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#2621381 Wings lose scout to leafs

Posted by FlashyG on 23 July 2015 - 11:07 PM

I'm not sure what losing a scout has to do with Babcock. His involvement with scouts would be minimal at best.

 

Shanahan would be the one who poached him, but I think it has more to do with him getting a promotion he was never going to get in Detroit. The Wings have Hakan as their director of European Scouting and I'm sure Shanahan was well aware that Vuori has spent the past few years learning from him. Who better to choose to become your own director of European Scouting?




#2621380 Pulkkinen re-signs.... 1 year deal

Posted by FlashyG on 23 July 2015 - 10:44 PM

There is nothing wrong with that, but some people are acting like he's some kind of goal scoring God who will score 40+ a year and anyone who disagrees is a hater.

 

Negativity and Pulkamania, 2 things that don't go together brother.

 

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NHL...Whatcha gonna do when the Pulkster runs wild on you?




#2620816 Stan Bowman (CHI) on CBA troubles

Posted by FlashyG on 18 July 2015 - 02:25 AM

 

Nope sadly a yahoo link and their site is just....https://ca.sports.ya...-212225823.html

 

I'm just saying it's super-teams that people even not interested in the sport are going to know about, the more super-teams the better and even better if those teams can keep their talent.

 

The Kings are far from being done, they'll get rid of the Voynov contract sign someone else to replace him yeah the Richards thing (rightfully) is going to hurt them but given their age group LA's run is far from over. Wouldn't be the least surprised if the win it all this year.

Canadian ratings are down, but that has more to due with Rogers being awful than the product being bad.

 

Ratings in the US are soaring 




#2620784 Lovable Dan Cleary update thread

Posted by FlashyG on 17 July 2015 - 03:14 PM

Sometimes its easy to forget that while Dan Cleary the player has long since outlived his usefulness as a Detroit Red Wing, that Dan Cleary the man is actually a great person and a wonderful ambassador for not just the Red Wings but professional athletes in general. That story above my post is a good reminder of that.

 

In no way do I want him taking a roster spot up on the team anymore, but I'll always respect how he turned his career around with the Wings and his contributions to the team over the years.




#2620744 Lovable Dan Cleary update thread

Posted by FlashyG on 16 July 2015 - 10:58 PM

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#2619543 Nyquist Files For Arbitration

Posted by FlashyG on 07 July 2015 - 11:03 PM

The sad part of Nyquist getting a new deal is that this will probably be the last year of him being a fan favorite, unless of course he significantly improves.

 

We as a fan base love guys who overproduce for their salary but when they get a salary that's more in line with their production we heap unrealistic expectations on them.

Gus could put up the exact same numbers he's put up the past 2 years and because he'd be making 4-5 million a season instead of his current .95 million a year it will be seen as not good enough.

 

If he has another couple playoffs like his first couple, he'll be in the doghouse with Franzen.




#2619182 Nyquist Files For Arbitration

Posted by FlashyG on 06 July 2015 - 04:05 AM

The mistake many making here is assuming that this case even gets before an arbitrator.

 

Neither side wants that, no player wants to hear his employer explain all his shortcomings in an effort to cut his salary. Nyquist has excellent regular season production but he'd be roasted on his awful playoff numbers to this point. Still I think he'd get a better offer by going to arbitration than what I think he's going to sign before it gets there.

 

I expect him to take a deal in the 3.75 to 4.25 million range, similar to Kadri's but perhaps a little longer. 




#2618808 Holland doesn't expect to be busy this offseason

Posted by FlashyG on 02 July 2015 - 10:04 PM

Another couple Holland off-season gifs.

 

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#2618632 Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

Posted by FlashyG on 02 July 2015 - 03:09 AM

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#2618533 Holland doesn't expect to be busy this offseason

Posted by FlashyG on 01 July 2015 - 07:39 PM

He managed to find us a RHD we've been looking for since Rafalski retired, he addressed our lack of center depth after buying out Weiss. More importantly he did both without tying us to either player long term so even if they don't work out, it won't be a disaster.

 

To top if off he and Mr. Ilitch already worked out a pretty awesome new dance routine with our new additions.

 

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#2615130 The Bowman Effect

Posted by FlashyG on 18 June 2015 - 04:33 PM

 

He was in charge of the Blues when the NHL first expanded and built a team that immediately won the new conference for the first few years.  He has little to do with the Hawks' success though

 

He was an assistant coach with the Blues when they came into the league and got promoted to head coach when the GM/Head coach quit, he had nothing to do with building the Blues and its not like the Blues were some sort of giant success story.

 

They played in a conference where every single team was an expansion team and they were swept every time they faced a team from the Original 6 conference.

 

 He did coach them well, but his prowess as a coach has never been questioned


Anyone that tries to down play Bowman is a complete fool. he wins championships. has done so his entire career. the teams that he has taken over didn't win before he arrived, and stopped winning after he left. it really is that simple.

Yes his son is also a very good hockey man. Where do you think he learned that? Who helped him get the job? Who do you think he turns to for advise when deciding what players to keep vs let go? This is simple stuff.

 

Bowman jumped ship from St. Louis to Montreal, who had won 5 of the previous 7 Stanley Cups, so I'd say they were pretty well established as winners before Scotty arrived to "Save" them. They were built by Sam Pollock (and the lack of a draft allowing them a masive edge in acquiring all players coming into the league from the province of Quebec) certainly not by Bowman. Its also not that big of a coincidence that shortly after Pollock stepped down as GM, Bowman moved on to Buffalo to try his hand at being a GM. 

 

While Buffalo didn't win much before he got there, nor did they win more when he left, they didn't win anything while he was there either. They made the finals once, but were only 3-6 in playoff series under Bowman, they missed the playoffs twice and were the worst team in the league when Bowman was eventually fired.

 

His next stop in the league was in Pittsburgh where he took over a team that was the reigning Stanley Cup Champs, he was able to repeat for them with a star studded line-up before moving onto Detroit who were a top team in the league for the previous 2 seasons before he arrived, and have continued to be successful after his departure.

 

Bowman would be a fantastic adviser to a coach, but where in his history does he give you any indication that he knows how to build a hockey team. Perhaps Stan has gotten advice from his dad at times, who knows, but its absolutely clear that as a GM Stan Bowman has been a far better GM than his dad ever was and to credit Scotty for his sons success as a GM is completely unfair and somewhat insulting to one of the best GM's in the league.

 

Personally I don't think he has anything to do with the Blackhawks success at all, I think he's piggy backing off his son's work now collecting rings while sitting at home in Buffalo.




#2615088 The Bowman Effect

Posted by FlashyG on 18 June 2015 - 12:06 PM

I'm going to go ahead and say it.

 

Scotty Bowman is the most overrated person in hockey history.

 

He was a great coach, that's not in question but as a GM he was absolutely terrible, and he gets credit for millions of things he has absolutely nothing to do with.

 

His is also incredibly opportunistic, in that he jumps from team to team that are on the cusp of winning and rides his predecessors work to add to his hardware collection. The only time in his entire career where he was tasked with building something was in Buffalo, and it was the only stop on his ride where he didn't succeed. 

 

I don't think Stan Bowman gets anywhere near the credit he deserves, Scotty lives nowhere near Chicago and has next to no impact on the day to day workings of the Blackhawks, yet when the Hawks win 3 cups in such a short span its not the GM that gets the credit, it goes to his 81 year old father who wasn't half the GM his son is. 

 

It's hard to find anyone on earth more overrated when you consider someone in this thead thinks your cup chances improve simply by writing Scotty Bowman on any type of paycheck.




#2609816 TSN Play of the Year

Posted by FlashyG on 22 May 2015 - 11:19 PM

According to Drum our votes will time-out after a certain number cast so I suggest downloading this add-on to chrome.

 

Hola: Better Internet

 

It allows you to change your location to continue having your votes count and as an added bonus it will allow you to get around most sites that geo block you, like Netflix, TSN, Hulu etc...

 

Every hour or so just select a new country to vote from and re-start the script.




#2609815 TSN Play of the Year

Posted by FlashyG on 22 May 2015 - 11:08 PM

Here is the script to use to vote for Z in this round

 

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#2609484 Dylan Larkin turning pro... will play for GR immediately

Posted by FlashyG on 21 May 2015 - 02:52 PM

I disagree. I think this is a special player we have and we have an opportunity to let him play a couple seasons on the same team as Pavel Datsyuk, much like Pav got to play with Stevie and Shanny. Let Larkin player and learn from Pav.

 

Spots on the Wings need to be earned or its a slap in the face to the guys like Athanasiou, Callahan, Ferraro, Pulkkinen etc.. who all had to prove they were NHL calibre players before even getting a sniff of the NHL team. 

 

If Larkin comes in and blows them all away with his talent, then maybe he earns his spot quicker than they did, but nothing should be given to a prospect based on what he did in College/Juniors.

 

Lets see how he does in this upcoming playoff series, then lets see how much he improves between the playoffs and next seasons training camp. If all goes well then to that point maybe we can talk about him joining the Wings.