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In Topic: Wings sign Brad Richards 1 yr, $3 million

02 July 2015 - 10:26 AM

Sure but I'm just assuming that blash would want to see these guys in training camp before he decides to start spouting off line combos. I guess I'm just used to Babcock saying stuff like I'll decide before the game what my lines are

I think though, that when a GM is building a team he has to have some idea where the players he's signing are slotted to play, otherwise it'd just be completely random assortment of players. If Blashill wants to juggle after the team hits the ice, that's his job then.

In Topic: HHOF #5 Lidstrom head of 2015 class

29 June 2015 - 04:03 PM

Did Fedorov really only retire three years ago?

In Topic: #73 OA - Defenseman Vili Saarijarvi

29 June 2015 - 02:41 PM

There's not a doubt in my mind that any small player can play "hockey", but can these same small players play hockey at the highest level in the world? Some can, most can't...

Are you seriously saying that Saarijarvi has the potential to be Karlsson elite? A player that was drafted 73rd overall and not even thought of by any other scouts (experts) to go in the entire draft?... He wasn't even in the top 20 defensemen (offensively) in a very weak USHL...

Why did Detroit draft him then?

In Topic: 2015 Draft

26 June 2015 - 08:19 PM

There  is a PLACE the word you want is THEIR This drives me NUTS!

I'm fairly certain he knows the difference, forum posting (especially via phone) lends to simple errors.

In Topic: Will Wings Revisit Signing Phaneuf?

24 June 2015 - 10:04 AM

Have you been watching hockey for 5 minutes?  
Gretzky, Lemieux, Hasek, Roy, Jagr, Sakic, Bourque, Yzerman, Lindros, Chelios, Bure, Forsberg, Fedorov, Brodeur, Belfour, Messier, Hull, LaFontaine, Selanne, Francis, MacInnis, Mogilny, Gilmour, Leetch, Oates, Neely, Shanahan, Roenick, etc.  
Name me today's best players and we'll have a nice laugh as to which generation is better.  The generational talent was way better in the 90's, because the great players of the 80's were still strong, and the 90's were loaded with great young players from Europe.  
In fact, I don't think there's ever been as much talent in the NHL as there were in the 90's.  

Read post above.  The hitting and fighting isn't the only reason the game was better.  There were more great players in the game back then than there's ever been.  You can't come up with a comparative list of talent in today's generation.  The pool isn't that deep.  

There's not as much generational talent because the pool is so deep. As you pointed out, goalies are far too good to have 80's type scoring, but that also goes for defensemen and team defense, and coaching. The talent is better, there's just too much of it.