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#2621802 Jonathan Quick on snipers, including Datsyuk

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 29 July 2015 - 02:38 PM

Jonathan Quick has a piece in the Player's Tribune on snipers in the NHL.  It's a good read an an interesting perspective on goaltending.  He picks Datsyuk as one of the snipers to highlight. 

 

http://www.theplayer...-kings-snipers/

 

 

 

Most guys have a little tell. You look at where the puck is in relation to their feet, or the way they’re bending their knees to get ready to shoot, and you just know what’s going to happen before it happens. But the problem with Datsyuk is that he fools you with his intentions. He will be way out on the wall with his hands, feet, and eyes positioned for a cross-ice pass — and it’s the right decision. It’s what 99 percent of players will do in that situation. So you instantly start cheating your eyes over to where he’s going to pass. Next thing you know — what the hell? — the puck is behind you in the net. He shot it. Who shoots from there? Datsyuk shoots from there.

 




#2621671 Line combos for 97, 98 Cups?

Posted by T.Low on 27 July 2015 - 11:27 PM




#2620783 Lovable Dan Cleary update thread

Posted by roboturner on 17 July 2015 - 03:02 PM

My sister passed away about 3 weeks ago from cancer.

 

A couple of seasons ago she had a chance to go to a Wings game.

 

My dad had been in contact with the Wings people and they were trying to work out who she might want to meet if she got the chance. It was up to me to ask her who she wanted to meet. Of course, we were trying to surprise her so I didn't want to just come out and say "Hey you're probably going to get to meet one of the players, who do you want to meet?"

 

So i would ask, "Hey Care, if you got to meet anybody on the wings who would you want to meet?"

 

"DAN CLEARY!" she'd exclaim.

 

So a couple of days later I would ask again. "DAN CLEARY!!" was the answer I got again.

 

She knew they were going to be going to the game when she went down to Ann Arbor, so I tried again, "No..Seriously....If you really got to meet one of the current Wings players when you go to the game, who would it be?"  I could not have given her a bigger hint without flat out just telling her!

 

"DAN CLEARY!"

 

So she and my dad and uncle went to the game and had a good time. Then the game was over. As they are trying to 'leave' the building, my uncle is leading the way with directions on where to go with my dad and sister following him. She still has no idea.

 

They end up in an area where she figures they aren't supposed to be. "Are we allowed down this way?"

 

Finally they end up standing against a wall with a bunch of other people with a Wings/arena employee telling them to just wait where they are.

 

"Are we meeting players?!" She had finally figured it out.

 

While they were waiting she felt she had accidentally bumped into someone behind her. She turned to say she was sorry to them. But nothing came out of her mouth. It was Nicklas Lidstrom that she had bumped into!! (This was during his last season when he wasn't playing due to his ankle) He saw she was trying to apologize and told her it was no big deal. Other players like Pavel and Zetterberg had walked through the hallway where they were waiting.

 

Finally Dan Cleary came out and asked "Are you Carrie?"

 

I don't remember much of what else happened (I wasn't there, just heard the stories afterward), but he was super nice to her, took a couple of pictures, and signed some things.

The jersey says

"To: Carrie    Best Wishes

 Your friend, Dan Clear 11"

 

He also had a signed bobble head sent to our house a couple of weeks later.

 

I always teased her about wanting to meet Cleary over anybody else, but she really enjoyed the whole experience

 

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#2614995 TSN Play of the Year

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 17 June 2015 - 08:39 PM

At least we won something!  :yahoo:




#2610059 Ovechkin Top 5 Goal Scorer all time?

Posted by Euro_Twins on 25 May 2015 - 05:22 PM

 
LOL.  What?  


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#2609816 TSN Play of the Year

Posted by FlashyG on 22 May 2015 - 11:19 PM

According to Drum our votes will time-out after a certain number cast so I suggest downloading this add-on to chrome.

 

Hola: Better Internet

 

It allows you to change your location to continue having your votes count and as an added bonus it will allow you to get around most sites that geo block you, like Netflix, TSN, Hulu etc...

 

Every hour or so just select a new country to vote from and re-start the script.




#2607981 Prospect Tourney in Traverse City renamed after Matt Wuest

Posted by HockeytownRules19 on 15 May 2015 - 01:13 PM

Helene St. James @HeleneStJames 6m6 minutes ago

#RedWings announce trophy awarded to to NHL Prospect Tournament champion renamed Matthew Wuest Memorial Cup, after late CapGeek developer.

 

We are so lucky to be fans of likely the classiest organization in sports!




#2605532 Who is the coach next season?

Posted by marcaractac on 02 May 2015 - 12:04 AM

The Jack Adams trophy is probably one of the most biased and subjective awards in the league. I wouldn't read too much into it. NHL is known to pick favorites for its awards. There's been times where I've wondered why the hell Datsyuk didn't win the Hart Trophy in 2009. Don't get me started. 

 

If the Jack Adams was legit, Babs would win it almost every season. But when it comes down to it, the Jack Adams should be re-branded "Most Improved Team Award"




#2601099 ECQF Game 5 GDT : Red Wings 4, at Lightning 0 (DET leads series, 3-2)

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 25 April 2015 - 10:01 PM

This never gets old.

 

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#2601084 ECQF Game 5 GDT : Red Wings 4, at Lightning 0 (DET leads series, 3-2)

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 25 April 2015 - 09:33 PM

PETR IS AMRAZING!!!




#2601071 ECQF Game 5 GDT : Red Wings 4, at Lightning 0 (DET leads series, 3-2)

Posted by mvanpop on 25 April 2015 - 09:17 PM

I feel like nobody got my Czech mate joke


#2598046 Is Joe Louis Arena a tough place to play?

Posted by Barrie on 21 April 2015 - 08:43 PM

I'm not sure how anyone can watch a game at the Joe and think it's not a tough place to play. Detroit has some of the best fans in sports.




#2598068 TSN Play of the Year

Posted by FlashyG on 21 April 2015 - 08:48 PM

Can we make it 3 years in a row?

We have 2 entrants this year, Zetterberg with a goal of the back of Mazanek's head, and Nyquist's 28 second goal vs Ottawa (I assume, it's not up for voting yet.)

Head over to TSN now to vote for Zetterberg

 

If you use Google Chrome you can follow these instructions to vote for you without you having to click the button every 5 seconds.

 

First hit "F12" it will open up a menu, on the top of the menu there is a button for "console" click that and paste the following on the command line.

 

setInterval(function(){$("#page-wrapper > div > div > section.plays > div.match-play.ng-scope.left-play > button").click()},6000)




#2591731 Red Wings clinch 24th consecutive Playoff appearance

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 09 April 2015 - 09:27 PM

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#2589226 4/4 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Wild 2 (SO)

Posted by vladdy16 on 04 April 2015 - 09:09 PM

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