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The Greek

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#2621636 Holtby Asking for $8M

Posted by The Greek on 27 July 2015 - 04:07 PM

The old eyeball test.  Keeping the Earth flat and at the center of the solar system since the dawn of man.  Gotta love it. 

Yup. It's particularly popular with people who use "girl" as an insult. It's pretty funny when you realize that the anti-analytics crowd is really just anti-information.

#2619000 Wings sign Brad Richards 1 yr, $3 million

Posted by The Greek on 04 July 2015 - 02:26 PM

there is no big body for the second line. Why wouldn't Abby play with pav and Tatar? Do you think line remain from year to year? That first line would be perfect. Setup man, scorer, dirty job player. Z & Nyquist have great chemistry, they scored even with power puff Franzen on their wing. He plays softer than Hudler in a hen house. Richards is a natural center who is a huge upgrade over Franzen.

I don't understand your insistence on insulting Franzen, especially when it has come to light what kind of injuries he's been dealing with over the years.

#2616849 Lucic to LA

Posted by The Greek on 26 June 2015 - 11:29 PM

Wasn't that in the playoffs two years ago though?

It's cool if you can let it go. I prefer to allow my hatred to fester; probably not healthy though.

#2616837 Lucic to LA

Posted by The Greek on 26 June 2015 - 09:57 PM

What did he ever do to us that caused us problems?
He took stupid penalties, that's about it.

He tried to neuter Dekeyser, and it wasn't even his first time. That's more than enough for me.

#2616204 Will Wings Revisit Signing Phaneuf?

Posted by The Greek on 25 June 2015 - 10:38 AM

Well that's a Brian Burke phrase after some reporters questioned his fourth line over and over again, all that while comparing hockey to other sports. I mean just look at some posts after the Pasha, Z incidents or at how happy people are that hockey is slowly turning into something it shouldn't be and that phrase is simple true.

Anyhow, in terms of Phaneuf if the Leafs are eating some money, the interested will go up even if the Wings are out.

Who says hockey is supposed to be anything or any one way? The game you want is vastly different from what hockey started as. You're just arbitrarily picking a period that you like then saying "this is how it's supposed to be."

#2615005 2015 SCF : Chicago Blackhawks vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by The Greek on 17 June 2015 - 10:44 PM

Phaneuf, in his car, wearing a silver club shirt blasting 90s techno...

I'll always remember the clip of him putting on a clip on bow tie while talking about how stylish he is.

#2614717 2015 SCF : Chicago Blackhawks vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Posted by The Greek on 16 June 2015 - 12:15 AM

Not even gonna watch the ending

See you guys next season

That's one hell of an unfortunate name.

#2601172 ECQF Game 5 GDT : Red Wings 4, at Lightning 0 (DET leads series, 3-2)

Posted by The Greek on 26 April 2015 - 08:24 AM

If he doesn't do well in those starts, it's a problem.  I'm thrilled with the way Mrazek has played so far, but when you see what's happened to guys like Hammond and Darling, I'm not going to anoint him to the Hall of Fame just yet.

I have little doubt that Howard will do well. By then he'll have a had more than enough time to fully recover from his injury. As for Mrazek, you're going to have to find where I said he belongs in the hall of fame and point it out to me. Regardless, he doesn't have to be a hall of gamer to be a starter.

#2599021 ECQF Game 4 GDT : Lightning 3 at Red Wings 2 (OT) - Series Tied 2-2

Posted by The Greek on 23 April 2015 - 07:11 PM

Nyquist is skating a lot better last game and this game but he is still fighting the puck a bit. I feel all he needs to do is score and he will get going. He will get one.

Good call.

#2596170 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Tampa Bay Lightning 5

Posted by The Greek on 18 April 2015 - 03:51 PM

I never understood the decision to stick with the same lineup. This is pretty much the same game, just with different puck luck.

#2595585 Kings' Jarret Stoll arrested for cocaine possession

Posted by The Greek on 18 April 2015 - 12:12 PM

Sleepwalker is not wrong. Chewing on coca leaf is no more stimulating than drinking coffee. Powdered cocaine is obviously stronger than caffeine, but the danger really comes from the adulterants, not the stimulating effects. Pure powdered cocaine is no more dangerous than any of the thousands of legal stimulants available in stores. Either way, even if one is exponentially more dangerous, it's downright silly that we try to control what people put in their bodies. It is the very definition of a victimless crime.

Edit: powdered caffeine has recently been approved for human consumption, and it is way stronger than what you find in coffee, so the comparison is actually pretty apt.

#2591695 4/9/15 GDT Red Wings 3 @ Canadiens 4 *Warning post #888 & 906*

Posted by The Greek on 09 April 2015 - 09:21 PM

This isn't going to be a very fun forum for the next few days.

It hasn't been fun for a while.

#2588770 Do Red Wings fans deserve better?

Posted by The Greek on 03 April 2015 - 03:49 PM

23 straight playoff appearances, four stanly cups, six conference championships, several hall of famers, and we make threads like this. I'm going to say no.

I forgot: great ownership who spends to the cap, is building a new arena (with our help), and constantly has events showing fan appreciation.

#2587850 Opinion: Petr Mrazek should be starting Game 1

Posted by The Greek on 01 April 2015 - 05:22 PM

Howard is an Allstar, Mrazek as a top 5 is a huge maybe.

I agree about Howard. As for Mrazek, it depends on your definition of "huge." If you subtract the games in which he's been pulled, his stats are unreal, which leads me to conclude that it is lack of consistency that is holding him back.

#2587839 Opinion: Petr Mrazek should be starting Game 1

Posted by The Greek on 01 April 2015 - 03:26 PM

Mrazek is a carbon copy of Howard. Streaky and terrible in shoot outs.
But I get it... Mrazek is shiny and new ooooo ahhhhh

You can't say that. When howard was at the stage of his career that Mrazek is at now, it wasn't even clear that Howard would be an nhl starter. Although I think Howard Is underrated, Mrazek's ceiling is higher now than Howard's ever was. Mrazek's only real issue is consistency. If he takes care of that, he'll be a top 5 goalie.