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DickieDunn

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Kassian

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.


Perspective

28 March 2014 - 07:25 AM

After 73 games:

 

Datsyuk has played 39 games.

Zetterberg has played 45 games.

Both have been out at the same time for a big chunk of time.

Every player projected to be even a semi-regular center has missed at least 12 games, Andersson is the only one who has played more than 45.

Miller, Quincey, and Kronwall are the only players to have played 70 or more games.

Tatar and Lashoff, along with the three above, are the only players to have missed fewer than 10 games.

Nyquist and Tatar are the two leading goal scorers.

They have dressed 30 skaters and have had 11 rookies dress.

 

If you had been told those facts at the beginning of the year, haw many games out of the playoffs would you think they'd be right now?  I would have figured close to the bottom of the division.  Instead, if the season ended today they would be in the playoffs.

 

I don't know about you guys, but I'm pretty proud of what this team has accomplished, even if it's not what past teams have been able to do.