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In Topic: Datsyuk or Fedorov?

Yesterday, 06:15 PM

I saw both play, and regardless of the stats, I can always expect to be wowed by something Pavel will do on the ice. Be it a deke, a pass, a hit avoided, a steal, something. Not so much for Fedorov. He might score 4 points, but they will be somewhat boring, just a guy who is stronger, shoots harder, and skates faster overcoming the inferior competition. Kind of like watching a adult play with kids, almost. :)

In Topic: Emmerton-ov: Cory heading to KHL

26 May 2014 - 06:31 PM

Hope Siberia can appreciate his unique talents.  

Sochi Leopards? That's as far from Siberia as you can get and still be in Russia. Geography, it's not just for kids anymore. :0

In Topic: Ovechkin and ES

02 April 2014 - 09:01 PM

Not so sure about that.  Not sure what superstars you are thinking about.  I think more often than not, O numbers drop due to normal aging process, change in overall league scoring, etc. 

Come on, if you play forward, you can either play safe, not go for 40-60 pucks, be in front of your check always, or you can take more chances. In the former case, your +/- will be better, but your offense will suffer. In the latter case, your scoring will be higher, but your +/- will suffer even more. The reason that risky defensive play hurts the +/- more than helps it, is that only in a small minority of scoring chances the puck actually goes in. So if you screw up defensively by cherry picking or trying for a low percentage interception, you may get a scoring chance say 10% of the time, and you will score on 5% of those, your scoring goes up 0.5%. But 90% of the time your screw up results in a scoring chance against, and if the opposition scores on 5% of them, your +/- goes down by 4.5%. That is not intended as a mathematical proof but rather as an illustration of my point.

Having said that, OV's play on that goal was revolting. I hate playing pick-up hockey because a lot of people play like that.

In Topic: Ovechkin and ES

01 April 2014 - 09:39 AM

Wasnt Bures tactics similar to Ovies? both were hanging around the blueline waiting for a pass?

After he went to play for Florida, yes, pretty much. They weren't a threat to make the playoffs, so Bure got his 50-60 goals a year, having nothing else to play for.

When he was in Vancouver in the beginning of his career, he was a bit more of a complete player. Not a Selke candidate even then, though :)

In Topic: Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

05 March 2014 - 04:38 PM


Poile doesn't have ties here, a house here...

He probably got Holland's house too in that trade. :ninja: