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In Topic: Lines Thread

25 November 2014 - 03:44 PM


Well you're kind of skewing statistics.  


Weiss has averaged 2 shots/game and Datsyuk 2.5 shots/game since 2009


Over a full season that would put them at over 160 and 200 shots each.


Because it's reasonable to assume that both those guys will play a full 82 games this season, or going forward?  I'm not skewing stats.  I'm going by their totals.  Neither of those two will ever play a full 82 games again.  So why would you go by their full season projections?

In Topic: Lines Thread

25 November 2014 - 12:28 PM

Well I didn't think the Helm, Weiss, Jurco line would score and it did, so I'm just going to shut up.  But man do I think that Datsyuk, Weiss, Helm line is doomed to failure.  None of those guys averages more than about 130-140 shots a year. 

In Topic: Mantha getting closer.

25 November 2014 - 09:21 AM















So... you guys are saying we have some options on the back-end?  




Have you been on a bender for the last couple of days lol?  Your posts are...interesting?

In Topic: 11/24 GDT : Ottawa Senators 3 at Red Wings 4

25 November 2014 - 09:11 AM

I can't believe I missed that game last night.  Good to see Stephen Weiss get a couple.  That first goal was a dandy.  Would like to have seen the boys lock it down after going up 4-1 but glad to get the win. 

In Topic: Saluting the fans

24 November 2014 - 06:23 PM

When a team hasn't won in almost 50 years, everything associated with it ends up under the microscope and then broadcast on a jumbo-tron, including sweaters tossed on the ice, saluting/not saluting, or asking why a star player looks like a middle school shop teacher instead of a pro hockey player.


Fans are fanatics. I can't blame them for continuing to attend Leafs' games. The Wings hadn't won in 42 years before '97 and attendance remained high. Now the Leafs haven't won in nearly 50 and fans still go to games. Shocker! The fans aren't to blame for a team's success or failure.


Really, attendence doesn't have a significant effect on success and failure?  Is that why small market teams around the league continue to have such great success?  Owners who are accountable to their fan bases (through ticket and merchandise sales) work to improve their teams.  Owners who are going to turn a handsome profit regardless of their on ice product don't.  Why bother to spend money revamping your scouting, drafting, and player development (all noticeable weaknesses of the Maple Leafs) if you're going to sell out every game by throwing a bunch of goons on the ice and occasionally overspending on a free agent?