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In Topic: Looking for a good documentary/book on hockey history

08 September 2012 - 01:57 PM

If you have any interest in managing, scouting, and other business aspects of the game, Behind the Moves: NHL GMs is an amazing book. Its a little pricey but worth it. Another great read on more recent hockey history, with some great stories on the Wings is Road to Hockeytown by Jim Devellano. You mentioned learning about canadian hockey schools but possibly my favorite is Road to Olympus by Anatoly Tarasov, who was the creator of the Soviet hockey school. As far as documentaries are concerned, I really haven't seen any that really fit what youre looking for

In Topic: Our Current Defense / What Holland Can Do *merged

04 August 2012 - 12:37 AM

My opinion that has some decent risk with the potential for very high reward is to submit an offer sheet to Kulikov. Consistent and steady in all three zones with a high driven passing game and great work ethic. He's played in all situations and at the right price could be one of the best options in the league. I don't see a guy like Tallon, however letting him get away. My guess is the offer would have to be roughly 4mil, which sends a 1st rounder to Florida. I don't see any reason not to pursue for all the upside this kid brings.

In Topic: Who is your favorite player from a team besides the Wings?

30 July 2012 - 11:01 PM

C - Danny Briere
RW - Bobby Ryan
LW - Tuomo Ruutu
D - Oliver Ekman-Larsson*
D - Brian Campbell
G - Jonas Hiller

Honorable Mention: Nik Antropov, Alexei Ponikarovsky

* Favorite

In Topic: Holland Content with Current Roster

22 July 2012 - 05:24 AM

Holland should be content with our forward situation as we got an energetic enforcer in Tootoo, a veteran winger in Sammy, and this guy to replace Hudler...

If he can use the trade market to pick up a top 4 d-man without overspending, ill be pretty happy too.

In Topic: Are Russian players "really" lazy

14 July 2012 - 01:47 AM

Russians players are often lone stars who might work hard but don't function very well in a group. This is one reason the russian national team rarely has any success, all those stars but they can't play together.

HAHAHA. Your lack of hockey knowledge astounds me. The Russian national team has been ranked in the top 2 for the last 5 years, the last 4 being ranked #1 in the IIHF international Men's Rankings. They haven't fallen out of the top 5 since 2004. As far as their playing style goes, the system is based on the betterment of the team, fundamentals that were placed on the program during its starting Soviet years by Anatoly Tarasov who describes the ideal player as "having tactical intuition, precision work with his partners, perfect orientation, a feeling of the game, the ability to see, understand, and even anticipate the actions of the closest and furthermost opponents and partners. And what is most important, all these qualities must be retained and put into use in the toughest moments of the game, when the pitch of a game is at its highest, when the emotions of players are as taut as bow strings." These are the characteristics that Tarasov placed upon his team when founding the program in the USSR and these characteristics still hold true to the system today. Watch an international game played by the Russian nationals; every player, even guys like Semin and Radulov, are working their ass off for their team and anything it takes to make them win.