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#2226123 Mike Commodore

Posted by eva unit zero on 16 November 2011 - 01:30 AM

Just for reference everyone, Brendan Smith was watching the game from the press box as he served the final game of his suspension. With White out he'll probably get into some games before he goes back down.

#2224423 2012 NHL All Star fan ballot released

Posted by eva unit zero on 11 November 2011 - 04:09 AM

Broduer, Luongo, Bryzgalov, Price, Halak, Hiller, Remier, or Ward...

Not sure why you'd have to take anyone off though, I don't think there's any rule.

Also: great rookie season, fell off last year, great so far this year. I'd say he's a bit closer to being a 'star' than Kronwall is.

Howard over Luongo, Bryzgalov, Price, Hiller, or Ward? That's crazy talk. He has outplayed none of them over the past couple of seasons and has done nothing to suggest he deserves their spot.
Brodeur finished last season like a champ and, although he's not elite anymore, is still probably more important to the Devils than Howie to the Wings.

Howard vs. Halak and Reimer. Reimer has been absolutely excellent in his limited time in the NHL, and has probably been Toronto's best player in that entire span. It's like taking Selanne or Potvin off the ballot in 1992-93. Halak I addressed earlier; he's the only reasonable choice and Howard isn't the best choice to replace him, anyway.

My ballot goes like this:
Jiri Hudler - Darren Helm - Valtteri Filppula - Niklas Kronwall - Jakub Kindl - Jimmy Howard

#2223743 Norris Watch

Posted by eva unit zero on 08 November 2011 - 07:26 PM

Just like in the example, the ball may appear to be blue to you but the ball has not become blue. It is still in fact red. Unless the ball goes through a physical change it's still red.

The color of an object is defined by the light that reflects off the surface. So what appears red to one person may appear blue to another, depending on the circumstances and the perspective.

For example, a during a half moon, part of the moon is a bright silver-gray and part of the moon is a very dark gray, almost black. About a month later, it will be the reverse. The bright side will be dark and the dark side light. The color has not changed at all, but the circumstances have.

#2223602 Season-Long Lines Thread

Posted by eva unit zero on 08 November 2011 - 12:33 AM

Ugh...he has been given a chance

When? When he scored in the one game he played with Datsyuk/Cleary? Or when he scored 3 points in 4 games with Flip and Franzen?

How about last year when he scored 14 points in 11 games with Datsyuk/Cleary? Or the month before that, played mostly with Flip, when he scored 12 points in 14 games?

That's about the extent of his "chance" at being a top-six forward at any point in his career.

#2223516 This team screams for a trade

Posted by eva unit zero on 07 November 2011 - 02:14 PM


Thomas is a goalie. Hudler is not.

Thomas played a leading role in helping his team win a Stanley Cup. Hudler, while he certainly played a positive role in helping his team win a Stanley Cup, was in more of a secondary situation.

So again, hi Apple, I'd like you to meet Orange.

Thomas being a goalie makes it an irrelevant example that, as of 2005, people didn't think he was going to ever be a factor in the NHL?

I have to ask a serious question. Are you actively seeking out my posts in threads around LGW and simply acting as if you can't understand what is being said? Because that is what it seems like.

#2223478 This team screams for a trade

Posted by eva unit zero on 07 November 2011 - 09:55 AM

It's rare to see you rip on Hudler like that. :cool:

Glad to see you acknowledge Hudler is capable of 70+, but I was referring to Franzen.

#2222976 Assistant Captain - Tomas Kopecky

Posted by eva unit zero on 05 November 2011 - 12:59 PM

This is the last time I am going to do this. I can't believe I have to explain this yet again.

I am talking about YOU, not Tomas Kopecky.

Why do YOU think this time will be any different in YOU trying to convince the majority in here of his value/him being more than he is worth?

Again, why do YOU think YOU are going to convince people otherwise this time around when so many people have usually a bad impression of him, fair or not.

Not Tomas Kopecky or his play, but YOU.


#2222936 This team screams for a trade

Posted by eva unit zero on 05 November 2011 - 11:07 AM

If Hudler were a foot taller, 30 pounds heavier, playing in a league with 1985 scoring levels on a line with Wayne Gretzky and Gordie Howe, and averaged 25 minutes a game I'm sure he'd get 100 points (but only if you prorate his 13 games between January 15th and February 20th)!

If Hudler were 6-10, 216, and playing with Gretzky and Howe in 1985... I think he'd get closer to 150 or 175. Think about it for a second; he would be like Lindros or Neely; plowing through defenses with ease. And like Kevin Stevens, who was a very good player who had his numbers radically infated by playing with Mario Lemieux.

#2222930 This team screams for a trade

Posted by eva unit zero on 05 November 2011 - 10:58 AM

Hudler sucks.

He is way to weak on the boards.

He is small in size.

He looks azn.

This thread is hurting my eyes because I see Hudler talked about too much.

Oh and if you want to f**k Hudler just say so, but yea, don't try to justify it by saying he can play hockey.

K bye

I'm not racist. Some of my best friends are asian. But not many asians play hockey. It was a non-racist joke my friend. Lets loosen up a little bit. The world doesn't revolve around you and hudler.

Just because you (allegedly) have friends who are Asian doesn't make you not racist. You listed a few things; outside of his appearance it was all either simply not liking the player or not liking the thread BECAUSE of the player.

sudo make me a sandwich. :D

:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

And to stay on topic, I think an interesting shake-up would be to call up a bunch of Griffins players and bench guys like Hudler, Bert, Mule and hell, maybe even Zetterberg for a game. Although I don't know how that would work with the cap, roster limits, etc.

The roster limit is 23. After sending down Brunnstrom, the Wings were at 22, hence Nyquist. Nyquist was sent down, and Smith was subsequently brought up.

#2222772 This team screams for a trade

Posted by eva unit zero on 04 November 2011 - 02:45 PM

Definitely! Simply because we won't play him in NHL.

Because Nyquist is one of the 30 most offensively talented forwards in the world right now. Yeah, that's not the case.

Eva… Hudler is not a part of this team's core. He's gone either during this season or after this season. He's never going to score 80 points, either -- regardless of how many 10 game segments of his career you prorate.

Hudler could score 80+ points if scoring went back up to its levels from say 2009 (10% higher than last year) and he were given a top-six role and top-six ice time. Right now he gets third line ice time, playing occasionally on a top-two line with underachieving forwards. The only time his linemates have succeeded to any degree were when he was with Franzen and Filppula; they scored their only points of the season playing with Hudler.

As of 2005, nobody thought journeyman minor-league goalie Tim Thomas would be a starter in the NHL. Now he has two Vezinas, a Conn Smythe, and some are arguing him as a HHOF candidate and one of the best goalies ever.

#2222704 This team screams for a trade

Posted by eva unit zero on 04 November 2011 - 10:42 AM

if you honestly think Cleary deserves/ or should be a top-6 forward... [facepalm]. Hes scored 1 goal all season woopty freaking do. 3 million a year is a million shy of a top-6 forward salary; I would in a heartbeat get rid of Cleary and Hudler if I could. This team needs an overhaul in the forward department... we have in my eyes 2 top-6 forwards Datsyuk and Franzen. Zetterberg has taken a step back big time if you look at tape from in in the 2008 season, and look at tape from last year's playoffs and this season. His play is night and day. I dont consider Cleary "versatile" he's slow, he finishes checks (good) and scores garbage goals ocassionally. Once again he's not worth his money... if thats versatile then so is 80% of the league. He sucks on the PP and PK and he also cant fight worth s***.

I would get rid of Franzen before Cleary and Hudler.

He has more value in a trade, he's the oldest, he's likely to retire within a few years due to injury, and he's lazy. He could be a traded for mid to late 20s top-six forward to serve as the core of the team going forward along with Flip and Huds, as Dats and Z are clearly aging and we all know they won't keep it up forever while Flip and Huds should be just entering their primes. Having a bunch of solid 18-20 year old prospects who might become top-sixers doesn't do any good for the next five years because it'll be like Flip or Hudler in 2007; maybe you'll get some decent secondary scoring on the PP, but you won't be seeing those guys as core players for years. People think Nyquist is going to step in this year or next and score 70 points; that is not happening.

#2221893 Commodore to play tonight

Posted by eva unit zero on 03 November 2011 - 12:21 PM

It should be Stuart or Ericsson out, not Kindl.

#2221761 Norris Watch

Posted by eva unit zero on 02 November 2011 - 11:12 PM

Actully no.

If the ball is red, the FACT is that the ball is red. If you take that FACT and form an opinion from a different perspective and say the ball is blue, I wouldn't call that an opinion, I'd call it simply being WRONG.

What if you're color blind? Or the Doppler example HoH posted. It's also true that different animals or even individuals of the same species see and hear into different ranges; so "red" is entirely subjective.

Actully no.

If the ball is red, the FACT is that the ball is red. If you take that FACT and form an opinion from a different perspective and say the ball is blue, I wouldn't call that an opinion, I'd call it simply being WRONG.

What if you're color blind? Or the Doppler example HoH posted. It's also true that different animals or even individuals of the same species see and hear into different ranges; so "red" is entirely subjective.

#2220816 Norris Watch

Posted by eva unit zero on 01 November 2011 - 01:16 PM

I honestly don't know if your serious

He was not a Norris finalist that year. He finished 20th in scoring for d-men. He wasn't even ranked by fantasy in top 15 lists for d-men that year. ect.

you get a cookie for the joke though :)

Oooh, fantasy. How many years during his career has Lidstrom been the best fantasy defenseman?

Another joke?
That was not at all because he was a lackluster d-man.

Actually, yes it was. He was waived and sent to the AHL. You don't do that unless A) the player is playing poorly or B) you want to use his cap space for something else. Souray is case A. Wade Redden is case B. Unfortunately for Redden, the Rangers realized that they now can't have him on the roster over worse defensemen because they would be over the cap, and last year traded a solid player in Tim Kennedy to get Bryan McCabe - equally expensive and no better than Redden - because they can't afford to get stuck with half of his cap hit losing him on re-entry waivers. Souray was placed on re-entry waivers, and nobody took him; he was subsequently reassigned to the AHL.

Cleared waivers at full price and HALF price, headed to the AHL both times, and you're saying it's not because he was playing poorly? Please. Studly Wonderbomb is NOT a Norris contender, regardless of how nice a start he may have had.

#2220769 Kronwall signed to seven-year deal

Posted by eva unit zero on 01 November 2011 - 10:44 AM

Why do so many people think this deal is a "steal"? I didn't think that at all when I saw and I did a little more digging to see how it compares to the others. A lot of people have been saying they thought he'd get $5-6M, but I look at it as a guy that is signed through to the age of 39, he has had some injuries and he plays a style that tends to lead to injuries. I agree that he probably would have gotten more on the open market, but he wasn't signed in the open market. Here is a list of all of the dmen in the league that make $5M+ (a lot of the guys making that money were signed in the open market)

Player, age at end of contract, average points over last 4 years.

Visnovsky, 38, 46
Chara, 41, 47
Bouwmeester, 30, 33 - overpaid, was way overhyped, good player, but not to the level of hype
Seabrook, 31, 34
Keith, 36, 48
Wisniewski, 33, 41
Lidstrom, 42, 60
Campbell, 36, 42 - everyone knows his deal was stupid
Doughty, 29, 42
Markov, 35, 51
Weber, 26, 41
Gonchar, 39, 40 - Ottawa was desperate for a powerplay quarterback
Timonen, 38, 41
Yandle, 29, 43
Rozival, 33, 28
Martin, 34, 25 - looks overpaid, but signed on open market when not a lot of good dmen were available
Boyle, 37, 48 - everyone knows his deal was stupid
Phaneuf, 29, 42
Green, 26, 57
Byfuglien, 30, 39

By comparison, Kronwall's contract ends at the age of 39 and he's averaged 36 pts. I know a lot of people will argue that some of the best defensemen don't score a lot of points, which is true, but when it comes to getting paid a lot of money, you tend to need that part of the game as well.

So, based on that list, the only guys making more than $5M and signed to the age of 39 are Chara, Lidstrom and Gonchar. A lot of the players on the list were signed on the open market as well. Kronwall's salary should be a little lower because he wasn't a UFA and he signed a long-term deal to the age of 39...he had to take a bit of a discount to get that type of security.

So, I think it is a pretty fair deal, still some risk, but I don't see it as this great steal like a lot of others.

You can't just disregard other defensemen around the league and say "only Chara, Lidstrom, and Gonchar count." because that's not the case. Also, all of those defensemen played top-unit PP time. Kronwall plays second unit. when the Wings had Hossa, the second unit was as good as many #1 units. Kronwall scored 51 points. Look at ES scoring for defensemen the past few years; Kronwall is among the leaders most years. And better defensively than most.