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In Topic: Expansion draft - how many players can each team protect ?

01 September 2014 - 07:10 PM

That's kind of foolish. Once this next CBA is up there will be another lockout it's what the PA wants. There isn't any debating it, cause it's going to happen.

If the NHLPA wanted a work stoppage, they could strike. Lockout is, by definition, owners locking the players out.

Disclaimer: I do not wish to start any discussion of whose fault it was/is/will be. Just a word usage note.

In Topic: Datsyuk or Fedorov?

27 August 2014 - 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 :)