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#2383440 4/11 GDT : Sharks 3 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

Posted by Carman on 11 April 2013 - 08:50 PM

Please try to work more on keeping your sarcasm to a minimum. Totally uncalled for and it's way too close to being considered a personal attack.

I'm confused about this? What was supposed to be sarcastic about my Ian White post?

 


Umm, Ian White had 26, 21, 26, 38, 26 point seasons before his 32 point season with Lidstrom.
 
Let me know when I can expect Smith, Kindl, Dekeyser to do that this season.
 
Now long term yes, but we were talking about the rest of this season. Ian White has shown he can produce points, the rest of the guys haven't.




#2383277 4/11 GDT : Sharks 3 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

Posted by Carman on 11 April 2013 - 07:49 PM

Abdelkader+Franzen=Dominate powerforwards.




#2383119 Ovechkin Hit?

Posted by Carman on 11 April 2013 - 06:38 PM

Lids I don't believe he did. But z and yzerman both did/do. As well as guys like Crosby ovie etc etc.



I get sick of people diving but if the league allows them do to do it why would they stop? Especially when it does sometimes draw penalties.

It really is up to the league to enforce it. If they made the risk of diving, not worth the reward of drawing a penalty people wouldn't do it. People that hate divers, have to realize that the players are just trying to win, and it just so happens that the league doesn't see diving as a big problem, and ends up rewarding powerplays more often then not. The blame lies on the league.




#2382885 Milbury rips Ovechkin

Posted by Carman on 11 April 2013 - 06:44 AM

Sure it's a rivalry, both came into the league in the same year.  Both high end talents.  And both playing in the east.  The only thing that makes me wonder about the merits of the rivalry is that Ovechkin was more durable, scored more, and didn't cry as much.  Say what you want about Sid and his ring, but if you hold hockey players to the Gordie Howe or Steve Yzerman standard then Ovechkin wins that rivalry hands down. 

Oh please. That's the most ludicrous thing I've seen. Crosby is not as good of a scorer, not as good of a physical presence, and not as durable. But every other conceivable attribute is in Crosby's favor, he plays a two way center game(Is he a Selke candidate? No, not yet at least but his responsibility on the defensive end is just miles above what Ovechkin is asked to do. Crosby take absolutely no nights off, Ovechkin takes weeks off when not being productive with points. Crosby has an over .20 PPG difference, how is it even a question who is better offensively really?

 

Crosby is 4th all-time in point per game right behind Bossy, during this one of the lowest scoring eras. I mean give me a break, and is .20+ ahead of anyone currently in the league.

 

Oh and add that Olympic gold medal to the ring too, and don't forget who clinched the victory.

 

Ovechkin is a great player, but Crosby has separated himself from him since Ovechkin's prime in 07-10 where there was actually a debate. I hope Ovechkin regains his 60+ goal form, he is a great talent and fun to watch. But Crosby is also fun to watch, and I just don't understand how supposed hockey fans can pass over the opportunity to watch one of the greatest players to ever play the game grow as a hockey player, it's a once in the life time opportunity and it's just sad to me. Because as a hockey player my whole life, Crosby is and will be the best player I'll ever watch live, and that's something that I will cherish. There isn't a Gretzky, and Howe in every era, but we are lucky enough to be experiencing one of those type players and it's a shame people don't care about the actually game when it comes to Crosby.

 

And don't forget how cheap Ovechkin is, he's been suspended, and has countless of at the very least questionable hits. If the Red Wings fans think Backes is cheap, I'd love to see how they would react when Ovechkin would have ran Lidstrom like he did Gonchar, or Gleason,

 

Let me refresh your mind, this video doesn't even include his suspension and cheapshots from the past 5 years.




#2382446 Damien Brunner - Value? Comparables?

Posted by Carman on 09 April 2013 - 11:46 AM

I think he's got one or two more mediocre NHL seasons left in him. He's got speed but damn, the kids as skinny as a twig (ever seen him in person?) . Not built for the NHL. He was just a quick fix, low risk, high reward. I like him, but I don't think he'll get much further in his career in North America...hopefully I'm wrong and after all, this is only his first attempt at pro hockey. I think he would benefit from some AHL time. 

I completely disagree, you don't need to be a 220 6'2 guy to be a good NHLer. Plenty of good players are under 6'0 and under 190. Brunner isn't that weak, he is a very good NHL player, he has great skating ability, laser shot, and very good effort on the ice. He is most certainly NHL material, he's just not a top line player at this point in his career. He's a great 3rd liner, and a good 2nd liner in spurts. He definitely has the potential to be more, and I have seen it at times, but it's not been a consistent dominance that you see in other top line wingers.




#2382443 Damien Brunner - Value? Comparables?

Posted by Carman on 09 April 2013 - 11:36 AM

He's a younger Samuelsson from 05-06 very good secondary scorer, not quite top line material. With a little more speed, and less strength and defensive responsiblity.

 

His ceiling may be higher, but he's still 27, so not that much time to grow.

 

Excited to have him though, he's a great addition and very good player.




#2382440 Helm might be out for season

Posted by Carman on 09 April 2013 - 11:28 AM

Yeah, it's been too long. He shouldn't push himself at his age to try and come back. Hopefully he can get to 100% before next season and won't have any recurring back issues.

 

The scary part isn't if it ends his seasons, the scary part is if it keeps coming back throughout his career. This was the right decision.




#2381972 4/7 GDT : Blues 1 at Red Wings 0

Posted by Carman on 07 April 2013 - 02:10 PM

Good news Dekeyser looked like our best defenseman.

 

Bad news Dekeyser looked like our best defenseman.

 

Kronwall takes too many dumb penalties, he must have a lot of IQ loss from all his hits. He now leads all defenseman in the league in minor penalites, absolutely unacceptable.

 

Datsyuk was completely ineffective yet again, enough excuses for him, he needs to simplify his game, he cannot lead our team in turning the puck over, it gives us no chance for our top players to carry the play when Datsyuk always loses the puck.

 

Nyquist is the only guy on the team creating anything right now, good for him, bad for the rest of the team.

 

We need to get our offense on track, something needs to happen on Babcock's end. We've been shut out too often this year.




#2381252 Dan Dekeyser Watch

Posted by Carman on 05 April 2013 - 10:45 PM

I missed the game, can someone sum up Danny's debut?

 

Steady. A couple nervous passes, but no big deal. Good positioning, great skating, good stickwork, pretty average puck skils, not too physical.

 

Overall pretty good for a rookie playing his first game.




#2381155 4/5 GDT: Red Wings 3 @ Avalanche 2 (OT)

Posted by Carman on 05 April 2013 - 10:28 PM

Holy s***, yes Kronwall turn the puck over all you want. That was spectacular. holy hell




#2381098 4/5 GDT: Red Wings 3 @ Avalanche 2 (OT)

Posted by Carman on 05 April 2013 - 10:08 PM

Has Kyle Quincey made it his mission in life to f*** over the Detroit Red Wings in the 2013 season?

 

:ranting:

What?

 

How in the world is that Quincey's fault? The guy hit the puck out of mid air, Lidstrom isn't even going to defend that. That goal is on Tootoo for not clearing the zone.




#2380370 Concerned - we might not make it in to the playoffs

Posted by Carman on 04 April 2013 - 06:51 PM

^THIS. Cups are the only thing that matters. The team doesn't have enough to win a cup unless some guys wake up and have career games from here on out. As much as I hate to say it, I wouldn't mind having a better pick right now.

 

Get in the playoffs and you can win.

 

Howard is an elite goalie, Datsyuk and Zetterberg can dominate. Franzen can get hot. and our depth players are all experienced and good defensively.

Smith/Quincey/Kindl/Lashoff etc. need to step up and play well.

 

It can happen, all of these things are in the realm of possibility. It's not like we need abdelkader to turn into lindros, we just need people to play to their potential, not above it.




#2379704 Official NHL Trade Deadline thread

Posted by Carman on 03 April 2013 - 03:18 PM

Well, Holland dropped the ball here. Yes, this is me saying this. Gaborik and Pominville could both have been had for reasonable prices.

 

The only possible explanation I can think of for why this may not have been an option is that Buffalo and NYR wanted players who were not upcoming UFAs or prospects. We don't exactly have many of those to trade away.

 

I guess I'll wait on the official explanation.

 

What roster players that we have signed would New York want? They would most likely be asking for Helm for sure, they really miss the heart and soul aspect, that's why they really wanted dorsett. Brassard is a .50-.60 PPG like FIlpulla, but younger and actually on a 3 million deal after this year, so his value is higher. and John Moore is a first round defenseman, that's 22 years old. I guess he's in between the value of Smith/Lashoff.

 

And Pominville was had for our equivalent of Number #1 goalie and center prospects Jarnkrok, and Mrazek and now there might be word that picks were also involved from minnesota. That would really hurt the wings future, I'd really pass on that, and I really like Pominville.




#2379650 Official NHL Trade Deadline thread

Posted by Carman on 03 April 2013 - 02:51 PM

Gaborik doesn't have less goals than Cleary... And let me know when Cleary scores 30+ because Gabby will next year.

 

Is that before or after Gaborik's odds of his groin/hip/back not holding up?




#2378728 Ericsson for Courturier?

Posted by Carman on 02 April 2013 - 02:19 PM

ward won a cup mvp

 

quick won a cup mvp

 

 

both those goalies are the reasons they won the cup and stole series for them ... howards won nothing

rinne is the only reason nashville even competes and price is just starting off but hes a future star

 

 

your thinking with your heart not your head

 

I find that ironic when I posted numbers. A goalie can only do so much, did you hold it against Hasek for 8 years before he won?

 

Fact is goalies in this league don't stay elite for long, Miller was amazing for a couple years, Luongo was briliant for a long time, Thomas put up ridiculous numbers, every Phoenix goalie puts up numbers. etc. Elite goalies are a rare commodity, and I'd venture to say their may not be an "elite" goalie ala Hasek, Roy, Brodeur playing right now.

 

It really depends on your definition, if all it takes is a good cup run to be elite then Fleury should be in their, along with Neimi, Thomas, Giguere. But if a goalie can't be elite without winning in the playoffs then you are leaving out a ton of great goalies.