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#2499259 3/22 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Wild 2

Posted by wings87 on 22 March 2014 - 03:46 PM

From now on this will forever be known as the year of the Goose.

#2484416 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by darkmanx on 16 February 2014 - 11:14 AM


#2473743 Jurco Called Up

Posted by RedWang on 17 January 2014 - 05:22 PM

Is that really our forward corps right now?  Wow, I didn't think it had gotten THAT bad...

Ohh...my dear friend...*laughs maniacally*...its much worse than you ever imagined.

#2443822 10/12 GDT: Flyers 2 at Red Wings 5

Posted by TheXym on 12 October 2013 - 08:25 PM

Can you imagine a PK pairing of Glendening and Helm?  That would be dangerous.

Even strength would be sick too. Though every time Glendenning is mentioned I feel an obligation to take a sip of my scotch.

#2433594 New enemies, whom do you fear the most?

Posted by Crymson on 20 August 2013 - 12:57 AM

As the Leafs handily proved last season, having goons and racking up the hits doesn't necessarily accomplish anything. And for goodness' sake, enough with the size thing. It has been mentioned repeatedly that Clarkson does not add size, being exactly the NHL average in that category. You seem to have this incorrect image of him as a Milan Lucic clone. Bolland is actually of below average size, so the addition of the two of them has not made the Leafs a bigger team. As for the supposed energy line you've made reference to, it isn't an energy line. The guys you've named as part of it are players who fight and who hit a lot, whose talents pretty much end there, and who, with their lack of defensive acumen, will get shown the proverbial door by any line with a modicum of offensive potency. Just how little Orr and McLaren bring to actual hockey gameplay is reflected in their ice time last season: an average of 6:23 and 5:09 of ice time per game, respectively, good for the bottom two spots on the team in that category.


As for the Bruins, the Wings have certainly had no problems with them in the recent past. More, the Bruins have become weaker with the subtractions of Horton and Ference, both of whom played an important role on that team over the past several seasons. As for Chara, good luck making him tired; he's one of the best-conditioned athletes in the NHL. And playing Datsyuk and Zetterberg against him will not exactly be a strategy, given that Julien will be matching him up against them anyway. Whatever the case, he's a very good defenseman but not a game changer.


I'm not sure why you would fear Steve MacIntyre. He has played all of 13 games over the past two seasons for the precise reason that he is worthless at the NHL level.

#2433428 Claude Giroux gets attacked by a golf club

Posted by Travis on 16 August 2013 - 10:02 AM

@DownGoesBrown: It's nice to see a Flyer's club destroyed by something other than goaltending.

#2431830 Pierre McGuire's past that NBC doesn't want you to know about

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 29 July 2013 - 03:47 PM

Honestly man, who throws a shoe.

#2421887 2013 Stanley Cup Finals - Boston Bruins vs. Chicago Blackhawks

Posted by wingfan1991 on 24 June 2013 - 08:57 PM

Man I don't think there's anything worse then seeing Toews or Kane score a goal the reaction is always the same... just cocky pricks can't stand their faces..I guess watching them raise the cup will be worse.

#2413119 WCSF Game 6 GDT- Blackhawks 4 @ Red Wings 3, - (Series tied 3-3)

Posted by Crymson on 27 May 2013 - 08:24 PM

Thanks, Marc-Andre Crawford.

#2378564 Official NHL Trade Deadline thread

Posted by unsaddleddonald on 02 April 2013 - 11:13 AM



Good to see that Kenny isn't going to give up that 1st round pick so easily.  With such a deep draft this coming offseason, I'd be surprised to see the Wings make many trades involving draft picks.


I would give up the 1st round pick if it landed us Vanek. Maybe Gaborik.


No one else.

#2363952 3/3 GDT : Blackhawks 2 at Red Wings 1 (SO)

Posted by b.shanafan14 on 03 March 2013 - 02:15 PM

If I'm babcock I roll with

Yes, please. I like the way you think.

#2361526 Brunner Equals Clutch/Work on Signing *merged

Posted by LeftWinger on 26 February 2013 - 01:32 PM

He'll get a 1 year around $2M....why? Because Holland will tell the agent "lets see what he does over an 82 game season and then we'll talk long term..."


Brunner has never played more than a 50 game season and it would be a big gamble to reward someone a large contract based on playing 48 games in the NHL...I know it's been done, and it just may happen, but I think they will agree on a raise for a year, then if he does net 40+ goals, go from there...


then again, you can flip the coin and Holland may want to give him a contract for about 4 years at a modest raise of around $3M-$4M, then if Brunner does put up 40 goals or more, he has him for a nice discount....

#2331596 2012 Baseball thread

Posted by GoWings1905 on 14 October 2012 - 10:32 PM

Yeah, while I feel for Girardi's loss, that's a pretty weak explanation. His dad passed away last Saturday and the Yankees still played the Orioles series during that span and won. They have no emotion because all of that high-priced talent can't hit the ball except off Valverde. Probably doesn't help their home fans that showed up booed everyone on the team in a heartbeat. TBS and Sager were full of excuses for the Yankees though instead of doing anything to give the Tigers some credit.

0.94 ERA from the starters so far in the playoffs. Throw in some timely hitting and you've got yourself a very dangerous team if the bullpen doesn't implode. This series is far from over, but the Tigers are the reason the Yankees look listless.

#2318451 Panthers sign Mueller

Posted by Crymson on 12 July 2012 - 04:26 AM

Neither is Crosby he only scored 37 points this year and 66 last year i don't know why everybody considers him such a big scorer and he just signed a $8.7m/yr contract

I see what you're trying to do there, but it doesn't work. We all know that Crosby scores at well over a point-per-game pace when he's healthy. Mueller has played 173 games over the past four seasons and has logged only 89 points in that period.

#2306993 Is the Stanley Cup really the hardest trophy in all of pro sport?

Posted by martyrme19 on 12 June 2012 - 05:59 PM

I tried my best to read each response and I feel like no one really mentioned the obvious.

All of what people said about why the NHL and NFL are among the toughest are right. However with one glaring absence. Simply put - more NHL teams can realistically win the Stanely Cup in the playoffs than any other sport. Look no further than this years 8 seed winning it all.

Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I doubt that has ever happened in the NBA. Even before the lockout, upsets were always rampant. Now, this is why I differ it from the NFL (where low seeds can also have success). In the NFL, a low seed can go far by going on a streak simply because its 1 and done. Anyone can get lucky a couple of times. But only the perfect makeup of the NHL requires just enough games to make it supremely tough for even the best team in the NHL to win, and for a low seeded team to prevail. If a low seed team wins, they prove that it wasn't a fluke whereas in the NFL, you can't claim that.

K, end of story.