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#2551914 Lines Thread

Posted by nawein on Yesterday, 04:06 PM

Because it's reasonable to assume that both those guys will play a full 82 games this season, or going forward?  I'm not skewing stats.  I'm going by their totals.  Neither of those two will ever play a full 82 games again.  So why would you go by their full season projections?

Because a per game estimate is a far better predictor of what they'll do in a single game than their recent season totals would suggest. You'd be correct if they were playing the emtire season together, but they're not.

#2549192 Malkin hit on Girardi

Posted by nawein on 16 November 2014 - 12:18 PM

I don't mind the scuffle at all....who cares of it's dirty or clean?  You don't want your players getting drilled like that.  If Crosby got lit up like that on a perfectly clean hit, if there is no response, then I can easily write that team off as having no chance of success.

This is hockey. Your guys are going to get rocked every once in a while. Get over it. Not every hit needs or should get retribution.

#2548886 Where to stay in Detroit

Posted by nawein on 14 November 2014 - 06:59 PM

Definitely trying sweetwater next time I'm in town. Walked past it last weekend when I was in town for the Tampa game and wanted to stop but ended up going to Pizza Papalis instead. I'm always down for some good chicken wings.

#2546471 The lesson here? Cheating pays off once in a while

Posted by nawein on 03 November 2014 - 06:53 PM

Should have just awarded the goal.

#2543441 Rating the Defense through 6 games

Posted by nawein on 22 October 2014 - 05:19 PM

3 comments deep and nobody has mention that Glendening isn't a defenseman yet. He's a center.

#2542880 Franzen to 7-day IR

Posted by nawein on 21 October 2014 - 04:34 PM

I'm OK with that. I just don't think Miller is better than Jurco. I'd rather have Jurco on the 4th line than Miller.

We would lose more games with Jurco on the 4th line over Miller.

#2542878 Franzen to 7-day IR

Posted by nawein on 21 October 2014 - 04:23 PM

Send Miller down. Is anyone gonna claim him? No. Is anyone gonna be unhappy if someone does claim him? No. Will anyone say "damn, Miller would have had that? No. Simple solution. Jurco >>> Miller. Why protect Miller when you don't have to?

Incorrect. Offensively, yes, Jurco is better than Miller. Good thing we're not paying Miller to score goals and play the power play. We're paying him to play defensive hockey, shut down whoever he's out against, not take penalties, kill penalties. In those aspects I'd take Miller over Jurco 100/100 times right now. I fully expect Jurco to go to GR when Franzen comes back, and based on everyones play so far this year and the reasoning I gave before the season even started, that's how it should be.

#2541491 Jeff Petry; trade between us and oilers

Posted by nawein on 16 October 2014 - 11:42 AM

I'd consider losing Backman for Petry...but not Marchenko. Petry is a big righty who plays defense well, blocks shots, and is good for about 25 pts. a season.  Which is almost exactly what Marchenko projects as.  Plus Petry is a UFA.  I don't want to get him and lose him for a real NHLer.  I'd rather lose Backman since there are still some question marks about him (size). 

I'm the other way around from you on that one. Petry is what Marchenko should and probably will turn out to be, so we don't need them both. Plus I like Backmans offensive skill set, I think his ceiling is higher and I really believe if Backman was 20 pounds heavier he'd be an NHL defenseman today.

#2538449 Callahan, Ferraro and Porter placed on Waivers

Posted by nawein on 05 October 2014 - 01:13 PM

Gonna be a sad day for me if Callahan gets claimed. I've followed his progress since the day he was drafted and have been waiting for the day that seemed inevitable in that he would get a regular spot on the Wings team. I think choosing someone based on a few incredibly crappy exhibition games is a flawed process, but what do I know. Not like Detroit has made mistakes in choosing it's roster in recent years  :sleepy:
At least we've got Cleary on the roster  :clap:  That'll be worth it if Mitch gets claimed. Something to laugh at.

It's not like they haven't watched these guys play for years. These "crappy exhibition games" are a part of the evaluation process. So is training camp. So was last season. So are off ice workouts. There's a ton that goes into picking a team.

#2537379 Wings sign Defenseman Joe Hicketts to Entry Level Contract.

Posted by nawein on 26 September 2014 - 11:05 AM

What a creep lol.

Lol I know. I was curious to see what we could potentially have and if it was at all possible he got any bigger. I'm a lot less optimistic now.

#2537365 2014 Preseason Thread

Posted by nawein on 26 September 2014 - 09:49 AM

Kronwall isn't playing for a job?

Just trying to make the point that just because he was -2 doesn't mean he's the worst player ever and since the best player we had in the game also was -2 it probably shouldn't be used as a "omg cleary sux."

I agree he's playing for a job and if he wants one he needs to play well, but a stat line that says -2 doesn't tell me anything about how he personally played.

#2537352 2014 Preseason Thread

Posted by nawein on 26 September 2014 - 08:05 AM

You forgot the most important stat.
Cleary was a -2

And? So was Kronwall.

#2537214 Datsyuk 2nd degree separated shoulder injury - out approx 4 weeks

Posted by nawein on 24 September 2014 - 05:58 PM

I want hits, fighting just good oldschool hockey but I also want a team that sticks up for each other and some on ice police. Last season Pasha has been out with a concussion, this (early) pre-season with a seperated shoulder. Is it really that hard to understand that I want someone to keep the other team honest ?
Heck it doesn't even need to be a fight you check our star/young/small players hard we are going to do the same to you and here comes the problem...after Kronwall deleted Kronwalled from his dictionary the Wings aren't even doing that and it pisses me off. Scuderi is a big kid he can take a hard hit I admit he is very good at hitting hard and clean but that shouldn't exclude him from getting hit in the same manner too.

In that case I misunderstood what you meant. I'm all for hard hitting hockey. I love it. I live for it. I just hate the stupid revenge fights on clean plays.

#2537207 Datsyuk 2nd degree separated shoulder injury - out approx 4 weeks

Posted by nawein on 24 September 2014 - 05:19 PM

Some people don't get it and will never get it. Maybe once Pasha, Z and Danny are out for a longer period of time, some wwill finally understand easy point but I doubt it so whatever.
Like I've said do that against Kessel and the story ends with Scuderi leaving the ice very soon... but now Pasha - our best player by far - is out for at least a month and Scuderi is still fine.

One of my biggest problem with the game today is all the bs "revenge" for clean hits. He got him in a bad spot and hit him hard, but it was clean. Sometimes you get hit, sometimes you get hurt. There was 0 on the play to take issue with. If you really think we should have enforcers to stop the other team from hitting us you need a reality check. You want no hits and fights? Go watch soccer and then boxing. Pretend it's one sport.

#2536676 Training Camp Thread

Posted by nawein on 20 September 2014 - 08:13 PM


Apparently Cleary has looked good so far?

Also this link has a bit of an overview of how certain players look, at least from one person's perspective;

Actually really glad to hear Cleary has looked good. The guy deserves a comeback year and it doesn't matter who it is, good hockey players make the wings better.