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#2360981 2/24 GDT : Canucks 3 at Red Wings 8

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 24 February 2013 - 11:49 PM

Wow.  When I left the score was tied.  I was shocked to see the outcome. 


Man Luongo needs to get out of Vancouver.  Sounded like he was awful tonight, but leaving him in for the whole game is telling.  As is yanking him last year against the Kings when he was playing well. 


Good luck with that contract though.  


Great to see the Wings stick it to the Canucks though!

#2360130 2/23 GDT : Nashville Predators 0 at Red Wings 4

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 23 February 2013 - 11:59 PM

Cleary gets a tipped garbage goal on a PP and suddenly he's awesome?  NOT!  Tatar looks like a 2nd liner, Cleary doesn't.  Tatar scored and played well even strength all night.  Cleary had a better than usual game but he gets the majority of his chances because of Dats.  Hell even Franzen can stand in front of the net.



Quote me a post where someone said he was awesome. 


Clearly had a good game tonight and the majority of his chances were not only because of Dats.  And like it or not he gets more time than Tatar because he can play on the PP and the PK.  Like I said before, he's a utility player. 


Cleary's been having a rough season but people underestimate the difference between the responsibilities of 10 minutes a night and those of 17+. 


Like I said before, he's not been great so far this season, but the bashing here is absurd.

#2360048 2/23 GDT : Nashville Predators 0 at Red Wings 4

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 23 February 2013 - 09:30 PM

He's been okay. Nice tip for the goal. But it's not like he has set the world on fire. He's ben exceptionally bad this season so he needs many more decent games before I think he has a place in the top 6.  


There would be a lot less Cleary 'hate' if he didn't get 20 minutes of icetime on Datsyuk's wing even when struggling badly. 


He was screening and frustrating Rinne on kronwall's goal.  4 SOG, a couple of which were good scoring chances. He made some really nice plays on the PK.  Great redirection for his goal, after taking a shot to the helmet earlier standing in front of the net.  Even made a nice clear when the Preds were buzzing at the end trying to spoil Jimmy's shutout. 


If it were anyone but Clearly, people would be saying he had a great game. 

#2360000 2/23 GDT : Nashville Predators 0 at Red Wings 4

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 23 February 2013 - 09:14 PM


#2359947 2/23 GDT : Nashville Predators 0 at Red Wings 4

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 23 February 2013 - 08:34 PM

Distracted because he was in awe of how badly Cleary plays.


What exactly has Cleary done that's been so awful this game? 

#2359917 2/23 GDT : Nashville Predators 0 at Red Wings 4

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 23 February 2013 - 08:23 PM

 Add "Cleary, just out of his reach".


That was a bad pass by Dats.  too far ahead of him. 


The Cleary bashing here has gotten absurd.  


I guess with Franzen and Quincey he's the only one left to scapegoat. 

#2359854 2/23 GDT : Nashville Predators 0 at Red Wings 4

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 23 February 2013 - 07:37 PM

Looks like Flip is buzzing tonight. 


Kronner lets the Predator just cruise right around him in on Jimmy. 


And takes a penalty.

#2358727 Kindl +6

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 21 February 2013 - 07:11 PM

Kindl and Quincey being among the top in +/- only shows how mostly useless the stat is.  


After the first few games Quincey hasn't been as awful as people make him sound a lot of the time, but he's not been great.  Kindl's been slightly more physical but just when I think he's starting to get it together he gets caught well out of position or just turns the puck over by shooting it up the boards in a panic.  


Kronwall is lowest on the team with a -9.  He's clearly been struggling in his new role as a top D man, but he's also asked to do a lot more than Kindl and Quincey.  So it's not like that stat shows they're playing better than Kronwall. 


When Datsyuk beat all the Preds on the ice to score, all the Wings on the ice got a plus 1.  Likewise when White's stick broke and he was flailing around on the ice, everyone on the ice got a minus 1.   there's just too many random factors for it to mean much of anything. 


Plus-minus and the secondary assist are the most misleading stats in hockey. 



#2358523 Philly at Pittsburgh; St. Louis at Colorado

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 21 February 2013 - 12:54 AM

Simmonds with the Gordie Howe hat trick tonight by the way. 


2 goals, 1 assist, 1 fight. 

#2358513 Philly at Pittsburgh; St. Louis at Colorado

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 21 February 2013 - 12:13 AM

Simmonds is awesome.  I'd love for him to play on the Wings.  

#2357528 State of Hockey; High school drama

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 19 February 2013 - 01:32 PM

Its a pretty darn safe assumption and common sense if you read the quote from the district: “This action has had a immediate and dramatic impact on the Farmington boys hockey team and the entire Farmington community."


Now had they only cared about the flipping off they would have listed the reason for his suspension as using obscene gestures or the like. No they say that the action had an immediate and dramatic impact of the team and the community. So your telling me flipping the bird is an immediate and dramatic impact to an entire team but also a whole community. Thats BS. The only thing that impacted the team was the goal against himself. Now shooting the puck in your own net,  while very stupid, is in no ways against the rules of hockey. Show me a rule where it says he cant? So if he does something in the game that is not against the rules of said game how can he then be disciplined for that action? That is the injustice. 

You keep saying "you're telling me" as if I've actually said those things.  I haven't.  


If you really need me to explain to you why a high school hockey player putting the puck in his own net and flipping off his coaches during a game is something that should be punished by the school, then this really is a pointless conversation. 

#2357417 Howard = Average

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 18 February 2013 - 10:27 PM

Luongo, Lundquist, Brodeur, Fausth, Emmerson

Those 5 are the first that popped into my head.

Edit: Anderson I mean. Sens guy.


Based on a whopping total of 9 NHL games in his entire career (only 8 of which are starts), you're ready to declare Fasth superior to Jimmy?


And if you don't know "the Sens guy's" name, I'm guessing you haven't seen him play that much.  Not to mention he's only had two seasons in his 10 year career where he's actually played more than 33 games.  Only one year in colorado and one in Ottawa did he have a starting goaltender workload.


You sure you weren't just cherrypicking down the SV % column?

#2357368 Worst Calls of the Year

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 18 February 2013 - 07:17 PM

The rules in the NHL are f***ed when we have video replay and something like Duchene's goal still counts.


Honestly they're f***ed when there's 4 officials on the ice and that goal still counts. 

#2356717 Spammer runs wild, snuffed out by mod

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 17 February 2013 - 12:08 PM

Dude it's almost 11:30 now. Not one mod has got on in over 5 hours? I mean yeah i can see 6am being a lil early for some. But it's now going on noon and the guy is STILL posting new spam threads. Sorry but that's a lil ridiculous. Especially considering how quick they are to ban for sometimes very small infractions


Had you bothered to hit the report button instead of just complaining here, a mod might have gotten to it sooner.


Because what I find a little ridiculous is complaining about one spam attack on a website that is kept in tip top shape by Matt and generally runs without a hitch.  Which is no small feat. 


Sorry you were temporarily inconvenienced on this free (and awesome) discussion forum.  I'm going to go get coffee and breakfast now. 

#2356433 Notes from Saturday's practice

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 16 February 2013 - 04:16 PM

Sounds like White, Kindl and Flip are in Babs doghouse. 

“Two freebies,'' Babcock said. “Kuba (Jakub Kindl) is not in the right spot, should be over here helping out. (Niklas) Kronwall's pass to Fil (Valtteri Filppula) is off his stick, Kuba's not back defensively to look after it.
“Whitey's (Ian White) got it along the wall on a line change, just gives it away, two-on-one. That's the game.
“So, we do everything for 40 minutes to be set up to win and two plays with the puck … We're not the type of team, with what we have, that we're going to recover from turning the puck over. People can say you're bad defensively, well, we weren't bad defensively, there's no defense for turnovers. It's puck plays that give it to us two nights in a row.


--Coach Mike Babcock said he hadn't decided on his lines, but he used Valtteri Filppula with Henrik Zetterberg and Damien Brunner. He's not happy with Filppula's play and basically said he needs to get it together.[/size]