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#2565894 GDT : NHL Skills Competition/60th All-Star Game

Posted by nawein on 25 January 2015 - 11:58 AM

I personally think the whole "every team needs a rep" thing is dumb as well. It's an all star game. The 24 best forwards, 12 best D, and 6 best goalies that year should go. If it's close between two players, go for the player who's team doesn't have a rep. That's fine. If your team doesn't have any all star caliber players (buffalo), tough. Get better players.

#2565848 Dylan Larkin

Posted by nawein on 24 January 2015 - 10:46 PM

Meant to post this the other day but I got sidetracked and forgot. He's added 4 more points in his last two games to up his ppg even more. Pretty good company to be in if you ask me.


Expecting him to keep scoring like he has recently is probably unfeasible. Consider that in the past 15 years, no Big Ten freshman has ever averaged 1.39 points per game in a season. Minnesota's Thomas Vanek (1.38 in 2002-03) and Phil Kessel (1.31 in 2005-06) came closest.

#2562283 1/10 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Capitals 3

Posted by nawein on 10 January 2015 - 04:14 PM

I actually think this Weiss demotion might have more to do with putting Miller, our best defensive forward, with Pulkkinen. Maybe Babs doesn't trust pulks enough on the defensive side of the puck, so he puts Miller there to compensate.

#2558999 12/23 GDT : Sabres 3 at Red Wings 6

Posted by nawein on 24 December 2014 - 07:42 AM

Man, Howard sucks!  3 goals on 10 buffalo shots???  Kenny should trade him for a bag of pucks while he still has some value, we need to make Mrazek the starter ASAP!  Oh, waitaminute......
Seriously, awesome slo-mo vid of Tatars game winner on the Wings FB page, but don't know how to link it on here.  Recommend you all check it out.

The first was a bad bounce, second was a perfectly executed 2 on 1 where our D didn't take away the pass, and the third was a 2 on 0. Not like he had much of a chance on any of those.

#2557599 Rank our griffins d prospects

Posted by nawein on 19 December 2014 - 06:31 AM

Which isn't much for a guy who has played his entire career on big ice. Bäckman has quite a good resumé and if we can't even make room for him to get some security and learn in the AHL we are going to end up regretting it.

No I agree with you entirely. I was just being a smart***. He needs more time and he'll play in the NHL. I fully believe that.

#2557591 Rank our griffins d prospects

Posted by nawein on 18 December 2014 - 11:35 PM

I don't know how much chance you've been given to "win a spot" when you've been benched for 7 out of your first 20-ish games.

By my calculations that's 13-ish chances.

#2556363 Rank our griffins d prospects

Posted by nawein on 13 December 2014 - 12:58 AM

I was really high on him because he's swedish and I can't help but pay attention to every swede we have but I don't know anymore about backman but I hope your right

If he can fill out and add a good amount of muscle, which I think he will, he'll be solid. Whether it's for us or not, I do believe he has a future in the NHL.

#2556337 Rank our griffins d prospects

Posted by nawein on 12 December 2014 - 11:44 PM

I don't really want to rank them, but Backman is going to surprise people. That's all I have on this.

#2555964 Boston to host 2016 Winter Classic

Posted by nawein on 12 December 2014 - 12:47 PM

I'm happy for Boston it's long overdue that being said the NHL has destroyed the Winter Classic by adding these stupid Stadium Series games. Boston - Montreal would be a dandy no question

Please tell me you're kidding about the long overdue part. Everyone else was clearly sarcastic but you sound serious.

#2554749 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by nawein on 07 December 2014 - 11:24 PM

It's funny that this thread is still a thing.

Always room for improvement.

#2554084 Are the Wings a Contender?

Posted by nawein on 05 December 2014 - 12:48 PM

Starting to make sense.  So, if Cleary --obviously well past any waiver exemptions from old CBA, etc. -- was waived/unclaimed at the begining of the season, like Callahan and Ferraro.  Then we called him up for 3 games, then we sent him back down. 
He wouldn't have to go through waivers?
I guess my next question is:  Is this 10GP/30 Days on Roster just a wrinkle for this season or for the entirety of the current CBA?

It's for the whole CBA, and yes, you are correct with your Cleary example.

#2553697 Are the Wings a Contender?

Posted by nawein on 04 December 2014 - 11:23 AM

"13.5 Waiver Expiration. The rights granted under this Article to Loan a Player(s) who is
otherwise required to clear Regular Waivers to a minor league club expire for any Player(s) who,
after clearing Regular Waivers:
(i) is not Loaned to a minor league club, or is Recalled from a minor league
club (except on emergency Recall) and remains on an NHL roster for 74
ARTICLE 13 13.6-13.9
thirty (30) days (cumulative) or plays ten (10) NHL Games (cumulative),
(ii) is Recalled from a minor league club on emergency Recall and plays in
ten (10) NHL Games (cumulative) while on emergency Recall. For
purposes of clarity, games played while on regular Recall shall not count
towards the ten (10) NHL Games in this subsection (ii)."
"13.2 The "Playing Season Waiver Period" shall begin on the twelfth (12th) day prior to the
start of the Regular Season and end on the day following the last day of a Club's Playing Season.
Subject to the provisions of this Article, the rights to the services of a Player may be Loaned to a
club of another league, upon fulfillment of the following conditions, except when elsewhere
expressly prohibited:
(a) Regular Waivers were requested and cleared during the Playing Season Waiver
Period; and
(b) the Player has not played in ten (10) or more NHL Games cumulative since
Regular Waivers on him were last cleared, and more than thirty (30) days cumulative on an NHL
roster have not passed since Regular Waivers on him were last cleared."
These are directly from the CBA. I'll sum it up here regarding Callahan. 
This article is about loaning players to minor league clubs who cleared waivers once, and when you have to pass them through waivers again. Basically, it's about exceptions to the waiver rules. It says a few different things. First, if a player is clears waivers and isn't sent down for 30 days or plays 10 games (whichever is sooner), he must pass through waivers again. Also, as Dickie has said, if he is clears, is sent down, recalled, and stays on the NHL roster for a cumulative 30 days or plays in 10 NHL games He must pass through waivers again. So, we could call him up once this month, once next month, twice in February, and 4 times in March without having to place him on waivers again as long as he is on the roster for less than 30 cumulative days and plays less than 10 games. 
Also, as far Nestrasil, age of contract signing is the key for why Nestrasil's waiver exemption expired. He got 3 years of exemption because he signed at age 20. It had nothing to do with games played.
Ouellet has played 10 games, and signed at 19 (2012), so he got 4 years of exemption. His will expire after he plays 150 more games, or in 2016.
I can't get the formatting to copy over right, but here's a link to the CBA. 
Waivers rules start on page 71. 

Also, yes, I do think we can be contenders if everything falls into place. Everyone needs to play well. If we get back to playing solid defensive hockey, we don't seem to lose that often. We don't really win convincingly, but we don't lose either. That could pay dividends in the playoffs.

#2552330 11/26 GDT : Philadelphia Flyers 2 at Red Wings 5

Posted by nawein on 27 November 2014 - 11:04 AM

They are based on past examples, given some funny names and done by math freaks and excel geniuses but I guess I'm just not advanced enough to care about stats other than goals, assists, gave is... the official ones. And even then they aren't telling the whole story a player could have a great game but still be snake bitten

And that, usually, can be shown using advance stats. That's why they're there. To tell more of the story.

#2551914 Lines Thread

Posted by nawein on 25 November 2014 - 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.