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anthonyn66

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In Topic: Coaching Search Thread a.k.a. the Jeff Blashill Thread

21 May 2015 - 11:53 AM

Since everyone is singing Babs' praises about his Olympic record, we should do well to remember Blysma preciding over the embarrassing effort and collapse of Team USA at the Olympics last year. That was a good roster.

 

This gets brought up a lot, and I don't think its fair to Bylsma. Their 'embarrassing effort and collapse' was a 1-0 loss to CANADA in the semi's, a hard fought match that could've gone either way. They were there to avenge a loss from four years ago, which is probably why they didn't care about bronze.

 

Not saying Bylsma is a great coach, not saying Bylsma over Blashill, nor am I denying that the talent he's had was a huge part of his success. All I'm saying is that his performance at the Olympics wasn't a complete disaster.


In Topic: Is A First Round Exit Imminent?

28 March 2015 - 05:45 PM

 

All I've got to say about that is that I said again and again and again that season that Osgood would be great when it matters most, and was he ever. I really feel like we got robbed of a Cup that year; we just had too much going against us with injuries to overcome some of the Penguins incredibly timely calls. I don't like to blame the refs, but with all we had going against us with injuries, those terrible calls ended up playing too big of a role.

 

I feel ya. I actually forgot to mention that Ozzie would've won the Conn Smythe that year despite an awful regular season. End stretch is a poor indicator. Again, good players tend to pick it up for the playoffs.


In Topic: Is A First Round Exit Imminent?

28 March 2015 - 05:37 PM

Does anyone remember both in the 2008 and 2009 seasons when we went through absolutely terrible stretches towards the end of the season? Especially 2009 when the Ozzie/Conklin tandem was just awful? How about last year when the kids carried our team into the playoffs and disappeared after? 

 

All I'm saying is that the last stretch isn't as big of an indicator as we think.


In Topic: Red Wings acquire Marek Zidlicky from NJ for Cond. 2016 3rd Round Pick

02 March 2015 - 02:17 PM

Smith is not bad enough to sit. Marchenko/Ouellet will get sent down. Besides, if they want to trade Smith, making him a healthy scratch a bunch of times doesn't help his value.


In Topic: Red Wings acquire Erik Cole, conditional 3rd from Stars

01 March 2015 - 09:46 PM

Well that could be true but janmark never really had a shot here and he's 22 ... Don't bite my head off I'm not comparing him to datsyuk or zetterberg but if I'm right both didn't play in the ahl either and both werent in the nhl at 22 ?

And as much as we love and hope larkin athanasiou mantha are gonna be top nhl guys ....daigle and Stefan were first overall picks and never did anything so we never know what happens until these guys all play

 

Works both ways bud, you keep raving about Janmark's upside and how he wasn't given a chance, what if he flopped? Guess we'll never know