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#2624264 New arena construction updates

Posted by Echolalia on Yesterday, 01:52 PM

I don't know if LGW regulars could meet up without someone (me?) getting punched.  It would be awful.  Or incredibly satisfying. 


1st Annual LGW Wrestlemania


Sponsored by Petr Mrazek, because when Howard is the rest, you go with the best.

And Holland Sux Inc, where annual Stanley Cups are a reality

and finally, Osgood Savings Account.  We have Hall of Fame savings, because we have Hall of Fame supporting staff.

#2624036 Moving Jimmy Howard

Posted by Echolalia on 28 August 2015 - 07:17 PM

Everyone seems to only remember the shutouts that Mrazek got, and completely forget the very next game when he was consistently pulled. Mrazek had one good playoff series and a very inconsistent regular season, and that's not enough to give him the number 1 job and get rid of the insurance.

#2623811 Dan Cleary re-signing still possible?

Posted by Echolalia on 24 August 2015 - 07:12 PM

I dont want this to happen, but I'm not going to lie, it would be hilarious to watch a couple people on this site freak out about it.

Worth it just for that. In fact number9 is actually Kenny Holland trolling everyone.

#2623808 Franzen back on ice

Posted by Echolalia on 24 August 2015 - 07:10 PM

I would never want a situation where leg wand Nyquist and Franzen are our teams first line again, but when they had to, they carried this effin teams offense, and Franzen was the main reason for that. He was amazing.

Lol I think Anderson was first line center there for a few games.

#2623644 Z and Emma expecting

Posted by Echolalia on 20 August 2015 - 09:33 PM

This reminds me of something funny I read:
If I have a daughter I'm going to name her lizard, and then she'll get the nickname Liz. And everyone will ask her "oh is that short for Elizabeth?" And she'll have to say "no my name is lizard."

#2623538 What's your roster lines ?

Posted by Echolalia on 19 August 2015 - 12:55 PM

Historically being an 8th seed has meant essentially no chance of getting to the finals or winning the Cup. However in recent memory we are seeing more lower seeded teams make it deeper into the playoffs, so while I agree that the odds of winning the Cup as an 8th seed are low, I think they're higher than they used to be. The difference in skill between 1st and 8th seems to get smaller every year, and when teams are more closely matched to each other, random things like injuries or puck bounces can mean more to the outcome of a series than if one team was stacked enough to overcome such things.

#2623446 What's your roster lines ?

Posted by Echolalia on 18 August 2015 - 08:54 PM

All these line combos tell me one thing, we have too many players. With a bunch on the way. At some point in the next year and a half, Kenny has some serious decisions to make about the shape of the roster. (Not a bad thing by any means though)

Eh. Somehow injuries always seem to solve this problem.

#2623213 Red Wings Sign D Robbie Russo

Posted by Echolalia on 16 August 2015 - 09:40 PM

Article supporting your readings

This confuses me. Where does Russo fit on the Wings' depth chart? We have Marchenko, Oulette, Sproul all knocking on the door, plus Kronwall, Ericsson, Green, Dekeyser, Smith, Kindl, and Quincey. I would have imagined he would sign somewhere where he's more likely to play given that he lost his job with the Islanders due to depth.

#2623086 Mullets - post pics

Posted by Echolalia on 13 August 2015 - 04:33 PM

That first pic is from one of my all-time favorite threads from somethingawful

Also this thread has potential

#2622878 Franzen's Gift to Nyquist

Posted by Echolalia on 11 August 2015 - 03:10 PM

People all over the internet keep saying "I want these sheets!".  They're nuts.  Who the hell wants Mike Babcock's disapproving glare watching over everything they do in bed?  You can almost see him thinking "Luke Glendening works harder than that" whenever you're making love to your partner. 


Screw that. 


Pssh Glendening Schmlendening.  Cleary goes down faster than anyone.

#2622359 Free agents this off season

Posted by Echolalia on 05 August 2015 - 06:41 PM

Lol that was gonna be a BoS post, huh? :lol:

Hee hee rubber


you and number9 and destroyed the quality of my posts. i don't even know who i am anymore.  All I think about are Hampus Melen and Mexican Waterbugs

#2622341 Free agents this off season

Posted by Echolalia on 05 August 2015 - 03:44 PM

I agree, Mrazek is definitely the type of goalie that thrives under pressure, and is at his best when he faces a ton of rubber.

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#2622180 Then and Now: Tatar vs Hudler

Posted by Echolalia on 03 August 2015 - 05:22 PM

Tatar doesn't realize how small he is either

#2622139 Free agents this off season

Posted by Echolalia on 03 August 2015 - 09:58 AM

Started 330 NHL games with a .916 save percentage.  Plus he played extremely well the first half of the season before his injury.  A much larger sample than 7 games. 
I'm guessing they'll both get a shot at the starting job.  
This is in no way a criticism of Mrazek.  Just that the team would be foolish to hand over the reigns completely to a guy with something like 41 NHL starts and who hasn't started more than 50 games since the OHL.  
They may start Mrazek right out of the gate, but he will have to play very well to hang onto the spot with Howard on the bench behind him.  My guess is they play them as a tandem and keep them fighting for the #1 spot.  

A lot of folks were quick to ignore Mrazek's inconsistency from game to game last year as well. One game he would post a shutout, then follow it up with getting pulled. Those kind of growing pains are expected in a rookie goalie which is fine, but it's not a characteristic you want to see in a number 1. The only problem was Jimmy wasn't any better in that second half of the season.
Anyway I agree with your assessment that the job is up from grabs right now, and I could easily see either goalie walking away with it. Both are quite talented and capable goalies when they're in the zone (see: Howard's first half of the season, Mrazek in the playoffs). I can also see Blashill giving them each 41.

#2622053 Who is better Nyquist or Tatar?

Posted by Echolalia on 01 August 2015 - 05:50 PM

I think Gus has more talent to work with than Tatar, but I think Tatar makes up for that with how hard he plays every shift, and how involved he gets.