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In Topic: Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

19 August 2016 - 02:38 PM

Is there a correlation between quantity of trades and organizational success? Serious question to those willing to do the research or who happen to already know.

In Topic: Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

11 August 2016 - 10:02 PM

Right. A few decades from now, I don't think anyone's going to talk about how we got eliminated in the first round, if the record is broken they will talk about how we broke the record AND won 4 Stanley cups during the streak. It's all about how history is written, and nobody is going to write "the red wings were eliminated first round 5 years in a row just to preserve a streak, FIRE HOLLAND" 
I presume the hockey books/ web pages will have something along the lines of "An impressive 30 years in a row playoff streak broken by the Red Wings in 2020. During their run they managed to win 4 stanley cups and sported legends such as Yzerman, Lidstrom, Fedorov, Hasek etc etc etc" 
Streak is nothing to look down upon at all. 
That's not to say Holland hasn't made questionable moves this summer but of course that's been discussed ad nauseam. 

Agree with everything except the four Stanley cups ;)

In Topic: Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

11 August 2016 - 09:15 PM

The second the streak and the Wings miss the playoffs is the second their goal changes from making a deep run and shot at the cup to making the playoffs.

In Topic: Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

10 August 2016 - 06:16 PM

Tatar, Nyquist, Larkin, Zetterberg, Mrazek and Nielsen are all on the top 200 list that he linked. It's just that no one is top 50 like Zet and Pav used to be I think. 

This is just more evidence that we are lacking a franchise guy at this point. There's 30 teams so you figure if you can meet the even distribution of 6-7 players in the top 200 you're in decent shape, but our handful of players are all in the bottom 75% of that list of 200. We should have at least one guy in the top 50, but we aren't represented there. Granted this is just fantasy value right (I haven't actually looked at the link) so it's not like this is irrefutable evidence, but I think it supports the context of what a lot of us have been saying- the Wings are lacking top tier talent.

In Topic: Fox Sports DET to stream DRW games online

09 August 2016 - 07:19 PM

Like everything I guess the more people that become aware of Reddit:NHLstreams the more often they are taken down mid game.  This whole past season it was my go to and without a flaw 95% were Youtube streams (the best IMO) but in the last month of the season it seemed that NHL became savvy to it and started shutting them down on the regular.
     Point still remains that there needs to be a legal way to stream games consistently from where ever we may be.

I agree. It's ridiculous that there aren't more options for us and frankly with more and more folks cutting the cable cord this is a perpetually growing market the league is missing out on. Frankly I'm surprised that the league isnt pursuing it.