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#2580564 3/9 GDT : Oilers 2 at Red Wings 5

Posted by kipwinger on 10 March 2015 - 09:45 AM

Despite it not seeming like the Wings are playing that well they do have the 2nd best win% in the NHL in games that end before the shootout.

 

There could be some small errors in here. I'm just bored at work with nothing to do so I calculated this real fast.

 

Rank Team ROW ROL RO-WP%

1 NYR 37 19 66.07%

2 DET 34 19 64.15%

3 MON 36 21 63.16%

4 NAS 36 21 63.16%

5 TB 39 23 62.90%

6 NYI 36 22 62.07%

7 ANA 34 21 61.82%

8 PIT 35 22 61.40%

9 STL 33 21 61.11%

10 VAN 34 26 56.67%

11 CHI 30 24 55.56%

12 BOS 31 25 55.36%

13 WAS 33 27 55.00%

14 MIN 33 28 54.10%

15 CAL 32 28 53.33%

16 LA 29 27 51.79%

17 SJ 30 29 50.85%

18 WGP 27 28 49.09%

19 OTT 26 28 48.15%

20 FLD 22 27 44.90%

21 PHI 25 32 43.86%

22 DAL 26 34 43.33%

23 NJ 24 32 42.86%

24 COL 22 32 40.74%

25 CBJ 23 36 38.98%

26 CAR 21 34 38.18%

27 TOR 23 38 37.70%

28 ARI 16 41 28.07%

29 EDM 13 44 22.81%

30 BUF 12 44 21.43%

 

EDIT: Sorry this pasted awful compared to how it looked before.

 

Until recently they hadn't lost two in a row in regulation.  So the high win percentage in regulation stands to reason. 

 

I don't think anyone would argue that the Red Wings are a bad team.  However, IMO there are a few weak points to our game that I'd like to see us tighten up before the playoffs roll around.  Most recently, we've been starting games late and generally look aloof during the first period.  Our 5-on-5 scoring is only average and we seem overly reliant on special teams play for offense.  I'm still not sold on our transition game, and turnovers seem to still be a problem at times. 

 

I'm hoping that between now and the playoffs we can figure out the best line and defense pairs to ice, and that the additions of Cole and Zidlicky will allow us to get people slotted for maximum efficiency.  Barring any serious injuries I don't see why we wouldn't be able to improve in some of these areas. 




#2580559 Red Wings acquire Marek Zidlicky from NJ for Cond. 2016 3rd Round Pick

Posted by kipwinger on 10 March 2015 - 09:20 AM

In a week where Luke Glendening found himself on the top line, I don't think any defensive configurations should come as a surprise.  Anybody who thinks "that will never happen", clearly hasn't watched Mike Babcock coach.  If he has even the inkling that Marchenko will make the top four better, he'll be up there in a heartbeat. 




#2579173 Red Wings acquire Marek Zidlicky from NJ for Cond. 2016 3rd Round Pick

Posted by kipwinger on 06 March 2015 - 02:32 AM

kipwinger .. could you PLEASE change your avatar. Yeah we get it. Getting sick of reading threads and seeing that. I like that band and I've seen them in concert ...just didn't go there to see that.

 

No.  If the image of raw, unadulterated, masculinity makes you squeamish, look away. 




#2579111 Preds don't postpone game, but get fan experience right

Posted by kipwinger on 05 March 2015 - 10:58 PM

I live in D.C., and we got dumped on today (by southern standards).  About six inches of snow in a few hours.  I was the only person in my neighborhood outside enjoying the weather.  It was a blast.  I miss Michigan for a ton of reasons, but the snow is the biggest.  We get this kind of snowfall a couple of times a year and it's always a treat for a handful of Northerners. 




#2579108 Do Maple Leaf fans deserve better?

Posted by kipwinger on 05 March 2015 - 10:41 PM

I'd probably erase that last post before that troll earns you a nice little suspension.  I agree with your comments, but you'll be the one that suffers for it.  Just trying to do you a solid. 




#2579000 3/4 GDT : Rangers 1 at Red Wings 2 (OT)

Posted by kipwinger on 05 March 2015 - 04:39 PM

how do most of you feel about our "subtle" interference?  I notice that the wings seem to do it A LOT.  however I don't scrutinize and watch the other team as closely all the time.

 

We do it.  A lot.  But I don't think, when people point it out, that they're ragging on the Wings.  They're just being matter of fact about it.  We're a smallish team.  How the hell else are guys like Nyquist, Tatar, Dats, Z, Helm, Weiss, etc. supposed to play defense?  Body the other team up and punish them physically? 




#2578995 3/4 GDT : Rangers 1 at Red Wings 2 (OT)

Posted by kipwinger on 05 March 2015 - 04:20 PM

If you guys want some afternoon entertainment, read the butt hurt reaction by Rags fans on the game last night, its the most hilarious thing I have ever seen.

 

http://hfboards.hock...d.php?t=1848743

 

If you want some afternoon entertainment, read the butt hurt posts on this GDT right up until the Stepan penalty.  *Spoiler Alert* They are almost identical to the Rangers complaining. 

 

We're no different than anybody else.  And if we'd lost that game instead of won it, you can be absolutely sure that the refs would be to blame.  Not the 50,000 times we turned the puck over in the defensive zone, or the fact that we looked like we were skating in mud. 




#2578898 Pulkkinen sent back to GR

Posted by kipwinger on 04 March 2015 - 11:00 PM

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Look whose hat trick earned them a trip to Burger King!!!!  Who's a good boy?




#2578305 Do Maple Leaf fans deserve better?

Posted by kipwinger on 04 March 2015 - 05:39 PM

I wouldn't dare make assumptions about their fidelity.  However, I am curious about what they are claiming in the suit.  Slander?  Defamation of character? 

 

As if "being a Maple Leaf" wasn't enough to defame or injure their respective characters.  Personally, I'd rather be unjustly thought and adulterer, and rightfully be thought a member of, (or worse) captain of, the Toronto Maple Leafs. 




#2578243 3/4 GDT : Rangers 1 at Red Wings 2 (OT)

Posted by kipwinger on 04 March 2015 - 12:53 PM

http://www.nhl.com/i...st.htm?id=37665

I feel like this might have been taken out of context, though. Didn't Babs just say that he wanted Marchenko to play here OR go back down and play in the AHL - just not sitting as the 7th defender? I feel like NHL only used part of the quote.

 

No, Holland said that in a radio interview yesterday.  Babs' comments here are different, but shouldn't come as a surprise considering he's made his preferences clear in the past. 




#2578230 3/4 GDT : Rangers 1 at Red Wings 2 (OT)

Posted by kipwinger on 04 March 2015 - 12:14 PM

A first offense should just get a warning.

 

A second offense should get a fine.  Pun in-ten-ded. 




#2578224 What's with the "giving players hamster names" obsession?

Posted by kipwinger on 04 March 2015 - 12:07 PM

Bumpkin Wrasslegator




#2578214 What's with the "giving players hamster names" obsession?

Posted by kipwinger on 04 March 2015 - 11:40 AM

Gutsy Snappletaker




#2578207 3/4 GDT : Rangers 1 at Red Wings 2 (OT)

Posted by kipwinger on 04 March 2015 - 11:14 AM

Retaining half the cap is probably the only way the rags would've included duclair too.. whether they could've fit yandle under the cap or not.

Obtaining him probably had something to do with the yotes' motivation for retaining half the cap hit.

He's going to look great with domi.. and potentially one of McEichel. The coyotes have a real good chance to build a long term contender in a few years or so if they do it right.

 

Not after Old Man Doan squashes them with one of his patented body checks.  Gotta let these little punks know you don't get anything easy on the Arizona Coyotes roster.  It's Doan's way, or the broken bones way!




#2578206 What's with the "giving players hamster names" obsession?

Posted by kipwinger on 04 March 2015 - 11:08 AM

Are you guys talkin' bout Justin Rattlesnaker?