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P. Marlowe

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#2656593 Happy 20th Anniversary, LGW!

Posted by Matt on 29 February 2016 - 09:14 PM

Thanks, guys!

I apologize for not seeing this sooner. I've been out of pocket for the last couple of weeks due to the loss of a family member and just got back tonight -- and I have to say seeing this thread brought a smile to my face. Technically the actual 'birth' of the site is September 15th, 1996 -- right around training camp for the 1996-97 season and at that stage it didn't even have a message board. It was started on GeoCities and consisted of the cheesiest of tiled ice backgrounds, a picture of Steve Yzerman saluting the crowd from the bench after scoring his 500th career goal on Patrick Roy and a bit of text about what I was planning on doing with the site.


I really wish I had some of the stuff from those first years. After a couple seasons on GeoCities the site moved to be one of a few fan sites on PuckPlace.com, then to a server that was hosted by the previous owners of HockeysFuture.com and then eventually to where it is now (and where it has remained for the bulk of those past 20 years.)


I started this place as a bored 17-year old living in the sticks in SE Michigan and it has followed me to college, marriage, a career and two beautiful daughters of 9 and 10 (!). It's been crazy. Life has gotten in the way often and I haven't been able to dedicate as much time as I'd like to the site (and I'm always saying I'm going to get refocused) -- so I really, really appreciate the comments here and the help the moderation team has provided over the years. It's invaluable.


Thank you!

#2636398 11/10 GDT : Washington Capitals at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Posted by NerveDamage on 11 November 2015 - 12:57 AM

Not in my house!

Not in My House!

#2626096 Zidlicky finds new home with Islanders

Posted by themcityblues on 20 September 2015 - 03:19 PM

I loved Zids and wished he come back, but now I can root for him on the Islanders, a team I am liking more and more

#2624764 Howard's New Mask

Posted by Mckinley25 on 05 September 2015 - 12:28 PM

I don't really like the air brush design style that most helmets utilize, it looks too state fair tshirt boothy.

#2624228 Curtis Glencross regrets taking hometown discount

Posted by Mckinley25 on 31 August 2015 - 11:04 AM

I am not bitter at all that these guys are making this kind of money. I am just not going to feel empathy for a player because his last contract was 10 million over 4 years and not 12.5 million over 4 years.

I don't think they're asking for your empathy, they're just being interviewed.

#2623201 Red Wings Sign D Robbie Russo

Posted by T.Low on 16 August 2015 - 03:13 PM

Article from Chicago area regarding Russo

"Unlike Hawks prospect Ryan Hartman, a West Dundee, Ill. native, and Hawks backup goaltender Scott Darling, a Lemont, Ill. native, Russo did not grow up a Hawks fan despite the proximity to the team. Russo was a Red Wings fan growing up, according to Second City Hockey staff writer Ryan Hood, who attended high school with him for two years."

#2622863 Franzen's Gift to Nyquist

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 11 August 2015 - 01:28 PM

For a little levity...

@RedWingsFeed: Johan Franzen Buys Gustav Nyquist Mike Babcock Sheets [PHOTO]: In a photo on Franzen's http://t.co/FmDIxlOrlhvia @CBSDetroit #RedWings


#2622558 Free agents this off season

Posted by Bring Back The Bruise Bros on 08 August 2015 - 10:41 PM

Don't let the title confuse you. This is a Howard vs Mrazek/ trade Howard/ waive Mrazek thread

Well it should be taken to an appropriately titled thread. It's annoying how every thread turns into some s***show about the goaltending situation or Franzen. I know it's the offseason, but some people here want to discuss things besides the Wings. 

#2622290 Slava Fetisov: Giant Hypocrite.

Posted by kickazz on 04 August 2015 - 11:04 PM

Well come on, this is american media we are talking about. taking things out of context is what gets you ratings and/or attention. 


Slava fetisov is enemy. You not changing anyones mind on that! 

I shall now commence watching Fox news about middle eastern politics and Donald Trump. 




I'm not saying it's justified to restrict them (if that was TRULY what he is proposing; which for the record he isn't, don't get suckered in), if it was the other way around, as an american it would suck quite a bit if our players ended up going overseas to play. 


I'd do what was possible to keep em here. Now how would you do it? Has to be a right way eh? 

#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.


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#2617758 Weiss bought out (confirmed)

Posted by Guest 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..