Per Malik: "On Wednesday May 7th, 2014, Kelly Rothe, made it know about her surgery she was about to undertake, the following day the Detroit Red Wings organization brought Kelly and her family down to The Joe for a special private dinner. There she was surprised by local Detroit band, Kaleido, who gave her a private acoustic set. Then they took her to the Red Wings locker room where her favorite player was there waiting to surprise her."
My grandmother is a breast cancer survivor, and my aunt passed away from breast cancer. It's absolutely mind-blowing how difficult the decision to have this procedure must be. Especially for a guy, like me.
So to see her choke up and say "you don't even know" when they ask what the Wings' gesture means to her...Jesus Christ.
So I saw a Leafs fan do this, and for them all of their fighters ended up at the bottom of the list, so I thought it might actually be a semi decent metric and wanted to see how the Wings lined up.
Corsi F% is basically an advance stats proxy for puck possession. (Shots + shots missed the net + shots blocked for your team and the others while a player is on the ice)
The Leafs fan did Corsi F%, minus Corsi F% of linemates, plus the Corsi F% of opposition. So basically it's CF% adjusted for the strength of competition and strength of linemates.
Here's the numbers for the Wings during regular season 5x5 play:
Tatar 0.563 - 0.500 + 0.496 = .559
Datsyuk 0.561 - 0.500 + 0.494 = .555
Nyquist 0.546 - 0.510 + 0.501 = .537
Sheahan 0.561 - 0.522 + 0.494 = .533
Jurco 0.558 - 0.524 + 0.494 = .528
Zetterberg 0.532 - 0.517 + 0.508 = .523
Helm 0.531 - 0.508 + 0.492 = .515
Legwand 0.496 - 0.492 + 0.501 =.505
Alfredsson 0.513 - 0.511 + 0.495 = .497
Franzen 0.511 - 0.514 + 0.500 =.497
Samuelsson 0.505 - 0.505 + 0.497 =.497
Emmerton 0.502 - 0.505 + 0.498 = .495
Abdelkader 0.508 - 0.518 + 0.503 = .493
Andersson 0.500 - 0.515 + 0.495 = .480
Miller 0.489 - 0.510 + 0.494 = .473
Bertuzzi 0.496 - 0.524 + 0.497 =.469
Cleary 0.473 - 0.512 + 0.499 = .460
Glendening 0.462 - 0.518 + 0.495 = .439
Weiss 0.420 - 0.520 + 0.505 =.405
I was glad to see all the kids right up there with Datsyuk and Zetterberg. A testament to how well they've worked in our puck possession system so far. Defensive players like Abdelkader, Miller, Andersson, and Glendening ranked low, which didn't surprise me bc most don't have the offensive ability to possess the puck a lot. Not surprisingly either is how low Weiss, Cleary, and Bertuzzi are, all guys that should have shown more offense.
These numbers are far from 100% reflective of puck possession skill, but if we were to go off them a puck possession team should ice this forward lineup next year:
Tatar - Datsyuk - Nyquist
Zetterberg - Sheahan - Jurco
Legwand - Helm - Alfredsson/Franzen
Abdelkader - Andersson - Alfredsson/Franzen
I think most would agree with that lineup or some variation of it. We also have Weiss who's numbers could be much better next year.
Thoughts on the calculations or results? It's very moneyballish so take it for what it's worth
Would feel better with a 2-0 lead. Man, The wings had tons of shots from the hash area and missed the net. At least hit the net, don't respect rask too much. Hes just a man. Hes cut! Hes not a machine, hes a man!
And does anyone still think it's not important to get the jump on Boston as opposed to giving away the momentum easy? I don't care who's in net or who's taking penalty, bottom line is you've got to get the jump against a team like Boston. You can't give anything away early.
Yes, that's why im furious with howard. He did it in both games 2 and 3 singlehandedly.
I truly hope Bert has one last insane series left in him and he propels us past the Bruins. Just so that everyone who talked s*** about him all year (including me) can suck an egg. Also, so that he'll get the Cup handed to him first before Alfie.
6. game a game where the players from Detroit decide that they will win games on talent alone and not a combination of hustle and talent. Then decide to play with 10 minutes left in game down 2 goals. Usually occurs after a heroic game/moment but has been seen based on opponents after a west coast road trip.
I've always been proud to be a Wings fan. Classiest organization in all of sports, great leadership, passionate fan base, original six. Pride has always followed this organization....YZERMAN playing on one knee to lead his team and then him handing that cup to Konstintinov to show his dedication to such a brave man. The way that Zetterberg carried this team on his back to win 4 huge games to get into the playoffs last year. The medical staff, players and coaches who literally saved Jiri Fischers life on the bench after his collapse.
There is a lot to be proud of a team so rich in history and yet, somehow i find myself in disbelief about that this current team has done.
Three weeks ago this team was in 11th....certain to break the 22 year consecutive years to the post season. Things looked dismal and everyone was critical. Great teams have great players and usually a 1-2 punch. Perry and Getzlaf, Crosby and Malkin, Kane and Toews.....Zetterberg and Datsuyk. Only, we no longer have that 1-2 punch. We have the second most man games lost, but no team has had to endure losing such impact players. We have 6 guys that didn't start the year with this team but will not go down.
They are relentless. I keep waiting for Nyquist to be a fluke.....and he has just gotten better. A kid who wasn't on the roster when the puck dropped on then season and he leads the league over the last month in goals? That's fairy tale stuff.....and it's happening right before our eyes, every time this team plays. How about Glendening? This kid wasn't even a thought at the start of the year...now he's up against the top lines of teams shutting it down. Tatar, the day he lost his dad, kissing up to the sky in admiration, playing with a heart as heavy as an anvil......I could go on and on about the pride I feel in this organization and they way that they have overcome adversity.
I think we will make the playoffs...I know we WILL but even if we don't. Even if somehow the bounces don't go our way and we find ourselves out of the race April 13th, this team...this unbelievably dedicated, classy and big hearted team has made me prouder to be a wings fan......that's a lot to say in such a consistently successful organization.
Good on ya boys......" Dont stop believin'" and we will be just fine!!!!!
LGW!!! 23 all the way!
Both have been out at the same time for a big chunk of time.
Every player projected to be even a semi-regular center has missed at least 12 games, Andersson is the only one who has played more than 45.
Miller, Quincey, and Kronwall are the only players to have played 70 or more games.
Tatar and Lashoff, along with the three above, are the only players to have missed fewer than 10 games.
Nyquist and Tatar are the two leading goal scorers.
They have dressed 30 skaters and have had 11 rookies dress.
If you had been told those facts at the beginning of the year, haw many games out of the playoffs would you think they'd be right now? I would have figured close to the bottom of the division. Instead, if the season ended today they would be in the playoffs.
I don't know about you guys, but I'm pretty proud of what this team has accomplished, even if it's not what past teams have been able to do.