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wingedoctopus

  • joined Jun 20, 2013
  • last login Aug 21, 2014
  • posts 16
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Go Wings. Follow me on twitter @wingedoctopus if you want to read dumb comments about hockey things.

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Carry In My Wayward Sons

29

Possession is king. now we know a bit more about how to drive possession.

A Detroit Original

3

A Michigan-based company is repurposing broken hockey sticks for phone cases and we took it for a test-drive.

How much will Nyquist score?

40

We don't think he can keep up that shooting percentage, but there are lots of factors involved in scoring. What's a reasonable expectation for Gustav Nyquist?

Loyalty to Team or Player?

94

The UFA rush is mostly over, and if you're the type of hardcore hockey fan that reads hockey blogs in late July, you know that means it's officially now RFA season. Sure, most of the guys who don't...

Sneaky good or badly overplayed?

119

Brian Lashoff was brought up for a few games with the Red Wings last season in the 2013 rendition of Injury Apocalypse. When he managed to not suck in a heavily sheltered 3rd pairing role, he was...

Thank you, drive thru

64

Free agency starts on July 1st, and the ensuing mayhem is usually quite exciting and/or terrifying. For many fans who are the type to read blogs like this, you're already a die-hard. You know every...

Too Much Riskanen?

104

We continue looking at UFA defensemen targets for the Wings this offseason. This time, we'll dig into the numbers on the UFA likely to get the biggest payday.

The Stralman Argument

52

Would Anton Stralman be a good UFA target for the Wings? Let's take a closer look at his 2013-2014 performance.

Season Grades: Legwand, Sheahan, Jurco, Glendening

33

How well did the 4 mid-season additions perform?

Drinking it in

17

Nothing says sports fandom like laughing at people who take it too seriously.

Which Way to Go?

35

The Wings have to do something on defense this offseason. We'll explore two of the biggest options.

Evaluating Kyle Quincey

51

One of the most-maligned members of Detroit's defensive corps gets the advanced stats look he deserves.

FanPost
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Evaluating Jimmy Howard

There's a few funny narratives floating around for Jimmy Howard, and I wanted to see how they held up. The prevailing theory seems to want to place some of the blame at his feet for the recent two...

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Evaluating Brendan Smith

Back in November I did a piece on Tomas Tatar, taking an analytic look at his tremendous on-ice contributions, and his uncanny ability to make everyone he plays with better. I wanted to take a...

Fanpost: On Tomas Tatar

A look at the young Slovak's performance might surprise you, but it shouldn't.

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The Case For Justin Abdelkader

Justin Abdelkader this year was a fascinating experiment. Injuries hit the Wings hard, and suddenly we were looking at a world where Datsyuk was centering a line with Cleary and Abdelkader. Calling...

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