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  1. krsmith17

    2019 Draft

    You're the only person on here that I resort to the ol "you're dumb" argument... Read into that what you will...
  2. krsmith17

    2019 Draft

    Nah, you're just too dumb to understand it...
  3. krsmith17

    2019 Draft

    I highly doubt that. I bet it would be closer to a 50/50 split than every single GM in the league thinking Brannstrom is better than Rasmussen... You're missing the point... again... General Managers rarely ever "reach" or "go off the board" with their picks, especially picks in the top 10. I'm sure it happens, but those GM's are dumb, and eventually get fired... The ONLY time a GM should ever pick a player of "need", is when that player is viewed by the scouting staff to be the best player available, or at least in the same tier as the best players available. I'm sure Bergevin had Kotkaniemi in the same tier as some of the other players mentioned, but decided to take the center. Same goes for Sieder. I'm sure Yzerman had him in the same tier as a few other players, but decided to take the defenseman. Whatever though. Don't believe Yzerman when he says that he had Seider "right at 6" on his list...
  4. krsmith17

    2019 Draft

    I'm sure Holland had several names on his list as well. You wanted one of Brannstrom, Valimaki or Liljegren? It's still very possible that Rasmussen ends up better than any of those players. Unfortunately you couldn't have picked all three, so which one would you have taken? Brannstrom? He's a high-end prospect, but he could top out as a decent 2nd pair defenseman that puts up 25-35 points per season. What if Rasmussen becomes a 2nd line winger that puts up 45-55 points per season? Which player is more valuable? Debatable... We're also using hindsight of the past two seasons, something teams don't have on the draft floor. Like I said, I wanted Vilardi. He may end up being a complete bust... I see you're not going to give up on the "targeting a need" bulls***, so whatever. I'm done trying to convince you otherwise. I will say one last thing regarding the bold though... The Habs would not have picked Kotkaniemi if they thought Zadina or Tkachuk or anyone else was going to be the better player. I highly doubt they thought Kotkaniemi was going to be a 2nd line center and Zadina and Tkachuk were going to be 1st line wingers, and took what they believed was the lesser player... They likely seen Kotkaniemi as a 1C and Zadina as a 1W, and because they seen the two players similarly skilled, they decided to take the center that also fills a direct need. Maybe Yzerman sees Zegras as a potential 1C, Cozens as a potential 1W and Seider as a potential 1D. He feels that their ceiling respective to their position is more or less equal, so he took what you and others believe to be the "biggest need". I believe Cozens would have filled a bigger need, but what do I know...
  5. krsmith17

    2019 Draft

    Why is 2017 "turning into s***"? Because our late round picks turned out to be s***? That's going to happen more often than not. It's still very possible that Rasmussen could be a top six winger / power-play specialist, capable of 25 goals, 25 assists. Would I have taken someone different? Absolutely. However, the player I was pushing hardest for was Vilardi, and who knows if he'll ever play, let alone be an impact player. I also liked Necas and Liljegren over Rasmussen, but whatever. It's also possible that Lindstrom could be a top four defenseman / penalty killer, capable of 10 goals, 20 assists. We also have Petruzzelli that could still become an NHL goaltender... I think any year you "hit" on 3+ players, it's a very successful draft. I don't think a single person would argue that we undoubtedly took the best players available with each and every selection. A few people, including myself, mentioned players we would have preferred with our first 5 picks. I would have been happier with this draft if we had taken Cozens, Lavoie, Leason, Legare, Beaucage, but I'm not going to assume Yzerman and co have no idea what they're doing because they "went off the board" or "reached" based on other scouts / analysts rankings...
  6. krsmith17

    2019 Draft

    Did you see "star upside" three years, two days after we drafted Cholowski and Hronek? I doubt it... Most Red Wings fans were pretty meh on those picks three years ago, and yet most Red Wings fans are pretty high on those picks today. "Top 4 potential". Point is, it's very difficult to gauge where any of these players will be in their development a year from now, let alone 3-5 years from now.
  7. krsmith17

    2019 Draft

    THIS! All you doofuses that keep claiming that Yzerman "reached for Seider"... please read this ^ ...
  8. krsmith17

    Rumors Thread

    Yup, that's exactly what's going to happen...
  9. krsmith17

    2019 Draft

    You're so dumb. It's even more funny now that you think the Seider pick had anything at all to do with "missing out on Karlsson and Trouba" (Yzerman may or may not have ever been in on either)... I'm not trying to convince anyone of anything. I also never once said that Seider was the BPA. I said that I believe that Seider was the BPA in the eyes of Yzerman and / or the scouts. You can choose to believe whatever you want, but I have a hard time believing that Yzerman knowingly decided to pass on the better player, and "reach" for Seider. But hey, you do you...
  10. krsmith17

    2019 Draft

    What's your argument here? I'm not going to speak on other sports, but professional hockey players do learn "how to eat" at a very young age, and it's a huge part of development camp, which goes along with "how to be a pro"... These athletes also know "how to train" to an extent, but none of these kids know everything there is to know about training, eating, even sleeping, etc...
  11. krsmith17

    2019 Draft

    Yzerman wanted to trade down because he *thought* he might still be available at around 10, based on other rankings. He then found out that another team in the top 10 was in on him, so he didn't want to risk losing his guy, and took him at 6...
  12. krsmith17

    2019 Draft

    I just don't understand the talk on Seider being a "reach". Based on what? Seider may have been a reach on other draft boards, but he clearly wasn't a "reach" to Yzerman, or at least one other general manager in the top 10. Sure it's possible that Seider develops into a DeKeyser. Very unlikely in my opinion, but possible... It's also possible that Zegras develops into a Sam Bennett, or Cozens develops into a Jake Virtanen. None of these guys are a guarantee to become anything. I choose to believe that Yzerman has half a clue of what he's doing, and he truly did see something in this kid that few others seen. I'll admit that I wanted Zegras or Cozens at 6, but I'm not going to pretend I know better than Yzerman or any of the scouts in the Red Wings organization. I'm happy with the pick, and it'll be interesting to see how it plays put. I'm confused about what you're WTFing about? Eating? Yes, professional athletes have very strict diets and most teams in the NHL have a team nutritionist. Lisa McDowell is the Red Wings nutritionist, and believe it or not, all of these kids take cooking classes and learn what foods they should and shouldn't be eating. It's actually a very important part of development camp, that starts tomorrow...
  13. krsmith17

    2019 Draft

    I'm not saying we didn't take any centers, only because of Veleno, but I do believe Yzerman, and the organization in general may have more faith in our center depth than you do. The bold is just your opinion. An opinion that doesn't seem to match that of Yzerman and co... This seems like a pretty dumb argument, since one league is Canadian, and one league is German. Of course the Canadian one is going to produce more talent. That doesn't mean that the German one can't produce elite talent...
  14. krsmith17

    2019 Draft

    The BCHL is also a MUCH lesser league than the DEL. Hockey is growing in all European countries and I expect the sport to continue to grow in Germany. I know Draisaitl played junior in Canada, but he still played a large portion of his hockey in Germany, and he was drafted 3rd overall. I'm not too worried about picking a player in more obscure leagues, but after they're drafted, I would prefer them to come over to North America to continue their development.
  15. krsmith17

    2019 Draft

    I may be reading too much into it, but I think this entire draft may say something about Yzerman's confidence in Veleno as a legit 2C... At least that's my hope... I still believe that Yzerman feels he took the best player available at 6. I think at the very least, he feels like Seider is on par with Zegras / Cozens or whoever else he may have been looking at. I don't think Yzerman would take the lesser player to fill a positional need. Just doesn't make any sense to me...