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#2677127 The Wings request permission to interview Todd Richards

Posted by kipwinger on 07 June 2016 - 06:05 PM

Damn, pretty bummed about this. Really was looking forward to seeing a more aggressive Red Wings team. Hope whomever we get is the same style. I REALLY don't want to watch any more boring trap hockey out of this team.


#2677034 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by kipwinger on 05 June 2016 - 05:54 PM

To put things into perspective, Jurco played every game in November of last season and scored 1 goal and 1 assist.  He also played every game in February and scored two goals.  That's 24 games, in two 12 straight game segments.  So while I agree that he's seen spotty usage at times, he's also seen prolonged usage at times as well.  In neither case has he produced to the extent that he should given his skill set.  He may need more time, and maybe he'll get it, but he's been undeniably disappointing thus far in his career. 

 

For comparison's sake, Teemu Pulkkinen played every game in October a scored 4 goals and 2 assist, and every game in November and scored 2 goals and 3 assists. 




#2676956 Alexander Radulov: Wings on short-list of desired teams

Posted by kipwinger on 04 June 2016 - 12:13 PM

why would Stamkos leave a team that has been to the conference finals 2 years in a row and will be a contender for years to come just to go to a team like the Red Wings? 


Same reason Babcock left our team for a worse one. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$


#2676903 Possible Leak of Florida Panthers New Logo

Posted by kipwinger on 02 June 2016 - 11:01 PM

I like it. Looks respectable. The old one looks like one of those crappy tattoos you pick off the wall.


#2676883 Alexander Radulov: Wings on short-list of desired teams

Posted by kipwinger on 02 June 2016 - 05:26 PM

I'd absolutely give him two years, especially if it meant getting him at the lowest possible cap hit. 2 years at 4-4.25 million would be a done deal for me.


#2676392 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by kipwinger on 22 May 2016 - 06:19 PM

It makes sense to pay $6M and + for Okposo (20 goalso while playing with Tavares).

It makes sense to pay $5M for locker room cancer Radu.

It doesn't makes sense to pay $10M for the second best goalscorer in today'so NHL???

 

This whole "He played with Tavares" argument is false.  Okposo's primary center this season was Neilsen, and he scored more of his points with Neilsen than Tavares.  When Okposo played with Neilsen their overall possession numbers improved over when they were apart.  The same is true of when he played with Tavares.  Tavares improved Okposo's corsi, BUT Okposo improved Tavares' corsi as well.  Which shouldn't come as a surprise.  When you put guys who compliment each other together the sum tends to be greater than the individual parts. 

 

http://stats.hockeya...2015-16&sit=5v5

 

None of this is new though.  This argument has been invalidated just as often as it has been true.  Crosby is the best center Kessel ever played with, and Kessel actually scored WAY MORE after they were split up.  Likewise, Datsyuk is the best center Hossa ever played with and yet none of Hossa's five most productive seasons were on Datsyuk's wing. 

 

Saying "player X only scored as much as he did because he played with player Y" is only sometimes true, and absolutely isn't in Okposo's case.

 

Edit:  AND Okposo's best points/60 came on Brock Nelson's wing.  Not Tavares' OR Neilsen. 




#2676209 Mantha

Posted by kipwinger on 18 May 2016 - 09:27 PM

Good point, and let's not kid ourselves, we missed a guy like Franzen this year big time. Imagine how well he would have contributed to offensive zone time, and as a result, total offense this year.

If Mantha becomes another Franzen I'll be thrilled.


#2676208 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by kipwinger on 18 May 2016 - 09:23 PM

I don't believe you need some magic recipe to win a Cup. There are far too many intangibles to be formulaic about it. Look at St. Louis, who just trounced Chicago and Dallas despite having Jori Leterha as a top line center and Brian Elliott in goal.

Hell you could even argue that Chicago, all during their Cup runs, only had one out of three top center, goalie, OR defenseman. Meanwhile, Los Angeles probably has all three and missed the playoffs last year and got waxed this year.

Acting like landing an elite center, to the exclusion of other parts, makes us closer to contention ignores the fact that tons of top centers don't have Cups. Thornton, Spezza, Seguin, Stamkos, Sedin, Backstrom, have zero cups between them.

Conversely, our only recent cup win saw zetterberg on the wing, and our three best players were Franzen, Z, and the much maligned Osgood.

In my opinion its better to have a disproportionately good team, not a disproportionately good player. Signing a guy like Stamkos at 10 million all but ensures we can't address other needs.


#2676185 New Anthem for 2016-2017 season

Posted by kipwinger on 18 May 2016 - 04:10 PM

This year I wanted far less hockey than I have in over 10 years. You can not even get excited for a goal anymore because you just have to wait for it to be reviewed. So many times they cant even get the replay call right. They have slowed down and made the game much less exciting. Baseball is doing the exact same thing.


You're obviously entitled to feel however you like, but I think hockey was awesome this year. You have tons of good young rookies to watch. The rise of new powerhouse teams in Dallas and Florida. Ovie scored 50 again. Almost every playoff series has been brutal and close. And teams like Los Angeles and Chicago fell off. I probably watched more NHL hockey this year than I have in a decade.


#2676058 Grand Rapids Griffins Playoff Thread

Posted by kipwinger on 16 May 2016 - 07:21 PM

Rychel is a tough dude too. Knows how to fight.


#2676054 Grand Rapids Griffins Playoff Thread

Posted by kipwinger on 16 May 2016 - 06:56 PM

I wish they reported possession metrics for the AHL. I'd love to see how the young guys shape up in that department. I'd imagine Sproul and Russo lead the way, but it would be cool to see how they stack up against the rest of the league.


#2676049 Grand Rapids Griffins Playoff Thread

Posted by kipwinger on 16 May 2016 - 06:34 PM

So pumped to see Sproul playing like a stud. It'll be hard not to factor him in to next years defense corps.


#2676044 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by kipwinger on 16 May 2016 - 06:07 PM

I'd rather we sign Okposo and Radulov than Stamkos and either of the other two. Gives us more money to accommodate a defenseman if we can trade for one. Stamkos is going to be a VERY expensive 70 point player.


#2676042 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by kipwinger on 16 May 2016 - 05:53 PM

I don't want to see Larkin or AA on the wing next season. They are future centers and need to be playing there. I agree with limiting Zetterbergs ice time though. in the scenario above I'd but Zetterberg with AA and Bertuzzi, Tatar with Larkin and Mantha, and Radulov with Stamkos and Abby. But honestly I don't really see us signing stamkos, so its a moot point.


#2675999 Datsyuk - someone who works for JLA told me he's sold his house

Posted by kipwinger on 15 May 2016 - 02:23 PM

Meh.  Pavs should go enjoy his retirement and the Wings should transition into a new era.  This will hasten it.  I'm not too broken up about it.