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#2452680 D Justin Schultz signs with Oilers

Posted by Echolalia on 10 November 2013 - 08:05 PM

While I generally agree that more minutes on the ice equates to better development, I really think in Schultz's case (but moreso Edmonton's issue as a whole), the lack of a veteran presence will limit how good and how quickly Schultz can develop as a defenseman.

#2452271 Datsyuk and Zetterberg Moving Up Statistically

Posted by Echolalia on 09 November 2013 - 02:22 PM

Technically it is a nonsense to compare Pavel Datsyuk with Alex Ovechkin in points (goal + pass).
I think NHL has to find some criteria to measure such palyers as Pavel - currently it does not have it.
Even if Pavel scored a goal in shoutouts and von a game (which he did many times) - he will get 0 points.
But it is much more important to measure what he does for all people who watch the game - he tries to make
a masterpiece each shift, while Alex is just waiting for the moment he will get the puck and shot.
BTW, I like the video (NYR-WAS) - it really shows the difference, Pavel would never do that.
So, my point is: hockey is more than just points.

I agree that hockey is more than points, and I also agree with the premise implied in the post above yours by Z Winged Dangler via gif that Datsyuk is a remarkably better defensive player than Ovechkin. My comment wasn't about who plays better defensively or overall. I was just pointing out that I am amazed at Ovechkin's point total thus far, especially considering the past few years he hasn't been in top form. You can say what you want about the rest of his game, but Ovechkin certainly knows how to score.

#2451463 A story about Chelios

Posted by Echolalia on 06 November 2013 - 06:40 PM


Where can I find this? Please and thank you.


It was extra credit pal, no worries.


excerpt (when asked about his qualifications as a potential coach):

What can you add that others can’t?

“[Wings defenseman] Brendan Smith, for example, I know exactly what he’s going through, his struggles. Twenty years ago, Smitty has no problem playing in the league. He’s got all the skill and vision. But now he’s trying to fit into the system. That’s one of the issues that Smitty’s having. People will look and say, ‘What’s he doing?’ I see what he’s thinking.

“Hockey’s way better now. The systems, you don’t see ‘D’ taking it end to end like you used to. It’s just not going to happen. That’s what I think my value is. I can talk to the kids. I still stay within the systems, but I can help with little things until they make it. Once they get their confidence and hopefully the opportunity to be in that role – power play and penalty kill – then they’ll get that leash. You’ve got to get there first.”

#2451348 Tootoo Waived

Posted by Echolalia on 06 November 2013 - 12:57 PM

Rumor had it Holland turned down a trade offer for Tootoo a few weeks back. Either that was bogus or Holland screwed up and realized he had to let him go for nothing (possibly).

I'd like to see where you read/heard this, if possible.

#2450790 A story about Chelios

Posted by Echolalia on 04 November 2013 - 05:59 PM


#2450789 A story about Chelios

Posted by Echolalia on 04 November 2013 - 05:49 PM



This was an excellent read and I had no idea that his path to the NHL was what it was.  On a particular note, the article made a point to talk about Cheli's commitment to staying in shape, mentioning how he would sometimes ride his bike to the Joe from his place in Bloomfield Hills, and the stuff about his cardio workouts in a sauna.  Everyone makes a big deal about Howe lasting until 52 (which is definitely a huge deal, don't get me wrong), but I wonder whether in today's NHL, whether lasting until 48 is an equally impressive feat.  The four year gap is a big one, especially when you're talking about those years around 50.  But at the same time, it takes serious commitment to succeed after 40, especially on defense, and we've all heard stories about how Cheli's workout regime would make other, younger NHLers keel over and vomit.  Anyway, its a good read.


extra credit: http://sports.yahoo....-233740518.html

#2450711 Announcer Ozzie

Posted by Echolalia on 04 November 2013 - 10:36 AM

Not to take anything away from Ozzie and Murph, but it really makes me appreciate how difficult commentating can be, and how phenomenal Mickey Redmond is at his position.

#2450472 11/2 GDT: Red Wings 5 at Oilers 0

Posted by Echolalia on 02 November 2013 - 11:47 PM

Does anyone actually vote for the player of the game?  One night we need to organize the LGW crew to vote for some random player who would never actually get voted for, and see how many votes FSD actually gets.  Someone like Cleary.

#2450325 Franzen believes hes playing well.

Posted by Echolalia on 02 November 2013 - 10:10 PM

uhhh have you seen this guy's table tennis serve?  He's playing phenomenally! 



edit: oh we're talking hockey..

#2450163 11/2 GDT: Red Wings 5 at Oilers 0

Posted by Echolalia on 02 November 2013 - 06:16 PM

I'll be watching this one at 0.5x speed.  You know, so I can follow Helm.

#2450161 Darren McCarty: My Last Fight

Posted by Echolalia on 02 November 2013 - 06:08 PM

Autobiographical masturbation? Wait til Joe Thornton comes out with his book.

#2449969 Philly Capitals line brawl

Posted by Echolalia on 01 November 2013 - 11:33 PM

What a joke.  Flyers get embarrassed on the ice, try to goon it up, and now they're down two players.

#2449806 11/1 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Flames 3

Posted by Echolalia on 01 November 2013 - 09:48 PM

Look guys, a feature on Dan Cleary choosing to stay here instead of playing for Philly lol

Coming next, a special on why Franzen is worth every penny of his contract

#2449545 The most annoying things about being at games?

Posted by Echolalia on 01 November 2013 - 07:22 PM

If the worst part of going to a hockey game, is the people around you, then maybe it's YOU who shouldn't be attending games.The extreme lack of compassion for the uneducated mass of people is just about as bad as the fact that the mass of people are in a prescription pill alcohol induced zombie uneducated coma. You have a few options, become the President and reform education and healthcare so that everyone growing up isn't a complete zombie brain, watch the game from home, or get a damn suite. 


lol wat?

#2449537 stephen weiss

Posted by Echolalia on 01 November 2013 - 06:59 PM

So I noticed that despite Weiss' terrible play so far, I still find myself liking him much more than Franzen. Weiss turnover= "no big deal, buddy, we're still pulling for ya! You'll get the next one!"
Franzen turnover = "Cant you do anything right?!"