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#2649635 1/23 GDT : Anaheim Ducks at Red Wings, 7:00 EST

Posted by Echolalia on 23 January 2016 - 01:03 PM

kickazz your goal is to become a vine tonight

#2649592 ROY according to LGW

Posted by Echolalia on 23 January 2016 - 12:21 AM

If they want to go based off numbers obv Panarin but if they want to go off of difference maker/ impact etc. It is definitely Larkin. Larkin is the MVP of the Red Wings. Panarin is not a Hawk MVP.


If Larkin can close the scoring gap a bit, and maybe take over goals he could have a solid chance at it, because all the intangibles are in his favor.  Way younger, no professional experience, carrying his respective team, producing regardless of where he's put on the lineup (goal tonight was assisted by Glendending btw), almost all his points are even strength (pro or con?).  I don't see the league voting him over Panarin though when he's 13 points behind.

#2649585 ROY according to LGW

Posted by Echolalia on 23 January 2016 - 12:12 AM

I'm gonna say as long as evrryone stays on their current pace, it's gonna go to panarin simply because I don't think the voters will put much stock into the fact that Larkin is doing it without patty "waste of a human" Kanes amazing production, and the fact that he is 24 and played professionally already.

So 1st:panarin
3rd: Domi

I also realllllllllyyyyyy wish we had parayko.


At the beginning of the year one of the threads asked who Larkin might be traded for, and I had suggested Parayko as a possibility to consider.  My mindset was both of these guys could become franchise players for their respective positions, and I figured the Wings had more higher-end talent up front in the prospect pool than on defense, so it might be a trade that would make sense down the road.  As far as defensman, he has everything you could want: solid defensively, huge size, booming shot, goal scoring ability, etc etc.  In retrospect I'm glad we have Larkin over him, though, because I was not expecting our offense to be as anemic as it currently is, and Mrazek seems to make up for any lack of a franchise defensman (at least in terms of goals against) at the moment.  Still, if we could somehow swipe Parayko from the Blues I would be willing to move a lot of pieces to make it happen.

#2649575 ROY according to LGW

Posted by Echolalia on 22 January 2016 - 11:34 PM

The NHL Rookie of the Year according to LGW

Because we're less biased than the NHL


Here are some of the candidates:


Artemi Panarin


Like the on-ice version of the date-rape drug, Panarin has quickly made a name for himself helping Kane score.  He currently leads NHL rookies in GOALS, ASSISTS, and POINTS.  And while he's only one goal ahead of Larkin for the rookie lead, he's about a mile ahead of the competition in assists and also points.  He's also leading the league in power play points.  In short, the guy puts up numbers.  Including age numbers!  At 50 years old, he just barely made the rookie cut-off.








Harry Potter Dylan Larkin


At 19 years old, Larkin somehow convinced Holland that dropped balls weren't necessary to play in the NHL and hasn't looked back.  He's been consistently among the top rookie goal scorers in the league, and locked up the rookie +/- back in November.  In a season where the Wings' production has been down across the board, Larkin has also made a strong case for team MVP now that Drew Miller's season is effectively over.








Max Domi 



Sufferer of perpetual forehead acne and being the son of "that one guy" as they say in Phoenix Las Vegas Portland Arizona, Max Domi has been a large reason why the Coyotes are still in the playoff hunt despite featuring on ice talent such as Shane Doan, Kyle Chupacabra, Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Hanzal, and literally nobody else you've ever heard of before.  He's also consistently in the running for "runner up behind Panarin" for ROY.  Probably would win bro of the year award based on some of his pics.







Jack Eichel


Everyone's favorite rookie ginger got off to a slow start compared to those rookies who weren't supposed to win the Calder this year (see: anyone not named McDavid or Eichel) but has been as hot as that hair more recently.  In fact, he and Larkin were tied for points going into the Wings/Buffalo game.  However as the final buzzer went off, Larkin skated away up two more points, while Eichel skated away up one tooth.  As far as draft consolation prizes go, Eichel has been solid, and more importantly, not injured.








Colton Parayko


At 6'6", 226lbs, this hulking defensman has made his presence known.  However, in the year of the rookie, Parayko has gone largely unnoticed.  He's second in +/-, leads all defensman in points, and is logging some solid minutes for the St. Louis Blues.  But because defense isn't really a thing with NHL awards, he'll probably be left off the ballot.





Conner McDavid!

Shayne Goatheistberry or something

Anthony Duclair

Landon Ferraro



Who will win this year???  ITS ANYONES GUESS

#2649504 2016 Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by Echolalia on 22 January 2016 - 07:00 PM

Hypothetically, if the wings got Stamkos, he would not be a sniper with the wings. Blashill's system thwarts any chance for a sniper to score. All one has to look at is Pulkinnen. The coaches cannot find a way for him to be open on a pp. someone wrote a while back to copy Washington's pp. how is it that Ovie can be free all the time, blistering many shots at the net. Pulpy can't even get one. The pp coach needs to be replaced immediately.

I think Pulkinen's struggles in the NHL have less to do with the coaching system and more to do with Pulkkinen.

#2649484 Miller Out With Lower Body Injury

Posted by Echolalia on 22 January 2016 - 05:12 PM

I'd rather have Helm.

#2649432 Abdelkader Player's Tribune article

Posted by Echolalia on 22 January 2016 - 11:56 AM

Go white

#2649404 2016 Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by Echolalia on 21 January 2016 - 08:36 PM

guy has turned around a small market teams in 4 years. Drouin and Walsh are playing hardball with the wrong guy here.

Kid could learn a thing or two from McDavid

I think Stamkos and Hedman have a lot to do with turning around that franchise. Both products of first and second overall picks respectively, and neither actually picked by Yzerman during his tenure. Yzerman did pick Drouin with a third overall pick, though.

#2649396 Another Patrick Kane case incoming..?

Posted by Echolalia on 21 January 2016 - 07:08 PM

#2649314 1/20 GDT : St. Louis Blues at Red Wings, 8:00 EST

Posted by Echolalia on 20 January 2016 - 11:04 PM

Am I the only one that's been way disappointed in Green's play?  Like, I could kinda maybe stomach all the defensive lapses and him regularly getting walked like a dog if he was scoring goals or breathing some life into the powerplay.  And I could kinda maybe stomach the ack of goals and powerplay points from the guy that was supposed to be our go-to offensive defensman if he was at least solid defensively.  But he's really struggling on both sides of the puck lately.

#2649286 Brian McGrattan

Posted by Echolalia on 20 January 2016 - 10:27 PM

Published fairly recently. Interesting.


I wonder how a follow up study will be 10-15 years from now. 


But what I do gather is that the actually hitting is much worse than the fighting. And from the hits it looks like shoulder to head has a 42% correlation. Which makes sense as to why the league has a suspension policy on shoulder to head (as the principle point of contact) hits now. Elbow is the second worse. 


yes, in fact, i believe the headshot rule came into place in 2010 so there may have been an internal league study which discovered the same thing that these guys did(this study was 2013 I believe).  One of the issues is that the study only focuses on incidents that lead to reported concussions.  So if it wasn't reported it didn't make it into the study.  It also obviously fails to address long term symptoms, of which many may arise even in the absence of a concussion.

#2649192 1/20 GDT : St. Louis Blues at Red Wings, 8:00 EST

Posted by Echolalia on 20 January 2016 - 08:34 PM

I gotta say, Nyquist has been noticeable for all the right reasons the past few games. Not necessarily scoring goals, but he really seems to be asserting himself into the play more.

#2649171 Brian McGrattan

Posted by Echolalia on 20 January 2016 - 06:47 PM

Nothing like celebrating the long-held ritual of giving and receiving head injuries

#2648923 2016 Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by Echolalia on 19 January 2016 - 11:34 AM

What I do not get though is why it's taking so long for Stamkos/Yzerman to get a long-term deal done?


Was Stamkos, and his agent waiting to see what Kopitar got?


Me thinks if everything was grand in sunny Florida - a deal would've been done by now...The chances of Holland swinging a trade is still unlikely - just my 2 cents.


Its still quite possible Stamkos bolts (see what I did there) in the offseason once he's a free agent.  I mean the guy has liked multiple tweets asking if he should play in Toronto, and apparently did some batting practice with the Jays, too.  At the very least I think its worth his time to see if the Leafs make him a solid offer in June and go from there, because he's clearly interested in playing for them despite how many times he tries to convince us it was his pocket that liked those tweets.

#2648915 If You Could Be Mod For A Day, What Would You Do

Posted by Echolalia on 19 January 2016 - 10:46 AM

I would run a tight ship and bring GLORY to the word ADMINISTRATION.  Violators of the rules will be given swift punishment and the victims of trolls will receive JUSTICE like never before!  Under my regime we will target wrong-doers, flame-baiters, trolls, and anyone who goes into the "post every time you look" thread but doesn't post by ip tracking, finding their coordinates on google maps, and dispatching MOD MEN to the scene to deal swift PUNISHMENT.  No ban will outright be given as I am a man of forgiveness and second chances, however I don't think many will be posting for quite some time after MOD MEN visits.

We will have to hold an official application process for MON MEN volunteers, of course.  If you are interested in joining I encourage you to apply.  Applicants will be vetted and pending a physical will be given a MOD MEN badge and coinciding avatar and signature to display their AUTHORITY in LGW.  As this is a free site MOD MEN will not be payed in cash or perks but in the HONOR of helping to keep the streets of LGW clean!  WE WANT YOU!