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#1915717 New All Star Game format

Posted by eva unit zero on 14 March 2010 - 01:30 PM

I've always thought divisional all-stars would be cool. With the current 6-division setup, it would require a three-round tournament.

So figure it works like this:

Division teams are ranked 1-6 based on out-of-division winning percentages from all five teams' records combined.

Teams 1 and 2 get byes into round two. Team 3 plays team 6, and 4 plays 5. Teams are reseeded in Round 2.

Rounds 1 and 2 follow the following rules:
Rosters have 9 forwards, 5 defensemen, and 2 goalies. Teams play two 20 minute periods (with goalie swap each period if there are no injuries), followed by a standard OT and shootout if necessary.

Once teams reach round 3, they may name an additional 3 forwards, 1 defensemen, and 1 goalie. Teams play a standard 3 20 minute periods (with goalie swap each period if there are no injuries), followed by a standard OT and shootout if necessary.

The All-Star break would proceed as follows:

Last game before break is on Tuesday. Skills competition is on Thursday evening. Round 1 is Friday evening. Round 2 is Saturday evening. Round 3 is Sunday evening.

Obviously, some adjustments could be made to this format, but this could work out as far as the 'tournament' idea.

#1915695 Samuelsson highest scoring swede as of today

Posted by eva unit zero on 14 March 2010 - 12:52 PM

He has barely played with the Sedins all year, they just put him on that line tonight to try and get the Sedins going as they have been slumping, turns out Sammy has a hat trick :yowza: Burrows has been playing with the Sedins for the majority of the season. Love him or hate him Sammy could always score, he was a 20 + goal scorer on the Wings playing 3rd line minutes and 2nd pp unit !

Sammy is a good player, and I have always liked him for his two-way and all-around play, but...

In Detroit the past couple seasons he was rarely on a line that did not include one of Zetterberg, Filppula, or Hudler. Underrated shot, definitely, but the guy is overacheiving this season.

#1911397 Another goalie thread...

Posted by eva unit zero on 08 March 2010 - 11:25 AM

If we just break down the four games since the Olympic break, I don't think he's been awful or anything close. The Stewart goal in Colorado was bad, but it was just one softy; when you give up only two goals you give your team a good chance to win and they did. Vancouver was a disaster but that was one of those games where nothing hit the goalie -- pucks were flying in through screens and everything, it happens. Nothing to complain about from Nashville. Yesterday's game he was shaky and got scored on a lot, but the Hawks are no pushovers; the Wings really sat back and let the Hawks take it to them at the end, and the Wings wouldn't be the only team hanging on for dear life in that situation.

He kicks out rebounds from everywhere and he's a bit inconsistent, but he's only a rookie after all. He's given the Wings a chance to win basically every night, and although I love Oz, I don't think if he were the guy starting every game the Wings would be in any better position than they are now.

Howard has let in a lot of "it was just one softie, nothing to worry about" goals this season. People seem not to have noticed this. Yes, he's outplayed Osgood, but he's not nearly the brick wall or perfect tender the Howard slappies have been acting like.

#1911392 Another goalie thread...

Posted by eva unit zero on 08 March 2010 - 11:21 AM

You do realize Howard is 8th in GAA and 5th in SV% right?

Not to mention he is winning games.

One bad game happens, he's the future and he's playing well. There is no reason to change things up.

One bad game?

Here's Howard's numbers over his past ten games.
575:38 Mins, 291 SA, 264 Sv, 30.3 SAPG, 27 GA, 2.81 GAA, .907 sv%

That doesn't really come close to the top of the league, does it? Granted, Howard did have the Olympic break in the middle of that stretch, but his performance was only slightly affected by the break.

Now, let's compare to Osgood's last ten games, which include two relief appearances, and no appearances within seven games of each other since the games of November 23rd and November 27th. The earliest game included is November 20th, for those of you who were wondering.

Osgood's numbers over his past ten:
537:56 Mins, 229 SA, 200 Sv, 25.5 SAPG, 29 GA, 3.23 GAA, .873 sv%

Yes, Ozzie's numbers have been worse; but given the lack of consistent playing time and the fact that the Wings have been playing FAR better recently than they from November through January...Howard's numbers don't really look so good.

Either Howard needs to step it up, or Ozzie needs to get more of a look. Give the guy some consistent playing time and see what he puts on the ice.

#1894851 IIHF vs. NHL.

Posted by eva unit zero on 16 February 2010 - 10:10 AM

And yet another thread goes by with things people don't like being blamed as "Bettman's opinions" rather than Bettman representing the will of the NHL's BoG, which is what the real deal is.

So many ignorant asses. How come none of you realize that Bettman is little more than a figurehead, who occasionally serves as a mediator between the Board members and his main job is to represent the interests of the League. Commissioner is not the same as President; league President, which came before Bettman, had the power you think Bettman has. The Commissioner's position does not have nearly that kind of power because the Board felt that the President was too powerful.

Bettman's primary duties are to serve as a negotiator for the league, representing league positions. He cannot actually agree or disagree to a deal with the NHLPA or another organization; he can merely negotiate concessions for a deal and make recommendations to the BoG regarding a proposal. Part of the reason he was able to push back with such force against the NHLPA in 2004 is that the BoG voted to give Bettman the power to veto any deal the players proposed with the backing of just eight owners, or 26.7%. Ultimately this gave Bettman the ability to push forward the owners' agenda with strength, but only due to BoG solidarity.

Look for negotiations involving the NHL, KHL, and IIHF between now and 2014 because that is likely what it will take for the NHL to show up in Sochi. If it doesn't happen, the NHL is not there in 2014, and then comes back in 2018.

#1864954 if the wings made a deal who would you want gone and who would you wan

Posted by eva unit zero on 18 January 2010 - 04:37 PM

QUOTE (DangleDangleBeach @ January 18, 2010 - 04:02PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
i would like to see the wings get thomas fleischmann back from washington or maybe james neal or loui erikkson from dallas... someone at a reasonable price who can put the puck in net which is why fleischmann would be ideal (******* traded him + a draftpick that ended up being MIKE GREEN for LANGGGGG f***KKKKK)

Yep, trade our fifth or sixth best forward prospect (which Fleischmann was) and a draft pick for the league's leading scorer. Dumb trade right?

#1822200 Habs ship Latendresse to Wild for Puliot

Posted by eva unit zero on 23 November 2009 - 11:41 PM

Man, I sure am glad we used the 42nd overall pick in 2005 to draft Latendresse instead of Abdelkader just like everyone here except me was saying!

#1800936 Most "Irritating" Poster

Posted by eva unit zero on 24 October 2009 - 05:41 PM

So how exactly is the decision made? Is it going to use a point system (such as 5-3-1 like the Vezina) or is it most 1st place votes wins 1st, and then 2nd place votes wins 2nd, with 1st place ineligible, and so on for 3rd?

#648829 Datsyuk vs. Zetterberg

Posted by eva unit zero on 18 September 2005 - 03:31 PM

QUOTE (Christian @ August 26, 2005 - 11:18PM)
QUOTE (ARice89 @ August 25, 2005 - 01:51PM)
QUOTE (Christian @ August 24, 2005 - 02:16PM)
Zetterberg (15G, 28A = 43 Pts)
Datsyuk (30G, 38A = 68 PTs.)

Zetterberg (Born: Oct 9, 1980 - Njurunda, Sweden)
Datsyuk (Born: Jul 20, 1978 - Sverdolvsk, USSR)

Z: 140 Reg Season Games
D: 209 Reg Season Games

They are not that far apart and Datsyuk surely hasn't peaked yet either.

Datsyuk entered the league at 23...he was 25 last season.

Zetterberg entered the league at 22, and was 23 last season.

Zetterberg is 25 now...he's a much better player than Datsyuk and he will have a HUGE year.