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#2530804 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by Sprsquirt7 on 09 July 2014 - 12:24 PM

Just ask the penguins how easy it is to have quality depth when you pay two players max contracts. There is a reason why the penguins have failed repeatedly. The hawks are better off than the penguins because they actually seem to draft properly, but it will be difficult to find quality 3rd and 4th liners that aren't literal plugs. But on the other hand you cannot let Toews and Kane walk ever if you are the Blackhawks.

#2508374 Puck Daddy: Trotz Head Coach for Caps

Posted by Sprsquirt7 on 09 April 2014 - 11:06 PM

i did not start the topic,it was a red wings fan  that started it,so please stop taking it out on me and the last i check that  this was a place to discuss the detroit red wings,NHL, and Hockey in general


Don't take everyones comments to heart. i enjoy seeing your input from another fan base and you contribute accurately and respectfully, its good seeing other points of view. the only other option on this board is 100% negativity in an irrational way.

#2472453 Franzen having trouble processing information

Posted by Sprsquirt7 on 12 January 2014 - 07:41 PM

I think the cumulative aspect that might be considered is that if you have an undiagnosed concussion and get another hit while that is happening the symptoms and effects can get worse. theoretically it should be a single trauma, but with athletes you know that might not always be the case.

#2430300 Datsyuk Interview

Posted by Sprsquirt7 on 16 July 2013 - 10:22 AM

Puck daddy interview, its quite good!



#2429530 Ilya Kovalchuk announces retirement

Posted by Sprsquirt7 on 11 July 2013 - 02:47 PM

Yea Capgeek has it at 250K, which is almost negligible in the long term. When he retires they won't have to pay him anything so for a team that was not financially well off, this is probably best... but holy crap they are gonna suck. If people didn't watch the devils at all they wouldn't realize how much kovalchuk actually does and how valuable he actually is. Hard to really contemplate this in its totality at the moment.

#2419276 2013 Stanley Cup Finals - Boston Bruins vs. Chicago Blackhawks

Posted by Sprsquirt7 on 11 June 2013 - 05:18 PM

im not sure why others perceive the national anthem as disrespectful in chicago, i think it is one of the coolest things in sports. I like in chicago so ive been to my fair share of the games and the emotion you get from it great. also it was definitely started in response to desert storm, not sure about the year.

I think that the series will be really tight but that the bruins pull it out because they can play that tight hard fought game better than the hawks.

#2414402 WCSF Game 7 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Blackhawks 2 OT (CHI wins series, 4-3)

Posted by Sprsquirt7 on 29 May 2013 - 11:32 AM

Refs for tonight:



"The referees for tonight’s Western Conference semifinal Game 7 between the Chicago Blackhawks and Detroit Red Wings are Stephen Walkom (#24) and Dan O’Rourke (#9).

Working the lines will be “she told me her name was Billy” Jean Morin (#97) and Brian “Killer Bee” Murphy (#97)."

#2369309 Time to blow it up and rebuild

Posted by Sprsquirt7 on 15 March 2013 - 02:05 PM

This is just an awful idea. Pieces should be moved but what you are suggesting is not only wrong but irresponsible to the organization and the fans.

#2359509 Anyone ever used a 2-3 system before?

Posted by Sprsquirt7 on 22 February 2013 - 03:21 PM

I want to just make some thing clear for some people suggesting various things about this 2-3 system. Well any system really. You can run ANY system with ANY 5 players. I have ran a 1-1-3 offensive zone in my career (used when you are substantially weaker than your opponent). This means that you have 1 hard forchecker, one secondary forechecker that reacts with strong side pressure and 3 across the blue line. You essentially then pinch wherever you need to, middle left right. You then have 2 D back the whole time. This is almost identical o a 2-3 system referred to. You just simply have players that need to be in a certain area regardless of their designated position. 


Also there are a few things about the transition from offense to defense. Say you had Datsyuk and Franzen as the two offensive players. You are almost 100% limiting them to covering the opposing teams D in the defensive zone. Now when you think about it that is a complete and utter waste of talent to station Datsyuk up there. Every team in the NHL has 2 D and 1 Center playing down low in their own defensive zone. That center can be the guy who takes faceoffs or the first guy on the backcheck who knows what he's doing. That center while he is considered a forward on paper, is a defenseman in the defensive zone until we break out. This is why guys like Datsyuk, Bergeron, and Backes are far more valuable in hockey than just their stats. This is the purpose of a center for the most part, granted there are some centers that are so offensively gifted that their defensive liabilities are overlooked.


So just so everyone has this straight:


Offensive zone systems are about filling a PLAYER into a need. That player can have any designation they want on paper, but as long as they perform the specific duties of a 2-1-2, 1-3-1, 1-1-3, or any other combination the coach deems appropriate they can run it.


Defensive zone has various ways to play defense against the other teams but that is more dependent on what the other team is doing. So for simplicity sake you have 3 PLAYERS responsible for the individuals playing down low. While 2 other PLAYERS are responsible for the Defenseman of the other team.


The actual make up of who plays what designated position is almost irrelevant. Granted you want to have the best players suited for each role in their specific role.



The real question is should we be more passive in the system or more aggressive or let things play out. Right now we clearly don't have the defenseman to leave them by them selves, I wouldn't mind seeing a more passive counter attack type of game while our injured get healthy. 


But it also doesn't matter your system when your team makes really bad turnovers that lead directly to goals.

#2284555 WCQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings 3, at Nashville Predators 2

Posted by Sprsquirt7 on 13 April 2012 - 01:06 PM

Here's the Wings' motivation for winning the next 4 games. Toss this classless team out of the playoffs.

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This aggravates me to no end... They better come out flying and destroy them tonight.

#2276926 Rule question

Posted by Sprsquirt7 on 02 April 2012 - 12:02 PM

I'm almost positive nothing would have happened had they scored, it was 4 v 4, an even strength situation. Unless there is a specific rule for major vs minor penalty... then id like to know the exact ruling. Google to the rescue!

#2256421 Rinaldo gets two games for the charge on Big E

Posted by Sprsquirt7 on 14 February 2012 - 09:17 AM

The suspension was a message more than a direct punishment for the hit. It was a borderline hit with him leaving his feet. If this was the first time he had gotten into trouble or had been a clean player beforehand he would likely get away with a fine or less. But he had two fines from one game last week in which he was let off easy, you only get so many chances with shanahan. This is a culmination suspension.

#2248934 Hemsky : Knee on knee hit

Posted by Sprsquirt7 on 24 January 2012 - 10:10 AM

How can you call that malicious in any way? Hemsky is not even looking up, he's staring at the puck on the boards the whole time!

...Man you guys made it seem a lot worse than what I just witnessed >.>

Yea I thought it was going to be a really bad hit... but that looked not nearly as bad. I would be surprised if he got a suspension as it wasn't that egregious.

#2243739 Marchand Suspended 5 games

Posted by Sprsquirt7 on 10 January 2012 - 09:03 AM

I get the feeling a lot if people didn't play hockey and don't appreciate how dirty this play really is. Im ok with 5, just wanted him suspended.

#2237678 Howard 5th in ASG voting in goalies

Posted by Sprsquirt7 on 20 December 2011 - 06:45 PM

What people fail to realize is the vote is only for those first 6 positions. Beyond that the fan vote has 0 relevance. Anyone saying he will get a few days rest doesn't get it. Jimmy Howard will be in this years asg unless the wings claim an injury. And one period of work isn't going to kill the kid.