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#2643188 The Killer Instict

Posted by Echolalia on 16 December 2015 - 09:33 PM

.625??? Lol damnnn that's horrid. Really? .625??

 

http://www.nhl.com/s...d2p&aggregate=0

 

 

I don't think the team has been playing bad overall.  I mean they did just have a 13 game point streak, and are currently second in the division.  But they are leaving a lot of points on the table, and perhaps just as importantly giving points to the opposition.  If that .625 was the league median .900, that would translate to 4.4 more wins, or roughly 9 extra points, and a handful of points taken away from those teams who came from behind to beat the Wings.  9 extra points puts the Wings just behind Dallas for the league lead (who incidentally wins .933 of their games when leading after two periods).

 

Edit: actually it would be less than 9 points, because some of those wins were converted from OT losses, where the Wings did get a point.  So its closer to 5 points.  So they'd be with Montreal (with a game in hand).




#2643067 12/14 GDT : Buffalo Sabres at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Posted by Echolalia on 14 December 2015 - 10:11 PM

I swear Jimmy cannot hold a lead I mean every time he's in I know the team is going to OT cuz he's letting one in with 5 min left and apparently that's not enough cuz he had to let two in! I know he didn't have a chance but at the end of the day he doesn't make the big saves and Mrazek does when the team needs him most.

Oh waitaminute


#2642686 Patrick Kane's point streak reaches 25 games

Posted by Echolalia on 12 December 2015 - 06:52 AM

It was a good one. I'm more against his accuser now that the facts are known, though. Certainly doesn't change from the fact that Kane is a classic d-bag. 

To be fair you're totally right, but I couldn't pass up that opportunity.
"If there's an opening, I go for it"
-Patrick Kane Echolalia


#2642466 Patrick Kane's point streak reaches 25 games

Posted by Echolalia on 12 December 2015 - 01:17 AM

He sure knows a thing or two about scoring on people who try to deny him


HA CHA CHA


#2642295 12/11 GDT : Red Wings at New Jersey Devils, 7:00 EST

Posted by Echolalia on 11 December 2015 - 06:37 PM

Maybe. 

 

Or maybe splitting time is better for him long term rather than playing night in and night out? He seemed to hit a wall last year after a stellar first few months. 

 

Who knows. 

 

I think splitting time is better for both of them because it introduces competition and neither goalie is playing with the safety net of knowing their job is safe as the number one goalie.  But Howard has shown in the past that he's capable of playing ~60 games a season and putting up solid numbers.  I think last year's issue was more a result of the injury he sustained in January.  He was doing great beforehand, and never returned to form once he came off IR.

 

anyway I didn't mean to derail this thread with a goalie debate.  I just thought that putting a "closer" in for the shootout might be an idea worth looking further into.




#2642285 12/11 GDT : Red Wings at New Jersey Devils, 7:00 EST

Posted by Echolalia on 11 December 2015 - 05:07 PM

There's research showing both ways but that doesn't conclude much. I said "warm-up" not stretch (which is only part of an routine warm up).
 
But anyways, Mrazek would have been sitting on bench for quite a while before being called in for a shootout. The question becomes is his reflexive ability at his 100% after sitting there for 65 minutes (+30 from intermissions)? Usually when goalies get replaced mid game, the first few shots against them are high risk for being scored on.But with a shootout, the first few shots IS all he'll be seeing to make or break the game. 

 
It's a gamble to replace the goalie. It's just a matter of whether or not the coach will take it. Then again Howard sucks at them, so maybe the risk IS worth it. 


I don't think getting warmed up to go into a game is much an obstacle to overcome. There are exercise bikes for aerobics, there are players who are perpetually benched for OT that can take practice shots with a practice puck in the back, or even the trainer or something, goalies can throw a super ball against a wall to keep reflexes sharp once OT starts. If you're in the group that believes that warming up is an issue, then it's an issue that can be solved without too much trouble. And even if someone argued that no amount of prep can truly get you into game form the way 30 minutes of practice on the ice before a game does, we're still weighing whatever perceived disadvantage that brings against Howard's very quantifiable disadvantage in the shootout, warmed up or otherwise.
Specifically pertaining to the bolded: I'm interested to know if this is actually true and if there is quantifiable evidence that supports goalies having a lower save % for the first handful of shots they take relative to the rest of the game, or even their running average. As of now I'm skeptical.


#2642240 12/10 GDT : Montreal Canadiens at Red Wings, 7:30 EST

Posted by Echolalia on 11 December 2015 - 12:00 PM

If helm could play that way every game... Man this team would have options


#2642029 All Purpose Grand Rapids Griffins Thread

Posted by Echolalia on 10 December 2015 - 06:13 PM

There's a Griffins thread in the "Minor and Pro Team Affiliates" section.
 
But yeah, Mantha was a healthy scratch last night for Frk (who ended up scoring the game winner). Nelson was asked after the game if there was any particular reason Mantha was scratched, or if he was having a setback from his concussion symptoms from the fight a couple weeks ago, and Nelson said he was fine, just a "coach's decision"... Seemed very odd to me, especially with how well Mantha has been playing of late... I still think Nelson is a bit of a moron, but the team is finally clicking with 9 straight wins...


That's where threads go to die


#2642011 First time visit - parking

Posted by Echolalia on 10 December 2015 - 12:18 PM

 
Thanks. Is this the parking garage you use at the Compuware Building?
 
https://www.parkme.c...ture-detroit-mi


Yes, and if you're willing to eat at Hard Rock Cafe they will validate your parking ticket so you don't have to pay, which is kinda nice.


#2642006 First time visit - parking

Posted by Echolalia on 10 December 2015 - 11:46 AM

Detroit is an awesome city and I highly recommend hitting up one of the many amazing restaurants before the game. I would not recommend parking at Cobo because the traffic afterward is always a mess and I personally have no patience at all for that. I usually park at greektown or the compuware building, hit up a restaurant in that area, then walk/take the free shuttle to the Joe. The downtown area is pretty safe. Lots of businesses are starting to realize this as well and have begun moving in, because the foot traffic has really started picking up in the last few years.


#2642004 12/08 GDT : Red Wings at Washington Capitals, 7:30 ET

Posted by Echolalia on 10 December 2015 - 11:33 AM

As I was watching the OT and Detroit's PP started, I wanted Blash to pull Howard, have a 5-3 and end it then and there. At the moment I didn't think it would be thaaaat crazy....right? ...no? haha, But, then again, the PP didn't do much and ended up giving up a penalty. But still, I'd rather see them lose like that over the embarrasing SO. No need to put Howard through that...   

I think there might be a rule where if they scored on the empty net we would forfeit our overtime point and get no points even though it was an OT loss. Can someone confirm/deny? I'm not 100%


#2641706 12/08 GDT : Red Wings at Washington Capitals, 7:30 ET

Posted by Echolalia on 08 December 2015 - 08:45 PM

Somewhere krsmith is changing his pants


#2641689 12/08 GDT : Red Wings at Washington Capitals, 7:30 ET

Posted by Echolalia on 08 December 2015 - 08:19 PM

I hope he doesn't slips up and calls a Belle Tire Power Play haha


Its gotta be tough to keep that kind of thing in check after doing it routinely for years.


#2641587 12/08 GDT : Red Wings at Washington Capitals, 7:30 ET

Posted by Echolalia on 08 December 2015 - 11:32 AM

Apparently Dats told Trotz he'd talk to Kuznetsov about his two-way game

http://nhl.nbcsports...partner=ya5nbcs

Such a class act


#2641537 Jeff Blashill = Dave Lewis 2.0 / Coaching Change

Posted by Echolalia on 07 December 2015 - 03:04 PM

Florida also ahead of Tampa, with an extra game to play. If they get in a battle with each other or Tampa look at it being "5 teams ahead of us" rather than looking at points, a distraction like that could make 2nd very achievable for us. Bear in mind Montreal have lost 2 straight as well, so catching them isn't impossible - they also have the WC to prepare for, which is always a tad of a distraction.

Without price Montreal is as vulnerable as they're gonna get.