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#2566676 2016 World Cup of Hockey

Posted by wings4thecup06 on 29 January 2015 - 06:41 AM

It's a business, niche sports don't make enough money.


Yea I know, it's just the epitome of greed. Sorry, just hacks me off sometimes.

#2566552 1/27 GDT : Red Wings 5 at Panthers 4

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 28 January 2015 - 09:25 AM

and the sad thing is when Jimmy takes over again the goals against will go down but the goals for will too and he will get crucified like theres no tomorrow even though Mrazek has not been great in every one of these games his 5-0-0


Ok do we not realize that Mrazek's a rookie that's not even suppose to be playing in the NHL right now????  I think he's done pretty damn good job, especially since we have our #1 and #2 out and we're #1 in the Atlantic division.  

#2566104 Greatest US-born NHLer of all time?

Posted by The Greek on 26 January 2015 - 10:21 PM

Forward: Mike Modano
Defenseman: Chris Chelios
Goalie: Mike Richter

Sorry for deviating from the format. I feel like it's difficult to debate which player is better when they play different positions.

#2565517 Stadium series Wings vs Avs 2016!

Posted by vladdy16 on 22 January 2015 - 08:17 AM

I don't care if it's the Wings and every rival they've ever had, the Stadium Series needs to die.  

#2565497 Stadium series Wings vs Avs 2016!

Posted by number9 on 21 January 2015 - 10:36 PM

Hey the Avs still have Tanguay!

#2565430 Pittsburgh/Philly might be the best rivalry in the game now

Posted by kipwinger on 21 January 2015 - 01:24 PM

Rivalries happen for a lot of reasons, and they can't be manufactured.  That's why they wax and wane.  Anybody want to tell me there wasn't a good, healthy, rivalry with Pittsburgh for a couple years after 2008 and 2009?  And watch out if Boston and Montreal meet again in the playoffs after Lucic was a ****** and Subban made the Bruins look like assholes.  Rivalries can't really be forced, and only relate to history or geography tangentially.  Wanna know why the Detroit/Chicago rivalry died?  Because Chicago was horrible for 30 years, and once they got good we weren't great.  However, let two powerhouse teams meet each other a couple years in a row (with something on the line) and you'll have a pretty good rivalry for a while.  Remember Chicago and Vancouver a few years ago.  Those games were intense because they were both good and the stakes were high. 

#2564796 '16 Winter Classic

Posted by KATIEBARTHEDOOR24 on 19 January 2015 - 07:40 PM

I wonder who'll be playing in the other 13 outdoor games

Rumor has it... In two years it will be held on the moon.

#2564695 1/18 GDT : Sabres 4 at Red Wings 6 (Z w/Hat Trick)

Posted by Jersey Wing on 18 January 2015 - 11:12 PM

Well Kip, you should be happy with NHL.com as they wasted no effort or cleverness in coming up with a headline for tonight's victory: ZETTY LARCENY



#2564693 1/18 GDT : Sabres 4 at Red Wings 6 (Z w/Hat Trick)

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 18 January 2015 - 11:09 PM

Well Kip, you should be happy with NHL.com as they wasted no effort or cleverness in coming up with a headline for tonight's victory: ZETTY LARCENY

On mobile it shows


#2564696 1/18 GDT : Sabres 4 at Red Wings 6 (Z w/Hat Trick)

Posted by kipwinger on 18 January 2015 - 11:20 PM

Those pun titles keep getting zetter and zetter. 

#2564264 Wings great Gordie Howe resting after 'serious stroke'

Posted by LeftWinger on 18 January 2015 - 07:04 PM

I agree with that too! It's the same idea, there is no reason anyone should interfere with anyone else's rights to free choice.  If I want to have stem cells injected in my body to save my life from certain death, its my choice.  I am not playing God, I just want to live a long healthy life.  Freedom of Choice, I support it, I just wish that we really had it here! Thank Goodness Gordie was able to go somewhere and get this done....on a funny note, it makes you wonder if indeed Andy Kaufman is alive and well.

#2564161 Lucic tasting some knuckles...

Posted by Son of a Wing on 18 January 2015 - 12:14 AM

Sadly so far they haven't have the game in laptop while watching and I have a feeling it needs to get a bit chippy till they finally go What af****** downer


Yeah I guess you'll just to have to put up with that worthless game of ice hockey in the mean time...

#2563911 Nashville has yet to lose 2 games in a row this season

Posted by DickieDunn on 17 January 2015 - 04:27 PM

Adams is a joke of an award. It doesn't go to the best coach, it goes to the coach of the team that exceeds expectations the most.

#2563841 Nashville has yet to lose 2 games in a row this season

Posted by PredsFanTheBayouState on 16 January 2015 - 10:55 PM

preds beat the caps 4-3 with carter hutton in net,thats his first win. :yahoo:  :yahoo:  :yahoo:  :yahoo:  :yahoo:  :yahoo:  :shout:  :shout:

#2563839 1/15 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Blues 2 (OT)

Posted by Echolalia on 16 January 2015 - 09:54 PM

All the discussion in this thread made me interested to see how the Wings stacked up exclusively against playoff teams, as well as how other playoff teams compared.  Unfortunately I couldn't find anywhere online that conveniently had all this data organized, so I went through it all myself (as such there's bound to be errors).  Anyway, the following is a tally of the number of wins and losses (I did not count OT or shootout losses as a separate category, just W and L) of all the current playoff teams against each other, and organized from best percentage to worst:

1. Canadiens 13W    9L    22GP    59.1%

2. Ducks        14W    10L    24GP    58.3%

3. Islanders    14W    10L    24GP    58.3%

4. Predators  10W    8L    18GP    55.6%

5. Lightning   10W    9L    19GP    52.6%

6. Blackhawks 11W    10L    21GP    52.4%

7. Canucks    11W    10L    21GP    52.4%

8. Penguins   11W    10L    21GP    52.4%

9. Sharks       12W    11L    23GP    52.2%

10. Rangers   11W    11L    22GP    50%

11. Red Wings 9W    10L    19GP    47.4%

12. Blues        11W    13L    24GP    45.8%

13. Capitals    8W    10L    18GP    44.4%

14. Bruins       9W    13L    22GP    40.9%

15 Kings         8W    12L    20GP    40%

16 Jets            7W    15L    22GP    31.8%


A few things stuck out to me when i was compiling this data/looking over it.  1) The Wings have not played as many games against playoff opponents as many of the other teams on this list.  Essentially that confirms what most of us already know: the second half of the Wings' schedule will be considerably tougher than the first half.  But also, many of these teams may have a smoother road to the playoffs than us.  Although its still tough to gauge opposition quality with this list, because we aren't considering specifically what teams everyone has to face, as well as the relative difficulty of the nonplayoff teams that each team has to play.

Secondly, like the overall standings in the NHL, there really isn't a whole lot separating the majority of teams here.  The Canadians, Ducks, and Islanders are pretty comfortably a +500 team, the Jets and Kings are pretty well below 500.  The Bruins are too, but as they get healthier, they've been playing much better of late, so I'm hesitant to include them with the Jets and Kings, although for the sake of unbiased statistics they technically should be included in that bottom grouping.  But the other 10 teams on that list are each within 2 games of 500.  In other words, if the outcome of just one previous game went differently for any of these teams, they would find themselves at 500, or on the opposite side of 500 than they currently are.  So parody, I guess.

Some suprises:  I guess I never really considered the Canadiens to be as good as they are, because the Wings always seemed to be in striking distance of them, and something about their playoff run last year just seemed flukey to me.  But lo and behold they're actually the best team in the league against playoff teams at this point.  I was also suprised to the the Lightning as low as they are.  They've been getting a lot of hype, and probably rightfully so, but I was expecting them to have a better record than that.

Finally, I don't have any way to quantify this because I'm too lazy, but as I was tallying up the wins and losses, it was quite apparent how streaky some teams are.  Some of those records were 5-0, 7-2, 1-8, etc before eventually levelling off around 500.  I would have a good streak of wins tallied for some team and it would get me thinking "wow this team has been killing it", then all of a sudden December hits and the team goes on an equally as crazy losing streak, or vice versa.