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#2189565 Filatov traded to Sens for second round pick

Posted by Finnish Wing on 25 June 2011 - 10:53 AM

Huge steal by the Senators.


#2186909 Wild Firesale Could Mean Wings Benefit

Posted by Finnish Wing on 19 June 2011 - 04:55 AM

At first it sounds like a genius idea but in reality that would severely reduce the chances for a trade.

It would only lower our GM Reputation.


#2186906 Wild Firesale Could Mean Wings Benefit

Posted by Finnish Wing on 19 June 2011 - 04:41 AM

You'd have to overpay to get Clutterbuck. He's a cult player and a fan favorite, they're not gonna give up on him easily even though he isn't anything THAT special.


#2186747 Filppula & The Selke

Posted by Finnish Wing on 18 June 2011 - 01:51 PM

Filppula is a good defensive center. Zetterberg is one of the top five defensive forwards in the league. There is a huge difference. Filppula probably could center a first line if he could bring his offensive game consistently, while Z is an elite center at both ends of the ice.

Zetterberg is one of the top two-way forwards. But if you look only the defensive aspect he's not that much better than Flip that you could say "it's not anywhere near". Filppula is a good two-way forward yes, but if you look only at the defensive aspect he's more than just "good".

It's the same thing when people say Crosby is one of the better all-around players. He's a beast offensively and that makes people overrate his defense compared to players who don't score that much.


#2186172 Filppula & The Selke

Posted by Finnish Wing on 16 June 2011 - 12:20 PM

If Henrik Zetterberg can't even get nominated consistently, no chance hell in Filppula ever will, let alone win the Selke.

That's not even a knock really on Filppula as he is a quite strong two-way forward, but he isn't even anywhere near Z's league defensively.

Not true.


#2186100 Morons at large

Posted by Finnish Wing on 16 June 2011 - 10:14 AM

Caption Contest:
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Why is Mike Ribeiro there?


#2185325 Babcock Interview + Jagr to Detroit Rumor

Posted by Finnish Wing on 15 June 2011 - 10:29 AM

Jagr was probably the most dominating player in the Worlds. You don't believe it until you see him play. I didn't think he would be in shape anymore, but as he said himself usually it's the loss of pure speed that makes many older players worse.

Players who succeed at an older age usually either have to find a way around it (Lidstrom with his amazing hockey sense) or just somehow maintain it (like Selanne). Jagr's game has never been about speed; he's strong, skilled and relies more on holding on to the puck and making plays that way (I always say Leino is extra lite version of him).

Anyways. He's in shape. You have to see it to believe it. That doesn't mean I want him to the Wings, but I still see him as a +50 point player.


#2184637 Mayfield at number 24

Posted by Finnish Wing on 11 June 2011 - 08:19 PM

I would agree with you if the Wings had a top-10 pick, but the better skill players all go within the top-10. I'm fine with the Wings picking a shut-down dman in the first round if he is projected to be a good shut-down dman in the NHL. The Wings need players to make it to the NHL and not be fringe players, regardless of role. IMO the Wings are just as likely (or more likely) to find a skilled forward in the other rounds (not round one) than the are at the bottom of the first round. Therefore, picking a shut-down dman is not a wasted pick.

If Biggs is available, I want the Wings to pick him, but he will probably go earlier.

You as a Red Wings fan should know that's absolutely rubbish.


#2184627 Mayfield at number 24

Posted by Finnish Wing on 11 June 2011 - 06:45 PM

again, these are the guys I like....I posted this in the first draft thread....

I drafted that Boone Jenner kid in NHL 11. He's my 4th line center in GR, a decent player.


#2184594 Mayfield at number 24

Posted by Finnish Wing on 11 June 2011 - 04:15 PM

Skilled players play in more offensive roles and top line minutes. Skilled players are more valuable. The same applies to the draft. Rarely it's wise to pick physicality or size etc. over skill in the early rounds. You can dominate with size in the junior leagues if you're more mature physically already. Some players mature earlier, but in the end it's the potential you look for - and skill will become more important in time.


#2184524 Flyers acquire Bryzgalov's rights

Posted by Finnish Wing on 11 June 2011 - 06:36 AM

Have you noticed that all of the top-paid goalies are either in the East, or were in the East when they received their deals and haven't really looked worth that much in the West?

Interesting.

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#2184523 Wings - Flyers Trade Partners?

Posted by Finnish Wing on 11 June 2011 - 06:33 AM

People here really think Flyers are going to trade Carter or Coburn? Can't believe it.

Carter was their top goal scorer and they've just locked him up with a long contract. He's not going anywhere. Hartnell is much more likely if you still wanna think there's some issues between the two. Leino and Versteeg will both go before him.

Coburn isn't going anywhere either, because they'll just trade Carle. Carle has a slightly bigger cap hit and provides less so I think the choice is pretty obvious. Of course Coburn may have more trading value, but that's not really the point here, because their only goal is to shed some salary.

I can't believe there's been more than six pages of discussion about mostly Jeff Carter and the Red Wings here. I think Konnan511 should make a new avatar just to make some facts clear and drop people back down to Earth from that imaginary land.


#2180455 Question about Carcillo

Posted by Finnish Wing on 27 May 2011 - 05:02 PM

I've watched Philly a lot last two years (because of Leino) and Carcillo is definitely NOT someone I'd want on the Wings. His level of play is inconsistent, takes way too many penalties and isn't even that good as an enforcer.

He'd definitely be a project though. He could end up like Ott or Ruutu - a good PKer, agitator and a player who is decent shift to shift - as he's only 26.


#2175484 Theo Peckham

Posted by Finnish Wing on 14 May 2011 - 11:02 AM

I honestly don't get why there are d-man fighters. I mean when you're a fourth line winger or something like that it isn't a big deal if you go the box. But if there are 6 d-men and you're one of them and go to the box for 5min that just messes with the playing rhythm.


#2175254 Beautiful goal in the Worlds

Posted by Finnish Wing on 13 May 2011 - 05:20 PM

LOL @ the "meh" comments. To pull that one off in the WC Semi Final when the game is 0-0 is kinda like the catch here if you get it. It's not the same to do it in practice or in some college game. Of course the goal itself was amazing, but it was more about the situation. It just takes nerves to do that, which Granlund has.