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#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.


#2621598 Holtby Asking for $8M

Posted by Buppy on 25 July 2015 - 10:58 PM

Silly debate. Stats are information. A tool. Scouts would use them as much or more than anyone. They've been around for decades. Over the years, more have been added/tracked. Even analytics aren't entirely new. Just a natural progression. More information is always better, provided you can understand the information. The advanced metrics still need a lot of work before we really understand them enough to make good use of them, but once teams start understanding them they will be a valuable resource, and that's why teams are hiring "stat guys". Stats aren't a replacement for scouting, they are a part of it. 

#2618808 Holland doesn't expect to be busy this offseason

Posted by FlashyG on 02 July 2015 - 10:04 PM

Another couple Holland off-season gifs.


CKHnySL.gif othgDj7.gif

#2617758 Weiss bought out (confirmed)

Posted by Playmaker on 30 June 2015 - 08:58 PM

I know Wings fans hate to hear it, but Weiss and Alfredsson were considered the top 2 free agents that summer. 

#2609861 Slava Fetisov: Giant Hypocrite.

Posted by sibiriak on 23 May 2015 - 11:16 AM

NHL RFA players can go to the KHL. Drafted players can go to the KHL. Fetisov wants all Russians to have to stay in Russia until they're 28, not just be bound to their contracts.

No, he didn't say that. He said that all players, foreign or domestic should be subject to RFA rules before they are 27, so, and I quote, "Rich clubs can't buy up all the best players." He refers here to so called "oligarkh" clubs: SKA St Petersburg, Avangard Omsk, Ak Bars Kazan and some others. The letters NHL never crossed his lips in this interview.

#2609758 Slava Fetisov: Giant Hypocrite.

Posted by sibiriak on 22 May 2015 - 04:33 PM

Guys, please save your indignation. I just listened to Fetisov interview where he allegedly said what you are all railing about. Well, he didn't. He said that KHL needs Russian Labor laws amended, so they can introduce RFA status for younger players (up tp 27 years old), like the NHL does. As law stands now, any Russian player (or any other employee) can break his contract and effectively become a UFA on their own initiative and with 2 weeks notice,

I am not Fetisov's greatest fan, he said and did a few things I disadree with since he left for Russia, but this time. he is not guilty of what he is accused of..

#2602651 At What Point Does Holland Deserve Blame?

Posted by kipwinger on 28 April 2015 - 10:22 AM

Only on LGW does a GM "deserve blame" for building an almost entirely homegrown roster, making the playoffs for the zillionth time in a row, and being poised to upset a better team in the first round. 


The only thing Ken Holland hasn't done is play/coach the actual game itself. 


Has he made some mistakes over the years?  Sure.  Have those mistakes seriously inhibited our chances of being competitive?  The results certainly suggest otherwise.


Or is he supposed to make no mistakes whatsoever?

#2601307 ECQF Game 5 GDT : Red Wings 4, at Lightning 0 (DET leads series, 3-2)

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 26 April 2015 - 08:29 PM

That  Kate Perry sign from a Jets fan was just pure gold

Right, because again, women are weak and inferior and feminizing a man must be the ultimate insult! Boy howdy, they showed him!

#2601215 2015 Round 1 Photoshop War: Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by vladdy16 on 26 April 2015 - 02:03 PM

All over Twitter from Wikipedia:



#2597359 2015 Round 1 Photoshop War: Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by megocallaghan on 21 April 2015 - 06:13 PM


Love this.

#2597031 2015 Round 1 Photoshop War: Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by wingslogo19 on 21 April 2015 - 09:39 AM




This is awesome!

#2593078 No Scoring and No Fighting

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 13 April 2015 - 11:24 PM

No this thread is not about the Wings.  


So the league leader in points this year was Jamie Benn, with a whopping 87 points. Ovechkin led the league in goals with 53.  Only two other players even hit 40 goals!  Only 15 players hit 30 goals.    


I know this is the era of butterfly, oversized pad goaltending, but this can't be what Bettman and company want to see.  You'd think all the top players in the league spent the season overseas when you look at these stats atop the leaderboards.  


Oh and only 16 players hit 100+ PIM, with only 4 of those players hitting 150+ PIM.  I can't imagine that happening any other time in a full season in the modern era.  


To sum up, this "new NHL" has no scoring and no fighting.  I guess if you're a fan of big goalies swallowing up pucks, you'll love today's game.   :sleepy:


Oh I almost forgot.  There's parity, so that makes everything more fun to watch, despite the fact that nobody scores, hits or fights.  Parity is what really counts here folks.  

There's a flaw in your reasoning. Just because there's less 30 and 40 goal scorers doesn't necessarily mean there's less scoring. To me, it means the defensive side of the has improved so that teams have learned to neutralize stars so that they can't rack up the goals.


You'd have to look total league-wide goals scored to see if scoring is up or down. I found this chart for average goals per game:




It actually shows that scoring has been pretty steady. Especially for the past 5 years. This current period is actually up from 97-03. 05-09 was a bit higher. After 1996 is the point where scoring dropped off significantly. Since then, it's been down, up then settled between the two levels. It doesn't fit so well into your "league is becoming less and less exciting" argument.

#2580776 Helm injury update and a very good one too

Posted by FireCaptain on 12 March 2015 - 01:22 PM

Quit blaming the line combos on Babcock's perceived insanity. Pavel ASKED for Glendening.


Can we all just trust that the PROFESSIONALS usually have a really good idea what they're doing?


Edit: forgot the link: http://redwings.nhl....vid=DL|DET|home



DETROIT – Pavel Datsyuk has done it before, taking replaceable fourth liners and making them into valuable additions to the Red Wings’ top scoring line.

His latest reclamation project is Luke Glendening, the gritty fourth-line center who has arguably been the team’s most trustworthy penalty killer this season.


Pav wanted someone to work,” coach Mike Babcock said when asked about Glendening’s ascent. "He’s the guy who said ‘Put Glennie with me.’ So I put Glennie with him.”

Glendening is the latest bottom-six forward to join Datsyuk on the Wings’ top line, following Justin Abdelkader and Darren Helm, amongst others, who in the past worked as reliable puck retrievers for the Magic Man.

#2578188 Both FLA goaltenders injured in same game

Posted by amato on 04 March 2015 - 09:09 AM

speaking of Florida.... :P 



#2574966 2/26 GDT : Red Wings 3 at San Jose Sharks 2

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 26 February 2015 - 12:44 PM

Flashback -