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#2185296 James Wisniewski

Posted by Bannedforlife on 15 June 2011 - 09:09 AM

Good stat work on the penalty question guys. Seems like that question is effectively laid to rest.

Wisniewski committed 18 minor penalties in 75 games last year. If you break down the types of penalties he received it indicates that he does not have a tendancy to commit the same mistake over and over, which can be annoying to watch.

Holding the stick: 1
Interference: 2
Slashing: 2
Cross check: 3
Roughing: 3
Boarding: 1
Hooking: 4
High-sticking: 1
High-sticking (Double): 1

Wiz took 8 of those penalties in 32 games for New York (One was for roughing during the 1-6 loss to the Flyers in which 120 minutes were handed out) and 10 while playing 43 games for Montreal (Another one was for roughing in the 2nd period brawl of the 6-8 loss to Boston in which 182 penalty minutes were handed out)

Of those 18 penalties, only 5 occured during the last 10 minutes of the game (cross check, high-sticking, high-sticking, hooking, roughing), 1 came after the final horn (cross check) and none during overtime. Three times the opposing team received a matching minor, including the brawl in Boston. Only 4 times did the opposing team score on the ensuing power play (roughing, high-sticking, hooking, hooking) and none of those goals turned out to be the game winning or game tying goal. In fact, the goals that were scored turned out to be mostly inconsequential. One was the final goal in a 5-0 beatdown by the Predators, another was the fourth goal in that 6-1 blowout by the Flyers, another was the final goal in a 5-2 loss to the Penguins. The only one that really had any consequence to it was the go-ahead goal that put the Leafs up 4-3. The game ended 5-4 Leafs.

By comparison, Rafalski committed 11 minor penalties last year in 63 games. While Rafalski was great about not taking penalties towards the end of the game, he did take one tripping penalty in OT against Dallas. Loui Eriksson ended up scoring shortly after the penalty expired. The puck also ended up in the back of the net on 2 other Rafalski penalties (hooking and cross check). Also, the majority of the penalties he did take were of the infuriating variety (4 hooking, 3 tripping, 1 puck over the glass). It is worth noting that the only guy Rafalski roughed up this year was Kopecky (That could be seen as good or bad)

PS I was bored and couldnt sleep last night, somehow I got stuck on this.

#2185265 SCF: Boston Bruins vs. Vancouver Canucks

Posted by Bannedforlife on 15 June 2011 - 06:14 AM

Last day of the season. 7 more days till Lidstrom takes home the Norris, 9 days till the draft and 16 days till free agency!!!

#2185212 Draft Talk

Posted by Bannedforlife on 14 June 2011 - 07:02 PM

thanks Fin, i didnt bother to reply as i know the guys over the other side of the pond dont know alot about the geography this side !! :)
for you who dont know;

Eastern Europe:


Central Asia:

these were all part of the old USSR.
hope this helps with any homework.

Which is the one with all the hot chicks?

#2181359 Pros & Cons of potential Rafalski replacements

Posted by Bannedforlife on 31 May 2011 - 04:12 PM

Make with the lines, line-boy

#2180033 Why no team is likely to offer sheet Doughty, Weber, or Parise

Posted by Bannedforlife on 26 May 2011 - 02:19 PM

He actually provided insight on something a lot of people probably didn't know regarding the CBA, RFA's and arbitration. I sure didn't. So he shared some actual hockey knowledge.

And that somehow offended you?

I wasn't offended by the information he shared but that he decided to be a smug ******* about it. A public service announcement? Since when did it become your job to school all of us on the CBA? Apparently he and Konnan are the ones easily offended by our ignorance and naiveté since they devote so much of their free time to making sure we understand how futile it is to hope for such things.

#2180002 Why no team is likely to offer sheet Doughty, Weber, or Parise

Posted by Bannedforlife on 26 May 2011 - 01:09 PM

...or Parise.

Because they're all eligible for salary arbitration (which protects a player from offer sheets), and if these players are not signed by July 1st, it's likely that will be taken to arbitration (the arbitration award is not likely to be as high as what exposing such a player to offer sheets could drive their salary to). A team has the option to take a player to arbitration once per each player's career (a tool to protect a valuable player from offer sheets during their most valuable RFA period). A player can still choose to go to arbitration any time he comes up as RFA.

This has been a public service announcement.

Thank god you're around to protect all of us from our own imaginations. Now that this great service has been rendered, why don't you start touring around elementary schools dispelling the evil myths of Santa Claus and the Easter bunny. While you're at it, maybe you can share with them the odds of becoming astronauts, or baseball players, or the president of the United States. Much better that they stop dreaming now than to learn the crushing truth on their own.

#2179155 Brian Rafalski announces retirement after 11 NHL seasons

Posted by Bannedforlife on 24 May 2011 - 04:09 PM

Allows the majority of this board to play their favorite game, "ARMCHAIR GM", which they are more than entitled to obviously. Just almost seems like they got handed the 6 million and haven't thought about the puck controlling, point machine we just lost. A declining one yes, but also a great leader and example for the younger dmen like Smith coming up. Hopefully he takes a front office job or something to that effect.

Am I glad that's he's injured and decided that he can no longer play? No. But seeing as how that is the case, I'm glad that he decided to move on rather than linger around and be a hindrance defensively and financially.

The reality is that he can no longer play at the level he wants to be at, so we should be thankful that he made the right decision and happy for him as he moves into a new phase of his life. There's nothing wrong with that.

#2179103 Brian Rafalski announces retirement after 11 NHL seasons

Posted by Bannedforlife on 24 May 2011 - 02:29 PM

This is not the year to retire, based on the FA talent pool. There just isn't a lot out there, and unfortunately those few players that are available will be high in demand and be subject to a bidding war that will drive up the cost to acquire them.
I wonder if there are any stud defensemen in the draft this year that Holland could trade up to grab.

Adam Larsson :thumbup:

#2178932 Brian Rafalski announces retirement after 11 NHL seasons

Posted by Bannedforlife on 24 May 2011 - 05:34 AM

I would feel bad giving up more than 2 firsts for any player. I dont like moving draft picks one bit.

Would you trade Sheahan, Ferraro, McCollum and Smith for Weber? I would

#2177498 Atlanta Thrashers move to Winnipeg

Posted by Bannedforlife on 19 May 2011 - 11:32 PM

I dont understand why everyone thinks its such a good idea for Winnipeg to get a team. Didnt they lose their first team due to poor attendance? I also seem to remember reading that players hated playing/living there. Am I way off-base?

#2177272 Brad McCrimmon will not return for 2011/2012

Posted by Bannedforlife on 19 May 2011 - 01:36 PM

Great news, but not enough in my opinion. He wasted 3 years of Lidstrom's prime. I think 40 lashes is appropriate.

#2176283 Holland or Yzerman?

Posted by Bannedforlife on 16 May 2011 - 06:47 PM

In his first season as GM, Yzerman has taken Tampa Bay from 24th place to 7th place, a 23 point improvement. Under Holland, Detroit has been the winningest team in the NHL and has 3 Stanley Cups to show for it. Right now one team is in the conference finals, the other is playing golf.

I know it's not fair to ask which is the better GM at this point, but I want to know who you would rather have as our GM right now.

#2022279 Mike Modano signs with Detroit

Posted by Bannedforlife on 04 August 2010 - 05:02 AM

This sums it up pretty well, I think -- although "Fedo-traitor" is a little harsh. He stands out from the other Wings greats in a key respect: He's Russian, and developed under the old Soviet system. He had to commit a small degree of cultural suicide to play in the NHL, and the adjustment could not have been easy. (I know, I know, all of us would happily make such an adjustment for the million$ he was earning, but I've always been willing to give the oft-enigmatic Feds some slack for this reason.)

Fedorov is my all time favorite hockey player. Watching him play was absolutely electrifying. I would have loved to see him go head to head against Ovechkin both in their primes. As much as I wish things had turned out differently, I can't help feeling nothing but gratitude for the years that he gave us. I would certainly consider retiring his number before Datsyuk or Zetterberg.

#2020986 If I had a million dollars...

Posted by Bannedforlife on 31 July 2010 - 03:59 AM

I'd buy the Pittsburgh Penguins and make Sidney Crosby wear a dress as his uniform. Nobody else, just you Sidney. You don't like it? Screw. Go play in the KHL.

And that's just the beginning. After that, I'd go out and buy all the pants in the world, every single pair of pants, and just burn them. f*** everybody, no more pants. Start over with making pants, they're all gone.

Then, if I had any money leftover, I would open a chain of pet food stores all over the country and it would be called s***asspetf***ers, that would be the name of it. It would be like Walmart, with a huge yellow sign, "s***asspetf***ers". People working in there would be rude to you, you walk in and they're like "Get the f*** outta here, ya idiot". They won't even let you come in. And if you get past that, dog food costs a million dollars for one can. That's the price, f*** you, you don't like it? Get the f*** outta here, it's s***asspetf***ers. And also, if you come in, we'll f*** your pet. That's the rule. You don't even have to bring it, we'll find it and f*** it. That's the way its gonna be. Nobody will ever spend a dime at s***asspetf***ers, but I will keep it open for years and decades, and we'll never close. Keep expanding like we're doing great. Open a new one every day next to another one. We'll surround every Starbucks with five s***asspetf***ers all facing each other. And you know why I'd do it? Just to enjoy people going, "What the f***? Why doesn't it close? Jesus! That place sucks man! That is the worst pet store. I'm not paying a million dollars for a can of dog food! That's clearly overpriced. And they f*** your pet? That's not appropriate to f*** people's pets, come on! But they've been open for fifty years now. Damn those s***asspetf***er people!"

#2020495 Grebeshkov to the KHL

Posted by Bannedforlife on 29 July 2010 - 04:33 PM

He's a defensemen...

Well... I didn't know that.