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#2622146 Then and Now: Tatar vs Hudler

Posted by darkmanx on Yesterday, 11:19 AM

Tatar is similar to Hudler, but a bit bigger and quite a bit faster.  Hudler puts up more points now, but a lot of that is a reflection of his roles with the Flames.

 

Where is eva ? We need him to confirm this.




#2621969 Voracek gets rich! over 8mil per

Posted by darkmanx on 31 July 2015 - 06:55 PM

 

I'm not going into the nerd-stats because I'm not interested in them if you trust them fine I don't. I've said countless times that OV is the better goalscorer but OVERALL I'd take Toews just look at the Selke nominations for the best two-way-player who many does OV have ? Yes 0 nominations Toews doesn't only have nominations he has also won one. So if you want to build your team around a one dimenionsal (but obviously elite at that) player fine, I'd trust my gut and take an excellent two-way-player who has shown that he can will himself and his team to a cup(s).

 

Since your bringing up Toews selke's, and great two way play. Let's see if the gap is really that close for the defensive argument you are clinging to.

 

Let's compare the resumes to show how Toews all around play doesn't account for Ovi's all around play.

 

Toews:

1 Selke
1 Conn Smythe

 

Oh yea, that 1 selke really shows Toews is soo great defensively. He is absolutely just miles above everyone else, especially Ovi. He has a whopping 1 more Selke after all. Like I said before, are you saying Bergeron is better then Toews?

Ovechkin:

2005-06 NHL Calder Memorial Trophy
2007-08 NHL Art Ross Trophy
2007-08 NHL Hart Memorial Trophy
2007-08 NHL Maurice Richard Trophy
2007-08 NHL Ted Lindsay Award
2008-09 NHL Hart Memorial Trophy
2008-09 NHL Maurice Richard Trophy
2008-09 NHL Ted Lindsay Award
2009-10 NHL Ted Lindsay Award
2012-13 NHL Hart Memorial Trophy
2012-13 NHL Maurice Richard Trophy
2013-14 NHL Maurice Richard Trophy
2014-15 NHL Maurice Richard Trophy

 

Oh yea, let me also mention one of these players is a generational talent, the other is just a very good player.




#2621906 Voracek gets rich! over 8mil per

Posted by darkmanx on 31 July 2015 - 09:45 AM

I mean he's a point per game player. That's pretty much what they go for now. Not like he got Toews Kane money. Freaking ROR got 7.5 per.

 

Exactly. Not a bad deal at all especially when you compare his contract with the horrible contracts by Kane and Toews.




#2621886 Jonathan Quick on snipers, including Datsyuk

Posted by darkmanx on 30 July 2015 - 08:39 PM

This is one of my fav goals by Datsyuk. The way Quick looks back at who the hell shot it sums up this article perfectly.

 




#2621568 Holtby Asking for $8M

Posted by darkmanx on 25 July 2015 - 03:41 PM

I'm not saying they're not good or useful. I'm saying that telling someone that "stats overrule their opinion" may not always be accurate and you should rely on both. As the season wore on, we got worse defensively. I think the stats if broken down by month would probably show that and as an average we may have been a top 10 defensive team. But we weren't a top ten defensive team all year last year. We went from really good to pretty bad, so a season long average doesn't tell the whole story. That's all I'm saying.

 

Well with analytics you can break anything down you want, that's the point of stats. You can say the same about any other team, at the end of the year we "Averaged" a certain number just like everyone else. Over 82 games we were absolutely a top 10 defensive team.

 

I do hold stats to a higher value then someone scouting. When someone is scouting a player, it's a small sample size since they don't scout all 82 games. Analytics allow you to have the numbers in front of you and measure performance in which you cannot by watching. When making the hard decisions I would use analytics over what someone saw with there eye. Sorry if that bothers you, but it's my opinion.




#2621560 Holtby Asking for $8M

Posted by darkmanx on 25 July 2015 - 01:48 PM

 
People who watched the games saw that, not everyone is following games while looking at some excel spreadsheets or having their calculator ready. Hopefully this mathfreaks trend is going away as fast as it came because it's annoying having to fast forward podcasts and filter TSN hockeynews just to get the desired information while having to read through stupid graphics and formulas.
 
Anyhow great deal for Holtby and the Capitals by the end of this contract he will still be in his prime and could get even more if he works on his game.


Statistics overrule what you think you saw. Sorry bud analytics aren't going anywhere.


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#2621553 Holtby Asking for $8M

Posted by darkmanx on 25 July 2015 - 09:05 AM

Not to make excuses for Howard as I don't much but those teams the other goalies play on their defense is a bit better than the Wings

As for Holtby, cash in when ya can man....

 

That's not true at all, Detroit was one of the better defensive teams in the NHL last year.

 

Detroit only allowed 27.4 shots per game (top 5) faceoffs 54.6% (top 5) and most importantly, goals allowed 2.26 (top 15).

 

Advanced stats back up their ranking as a top 10 defensive club, with Corsi For % and Fenwick For % 6th and 8th, respectively.




#2621511 Jim Devellano on Mantha's play: "Very disappointing"

Posted by darkmanx on 24 July 2015 - 02:00 PM

 
You call it "spam". I call it a resourse. :lol:


Too late. Hudler already took all the bookings.


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#2621502 Free agents this off season

Posted by darkmanx on 24 July 2015 - 01:04 PM

Smart move for the Habs.
 
1 year deal on the cheap...A motivated, and healthy Semin could easily hit 30  goals.


30 goals on Montreal? Lol

He will be responsible for more goals against then he actually scores. Book it.


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#2621501 Remaing RFAs to be signed - Jurco, Pulkkinen, Aubry

Posted by darkmanx on 24 July 2015 - 01:01 PM

Semin signs with Candiens for $1.1m, 1 year term.  
 
http://www.tsn.ca/ca...m-deal-1.335588
 
Kenny, we could have done that, couldn't we?  With Dats and Z's leadership in the locker room, they could have gotten his lazy arse back to a respectable performance level.  


Who cares. We don't need players with motivational issues. People slamming Mantha would have a field day with Semin.


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#2621485 Jim Devellano on Mantha's play: "Very disappointing"

Posted by darkmanx on 24 July 2015 - 11:45 AM

Blashill:

 

Q. You coached Anthony Mantha for a season. What is your assessment?

 

A. First of all, the expectation level on Anthony was too high, and in part that was his fault. When you have a career like that in juniors, the expectations are too high.

He got hurt two times during the season, and that made it difficult on him — especially at the beginning of the year, when you are establishing good habits. And then right before the playoffs, in June.

 

I think Anthony has a skill set that will allow him to be a great player.

 

I think Anthony still needs to learn to work as hard as you have to work, shift in and shift out, moving his feet, in order to utilize that skill set at the American league level and the NHL level. And it would have been impossible for him to realize he had to do that at the junior level, because he didn’t have to.

 

Until you’ve faced a level where you actually have to, you’re never going to make those adjustments ...

 

That doesn’t happen overnight …

 

I agree 100% with Blash. If your expectations were he was going to perform the way he did in juniors then it's your own fault for setting your own expectations that high. He had a broken leg and was injured before the playoffs. Absolutely nothing wrong with him performing at .5 PPG for his first AHL season against actual men. Patience from the Wing fanbase should be expected....




#2621416 Jim Devellano on Mantha's play: "Very disappointing"

Posted by darkmanx on 24 July 2015 - 08:58 AM

A Larkin like transition? Give me a break. Larkin played a grand total of 6 games in Grand Rapids. Sure, he looked great, but anyone can pull that off in such a small sample size, especially coming off an unbelievable college season, World Juniors, and World Championships. I'm willing to bet that Mantha could have pulled off similar numbers in the 2014 playoffs with the Griffins, if Val d'Or didn't go on such a deep run, winning the President's Cup and going on to play for the Memorial Cup. Confidence is huge in any professional sport, and hockey is no different. Larkin was coming into the Calder Cup playoffs oozing confidence, just as Mantha would have a year prior. Instead, Mantha came into training camp last offseason oozing confidence and looking great, and then fractured his right tibia, and as a result was out for 2 months, missing the Red Wings training camp and the Griffins training camp, and just never got his game on track after that. Some act as such a serious leg injury is no big deal, and he should have immediately regained form. I do think he had a rough season, and he probably should have ended the regular season on a more positive note, or at the very least should have been more of an impact by playoffs. However, I do believe that we will see a completely different player in Grand Rapids this season. I expect he will hover at or around a point per game pace the entire season. Here's to hoping... 

 

Also he didn't have a proper training camp like the other guys. He started it, got injured before the season started then had to get back into shape while healing his injured leg. The fact he scored .5 PPG is pretty good, he was also playing on the 3rd/4th lines for awhile as well getting limited minutes and being stuck with Potter didn't help.

 

Edit: Forgot he was also injured before the playoffs as well.




#2621316 Remaing RFAs to be signed - Jurco, Pulkkinen, Aubry

Posted by darkmanx on 23 July 2015 - 12:13 PM

 
Let me know when he figures out how to do that in the NHL on a relatively consistent basis


Let me know when he's given an actual full NHL season to at least try.


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#2620422 Ryan O’Reilly Charged With Impaired Driving

Posted by darkmanx on 13 July 2015 - 09:12 PM

No more lady byng for him.




#2620407 Mitch Callahan signed 1-year - 600k

Posted by darkmanx on 13 July 2015 - 07:35 PM