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Legendary D In 03

Member Since 04 Aug 2003
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In Topic: Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

10 July 2015 - 02:07 AM

You and me on the same page here. Kopitar is one of my favorite non-wings player as well. Wish we could get him next year, he would fit right into our system. But you're right it does seem like they're making preparations to keep him. 

I remember reading an article several years ago when Kopitar was asked if he could play with any NHLer not currently on his team, who would it be, and he answered Zetterberg.

In Topic: 2015 Draft

27 June 2015 - 07:28 PM

Was anybody else aware that Malkin was rumored to be being shopped? Would we even have what it takes to do that deal even if we're willing to trade Larkin/Mantha/1sts?

In Topic: Datsyuk Has Ankle Surgery

26 June 2015 - 05:13 PM

What a tough bastard, playing with that through the Tampa series.

In Topic: 2015 Draft

26 June 2015 - 04:36 PM

Skinner apparently being shopped according to LeBrun. I know that we should probably be focusing on defense, but despite a disappointing last season and concussion problems, this kid still has a TON of upside. What would it take to get that deal done?

In Topic: Retire Sergei Fedorovís Jersey Immediately

26 June 2015 - 02:10 AM

You make it sound like the other guys were great into their 30's and Datsyuk was a flash in the pan who was good for a couple years. You do realize that last year at 36 years old Datsyuk was 6th in the NHL in points per game. Delveccio did score more then 80 points in the 1968-69 season, and that season he ranked 7th in points (I would use points per game to keep in consistent, but I couldn't find it).
Now I personally think total points really mean don't much to me as point totals change based on what generation you are in. To me it is more of an indication where you rank amongst your peers during your generation. If we compare 1968-69 for Delveccio (the year you referenced where he was a similar age to Datsyuk last year) he scored 83 points, it was his career year, and he was 7th in the league in points (43 points below the leader). Had Datsyuk played an entire season healthy last year, he would have likely scored in the 75-85 point range and been right around the leaders, pretty close to #1. Pretty comparable if you ask me.

You could easily argue that had Pavel stayed healthy all season, he would be closer to 100 points than 80. He was scoring at a clip pretty near that for, what, his first 20 or so games? Too lazy to look it up, but I distinctly recall a good stretch where I did the math on an 82 game season and it was more than 100 points.

And then, once he was injured, he probably wasn't near 100% the rest of the season. Just sayin.