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#2628698 Sean Avery arrested

Posted by kickazz on Today, 11:29 AM

Ah so lets wish death upon him then. Cool. Got some twisted ones in these forums i see

#2628568 Raffi Torres at it again.

Posted by kickazz on Yesterday, 10:47 AM

Right? People might not like Torres as a player, but to me this just shows we're slowly waving bye bye to big hit hockey for better or worse. I didn't think that hit deserved 41 games.

Yeah. I agree with what you're saying in terms of old time hockey. Trust me I'm a huge fan of old time hits and fights. 


But with Torres, the issue I have is his inability to comprehend the rules and regulations. You've gotten penalized before for something that's no longer allowed yet ya do it again, and again and again. The head shot rule was placed due to the evidence of pro sports players suffering TBI/concussions with terrible prognosis post retirement. What does he not get about that?


Torres can fight 40 fights a season, can make 120 hits a season as long as it's not to the head imo, and I'll be cool with it. 

#2628519 3 Bold Predictions for 2015-16

Posted by kickazz on 05 October 2015 - 10:55 PM

1. Richards leads in scoring 

2. Datsyuk scores 30+ goals

3. Nyquist scores more goals than Tatar :)


I don't believe any of this will happen but I'm being bold. 

#2628517 Raffi Torres at it again.

Posted by kickazz on 05 October 2015 - 10:51 PM


Sorry, but i've never heard offender status used in that context before. It would be interesting to see what they would do if a guy like Shea Weber did that.

Hah. NHL's bullcrap with the Shea headsmash on Hank will never be forgotten. 


Such bs bias. Apparently it's not okay to "accidentally hit a guy on the head" but it's somewhat okay to grab a guys head and smash it against the glass.

#2628516 Dylan Larkin on opening night roster

Posted by kickazz on 05 October 2015 - 10:48 PM

Won't be surprised if he does end up being put with Zetterberg when it comes to game day. 


A lot of our roster has been groomed under Hank. Hudler, Filpula and now Nyquist to name a few. 


I think the combination should workout fine and be in Larkin's favor as far as his development is concerned. I just hope he plays center. 

#2628476 Raffi Torres at it again.

Posted by kickazz on 05 October 2015 - 05:06 PM

Raffi Torres contrbution to the Sharks..

Played in 28 games
Suspended 47 games.

Love it

#2628267 Roster Moves by the Wings

Posted by kickazz on 04 October 2015 - 02:49 PM

i might be okay with Larkin getting 3rd line duties. but never 4th line..

#2628265 Roster Moves by the Wings

Posted by kickazz on 04 October 2015 - 02:47 PM

f*** off cleary. 

#2628223 10/3 Exhibition GDT : Red Wings at Toronto Maple Leafs, 7:00 EST

Posted by kickazz on 03 October 2015 - 09:19 PM

Babs is 0-2 against the Red Wings..

hah. still not right!

#2628090 10/2 Exhibition GDT : Toronto Maple Leafs 2 at Red Wings 4

Posted by kickazz on 03 October 2015 - 12:38 AM

The abdelkader, green, nyquist pass sequence on Z goal was one of the best ive seen in a while.

#2628026 10/2 Exhibition GDT : Toronto Maple Leafs 2 at Red Wings 4

Posted by kickazz on 02 October 2015 - 04:53 PM

A lot of centers start out on the wing when they first break into the NHL so they're not relied upon as heavily while they get used to the physicality/ tempo/etc, or if there is already too many NHL centermen on the team.
Maybe they're thinking about starting him with the wings on the wing?

I'm also wondering if they are looking to get him into line up opening night. But because we have all of our centers healthy (except Datsyuk), the only way to have him in lineup is having him as a wing. 

#2627843 Who Do You Think Will Lead the Wings In Scoring

Posted by kickazz on 30 September 2015 - 10:14 PM


I don't see what the problem is with saying Nyquist struggles to score when not on the powerplay when historically Nyquist has struggled to score when not on the powerplay.  I'll give you he absolutely kicked ass in his rookie year, scoring at a shooting% that was absolutely unsustainable, and back when he was an unknown in the league and was treated by defending teams like it.  If you think that stint was closer to his norm than last year, that's fine, but I personally think that streak was something we won't see from anyone for quite a long time, Nyquist included.  I will agree with you that its too early to predict what his entire career will turn out to be, and I'm certainly not trying to predict his future, but I'm not going to say Nyquist is perfectly okay with his scoring distribution until he actually proves that he is on the ice.  In other words, I'll keep saying Nyquist lives and dies by the powerplay until he can prove with some consistency that he doesn't. 

So you want to pick and chose and look at ONE season where he produced half his goals on the power play and say he "lives and dies by the powerplay"?


Hows this.


AHL stats


2011-2012 - 22 goals only 7 on the powerplay

2012-2013 - 23 goals 9 on the powerplay

2013-2014 - 7 goals - 1 on the powerplay


There is literally no statistic you can give me that he lives and dies by the PP except for last season where he happened to shine on the PP. Literally his entire career in the AHL or college career shows that he didn't simply rely on the powerplay. Not only that, his rookie year in the NHL adds to it as well (bigger defenders)


College, AHL, NHL numbers. 

#2627825 9/30 Exhibition GDT : Red Wings 7 at Penguins 2

Posted by kickazz on 30 September 2015 - 07:27 PM


These kids are NHL ready. By like a mile.

Wow. Blashill has some tough decisions to make.

#2627729 Who Do You Think Will Lead the Wings In Scoring

Posted by kickazz on 29 September 2015 - 11:35 PM

Last season more than half of Nyquist's goals were from the powerplay.  The year before he went on that wild rampage to close out the season where he was scoring at some unsustainable percentage, which brings his career numbers closer to the average you mentioned.  He was also something of an unknown that year, so he was granted the time and space that rookies often see, and established goal-scorers do not.  He's a talented shooter, but the concern over Nyquist struggling to find time and space to score is a valid one.

Guess what.

There was a season 2005/06 i believe where Henrik Zetterberg scored nearly haf his goals (maybe 18 or so) on the PP.

Boy Zetterberg sure turned out okay to me.

Point is. People are jumping on this "oh Nyquist can only score on the PP" bandwagon without any legitamate argument really. They have what? One season to go off of? Come on give me a break..


He has had two real seasons and one of them he happened to score mostly on PP. That's all I gather from this. 


There's plenty of players who have had seasons where they scored heavily on the powerplay rather than full strength


OVetchkin - He is THE power play legend. 



For the record I'm not making a point that he's a better goal scorer than Tatar. I'm just making a point that we really don't have jack s*** to go off of. Too early to judge. Besides I'm one of the few who thinks that PP superstars are a good thing. For some reason people think being good on PP makes you inferior. Ha. I'll take 14 goals from Nyquist on the PP if that means we get to score on opponents. 

#2627722 Who Do You Think Will Lead the Wings In Scoring

Posted by kickazz on 29 September 2015 - 08:01 PM

Most high end goal scorers are also pretty good at scoring even strength too, though. Which Nyquist seems to not be good at.

Powerplay goals scored percentage in career thus far for some notable players:


Steve Yzerman - 29% PP goals out of all goals scored.


Joe Sakic - 32.8% PP goals out of all goals scored.


Henrik Zetterberg - 33.8% PP goals out of all goals scored.


Gustav Nyquist - 32% PP goals out of all goals scored.


Steven Stamkos - 34% PP goals out of all goals scored.


Alexander Ovetchkin - 37% PP goals out of all goals scored.


We should have been more worried about Zetterberg than Nyquist and his "he can only score on the power play" idea. 


Or how about not :)  Because to me it seems like Nyquist right around the average among the names mentioned. Additionally he only has a few seasons under his belt so it's too early to judge either way. But as of now his overall numbers are pretty standard.