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#2372515 Larry Murphy Fired by FSD

Posted by Nev on 23 March 2013 - 06:37 AM

They said they just needed a change, ratings weren't what they were


And of course, replacing the #2 colour guy will see the ratings shoot up?  I hate it when management give BS excuses to staff.

#2372503 Selanne hints at retirement still being far off

Posted by Nev on 23 March 2013 - 04:14 AM

Just read that last nights goal was his 671st - incredible!  Didn't realise he had quite that many goals.  Incredible to think what his totals might be without having to suffer 3 lockouts and play his best years in the Dead Puck era.

#2369914 Time to blow it up and rebuild

Posted by Nev on 16 March 2013 - 04:00 AM

If I had come to this forum before going to NHL.com to check the result, I would have concluded we had lost - based upon the top half dozen threads all being of the trade/buyout/sack everybody type.


This season has been the worst for knee-jerk reaction threads after every loss.  If we're going to get a glut of knee-jerk reaction threads after every win, well, lets just say there aren't enough facepalms in all the world for that :dntknw: 

#2365662 Would you trade for Brian Campbell?

Posted by Nev on 06 March 2013 - 03:21 AM

We're not talking about the Brian Campbell who we ripped to shreds in the 2009 WCF, right?  Cos that guy was so defensively awful we simply have to be talking about another Brian Campbell, right?  Right?

#2364993 3/5 GDT : Avalanche 1 at Red Wings 2

Posted by Nev on 05 March 2013 - 12:06 PM

Wings win 14-3, Datsyuk with a goal and 13 assists.  Cleary and Abdelkader with one assist each.

#2364378 3/3 GDT : Blackhawks 2 at Red Wings 1 (SO)

Posted by Nev on 03 March 2013 - 03:32 PM

Totally agree!!!! these shootouts and points for losing in the 5 min OT have ruined NHL records--you cant compare the Blackhawks run with the 1980 Flyers, the Flyers had no shootouts and OT's and even in the beginning of the OT era (1983) you didnt get any points for losing in the OT.


The "ruining NHL records" is such an absurd argument against any rule change.  There have been significant rule changes throughout the history of the sport - how far back do you want to go?  Shall we eliminate the forward pass?  Y'know, just so we can compare eras?


Regarding the game, its clear the Blackhawks are a very good team.  Whether that means they'll be a very good team come playoff time, or they'll use up or their luck in the regular season remains to be seen.


For Detroit - Flip and Bert can't come back quick enough.  Poor, poor Pavel :(

#2363236 Emmerton

Posted by Nev on 01 March 2013 - 01:03 PM

Why was the 4th line on the ice against the Kopitar line in the first place?

#2361921 Hudler/Brunner

Posted by Nev on 27 February 2013 - 12:38 PM

Brunner is much better. He's bigger, stronger, shoots better, is a vastly better skater, and is neither one-dimensional nor a huge liability on defense as Hudler was. Maybe Hudler is a better passer, but that's about it.


Yeah, but does Brunner have his own internet meme?



#2361642 Brunner Equals Clutch/Work on Signing *merged

Posted by Nev on 26 February 2013 - 04:57 PM

This. Make it $2.2 - 2.8M.


Noone is going to offer 3.5M+ for a 3 year contract. Why?


a) his current goal scoring stats are overrated (a couple of goals were useless, a few could and would be scored by ANYone, 2-3 were good, but only 2-4 were great)


They don't ask how, they ask how many.  Phil Esposito scored a bazillion goals from within 2 feet of the goal that "anyone" could have scored.



He'll get a 1 year around $2M....why? Because Holland will tell the agent "lets see what he does over an 82 game season and then we'll talk long term..."


And then Brunner's agent says "Byeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee" :bye1:

#2361005 2/24 GDT : Canucks 3 at Red Wings 8

Posted by Nev on 25 February 2013 - 01:38 AM

WTF is all this 2.0 bull? Can't a player be a player? Brunner is Brunner...period. He has 10 goals in 19 games, which would equate to apprx. 42 goals over an entire season. He is/was a great find and we have Stacy Roest to thank for him, not Andersson, not Holland.  He should be re-signed, he should get about $2M and he should be our best scorer since Hossa. He has proven he can play in the NHL and deserves to stay. No way Holland lets this guy walk, he didn't cost him an asset or a draft pick. He is found money basically.  But in no way is he anyone 2.0...he is Damien Brunner and he has arrived in the NHL...Thank you Stacy.


1)  People compare his playing style to Brett Hull.  How would you describe him to someone who's never seen him play?  A bit like Brett Hull.


2)  When Roest sent Holland the email about Brunner, Brunner was already on the Wings radar, and they had already seen him play several times.


3)  The 2013 Detroit Bi-Polars - always finding a way to do what you least expect! :lol:

#2360263 Trade Deadline buyers or sellers?

Posted by Nev on 24 February 2013 - 02:09 PM

If Gaustad and Quincey were worth a 1st, what do thing Iginla will cost?  And the answer isn't Mursak, Cleary and a 4th.

#2360165 Pavel Datsyuk dangles the entire Predators team!

Posted by Nev on 24 February 2013 - 04:46 AM

If he retires after next year, he will not get in. 300 goals and 550 assists will be a good total, but not good enough for the HOF. Over 1000 pts and he's a lock. Over 500 goals and 750 assists and he's first ballad.


I don't agree with such a line of reasoning, but unfortunately thats the way it is.  The HOF favours good players who have a long career (Cicarelli) over great players who have a shorter career (Lindros).   I doubt the fact that Pav has lost over 100 games to lockouts, was a late bloomer, and never had his totals boosted by playing in the 80s and early 90s will be taken into account. 


I hope I'm wrong and that 4 Lady Byngs, 2 Selkes, 2 Stanley Cups and the most amazing skillset I've ever seen will be enough.

#2359764 2/23 GDT : Nashville Predators 0 at Red Wings 4

Posted by Nev on 23 February 2013 - 03:35 PM

We haven't won 14-3 for a while, I got a feeling tonight could be the night..........Datsyuk with a goal and 13 assists.

#2358658 Pavel Datsyuk dangles the entire Predators team!

Posted by Nev on 21 February 2013 - 04:05 PM

Great new Datsyuk video.  We are so lucky, not just to get to watch this man, but to live in the youtube era so his incredible back-catalogue of highlights will never be lost, and when we tell future generations "yeah, but you never saw Dats play" we can show them stuff like this.


#2358530 Dan Cleary appreciation thread

Posted by Nev on 21 February 2013 - 04:22 AM

This thread makes me sad, since Cleary is a shell of a man preciselybecause he's given so much for the team over the years.  So lets remember the good times for a while, eh?