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In Topic: ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Tampa Bay Lightning 5

20 April 2015 - 07:51 AM

+/- is a dumb stat to measure an individual players effort. Take the third goal from yesterday for example. Marchenko has its man, but Weiss is floating around staring at the puck, while his man, Sustr, rushes into the slot and scores the goal. That is hardly Marchenkos fault but the result is a -1 for him regardless. I thought Marchenko was abysmal in Game 1, which is understandable, it was his first playoff game. He looked much better in Game 2 so he  isn't the one who should sit, at least not because of his +/- .  Would Smith be an improvement ? I already made my point more than once about that in other threads.

I did not say Marchenko should sit bc he is -3, I said he should sit bc he is out of position more often than not.

Mrazek is starting the next game as he should.

Yes he is but I'm not sure he should because you say so.

In Topic: We NEED Bigger Ice!

19 April 2015 - 03:30 AM

This would be such a mistake, and just like with shootouts people would be really excited at first, only to realize that the big ice surface will only take away what makes hockey exciting. It slows the game down considerably. Goals is not what makes hockey exciting it is the intensity and the scoring chances.

In Topic: Abdelkader to return for Game 3

19 April 2015 - 03:17 AM

Well this is great news. Andersson should sit.

In Topic: ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Tampa Bay Lightning 5

19 April 2015 - 03:15 AM

For next game I would like to see Howard and Smith in the lineup. Howard is more experienced than Mrazek and I think Marchenko is out of position more times than not. It is hardly a coincidence that his -3 is worst on the team.

In Topic: ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Tampa Bay Lightning 5

18 April 2015 - 03:47 PM

Time to put Howard in.