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eva unit zero

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In Topic: Faceoff violation Penalty

02 March 2013 - 10:27 PM

It looked pretty clear on the replay that he swiped it back with his glove (still holding his stick).

 

I guess I'm more upset about no call on either Stoll pounding Cleary's head into the boards, or Penner's takeout hit on Smith. Those no-calls are what decided the game, if anything.


In Topic: Recent Weiss rumors seem to be bogus

02 March 2013 - 10:19 PM

We already have a Weiss in Flip to me. So a trade wouldn't make much sense.

Florida is almost certainly looking to deal Weiss. Weiss played juniors in the area and will likely be underpriced this offseason given his past performance compared to this current season. Detroit has Datsyuk, Zetterberg, and Filppula. There is the definite concern of Datsyuk skipping town after his current contract, and Weiss (with an extension) would give the Wings another top-six center to alleviate that issue.

 

Here's why Weiss makes sense:

 

Best-case scenario: Flip and Brunner extend, Datsyuk stays.

Worst-case scenario: Flip and Brunner leave as UFA, Dats leaves a year later.

 

Imagine adding Weiss to that group, maybe extended for like $4.5m or so. It certainly makes that "worst-case" look a lot rosier.


In Topic: Emmerton

02 March 2013 - 10:09 PM

What about him costing us at least 1 point against LA the other night?

You mean when he took that faceoff violation penalty on the PK when the Wings were up 1-0?

 

Wait, that wasn't Emmerton...


In Topic: Bouwmeester

05 February 2013 - 12:28 PM

Bouwmeester is Calgary's best defenseman in both ends, and has been playing his best hockey as a Flame this season now that he has a coach (Hartley) who would prefer a skilled, smart, defenseman who can play well positionally and is a skilled skater (Bouwmeester, Niedermayer, Lidstrom, Howe, Keith) rather than a poor skating, stupid, unskilled defenseman whose only form of defense is getting next to a guy who has stopped moving and clobbering him (Gill, Hannan, Chara in NYI).

 

I've been saying about Bouwmeester for a while now a couple things that 1) He'll excel under Hartley (for the reasons I outlined above), and 2) if Detroit gets him, he's the perfect kind of defenseman to pick up because he has speed, he's good in both zones, and he has a ton of skill that Sutter simply didn't feel like using. Sutter had more top-six forwards than most teams but was playing most of them as bottom-sixers. He was using a defense full of skill guys (JBo, Gio, Brodie, Butler) and trying to make them into a bunch of Scott Hannans. Calgary should have a very good season this year, and most people will be like "ERMAGHERD!" But it's simply a matter of getting the right coach together with the right pieces; Calgary has a ton of skilled offensive forwards and some skilled offensive defensemen. If you were to take away Dats or Z, Calgary maybe has a better roster than Detroit (if Kiprusoff doesn't continue being terribad).


In Topic: 2/5 GDT : Flames 4 at Red Wings 1

05 February 2013 - 12:06 PM

I'm setting the over/under on Hudler's point total for the Wings game at 1.5, and Zetterberg's over/under will be the same.

 

Any bets?