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#2549849 11/18 GDT Red Wings 5 @ Blue Jackets 0

Posted by Echolalia on 18 November 2014 - 08:50 PM

nice block by Franzen! Followed up by af****** lazy play... I know he was tired, but not only was Gus flying waiting for the pass, he actually called out "hey Mule!" Franzen looked right him, stopped skating and lobbed it in on goal for an easy freeze. Just because you're lazy Franzen, doesn't mean the whole team is! He should have passed it to Gus at then went off, Gus has the energy and attitude we need, Franzen just slows his team down...

Franzen made the right play. Him and Zetterberg were both dead from a long shift and needed to go to the bench. Franzen can make the pass, but there's a bigger risk of that leading to a neutral zone turnover (puck bounces over Nyqvist's stick, defender pinches and intercepts the pass, it's not an accurate pass etc), which could be lethal with your forwards tired, especially in the second period with the long change. He had a clean path to center ice with practically no risk of losing the puck. That was just a matter of making the safest play to ensure his line got off without any casualties.

#2549551 Wings call up McCollum, assign Mrazek to Grand Rapids

Posted by Echolalia on 17 November 2014 - 01:39 PM

Under the main forum page, when this thread is the most recently updated, the title says "Wings call up McCollum, ass..."


And it makes me chuckle every time.

#2549181 Malkin hit on Girardi

Posted by Echolalia on 16 November 2014 - 11:21 AM

I don't mind the scuffle at all....who cares of it's dirty or clean?  You don't want your players getting drilled like that.  If Crosby got lit up like that on a perfectly clean hit, if there is no response, then I can easily write that team off as having no chance of success.

It's hockey. People are going to get hit. And acting tough after one of your boys gets drilled isn't going to change that.

#2549114 Mantha getting closer.

Posted by Echolalia on 15 November 2014 - 12:58 PM

Thanks for the eval krsmith.

#2548579 Ranking Wings Players by Draft Order

Posted by Echolalia on 11 November 2014 - 03:09 PM

You could invert that list and make it look more sensical.

#2548506 11/9 GDT - Tampa Bay 4 at Detroit 3 (SO) - 6:00 PM EST

Posted by Echolalia on 10 November 2014 - 04:14 PM

Exactly... AND vice versa... Like I said, Howard is not the issue, it's a team issue. The team hasn't been good at shootouts.


I think primariy its coming down to confidence, these days.  Their body language during shootouts doens't exactly scream "I'm going to score"

#2547968 GDT 11/5/14--Wings @ Rangers

Posted by Echolalia on 07 November 2014 - 09:18 PM

I think many advanced stats can be extremely misleading as well.  They have to be looked at together and with the eyeball test. 
Plus-minus I think is really only useful then you're comparing players on one team.  If one has an extremely high or extremely low +/-, there's something going on there.  But it still doesn't say much beyond that.

It's also important to keep track of how the players are being used. When the coach is only putting you on the ice for offensive zone faceoffs, your +/- may be skewed in your favor. Meanwhile, the guys who are getting all the defensive zone faceoffs have many more opportunities to develop a lower +/-. Likewise, as a 4th liner, your goal isn't necessarily to score goals, so they play more defensive minded. More or less if you can get it to center ice and dump it in, it's a successful shift, so I would expect to see +/- closer to 0 for grinders than for top liners, whom are expected to take more chances and score (also more vulnerable to goals against in many cases). These guys I would expect to see more of a variation.
So I don't know if it's fair to use +/- as a main argument to compare players who are used for different roles.

#2547801 Leafs' Ashton suspended 20 games for violating PED policy

Posted by Echolalia on 07 November 2014 - 04:58 PM

I don't understand the people in this thread that are saying its telling that he isn't appealing it.
Whats to appeal?  He himself admits that he took it.

I think I'm the only person who said this, so I suppose this is directed at me.
I think it's telling because 20 games is a long suspension regardless of what the crime is, and we've seen several players try to repeal their suspensions in the past, even after being established as a guilty party. These repeal attempts have typically been for things more severe than taking a couple hits off an inhaler to treat an alleged asthma. They have also been from people who were obviously wrong in their actions, but also thought the punishment didn't fit the crime. If Ashton sincerely only took a couple puffs specifically for bronchospasms and he can back this up from the diagnosis by his team doctor, I think he would repeal the suspension. 20 games is a long time to sit for an honest mistake. It isn't quite as long a time to sit for someone with a guilty conscious who knows he's busted.

#2546936 2014-15 GDT Sign-up sheet

Posted by Echolalia on 05 November 2014 - 12:33 PM

No game day thread for tonight still. Where is flashy at? I would volunteer but It would be done in paint and look like a two year old did it.


please yes.  the internet needs more mspaint

#2546707 GDT:11/4 Detroit Red Wings vs. Ottawa Senators 7:30p.m

Posted by Echolalia on 04 November 2014 - 08:30 PM

They're not drinking Gatorade, they're drinking Nobodygivesaf***erade.

I love that s***

#2546463 Very Chris Very, Very Osgood...very

Posted by Echolalia on 03 November 2014 - 05:45 PM

Frankly I miss Larry Murphy. I have no clue when dollar hot dog night is anymore.

#2546165 11/2 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Sabres 3 (SO)

Posted by Echolalia on 02 November 2014 - 06:36 PM

Hey guys whens the Wings' game start?

#2546086 11/2 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Sabres 3 (SO)

Posted by Echolalia on 02 November 2014 - 05:26 PM


#2545894 10/31 GDT : Los Angeles Kings (2) at Red Wings (5), 7:30 EST

Posted by Echolalia on 31 October 2014 - 09:21 PM

6-2-2 for a month that we were suppose to be very bad in


With the Wings its never the elite opponents I worry about.   Its the Florida Panthers of the NHL that usually do us in.

#2545742 10/31 GDT : Los Angeles Kings (2) at Red Wings (5), 7:30 EST

Posted by Echolalia on 31 October 2014 - 07:00 PM

Does that second one count as a bad-pass goal?