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#2530308 Please Help Me Win GDT of the year.

Posted by FlashyG on 06 July 2014 - 09:02 PM

No worries if you can't vote, and please don't try to circumvent their rules.


Wings fans have come together to support my GDT and its currently in a healthy lead.


Thanks to everyone here for voting and for the kind words.

#2530254 Please Help Me Win GDT of the year.

Posted by FlashyG on 06 July 2014 - 02:07 PM

Sorry I don't have an account, otherwise I'd spam vote as much as I could to help you. You are extremely talented and creative with your GDT's and deserve the win.


Unfortunately spam voting doesn't work, unlike TSN's play of the year voting you can only vote once in this competition.


We've already proven in the TSN play of the year competitions that as a fan base if you allow us to vote multiple times we are unstoppable.

#2530251 Please Help Me Win GDT of the year.

Posted by FlashyG on 06 July 2014 - 01:48 PM

This is the GDT I need votes for.



#2530250 Please Help Me Win GDT of the year.

Posted by FlashyG on 06 July 2014 - 01:41 PM

Right now I'm currently locked in a very tight back and forth Battle with the Philadelphia Flyers in the semi-finals of the competition.


I need help getting votes to move on to meet the Sharks in the finals.


Not only is their GDT a wall of text they have been quite disrespectful towards my work. 


You need to have an HFboards account already to vote, but if you have one please follow the link cast your vote




Thanks for any help you can give me.

#2529285 Quincey re-signed by DET. 2 yr s $4.25 mill AAV

Posted by FlashyG on 02 July 2014 - 03:25 AM

Forget Cleary, I guess we have a new 3rd Amigo



#2527391 Red Wings rookie camp roster revealed

Posted by FlashyG on 30 June 2014 - 08:24 PM

Martin frk seems to be a bust unfortunately. I had high hopes for him. I know he wouldn't be in this tournament anyway. Can't wait to see little Bert, axel, Larkin, and especially mantha


A lot of the same things were said about Jurco after his first year in the AHL.


Lets hope Frk can turn it around like he did.

#2527267 Wings to have face to face with Matt Niskanen

Posted by FlashyG on 30 June 2014 - 03:27 PM

Interesting tidbit from Chuck Pleiness:

Chuck Pleiness ‏@wingsfrontman 5m

@DavidEnglander @WingsRiders @4thLinePlugger Boyle is No. 1. And if they can fit Ehrhoff in as well they will as well.



So much for the kids are alright, if that is truly the Wings strategy. But I wouldn't complain if we landed em both.


The kids are allright, but lets not kid ourselves...Ehrhoff and Boyle are better. 


I just hope Boyle doesn't get more than 2 years. Ehrhoff I don't care what the term is.

#2527097 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by FlashyG on 29 June 2014 - 11:15 PM

Yzerman created 6 million in capspace unbelievable


Personally I find it far more impressive to not have to sell off guys at bargain prices, that you signed in the first place just to free up cash to do it all over again with different guys.


Probably making a push for Boyle and Iginla.

#2526971 BUF to buy out Christian Ehrhoff

Posted by FlashyG on 29 June 2014 - 03:15 PM

Dear Helene,
Please take a note that our dear Kenny has already regret couple os FA signings such as: Q, Carlo, Sammy, Williams, Tootoo... I don't think that Ehrhoff belongs to the same category


I like Ehrhoff but I don't think he fits in as well as either Niskanen, Myers or Boyle all of whom are right handed. Although my feelings toward adding another lefty would change if we could offload a lefty or 2. Especially if we could offload them in a package for someone like Myers or another suitable middle pairing right hander.


I do like Ehrhoff better than any of the other lefties considered as at least he plays on the right side more often than not.

#2526461 Dylan Larkin - Highest draft pick since 1991

Posted by FlashyG on 27 June 2014 - 09:53 PM

Here are a few scouting reports on Larkin. I wasn't thrilled with the pick at first as I was a big fan of Fabbri's but the more I read about Larkin the more I like him and the more I think we made the best possible pick at 15. As far as comparable's the only site that made one compared him style wise to Patrice  Bergeron.


Last Word on Sports Scouting Report



Dylan Larkin is a very strong skater, with strong top end speed, very good acceleration, and a great first step.  This enables him to be very effective on the forecheck, as well as to gather loose pucks in all three zones of the ice.  Larkin also has outstanding edgework and agility and can be extremely elusive.  He has good balance and is very difficult to knock off the puck making him very effective in the cycle game and in battles for pucks along the boards. Larkin should only get better as he adds more muscle to his frame and fleshes out his game in the pros.

Larkin is more of a shooter than a passer, as he has a good wrist shot and strong release.  He is also effective at finding open areas for one-timers. Larkin creates offense through straight ahead simple plays, more than from being overly fancy and creative. He makes the smart play though and is willing to go to the net hard. He can be effective with soft hands in tight to bury rebounds and create tip ins. 


Here is a quote from scout Mark Edwards of (HockeyProspects.com) on Larkin




I'm a huge fan of Larkin. Once I saw him enough to convince myself that he had enough offense so that he could be more than a 3rd liner, his stock obviously increased for me. We have him ranked 9th at HP and I'm not predicting it, but wouldn't be shocked if he went off the board before our ranking. 

High end player with seemingly very little bust risk. Nice combo.


Anthony Mauro on the VO2 Max tests from the combine




Dissecting the 2014 NHL Draft Combine
Aerobic Fitness - VO2 Max:

An interesting test that gauges half genetics/half current conditioning. The top few scores traditionally rival VO2's of low end, elite marathon runners.

The underlying correlations found are that the top scoring VO2 'maxxers' are either your elite prospects or total duds. If a rated first rounder shows up on this test, he should be a lock selection (Hertl, Baertschi, Klefbom). If he's not highly regarded, run away.

Quite confusing, but not really if you look at this more closely. If a top rated talent all year shows up on this test you can gather that (A) he has the natural skills to make the NHL, (B) he has a high genetic potential to be fit on ice (even if it is only part of the value), and © his conditioning is not a question mark and already there. Signs pointing to the ultimate draft pick if there continues to be an established trend.

On the flipside, if you're looking at a lower rated prospect, well, apply those principles and it is a damning statement against his future in the NHL. If a player scores high on this test, yet isn't regarded highly for his talent in season, one could draw the assumption that he was unable to capitalize and impress even with such a great fitness level. It is evident that these players usually do not find that precious development curve.

BUY: Dylan Larkin, Brayden Point
SELL: Alex Schoenborn, Josh Wesley  

#2526216 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by FlashyG on 27 June 2014 - 04:09 PM

Looks like Chicago and Philly have some trading to do.


Boston too. They have 1.67 million left in space with Krug, Reilly Smith, Iginla, and a bunch of others left to sign.

#2525979 Teams to be compensated for losing personnel to other teams

Posted by FlashyG on 26 June 2014 - 08:49 PM


Today, NHL also approved compensation for a team losing someone hired to be head coach, GM or President/Hockey Ops with another club.
Generally, we're talking a third-round draft pick, and the club doing the hiring will have a window of three years to give it up.

Great news for us.



It would have been great for us about 2 or 3 years ago..who do we have left for other teams to poach?

#2525861 Wings to have face to face with Matt Niskanen

Posted by FlashyG on 26 June 2014 - 12:41 PM

Well his recent moves he had made and hasn't made support that....


He did sign 2 of the biggest Free Agents available last off season.

#2525624 Alfie informs Wings he wants to return

Posted by FlashyG on 25 June 2014 - 01:26 AM

Iginla, for me. Younger, had a strong season in Boston and I think could still do some damage on Datsyuk's wing. That's why I think the Wings should, if nothing else, hold off on signing Alfie until free agency begins and they can assess other possible options. Alfie isn't going to play anywhere else.


Definitely Iginla, but the only reason Iginla is even considering leaving Boston is because they have a cap crisis on the horizon and they can't afford to commit to him for more than one year.


His hope is that if he can't sign there he can get a deal with another eastern conference team for multiple years.


Do we want to commit multiple years to him at around the 5.5 or higher he's seeking? I'd lean towards yes still but it makes it a much tougher call.

#2525559 2014 NHL Awards Winners and Losers

Posted by FlashyG on 24 June 2014 - 07:50 PM

but think about the poor microphone,it doesn't have a chance against shea weber's hard head.the nhl will have to put that microphone on injured reserved for life


Then we'd call that microphone Pronger.