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#2544115 future captains?

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on Yesterday, 10:51 PM

Two words:



#2543471 Franzen to 7-day IR

Posted by trule23 on 22 October 2014 - 09:24 PM

our offense is sucking because our second line hasnt found it yet, why does everyone rag on our fourth line because the offense is bad? there shut down guys thats their job, scoring goals isnt their job. sheahan and tatar just havent found it yet but when they get going you will see our offense improve

#2543441 Rating the Defense through 6 games

Posted by nawein on 22 October 2014 - 05:19 PM

3 comments deep and nobody has mention that Glendening isn't a defenseman yet. He's a center.

#2543421 Franzen to 7-day IR

Posted by Son of a Wing on 22 October 2014 - 03:15 PM

People seem to think that by adding talent to the top, everyone just bumps down the depth chart and their role changes.


Nope. This isn't a video game.  Glendening, Andersson and Miller are doing a great job in their checking/shutdown role through the first few games.  


So much so that they've earned more playing time.  They've had some of the toughest matchups and have shut down the opposition from scoring. 


Limiting goals is just as important as scoring them.  Look to the top-9 guys if you have issues with the amount of goals being scored.

#2543334 Franzen to 7-day IR

Posted by WingsallTheway on 22 October 2014 - 12:17 AM






if holland is around:





ok im done

#2543372 Weiss

Posted by kipwinger on 22 October 2014 - 09:36 AM


Maybe because the coaching stuff expected more from him (including pre-season ?). ) It doesn't matter how much money a player is making if he doesn't perform Babcock won't play the guy, simple.


Is that what's going on? 


Because Babcock and Holland's own comments suggest that he's not playing because they want to bring him along slowly, but that they've impressed by his attitude and hard work. 


This seems like another installment of "Frank speculates on something but plays it off like fact". 

#2543340 Buffalo to retire Hasek's number

Posted by kliq on 22 October 2014 - 12:58 AM


I read hfboards a lot (the history section), and he's ranked number 1 by many posters there.  I consider many of them to be experts based on their hockey knowledge.  I wish I had some of their hockey knowledge.  


For the record, I do agree he is the best of all time. His peak was unmatched by any other goaltender ever. He literally dominated. We are on the same page, the only difference is the lists you read rank him #1, the lists I have read have not.


I bought a book "Best of the Best" by Scott Morrison where it ranks the best players ever at every position in the modern and original 6 era's, and it ranks him #3 in the modern era (behind Brodeur and Roy). Like I said though, I disagree.

EDIT I also think Osgood deserves more credit than most give him


One of the most telling quotes I heard about Chris Osgood is the following (It may not be word for word):


"If I showed any hockey expert the statistics of Chris Osgood, they would say the guy is a sure firer Hall Of Famer, then when I show them that the player is Chris Osgood, they change their tune". This is the definition of underrated. Not basing an assessment on results, but rather opinion/bias/preconceived notion.

#2543299 10/21 GDT - Red Wings 1 at Canadiens 2 (OT)

Posted by WhiteLightning91 on 21 October 2014 - 09:56 PM

You guys are embarrassing. Quit whining about the zebra's. It's just the lowest form of complaining in sports.


The rule is the rule. Abby F'ed up and made contact with the goalie. Yes, Price leaned in for the call, but distinguishing that in real time is nearly impossible for a ref.


The no-goal is a moot point if this team could figure out the power play. If the Wings score even 1 tonight, they win.


As for crying about the defense, nope. They've given up fewer goals than all but 2 teams in the league. If you wanna complain about the offense from the back-end, that's a different story. It needs to be better. But defensive zone coverage has been fine. Lapses will happen to every team, every game. Overall, our back end has been more than adequate to win every game. Isn't that all you can ask for?


If you want to stand on your soapbox and blow a gasket over the lack of goal scoring, fine. Completely justified, and I will share your frustration. If you want to gripe about the bantam-level power play that has been on display, go ahead. Again, you are warranted. But the grumbling in regards to two or three Dmen every game is just a waste of finger strength and bandwidth. The defensive coverage and all members of the defense have been fine.

#2543268 Franzen to 7-day IR

Posted by WingsallTheway on 21 October 2014 - 09:20 PM





#2543076 10/21 GDT - Red Wings 1 at Canadiens 2 (OT)

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 21 October 2014 - 08:26 PM

Did someone say Scotch?

#2543015 Devils Sign Tootoo

Posted by FireCaptain on 21 October 2014 - 08:01 PM

Grab the tissues. I mean, I totally just got dust in my eyes. DON'T JUDGE ME! haha Nice article on thehockeynews.com



His brother’s suicide note said only this: “Jor, go all the way. Take care of the family. You’re the man. Terence.”

For Jordin Tootoo, it was the crossroads of his career. He’d either quit hockey right then and there, or heed his brother’s last words to him and continue on to become the first Inuk to play in the NHL.




#2542955 Babcock " I dont think it will be my final year here"

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 21 October 2014 - 07:36 PM

I think they should throw money on the bench before every game, and into the stands while Chris ilitch flexes in a muscle shirt.

Just give him five at five.
Get it done.
He's doing more on the bench than Weiss is.
(Ba dum tsss)
Yes, give him more than he's asking for, and ilitch would be at center ice, to clear up any confusion on location.

#2542953 Eklund: (Haha, I know, but) Toronto/San Jose

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 21 October 2014 - 07:30 PM

Really? He had a down year last year (still scored 30 pts), but other than that he's always been pretty darn good. He's big, nasty, and produces in the O-zone. I think he'd be a major asset on any team in this league. He'd easily become the number 1 D-man in SJ right away IMO. Vlasic is smart in the D-zone, but wayyyy less physical and produces a whole lot less in the O-zone.

So I just don't like him then.
I haven't watched enough of him to say the things Ive seen that I dislike about him are constant or even consistent things, but every physical play I've seen from him is either dirty or puts him out of position.

But sj does need a shakeup, I just don't think trading jumbo is smart, smarter than trading couture, burns, or hertl.
But he's big skilled and physical, and even though he's older, I wouldn't give up his playmakin abilities for a few extra years.

#2542777 slava voynov suspended after domestic violence arrest

Posted by sleepwalker on 21 October 2014 - 10:29 AM

Its unfortunate that whenever anyone is accused of something, that there is a group of people that immediately grab the pitchforks and torches and start chanting "guilty" with zero facts at all.


Lets be rational and reserve judgement until the facts are in. 

#2542943 Babcock " I dont think it will be my final year here"

Posted by Euro_Twins on 21 October 2014 - 07:16 PM

Uhhhh by the sounds of it they're pretty close to a deal. Am I missing something? They're barely off on financials, and off on term by just one year. How is that a low ball? They offered a mirror contract of Holland's. That's a pretty fair place to start negotiations IMO. Also wouldn't that deal make him one of the highest paid coaches in the entire league?

I think it would be the highest paid coaching contract in the league if I'm not mistaken. He's was already pretty close to the top (and was when he signed) at $2m