RNH: DOUG WEIGHT 2.0?

Robin Brownlee
August 12 2012 11:15AM

The Edmonton Oilers haven't had a player break the 80-point plateau since Doug Weight did it in 2000-01. The way I see it, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, who was eight years old when Weight accomplished the feat, will be the next – likely this coming season, the CBA willing.

It's been 11 seasons since Weight tallied 25-65-90 and the Oilers haven't had a player bump past the 80-point mark since then, although Jordan Eberle took a good run at it with 76 points last season and Ales Hemsky, who has breached the 70-point mark three times, had 77 in 2005-06.

While Eberle and Taylor Hall (if he can cut down on the number of headers he takes into the boards) are obviously candidates to join the 80-point club, I see Nugent-Hopkins, who had 18-34-52 in 62 games as a rookie in 2011-12, as the likeliest to achieve it first.

Nugent-Hopkins, 19, reminds me more than a little bit of Weight in terms of substance and style – he's smart, he's quick and shifty on his skates without possessing blazing top-end speed, he has excellent vision and anticipation and has a knack of putting the puck where his wingers can do something with it. And there's the number thing -- 39 and 93. If Weight is a distant memory for you, here's a video refresher

Those qualities aside, Nugent-Hopkins goes into 2012-13 with more firepower around him – Hall, Eberle, Hemsky and Nail Yakupov -- on the power play and as potential linemates than Weight ever enjoyed during his distinguished tenure wearing the oil drop.

WHAT'S REASONABLE?

In pegging Nugent-Hopkins for 80 points, I'm not talking about "Reasonable Expectations," as defined in the series Lowetide provides ON readers. That's a different measure – more of a bottom line. I'm talking about my expectations for the coming season – the top-end of what I believe Nugent-Hopkins is capable of as this point in his career.

I'm not using spreadsheets and a whole bunch (any) advanced statistical analysis here. The Bronte 5000, a Commodore 64 in the context of today's technology, is simply not capable of processing it.

In simple terms, if you project the 18-34-52 numbers Nugent-Hopkins produced in 62 games as a rookie -- .29 GPG, .55 APG and .84 PPG – straight across over 82 games, you get 24-45-69. Hey, Brownlee, that's not 80 . . .

Of course, it's not as simple as that and this is where my head begins to hurt – what about ice time, power play time, linemates, quality of competition, zone starts and all that other stuff (that goes into making an educated guess)? Insert sound of my brain flipping inside my skull here.

MY BOTTOM LINE

. . . While Nugent-Hopkins won't get as many protected minutes as he did from Tom Renney last season, he will certainly play more than the 17:36 he averaged last season as the clear-cut No.1 center right out of the gate under Ralph Krueger.

. . . I don't see anything unsustainable in the 13.4 shooting percentage had last season. It's not so high (Eberle was at 18.9) a marked drop-off seems likely and not so low that I see huge room for improvement.

. . . I think the Oilers will score more goals than the 212 (including shootout wins) they had last season. How many more? If a much-improved power play can stay in the top-10, I don't think 235-240 is unreasonable. RNH will be in on a greater share of those than he was last season.

Numbers aside, I like the way Nugent-Hopkins thinks the game and, like Eberle (and Weight), he has an understated competitive streak that drives him to prove doubters and critics wrong – the SIUTBOHC factor. Remember that fluke fall into the boards that cost him the Calder Trophy? Fuel.

On top of the ability to process the game and the I'll-show-you streak, Nugent-Hopkins is smart. I'm not concerned he won't be able to sneak up on anybody as a sophomore or that his name will be circled on white boards around the league. Yes, opponents have had a season to compile a book on Nugent-Hopkins. The flipside is he's had a year to size them up, as well.

Move over, Douglas. RNH is on the way. I'd bet sooner than later.

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#1 Robin Brownlee
August 12 2012, 08:47PM
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@NewAgeSys

Please provide us with more detail about the system you touched on.

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#2 OB1 Team Yakopov - F.S.T.N.F
August 13 2012, 12:53PM
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Some weird, weird dudes on the internet.

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#3 Archaeologuy
August 14 2012, 08:51AM
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I invented a Banana peeler once. Turns out people wouldnt buy it because "their own freakin hands" seemed to be working just fine for them.

They had no respect for my New Peel System. It revolutionizes the peeling of Bananas by unlocking the untapped potential of the colour spectrum and its positive energy fliud like movements THAT WE ALL USE INTUITIVELY.

I am no ordinary inventor, I dont ask, "What do we need?" or "How can I change lives?" Instead, I ask "How can I peel this G#d-D@mned Banana without getting my fingers ooky from the under side of the peel?" Well the New Peel System will do just that. It requires only the NPS tool...and a Banana. I've shown this tool to monkeys at the zoo and within minutes they Peeled more bananas than previous, just CHECK THE DATA. The zookeepers couldnt explain it but put any one of those smoking monkeys on a POLYGRAPH and they will spill the beans faster than you can Peel a Banana, WHICH WILL BE LIGHTNING FAST with the New Peel System.

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#4 a lg dubl dubl
August 12 2012, 11:25AM
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Im hoping the Oilers retire Weights #. Sure he didn't get us the cup in his time here, but he was one h3ll of a leader, played his heart out and lead the team in points for a number of years. Last but not least he wore the logo with PRIDE.

RETIRE WEIGHTS 39 TO THE RAFTERS!!!!!

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#5 Wanyes bastard child
August 13 2012, 06:25PM
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@NewAgeSys

So... do you have a real name or something tangible that you can provide for us curious types that we can google to research your claims or are we all just supposed to believe in the words of some random internet guy on a blog?

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#6 MVParkerknox
August 12 2012, 12:28PM
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Agreed...he will be the too dog as far as points go this year. Also any way you can find out what MY corsi numbers would project at the NHL level? I once scored 15 goals in bantam house league back in 1994...all arrows were pointing up.

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#7 AutoOiler
August 12 2012, 07:50PM
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You Sir have made me very drunk. At the start of your post... around the third NewAge System I decided I would take a drink Of my rum and coke every time you said NewAge System do I wound having 4 rum and cokes. So now I am drunk and angry. Do you know why good sir, well I'll tell yeah. That is what rum does, it makes you drunk and Captian crazy kicks in. You are a liar sir. Everyone knows Stoll can't read. It was Penner who stole your system.'or Green.

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#8 Halfwise
August 12 2012, 08:42PM
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Had the N.A.S. been described in 3 paragraphs I might have been interested. Instead I am just offended. Don't come back, whoever you are.

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#9 TigerUnderGlass
August 13 2012, 01:03PM
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Close call. I almost started to read that.

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#10 BurkeTheTurd
August 13 2012, 01:13PM
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I can't imagine how good he is at creating a play in NHL 2012 on playstation.

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#11 Robin Brownlee
August 13 2012, 05:45PM
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All that's missing here is the one time only offer of 10 CDs for three easy payments of $299.95 plus a nominal fee ($1,599) for shipping.

Who's the friggin' crap-for-brains knucklehead who asked this kook for more details?

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#12 TigerUnderGlass
August 14 2012, 10:55AM
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to top it off in my second chess game ever I two moved an experienced player mostly because I understood the concepts of time and space as applied to a chess board and the capabilitys of the pieces

Unfortunately I missed most of this thread, but I wanted to note that the comment above is far and away my favorite from this thread and has been underrated by all of you so far. Please give this comment its due or I too will invent a "special" hockey system.

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#13 vetinari
August 12 2012, 12:19PM
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RNH thinks the game at such a superior level and does have a lot of Weight-like qualities to him. I love the statistical articles other contributors have authored, however, I think that sometimes they miss the intangibles. Most careers go in arcs and are influenced by things such as coaches, line mates, injuries and personal matters (such as marriages, divorces, births, deaths, etc.) going on during a player's season. These all affect a player's potential. As for RNH, I will do ya one better: I predict he'll be our best shot at the next 100 point player on our team. He's smart, plays centre (most likely to get a touch on the puck), and is going to have some killer line mates for the next three seasons or more... all ingredients for a Sakic-like season.

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#14 The Soup Fascist
August 12 2012, 08:21PM
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The New Age System must be like the Flames "system". Bore the other team into submission. Very effective.

Dude seriously, 35 paragraphs. I have a blister on my scrolling thumb.

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#15 Next up, is Connor McJesus.
August 13 2012, 02:54PM
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@NewAgeSys

You know Newage, i'm actually starting to feel a little sorry for you. How much time must've been wasted on this venture.

How is it possible to implement a broadbased system like you've dreamed up here when every players reflex/reactions/instincts will be different? Where does a team forced to use contractually obligated players sit in regards to strengths and weaknesses fall in all this, a team without a No.1 or 2 blueliner, a team with questionable goaltending, a team where the top 6 is a work in progress?

Do you have any actual acknowledgement that a pro hockey club has used your system exclusively and been successful with it. Did Daryl Suter send you a Stanley Cup ring as well?

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#17 justDOit
August 12 2012, 11:47AM
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After watching a video of RNH highlights, I think that's a very good comparable - not perfect, but very good.

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#18 Max Powers - Team HME Evans
August 12 2012, 12:05PM
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If RNH is anything like Dougie Weight, I'm going to have 2 all time favorite players by the time the Nuge retires.

God bless #39 - he is/was a deity to me.

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#19 Calvin
August 12 2012, 07:23PM
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Peff wrote:

Hmm... 93 .... 39 you may be onto something

Also: Weight's career with the Oilers began in 1993 - the same year Nuge's life began.

The Force works in mysterious ways...

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#20 Archaeologuy
August 12 2012, 07:26PM
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So that was odd...

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#21 16konst
August 12 2012, 08:03PM
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@NewAgeSys

I must say, listening to your post converted to speech was some of the best entertainment i've had on this site. Also, thanks for this:

"The NewAge Hockey System that I created in my liveing room in Edmonton"

For confirming my immediate suspicion that the "NewAge Hockey System" was throughly tested on a Sega Genesis.

Back to the Weight love-fest.. THough I could name many, my favorite "weight trait" has to be how he was such a deceptive hitter. You didn't know if he was going to dangle you, or put his shoulder/rear end right through you. I see a little of that in the Nuge, in how he really knows how to use his small frame to separate people from the puck. My biggest question about him would be, can he stay healthy for the vast majority of his Oiler career? Something Weight was certainly able to accomplish.

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#22 The Soup Fascist
August 13 2012, 11:02AM
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@the big GRIGowski

All morning I have been using the "3-dimensional visualization" technique, specifically Sofia Vergara in a bikini, showing up at my office with 6 malt beverages on ice.

So far ..... nothin'

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#23 The Soup Fascist
August 13 2012, 11:11AM
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My boss would likely agree with that sentiment.

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#24 NewAgeSys
August 13 2012, 02:18PM
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@Next up, is Connor McJesus.

My belief is that I have created the most dynamic purely offensive system of playing ice hockey ever witnessed by anyone anywhere.And it is original to me.

As for your "borrowing" comments designed to subtely undermine the uniqueness and originality of my Systems dynamics,please think of it this way,I havent claimed an ability to pull majic hockey plays no one has seen before out of my tophat,ok,nice try.

Put three identical piles of ingredients on a table and ask three people to execute the same recipie under the same conditions and see what three results you end up with,you will have three very different sets of cookies my friend,because all three people will interpret the recipie and express that through their actions differently while at the same time try to reach an identical outcome.

The ingredients are equivilant to the "common hockey plays"the methodology and machinations behind the rest of the process preceding the tastetest or the result are MINE and MINE alone,and this set of uniquely initiated situational dynamics expressed in a timely chronological order and then repeated means that MY NewAge hockey System is being initiated.

So yes in fact I have created and presented a NewAge Hockey System that has already been used to win a Cup by the LA Kings in its first year of release,tack on the Oilers farm teams paralell sucess as well,I dont have time to prove it now,but later.

I do believe i have in fact re-invented 5 on 5 hockey,and the differences are so profound on a fundamental level that they cannot be denied as being new and original to the NewAge Hockey System.

This is a little more than tweaking it is more like a Purple Nurple to traditional hockey in almost every way.

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#25 The Soup Fascist
August 13 2012, 04:21PM
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@NewAgeSys

OK I will play along, New Age Sys. Here is a simple question. The Oilers appear they will have a top 6 comprised mainly of smallish, inexperienced but skilled forwards. Under NewAge Sys (shouldn't there be a trademark icon after that?), how would you deploy them for maximum effectiveness without getting squashed like bugs by the brutal top D's and bigger forward they will be facing?

Now the challenge, should you choose to accept it Mr. Phelps, is the following:

a) Your answer cannot include trading for Lucic, Couturier, Backes, et al b) PLEASE, keep the answer less than 500 words. Honestly, I have the attention span of a ...... sorry what were we talking about?

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#29 the big GRIGowski
August 14 2012, 02:17AM
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The best part of this drama?

Everytiime I refresh I get to see the Nuge.

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#30 Mulli35
August 15 2012, 01:41AM
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7 minute ABS!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRdWntqCLwg

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#31 Peff
August 12 2012, 11:18AM
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Hmm... 93 .... 39 you may be onto something

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#32 DieHard
August 12 2012, 11:52AM
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I 100% agree. This is a special player and with the talent around him - a scoring machine will appear.

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#33 Rama Lama
August 12 2012, 12:32PM
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RNH will be a much more dominant player than Weight.........IMHO. We got Weight when he had already established himself as a NHL player, and his stock rose with each game he played. He was really only hampered by the quality of the players he played with..........great Oiler all around.

RNH is more cerebral and with a man body will be a more dominant player than Weight........I would compare him more to Sakic.

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#34 Rose Colored Glasses
August 12 2012, 02:43PM
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I think it will be EBS but is it not nice to see that we could have 3 maybe 4 potential guys to reach this mark.

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#35 Jigga
August 12 2012, 03:21PM
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Sorry to go off topic. But if cba negotiations do not improve and the 2012-13 is lost. What will happen with the draft? Will they hold the draft and just have a 2013-14 super draft? Or will the NHL just draft this year based on last years standings?

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#36 Westcoastoil
August 12 2012, 03:50PM
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I was around for the glory cup years and Weight is one of my favorite players of all time. Period. Sublime talent, incredible captain and ambassador for the city and one of the nicest/classiest guys you could find. Be happy to see the old boys network poach him from the Island

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#37 vetinari
August 12 2012, 03:59PM
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Re: CBA wiping out this season... I doubt a lockout would last a whole season because we're talking about a multi-billion dollar business and both sides can't afford to go that route again. But if it did, I suspect that there would be a special lotto to give every team a shot at the #1 and a one year special draft that maybe would an extra few rounds.

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#38 harp
August 12 2012, 04:57PM
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I've followed the Oilers for 30 years and Dougie is my favorite. Amazing player/leader/ambassador as west coast oil said. Tambi should get canned, Mact should be the GM and Dougie should be asst GM.

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#39 Robin Brownlee
August 12 2012, 05:21PM
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Rama Lama wrote:

RNH will be a much more dominant player than Weight.........IMHO. We got Weight when he had already established himself as a NHL player, and his stock rose with each game he played. He was really only hampered by the quality of the players he played with..........great Oiler all around.

RNH is more cerebral and with a man body will be a more dominant player than Weight........I would compare him more to Sakic.

Weight finished with 1,033 points playing, a lot of seasons, with a whole lot of nothing on bad-to-mediocre teams.

I like RNH a lot, and I think he can be in Weight's league, but "much more dominant" is a tad premature, no?

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#40 Oiler Al
August 12 2012, 05:28PM
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Would be great to see Weight on the coaching staff. Beats the heck out of "My Buddy" Buchberger, and " Let me get one for the other team" Smith.

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#41 Dog Train
August 12 2012, 05:30PM
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My guess is that he will lead us in points this season. He will never have a shortage of snipers on his wings and he should be the go-to PP option. I will say something around the 75-80 point mark.

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#42 D
August 12 2012, 05:59PM
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Getting to experience the Oilers in the 1980s made it hard to appreciate Doug Weight and what he brought to the ice. It would be nice to see RNH match Weight's success. It would be even nicer to see RNH fall somewhere between Weight and the 80's superstars.

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#43 oilabroad
August 12 2012, 06:51PM
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I actually have to agree to Rama Lama. I don't recall when Dougie started to put it all together that first year after joining the oil but he was not an 18 year old kid... so although I agree with Robin that its too early to make that comparison, its also fair to say if we compared their 1st year after the draft its no comparison there either; RNH is far superior

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#44 NewAgeSys
August 12 2012, 07:00PM
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Weight certainly had elite vision and he knew how to initiate offense but he also played in a different era,Weight wouldnt put up those numbers in todays game,close but not there.

Doug weight was a half-boards wizard so he tried to utilise three transitions and always had at least one up-speed player comeing in to support his zone entry,LA used the same tactic in their playoff drive,it is basic stuff in the NewAge Hockey System.

If we play the NewAge System this year in Edmonton,Nuge will rack up the assists and the goals,he will actually be forced to score more than usual,he wont have to work as hard to terminate plays with a goal.

I loved Doug Weight as a player and his ability to think the game would be an awsome asset for the Oilers of today,I watched and listened to Weight as the playoff progressed,and I know he understood what LA was doing completely,because they were useing the NewAge system and weight had to have recognised all of his old moves because his game was built around a possesion/transition mindset.

Nuges sucess statisticly as well as everyones will be system dependant,if we play a version of the NewAge System I think he will certainly approach 80 points,but I dont think he will be the first to get there next year,and i dont think he is ready to lead the team on the scoreboard unless we play an offensive system.

In my opinion Sam Gagner needs to teach for another year before Nuge will take over,but Sam is elevateing himself again so we need to let him drive for another year or two.

Given equal icetime on the 1st and 2nd lines respectively,Sam and Nuge will be hard to seperate,because of Sams evolved understanding of the NewAge System and its contrast to the hybrid most teams play,his vision has found another level,an unnatural one,a learned one, this is why I am repeatedly saying his big night will be repeated more than once,I dont think Nuge has entered Sams zone yet,not at all,Nuge will get his points as he climbs the learning curve,but Sams years of hybrid learning combined with his NewAge System graduate course put him in a better position to consistantly provide multi-point nights by repeatedly victimising teams before they can adjust,and this ability comes from system understanding and experience,both of which Gagner has more of at this point. I think we will see hemsky and Yakupov with Gagner on the second line and if thats the case remember Hemsky is in his prime and has been due to bust the ppg level for a long time,he might get healthy and along with Nail help Sammy push for the team points lead from the 2nd line ,just saying.

Nuge likes the half-boards because he likes the transition game,however so far he has usually found himself on the halfboards not off smooth transitional rushes but from puck recoverys--reduceing his time to make decisions.Weight attained the halfboard choke point where d-men back off by useing smooth zone transitions,not by haveing the puck dug out and passed to him,Weight entered the zone in control.Nuge has been forced to gain control after a zone recovery in most cases,if we play the NewAge System Nuge will get a smooth zone entry and immediate offensive opportunity on EVERY RUSH,for 60 mins.

The trap killed weights style because transitions were impossible to execute consistantly,but eight years or ten years ago teams started playing a hybrid system that eliminated the traps attractiveness because the hybrid allowed a few degree more offense,nothing overwhelming but enough to send the trap packing.The hybrid is the system that most NHL teams use a variant of today it is essentially a child of the trap and offensive set play hockey .The NewAge Hockey System that I created in my liveing room in Edmonton is the next step in NHL hockeys evolution,the NewAge System is is a revolutionary offensively superior system designed to generate terminal offense for 60mins.It is designed to dissect hybrid systems and the trap cannot achieve any more sucess than the hybrid,in fact less.

Dougie Weights style is naturally incorporated into the newAge System because he emulated Gretzky in a lot of ways,so you immediatly see how Weights style naturally fits into the NewAge Systems vision of the game.

The difference is this,Wayne and Douglas would threaten you with the transition entry and many times take it in on their own,but with the NewAge System the transition is comeing EVERY time,Weight would have been in heaven and had a lot less injuries.

Doug Weight controlled the gameclock the same way my NewAge System controls it,by useing a possesion/transition style of play that is catalysed by pure unadultered offense for 60mins,with the mindset that defense is a product of failed offense and indicates an immediate need to reinitiate that offense,NOT a need to tighten up even more defensively. The NewAge System has no set plays and is 100% offense for 60 mins with no let up from any line,every line is system directed towards complete offense for 60 mins.There are no job descriptions beyond system asset.Not positionally or any other way,when you commit to the NewAge System you commit to a winning attitude and perspective and you evolve beyond positional mindsets.

Dougie would have loved it,as he loved watching the playoffs,if i was sitting beside him I would tell him I was laughing every time i saw him on TV analysing a game--because the system adjustments LA used from my NewAge System which took them to the cup were ALL BAR NONE Doug Weight inspired core value offensive plays comeing off a third transition useing an upspeed man,especially the cross ice shot from the right face-off circle that forced the tenders to make an uncontrollable toe-save that was essentially a PASS off the rebound to an UPSPEED player comeing in as Weight used to bring them in,I could literally see Dougs eyes light up and hear him clenching his jaw every time he saw his best plays being developed out there by the LA kings,ha ha ha he had to have wondered how they nailed it so well.I can still see Dougie gaining the zone with enough speed to back the d-men in and then floating back to that exact spot looking for a cross ice pass.Divine.I wonder if Doug heard of Moma2 last year??I did contact several playoff teams and teach them how to negate LAs transition game,two almost turned it around---but I always waited for the Kings to take the first one out of respect for their useing my system,had they aknowledged me publicly i wouldnt have made the cup run so hard by offering system data to the opposition---should have said thank you Stolly,you got pretty lucky there a few times and i know it.

Doug Weight is one of my favorite Oilers of all time and I offered St.Louis NewAge System data last year as well which they eventually tried to implement,but remember I was a maverick and had no way to conventionally get the data to the right people quickly.

Doug would immediatly grasp the NewAge Systems core values better than almost even Wayne Gretzky because of Weights experiences against the trap and his knowledge of its evolution in the game.Weight played in prey systems while Wayne only played in a predator system for the majority of his career.Both with elite vision and recognition of the importance of a possesion/transition style of game.

I would love to talk with them both regarding my NewAge System,I think LAs application caught both their attentions,to bad LA wont have the rest of the system data next year,this means that the adjustments to the hybrid they scalped from my Oilers intended web posts which i later specificly provided to their playoff opponents for a tactical reason benefitting Edmonton THIS year---will not be of much use to them as the entire league will have already broken down their hybrid adjustments and made their own simple adjustments thereby iniating what is called a system check-mate,its a trap-like result,a lot of moveing but not much scoreing.

The adjustments to the hybrid i seeded in LA and on our farm team as well as the Oilers will be ESSENTIAL for all other NHL teams to implement,because if they dont then what LA did last year will happen to them and their unadjusted hybrid.The sweetest part,and Dougie would love this,is that they all just recieved two core values related to the "base" of the NewAge Hockey System,I did not release tactical core values related to the integration of consistant and effective offense into that "base"which they modeled their hybrid after.Hence LAs method of winning games off of seeming one-man superman efforts over and over,those were specific system generated goals not superman efforts,the Kings were initiating them through system execution,they were extending the defense until they exposed offensive opportunitys that did not involve set plays--it was a system generated dynamic not heros.

My NewAge System does not incorporate any of the hybrids core values,only the methods we saw the Kings adjust their hybrid with,ones catalysed from the "base"of the NewAge System.

The "hybrid"or "evolved trap" system which the majority of NHL teams play is natural prey for the NewAge System,it is a diametric opposite and if ANY team uses my newAge Hockey System against hybrid systems for 82 games they will be on their way to a cup,because no team has an answer because most dont even have a clue what it is yet.

Remeber LAs best games last year came off of only the "base" of the system I am offering the Oilers,a system I personally designed and created with their team persona in mind.And I spread some of the basic data around tacticly so already other teams are mastering the adjustments,all of which play into the Oilers hands if we initiate the NewAge System from the beginning of the year.Teams will have to be evolveing from a hybrid to an adjusted hybrid to experience sucess against LA style adjustments,or into PREY for our offensive system .The NewAge System is NOT a "hybrid" it is a pure unadultered offensively catalysed system.The newAge System was DESIGNED to defeat hybrid systems naturally,they are its prey.

A team playing the NewAge System will make LAs adjusted hybrid look like they made a traditional hybrid look last year as they steamrolled to the cup,the dominance will be that great,imagine if Stolly had posted some thank yous on the Oilers site and i had shown them how to initiate offense into their adjusted hybrid??Then another team would be on the NewAge Systems evolutionary path besides the Oilers for whom the system was created and intended for.

If any of Dougies friends or aquaintences read this tell him to post to me here and ask him to thank the Blues for their aknowledgement last year.The Oilers havent decided to aknowledge me as the creator of a hockey system they actually have the nerve to use,they have assimilated my data and benefitted from it but banned me from their website and suppressed the facts that the system they are trying to learn is called the NewAge Hockey System and it was created my me,in its totality.I have many examples of game day threads where I posted system adjustments online that were immediatly initiated in realtime out on the ice,proveing that my data was immediatly incorporated into an NHL game literally seconds after it was posted on-line,my system data was all strictly NewAge Hockey System based and was original enough that the Oilers cant claim i am a lucky guesser,it is factual proof and there is a lot of it that has been actively suppressed.I asked to be aknowledged by the oilers and I asked for a job with them after I realised they were in fact consistantly utilising my data from the GDT threads in actual NHL games with great sucess.The result was a ban from their site for requesting a job from them and for discussing specific system related topics and specific player related topics online.They actually asked me to not post system or player specific data online on the website!!I refused and told them I would accept the banning.They wouldnt aknowledge me or hire me but they wanted to keep scalping my system data that i had initially created for them and was trying to freely give them seeking only validation on the site where i presented them with the NewAge System data,they thought I was a nutjob and their video coach scalped my credit and suppressed me as the source,Momma2 was the poster who provided the NewAge System data that the Oilers ,Kings and our farm team ALL sucessfully used last year.

This is why I only released partial system data through several core value components that could be added to the hybrid system without surrendering tactical control of the NewAge System to anyone but the Oilers,I kept the majority of my data private.Imagine me last year trying to get this data to the Oilers bench through the internet??I asked to be hired so I could keep the data off-line and exclusive,but i was turned away,used and igneored,but with the same spirit as Dougie Weight I didnt give up--I kept posting and prodding until I saw changes happening and the Oilers trying out the NewAge System --unfortunately Jarret Stoll was also on the Oilers site freely reading data AT THE EXACT same time i was directly forced by the oilers to make public,and look where it took him??

LA implemented my online NewAge System adjustments to THEIR hybrid AS PER MY ONLINE PROVISION when the OILERS were supposed to be the ones walking the system to a Stanley Cup!!!!!

After contacting the St.Louis Blues last year and learning about the job that an NHL video coach does ,i realised that my system data was being used online and the source was being suppressed,in other words someone was relaying my exact specific and original adjustments and data in realtime to the coaches on the ice,and they were utilising this data effectively and consistantly.I was suppressed,someone used me and my system,and refused to even validate me as the system designer and creator,they didnt even take the time

The sad part is that the correct Oilers people never got all of the data that was available to them through the creator of the NewAge Hockey System itself ,ME.This caused a mess that was not needed or caused for,the team was struggling internally to find the path that yeilded the best results and that was the NewAge System,but the evolution and growth was purposefully slowed to a near stop by someone.

I have already heard Mr.Krueger refer in the press to the fact we might see offense reminiscent of the Oilers 80s powerplay this year,well for the record,my entire NewAge Hockey System is based off of the Oilers powerplay of the 80s and how Wayne Gretzky used it to change the entire game of hockey,see friends I created a system that is able to incorporate this set of core value components into a 5 on 5 system of offense.A complete team system based off of just the Oilers 80s powerplay sucess and Waynes manipulation of the dynamics that created an opportunity for that sucess to materialise.There is no system in hockey anywhere that is like the NewAge Hockey System--not even remotely.It is absolutely original to me and I am its creator,so obviously mr.Krueger has been reading my posts as well as he has directly referenced the history and chronology of the NewAge Hockey System,it is impossible that both he and I created a paralell system off of Waynes operation of the 80s Oilers powerplay!!Impossible,so this means he is already indirectly onboard.

As i have added to my posts since last year,if anyone reads this speil and gets it to an Oiler with pull,I can verify everything i have claimed,for goodness sakes even Pat Quinn was useing my data in the dressing room and on the ice,and in the media,and I can PROVE IT.If I were an Oilers fan and supporter i would be really curious about this story,I would want to know if it was true,because if there was a fan trying to give the Oilers a new and superior system of hockey on their website and they took his data and suppressed him,without actually retaining him to help the team---them the LA kings rode that EXACT SYSTEM to the Stanley Cup ,I might be a little interested.Toss in the fact that our farm team iniated the newAge System at the same time that LA did and the Oilers tried to and you have the makeings of a blockbuster story,the EveryMan who from his keyboard in front of his couch at home initiated changes in the game of hockey and actually was calling in shots to a professional NHL hockey teams bench,shots that were LISTENED TO AND ACTED ON IMMEDIATLY WITH GREAT SUVCESS.

Because that is what my family got to watch the last two years from my liveing room,and it was a blast believe me,being validated by the Oilers would be nice but seeing the looks on my familys face as I uploaded system data and adjustments to the Oilers that they could sit there and watch instituted in realtime on the ice was and is priceless,that Oilers Video Coach owes me his job for stealing his thunder,whoever it is they should be offering me half their paycheques from last year.

Any cub reporter could put together a TSN half hour show from this story it is that incredible,and imagine getting to ask Stoll and Sutter ect exactly where they got the inspiration for the adjustments they made that won them a cup??Imagine Sutters look??Ha ha ha. It was fun enough listening to the reporters asking Renney how it was possible for the team to play dead hockey one night and then suddenly dominate everyone,then play dead hockey again,ha ha ha,they didnt know he was very cautiously experimenting with a new system that he didnt have a book on,because I AM THE BOOK on the Newage Hockey System.Had someone extended a hand last year we would have easily made the playoffs,instead i fought an uphill battle trying to introduce my system ,thankfully with help from a lot of players who were also keeping track of the online posts the message finally got through somehow.Now I am waiting to see if Mr.Kreuger has the intestinal fortitude to step up to the plate and shake my hand as the creator of a new and superior system of playing hockey that both he personally and his team have already validated through their initiation of its core values into their hybrid system already.I didnt go anywhere,and i am still prepared to play ball.

In todays world with the internet we hear about all kinds of very real and very incredible things almost daily,well lets get it straight,there is a new kid in town in the NHL,and its ME--and I am carrying the NewAge Hockey System strapped to my hip and its fully loaded,I am a savant and an intuit,these are my natural skills,I am able to create and implement a new and superior system of playing NHL hockey,a system of pure unadultered offense.I can sit on my couch and adjust an NHL team in real time as well as any coach i have ever watched.I was a dominant athlete as a young man who was the Most Outstanding male Athlete in his high school.I was always at least two steps,usually three ahead of competitors in every sport or competative dynamic i ever entered into ,it was natural.I am an intuative Communicator,this means I am a visual thinker first and this allows me to read people better than most and to communicate with every mindset out there.

When i watch an NHL game,if i am interested,i am literally three steps ahead of the play both ways,i am predicting accurately what players will do in a ridiculous manner with crazy accuracy.It is a remnant of my competition days combined with my Intuative communication style i developed as i aged.

I can seriously call in adjustments that are actually countering an opposeing coaches future adjustments before they even make them,I can lure a coach into reacting very easily with minor seemingly innocous adjustments and then predict their reaction and use that momentum against them.It is called Intuative Anticipation,or really good guessing running in the high 90% in accuracy. Really I dont know how I can do it any more than I know how I used to beat 6'2 guys on basketball tipoffs at 5'7.It just happens because i need it to happen,and because i am an intuative Communicator by nature I can actually visually put myself in another players shoes and dynamic in real time as i am competeing,it is like i have an extra viewscreen from above everyone,because i am formulateing that view sheerly in my mind as a visual thinker,I am "creating"the view of how i want the play to go and then superimposeing it on what everyone else is actually seeing and doing.it is complicated to explain because it sounds goofy,but you need to visualise a dynamic before you can manifest it or make it happen,and because ANYTHING IS REALLY POSSIBLE,if you can manage to do this visualisation BEFORE everyone else you get to write the story how you choose ,win or lose,you take the decision makeing ability away from your opponent even beyond physical competition on the ice.Ask Ebbs how he does his majic--in his own words he will say the same thing,and so will Sammy if you ask him how he managed his Big Night.It is what it is,and unless you can do this and have competed with a lot of other people it is very hard to grasp and understand.Technically it is called 3 dimensional visualisation and anyone can do it with practice,but some of us are born professionals.Just try lieing to one of us,it will seem impossible to snake around our mindsets and lie to us,we will bust you almost to easily,based on circumstantial details you will not even consider.How do you think I know Jarret Stoll was the conduit for my Newage System data to enter LAs dressing room??Small details he didnt realise were unique and original and initiated by the system he was applying,he left a clear trail of popcorn kernals,ha ha ha.Same with every game last year when the Oilers tried initiating adjustments from the newage System to their hybrid,trails of popcorn kernals everywhere i looked.All documented online.

If I had a player like Doug Weight to teach the NewAge System,with his natural vision and understanding of transition importance we could build a playoff team in one year,out of any group out there.Hint hint.I am hungry for validation and hungry to see the full NewAge System being executed at a high level for 82 games in the NHL,and as the Oilers and I cant seem to meet along the way,I might decide to unload my NewAge system data somewhere and wash my hands of this NHL stuff,the way the Oilers have treated me so far has left a bad taste in my mouth,and although I am aware they are only one example of pro hockey management and there is a high likelyhood that the video coach was scalping my data and the Oilers brass havent a clue who the heck I am, I have already invested thousands of hours and over two years in the creation and introduction of this NewAge Hockey System,and am loseing interest and motivation,please note that only a fraction of my system data has been released,LA aint seen nothin yet folks.

Heres to the Oilers playing the NewAge System next year and to Dougies mark of 80 plus points falling by the wayside to Gagner or Ebbs.

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#45 Archaeologuy
August 12 2012, 07:26PM
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#46 Hayek
August 12 2012, 07:39PM
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RNH definitely has the pedigree and the potential, but just keep in mind the areas in which he lacks.

1) Attrocious on the faceoff dot 2) Poor defensively 3) Poor in corners

His positives obviously outweigh his negatives, however they linger to reduce the amount of ice time that he can receive. To get those empty net points, you're going to have to win a faceoff to be put on the ice. To increase EV ice time late in games, he'll probably have to get better defensively.

Great comparison to Weight though, seems like a very similar style.

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#47 Wanyes bastard child
August 12 2012, 08:49PM
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Robin Brownlee wrote:

Please provide us with more detail about the system you touched on.

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#48 Tim Thurmeier
August 12 2012, 09:08PM
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You created the New Age System in your living room in Edmonton? Are you sure it wasn't in your Mom's basement while you were eating Chitos in your PJ's?

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#49 Bicepus Maximus - Huge fan boy!
August 12 2012, 09:17PM
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Is this some kind of a sick attention span joke? I quit!

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#50 The Soup Fascist
August 12 2012, 09:25PM
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Wanye, what do you charge for infomercials on ON Radio and Blogsite? I invented a juicer / grill combination in my living room. I think ON viewers would be a great target audience.

Jarret Stoll's abs which allowed him to attract such uberhotties as Rachel Hunter and Paulina Gretzky are a direct result of my juicer / grill.

Please send rates .... And a sticker.

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