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Son of a Wing

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#2676673 IIHF World Championships

Posted by Son of a Wing on 27 May 2016 - 12:24 PM

Short update on Nyquist: he did not make the Swedish team that will play the World Cup of Hockey in Toronto, September.

All in all I agree with the decision to leave him out when looking at the roster.

 

I hope this is the kick in the ass he needs to motivate him to bring his game to another level.

 

One can dream...




#2676348 IIHF World Championships

Posted by Son of a Wing on 21 May 2016 - 02:47 PM

Larkin is going to be a stud.

I have to keep telling myself he's only 19.


#2676346 IIHF World Championships

Posted by Son of a Wing on 21 May 2016 - 02:43 PM

Great game. Go Canada Go!
Larkin player of the game for US


#2676176 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by Son of a Wing on 18 May 2016 - 12:59 PM

Stamkos is a no brainier if he was willing to sign in Detroit. People defend Abdelkader's deal then say one of the best players in the game isn't worth a huge deal

 

Let it go man...


Do you have a monthly quota on mentioning Abdelkader's contract?




#2676151 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by Son of a Wing on 18 May 2016 - 09:18 AM

People seem to be wondering about the severity of the blood clot and whether it could return.

 

Stamkos's clot is not like other blood clot stories you've heard before.

 

Timonen, Fleischman and Dupuis all were genetically predisposed to have blot clots. Stamkos is not.

 

His was most likely caused by trauma which would mean that after treating this, he should be no more likely to get a clot than anyone else.

 

You can hear Bob McKenzie talk about it here.  It's actually quite interesting.




#2676148 The Holiday tradition: 2016 Draft thoughts.....

Posted by Son of a Wing on 18 May 2016 - 09:03 AM

Bean is an interesting case, because I have no idea why he isn't considered to be a guy who would go in the top ten draft picks. He's extremely intelligent with, and without the puck. While he isn't exactly a big guy (mind you, he's 17 years old), Bean's skating abilities are highly underrated. He has a great stride, and can keep up with the attack. His ability to carry the puck through all three zones makes him an instant asset for any defense.

Jake Bean is highly-touted as a "complete" defenseman. He's shown that he has the ability to provide potent offensive instincts as well as stout defensive abilities. Here is what EliteProspects had to say on the 17-year-old blueliner:

A shifty and intelligent defenceman that plays with panache and poise. An excellent skater that is a good puck-carrier up the ice. Makes very good decisions with and without the puck, and plays strong positionally. Works hard and doesn't give the opposition much to work with, but could stand to be a bit more assertive during high pressure situations. That being said, he is not a one dimentional player. He displays natural talent in the offensive end, but also plays a complete defensive game in his own end. He has a proactive stick and boxes the opposition out, limiting lanes. All-in-all, the type of all-around defenceman that you want to have on the ice as much as possible.

 

 

LINK




#2676126 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by Son of a Wing on 17 May 2016 - 08:46 PM

The salary cap really needs to go up with these guys expecting 10M a year

 

Seriously the cap needs to be atleast 95 million by the end of next season these players are insane but it's not like teams can't afford it

 

Who are all "these guys" that are going to inflate the cap to 95 mil in a year?

 

I think you guys are overreacting a bit.

 

This isn't the norm.  This is an exceptional player and case.




#2675978 Grand Rapids Griffins Playoff Thread

Posted by Son of a Wing on 14 May 2016 - 10:54 PM

I'm probably most happy for Sproul.  

 

Hope he gets a fair shot next year.




#2675751 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by Son of a Wing on 11 May 2016 - 03:49 PM

There's a lot of players who request to get dealt and never get dealt ... We just saw it happen to drouin

I think the big thing with trouba was he wanted big $ and jets weren't willing to give him 7-8 per, which th shouldn't ... Again we seen a lot of kids trying to avoid the bridge deal and get the big coin that never get what they were after

We all want trouba here because we know how good he will be, that being said the jets are very much aware of this as well and will do everything to convince him to stay and with Kyle Conner coming and laine as well as a bunch of other promising forwards coming and already there Winnipeg is looking like a place to stick around with trouba himself and byfuglien being the best dmen on the team

You just said it were gonna keep mrazek and Howard if we have to, cause there's no way we're mrazek ... Why wouldn't the same apply to the jets? They can ask Myers/enstrom to allow them to seek a trade and if they say no they stay with all the pieces

I'm assuming your talking about expansion? It's been said only players with no movement clauses will be protected and Myers doesn't fit that bill and there's no way the jets value Myers more than trouba ... No way


Yes if trouba is on the block holland had to look at it .... If it happens I don't think we might have the pieces as I don't think they'd be interested in a nyquist or forwards , and again I don't think they'll trade him

Sorry if that frustrates you but that's my take on it , he's too valuable an asset to move especially considering there on the verge of being a yearly playoff team very soon

 

Myers does have a NMC in effect for when the expansion draft occurs.

 

So yes it does create quite the issue for them.

 

I see Trouba eventually getting dealt to the East.  He'd be a perfect addition for us.




#2675276 The Holiday tradition: 2016 Draft thoughts.....

Posted by Son of a Wing on 06 May 2016 - 03:20 PM

The story on Sean Day




#2675266 The Holiday tradition: 2016 Draft thoughts.....

Posted by Son of a Wing on 06 May 2016 - 12:57 PM

I'd take a chance on Sean Day.  

 

His stock has dropped a lot since he was declared "exceptional" by the OHL at 15 but I think he's worth the risk.




#2674636 Fixing this mess....

Posted by Son of a Wing on 30 April 2016 - 01:06 PM

Because every source out there gives different stats. The average size of the NHL is listed at different sizes on evey different site. Most list a heavier weight than 201. That was one source. It also goes up/down every year. There is no set number.

 

As for Sharpe I quoted what was up at the time. he went for 34 goals with the B hawks, then 16 goals, then 17-stats not updated yet.

https://en.wikipedia...reer_statistics

The point remains that Sharpe is in major decline. His last 4 seasons were: 6 goals, 34 goals, 16 goals, got traded, then 20 goals. That is decline. Bowman was smart to  move him and his large contract. Somehting Holland needs to do but will not.

 

Sooo you just made up a number? lol




#2674558 Fixing this mess....

Posted by Son of a Wing on 29 April 2016 - 09:58 PM




#2674542 This hits the nail on the head......

Posted by Son of a Wing on 29 April 2016 - 08:44 PM

 

 

Hold on Hold on.

 

We are 11 (ELEVEN) years removed from the Salary cap being institutied.

We are 5 years removed from Rafalski retiring. 

We are 4 years removed from Suter signing with the Wild. 

 

Are people seriously still trying to throw up these excuses?  That's pathetic.  If you can't adjust to something in 4 years you failed.  Period.  Let alone 11 years.  That's a joke. 


 

We haven't realistically competed for a cup since 09.  That's now SEVEN YEARS.  Expecting a team to compete for a cup once in 7 years is not asking too much nor does it make us "spoiled fans".  You want to know what fan base is happy just making the playoffs?  The Maple Leaves.  Is that who you want to be?

 

You obviously have a ridiculous idea of what "adjusting" means...lol




#2674444 Fixing this mess....

Posted by Son of a Wing on 29 April 2016 - 11:20 AM

I didn't say Helm was a below average player, I said below average size. He is below average offensively which is why he belongs on a checking line and plays that role well.

 

When it comes to listed sizes, this is true in all sports: teams lie. Always have. Guys are listed taller or heavier/thinner than they are. Same is true with speed as well. Football is famous for this. Guys in college are listed bigger than they are 95% of the time. Then they get to Indy and we see them shrink 2 inches and 20 pounds while driving over for the combine. Guys that are listed as having a 4.5 40 yard dash suddenly can't run any faster than 4.65.......

 

Well if that's the case then the REAL average must be around 5-10 and 180lbs.

 

Since everyone exaggerates and lies so much...lol


Or does that only apply when it suits your argument?