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In Topic: Preferred Playoff Opponents?

19 February 2015 - 10:52 PM

No thanks on the caps. Aside from having one guy who can win a game all by himself, Barry Trotz is Mike Babcocks kryptonite

I'm not so sure. We have a Zetterberg. Just ask Toews and Crosby. It would be a fun matchup to watch Ovi vs. Z in playoffs. 


In Topic: 2/18 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Blackhawks 2 (SO. Yes, SO!).

18 February 2015 - 08:32 PM

they better come out booming this peroid


In Topic: 2/18 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Blackhawks 2 (SO. Yes, SO!).

18 February 2015 - 08:30 PM

tatar needs some lessons on how to play in D-zone. scoring goals isnt the only thing guy. u play for the red wings not washington capitals. 


In Topic: Next Number to be retired

18 February 2015 - 05:49 PM

 

I honestly don't think either of these two make it into the rafters, one reason is because it's almost impossible to put one up without the other one. 

 

^ This.

 

Zetterberg and Pav have been associated with each other too much. If one goes up and the other doesn't that could cause a lot of controversy. Sad as it is, their pairing is their own demise in terms of jersey retirement XD. Who knows, lets hope for the best, these guys may not be heavily recognized around the US but Detroit's got nothing but love for em!


In Topic: Next Number to be retired

18 February 2015 - 01:44 PM

 

Lindsay played in a different era.  I talked about this earlier when comparing Reed Larsson's numbers with Pronovost's.  

 

Neither Datsyuk nor Zetterberg are as highly regarded by hockey experts in all time ranking as Ted Lindsay.  They're not even close. Lindsay is one of the greatest left wingers of all time.  They recently renamed the Pearson award to the Lindsay award.  


 

 

^But isn't the consensus  that the reason Zetterberg is not as highly regarded is because the media rides on certain players moreso? This isn't the 1950s or 60s where there were not only less teams but only Montreal, Detroit or Toronto that you related hockey with. Times have changed where theres 30 teams. It's a matter of perception and a matter of reality. Zetterberg has been one of the most underrated players in the league since he came in. Datsyuk USED to be underrated for the longest time until (I wanna say around 2008/2009?) when the media realized just how slick he is and hence he started gaining more recognition. The point is; in the new NHL certain players will always be seen as "generational" while others won't even though they are deserving. I think Datsyuk in his prime was >>> Crosby. I also think Zetterbergs leadership >>>> Toews and Crosby. Except. The rest of the league doesnt because at the end of the day Z was a 7th round pick and Crosby was a 1st rounder; and ya always gotta appreciate that 1st rounder. 

 

Additionally other exampls of media bias: Who talks about Zetterberg's playoff numbers? Just FSN Detroit. Who talks about Crosby's or Toews wud be. cud be, shud be crap that they have yet to accomplish? ALL MEDIA OUTLETS!

 

The media bias clouds our perception. I think Z and D in their prime were much better pairs than anyone out there. Including Malkin and Crosby. Z and D were/are complete players. Not many can say that about other pairs.