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#2595230 Game Two - Honest Discussion

Posted by Son of a Wing on 17 April 2015 - 12:26 PM

So you thought Tatar and Nyquist looked good. They just didn't play because of match ups? 

 

Did any forwards look good aside from Datsyuk, Helm and Glendening?




#2595220 Game Two - Honest Discussion

Posted by Son of a Wing on 17 April 2015 - 12:08 PM

 

They have been terrible for over a month now. Agree or disagree?

And no, that's not why. Go look at everyone's ice time. Jurko got about as many minutes in THE GAME as them. Same with Weiss. Don't kid yourself. Babcock chose not to play them.


Jurko's screen on Datsyuk's second goal was great. Just saying

 

Regular Season average even strength min/game: 

Tatar: 13:43

Nyquist: 13:37

 

First game of the playoffs:

Tatar: 12:59

Nyquist: 11:07

 

It's really not as big a deal as you're making it out to be...

 

Helm also played the most of any forward (20min) and Glendening played 18min.

 

It was pretty clear the minutes for our forwards were heavily influenced by match-ups.




#2595207 The Chief has been fired

Posted by Son of a Wing on 17 April 2015 - 11:41 AM

Philly fires another coach? *yawn*




#2593913 WCQF : (7) Winnipeg Jets vs. (1) Anaheim Ducks

Posted by Son of a Wing on 16 April 2015 - 01:53 PM

No Ladd or Perreault for Winnipeg tonight.  That's rough.  Either way, I think they beat Anaheim in 6.  Anaheim is a playoff dud and Winnipeg is absolutely stacked everywhere but in goal. 

 

If Pavelec can continue the way he was playing at the end of the year then they'll be set.

 

He hasn't allowed a goal in 3 straight games.

 

But then again it is Pavelec...




#2592010 Do Maple Leaf fans deserve better?

Posted by Son of a Wing on 10 April 2015 - 10:58 AM

Leafs are doing a classy thing by calling up Colton Orr for Saturday. Should have had him as an energy player way sooner, if you have to lose lose with style and not many are better in that regard than him. Orr - Prust should be one for the ages. Guy will be an UFA this season but sadly Burke will sign him.

 

Calling Colton Orr up to the Maple Leafs sends all the wrong messages


 

The Maple Leafs have called up Orr, a player to whom they’ve already paid almost $6 million in exchange for eight goals in 231 games and are paying $925,000 to play for their AHL team this season, as some kind of thank you for everything he has done for them. We can only imagine what the send-off would be if Orr had actually done anything to help the Leafs win a game over the years.

...

 

It’s clear the organization doesn’t even think he can contribute anything meaningful at the AHL level. Because if it did, it would have him playing for the Marlies on Friday and Saturday as they desperately chase the last playoff spot in the AHL’s Western Conference.



#2592008 Definition of a real fan

Posted by Son of a Wing on 10 April 2015 - 10:51 AM

Why is it comical? I don't think it's unreasonable that people want to discuss what went wrong when things go bad. When things are good there is no reason to discuss at length what is going good. But when thing aren't good, you have more to discuss. It'd be the same for almost any situation where there is a good outcome and a bad one. Think about like Apollo 13. When everything was going good there was just regular discussions. But when things went bad then a TON of people came together to discuss the problems. That's just how it is with anything.

 

Except most (not all) don't come to have discussions.  They come to ***** and rant.  

 

"Holland sucks" "Trade Howard", "Quincey is a whistle fart".  That's not discussion and it get's old.

 

Again...not all are like this.  But it's those that make a bad name for the rest.




#2591983 Definition of a real fan

Posted by Son of a Wing on 10 April 2015 - 09:26 AM

Well, I thought my posts in the other thread were on topic (read: about the game) considering the game was the one that got us in the playoffs, and I was addressing how we got in the playoffs. Then they get deleted for being off-topic, but really, where would have been a good place to discuss it? I did consider starting a new thread, but...well I guess I'll just say it's probably better that I wasn't the one to start it.

 

Anyway, I certainly think that fans have the right to be negative. Along the lines of what Jesusberg was saying, of course people are going to be reactionary in the moment. I doubt anybody would have a problem with someone being reactionary after something positive happens, but for some reason the 'sky is falling' or 'x player sucks' posts in the same situation are frowned upon. Posts in those situations (positive or negative) should be taken with a grain of salt. 

 

And I guess I'll say this here too. In the context of making a prediction about the outcome of a game, I don't understand why people get so bent out of shape about someone predicting a loss. The point of a prediction, after all, is not to be unreasonably optimistic. The point is to be right about the outcome. If the team has been playing poorly, it isn't a stretch by any means to expect it to continue until given a reason otherwise.

 

And along those lines, I don't see the point to posts along the lines of "Well I know he's not playing great right now, but I'm going to blindly support him through it so when he finally does come through I can say 'I never lost faith in you'"

And I'm not saying you shouldn't hope that they bounce back, I think everybody hopes they do. But it seems more about telling all the "Haters" that you were right and they were wrong, when in fact the "haters" were just giving an honest assessment of the situation as it stood at that time.

 

I guess what I'm trying to say is when a player or team is performing poorly, there isn't anything wrong with saying so.

 

I just think it's comical how LGWs active member base triples when we struggle and have bad games.




#2590746 Team next season?

Posted by Son of a Wing on 08 April 2015 - 04:10 PM

Comparable to JVR how?


#2590712 Erik Cole out for season, playoffs due to spinal cord contusion

Posted by Son of a Wing on 08 April 2015 - 01:04 PM

I f***en knew it man ! Ughh

And before everyone says we couldn't of predicted he'd get hurt which is true ... End result is this ended up being a wasted trade and wasted assets


Very frustrating to see him gone ... Could of done some great things with cole and mule in the playoffs
 

 

Thanks Captain Hindsight...




#2590014 Helene St. James says Howard starts and Z and Pavel reunited

Posted by Son of a Wing on 07 April 2015 - 01:29 PM

This is GREAT news if indeed he is in! Pav and Z together make a world of difference! Wonder who the other winger will be? How about Pulkkamania?

 

 

Z - Pav - Pulk

Nyquist - Weiss - Helm

Tatar - Sheahan - Jurco

Miller - Glenden - Ferrari

 

 

...I believe Helm will be up front, no matter, putting Pulk with Weiss/Gus, could be a good line too!

 

Lines have already come out...

 

Helm  -  Datsyuk  -  Zetterberg

Nyquist  -  Sheahan  -  Tatar

Weiss  -  Andersson  -  Pulkkinen

Miller  -   Glendening  -  Ferraro




#2590005 Tatar and Nyquist and Sheahan LINE

Posted by Son of a Wing on 07 April 2015 - 12:11 PM

This is going to make someone really mad. Right above you. Apparently, I am the coach.

 

Why would that make him mad?  He doesn't think Nyquist/Tatar should be on the third line....and they're not.  

 

That will be the second line.  




#2587913 Losing Streak affecting Babcock's Decision?

Posted by Son of a Wing on 02 April 2015 - 10:37 AM

I'd take dumpster fire Chara over Ericsson at this point...

 

If we're comparing Chara to Ericsson, then I think that speaks volumes in itself...




#2587897 Opinion: Petr Mrazek should be starting Game 1

Posted by Son of a Wing on 02 April 2015 - 07:45 AM

Right now this team doesn't have a number 1 goaltender as far as I am concerned. Mrazek is an unproven rookie and Howard needs to find his game. Monster is sadly hurt.

 

Well there's only one way to fix that!




#2585221 Ilya Kovalchuk announces retirement

Posted by Son of a Wing on 26 March 2015 - 12:31 PM

Seeing as he retired, wouldn't he have to be re-instated by the league, not just get the approval of the 29 other teams?

 

I'd check out this video to understand the details.




#2585209 Ilya Kovalchuk announces retirement

Posted by Son of a Wing on 26 March 2015 - 11:08 AM

Not playing for the Devils is not playing for the Devils. Whether sitting on his ass or working in some unrelated business or playing for a non-competing hockey team on the other side of the world makes no difference. None of it has any impact on the Devils. 

 

I didn't say anything to the contrary. lol

 

I'm just not going to pretend his retiring was anything but a legal maneuver.