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#2645875 Right Handed Players

Posted by Mckinley25 on 03 January 2016 - 03:49 PM

6 of the top 10 goal scorers are left handed. Theory debunked.

Teemu Pulkkinen, Mike Green, and Martin Frk have a combined 8 NHL goals this year. Larkin, Nyquist, and Tatar have 37. Theory debunked.


Sniper does not necessarily mean top goal scorer. Hull is a sniper, Pulk is a sniper, Kane and Datsyuk are stick handlers. At least if I understood KRSmith's meaning.

#2643946 Mike Green

Posted by Mckinley25 on 22 December 2015 - 09:48 AM

Lidstrom won the Norris with a -2.

#2643113 All Purpose Grand Rapids Griffins Thread

Posted by Mckinley25 on 15 December 2015 - 10:12 AM

They are 12-3-1 since Dan Cleary joined the team.

#2641640 12/08 GDT : Red Wings at Washington Capitals, 7:30 ET

Posted by Mckinley25 on 08 December 2015 - 07:13 PM

I was complaining today because I only had a tigers hat and no Wings gear to wear to the game tonight. So while I was working today my girlfriend made me a Wings hoodie. I rule so much at picking girlfriends.

She made you a hoodie? From scratch? Katie Strang has got skills.

#2641485 Hey!

Posted by Mckinley25 on 06 December 2015 - 03:27 PM

Imo 3 on 3 is still better than shootouts which largely depends on whether or not you have good shooters. I'd rather them play actual hockey (be it 3 or 4 or 5 players each side on ice).
Haven't you guys ever played a pickup game with just 6 or 8 guys? It's still hockey. We all did it at some point. 

Definitely, I think it's an improvement over the shootout, and certainly more entertaining as there's intensity. Sometimes I think overtime should first go to four on four, then end in a tie, but with no points awarded.

#2641482 Hey!

Posted by Mckinley25 on 06 December 2015 - 02:30 PM

Since the shootouts nor the 3 on 3 overtimes seem to please everyone.
They should just go to 5 on 5 overtime periods sudden death until someone scores. Just like during the playoffs
That might please everyone.
The only risk is that over the course of 82 games and 15-20 hockey season , a player might actually die of a massive heart attack. 

I don't think there's a realistic way to please everyone, so I'm ok with the 3 on 3 because it's at least fun, I'd just prefer ties.

#2639991 2016 NHL Outdoor Games Jerseys.

Posted by Mckinley25 on 28 November 2015 - 08:46 PM

My only gripe is how the white is slanted. It feels like it is trying too hard to look modern. If it were level like the red band was on the winter classic jerseys, it would look much better. 

The slant is terrible, diagonals are visually unsettling, it's a very poor design choice. The winter classic jerseys were perfect, horizontal is pleasing to the eye and the muted colors were a nice touch.

#2636748 Abby Signs 7-year, 29.75 mil Extension

Posted by Mckinley25 on 13 November 2015 - 08:40 AM

Bowman leaving to go to Chicago and winning 3 cups with a team that hadnt won since WW2 whilst Holland has missed on every good UFA, continually signs bad contracts, trades prospects for crappy rentals that dont help, and doesnt play or trade players at the right time (notice how we are the ONLY team in pro sports that over-ripens) as the Red Wings get bounced early every year isnt enough to make you change your opinion or at least scratch your head and rethink it??

Over ripening is the stupidest thing I've ever heard of. If you cant tell when your player is ripe, get a new job.

There is a correlation between being the only team that "over ripens" and the only team that has made the playoffs for 25 straight years.

You mention Chicago's success, but that was largely built around several bad seasons that allowed them to draft low and snag Kane and Toews.

Detroit could be back in contention if they tanked and had a few NHL ready picks out of the gate, but they've instead competed every year and developed (over ripened) prospects better than any other team.

Detroits biggest downfall, in my opinion, is that they haven't been able to acquire a franchise defenseman with their draft picks. That's easier said than done, but Subban and Weber were 2nd rounders I believe, I just wish we had found one in either Sproul or Oullete.

As far as free agents, there are a lot less of them, and only one team in 30 gets any individual player. The only big names Detroit missed out on (Parise and Suter) had Detroit at number 2, so Holland is at least the 2nd best GM in the league. Though it's not like the Wild have rocketed to elite status since that acquisition.

#2635093 11/3 GDT : Tampa Bay Lightning at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Posted by Mckinley25 on 04 November 2015 - 12:58 AM

What did I miss. Who is this? I've been trying to figure out who this is referring to like a 'Brain Games' puzzle but can't work it out...

Young Floating Jeff Blashill. There's a picture of it earlier in the thread, it's a continuation of the Young Floating Mike Babcock picture.

#2634286 10/31 GDT: Detroit Red Wings at Ottawa Senators

Posted by Mckinley25 on 31 October 2015 - 12:22 AM


Game time is 7:00 p.m. EST.

#2634277 Breaking News! Wings defeated by local high school JV team!

Posted by Mckinley25 on 30 October 2015 - 10:11 PM

No, I don't believe its "trolltastic",  after watching the games so far this season, I could actually see a newspaper header like that. Believe me, I am a fan but, sometimes people just need to say what they're really feeling. I'm just venting!
I saw a bumper sticker the other day that totally depicts our society these days...
Sensitivity handcuffed America
so true, can't say anything anymore without hurting someone's feelings
cant tell someone that they aren't good at their job without possible repercussions of them suing
list goes on and on, and you can see it in forums as well.

But, it got your attention and you commented, so I would say it worked

No one's feelings are hurt, they're just pointing out that the thread doesn't promote constructive discussion.

#2634007 Jeff Blashill = Dave Lewis 2.0 / Coaching Change

Posted by Mckinley25 on 30 October 2015 - 04:33 AM

My prediction and opinion, just as others have theirs

But when you condition your opinion with "folks need to realize that" it is nonsensical to leave out the information that supports your claim of "folks" ignorance.

#2633889 Is Dylan Larkin a lock to stay in the NHL beyond 9-games?

Posted by Mckinley25 on 29 October 2015 - 11:06 AM

Larkin now back with Zetterberg and Abby.  Tatar with Nyquist and Sheahan.  We've now seeing Tatar paired with Nyquist and/or Pulkkinen on a line with Richards, Larkin, and Sheahan.  It keeps not working.  Maybe the difference really is the center (it isn't).  Or maybe its the winger combinations (it is). 

Is it just that we don't have enough of the right type of wingers to create four effective lines? Im not good at the line combination thing but it seems like after the Z, Larkin, Abby line, all of the 2nd and 3rd line players are same.

#2632798 10/23 Tacky GDT Red Wings @ Calgary Flames 9:00 PM EST

Posted by Mckinley25 on 24 October 2015 - 08:31 AM

I thought Richards looked good
Lost to one of the worst teams in the league what's that make us

The new benchmark.

The team looks like they're hesitating about every decision, which could be the result of adapting to a new system they're not yet comfortable with.

#2631860 Olympia memories

Posted by Mckinley25 on 19 October 2015 - 09:44 AM

Father at 13 years old? Wow.

Why do you think his uncle was his grandfather?