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#2482327 Kris Letang Suffers Stroke

Posted by dirtydangles on 07 February 2014 - 02:21 PM

Further testing also revealed that Letang, 26, has had a very small hole in the wall of his heart since birth. This small defect in the wall is present in all individuals before birth but seals shut in most people. It is possible that the hole in the heart led to the stroke.

The hole is between the two atria - not a hole leading into the thorax like it sounds. It is normal in everyone to have a hole called the foramen ovale - which shunts blood past the lungs due to blood being oxygenated by the mother while in the womb - its actually quite common that this does not fully close (into a fossa ovalis) in people after birth - but it is pretty uncommon that this would not be found in a high performance athlete by now.




#2482227 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by dirtydangles on 07 February 2014 - 12:44 AM

I heard it was Nyquist + Smith and a 1st (Mantha)

Since then Nyquist stock has risen and Edler's has fallen. Canucks have a lot of pressure right now to make moves. They've held on too long to players and blown a lot of opportunities (Luongo)

I would be okay with Tatar + Smith + 1st/2nd + salary dump. Edler was an elite defensemen not too long ago. We desperately need a RH d man

Edler is a lefty. I think that is too much to give up. Tatar alone would hurt so much. I'd give Jurco + 1st + cap dump and that is the highest I would go for Edler at this point. In a perfect world - Andersson + Kindl + 1st + 3rd + lower cap dump




#2482077 Glendening vs Andersson

Posted by dirtydangles on 06 February 2014 - 09:16 PM

So does Glendening

Glendening has decent wheels - I think most people would back me on this. You are the first person I have heart say that Andersson has top end speed and also the first person I have heard call Glendening slow. Agree to disagree I guess.




#2481865 Glendening vs Andersson

Posted by dirtydangles on 06 February 2014 - 08:01 PM

Skating- Andersson Both have similar top end speed, Andersson has better acceleration and agility.  

Faceoffs- Andersson Glendening is still learning after being a winger for most of his hockey career and should get better, but might and should doesn't get you much.

Offensive awareness Andersson Neither have lit it up, but Andersson at least has 13 points.  Glendening gets less TOI a game and hasn't played with many quality line mates but he should have more than 4 assists at this point.

Defensive awareness-push  neither are Selke candidates, but both are solid defensive forwards

Grit-Glendening Andersson is about as gritty as a marshmallow while Glendening is at least willing to get in peoples' faces.

You can't be serious - Andersson has Bert speed.




#2480401 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by dirtydangles on 02 February 2014 - 04:07 PM

Wings need a solid dman. Tonight was exhibit A again. We don't need anymore firepower unless you want to start winning games 8-5. 




#2480399 The NHL reffing affecting the game

Posted by dirtydangles on 02 February 2014 - 04:06 PM

Z got manhandled multiple times that game with no call including one right before the end of the 3rd. It makes sense then that the Caps don't get a soft pp in OT then - but the refs do it anyway. I don't mind the Z no call if they don't make that soft call in OT. 




#2480311 2/2 GDT: Red Wings 5 at Capitals 6 (OT)

Posted by dirtydangles on 02 February 2014 - 03:20 PM

With a mediocre goalie we might actually have won this one.

Howard literally has a 50/50 chance of stopping Ovi - he just has nothing on Ovi for some reason.




#2480307 2/2 GDT: Red Wings 5 at Capitals 6 (OT)

Posted by dirtydangles on 02 February 2014 - 03:19 PM

congrats refs! And somehow the NHL spins it that Ovi is a hero despite doing dick-all all game. If they put the whistle away for the wings do the same the other way.




#2480266 2/2 GDT: Red Wings 5 at Capitals 6 (OT)

Posted by dirtydangles on 02 February 2014 - 03:12 PM

Z got molested out there with no call - he gets penalized for that "trip" earlier. Cmon refs at least make it LOOK like you aren't being one sided. 




#2480244 2/2 GDT: Red Wings 5 at Capitals 6 (OT)

Posted by dirtydangles on 02 February 2014 - 02:59 PM

How many Abby's does it take to screw in a lightbulb? Infinite because he has no hands. 




#2480204 2/2 GDT: Red Wings 5 at Capitals 6 (OT)

Posted by dirtydangles on 02 February 2014 - 02:48 PM

Holland - please buy some D. Signed - red wings fans.




#2480189 2/2 GDT: Red Wings 5 at Capitals 6 (OT)

Posted by dirtydangles on 02 February 2014 - 02:47 PM

Neuvirth is making game stopping saves every shift seemingly, that's the difference right now.

Howard isn't doing us any favours tonight. He is making the saves he should be making but cmon can we get a highway robbery or two please? 




#2479734 What's wrong with Pasha? (Mod warning post #57)

Posted by dirtydangles on 01 February 2014 - 08:41 PM

http://www.detroitne...close-returning

 

What complicates the matter for Datsyuk further is the fact he is the captain for the Russian national team for the rapidly approaching Winter Olympics. The tournament is something Datsyuk has eagerly waited for. He insists he will not miss the Olympics.
 
But they’re now a little more than two weeks away.
 
“It would help if I play a few games before the Olympics, come back and (help) conditioning-wise and speedwise,” Datsyuk said. “I just have two weeks and we’re doing everything to help.”
 
What busts my nuggets is that Datsyuk considers playing for the Wings before the olympics as a "conditioning" exercise in order to be ready for the olympics (which he insists on playing in even with the injury). Detroit really needs him too just as his country does but he is only contemplating playing injured for Russia. While I agree that he is injured - I just don't like that he will risk himself in Russia with this injury and potentially put himself out of Detroit longer as a result. I would hope that Detroit would be at least as important to him and not just a conditioning opportunity at this point. Maybe the language barrier makes this quote seem worse than what Datsyuk intended to say so I might be overreacting. 



#2479566 Injury Updates

Posted by dirtydangles on 31 January 2014 - 10:27 PM

I don't like that Datsyuk's plan is: to get in a few games before the olympics. When you put it like that it sounds like he just wants the couple games in Detroit for conditioning purposes for the olympics.

 

It should be - Datsyuk is trying to hurry back to help detroit before the olympic break. 




#2479385 1/31 GDT: Capitals 3 @ Red Wings 4 (F/SO)

Posted by dirtydangles on 31 January 2014 - 09:21 PM

Can we just take a moment to admire at what a beast Sheahan is: 14 games 9 points, +2, 0 PIM. If he played the full season like this he could have won the Calder.