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#2621999 Who is the better player Zetterberg or Toews. Prime vs. Present

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on Yesterday, 01:34 AM

I'm a bit mixed on my feeling as of now...


In a 7 game playoff series, today, if Hank is healthy I take him. Putting aside the arguments of each ones playoff production the last few years, or career ppg, the series two years back is a pretty good indicator of what you'd get.
And Toews was throwing a temper tantrum like he was Sidney Crosby. Didn't he take like three consecutive penalties because of the way z was on him?

A healthy Zetterberg in the playoffs is a beast, but theres still no way of knowing how his back will hold up, or whether he can stay upright throughout a full season without draining himself, so you gotta pick Toews.

Prime vs prime shouldn't even be a question as of right now though.
Z in his prime was on a completely different level than Toews is, on top of being equal to or better in the d zone, his offense was also elite.
The only way this becomes a discussion is if Toews maintains his defensive play, scores enough points in the coming years to equal that of a $10,500,000 player, which I don't see happening.
Add to that, that he would also have to start spending a lot more time on the penalty kill like z did in his prime.

I could see Toews MAYBE scoring at a better rate than last season, as scoring was down league wide, but not enough to make him comparable to how dominant z was offensively.


#2621880 Free agents this off season

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 30 July 2015 - 05:08 PM

I think Franson looked at a Boychuck like contract but he isn't as good.

If I'm Holland I'd offer 5x5 or 4,2x6 Franson adds size and physicality.

I've been watching quite a bit of franson tape lately because I expected us to sign him, and from what I've seen Franson is way too slow..,
He's somewhat physical in that he hits a lot, but he puts himself out of position with his hits and doesn't have the foot speed to recover...

If we ended up getting rid of Quincey and kindl(not going to happen) I dont even think ehroff would be worth the risk for the bottom pair, he's shown he can put up points, but he can't stay healthy, and he isn't the pmd he once was. Imagine how awful it would have looked had he accepted our contract offer last year.

He'd be a huge question mark for the next few years.


#2621737 Babcock's already losing it?

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 28 July 2015 - 09:39 PM

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Livia Soprano




#2621638 Mitch Callahan

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 27 July 2015 - 04:15 PM

Probably lower.


#2621635 Mitch Callahan

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 27 July 2015 - 04:03 PM

Slim to none.


#2621546 Random Discussion Thread

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 24 July 2015 - 09:53 PM

Grammer is grate.


My nieces left their minion toys from McDonalds happy meals at my house, and they giggle when I friggin cough....
Which is terrifying at 3 a.m.


#2621545 Remaing RFAs to be signed - Jurco, Pulkkinen, Aubry

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 24 July 2015 - 09:46 PM

Wooo, I like the two years on jurco. One less contract to deal with next year.. Here's to hoping he starts developing towards a physical goal scorer :)

Even if he doesn't light up the scoresheet, a big, physical, fast kid whos defensively responsible and can still bring a good amount of skill to the bottom six isn't a bad thing.


#2621480 Free agents this off season

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 24 July 2015 - 11:30 AM

He just got bought out, so basically all he has to do is sign one year deals for a bit over a mill and he'll basically be making 6m a year.

And on one year deals he scores a bunch of points, Cuz it motivates him to actually play.


#2621021 Preliminary Red Wings Training Camp Roster

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 20 July 2015 - 10:01 PM

You guys.
I was looking at a bleacher report article...
And check out what nickname is making the rounds.
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The five greatest center prospects alive...
Dylark, dylark, dylark, and dylark.

And dylark.


#2620809 Stan Bowman (CHI) on CBA troubles

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 18 July 2015 - 01:12 AM

Difference is ratings are down, GMs are starting to get fed up so it's not just fans anymore.
 
I mean I'm not an NFL fan but even I know who the Patriots, Seahawks are a league needs super-teams.

Wait.
Weren't ratings up quite a bit last year.
And the seahawks are a super team now, because they draft really well and had a pro bowl quarterback making under 1m dollars.

Once his contract kicks in they'll lose some of their depth...
And the patriots are an anomaly, bill belichik is a wizard, and they constantly cheat. Plus tom Brady is probably the best quarterback the leagues ever seen, so that also doesn't really apply.


Plus.
The blackhawks are basically a dynasty, the kings could have been another one had they bought out Richards before last season and used that money to bolster their lineup...
So we kind of have super teams.


#2620793 Lovable Dan Cleary update thread

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 17 July 2015 - 04:37 PM

My sister passed away about 3 weeks ago from cancer.
 
A couple of seasons ago she had a chance to go to a Wings game.
 
My dad had been in contact with the Wings people and they were trying to work out who she might want to meet if she got the chance. It was up to me to ask her who she wanted to meet. Of course, we were trying to surprise her so I didn't want to just come out and say "Hey you're probably going to get to meet one of the players, who do you want to meet?"
 
So i would ask, "Hey Care, if you got to meet anybody on the wings who would you want to meet?"
 
"DAN CLEARY!" she'd exclaim.
 
So a couple of days later I would ask again. "DAN CLEARY!!" was the answer I got again.
 
She knew they were going to be going to the game when she went down to Ann Arbor, so I tried again, "No..Seriously....If you really got to meet one of the current Wings players when you go to the game, who would it be?"  I could not have given her a bigger hint without flat out just telling her!
 
"DAN CLEARY!"
 
So she and my dad and uncle went to the game and had a good time. Then the game was over. As they are trying to 'leave' the building, my uncle is leading the way with directions on where to go with my dad and sister following him. She still has no idea.
 
They end up in an area where she figures they aren't supposed to be. "Are we allowed down this way?"
 
Finally they end up standing against a wall with a bunch of other people with a Wings/arena employee telling them to just wait where they are.
 
"Are we meeting players?!" She had finally figured it out.
 
While they were waiting she felt she had accidentally bumped into someone behind her. She turned to say she was sorry to them. But nothing came out of her mouth. It was Nicklas Lidstrom that she had bumped into!! (This was during his last season when he wasn't playing due to his ankle) He saw she was trying to apologize and told her it was no big deal. Other players like Pavel and Zetterberg had walked through the hallway where they were waiting.
 
Finally Dan Cleary came out and asked "Are you Carrie?"
 
I don't remember much of what else happened (I wasn't there, just heard the stories afterward), but he was super nice to her, took a couple of pictures, and signed some things.
The jersey says
"To: Carrie    Best Wishes
 Your friend, Dan Clear 11"
 
He also had a signed bobble head sent to our house a couple of weeks later.
 
I always teased her about wanting to meet Cleary over anybody else, but she really enjoyed the whole experience
 
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I'm Sorry for your loss man.
Thanks for sharing the story though, really cool stuff.


#2620774 Johnny Oduya signs with Stars 2 yrs $3.75 AAV

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 17 July 2015 - 11:12 AM

Sharps a winger.


#2620771 Lovable Dan Cleary update thread

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 17 July 2015 - 10:46 AM

Now boycotting because the water in the drinking troughs in the men's restrooms taste discusting is reasonable.

The feed stalls next to the water troughs are pretty disappointing too. It wasn't bad enough to sink so low as to have to eat little ceasars, but still.


#2620745 Remaing RFAs to be signed - Jurco, Pulkkinen, Aubry

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 16 July 2015 - 11:00 PM

No I'm serious there was a stretch of time where we lost more games with him in the line up than when he went down with injury. I could be wrong. I'm strictly speaking wins and loses not advanced stats. 
 
I remember it kind of upset me little. (shouldnt have cuz we were winning lol)

I remember something like that, and I think it was just the rest of the team stepping up.
I remember being proud of Jurco, he wasn't scoring a lot, but he was playing like a bat out of hell.


#2620563 Remaing RFAs to be signed - Jurco, Pulkkinen, Aubry

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 15 July 2015 - 12:07 AM

I'd be happy with waiving Andersson anyway.