HFBoards

Go Back   HFBoards > NHL Eastern Conference > Metropolitan Division > Washington Capitals
Notices

Welcome Newbies: Islanders @ Capitals. 7PM. 3/1/2011

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old
03-02-2011, 01:31 PM
  #551
mrwarden
Nothing Witty
 
mrwarden's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Austin, TX
Country: United States
Posts: 8,983
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by SwedeSpeedBackstrom View Post
I am all for giving Fehr one more year, especially if he takes Knuble's spot next year on the top 2 lines. He doesn't really have a spot in the lineup as of now with the acquisitions but he has shown us that he can excel under pressure (he is the Winter Classic hero), not ready to give up on him
Funny thing. I just looked at the Selke voting last year. 19 finished 10th, 8 finished 28...and 16 finished 33.

__________________
mrwarden is in ur threads, deleting ur posts
mrwarden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
03-02-2011, 01:40 PM
  #552
CapitalsCupFantasy
HFBoards Sponsor
 
CapitalsCupFantasy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Country: United States
Posts: 27,200
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by hockey442 View Post
Not sure if this is elsewhere but did anyone read what Arnott said in the post? He ripped our team .... and I like it.

"It's tough, but I can't hold anything back," Arnott said of being an experienced veteran yet the newest player. "They brought me in for a reason, to speak up in the room, and there are certain things we have to address if we want to go forward. If these guys want to win there's a lot of things that we need to address and play a lot better than we did tonight.

That's just part ....

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/cap....html#comments
Exactly what this team needs more of. Guys who aren't afraid to call people out. We need more fire in the belly.

CapitalsCupFantasy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
03-02-2011, 02:21 PM
  #553
Roccoman
Registered User
 
Roccoman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Indiana
Country: United States
Posts: 4,581
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrwarden View Post
Funny thing. I just looked at the Selke voting last year. 19 finished 10th, 8 finished 28...and 16 finished 33.
fer real?

big guy with good hands and a somewhat recognizable defensive game is always gonna have value - yea it sucks he is injured so often but it does keep his salary down.

are you sure he wasn't 33rd on just the Caps?

Roccoman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
03-02-2011, 02:34 PM
  #554
mrwarden
Nothing Witty
 
mrwarden's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Austin, TX
Country: United States
Posts: 8,983
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Roccoman View Post
fer real?

big guy with good hands and a somewhat recognizable defensive game is always gonna have value - yea it sucks he is injured so often but it does keep his salary down.

are you sure he wasn't 33rd on just the Caps?


Crosby finished behind Ovechkin, heh

mrwarden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
03-02-2011, 02:36 PM
  #555
NobodyBeatsTheWiz
Happy now?
 
NobodyBeatsTheWiz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Old Town
Posts: 18,141
vCash: 500
Koivu at 11 is a joke, IMO. Also think Hanzal, Zetterberg, ans Hossa should have been higher.

NobodyBeatsTheWiz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
03-02-2011, 02:40 PM
  #556
PuckBuddy
Green for Selke
 
PuckBuddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Seattle, WA
Country: United States
Posts: 3,466
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrwarden View Post


Crosby finished behind Ovechkin, heh
i think that's more of an artifact of the point-to-place rubric and small statistics than a meaningful comparison.

...or that one first-place votes was a sportswriter from florida who didn't understand how to fill out the ballot.

PuckBuddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
03-02-2011, 02:41 PM
  #557
mrwarden
Nothing Witty
 
mrwarden's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Austin, TX
Country: United States
Posts: 8,983
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by PuckBuddy View Post
i think that's more of an artifact of the point-to-place rubric and small statistics than a meaningful comparison.

...or that one first-place votes was a sportswriter from florida who didn't understand how to fill out the ballot.
Just hilarious since Blysma and their fans are always talking about how much Ovie cherry picks and about how Crosby will be winning Selke's in his 30s.

mrwarden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
03-02-2011, 02:44 PM
  #558
CapitalsCupFantasy
HFBoards Sponsor
 
CapitalsCupFantasy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Country: United States
Posts: 27,200
vCash: 500
Ranked right there with that defensive wizard Joe Thornton.

CapitalsCupFantasy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
03-02-2011, 02:47 PM
  #559
txpd
Registered User
 
txpd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 39,056
vCash: 500
Ov got a 1st place vote. So that voter must be watching when Ov is dogging on particular player in regular meetings without an ax to grind against him. Not sure who that might be. I can think of search and destroy against Malkin but no pittsburgh voter does that. so....

txpd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
03-02-2011, 02:50 PM
  #560
PuckBuddy
Green for Selke
 
PuckBuddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Seattle, WA
Country: United States
Posts: 3,466
vCash: 500
ov's not winning any selkes, but i think his defensive game is a little bit needlessly maligned insofar as he knows how to read the play in the defensive zone very well. his OT goal last night was a good read of where a desperation pass was going, and i think that's every bit as much of a defensive play as someone whose role on the team is to play the lock or shadow a high-scoring winger - it's just not as conspicuous.

Quote:
Originally Posted by mrwarden View Post
Just hilarious since Blysma and their fans are always talking about how much Ovie cherry picks and about how Crosby will be winning Selke's in his 30s.
and how shaky neuvirth is. what can you say: great hockey minds all around.



Last edited by PuckBuddy: 03-02-2011 at 02:52 PM. Reason: kannt spele
PuckBuddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
03-02-2011, 02:50 PM
  #561
sk84fun_dc
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 16,113
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by NobodyBeatsTheWiz View Post
Koivu at 11 is a joke, IMO. Also think Hanzal, Zetterberg, ans Hossa should have been higher.
Why do you say that about Mikko Koivu and last season? I haven't looked at behindthenet stats or anything detailed, but general reaction to his season...strong in the faceoff circle and played effectively in all situations and played a lot of minutes on the PK on a middle of the pack or better (don't recall where they finished exactly) team (and not a Lemaire coached team.)

sk84fun_dc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
03-02-2011, 02:56 PM
  #562
QuadrupleDeke
33% more deke
 
QuadrupleDeke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 4,435
vCash: 500
Ovechkin got a first place vote? That's one more first place vote than Mikko Koivu. wtf?

QuadrupleDeke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
03-02-2011, 02:57 PM
  #563
NobodyBeatsTheWiz
Happy now?
 
NobodyBeatsTheWiz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Old Town
Posts: 18,141
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by sk84fun_dc View Post
Why do you say that about Mikko Koivu and last season? I haven't looked at behindthenet stats or anything detailed, but general reaction to his season...strong in the faceoff circle and played effectively in all situations and played a lot of minutes on the PK on a middle of the pack or better (don't recall where they finished exactly) team (and not a Lemaire coached team.)
For me, he's comfortably in the top 3 defensive forwards in the league. Don't agree in the least with some of the players ahead of him.

NobodyBeatsTheWiz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
03-02-2011, 03:00 PM
  #564
sk84fun_dc
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 16,113
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by NobodyBeatsTheWiz View Post
For me, he's comfortably in the top 3 defensive forwards in the league. Don't agree in the least with some of the players ahead of him.
Wow, ignore my comments, I misunderstood as I read your earlier post to mean you thought he was too high on the list. lol

sk84fun_dc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
03-02-2011, 03:06 PM
  #565
Capitlols
Blow it up
 
Capitlols's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Country: United States
Posts: 10,039
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by NobodyBeatsTheWiz View Post
For me, he's comfortably in the top 3 defensive forwards in the league. Don't agree in the least with some of the players ahead of him.
Oh I thought you meant Koivu was too high at #11. Agreed, though I always feel he gets overlooked defensively.

Capitlols is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
03-02-2011, 03:24 PM
  #566
Foy
Registered User
 
Foy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Country: United States
Posts: 20,946
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by NobodyBeatsTheWiz View Post
Koivu at 11 is a joke, IMO. Also think Hanzal, Zetterberg, ans Hossa should have been higher.
Datsuyk is a joke winning it. Explain to me how a player that doesn't kill penalties wins a defensive trophy.

Foy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
03-02-2011, 03:33 PM
  #567
Dream Big
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 4,221
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Millhaus View Post
Yeah there is a big difference between being able to speak a language well enough to be comfortable giving interviews in said language and speaking the language well enough to communicate with your teammates.

Semin speaks English well enough for the latter and I couldn't care less about the former.

I think Arnott speaking to Semin will be a good thing as then he will have more exposure to English. Hearing more English will help to instill more confidence. Just hanging with the Russian guys can't be helping him grow and learn a new language.

Also since Arnott is a 1,000 game vet. He won't be intimidated by Semin as a younger guy might be. Besides what could a younger guy tell/teach Semin whereas Arnott should be a fountain of knowledge. I think this is definitely a great situation.

Plus I like the idea of new eyes coming into the Caps group. You see things that those are always there don't and ask the why question.

Dream Big is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
03-02-2011, 03:38 PM
  #568
Mystlyfe
We're Touched
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 11,132
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrwarden View Post


Crosby finished behind Ovechkin, heh
Lol @ Mike Modano getting one 1st place vote and nothing else.

Quote:
Originally Posted by NobodyBeatsTheWiz View Post
For me, he's comfortably in the top 3 defensive forwards in the league. Don't agree in the least with some of the players ahead of him.
Top 3 defensive forwards or top 3 forwards at playing a two-way game? I have no question he's in the top 5 at playing both offensively and defensively, but Koivu isn't one of the best 3 defensive forwards in the game. There are plenty of defensive specialists who are better than him, but contribute little to nothing on the scoresheet.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Foy View Post
Datsuyk is a joke winning it. Explain to me how a player that doesn't kill penalties wins a defensive trophy.
Because the voters don't actually vote for the best defensive forward. They vote for it as basically "best two-way forward." Which is a complete joke, since that's not what the trophy's description is. You see a handful of voters on there that actually voted for pure defensive forwards (Vernon Fiddler, Blair Betts, etc.), but most of them vote for "two-way" guys like Datsyuk, Toews, and Kesler.

It's a freaking joke that Eric Fehr finished ahead of Brooks Laich in either a defensive forward or two-way forward contest.

Mystlyfe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
03-02-2011, 04:00 PM
  #569
Robert Theodorson
Registered User
 
Robert Theodorson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Washington DC
Country: United States
Posts: 7,347
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by CapitalsCup2012 View Post
Ranked right there with that defensive wizard Joe Thornton.
Someone thought Scott Gomez was the 3rd best defensive forward in the league also, I am wondering if I got into the wrong line of work.

Robert Theodorson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
03-02-2011, 08:51 PM
  #570
brs03
Coo coo ca cha!
 
brs03's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Maryland
Country: United States
Posts: 12,216
vCash: 500
http://www.clydeorama.com/2011/03/al...paign=blogpost



brs03 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
03-02-2011, 09:56 PM
  #571
NobodyBeatsTheWiz
Happy now?
 
NobodyBeatsTheWiz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Old Town
Posts: 18,141
vCash: 500
Yeah Caps pictures with Sheen quotes should about do it for avatars.

NobodyBeatsTheWiz is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Forum Jump


Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:18 AM.

monitoring_string = "e4251c93e2ba248d29da988d93bf5144"
Contact Us - HFBoards - Archive - Privacy Statement - Terms of Use - Advertise - Top - AdChoices

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. 2014 All Rights Reserved.