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#2622052 Then and Now: Tatar vs Hudler

Posted by Echolalia on Yesterday, 05:47 PM

I'm confused by the title of the thread, are we comparing Hudler when he was a Wing to Tatar? Cuz last season Hudler put up like 76 points, which I would say is definitely better than anything Tatar has done in the NHL. But if we're going with just their time as a wing, I feel like Tatar is more involved in the play, more noticeable, and doesn't seem to care that he's the smallest guy on the ice, which is refreshing to see in anyone. As far as points go, they're kinda in the same area, although Tatar's sample size is only two seasons, and he could easily become a more reliable scorer than Hudler was here. So I think Tatar has/will have more of an impact here than Hudler did.


#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.

 




#2621873 Free agents this off season

Posted by kipwinger on 30 July 2015 - 03:36 PM

Neither of Ehrhoff or Franson will sign a one year deal.  I'd stake my poor reputation on it. 




#2621839 Free agents this off season

Posted by e_prime on 30 July 2015 - 11:31 AM

Not a single one of those forwards interest me.  The only way I'm taking on a forward is if we move a couple and it's for an upgrade.

These guys just aren't going to make any difference.

 

On D, the only two I had any interest were Franson and Ehrhoff... but that was before we got Green.

The only way I'm interested in either of them now is if we could move Kindl and Ericsson's contract.  Which just ain't likely to happen.




#2621828 Voynov pleads "No Contest" to Domestic Violence Charge

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 30 July 2015 - 11:16 AM

What af****** joke


#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. 

 

http://www.theplayer...-kings-snipers/

 

 

 

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.

 




#2621737 Babcock's already losing it?

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

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#2621675 Holtby Asking for $8M

Posted by Buppy on 28 July 2015 - 01:15 AM

 

Only girls use wifi... back when hockey didn't suck we used hi-fi

Real hockey was played on icebergs by Vikings with axe blades strapped to their feet who just skated around trying to kill each other with the axe handles. Real radio was a wandering minstrel who sang stirring anthems and ribald ballads for a leg of roast mutton.




#2621627 Holtby Asking for $8M

Posted by kipwinger on 27 July 2015 - 11:25 AM

The old eyeball test.  Keeping the Earth flat and at the center of the solar system since the dawn of man.  Gotta love it. 




#2621562 Remaing RFAs to be signed - Jurco, Pulkkinen, Aubry

Posted by nawein on 25 July 2015 - 03:01 PM

I'm hoping that is an experiment we will see.
 
PP #1 Hank, Pav, Abby Kronner, Green
PP #2 Nyquist, Richards, Jurco, Dekeyser, Pulkkinen.
 
 
 
Nice!


Not a chance Jurco or Pulkkinen are on the PP over Tatar, much less both.


#2621561 Remaing RFAs to be signed - Jurco, Pulkkinen, Aubry

Posted by Euro_Twins on 25 July 2015 - 02:25 PM

I'm hoping that is an experiment we will see.
 
PP #1 Hank, Pav, Abby Kronner, Green
PP #2 Nyquist, Richards, Jurco, Dekeyser, Pulkkinen.
 
 
 
Nice!


I'd rather have kronner by himself on the first unit like last year and dd and green together on the second because kronner can qb the pp by himself dekeyser isn't great offensively and green isn't great defensively so that would work out better for both


#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.




#2621495 Remaing RFAs to be signed - Jurco, Pulkkinen, Aubry

Posted by amato on 24 July 2015 - 12:39 PM

We had room to add one veteran forward (barely). Richards > semin


#2621336 Wings lose scout to leafs

Posted by rick zombo on 23 July 2015 - 02:02 PM

Just saw on twitter stupid Babcock stole Andersen's right hand man ... Forget how his name spelt but he's a Finnish scout and responsible for us drafting Tatar nyquist pulkkinen jarnkrok marchenko nestrasil among a Few others

Seems it's always the wings losing key staff


Stupid leafs



http://octopusthrowe...ds-maple-leafs/

 

Meh. If he was Andersson's right hand man, then technically Andersson was more responsible for drafting those guys.

 

But yeah. Babcock and the Leafs can go get  f***ed  any time know.




#2621333 Jim Devellano on Mantha's play: "Very disappointing"

Posted by rick zombo on 23 July 2015 - 01:28 PM

I honestly think the Mantha backlash was completely based on the fact that Wings fans haven't had too many first round, blue chip prospects to boner over in 20 years. We were starving for one. So when Mantha came along, the hype got out of hand.