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In Topic: Greatest US-born NHLer of all time?

26 January 2015 - 10:21 PM

Forward: Mike Modano
Defenseman: Chris Chelios
Goalie: Mike Richter

Sorry for deviating from the format. I feel like it's difficult to debate which player is better when they play different positions.

In Topic: 1/18 GDT : Sabres 4 at Red Wings 6 (Z w/Hat Trick)

18 January 2015 - 10:06 PM

It's a shame hockey games end after only 15 minutes into one period.
 
I had forgotten that in 97, 98, 02 and 08 that we never lost a game in any of those seasons.

This bears repeating.

In Topic: Detroit's Stifling Defence (TSN.ca)

03 January 2015 - 11:41 AM

I respect Mirtle, Yost and all their other mathfreaks but as soon as I see their name ---> skip article.
 
If I wanted to read math stuff I'd look somewhere else and not at a sports site...with a horrible design

It's ok, a lot of people are frightened by things they don't understand.

In Topic: Jimmy sucks in a shootout Howard

13 December 2014 - 02:25 PM

Yeah that's no true, there are hundreds of ways to make the save in a shootout. It's not a lottery where one move is right and every other move is wrong. The goalies save more than 50% of shootouts usually and they defnitely have the edge. Try saving one vs scoring one yourself and see which you find easiest.

http://www.nhl.com/i...iewName=summary
 
Aka goalies have a CLEAR advantage in shootouts, well unless that goalie happens to be Howard...


I have tried both, I've been playing hockey since I was four. I wasn't saying there is only one save the goalie can make. I was saying there is only one place out of several possible ones that a shooter will put the puck. The goalie has to anticipate when and where the player will put it. Then he has to start adjusting before the puck even leaves the player's stick. If he guesses wrong by either picking the wrong spot or time, he has essentially surrendered a goal.

Remember , in my original post, I said that the shooter has the advantage when you don't account for variables, such as the skill of the players involved. Those stats you present are only evidence of the fact that the average NHL goalie is far better at what he does than an average NHL forward or defenseman is better at what he does.

In Topic: 12/12 GDT : Panthers 3 at Red Wings 2 (SO)

12 December 2014 - 11:33 PM

i missed the game tonight, something up with weiss?


He received a shoulder injury.