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Dead Puck Era has Returned- New NHL Exposed As BS.

08 January 2010 - 08:30 AM

Great point here made by Jim Mullin CKNW. I could not agree more. For those bandwagon fans that wanted lots of goals, shootouts, and penalties; this is a Gary Bettman run league now- congratulations.

Here's his brief point:

Speaking of the NHL, here is some stats that prove the so called "dead puck era" is back.
At the rate Henrik Sedin is going, he'll finish with 110 points to lead the NHL in scoring, but after the lockout the game had supposedly opened up to create more offense & it worked momentarily. Starting in the 2005-06 season, we begin to count backwards with the scoring leaders. In 2005-06 125 points led the league in scoring, & in continued downwards to 120 pts, 113 pts, 112, & Henrik finishing with 110 points this season. The first season back after the lockout in 05-06 there were 4 fifty goal scorers, 5 combined in the following 2 seasons, 1 last season. Henrik is on target for 38 goals, which is the lowest a scoring leader has since Forsberg got 29 in the 2002-03 season.
So the NHL has done an incredible job. They've taken the physical element out of the game, almost completely, & the coaches have caught up. Another defense first team tonight to play the defensive cycle Canucks.
Scoring off the rush is a thing of the past, & so is the entertainment value.

Source: Jim Mullin CKNW

The Value of an Enforcer: Brad May/ The Misunderstood Point Sytem

29 December 2009 - 09:12 PM

I thought I'd take a look at this from a statistical perspective on Brad May and his value.

Lets first take a look overall at the Red Wings plus / minus system. This is the most overlooked stat in hockey by novice fans. First off, please note, that the Red Wings are -1 at home and -5 on the road overall as a team as of 12/28/2009.
Here are your leaders in the frowned upon "-" category:

19 Derek Meech -5
20 Jason Williams -5
21 Brett Lebda -6
22 Brad Stuart -6
23 Justin Abdelkader -6
24 Jonathan Ericsson -7
25 Valtteri Filppula -8
26 Dan Cleary -8
27 Ville Leino -9

As you can see +/- can be deceiving; take Stuart who logs so much icetime and we're scoring so little goals it is inevitable he'll have a plus minus that's low.

Brad May is at -3. This is quite remarkable compared to the others considering his line's purpose is not to score. This represents a superior two way game that provides good defensive effort from a forward. Please note, he makes $500,000.

Brad May's job is not to score goals; rather, protect the goal scorers. That being said, our goal scorers will step up. Call me NostrE_S_A_Damus, because I will predict right now that when the Wings return from injuries they will surge into higher standings. I guarantee they make the playoffs, so quit sweating.

MVP for the season so far goes as follows:

1. Brad Stuart
2. Brad May
3. Brad , errr, Mike Babcock

The Doghouse Awards:

1. Ville Leino
2. Pavel Datsyuk
3. Brett Meech

Since the Enforcer thread was closed abruptly, I thought we could analyze it this time from a more sophisticated statistical analysis.

Hunters- Website. Agree or Disagree- Poll?

16 November 2009 - 05:07 PM

AGREE OR DISAGREE? I figured this would be a fun poll for the Water Cooler section, mods please move to where appropriate.


New Research Finds Long-Suspected Link Between Hunting and Small Penis Size

Diminutive male genitalia disorder (DMGD) has, until this month, been considered only a theory in the scientific world, but now the long-suspected link between hunting and unusually small penis size has been established as scientific fact by the Diminutive Male Genitalia Disorder Research Organization (DMGDRO). The DMGDRO has conducted an extensive two-year study on men with diminutive male genitalia disorder.

Lead by Mike Streams and Brian Upchurch, who began their collaboration on human sexuality research while undergraduate students at Johns Hopkins University, DMGDRO is a team of New Orleans, Louisiana-based scientists interested in the study of male sexual disorders and dysfunction. Having identified the genetic disorder linking small male reproductive organs and the ability to derive pleasurable sensations from killing in a controlled environment without fear of personal harm (as differentiated from war or fighting back in an attack by a human being), also known as “controlled victim” aggression manifestation, Streams and Upchurch believe that there may be ways to combat men's feelings of inadequacy and curb some of the destructive behaviors that such men engage in as coping mechanisms.

“It's really quite interesting,” Dr. Streams says. “Like much folklore, it appears that, certainly in this case, there is a foundation in fact. This is the first time that research has been conducted on men who hunt, and it shows quite definitively that the link between what we are calling ‘the thrill of the kill' and a smaller-than-average penis is statistically significant."

Initial tests conducted on mice and rabbits proved inconclusive, but subsequent human test subjects showed what Dr. Upchurch calls “staggering results.” The subjects ranged from having a slight abnormality in penis size to a “pubis innyus” or inverted male pubic region. As data were gathered, the numbers revealed a discrepancy so great that it seemed to suggest a genetic mutation. By tracing what has been identified as the “DMGD gene,” an abnormality was discovered on the 21 st chromosome. Further investigation proved that this abnormality is consistently linked to two traits: abnormally small reproductive organs and “controlled victim” aggression manifestation. Drs. Streams and Upchurch and their colleagues theorize that an extreme case of DMGD may have been to blame in the 2004 Sawyer County, Wisconsin, incident in which a hunter went on a rampage, shooting at a group of other hunters and killing six of them.

Reaction from participants has been positive, and subjects described the results as liberating and a relief to finally be able to label their problem as a legitimate medical disorder.

Dr. Upchurch reports, “The first step in the treatment of a disorder is to understand its origins. We are pleased to have crossed that important threshold.”

LGW is Pro-Enforcer: The Results are In.

04 October 2009 - 04:46 PM

The results are in ladies and gentlemen *Drumroll*, from our Poll conduncted and much heated debate. Lets Go Wings forums has voted; triumphantly, the victor being "YES- RED WINGS NEED AN ENFORCER". The winning votes were verified at final time before the thread was closed by Moderator, Jedi.

I presumed that we would vote this way as so many don't comment in these forums that are pro-enforcer. However, a poll was needed. Well over 200 votes were tallied. Very significant and I am impressed by the activity of these forums on a daily basis.

Now, I am NOT the type of fan that jumps to conclusions after two games. Those that think the Red Wings will not make the playoffs this year are delusional. Two games, in Sweden mind you, is not even close to an accurate representation of our team's year. We WILL make the playoffs. However, I do think you see a couple of things happening. Let me hypothesize for you; using my great intellect, wisdom, hockey knowledge, and superior intelligence.
Here are my predictions:

1. The NHL has found its way around the obstruction rules. They are working to eliminate the needless hooks, etc. However, old school pre-lockout hockey is returning. Hence, you will see the Philadelphia Flyers and Toronto Maple Leaves return to the playoffs this year, with the intimidating factor in mind.

2. The Red Wings WILL once again carry an enforcer this year (Brad May). It won't be every game, but on a 1/3rd game basis. The symptoms are evident that the Red Wings illness is a lack of tenacity/ tougness. Big Rig cannot be asked to fight (period), Franzen has to quit with his 2 minute roughings or he will end up hurt, and our skilled forwards will benefit from the added security.

3. I will predict now that in games that we carry an enforcer/ May; we will have a winning percentage of 15% higher than those games that one is not dressed.

Now, doing my part to support LGW and drawing hits to the site, I will sit back with my Martini (Vodka/ Dirty of course) and watch this thread turn into a 10+ page thread.

The anti-enforcers, whom did I mention were outvoted, will try to ignore this thread. Yet, they will be our best customers.

1983 Yzerman Jersey with Original Tags on Ebay

01 September 2009 - 05:40 PM

On Ebay, for sale is a 1983 Replica Yzerman Jersey. It is a CCM Maska, it's pretty rare since it's from his rookie year and still has the original tag with the 1983 copyright.

Anyways, there's no reserve on it, and $95 I personally think is a steal. Seller hoping to get $300ish out of it, but with no reserve, who knows.