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In Topic: Slava Fetisov: Giant Hypocrite.

Yesterday, 03:02 PM

Even though I know rationally that the Soviet Union was one of the most powerful and influential military and political super powers in the history of the world, having grown up at the end of the Cold War it's very hard to think of anything regarding Russia or Socialism/Communism as anything other than a Yakov Smirnoff punchline.


In Topic: Slava Fetisov: Giant Hypocrite.

Yesterday, 10:59 AM

To be fair, Fetisov was 31 when he came over. Kids these days need a little oppression, builds character. :)


In Topic: Dylan Larkin turning pro... will play for GR immediately

21 May 2015 - 06:39 PM

Saying that Larkin will be a wing is just as silly as saying Pulkkinen will be a center. He won't.

 

Larkin, a 6-foot-1, 195-pound center, will likely be paired with Andreas Athanasiou has been a flex center-winger, Blashill said.

"That is probably what we'll do (putting those two together) and then we'll see on who else," he said.

With Meile and Nosek we still have good center depth. Much better than the editor depth at mlive, apparently.

 

Bert with AA and Larkin. Mantha down with Zengerle and Nosek. Hoggan or Tvrdon up with Meile and Pulk. Should be three dangerous scoring lines.


In Topic: It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

21 May 2015 - 03:41 PM

Interesting discussion I just had:
What current players on the Wings do you think are the happiest Babs is gone, and the least happiest.

IMO
Happiest:
Jimmy Howard - This could be 2nd chance at being undisputed starter and chance to forget the 2nd half of last season. Pure speculation, but I'd say things between Babs and Jimmy weren't great toward the end of the season...especially when Mrazek was named playoff starter. Additionally, seems like when you get in Babs "dog house", it's awful tough to get out. Also, if Blashill is named our next head coach, playing for his old coach and a guy who has publicly praised him and had his back. Although Mrazek has a history with Blashill...I think Jimmy would get some "benefit of the doubts".
Kindl a close 2nd to Jimmy. If Blashill, new life under old coach?

Least Happiest:
Z - Unfortunate to say this. Babs loved Z (for great reason). I think whoever the new head coach is though, will not have the full benefit of Z's history, and potentially push buttons with Z specific to his on ice production, that Babs was reluctant to do.

Neither Howard nor Kindl played for Blashill, aside from the one season he was an assistant with the Wings.

 

Weiss would be the logical choice for happiest. Can't imagine anyone would be unhappy. Ambivalent at worst, and could apply to any of the vets.


In Topic: It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

21 May 2015 - 11:45 AM

... Myers would have instantly become the best defenseman on this team. ...

He wasn't even the best defenseman on the Sabres.