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#2574123 2/23 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Ducks 4 (SO)

Posted by Echolalia on 24 February 2015 - 12:24 AM


#2574088 2/23 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Ducks 4 (SO)

Posted by Echolalia on 24 February 2015 - 12:16 AM

It would be painful to lose two games to the Ducks due to last minute gaffes after outplaying them in both games.

#2574059 2/23 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Ducks 4 (SO)

Posted by Echolalia on 23 February 2015 - 11:45 PM

And Brunner's.... Such a beautiful series for Wings fans. Had it all


I was at that game.  I've never heard the Joe so loud in my life.  I had no voice for a week.

#2574054 2/23 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Ducks 4 (SO)

Posted by Echolalia on 23 February 2015 - 11:37 PM

Helm is so fun to watch

#2574011 2/23 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Ducks 4 (SO)

Posted by Echolalia on 23 February 2015 - 11:17 PM

Sounds like Pavel put on his backpack with Zetterberg out. Recap of the play, please?


Helm had a solid forecheck on the defender behind his own net, forced the guy to throw the puck up the boards where Datsyuk was tight on some Duck there.  The Duck mishandled the puck, or tried redirecting it away from the boards, I dunno which, but either way Datsyuk picked it off, took a couple strides toward the net, used a defender as a screen and ripped a shot into the corner of the net.


He just scored again, too.  Someone will have to recap that play for me cuz I MISSED IT TYPING THIS

#2573956 2/23 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Ducks 4 (SO)

Posted by Echolalia on 23 February 2015 - 10:53 PM

Following on the thread since I'm pretty drained tonight. I'm DVRing the game, but any detail on the recap is appreciated.


The Wings are skating pretty hard.  I feel like we've been pretty physical actually, and playing the Ducks pretty tight.  The puck is really bouncing out there, though, so there were some potentially solid scoring chances that were squandered because the puck bounced the wrong way.  Its 0-0 but the Wings for sure outplayed the Ducks in the first.

One thing I'm coming to hate about Pulkkinen: he takes a lot of low-percentage shots.  I'd rather see him hang onto the puck and try to set a play up with his team instead of shoot unscreened from 40 feet out along the wall, and essentially give the puck away.

#2573951 2/23 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Ducks 4 (SO)

Posted by Echolalia on 23 February 2015 - 10:49 PM

I'll be here all night

#2573949 2/23 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Ducks 4 (SO)

Posted by Echolalia on 23 February 2015 - 10:46 PM

Pretty good period


That's what I told my girlfriend


edit: because she designs fonts.

#2573944 2/23 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Ducks 4 (SO)

Posted by Echolalia on 23 February 2015 - 10:40 PM

Hey guys I got tickets to the game RIGHT NEXT TO THE BOX!  And guess who just stepped in?? KRONWALLLLL!!

#2573921 2/23 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Ducks 4 (SO)

Posted by Echolalia on 23 February 2015 - 10:25 PM

Given the option of Marchenko and Oulette, I'm really feeling Marchenko.

yes, though you underestimate our level of laziness ;)


plus sometimes it's kinda cool to follow the game through the posts



#2573909 2/23 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Ducks 4 (SO)

Posted by Echolalia on 23 February 2015 - 10:18 PM

Come on, guys. I want to feel the soft breeze of a goal on my bunghole.

 Thats one way to score

#2573640 Zetterberg leaves after 2nd Period; "upper body injury"

Posted by Echolalia on 22 February 2015 - 09:45 PM

Fighting after a cheap-shot has exactly one purpose: to fulfill a primal sense of revenge for one's team.  It doesn't cure the injured player. It doesn't prevent a cheap shot from happening.  It doesn't discourage players from doing it again after they've already committed the cheap-shot.  In fact, it has been demonstrated repeatedly that teams with more fighting majors actually tend to have more injuries and stick infarction penalties against, which would suggest that fights actually increase the amount of cheap shots you receive, which is the complete opposite of  "keeping the opposition honest".  This has been repeatedly demonstrated on separate occasions by separate people (a few sources for the curious: http://regressing.de...-don-1442618145, http://www.pensionpl...ness-in-hockey, http://blogs.edmontonjournal.com/2013/09/30/the-edmonton-oilers-and-the-new-era-of-the-one-dimensional-fighter/).  Its also not that hard to see if you just watch a hockey game.  Ericsson fought Benn.  Benn still cheap-shotted Zetterberg.  Downey was in the lineup when Lapierre injured Lidstrom.  Lapierre didn't shy away.  In fact, he came back at Downey for more in the third period, looking to crosscheck the guy in the head.  Colton Orr was on the ice when Kadri was getting cheap-shotted, and eventually Kadri got into his first fight against Tampa Bay, despite Orr being out there with him.  To keep the flies off.  And so on, and so on.

So if you're pro-fighting, fine.  I understand that it gets the heart racing, and there's a certain primitive sense of satisfaction you get when watching someone get their face beat down after wronging one of our guys.  OK.  I get that feeling, too, so I understand where the desire to see fights comes from (and keep in mind that I'm not at all pro-fighting.  I would rather see fighting removed from the game entirely).   But what I won't do is try to justify those emotions by wrongly suggesting that fighting prevents injuries from happening or keeps the rats in line.  It just doesn't work that way.  And its especially silly to dedicate a roster spot to an enforcer based on this false notion.

#2573475 2/21 GDT : Red Wings 7 at Dallas Stars 6 (OT)

Posted by Echolalia on 22 February 2015 - 12:32 AM





#2572708 NHL.com statistics

Posted by Echolalia on 20 February 2015 - 10:37 PM

If you've been to nhl.com recently (say in the past 12 hours or so) you may have noticed that they revamped their statistics page.  Today's transition is part of a three step process to change the way we look at statistics, with the NHL partnering with SAP, who apparently does some stuff with the NBA, although I'm not a fan of basketball so I can't coment on the quality.  But part of the rollout includes new types of stats, namely Corsi and Fenwick.  Although they're not Corsi and Fenwick anymore.  They're "shot attempts" and "unblocked shot attempts" which, while doesn't have that same charm, nor the nod to the folks who first implemented the use of these stats, its a much easier term for the average person to immediately understand without having to do a bit of research.

There are other features as well, such as being able to look pretty far back into the past at various stats.  The Detroit Cougars are listed on there, for example (George Hay was their leading scorer with 35 points back in 1928).  It looks like the site will also include average shot distance, zone starts, goals and assists per 20 minutes and 60 minutes, penalties taken, penalties drawn, and probably some more stuff that I don't know about.

I'm still meandering around the new interface, and checking out all the new features, but as a fan of statistics (or really any new way to look at the game), I'm pretty excited to have "offical" numbers to work with now.  We should also expect to see more new stuff roll out over the next year or so as they add features and statistics to the website.


PS, Wings are currently #1 in the league in Corsi against...er, shot attempts against.


edit: for those of you interested in more info, Puck Daddy Blog has a nice summary of what to expect in all three phases here:http://sports.yahoo....-031047083.html

do check it out, there's some pretty cool stuff planned.

#2572705 Jurco to GR

Posted by Echolalia on 20 February 2015 - 10:16 PM

The AHL should do well for him.  I think he could use the boost of confidence, and he's more likely to get that by being a leader and conributor in GR than he is being a passenger for the team playing on the bottom of the lineup here.