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In Topic: Red Wings add Jim Hiller and Andrew Brewer to coaching staff

30 July 2014 - 01:38 PM

I really don't know much about these guys other than what I read so if anyone can shed some light on them please do. thanks.

No one ever knows much about any of the assistant coaches Babcock picks out, until 3 years later when they're the most desired coaching candidates in the league.

In Topic: Tatar Signs 3 Year Deal $2.75 mill AAV

29 July 2014 - 09:14 AM

 
Haven't you heard? Manny Legace's father-in-law told Leftwinger that Helm has no heart. :lol: If you feel differently, prepare to have your "love bubble" burst.
 
See: the current LGWs "prediction" thread.

The only think Leftwinger can burst is my blood vessel from laughing too hard.

Just kidding Lefty I love you.


But seriously. Lol.

But really seriously: keep the info coming from the sources.

In Topic: Predictions for the DRW 2014-15 Season!

29 July 2014 - 09:11 AM

 
Cleary > Cleary, Bertuzzi, and Samuelsson.
 
It's not ideal, but this year's team should have less deadweight than last year's. So we actually have less of a problem really.

If Cleary somehow manages to play more than 10 games i would be shocked.

In Topic: Tatar Signs 3 Year Deal $2.75 mill AAV

29 July 2014 - 09:01 AM

Two things I noticed when I watched that video that Hockeytown posted:
1) Almost all of Tatar's goals came within 6 feet of the net. Tatar may have Hudler's size, but he has Helm's heart.
2) Several of those goals came in the third period, during a tie game or the Wings down by a goal. I wasn't sure whether there was any statistical significance so I rewatched the vid and came up with these numbers:
Tatar scored 4 first period goals, 7 second period goals, and 8 third period goals. This is especially impressive because the Wings only scored 8 third period goals all year (joke). Anyway, of those 8 goals in the third, the Wings were down or tied in 6 of those occasions (more specifically meaning his goal either tied the game or put the Wings in the lead. The one exception was when the Wings were down 3-1 to the Habs, when Tatar scored to make it 3-2. Then again to make it 3-3. I originally wasnt going to include the first goal, but because he scored the second one to tie it as well I decided to keep it in.) I didn't do any actual statistical analyses so take what you want from these values, but at the very least there may to be a trend that this kid gets better as the game progresses. I don't know how to statistically analyze "clutchness", or more specifically what the actual definition of clutch is. Scoring anytime in the third? Last 10 minutes? Down by 1? By 2? Anyway, someone with a better grasp of stats and clutchness can tackle this one.

In Topic: Tatar Signs 3 Year Deal $2.75 mill AAV

28 July 2014 - 03:57 PM

This is a good number, especially on a three year deal (and he's still an RFA when this contract expires??).
Like kip said, he's going to be a 20 goal scorer (he almost was last season), and he has that Helm like tenacity and heart, even if he doesn't have the 6'2" frame. The team seems to feed of his energy and he's capable of being an integral part of the team moving forward. The caphit this season will be slightly overvalued, unless he really grows as a hockey player this season, but the following two seasons if he really continues to develop, he just might be able to push 30 goals a season. This is a fair contract for both sides, but the potential deal in the second and third years outweighs any negatives the cap-hit brings.