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#2625744 Wings Release Training Camp Roster

Posted by Echolalia on 17 September 2015 - 11:53 AM

I don't think Smith would be solid on the PP because from a defensman's point of view, one of the biggests skills you need to have is to be able to reliably get your shot through from the point. Smith's offensive ability isn't due to his bombs from the blue line, but rather from jumping in on the play during a breakdown in coverage (which doesn't happen when teams are penalty killing and thinking positional hockey above all else). I don't have anything against the guy, but I don't think he'd be a big difference maker on the man advantage.

I just noticed this, but what.the.f***  is Mantha doing on a line with Miele and Cleary????

Getting mentored

#2625168 2015-2016 expectations

Posted by Echolalia on 10 September 2015 - 03:41 PM

A wings coach will never win the Jack Adams. Unfortunately

Seems the criteria often requires a coach to have immediate success with a new team.  If Blash gets the Wings to the top of the standings I wouldn't be surprised if he wins.  Then again, if Babcock gets Toronto into the playoffs it'll be hard for anyone to overcome that hype train.

Trade away players at the deadline

Accept missing the playoffs

Never give up hope winning the lottery

Keep losing for the next 40 years after this season


It will be fun to do a total rebuild

The first letter of every line


The real reason i made this thread was for number9 to post this

#2624378 Moving Jimmy Howard

Posted by Echolalia on 01 September 2015 - 04:36 PM

I have been and will continue to be in Mrazek's corner...


anyone know how many giveaway goals jimmy gave up when Franzen was on the ice? :lol: I kid, I kid!


like I said before, I am good with the tandem this year, I just fear the potential cap hit starting next year, or having a $5M backup...


Another way to look at this would be that we would have a number 1 goalie only making 600k or whatever it is.  Either way we have less than 6M tied up in both our goalies, and that number doesn't change regardless of who is number 1 and who is backup.

#2624264 RWN-HQ GTG

Posted by Echolalia on 31 August 2015 - 01:52 PM

I don't know if LGW regulars could meet up without someone (me?) getting punched.  It would be awful.  Or incredibly satisfying. 


1st Annual LGW Wrestlemania


Sponsored by Petr Mrazek, because when Howard is the rest, you go with the best.

And Holland Sux Inc, where annual Stanley Cups are a reality

and finally, Osgood Savings Account.  We have Hall of Fame savings, because we have Hall of Fame supporting staff.

#2624036 Moving Jimmy Howard

Posted by Echolalia on 28 August 2015 - 07:17 PM

Everyone seems to only remember the shutouts that Mrazek got, and completely forget the very next game when he was consistently pulled. Mrazek had one good playoff series and a very inconsistent regular season, and that's not enough to give him the number 1 job and get rid of the insurance.

#2623811 Dan Cleary re-signing still possible?

Posted by Echolalia on 24 August 2015 - 07:12 PM

I dont want this to happen, but I'm not going to lie, it would be hilarious to watch a couple people on this site freak out about it.

Worth it just for that. In fact number9 is actually Kenny Holland trolling everyone.

#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.