov was to Lidstrom's 3rd Norris trophy, and it got me thinking to the um, variable, quality of his partners, particularly in his Norris years.  So here is my attempt to compile a season by season list.


I do require you guys help to fill in the gaps in my fading memory.  Please note I am not looking for every partner he played with that year, just his main even strength partner.


Names in Bold are Norris years, names in Italics indicate a career year for that partner.


91-92:  McCrimmon

92-93: ?/Coffey?

93-94: Coffey?

94-95: Bettman / Coffey (won Norris)

95-96: Coffey

96-97: ?/Murphy

97-98: Murphy

98-99: Murphy

99-00: Murphy

00-01:  Dandenault

01-02: Olausson

02-03: Bykov

03-04: Schneider

04-05: Bettman

05-06: Schneider

06-07: Markov

07-08: Rafalski

08-09: Rafalski

09-10: Rafalski

10-11: Rafalski



Have at it guys, I'll edit this post with updates and corrections as we go.  Thanks

#2430930 Each NHL Team's Mount Rushmore

Posted by Nev on 20 July 2013 - 02:17 AM



I just feel bad that egroen and evaunitzero aren't around anymore to set me straight.  And I say that humbly.  


Eva still posts on HFboards, and still the same unique combination of irrational man-love for Chiasson, Hudler and Kopecky, obscure statistical justifications, and well thought out, rational posts :lol:


For Buffalo, did you consider Mogilny?  Only 4 seasons, but one of the greatest goal scoring seasons in NHL history.


Only real question for Detroit is Sawchuk or Lindsay.  I think I'd go for Sawchuk personally, although when John Buccigross did this a few years ago he actually had Mike Ilitch on there, which is a great shout IMO.

#2430929 Fedorov: ‘We had the chance’ to bring Datsyuk to KHL

Posted by Nev on 20 July 2013 - 02:05 AM

Like it wasn't enough when they took my boy Bykov from us in 2003.


I'll never forgive Russia for that.  


Word.  No way Lids three-peats as Norris winner without Dmitri.

#2430449 Datsyuk Interview

Posted by Nev on 17 July 2013 - 12:42 AM


Maybe my passport says I am 35, but on the ice you get punched in the face for some reason


OK, that made me spit my breakfast out! :lol:

#2430040 Henrik and Pavel

Posted by Nev on 14 July 2013 - 02:59 PM

Honestly, the ridiculous standards that some Wings fans hold up for number retirement these days, we'd better un-retire Lindsay, Delvecchio and Abel, because they don't qualify.  Hell, even Yzerman, he's not all-NHL all-time quality, so he doesn't count either.  Just Sawchuk, Howe and Lidstrom it is.


IMO, Datsyuk is a yes.  4 more seasons and he will be ~1050 points, more than Ullman, Lindsay, Fedorov, Abel etc and good for 5th all time in Wings scoring (only Howe, Yzerman, Lidstrom and Delvecchio will have more)....throw in (at least) 3 Selkes, 4 Lady Byngs, 2 Stanley Cups and an incredible human-highlight-reel style of play and I don't see how you can say no.


Zetterberg is going to be borderline.  A lot depends on how his health holds up, and what he achieves in the 2nd half of his career.  He could easily accumulate 1000+ points, but he might need a bit more silverware.


Fedorov, by any measure should be straight up there.............except for the manner of his departure.  That was one reason why I hoped he would come back late in his career, so he could have a rapproachment with the fans/management.  Hopefully he'll appear in one of the legends games at the WC to begin his rehabilitation.

#2429980 Development Camp Day 1

Posted by Nev on 14 July 2013 - 08:21 AM

the nephtuzzi 


Win :D

#2429869 Brunner Contract Talks

Posted by Nev on 13 July 2013 - 03:05 AM

Trade Sammy and Quiency, and a 2nd round pick to the Islanders for a 7th round pick. Sign Brunner for 4 years at 2.5 per. DONE.


Sammy has an NTC.

#2429184 2013 HHoF Inductees

Posted by Nev on 10 July 2013 - 12:48 AM

Greatest moment in Chelis career?


#2429182 22 Seasons of Domination

Posted by Nev on 10 July 2013 - 12:25 AM

Maltby lookin like a playmaker here too...



Yep, did you know he scored 50 goals in junior? :P


Anyway, what impresses me the most is that only 2 teams average more than 41 wins per season, Jersey @ 43.6 and us at a whopping 47.7.  An average of 48 wins per season, over 22 seasons?  That's just insane.

#2428343 So.. what are our expectations for this roster?

Posted by Nev on 07 July 2013 - 08:04 AM

This is LGW, so anything short of going 82-0-0 and then a 16-0 run to the cup, coupled with a league record in fighting majors and trading Cleary for the 1st overall pick in 2014 will be an unmitigated disaster which can only be resolved by the instant dismissal of Holland and Babcock

#2428325 He's got the Moves Like Jagr..because he's Jaromir Jagr.....

Posted by Nev on 07 July 2013 - 01:37 AM

Just hang them up already, letting the game walk away is not the smart thing to do. Walk away from the game is a way better option


Things is, Jagr loves 2 things - money, and playing the game. 


And far too many people focus on the first and ignore his love of the second.

#2427887 Wings sign Alfredsson to 1-year, $3.5m deal (+$2m bonuses)

Posted by Nev on 06 July 2013 - 12:45 AM

I must confess this feels really weird.  Alfredsson WAS the Ottawa Senators.  I've just been over to their board and its sack-cloth and ashes time.  Imagine how we'd feel if a 40 year old Lidstrom had signed with the Kings because he felt he had a bettwe chance of a cup?


Seems bizarre reasoning to me, they're in a similar situation to us - 7/8 seed with some good kids coming through mixed with a few star players.  Are our chances of a cup really that much greater than the Sens?

#2427419 David Clarkson is a Maple Leaf

Posted by Nev on 05 July 2013 - 03:53 PM

Boston are hell to play against because they have a lot of good players.  That some of them are big and tough is just gravy.  People make the same mistake about the 07 Ducks - they were good because they had a lot of good players and had at least 1 HOF defenceman on the ice for 50 minutes a night, not because George Parros was on the 4th line.

#2427372 Filppula to Tampa 5 yr $5 million

Posted by Nev on 05 July 2013 - 03:34 PM

Thanks for everything Filps, good luck in Tampa


This.  He shut down Malkin and scored a couple of big goals in the 08 finals, and for that he gets my thanks and best wishes