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#2476149 1/22 GDT : Blackhawks 4 at Red Wings 5 (SO)

Posted by Jedi on 22 January 2014 - 11:10 PM

In celebration of Helm's SO goal...



#2473108 Buffalo Sabres unveil new third jerseys

Posted by Jedi on 15 January 2014 - 12:34 PM

It goes along with most of the decisions the Sabres seem to make. 
The logo for their third jersey should be a team tanking for a draft pick.

Edmonton would sue for copyright infringement.

#2473018 Jurco Called Up

Posted by Jedi on 14 January 2014 - 07:55 PM


"Welcome back, welcome back, welcome back!"

#2472670 1/12 GDT: Red Wings 0 @ Ducks 1

Posted by Jedi on 12 January 2014 - 10:57 PM

A 2-2 road trip where I honestly thought we'd go 0-3-1...  I'll take it...

#2470662 1/4 GDT : Red Wings 5 @ Stars 1

Posted by Jedi on 04 January 2014 - 08:54 PM

No joke, Daryl "Razor" Reaugh (color commentator, FoxSportsSW) just proved he is the John Madden of the NHL. He said "The Stars are gonna have to out-score Detroit tonight"...

#2467614 Ericsson out 3-5 weeks with Fractured Ribs

Posted by Jedi on 24 December 2013 - 02:41 PM

5 concussion protocols...

4 Griffins call ups...

3 strained groins...

2 fractured ribs...

And a herniated disc for Z!


Crappiest Christmas song ever...

#2465393 Why the Red Wings get injured

Posted by Jedi on 16 December 2013 - 10:06 PM

So you go from my claim on hits per game to fighting majors. Cool. Enforcers dont necessarily have to fight they also put aggression towards opponents through hits. And it's a known fact in hockey (if you play, which i feel doubtful seeing your reactions to a basic aspect of hockey; aggression, aka what the sport is KNOWN for) fighting and hits can curve momentum. Hits can send messages to opponents. Hits make people think twice before opponents go after your star players. Hits are a non-verbal way of saying " you hit my guy, i'll hit you and embarrass you." Case and point 
Laperriere hit Lidstrom. Downey took revenge. Lappy was a mouse the rest of the series. Wings went on to continue dominating.

Ahem. Let us quote the book of "kickazz", chapter 7, post 140... 


Because they have no legitimate enforcer...

...If there were enforcers, teams would think twice before laying the hits on star players...

Yes, I can see how one might confuse "hits" with "fights" when you yourself said the lack of an enforcer was to blame for our injuries.

But to go back to the stats...

Matt Martin (LW, NYI, 6'3" 206lbs) far and away leads the NHL in hits, at 165. Yet the Islanders sit at 86 games lost to injury. If, by your argument, big hitters translate in fewer injuries, why are the Islanders right around the NHL average in games lost? Or Tampa Bay, at 123 games lost, when they have Radko Gudas' 112 hits? Or Toronto, at 97 games lost, when they have Cody Franson's 110 hits?
At best, the teams that have some of the league leaders in hits are among the NHL average in games lost.  It still appears that the numbers aren't backing you up.

#2465346 Why the Red Wings get injured

Posted by Jedi on 16 December 2013 - 07:23 PM

If ONLY we had an enforcer to keep that herniated disc of Z's in line...


...and to make sure that pesky groin of Weiss' would be held accountable...


...or that Howard's knee wouldn't dare tweak itself...


For the record.  Detroit (as of yesterday) sat at 10th in the league in terms of Man-Games-Lost-To-Injury, at 110.  The #8 team, Montreal, is at 122 games lost.  Yet, Montreal currently ranks 3rd in fighting majors at 22.  Columbus is 5th in games lost to injury, 130, and 7th in fighting majors at 20.  Tampa Bay is 7th in games lost at 123, and 13th in the league with 17 fighting majors.  Toronto leads the league in fighting majors at 26, yet is only 2 spots back from Detroit with 97 games lost.


I just did the math.  The average # of games lost to injury by any team this year is a smidge over 93 games (93.066666667, etc).  Detroit's at 110, which is above average, but not astonishingly so, especially given that Detroit is tied for dead last in the league at 4 fighting majors.


As it stands, the statistics don't necessarily agree that having players who are more willing to "enforce" (a.k.a. willing to drop the gloves) translates into less games lost due to injury...

#2464714 Jurco Called Up

Posted by Jedi on 15 December 2013 - 12:57 AM

Let's all remember that Sammy was scratched tonight...

...and Jurco's getting called up...

..which means Sammy is likely still scratched...

...perhaps we're seeing Holland/Babs make a little bit of sense here!

#2462433 What Are You Playing?

Posted by Jedi on 09 December 2013 - 12:26 AM

My job allows us to read at our desks when things get slow, and as such I've been reading the Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones) series.  The book series (as I'm sure many of you know) is fantastic, and has had me REALLY wanting to play a game that was in the same genre as ASOIAF...


So, after being pretty much severely burned out on Skyrim in June, I finally swung back around and pulled it out of the box again.  Still had a few things to finish up in Dawnguard, and still have the civil war to finish, and several other miscellaneous quests.


Even after all this time, this game is STILL lights-out.  The only other game I've ever spent this much time in was Final Fantasy X.

#2459266 11/29 GDT: Red Wings 5 at Islanders 0

Posted by Jedi on 29 November 2013 - 05:34 PM

#2452105 An honest question about Nyquist

Posted by Jedi on 08 November 2013 - 10:44 AM

If Nyquist plays 2 games with Detroit this year, he loses his waiver exemption status. Which means any call up he gets will be permanent, as there's no way he would clear waivers of sent back down.

Goose will be with the Wings. There's just no way it's possible at the moment with the roster/cap crunch we're under.

#2450434 11/2 GDT: Red Wings 5 at Oilers 0

Posted by Jedi on 02 November 2013 - 11:23 PM

Bit late by now, but it's worth it...

#2446309 10/19 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Coyotes 5

Posted by Jedi on 19 October 2013 - 10:24 PM

OH hey, now that we're down by two, they'll give us a PP...

#2446179 10/19 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Coyotes 5

Posted by Jedi on 19 October 2013 - 08:48 PM

I've probably missed this but where has Mickey Redmond been? Not a of fan of Ozzie doing commentary...


Mickey usually stays at home on long road trips.  Prior to getting fired, Larry Murphy usually handled the color commentary duties on long trips.  Though, after the firing, Redmond was on the road for all games last year.


Redmond has Celiac Disease, which means he needs gluten free meals, which can be hard to find on extended road trips.