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#2126878 Babcock speaks out (in a very good way)

Posted by cjm502 on 06 March 2011 - 10:50 PM

Exactly. The wings blow a 3 goal third period lead, and he is making up excuses like that? And this is the heir to the captaincy? Doesn't sound good at all, oh well I guess those big contracts will do that too you

The Datsyuk for Captain thread may have some truth to it. Nobody on the team trains and works harder than Datsyuk, and in my opinion the guy is a freaking genius on and off the ice. I have done a lot of reading on him.


#2122113 LGW Fit Club

Posted by cjm502 on 25 February 2011 - 03:50 PM

I just blew out my shoulder pretty badly doing dips.


#2120813 Tomas Holmstrom

Posted by cjm502 on 22 February 2011 - 11:19 PM

Dont get me wrong, I love Homer and all he has done for the team in his career but these last few years have not been very good for him. Homer is basically useless 5 on 5, I think he might be the slowest guy in the NHL. If he isn't parked in front of the net on a PP playing with the best players in the world he is not going to do much at this point in his career. I kind of wish the guy would call it quits, im thinking we would be better off without him right now.


#2120009 Bettman threatens Edmonton.

Posted by cjm502 on 21 February 2011 - 04:54 PM

Bettman gets a lot more blame for things than he really deserves, but in reality the dude is still a total ass.


#2111439 Who will Pittsburgh go after?

Posted by cjm502 on 06 February 2011 - 04:05 PM

Phil Kessel.


#2105493 Top 5 Movies You Turned Off/Walked Out Of

Posted by cjm502 on 26 January 2011 - 03:05 PM

Open Water might be one of the dumbest movies ever made.


#2102868 Nabokov claimed by NYI, refuses to report, suspended

Posted by cjm502 on 22 January 2011 - 12:51 PM

Again, incorrect. Why do people keep posting on here like they are experts.

First and foremost, the contract type (1-way or 2-way) determines if a player can be sent to the AHL. Secondly a players experience also determines whether or not he can be sent to the AHL. Thirdly, the rules for players coming over from Europe dictate if a player can be sent to the AHL.

No movement clauses protect a player from being waived and being traded -genrelly requiring the player's permission. A no trade clause only protects a player from being traded but not waived.

You will find zero contracts written with no movement clauses when a player has AHL eligability (for conditioning purposes if a player is returning from an injury) because the player generally doesn't have that type of bargaining power yet.

I quit reading right here.


#2101286 1/20 GDT: Red Wings 4 at Blues 3 (OT)

Posted by cjm502 on 20 January 2011 - 10:24 PM

Why couldn't Abdelkader knock Jackass out right there?


#2098107 Ovechkin's struggles

Posted by cjm502 on 15 January 2011 - 05:25 PM

It's just a matter of the team trying to change styles to something more suited to playoff hockey (defense first).

The new system is really disrupting the offensive production of Ovy and Green. There's nothing wrong with them, they're just having a tougher time hitting the score sheet like they used to with these new defensive priorities in mind.

So yes, a new coach would have a different style, and this would certainly change the way these guys produce offensively.


Put Datsyuk in the Caps old system and see how many points he puts up. I honestly believe Datsyuk and Crosby are the two most dominant players in the NHL. Not many others really come close. And this is not meant to stir up a Crosby debate, as much as we all hate him its a fact he is one of the best and deep down inside we all know its true. If Ovechkin can not produce in a system that puts an ounce of effort in to their defensive game it just shows that he does not stack up to Datsyuk and Crosby.


#2097754 Holmstrom suffers a broken hand

Posted by cjm502 on 14 January 2011 - 10:34 PM

At least we will be fresh for the playoffs. :dntknw:


#2097100 1/14 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Blue Jackets 3 (SO)

Posted by cjm502 on 14 January 2011 - 04:11 PM

I feel very confident in saying we may have the fastest bottom 6 in the NHL. There is not one guy in out bottom 6 who I would consider a below average skater, and Helm and Mursak may be 2 of the fastest.


#2096507 Next Sens GM...Pierre McGuire?!

Posted by cjm502 on 12 January 2011 - 10:56 PM

Pierre could write the Wikipedia page for almost any NHL player past or present and CHL players too, that's why he awesome... Add his encyclopedic knowledge to his entertaining persona and his undeniable passion for the game and I'm left baffled at the haters. I suppose they just don't understand him, once you get past the initial stereotypes and actually pay attention, you learn to appreciate him for what he is: one of the best in the business.

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But he looks like a penis.


#2094686 Kostopoulos suspended 6 games

Posted by cjm502 on 09 January 2011 - 06:38 PM

Yeah, I read some comments on one of the forums and found the number of "the league NEVER hands out discipline unless a Red Wing is hit" comments funny. Its like some people just hate the Wings so much it makes them retarded and causes them to make statements like that.

Gery Bettman LOVES us, the NHL fixes games in our favor, Dan O'Halloran loves us, players always get suspended for stuff they do to the Wings, the Wings never get suspended, our lively end boards make us cheaters, and the War Room is always on our side. If you want to argue with any of those you will instantly be flamed on by fans of 29 other teams that hate the Wings with everything in them.


#2074094 Kindl sent to GR for conditioning stint

Posted by cjm502 on 08 December 2010 - 02:48 PM

So to me the CBA reads that a player on LTIR can always be sent on a conditioning loan as long as the LTIR was ok'd by the league. But the league can investigate if they deem a team is trying to find loopholes, and to me, it seems the Wings are since Kindl isn't hurt, isn't playing and would be lost on waivers. Unless I am missing something?

Kindl hasnt played in over a month, so I think this conditioning stint is pretty valid.


#2069813 Tomas Tatar

Posted by cjm502 on 28 November 2010 - 04:14 PM

Tatar is a really interesting player. When I watch him I don't see an elite stick-handler like Datsyuk or a sniper. He's not big enough to be a power-forward and isn't as strong on the puck as many other players. He isn't an elite play-maker as far as I can tell. In fact, from what I've seen he's average to above-average on just about every category except he seems to see the ice incredibly, incredibly well. He's playing the game two steps ahead of everyone else and it results in him in front of the net, wide open for that split second when the puck is there, too. By the time anyone can react its already in the back of the net.
I'm very optimistic for his potential because that kind of ability is the most difficult to teach. You either see the game or you don't, and this kid sees the game as good as the best of them. His puck-handling, shooting, power, etc can all be improved to a degree as the game he plays becomes more difficult and that's why this kid might be top-3 in a couple years.

I agree with everything you said, but I think Tatar does have a pretty wicked wrister. Tatar came to Grand Rapids labeled as a sniper, but his game has turned in to so much more. I see Tatar having a similar skill set as Zetterberg. There is not one certain thing about Zetterbergs game ever blew me away, but he is still an outstanding player. I see Tatar as the same type of guy, pretty good at everything with a nice shot.