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#2000730 Stanley Cup Ruined by Girlfriend

Posted by Frozen-Man on 17 June 2010 - 11:55 AM

26 Seconds in:

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#1999408 Fire sale in Chicago?

Posted by Frozen-Man on 14 June 2010 - 12:15 PM

Well, for all of what amounts to a lot of wishful thinking by Wings fans, that the Hawks get ripped apart and become one season wonders, anybody care to put their money where their mouth is? Anybody care to make a prediction for the Hawks for next season and the season next?

Here's mine: Hawks will compete for Central title both years. Hawks will make playoffs both years. Hawks will reach Conference Finals at least one more time in the next two seasons.

Anybody else care to put a prediction out there for the record?

I'm not sure if I can count newfy's statement "The hawks are absolutely f***ed next season" as I don't know what that means? Does that mean they won't make the playoffs?

I don't think the perception is that the Hawks will win 10 games next year or anything like that (at least that is not my perception). They will still be a good team, it is just that they will lose a lot of their depth and a few core players that will take them from being the hands down favorite to win the Cup (as they were this year before the season even started) to being a good team that if they get on a roll might have a chance at winning it all. They will still do well probably compete for the Central Division but won't run away with anything and may struggle quite a bit at times. It is similar (although I think a fair bit worse) than the problem that Detroit had this year. They will lose guys who will expose holes in the team (for example the importance that Sammy had here) and their margin of error related to injuries or slumps will be greatly diminished. It is not that they will be competing in the draft lottery next year rather than competing in the playoffs but rather that they have been pulled back into the well above average pack of teams and will have to fight much harder next year for any success that they achieve.

#1998104 Fire sale in Chicago?

Posted by Frozen-Man on 11 June 2010 - 09:19 AM

Also, Jonathan Toews gets a $1.3 million bonus for winning the Conn Smythe. Because it wouldn't fit on Chicago's cap from this past season, it carries over to the 2010/11 season.

Ouch, I forgot about that. Just another proverbial kick in the crotch for the Hawks. :cool:


:lol: Plus 1 for the Arrested Development reference.

"Oh, my God! We're having a fire ... sale! Oh, the burning, it burns me! Evacuate all of the school children! Ama...This isn't a fever! ... zing grace... I can't even see where the knob is!"

"No I did not book this one. I think I made the fire too real for them."


#1995770 Why Holmstrom

Posted by Frozen-Man on 07 June 2010 - 10:07 AM

:clap: Very well said, & exactly what I was looking for when I asked Why Holmstrom? I do however think there are better options

What exactly are those options? Not in the abstract but actual players who are available and that the Wings can afford?

#1995765 Why Holmstrom

Posted by Frozen-Man on 07 June 2010 - 09:48 AM

I started to go though each NHL team & cap money to compare salaries, but I just don't have the time to really investigate & not to mention that the $1.875 we gave Holmstrom could be combined with other money to sign a better forward.

Believe me, I'm not happy with Cleary's contract at all! Rafalski has been very good since coming here & in some aguments has played better than Lidstrom at times, so that one I will let go.

Not saying Rafalski outplayed Lidstrom, just justifying his salary & why I'm not that upset about it.


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#1987836 Good old Regular Season Joe

Posted by Frozen-Man on 21 May 2010 - 09:18 AM

and ONCE AGAIN(ugh) "carry their team on their back" does NOT MEAN DO IT ALL...

Pavelski has been tearing it up for San Jose and Heatley and Boyle and PPG players... "carry a team on your back" means lift them, emotionally and physically with your play... it's not all about stats, and if he can't inspire them and score goals WHEN THEY MATTER, he is a choke...

I don't even know how I have to keep explaining this to you, I really could not have made my point any clearer... UNTIL HE WINS THE BIG PRIZE, THE EARLY ROUNDS DO NOT MATTER

Visual example of carrying a team on your back:


#1986504 Ville Leino Appreciation Thread

Posted by Frozen-Man on 17 May 2010 - 05:48 PM

It's amazing what working alongside superhuman players like Pronger, Hartnell, Asham, Carcilo Lapperiere and Richards can do for a guy's confidence. I'm sure that playing under the tutilage of Assistant Coach Craig Berube hasn't hurt any either:)

I guess its amazing what playing along all those "soft Euros" like Mule, Homer, Lids, Z, and Dats can do for Eaves' and Miller's confidence. Or perhaps Leino, like a whole lot of players, may play well with a change of venue or the offense of being the odd man out and shipped to another team. :rolleyes:

Toughness of the Flyers is what made him actually get on the scoreboard more! (cuz toughness makes the puck so scared of tough players it throws itself in the net out of intimidation)

Entertainment at it's finest. ;)

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#1968179 It's Official: Happy Hudler is Back

Posted by Frozen-Man on 30 April 2010 - 01:36 PM

Don't know if you pretend to be stupid or something but generally speaking, canadians play the game with more heart, power and grit, they live their hockeylifes wanting to win the cup while euro's dream of olympic gold and whatnot, I want more power, grit and people willing to drop the gloves, too many teams take advantage of all the euro ******* that are on this team.

That must be why the Wings have been such a failure as a franchise in the recent years. :rolleyes:

#1954915 Ian Laperriere

Posted by Frozen-Man on 23 April 2010 - 12:12 PM

I still remember this game though:

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#1930705 Red Wings +1300 to Win the Cup

Posted by Frozen-Man on 02 April 2010 - 03:39 PM

I think putting money on your team is bad luck.. I will bet but never on or against the Wings, anything else is fair game

:lol: That always makes me laugh. I assume that some fans of each team in the playoffs will bet on their team to win the playoffs. I never understand is it bad luck for all the teams then, and if so which team has the most bad luck? Is it the team that has the most fans bet on them or the team whose fans be the most total money on them? :hehe: j/k

#1927867 Oh How I Hate the Capitals

Posted by Frozen-Man on 29 March 2010 - 03:54 PM

I cannot stand the Capitals because of one person, and one person only.

Bruce Boudreau.

I cannot stand how he looks, acts, speaks, whines, eats, and most of all coaches. He's never going to have successful in the playoffs until he instills at least some defensive mind into his top players.

Backstrom could be so much better of an overall player if he had a different coach...

Yet you love Crosby? I'm not one to say that Crosby is not talented, he is exceedingly talented BUT in my mind there is doubt he is a whiner. Remember when he asked the refs to make an announcement for people to stop throwing hats onto the ice after Ovechkin's goal?

#1917640 Hudler's Options

Posted by Frozen-Man on 17 March 2010 - 01:59 PM

My understanding is that it can't happen. He had to be on the roster at an earlier date I believe.

Also, why does this have to be addressed to "Hudler slappies"? Do you considered all Wings fans who like Hudler "slappies"? That's just stupid. I have to chuckle at how some Wings fans will do anything they can to diminish Hudler's perceived value to the team. The stats don't lie-- we could really use his offense right now.


#1917319 What's up with Cleary?

Posted by Frozen-Man on 16 March 2010 - 03:42 PM

No, it isn't. Nobody is 100% consistent throughout an entire year. Last year he had 40 points and had a stretch where he had only 1 point in 10 games. It happens, it's a slump, it's not a big deal.

I agree no one is 100% consistent throughout an entire year and also 10 games is a pretty small sample my post was in response to this one:

2 points in 10 games doesn't seem too out of the ordinary for someone that usually has 30-40 points a season

All I was saying is that it is out of the ordinary for a guy to have streaks like that and be a 40 point per season player, its not impossible but it is out of the ordinary. Again, look at the numbers he has a 10 game stretch where he scores .2 points per game and then for the other 72 games has to average .527 points per game to reach 40 points. Impossible . . . no not at all but definitely not ordinary.

#1917193 Red Wings GM Ken Holland hasn't given up on wandering Jiri Hudler

Posted by Frozen-Man on 16 March 2010 - 12:13 PM

He would have gotten top 6 minutes for sure rather than 13:30... you realise if you gave him Filppula's minutes with his scoring rate from last year and he'd be prorated for well over 70 points this year right? You do realise that last year he had a better scoring pace than Franzen, Zetterberg, and Filppula right? Don't try to argue, I have the stats prorated for ES, PP, and Pk time, and if Hudler switched any of their minutes he would outpreform them substancially (well Franzen by 2 points, but Z and Fil by 10+ points)

I like Jiri a lot and would be glad to have him back on the team however, you can't prorate out what a player would have if he had been given more minutes. Who knows if the would have been more worn down, less energetic than he was when his time was limited, would have meshed well with other players who also got those big minutes. There are just to many variables to say for example that if a player scores 1 point averaging 5 minutes of ice time he will automatically score 4 points when given 20 minutes of ice time. It's not a static situation and therefore not adept to static numbers.

#1917186 What's up with Cleary?

Posted by Frozen-Man on 16 March 2010 - 12:01 PM

2 points in 10 games doesn't seem too out of the ordinary for someone that usually has 30-40 points a season

2 points in 10 games comes out to 16.4 points for the season so it really is fairly out the ordinary for a 30 to 40 point player.