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#2673045 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 22 April 2016 - 05:12 PM

Maybe there's some Swedish House Mafia running in the locker room, but that's as close as that blog article could to be to the truth.

#2673028 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 22 April 2016 - 04:01 PM

Guy on twitter out this link on his tweets


That was one of the most asinine, overly dramatic attempts at a smear job I have ever seen. Who TF even is this nobody? Lmao "mafia" gtfo

#2671717 ECQF Game 4 Post-GTD: Tampa Bay 3, at Red Wings 2

Posted by kickazz on 19 April 2016 - 09:36 PM

Here's the kicker....The Swedes will all go out together tonight for drinks and spend some of their multi millions on the most expensive drinks like they didn't even play tonight. They'll probably invite Herman to tag along. Swedes care more about National play than they do the NHL.

Holy crap man. Of course Z, Kronwall have aged pretty badly and Ericsson makes a lot of errors but what the heck kind of post is this.. How are you still allowed to post here with your racist comments? Singling out a group and pushing a made up false narrative??



#2671714 ECQF Game 4 Post-GTD: Tampa Bay 3, at Red Wings 2

Posted by VM1138 on 19 April 2016 - 09:33 PM

I'm pissed too but you guys are freaking paranoid.

It doesn't take orders from Holland to make a coach favor the veterans in a crisis. They didn't step up but I can at least see the logic in giving them the chance. Beyond that Blashill is just stubborn and not very good at adapting. He's not sure of himself yet and hesitated to make leaps of faith. It's not a giant conspiracy.

And seriously, bashing Swedes in general? Hockey fans can be some of the most delusional xenophobes out there.

This sucked but Jesus I hope some of you jump off the bandwagon.

#2657605 3/6 GDT : Detroit Red Wings at Chicago Blackhawks, 5:00PM EST

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 06 March 2016 - 03:17 PM


Good, he should start if there's nothing physically wrong with him.  

#2656168 Defense pairs

Posted by Buppy on 28 February 2016 - 06:14 PM

I don't know anything about this but how would it balance out over time? the top pair will always play against the top line of the other team, or as much as possible anyway. It's not like both teams just roll all 4lines equally which would have to be the case for it to even out.


A first dpair will always have a tougher matchup than a third pair will.

It balances because over time, there will be shifts where the opposing team gets their top players out against your bottom players, or vice-versa. Injuries/line-juggling move a player up/down in the lineup.


And it's not like teams have only one good player or line. A top player may have a lot more time against a specific player (like Dekeyser may play more minutes against Crosby), but if you look more of an overall picture (like Dekeyser against "good offensive players") it will be more even.


Yes, if you compare a player with a coach making a concerted effort to shelter him to a player with a coach giving them all the toughest assignments, there will be a difference (though I'd bet less than you'd think). But that's the absolute extreme. 


http://war-on-ice.com/series.html will show head-to-head matchups for all games between two teams in a given season. You can use that to look at who a player played with and against to get an idea. For example:

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On the actual site, you can mouse-over the squares to see actual minutes.


For the Wings, Kronwall, Ericsson, Dekeyser, and Quincey are all used about the same. Smith, Green, and Marchenko tend to be more sheltered. I'm not going to go through every bit of data for all the hundreds of players in the league, but I have to believe that if there was a big difference, it would show up in the stats. 


I suspect that no matter what, people who don't like what the data says are going to dismiss it anyway.

#2647667 1/11 GDT - Red Wings at Kings - 10:30 PM EST

Posted by frankgrimes on 13 January 2016 - 02:15 AM

So cynical...
He played very well after signing his contract, this slump is quite recent.

apparently if you sign a 4 mill plus contract you aren't allowed to slump or go through a bad stretch. it's not like guys like Crosby , Stammer or Toews - the 3 best players in the world - would ever go through something like this.

#2646905 Goalie Battle

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 08 January 2016 - 10:22 PM

Mrazek is the real deal and we are soooooo lucky we drafted him.


Posted by frankgrimes on 02 January 2016 - 03:02 PM

WJC > NHL and it's not even close this year.


Passion, national pride, great feisty games and a lot of back and forth. Finland - Sweden should be another game for the ages. Take a backseat dumbed down NHL

#2638368 When does Larkin get the C?

Posted by Son of a Wing on 20 November 2015 - 05:09 PM

Alright you've made the blocked list.


This is why I don't even bother engaging in conversation anymore.


Talk about clueless...

#2637021 11/14 GDT : Red Wings at Boston Bruins, 7:00 EST

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 14 November 2015 - 05:09 PM

I wouldn't feel too bad if someone, somehow made the nose of that rat swell tonight.

#2634153 10/30 GDT : Ottawa Senators 3 at Red Wings 1

Posted by Bill Berzeench on 30 October 2015 - 08:02 PM

i would trade tatar mantha jurco smith and a 1st for karlsson 

Sure u dont want to put Drew Miller in there? How about our complete SHYTE pile for the Nortis trophy winner?

Miller, Howard, Kindl, Ericsson, Andersson, and cleary. That ought to do it.

#2633895 Goalie Battle

Posted by joesuffP on 29 October 2015 - 11:13 AM

I think because of his puck playing abilities. (minus last game) It really gives us an advantage. Plus imo Mrazek has been generally better in all areas only slightly

#2633877 Goalie Battle

Posted by krsmith17 on 29 October 2015 - 06:34 AM

Quote from TSN's Bob McKenzie on Mrazek...

"They've got so many good young players. Dylan Larkin is going to be a star. I mean, Petr Mrazek has a chance to and I say this, I've got to be careful how I say this you see what Carey Price is doing for the Montreal Canadiens. I think there will be a point in time where Petr Mrazek might do the same sort of thing in terms of the athletic ability to dominate his position, when he gets older and more experienced, as what Price has been doing but there hasnt been enough consistency, and I think thats something they're working on."

#2631394 10/16 GDT : Carolina Hurricanes at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Posted by joesuffP on 16 October 2015 - 08:29 PM

Smith is hot trash