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#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?

 




#2358183 Pavel Datsyuk dangles the entire Predators team!

Posted by Nev on 20 February 2013 - 01:58 AM

Your line-mates are Cleary and Abdelkader - what's a man to do?




#2357549 Jordin Tootoo

Posted by Nev on 19 February 2013 - 03:33 PM

Wondering if we'll see him drop the gloves tonight - team is on a losing skid, he's not fought for a few games, he might feel the need to provide a spark.




#2357511 Howard = Average

Posted by Nev on 19 February 2013 - 12:50 PM

This thread is just wrong, plain wrong.  Howard, while not being necessarily elite, is a very solid goaltender.  I just think the Wings need to find a competent backup to spell him more often and give him rest.  I firmly believe the gets worn out playing as much as he does.  People seem to forget that he was putting up Vezina type numbers before getting the injury bug last season.

 

Being a Detroit 'tender is one of the most thankless jobs in all of Detroit sports and it's really obnoxious.  It couldn't possibly be the defense a lot of nights.

 

Very good point.  We were playing great up until the point he and Dats got injured.  When they came back, they weren't the same players, and we weren't the same team.

 

I also remember being 0-3 down to the Sharks in the playoffs, and being lucky to have nil, and Jimmy (and Pav) were the only players showing up.




#2355783 Sens Karlsson suffers lacerated Achilles tendon

Posted by Nev on 15 February 2013 - 03:05 PM

Wow, I mean what are the chances, that two of the dirtiest, most hated players in the entire NHL have both "accidentally" stomped on an opponent with their skate?  Poor old Pronger and Cooke, these guys can't buy a break eh?  Just making a hockey play, and they both have the misfortune to stomp on their opponents.

 

I mean, how come this kind of bad luck never happens to Datsyuk or St Louis?  A sucker just can't catch an even break... :(




#2355363 Babcock: Is he the right guy going forward?

Posted by Nev on 14 February 2013 - 01:34 AM

If he Babcock isn't the right guy going forward, you need to come up with a serious, realistic option of a better coach who is available.

 

We're 5th in the west with no 3rd or 4th lines, a bunch of 6/7 guys on defence and a bucketload of injuries.  What more do you want?




#2354572 Biggest mistake Red Wings have done

Posted by Nev on 13 February 2013 - 01:39 AM

Miller has been a great asset...

 

For a guy who was picked up on waivers, I don't think you can complain.

 

The Roy trade, I have seen before a list of what Montreal supposedly wanted, and it didn't include Fedorov, it was a bunch of depth players who would have been easily replaced.  Look at what it cost Colorado for Roy (and Keane as well) - Thibault, Rucinsky and Kovalenko.

 

I'm going to throw in as my selection picking Keith Primeau with the 3rd overall pick in the 1990 draft ahead of Jagr.  Primeau was a decent player who helped get us Shanahan in the end, but he was Jagr,




#2354361 Brunner's rookie status?

Posted by Nev on 12 February 2013 - 01:57 AM

We have had a lot of finalists for it though.

McCourt, Foligno, Yzerman, Fedorov,  Datsyuk (I'm pretty sure) and Zetterberg.

 

Lidstrom too, he got 60-odd points but lost out to Bure.  Still can't believe that Zetterberg lost to Jackman....




#2353512 Doug Wilson: goalie pads are too big.

Posted by Nev on 10 February 2013 - 04:25 AM

I remember an article from 10 years ago in the Freep, where they interviewed Yzerman, Hull, Robitaille and Shanahan (so over 2000 NHL goals then), and they all said the number one reason for the decline in scoring back then was goalie equipment.  Hull admitted to actually trying to hurt Hasek in practise once, and Hasek didn't even notice.  I also remember one of them saying that there was a time when you could score with a really good slapper, but with the big equipment it was impossible without a screen and/or deflection.

 

You can have a stick made out of kryptonite, but if the goalie equipment is so big that the entire net is covered, you ain't gunna score.




#2353114 Franzen spear on Perron

Posted by Nev on 09 February 2013 - 01:10 PM




#2353112 Sochi is less than a year away; Team USA predictions

Posted by Nev on 09 February 2013 - 01:01 PM

Very true I stand corrected.

 

But looking at their past history they have had English players probably more so than any other Premier League team.

 

So I stand corrected again.

 

You can always go back and edit your post to Man City or Chelsea to make me look stupid ;)  I would say Arsenal, but they haven't won anything for 8 years :D




#2352863 2/7 GDT : Red Wings 5 at St. Louis Blues 1

Posted by Nev on 08 February 2013 - 02:01 AM

LOL, the 2013 Detroit Bi-Polars in full effect :D  3 & 4th lines 1 point in 9 games, combine for 8 points in this one :D