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#2308030 Darren Helm signs 4 year extension

Posted by Seraph on 19 June 2012 - 11:27 AM

Great news. This kid has been working hard for this and deserves it. So glad to see him stay in red.


#2307498 When a Team Relocates, Does it Start a New Franchise?

Posted by Seraph on 15 June 2012 - 10:09 AM

I'm pretty sure part of it is because hockey teams are a type of business. Legally, when they are doing the paperwork, they are relocating the business rather than scrapping it and starting a new one. Plus they tend to keep many of their employees, coaches, GMs, players, during the move, so it makes more sense that way. And when you cite stats, the record for that particular business stands since before the move. After all, the make up of their roster after the move is a reflection of the business decisions of that team several years beforehand. This is much different than an expansion team who is starting fresh. One measure of a good hockey organization is how quickly they get to a cup since inception. That's why prior stats and decisions are considered.


#2306868 2012 SCF : Los Angeles Kings vs. New Jersey Devils

Posted by Seraph on 12 June 2012 - 07:04 AM

Let's not be hockey snobs, folks. This was an amazing run and gathered a lot of attention in what is potentially one of the biggest markets. The fans rallied and many will probably stick around. It's a great thing for the game. Plus, there is nothing Chris Prongerish about this team. They played their hearts out and earned it, so I have no problem with the cup going to southern California for a year.


#2306285 2012 SCF : Los Angeles Kings vs. New Jersey Devils

Posted by Seraph on 09 June 2012 - 10:54 PM

Kings will choke if they lose game 6. In the meantime they still have a lot going for them, including the home crowd at the next game. Quick had a major lapse this game, gotta expect a mistake from the guy sooner or later. Otherwise he has been playing up to Conn Smythe par, if you ask me. The Kings just need a few more bounces going their way and hopefully they can hoist in front of their home crowd.


#2306252 2012 SCF : Los Angeles Kings vs. New Jersey Devils

Posted by Seraph on 09 June 2012 - 07:36 PM

I was afraid LA would face their first real adversity in the finals. If they lose tonight, they may panic. Let's finish it tonight!


#2303001 Excellent 'Parise and Suter to Detroit' article

Posted by Seraph on 24 May 2012 - 12:09 PM

I feel like this was written as porn for Red Wings fans. I'm not getting too excited about it. If Jimmy Howard is their former team mate doesn't even have their phone numbers, why would they be that much closer and vying to play for the same team? It just seems like the writer put together a string of convenient coincidences and a few unspecified quotes.

I'd love you to prove me wrong though.


#2302915 What's the point of the crease?

Posted by Seraph on 23 May 2012 - 09:25 PM

Scoring dropped after the emergence of the Patrick Roy style of butterfly which was then imitated by a the majority of goalies following him. That, and the Giguere Michelin man strategy, which unsurprisingly was an exaggeration of what Roy was doing too. Look how much more shooting space there used to be.
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I don't think eliminating the crease is the answer though. Eliminating the crease takes out the technicality from the position. It makes it more up to chance and less up to skill, which is no good. People like athletes that can do amazing things because they have developed their skills. I am a big fan of a hard fought, defensive 2-1 win any day of the week, but I do think some sort of adjustment should be made to open up the game a little. So many of these series seem to revolve around creating a big traffic jam in the middle of the ice, force players to the outside, and use the goalie's size to stop the shots, a la how the Coytotes rode Mike Smith's giant 6 foot 4 inch body three rounds into the playoffs.


#2269999 If you Could Change Five Outcomes in Hockey History

Posted by Seraph on 14 March 2012 - 12:39 AM

I didn't dig the last Olympic outcome. I have always been a USA hockey fan and it was so amazing to have tied the gold medal game with only a few seconds left. Then in OT, the Crosby parade ensued and stunk up the party.

EDIT: I have noticed that a lot of us Wings fans did cheer for the Ducks in 03 when they beat us and went to the finals. Kind of a strange phenomenon considering how much we've hated on them more recently after a hard series loss. Maybe it was because everyone was so baffled by Gigure's streak, and no one wanted the Devils to match us in cups. Or maybe we were all mesmerized by the old jerseys and wanted the Disney movie ending. It's kind of awkward thinking back now and remembering that they were quite seriously called, "The Mighty Ducks of Anaheim."


#2267972 Kronwall Destroys Voracek

Posted by Seraph on 07 March 2012 - 01:54 AM

Home boy had his head so far down, he led with it into the hit. And this is a hit he had already looked up and saw coming a second earlier. Kind of ridiculous. Not Kronwall's fault and the head was not specifically targeted. Clean hit. Hope he feels better.


#2267013 Turco signs in Boston

Posted by Seraph on 05 March 2012 - 11:00 PM

Is it just me, or did Turco fall off the curve pretty sharply? I remember he was considered a top goalie once upon a time, and overnight people started throwing him around like a bag of pucks. Maybe I'm just getting old.


#2264207 Post-TDT: Red Wings stand pat, no additions

Posted by Seraph on 27 February 2012 - 05:34 PM

If a move had happened, you'd all be complaining about how we paid too much for it. This is precisely why Holland didn't pull the trigger on any deals. But now you are complaining about how we made no trades. You can't have it both ways. I'm sure viable offensive options were investigated and found to be suboptimal to the asking price.

Only with the Red Wings would you find fans complaining about the line-up when we're jockeying for first in the league. Have more faith in your boys. It'll be an interesting year, I think.


#2260375 2/21 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Blackhawks 2

Posted by Seraph on 21 February 2012 - 10:18 PM

I love how Z and Franzen have stepped up just like Kane in the absence of a top player. =/


#2249042 Time for my Cleary update.

Posted by Seraph on 24 January 2012 - 05:00 PM

What the heck? What kind of a person has problems with Cleary?? That's like saying you don't like good hockey.


#2246246 Why don't we have a "JIM-MY JIM-MY!" chant yet?!

Posted by Seraph on 16 January 2012 - 10:19 PM

I think he prefers "HOW-IE," given he has it on his mask. And I agree. Kid needs the same support from us.

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#2244578 1/12 GDT : Coyotes 2 at Red Wings 3 (SO)

Posted by Seraph on 12 January 2012 - 01:54 PM

Found out today that I'm moving back to Detroit! Hope it brings us some luck tonight.