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#1869501 Ville Leino Appreciation Thread

Posted by Drake_Marcus on 23 January 2010 - 04:37 AM

Yes. I want every single Wings player to succeed. And I don't think it's time to give up on this kid (unless it means having to choose between him and someone better with more potential).

He's good at creating scoring chances that don't lead to goals. tongue.gif I'll give him that much.

#1867549 Canadiens part ways with Big George

Posted by Drake_Marcus on 21 January 2010 - 02:23 PM

This is moronic. What did Gainey expect he was getting when he signed Laraque? I don't see how George is playing outside he normal style or capability.

Honestly this is just asinine. Let the man play out the rest of the season or trade him. Don't tell him you're sitting him for the rest of the year and buying his contract out at season's end.


#1839446 Drew Miller

Posted by Drake_Marcus on 17 December 2009 - 05:19 PM

QUOTE (Lidstromboli @ December 17, 2009 - 04:14PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
any stat on how many pp goals have been scored against when he's on the PK?

Unfortunately I don't have access to those stats. They definitely aren't on the NHL.com site. I know they do exist because Bruce MacLeod has did the statistical analysis of individual players on the PK earlier in the year.

#1839442 Drew Miller

Posted by Drake_Marcus on 17 December 2009 - 05:13 PM

I just wanted to note that I don't think Miller has the scoring upside that Cleary had coming into Detroit. A guy like Eaves better suits that comparison.

Miller's scoring upside is similar to a guy like Malty or Draper's.

#1839441 Drew Miller

Posted by Drake_Marcus on 17 December 2009 - 05:11 PM

QUOTE (deeznutz @ December 17, 2009 - 03:20PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
17 games played
3 g, 2a for 5 pts
+5 rating
16 shots, 18.75%

Not too bad for a 4th liner brought in to just fill a roster spot.

14 games with Tampa Bay he was -3 with 0 pts.

Maybe not to the same extent, but he reminds me alot of Dan Cleary when he got here. He plays and skates hard every shift and chips in with the odd point.

Just something positive to look at from this year so far. Mr. Miller may have found a home in Detroit like so many players that just need a coach to give them a role.

Yeah he's been a pleasant surprise. His stats would average out to a 14g 10a 24pt season over a full 82 games, which is excellent for a 4th liner.

Here are some more key stats:

Hits: 36 in 17 games (avg ~2 per game) <-- Only Helm, Eaves and Abdelkader have a better average among forwards
Blocks: 6 in 17 games (should be averaging more. I'd like to see at least 1 per game, although no one else on the team averages 1 block per game, so maybe that's unrealistic)

#1783692 Robert Lang to Phoenix

Posted by Drake_Marcus on 29 September 2009 - 11:46 PM

Interesting how short the memories around here are. He put up 18 goals and 39 points in 50 games for the Canadians last year and was their #1 centre before a freak accident severed his Achilles.

Lang is definitely still a #2 centre in this league, lazy or not. I don't want him back here (clutch playoff goals aside), but to imply this was a stupid signing for the 'yotes is just silly.

#1772665 Jason Smith Retires

Posted by Drake_Marcus on 02 September 2009 - 04:54 PM

Just heard his interview with the Fan 960 Calgary (via their online player). That man was a warrior out there and his body got worn down like that of a warrior. Sounds like he suffered from the same kind of stuff as Holmstrom.