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In Topic: Nyquist Files For Arbitration

Yesterday, 05:12 PM

Ansar Khan ‏@AnsarKhanMLive  16m

@evan_olive @georgemalik It usually speeds up process of getting deal done because both sides want to avoid unpleasant arbitration hearing.

In Topic: Nyquist Files For Arbitration

Yesterday, 05:06 PM

23 players in the NHL filed for arbitration today. 



In Topic: Nyquist Files For Arbitration

Yesterday, 05:00 PM


By filing for arbitration, Nyquist not eligible to receive an offer sheet. Will continue negotiating with Wings. Hearings are July 20-Aug. 4


Ansar Khan ‏@AnsarKhanMLive  50m

Wings usually sign the player before it gets to the hearing.

In Topic: Nyquist Files For Arbitration

Yesterday, 04:55 PM

It's amazing how fast people will turn on a player.


If memory serves, this is more of a basic procedural thing than a real indication that things are going poorly.  By filing for arbitration Nyquist forfeits the right to accept an offer sheet from other teams.  In other words, he's committing to the Wings by filing.  


Today is the deadline to file so the timing is likely a result of that, not something that happened with the Wings.  I'm pretty sure this is something players do that's just a backup plan for a worst case scenario. And again, by doing so he cannot accept an offer sheet from another team. 

In Topic: Tj oshie to washington

Yesterday, 01:42 PM

I'll let this year go to see if 3-on-3 really makes a big difference. I'll hope for 95%.


I agree on Yoshie, though.


I think signing a guy mainly for shootout considerations wouldn't have been worth it even before this year. We have guys that should be pretty able in the shootout. It just seems that Babcock didn't practice it very much and Jimmy certainly didn't help us out. Datsyuk's 1 shooter. Jurco had a reputaion for being good at lower levels. Make it a fun competition at the end of practice (like the often do with Datsyuk's keep-away) and let Pulkkinen, Tatar, Nyquist and Jurco vie for the other shooting spots. Nyquist's 57.1% shooting percent last year was actual near the top of the league so he's probably the 2nd shooter.


Wonder how Green and Richards are in the shootout.


Compared to when the shootout was relatively new, Datsyuk seems completely uninterested in it.  He used to be a human highlight reel.  I was hoping that the younger guys on the Wings who grew up with it would be more proficient in the shootout but it hasn't seemed that way yet. 


In general I think it takes several seasons to be able statistically who's better in the shootout.  It's such a flukey event and the sample sizes per season are extremely small.  Regardless of his conversion rate Oshie's performance at the Olympics shows he at least has the mindset and moves to be good in the shootout.  Of course, teams can just watch that Olympic performance to scout his best moves and tendencies.

Who cares about the shootouts, they are basically gone now. 95% of games now will end in overtime.


Oshie has attitude problems that's one of the reasons he's gone, along with him going MIA in the playoffs annually.



From your lips to the hockey gods ears.  *fingers crossed*


I don't really follow St. Louis closely enough to know about behavioral issues but doesn't Brouwer score at about the same rate in the playoffs?