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#2674934 Calder finalists

Posted by kickazz on 03 May 2016 - 12:20 AM

Yeah unfortunately Larkin fell off the radar after the All-star game due to his big slump.


And of course McDavid is a finalist even though he missed a ton of games and didn't even finish top 3 in points and missed like 3 months..


Won't be surprised if they picked McDavid over Panarin (who is the obvious winner according to their own standards). 

#2630848 All Purpose "Ovechkin is Awesome" Thread

Posted by number9 on 14 October 2015 - 10:29 PM

Uh no. Because he slept in for his practice and make an excuse that he set his alarm for pm rather than am. Godlike goal scorer and all be that was pretty idiotic. 


You get fired for stuff like that in the non-sports world. 


You would want to build your team around a captain who can't even show up to practice on time? Especially when prospects will be up and coming and learning from your habits? If anything Barry Trotz made the right decision to cover up for Ovie's dumb mistake. Basically making a statement that this is a professional league and you better show up on time. No matter who you are. 


Captains lead by example or project it vocally or both. Either way showing up late is not very "captain-like". Being a captain isn't just playing hockey, it's playing hockey and everything else. 


Anyways my point in regards to Pav getting captaincy over Ovie had more to do with workethic not "two way player or goal scorer". Style of play has nothing to do with becoming a captain. 


Meh, I've actually done this before and have had other things go awry with alarms. I understand there's no excuse, especially for a captain, but these things do happen. He might get fired for this in the non-sports world if he was at a replaceable position, like something blue-collar, entry-level, or minimum wage. But when you're important enough/high enough in your company that is certainly not the case. And Ovie has a lot of importance within his organization.


Replace "Best Player On Team" with "Top Broker In Firm". Neither is going to fired for being late. They are the face of their business.

#2623142 Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

Posted by barabbas16 on 14 August 2015 - 12:01 PM

This reminds me when the Wings poached Coffey out of LA for fallen center-man Carson.  He was pure offense, D was a bit of a question.  Not to worry, Coffey scored so much here that he won a Norris during his time.  Green has been close to winning before, but I predict that he WILL win a Norris within his three year contract.  I also predict he will never leave Detroit, he will retire a Red Wing.
...besides, most players who sign here or are traded here do.  That is the difference between this franchise and most others, we treat our players so well that they usually never leave. Welcome to Detroit, again, Mike Green.  It was inevitable that you come here, and now you will see what its like to play for the best sports franchise in the World!

Well, hopefully in a couple of years, the Wings can package him with someone that reminds you of Keith Primeau to obtain a guy that reminds you of Brendan Shanahan.

#2564826 '16 Winter Classic

Posted by RyanBarnes! on 20 January 2015 - 08:48 AM

WC is still lightyears ahead of the All Star Game but it should only be one outdoor game a year.

#2538415 Mark Donnelly Trips Singing O Canada

Posted by HadThomasVokounOnFortSt on 05 October 2014 - 01:07 AM

Found this on Youtube, best way to sing the national anthems!


#2533687 Candiens, P.K. Subban agree to 8 year contract

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 04 August 2014 - 01:37 PM

Here's Subban with his NBA attitude, putting himself above his teammates, putting himself above the league, and generally making it all about himself. 





(I was being sarcastic)



In interviews and what I saw on CH24 he comes across as one of the more well spoken and humble players in the league.  

#2527127 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 30 June 2014 - 09:35 AM

I would think Stevie could get more than a 6th round pick for Gagner. He's only 24 and has a $3.2 million dollar cap hit over the next two seasons.

Good job freeing up cap space, but bad asset management IMO.


It's sounding like the most important goal was cap space before the free agent market opened.  So Yzerman trades Purcell (who was a buyout target for Tampa) rather than buying him out because he's older and would be a 2/3 buyout.  Now he has Gagner, who I guess they weren't terribly interested in.  Then instead of buying out Gagner (which would only be 1/3 buyout because of his young age), Yzerman trades him while retaining salary equivalent to a buyout, but gets a 6th rounder for his troubles.   


I'm not super familiar with Tampa but aren't they neck deep in good young forwards?  So they don't have much of a need for Gagner and Yzerman is trying to clear space immediately.  

#2524830 Brad Richards bought out by Rangers

Posted by number9 on 20 June 2014 - 11:42 AM

It's getting kind of ridiculous how many options at center there might be this year. Kesler, Spezza, B Richards, O'Rielly, Stastny, Legwand, J Thornton, Bolland, Grabovski, Ott, Roy, O Jokinen

#2486219 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by DatsyukianDekes on 22 February 2014 - 12:45 PM

That's what bums me out most: They quit.

What did I miss, where was Dustin Brown the 2nd half of the game? Did Bylsma basically go with two lines?
How did he go from TJ Sochi to TJ Nochie so fast?

Edit: Kane is an emotional weakling.


His only highlight.



#2483762 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by peabrain on 14 February 2014 - 02:24 AM


The good:
Norway and slovenia looked way better then expected.
(granted the slovs jerseys are terrible and making out the numbers are impossible.)

The bad:
Zetterberg and dats are badly dented.
The russian own zone coverage and defense, looks as organized and solid as a bunch of lemmings in a burning building.
D.sedin looks as lost as hes done over the last two months with the nucks.

The ugly:
Getzlaf continues his international career of kneeing.
Nichuskin continues to run into goalies.

#2483285 NHL players will not participate in 2018 Olympics (Mod Post #99)

Posted by rrasco on 10 February 2014 - 10:07 PM

I can honestly say I've been itching for these Olympics since 2010.  2010 was freaking exciting...even though my team lost and the-one-who-shall-not-be-named scored the GWG.  Anybody but him please.  I watched the games at work and acted like I was at home.  I had a 26" monitor on my side desk.  People were coming into my office watching the games with me...talking hockey, at least attempting to converse about it.  In a little old office, in South Texas.  Ha, it was madness.  My point being...it definitely gets people interested in hockey, even if only for the time being.  It's a seed.  And it's effin awesome.

#2483115 Wings go to Mexico

Posted by 55fan on 10 February 2014 - 05:31 AM

Wings to Sochi:  The vodka is pure, but it's a terrible place because you can't drink the water.

Wings to Mexico:  The tequila has a worm in it, so who cares if you can't drink the water?

#2478231 NHL may rethink Sochi

Posted by frankgrimes on 28 January 2014 - 05:31 PM

If players want to go they will do so, period. Especially the Russian players, if the midget says "you don't go" they are going to tell hiim f*** you if you don't take us back after the olympics we are going to play in the KHL and making more money there...which then would piss off the owner = hotwater for the commissioner.

#2474286 Nucks vs Flames

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 19 January 2014 - 02:32 AM

Why? The Flames did nothing to warrant a fine or suspension.

Hartley absolutely did. He put out that starting lineup and had Westgarth, a winger, take the opening faceoff. Everyone in the hockey world knew exactly what was going on. When you put those players out and an all out brawl ensues, the coach is responsible.

If the league is fine with the outcome, so be it. But if they don't like how that game and want to be seen as a legitimate sport then they absolutely need to punish Hartley for his actions. Everyone knew what was going to happen. This wasn't simply a coach starting his 4th line.

It's fitting that it happens the same night as the Wings goal off the netting. If the NHL wants to be taken seriously they need to address what is actually happening. Everyone knew the Wings goal shouldn't have counted, yet it did because of four incompetent officials and a bad review policy. Everyone knows what was going to happen when Hartley put out that lineup.

The league has all the legitimacy of professional wrestling tonight.

#2454893 Datsyuk in shootouts

Posted by esteef on 17 November 2013 - 11:26 AM

I guess Babs won't let Tatar take a shootout shot because he's not defensibly responsible?