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#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."

#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.

#2622052 Then and Now: Tatar vs Hudler

Posted by Echolalia on 01 August 2015 - 05:47 PM

I'm confused by the title of the thread, are we comparing Hudler when he was a Wing to Tatar? Cuz last season Hudler put up like 76 points, which I would say is definitely better than anything Tatar has done in the NHL. But if we're going with just their time as a wing, I feel like Tatar is more involved in the play, more noticeable, and doesn't seem to care that he's the smallest guy on the ice, which is refreshing to see in anyone. As far as points go, they're kinda in the same area, although Tatar's sample size is only two seasons, and he could easily become a more reliable scorer than Hudler was here. So I think Tatar has/will have more of an impact here than Hudler did.

#2620064 Gustav Nyquist signed 4-Year Deal $4.75 mill AAV

Posted by Echolalia on 11 July 2015 - 12:50 AM

I don't see anyone getting moved. Holland will take the team into training camp over the roster limit, and a couple injuries will happen and then all of a sudden nobody needs to be moved. Then by the time these injured players recover, a few more go down to LTIR. It seems to happen every year.

#2619790 Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

Posted by Echolalia on 09 July 2015 - 10:48 AM


I would have to try to wear #69 just to find out, but this is why I don't play pro hockey. Well that and I'm 150lbs soaking wet.


I was thinking more along the lines of the mathematical def of irrational, ie pi, square root of 2, etc

#2619481 Free agents this off season

Posted by Echolalia on 07 July 2015 - 03:52 PM

I hope he's not a 1 trick pony. He needs to be able to do more than just try and rip off his canon of a shot.

I mean, until he's actually able to rip off his canon of a shot in the NHL, I think he's technically a zero trick pony.

#2619131 Nyquist Files For Arbitration

Posted by Echolalia on 05 July 2015 - 06:07 PM

Ansar Khan ‏@AnsarKhanMLive  16m
16 minutes ago

@evan_olive @georgemalik It usually speeds up process of getting deal done because both sides want to avoid unpleasant arbitration hearing.

Yeah, I think a few years back there was a conception that arbitration equals player, agent, and GM are butting heads and it's a power play, but I think I recall Holland saying its a routine process and it's for the best for all groups because it kind of encourages both sides to prioritize getting a deal done instead of putting it off. I tried looking for the exact quote but if I'm not making it all up then it was from a few years ago I think... Maybe someone else remembers this?

#2616338 Free agents this off season

Posted by Echolalia on 25 June 2015 - 10:04 PM

Article on bleacher report today about mike green is going to test the market. Come on right shot top pair d-man for cheap.

I don't know about top pair.