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#2435077 Lines Thread

Posted by Dave on 05 September 2013 - 07:01 AM

Kronwall Howard Nyquist

Alfie Weiss Ericsson

Abby Andersson Tatar

Smith Helm Kindl


Z Dats

Dekeyser Lashoff

Franzen Eaves




#2430653 Rule 48: not working as planned.

Posted by Dave on 18 July 2013 - 12:23 PM

Consistent punishment might be useful. Sometimes you get away with it, sometimes you don't. So players roll the dice because, who knows, they might get away with it.

#2429470 Development Camp Day 1

Posted by Dave on 11 July 2013 - 12:16 PM

Article at http://www.wingingit...om/2013/7/11/4513068/red-wings-development-camp-day-1



Some of the LGW members will like this:


Things got a bit interesting when I saw something I've never seen at development camp before... A fight. Nick Jensen had Tyler Bertuzzi tied up to the side of the net during the cross ice drills and Little Bertuzzi didn't like it, so he crosschecked Jensen in the back with more aggression than was necessary, and sent him down on top of the goalie (Eskelinen) who was to my right. The next time their lines were up for the cross ice drill, Tyler went after Jensen again, this time they tussled a little bit near the other goalie (Patterson) who was to my left, and Tyler almost knocked Nick's helmet off. Nick had some choice words for him and they separated. It was obvious there was still tension between them though, and about thirty seconds later they came together near center ice, dropped the gloves, threw punches, and had it out. The coaches let the players go until the fight was over. Jensen got the worst of it, but I'd say no real physical damage was done. I probably wouldn't put those two next to each other at dinner right away though. Jensen got the worst of the fight, and did go off the ice for medical attention.

#2425582 Brunner Contract Talks

Posted by Dave on 03 July 2013 - 07:34 PM

Soooooo we only have 1 day left until UFA.... are we going to lose Brunnski??? 


I read somewhere that it was likely that he is going to test the market. So, since other teams will overpay for anybody it's not far fetched that he won't be with Det next year.

#2425418 The Overreaction Thread

Posted by Dave on 03 July 2013 - 12:48 PM

Check out this lineup, WHOA! 


Johan Franzen ($3.955m) / Pavel Datsyuk ($6.700m) / Justin Abdelkader ($1.800m) 
Mikael Samuelsson ($3.000m) / Henrik Zetterberg ($6.083m) / Todd Bertuzzi ($2.075m) 
Gustav Nyquist ($2.501m) / Joakim Andersson ($1.250m) / Danny Cleary ($3.200m) 
Tomas Tatar ($0.840m) / Cory Emmerton ($0.533m) / Drew Miller ($1.350m) 
Jordin Tootoo ($1.900m) / Patrick Eaves ($1.200m) 
Niklas Kronwall ($4.750m) / Jonathan Ericsson ($3.250m) 
Kyle Quincey ($3.775m) / Brendan Smith ($1.200m) 
Danny DeKeyser ($1.350m) / Jakub Kindl ($2.400m) 
Brian Lashoff ($0.725m) / 
Jimmy Howard ($5.292m) 
Jonas Gustavsson ($1.500m) 


Darren Helm ($2.125m) 


CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(these totals are compiled with the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $64,300,000; CAP PAYROLL: $62,753,379; BONUSES: $1,010,000
CAP SPACE (24-man roster): $2,556,621


That top 6 is INCREDIBLE. Look out NHL, s***.just.got.real.

#2423102 The CapGeek Thread

Posted by Dave on 28 June 2013 - 12:54 PM

My Custom Lineup
Johan Franzen ($3.955m) / Pavel Datsyuk ($6.700m) / Henrik Zetterberg ($6.083m) 
Tomas Tatar ($0.840m) / Vincent Lecavalier ($6.727m) / Michael Ryder ($4.500m) 
Gustav Nyquist ($1.501m) / Darren Helm ($2.125m) / Damien Brunner ($3.350m) 
Justin Abdelkader ($1.800m) / Joakim Andersson ($1.000m) / Drew Miller ($1.350m) 
Todd Bertuzzi ($2.075m) 
Niklas Kronwall ($4.750m) / Jonathan Ericsson ($3.250m) 
Kyle Quincey ($3.775m) / Jakub Kindl ($1.050m) 
Danny DeKeyser ($1.350m) / Brendan Smith ($0.927m) 
Brian Lashoff ($0.725m) 
Jimmy Howard ($5.292m) 
Jonas Gustavsson ($1.500m) 
Buyout: Mikael Samuelsson ($0.000m) 
Buyout: Jordin Tootoo ($0.000m) 
CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(these totals are compiled with the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $64,300,000; CAP PAYROLL: $64,624,193; BONUSES: $1,010,000
CAP SPACE (22-man roster): $685,807


Such a pipe dream, but whatevs...This is what I'd like to see.

#2421846 Lidstrom or Orr

Posted by Dave on 24 June 2013 - 08:02 PM

Except, no one besides Orr put up even remotely as many points back then from the blueline.  How come nobody else did that if Orr was just taking advantage of poor goaltending?  Is it because there were no other good defensemen back then?  Hardly.  
This argument is flawed, because to me if a guy dominates his era and is far above others, he's truly amazing and could have succeeded in any era with improved modern day training and equipment.  
Same thing with people who say that Wilt Chamberlain only dominated because he was so tall compared to others of his era?  Well, how come Bill Russell didn't easily score 50 points a season, since he was really tall too?  
Relative to their eras and their competition, Orr was twice as good as Lidstrom.  And I'd argue there were more good defensemen in Orr's prime than there were in Lidstrom's, as relative competition.  

It's the same reason Royce Gracie dominated in the early years of UFC, then proceeded to get dominated by the later generations of fighters.

Was Orr better than his competition of the time? Absolutely, no question. However, his competition is so far below today's NHL that his gaudy numbers would never happen in today's game.

Another good comparison would be Maltby dominating in juniors. He was way better than his competition, but he couldn't dominate like that against higher skilled players.

#2421718 Lidstrom or Orr

Posted by Dave on 24 June 2013 - 09:23 AM

Am I the only person here who thinks that Orr would not be able to score at all in today's game? Seriously, most of his goals were garbage. He was allowed to just skate around the O zone without anyone laying a body on him. Nobody blocked shots back then like they do today. Finally, goalies have improved a s*** ton since the '70s.

#2421167 Dreger: Filppula looking for $5.5m/season over at least 7 years

Posted by Dave on 21 June 2013 - 07:33 AM

Maybe he's just posturing in hopes of being talked down to 4 rather than being offered 3.5.


Or maybe he's letting other teams know that he's available.  In this year's market, he shouldn't have trouble finding a home for more money.  Too bad.  I like the guy.


Holland usually gets players to sign before the end of the season. If Detroit was going to retain Fil it would have been done by now.


Which leads to what we were all complaining about at the trade deadline. We lose Fil for absolutely nothing.

#2415113 WCSF Game 7 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Blackhawks 2 OT (CHI wins series, 4-3)

Posted by Dave on 29 May 2013 - 08:28 PM

Cleary and Abs returning to their mid season form. Disappointing.

#2413261 WCSF Game 6 GDT- Blackhawks 4 @ Red Wings 3, - (Series tied 3-3)

Posted by Dave on 27 May 2013 - 08:50 PM

Keep up the intensity and between 1 and 99 more goals for Detroit would be great.

#2412855 WCSF Game 6 GDT- Blackhawks 4 @ Red Wings 3, - (Series tied 3-3)

Posted by Dave on 27 May 2013 - 07:34 PM

Team isn't playing hard they will lose this game unless they make an adjustment... Jimmy should have found that puck goals his fault

That's not true at all. The team can't win a face off and cannot clear the zone worth s***. Not Jimmy's fault at all.

#2411809 WCSF Game 5 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Blackhawks 4, (DET leads series 3-2)

Posted by Dave on 25 May 2013 - 08:50 PM

Detroit did not come to play tonight. Awful showing.

#2405556 WCSF Game 1 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Blackhawks 4, (CHI leads series 1-0)

Posted by Dave on 15 May 2013 - 09:22 PM


#2405442 WCSF Game 1 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Blackhawks 4, (CHI leads series 1-0)

Posted by Dave on 15 May 2013 - 08:47 PM

Gee, congrats, do you want us to tell you how awesome you are? You've said plenty more things that did not pan out.
Lashoff is not better than Smith.

Crymson disagreeing with someone? Say it ain't so!!