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09 May 2015 - 02:25 AM

I keep seeing that he's not a real #1. Figure that not every team has a #1 and a couple might have 2 guys who qualify, there are maybe 25 #1 caliber D in the NHL. Assuming Kronwall isn't a #1, name 25 better. Or even 20. He is not elite, top 5 in the world. He is a #1.

Brian McGrattan

24 April 2015 - 01:25 PM

There was a street named after him, but they had to change it.  Nobody crosses Brian McGrattan and lives.


McGrattan doesn't flush toilets, he scares the crap out of them.


19 February 2015 - 11:30 PM

He's big and has a bit of scoring touch, but has consistency issues and is rumored to really like partying. Vancouver looks like they're out of patience with him, maybe they'd move him for Kindl and a low pick. He probably wouldn't do a ton here either but his contract is shorter and cheaper so they could just waive him without much penalty next year if need be and Kindl needs to be gone anyway. I wouldn't do anything else though, except maybe Weiss straight up.

O'Reilly being shopped for a "really good" defenseman

29 December 2014 - 12:17 PM

Per Adrian Dater on twitter


O'Reilly being offered around the league for a good D-man. Florida and Winnipeg. Pondering, Toronto and Montreal too

Fedorov and Yzerman vs. Datsyuk and Zetterberg

26 August 2014 - 05:31 PM

Comparing stats directly is pointless because they played in different eras, so let's look at how they did against their peers, in terms of top 10 finishes in the league in goals, assists, points, All star game appearances, and then awards.


Player -Goals-Assists-points-ASG-Awards

Yzerman-6-5-6-9 Lindsay, Smythe, Selke, Masterson

Fedorov-1-1-2-6 Selke (2), Hart, Lindsay

Datsyuk-0-5-3-3 Byng (4) Selke (3)

Zetterberg 1-2-2-0 Smythe



Yzerman is the best center to ever wear the Winged Wheel, and if Howe hadn't been a Wing he'd be the best forward ever.


Fedorov didn't have a ton of top 10 finishes, but he was the Wings' #2 center for a lot of his time here when Yzerman was healthy, and his Hart season showed what he could do when given the ice time.  He was also one of, if not the best, defensive forwards in the game.  He gets a lot of crap for how he left and his hold out.


Datsyuk is a better passer and defender than Fedorov, but he's never been a big goal guy.


Zetterberg has changed his game from more of a scorer to a set up guy.