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#2566512 1/27 GDT : Red Wings 5 at Panthers 4

Posted by Echolalia on 27 January 2015 - 10:14 PM

Cheerio my good sir.  Let it be said that a Lets Go Wings lad never hosts a poor Game Day Thread.




#2566499 1/27 GDT : Red Wings 5 at Panthers 4

Posted by Echolalia on 27 January 2015 - 10:11 PM

I know, but isn't it a moral obligation to take a potshot at the Leafs whenever possible?

I think they do a good enough job potshotting themselves




#2566439 1/27 GDT : Red Wings 5 at Panthers 4

Posted by Echolalia on 27 January 2015 - 09:38 PM

Need a solid period. 

 

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#2566350 1/27 GDT : Red Wings 5 at Panthers 4

Posted by Echolalia on 27 January 2015 - 08:50 PM

lol

 

 

its like Babcock tries to make the s***tiest line he can possibly make.  And it alwasy results in goals.  I just don't get it.




#2566325 1/27 GDT : Red Wings 5 at Panthers 4

Posted by Echolalia on 27 January 2015 - 08:42 PM

It really sucks being stuck with the Florida feed.

 

el mucho puncho ei yai yai




#2566301 1/27 GDT : Red Wings 5 at Panthers 4

Posted by Echolalia on 27 January 2015 - 08:16 PM

"The continued growth of Brendan Smith"

 

lol I can see LGW's reaction now




#2566254 1/27 GDT : Red Wings 5 at Panthers 4

Posted by Echolalia on 27 January 2015 - 07:55 PM

What do you study, how to bE LAZY AND SUCK?!?!?!?!

*middle finger*

j/k i <3 u

 

i am working on a phd in proper use of internet grammar and punctuation with a dissertation on emoji comedy :turn: :nhl: :balloon: :music: :guns: prof says ive made great strides especially with my period usage




#2566220 1/27 GDT : Red Wings 5 at Panthers 4

Posted by Echolalia on 27 January 2015 - 07:38 PM

ive been studying my ASS off all day i deserve a break time to sit down with some cheap sushi and watch some hockey!




#2566198 Larkin or Mantha?

Posted by Echolalia on 27 January 2015 - 05:54 PM

I also disagree on one of Tatar or Nyquist being redundant.  I think Tatar's play-style is kind of a cross between Jiri Hudler and Darren Helm.  Hudler in that he knows how to score goals from farther out, and they share a similar stature.  But Tatar plays with a similar mentality to Darren Helm, in that he does not shy away from greasy areas, loves holding onto the puck, and is incredibly tenacous.  Its that second aspect that I think gives Tatar real value to this team and can potentially make him a special player.  He also fits perfectly into the fast-paced forecheck system that the Wings have utilized this year, and its been paying dividends for him.

Nyquist I'm actually kind of lost with.  He definitely can score goals, but he's turning into a powerplay specialist.  Half his points this year have come on the powerplay, and more than half of his goals have come with the man advantage.  This could be a case of other teams playing him more tightly than last year when noone knew about him, and he has been struggling to adapt to the added pressure 5 on 5.  But when there's more time and space (as there is on a powerplay), he's been able to capitalize.  Hopefully with time Nyquist can become as effective 5 on 5 as he is on the powerplay, but until then, I think Tatar is more valuable to this team and has an added dimension to his game, but Nyquist has been able to make teams pay for penalties, and he's been doing it all year long.  That, by extension, has been adding value to the guys on our team who can draw the penalties in the first place.

Anyway, so how they've been performing so far this year I'd say they're filling two very different roles.




#2566130 LA puts Mike Richards on waivers

Posted by Echolalia on 27 January 2015 - 11:17 AM

100% would be fine with my team missing the postseason if they produced two championships in three years.

 

I don't think I'd ever be fine with my team missing the playoffs, but I'd definitely trade a year of no playoffs for two more Cups.




#2566103 LA puts Mike Richards on waivers

Posted by Echolalia on 26 January 2015 - 09:53 PM




#2565883 NHL Player Tracking System

Posted by Echolalia on 25 January 2015 - 10:05 AM

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FML

 

Its like Hasek is using a laser cannon that shoots from his chest




#2565850 NHL Player Tracking System

Posted by Echolalia on 24 January 2015 - 11:35 PM

I don't want to see a bunch of arrows and graphics cluttering up the screen when I'm just trying to watch the game, but this technology could open the door for a lot of real-time (or near enough) stats that commentators could utilize.  It would be cool to know if Shea Weber just broke 100mph on that shot that Glendening just blocked.  The trajectory thing could also help in determining if a puck was deflected before it went in the net.  I can definitely see uses to this, but let's not travel back down the same road that led us to the glow-puck.




#2565819 GDT : NHL Skills Competition/60th All-Star Game

Posted by Echolalia on 24 January 2015 - 03:23 PM

I suspect Detroit was called, and Datsyuk/Zetterberg/Tatar/whoever probably turned them down, opting for their tropical vacation plans and relaxation instead.


#2565814 Mantha Still Hopes to Play in Detroit This Season

Posted by Echolalia on 24 January 2015 - 02:59 PM

I've always liked that saying. I imagine Holland phoning Mantha; "Anthony, it's Ken Holland. How's about coming to Detroit for a cup of coffee or two?"

So Mantha packs his hockey equipment and gets really excited, but then Kenny takes him to Starbucks.