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#2685484 Mrazek's "Farewell to the Joe" Mask for 2016/2017

Posted by TheXym on 03 September 2016 - 03:39 PM

Howard will be hard pressed to have a mask as sweet as the one Petr had made. I have a hunch the customization job will be decidedly average. ;)

#2683758 Hall of Fame Worthy

Posted by TheXym on 24 July 2016 - 04:17 PM

Don't forget time lost due to lockouts. That would have added to point totals as well.

#2683371 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by TheXym on 17 July 2016 - 08:35 PM

I don't know, the speed of Helm and AA with Vanek at net front could be a line that gives defenders fits. It would be a pretty vicious third line (maybe even a 2B line) if they click. They'd likely draw more 2nd and 3rd pair defensive matchups if they are slotted as a third line.

#2683330 Wings file for abitration with Peter Mrazek

Posted by TheXym on 17 July 2016 - 06:29 AM

As mentioned earlier, historically with the Wings, the arbitration was to prevent tendering of an offer sheet. Personally, I think DDK signs before, and if Kenny wants to gamble for a short term bridge deal it goes to arbitration. I think Mrazek has said he wants either two or four years previously.n I wouldn't be surprised if he got it done before the hearing as well.

#2683056 Pulkkinen re-signs with a 1 year deal

Posted by TheXym on 13 July 2016 - 10:35 AM

Detroit Red Wings ‏@DetroitRedWings 3m3 minutes ago

UPDATE: The Detroit #RedWings today re-signed RW Teemu Pokémon to a one-year contract: http://redwn.gs/29RCxMX
Amazing tweet lol

Small European forwards.... Kenny just has to catch them all.

#2682961 Revisiting the 2011 Entry Draft

Posted by TheXym on 12 July 2016 - 10:09 AM

It's an interesting thought exercise, that's for sure. Ultimately, though, it's a fascinating "what if?" (I used to like those comics from Marvel back in the day, and ended up making a killing on them when I sold them off). There is no real way to prove or disprove the conjecture, and certainly no advanced stats to bring into play.

I agree 100% with krsmith' analysis of the Jurco situation. As far as echo's question, if the only objective way to view a draft pick as bust or not is how the player turns out for that team, then the jury is still out on Jurco (I still hope he puts it together, though he is on my trade bait list, to be honest). As a side thought, Jurco played a role on the Griffins championship and that helped some of the other players from that team in their development, so does that redeem the draft pick from bust status or mitigate the mismanagement factor? Again, it is interesting to think about.

#2682942 Should any of #91, #13, #40, #30 be retired? Poll/Discussion

Posted by TheXym on 11 July 2016 - 10:12 PM

I was no for Ozzie, but if he gets in the HHOF (and if you look at his stats, they hold up IMHO compared to other goalies who have been enshrined) it would open the door. As much as I think he should get in the HHOF, if he doesn't, no way his number goes up. In some ways, you could hold that standard for everyone up for jersey retirement. If they are in the conversation for retirement of the jersey, they should be in HHOF consideration as well.

Draper and Maltby would be candidates for the ring of honor idea I mentioned previously but nowhere near jersey retirement status.

#2682887 Should any of #91, #13, #40, #30 be retired? Poll/Discussion

Posted by TheXym on 11 July 2016 - 08:24 AM

Great description of Homer and the others. You're spot on. I laughed at the Murphy's glasses reference.

What about a ring of honor in the new arena to recognize that second tier of significant Wings, kind of like what Montreal has? It would be a good way to recognize the Grind Line, Shanny, Holmstrom, Redmond, etc. without cheapening the jersey retirement.

#2682859 Should any of #91, #13, #40, #30 be retired? Poll/Discussion

Posted by TheXym on 10 July 2016 - 07:40 PM

I vaguely remember that article. Thanks for digging it up.

#2682849 Should any of #91, #13, #40, #30 be retired? Poll/Discussion

Posted by TheXym on 10 July 2016 - 05:44 PM

I was aware of Nicholls. Compared to the rest of his career it could be viewed as a fluke, though he did hit 100 in another season. It doesn't diminish Yzerman's achievement any. Yzerman had also had seasons with 137 and 127 points in the midst of six straight 100+ point seasons.

Messier's top three point seasons were 129, 111, and 107. While he also had six total 100+ point seasons, I think a strong case could be made for Messier overall having the stronger supporting cast for those seasons. Yzerman only had Fedorov for the final three of his run.

#2682845 Should any of #91, #13, #40, #30 be retired? Poll/Discussion

Posted by TheXym on 10 July 2016 - 04:01 PM

Shocky does have a point. Yzerman was never considered the best player, not even top 3 in his position. Gretzky, Lemieux and Messier overshadowed him for a long long time.

How many folks have over 150 points in a season? Stevie is one of them.

#2682769 Should any of #91, #13, #40, #30 be retired? Poll/Discussion

Posted by TheXym on 10 July 2016 - 07:23 AM

Here is a goalie's career stats.

401 Wins, 50 shutouts, 2.49 GAA, .905 save pct in the regular season
In the playoffs, 74 wins, 15 shutouts, .916 save pct, 2.09 GAA.

11th all time wins, 27th all time shutouts,

2 all-star appearances, three Stanley cups, two Jennings awards.

Just looking at those stats, compared to players already in the hall, is he deserving?

If you didn't know that was Osgood, would it sway you?

Here is an article that has some career stat comparisons between Osgood, Roy, Hasek and Brodeur.


Source for stats I listed:

#2682761 Who should get A?

Posted by TheXym on 09 July 2016 - 09:55 PM

Jiri Hudler

Nah, he gets called for hooking too frequently. ;)

#2682366 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by TheXym on 06 July 2016 - 08:07 AM

Apologies if this is the wrong thread for a trade thought - but with the seemingly surplus of Forwards currently signed, the logical move for Holland going forward would be to package some of them in trade to land a top pairing Defenseman.  Last week I would have thought getting a top end guy would have been impossible, however the Subban trade made me question things, so I was wondering what you think it would take for the Wings to land Karlsson from the Sens? 
According to an article written in April, no Senators player is safe - including Karlsson.  
This could just be a ploy by the new GM to put his team 'on notice' but assuming Karlsson really IS available, what would the price be?  
My first thought would be Nyquist + Svechnikov + Marchenko + 2017 1st Rd Pick for Karlsson.     
Would this be enough?  Would this trade make the Wings better?  It would essentially be two 1st round picks (Svechnikov being last years 1st) + Marchenko/Nyquist, for a top 3 D-man in the league.
(Again sorry if this is wrong area to post question - just thought it was interesting, even though its likely a pipe dream)

While I agree that a trade for a Dman is likely in the works, I wouldn't give much credence to what you read on hockey buzz. Eklund is notorious for being a less than stellar source.

#2682308 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by TheXym on 05 July 2016 - 05:31 PM

Didn't know about the second buyout window. If only they'd buy out Ericsson. Mrazek not filing could mean they are close. Yes, I'm being optimistic.