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In Topic: Has hakan Andersson done it again ?

Yesterday, 08:00 AM

How's his swenglish?

In Topic: TSN ranks all major league sport franchises.

20 September 2014 - 10:46 PM

OK, keep in mind that I think that the Red Wings are a great organization from the top down. Please keep that in mind while you read the next part of this. 
The BJs are on the way up. They are a destination for FAs, they have picked up some good players via trade, and have a GREAT goalie. They are also in a good city with a good sports university. They're management is good and they are MILES ahead of where they were in their early history. They are now as good as the Red Wings in the East. 
Tampa has great management. A recent Cup. And the premiere goal scorer in the league. Tickets are cheap and the town is great. They don't have the history of the Wings or Leafs, but they have a recent Cup and that's more than the Leafs have. And they have the one man that all of Red Wings nation would want back. 
Anaheim is a yearly contender for the Cup. They are a fun team to watch (old-school) and have a great core of players. They have consistent goaltending, good trades, and FAs like to go there to get a shot. They also have loyalty (Selanne). Lots of these things are what the Wings have or are lacking, so why can't they be called better? They also have a recent Cup. So, better than the Leafs. 
The Leafs are a storied franchise. If we were to look at the entire history of all the teams in the NHL, they would be near the top. But I think this list is going by present and recent past as a rating. And the Leafs belong at or near the bottom, and the Wings have competition. 

The jackets never can pack the arena unless the wings are in town, they haven't even come close to a cup, and they aren't that sought after by free agents.

Tampa hasn't won a cup in ten years, this is the first year in a while they've been good and got wrecked without bishop, they have no defense, and they haven't really improved the team as a whole.

Anaheim hasn't won a cup since before Detroit did and then made an appearance in the finals again. Again not packing the arena very often. They have choked so many times in the playoffs, after doing so well all year.

In Topic: Barry Trotz Wants Ovechkin to be more like Yzerman

20 September 2014 - 12:31 PM


Difference is Ovi did 35 in 35, Stamkos didn't. On pace is exactly that, on pace.


Ovi is on pace for 700 goals in his career but that doesn't mean anything.


Like I said, Stamkos = consistent, so you can almost guarantee his on pace totals, will be pretty consistent with his season end totals, and Ovie is like a much more skilled franzen, he could get 50 goals in november and finish the season with 60. and prior to his injury Stamkos got more points than ovie 3 years straight.

In Topic: Barry Trotz Wants Ovechkin to be more like Yzerman

20 September 2014 - 12:07 PM

In your opinion of course, however.
Ovi has a higher GPG in his career than Stammer, which is harder to sustain as more games you play, he also is the better goal scorer over Stamkos in general.
No definitive way anyone can say Stamkos would not have beaten Ovi last year either, Ovi was at a GPG at the 35 game mark last year, that hasn't been done in a long long time.

Stamkos is much much more consistent than ovie, and the fact that ovie scored 35 goals in 35 games and then 16 goals in the next 43 games means nothing? Stamkos was on pace for 53 goals over the same 78 games, probably more if he never broke his leg.

In Topic: Barry Trotz Wants Ovechkin to be more like Yzerman

20 September 2014 - 11:08 AM

Ovi is the #1 goal scorer in the league, if he can even take some more time to play defense he can easily pot 40+ every year with his shot. He's already on pace for over 700+ goals in his career, if anyone is going to make him change it will be Trotz, if he can't then I doubt Ovi will ever change.


I would say stammer is #1, if he didn't break his leg last year he would have outscored ovie, not including last season (injury) or his rookie season, stamkos has out scored obie 3/4 times. But that really is up for debate because they are so close offensively, either one can have a case made to be considered #1/2.


If trotz could make ovie even half as good defensively as yzerman was, watch out for the capitals, they have all the pieces, they just need to put them together, and i think trotz is capable of making that happen.