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#2621877 Red wings jersey!

Posted by barabbas16 on 30 July 2015 - 04:45 PM

Nah that wouldn't be weird... as soon as Minnesota or Dallas participate in a Winter Classic.

#2621890 Jonathan Quick on snipers, including Datsyuk

Posted by kickazz on 30 July 2015 - 10:05 PM

Toews is not overrated. He's like zetterberg. He's got superior
Defense, puck control skills, vision, and competitiveness, and above average everything else. He's just not flashy, which makes everybody go gaga but doesnt make someone one iota more "elite". Kopitar is the same way.

I agree about the type of player he is. I just take issue with giving him more credit about certain parts of the game than he deserves. He's not a "sniper" as this article's subject is imo. Nothing that Quick mentioned about him really convinced me how Toews is an elite sniper. All he said was that he is "constantly moving, constantly working".. just sounds like unrelated praise to me. Which is fine but not truly related. I guess it was good to use Toews in the article to segway into the Toews/Kane chemistry. The Kane stuff he mentioned was right on point; he does go between the stick and legs A LOT and get's goals quite a bit with it. 

#2621737 Babcock's already losing it?

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 28 July 2015 - 09:39 PM


Livia Soprano

#2621804 Jonathan Quick on snipers, including Datsyuk

Posted by luvmnger on 29 July 2015 - 03:06 PM

i like these articles...they feel real to me. not just a fluff piece. 

it comes across as open honest human writing.

#2621802 Jonathan Quick on snipers, including Datsyuk

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 29 July 2015 - 02:38 PM

Jonathan Quick has a piece in the Player's Tribune on snipers in the NHL.  It's a good read an an interesting perspective on goaltending.  He picks Datsyuk as one of the snipers to highlight. 






Most guys have a little tell. You look at where the puck is in relation to their feet, or the way they’re bending their knees to get ready to shoot, and you just know what’s going to happen before it happens. But the problem with Datsyuk is that he fools you with his intentions. He will be way out on the wall with his hands, feet, and eyes positioned for a cross-ice pass — and it’s the right decision. It’s what 99 percent of players will do in that situation. So you instantly start cheating your eyes over to where he’s going to pass. Next thing you know — what the hell? — the puck is behind you in the net. He shot it. Who shoots from there? Datsyuk shoots from there.


#2621578 Free agents this off season

Posted by arag on 25 July 2015 - 05:36 PM

I want karacter , guy show no karacter

It will be pure gold

this is desrespek for the sport. Lol. If only Habs would have gotten Lucic. Would have been a pure comedy.

#2621545 Remaing RFAs to be signed - Jurco, Pulkkinen, Aubry

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 24 July 2015 - 09:46 PM

Wooo, I like the two years on jurco. One less contract to deal with next year.. Here's to hoping he starts developing towards a physical goal scorer :)

Even if he doesn't light up the scoresheet, a big, physical, fast kid whos defensively responsible and can still bring a good amount of skill to the bottom six isn't a bad thing.

#2621506 Jim Devellano on Mantha's play: "Very disappointing"

Posted by rick zombo on 24 July 2015 - 01:37 PM

You mean bumped up past all the escort spam?  ;)


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

#2621518 Holtby Asking for $8M

Posted by Shinzaki on 24 July 2015 - 04:35 PM

Howard's contract doesn't look bad at all now....

#2621520 Remaing RFAs to be signed - Jurco, Pulkkinen, Aubry

Posted by germanwing on 24 July 2015 - 04:55 PM

Detroit Red Wings @DetroitRedWings


UPDATE: The #RedWings have agreed to terms with F Tomas Jurco on a two-year deal.

#2621327 Lovable Dan Cleary update thread

Posted by roboturner on 23 July 2015 - 01:03 PM

Thank you all for the kind words and well wishes. Means a lot.

#2621329 Jim Devellano on Mantha's play: "Very disappointing"

Posted by krsmith17 on 23 July 2015 - 01:05 PM

Read that earlier too zombo. Great read, but I figured it would fall on deaf ears around here...

#2621325 Jim Devellano on Mantha's play: "Very disappointing"

Posted by rick zombo on 23 July 2015 - 12:47 PM

Outstanding article on Mantha from WiiM



#2621263 Pulkkinen re-signs.... 1 year deal

Posted by Helmethead on 23 July 2015 - 09:30 AM

If we got Buff then we'd have the stuff.

#2621220 Holtby Asking for $8M

Posted by wings87 on 22 July 2015 - 03:31 PM

If our Henrik  were a netminder - he'd never wear a goalie mask since his Viking-Warrior like beard would be more than adequate.

I see a Mcgrattan like Zetterberg thread popping up in our future.