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In Topic: Wings Need on D and Glaring Inconsistencies

17 November 2015 - 03:12 PM

Kindl has the best Corsi for % of all our D, and is tied for the best +/- on our D squad


Meanwhile Ericsson has the worst Corsi For % on our D, and leads the D with 20 giveaways (more than double the next guy)


Kronwall also needs to be better

Big E has been a huge disappointment this year.  To my naked eye (IMO), he lacks "heart" and intensity.  Has he caught a severe case of the "Robert Lang" syndrome?

In Topic: Jeff Blashill = Dave Lewis 2.0 / Coaching Change

17 November 2015 - 09:19 AM

Rafalski replaced Schnieder in 07-08 I believe

Yep, Won the cup that year.  Raffi had 55 points (tied for 2nd highest point total in his career).  14 Points in the playoff run (highest ever in his career).  More points than Lids that year in the playoffs.  Man, I loved me some Rafalski.  Watching that guy "walk" the blue line to find open shot/pass was a thing of beauty.  Wish we could have had him longer, but there is something refreshing about a guy leaving on his own terms, and not watching a slow deterioration.  

In Topic: Jeff Blashill = Dave Lewis 2.0 / Coaching Change

16 November 2015 - 04:10 PM

He had Shanahan, Yzerman, Datsyuk, Zetterberg, Lidstrom, Chelios, Legace, Schneider.



4 players with 80+ points.


That was a hell of a roster. 

Don't forget Rafalski

In Topic: Jeff Blashill = Dave Lewis 2.0 / Coaching Change

16 November 2015 - 03:21 PM

I think Kenny and Mr. I took a "chance", gut feel, risk, on Blash.  And, the reason for this haste in the decision is that i believe this was their "last chance" opportunity to have him within the organization.  If we wouldn't have hired Blash, he likely wouldn't have been behind our bench ever, or for a very long time.  So, the Blash train was leaving the station and they decided to take a chance on a guy that had cultivated in within our system and organization and had a very high opinion of.  No doubt, he would have been gone if he hadn't gotten the Wings job.  Maybe not this year, but very soon (I'd bet money that he would have ended up in Toronto with Babs at some point soon).  There is too many opportunities for a coach with his track-record elsewhere.  So, if we did hire someone besides Blash, and that  that lasts for lets just say....three years, Blash is likely with another organization in a major role (assistant coach if not head coach).  Then, if Blash turned out to be the coach that many within the organization suspected (a dam good NHL head coach), then we'd likely not see him as our coach at all.  Or at least, the foreseeable future.  Especially since Blash would have walked away from the Wings thinking he deserved the job, earned a shot, and was looked over.

In Topic: 11/10 GDT : Washington Capitals at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

12 November 2015 - 04:27 PM


Everybody is lucky he doesn't score 2 goals on them.  Many times he does.  There just isn't a good way to shut the guy down.  None. 

Every NHL team who plays against him is lucky??  Not teams that play solid against him defensively.  Weigh the number of 2+ goals vs. zero goals for Ovie.  There are way more zero game goals for him than 2+ goal games by him...so your point is incorrect by the numbers/data.  A good way to attempt to shut an elite player down is to play defense on him and not let him blast away shots at will from 20 feet out uncontested.  I don't want to get away from my original point, and that focuses on our defense not contesting him or covering him.  Even covering him all the time, he'll score his goals.  Leaving him alone and uncontested at 20 feet, is flat out a mistake.  My point was our D looked horrible the other night and thank PM that Ovie didn't make us pay...big time.