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#2560420 1/3 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Canucks 4

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 03 January 2015 - 11:26 PM

It'd be nice if the ref called the dive too, but ain't gonna happen. 


Are they playing this game at a library or something?  I think I just heard the guy in section 103 Row 4 seat 3 try so squeak out a fart.




#2560409 1/3 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Canucks 4

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 03 January 2015 - 11:10 PM

That's a pretty soft call on Ericsson too.


wow...such a boring game.

 

Refs apparently think so too so they're getting involved.  Every penalty this game has been pretty weak.




#2560385 1/3 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Canucks 4

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 03 January 2015 - 10:29 PM

It may have been called anyway but that was definitely embellishment by Tatar on the interference.  There's been a few dives I've seen recently by the Wings.  Not liking this trend. 




#2560301 Detroit's Stifling Defence (TSN.ca)

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 03 January 2015 - 01:26 PM

I don't have a problem with the newer analytics themselves (admittedly I'm still sorting out what all the stats measure).  The problem I have is how routinely they're misused and misinterpreted, including this article. 

 

They call Sheahan Detroit's best shot suppressor, then point out he starts more than 62% of his shifts in the offensive zone.  So in one sentence they've drawn a faulty conclusion from the statistics and even included the reason why they're wrong.  

 

Very likely Sheahan isn't Detroit's best shot suppressor.  When you start the vast majority of your shifts in the offensive zone, that means your opponent has to go a long way to register a shot attempt.  Glendening on the other hand, starts in the offensive zone less than 33% of the time.  Two-thirds of his shifts, he's starting in front of his own net, so there's going to be a lot more shot attempts from his opponent. 

 

Then in subtler ways, they often use language that draws conclusions not supported by the stats.  It's not that Sheahan himself only "allows" 37.7 shot attempts per 60 minutes of play.  It means that when Sheahan is on the ice, the other team only gets 37.7 shot attempts per 60 minutes of play.  That's it.  But people constantly make the logical leap that the statistic says something specifically that a player is doing on the ice.  That's a HUGE difference.  




#2559979 Q and A with Teemu Pulkkinen

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 31 December 2014 - 06:45 PM

 

What if he said he grew up idolizing Harold Snepsts?  Wouldn't that be something?  

 

It would be.  You don't see that kind of wisdom from most young players these days.  




#2559722 12/29 GDT - Red Wings 2 at Bruins 5

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 29 December 2014 - 08:52 PM

Nice to plant the seed. Boston thinking they might not win this one by relying on ye olde “hack, whack, throw it back (to the D)” hockey. 

 

It's definitely some old school hockey out there.  Hooking, holding the guy stick.  

 

Good on Sheahan for his work against Chara at the end of the period.  If the Wings hadn't just gotten a powerplay, they probably would've gotten a call there. 




#2559669 12/29 GDT - Red Wings 2 at Bruins 5

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 29 December 2014 - 08:27 PM

Nice physical play by E there behind his own net.  I can live with the defensive lapses a little easier if he's beating the crap out of guys around the net. 




#2559661 12/29 GDT - Red Wings 2 at Bruins 5

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 29 December 2014 - 08:22 PM

Is Franzen playing?

 

Yeah, about 1 out of 20 shifts, it looks like he is. 




#2559500 12/29 GDT - Red Wings 2 at Bruins 5

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 29 December 2014 - 01:07 PM

Looks that way... Maybe he's not going on IR?  Too late to call up XO?

 

From Khan on  Mlive:

 

General manager Ken Holland said the team needs to know the extent of the injury before deciding its next move - whether to place Kindl on injured reserve and call-up defenseman Xavier Ouellet from Grand Rapids.

 

 

http://www.mlive.com...bruins_def.html




#2559165 12/27 GDT: Red Wings 3 @ Senators 2 (OT)

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 27 December 2014 - 12:56 PM

Go Wings! Any word on Kronwall?

 

 

Ansar Khan ‏@AnsarKhanMLive  23m

Weiss said he's been cleared and is ready to play tonight. Kronwall feels good but said he needs to be cleared by the doctor tonight.


 

Lines:

Zetterberg-Datsyuk-Abdelkader

Tatar-Sheahan-Weiss

Franzen-Helm-Nyquist

Miller-Glendening-Jurco

 

Looks like Andersson, Cleary scratched

 

 

***UPDATED based on Khan's mlive article***

 

On Defense:

Kronwall-Ericsson

Quincey-DeKeyser

Smith-Kindl

 

Lashoff scratched.

 

http://www.mlive.com...ml#incart_river

 

 

What exactly does Kindl have to do to lose his spot in the lineup?  He almost singlehandedly lost the game for the Wings last time he played.




#2559119 Lines Thread

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 26 December 2014 - 04:55 PM

I think it's his responsibility to hold the puck and make smart decisions at the blue line. A little indecisiveness and we give up a breakaway

 

I agree about the responsibility but still don't understand how Smith is somehow worse than Kindl in that regard.  This last game we saw Kindl move in from the point and rocket a slapshot into traffic that was blocked and led to a 2 on 0 breakaway that resulted in a goal.  

 

As the lone man back I have no idea what he was thinking.  If you're going to move that deep into the zone you can't take a huge windup on a team that's been tremendous at blocking shots all game long.  




#2558962 12/23 GDT : Sabres 3 at Red Wings 6

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 23 December 2014 - 10:10 PM

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!  




#2558930 12/23 GDT : Sabres 3 at Red Wings 6

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 23 December 2014 - 09:57 PM

Mickey "I can smell a Red Wings penalty coming here, I'll tell ya."  :lol:




#2558915 12/23 GDT : Sabres 3 at Red Wings 6

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 23 December 2014 - 09:54 PM

Was Weiss hurt again?

 

Yup.  Took a hard hit and got caught with an elbow to the head.  Not really dirty, he had his head low making a play when he got hit. 




#2558876 12/23 GDT : Sabres 3 at Red Wings 6

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 23 December 2014 - 09:37 PM

please hockey gods, let the Wings win this in regulation.  We offer you Kindl as a holy sacrifice.