krsmith17

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    News From Around the NHL

    Moritz Seider > Jack Hughes
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    LGW

    The math checks out.
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    10/12 GDT - Red Wings vs Maple Leafs - 7:00 PM EST

    I don't even need to look up the stats. What Boeser and Necas have done so far in their respective careers, far exceeds anything either of these guys have done. Svech and Ras look like middle six winger / center, at best. Boeser and Necas are legit top line winger / center.
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    Big E Appreciation Thread

    I'm not saying you're wrong, I just don't see any harm in him developing in the minors for half, or even one full season.
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    LGW

    Nope, but they likely would be in the NHL... Needs to get that cleaned up. The fact that he's only been on the ice for 2 of the 11 goals against, one was short handed and one was on an empty net, is pretty damn impressive for an 18 year old though. Lol is your goal to troll / talk out of your ass in every post going forward? Jimmy D underwent brain surgery today. Hope all is well, but I doubt he'll be making many decisions with this organization going forward.
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    Big E Appreciation Thread

    Let me tell you why everything you just said holds no value... +/-. It's about as weak a personal stat as you can possibly find, but I'm sure you know that... Seider will be a damn fine defenseman, and is without a doubt already better than at least a few of the defensemen currently occupying a spot in our top six. However, where we disagree is that Seider playing in Detroit is definitively better for his development than top pair minutes in Grand Rapids for one season. Seider will get a look with the big club at some point this season.
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    Rumors Thread

    Haha I want to see this "kid's" birth certificate...
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    LGW

    Don't dwell too much on what CRL is saying right now. He's butthurt that his boi Seider didn't make the Wings and to him, every single player (person) in the Red Wings organization sucks right now. Hronek is very clearly a very good defenseman, and has definitely been noticable out there. I know it was a typo because you previously said "three" games, but then went on to say "GP 4", but yeah, it should be GP 3. He looked very poised and made smart decisions in training camp / pre-season, but he's made some careless mistakes in the first three games of the regular season. There have been a couple times I noticed he threw the puck up the middle / wrapped it around the boards to no one in particular in his own zone, which lead to a turnover, while there was very little pressure. Overall, I think he's been pretty solid, but also think he needs a little more time to develop his all around game. He's still only 18 years old, won't be 19 until the last week of the regular season. His one assist came in the first game on an empty net goal. He picked up a loose puck in the neutral zone and chipped it up to Ford, who put it in the empty net.
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    10/12 GDT - Red Wings vs Maple Leafs - 7:00 PM EST

    If we drafted Cozens, he would have been Veleno's winger, not his replacement at center. Brock Boeser > Evgeny Svechnikov Martin Necas > Michael Rasmussen The jury is still out on Zadina and Seider. I think both were good picks. Will they be the *best* picks at 6th overall? Time will tell...
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    Rumors Thread

    A 10 year old cannot shoot the puck like this...
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    Rumors Thread

    I'm not sure what pre-draft hype or draft position has to do with anything though. Point remains that 18/19 years old is way too early to declare a prospect a "bust". Even if Zadina doesn't live up to the draft day hype, that doesn't make him a bust. Some fans want instant gratification. Others know development is more often than not, a slow, sometimes painful process.
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    10/12 GDT - Red Wings vs Maple Leafs - 7:00 PM EST

    Abdelkader has been one of the better players on this team through 5 games. Working his ass off, making smart plays. If he keeps this up, I'm okay with him being overpaid by a mil or so, playing out his career on our 4th line. I love Glendening, but he shouldn't ever be above a bottom six role. Despite de la Rose scoring last night, he along with Ehn shouldn't be on an NHL roster.
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    Rumors Thread

    I wouldn't even say that anyone excited about him should be eating crow at this point. It's still way too early. The kid is still only 19 years old for f***s sake... He performed quite well as an 18/19 year old in his first pro, and I fully expect him to improve on that this season. He scored a really nice goal last night. He still has some things to work on, like any prospect, but anyone that watches him without bias one way or another, can see that there is a lot of promise in his game. At worst, Zadina will be a solid 2nd line winger. At best, he still has the potential to become a borderline elite, top line winger. But yeah, there are always a few idiots that, for whatever reason, hate on certain prospects and hope they fail, just so they can say "told ya so"...
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    LGW

    Again, I know you're not this dumb...
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    LGW

    Thinking playing an 18 year old kid in the minors for one season, on a team that should do a lot of winning, instead of in the best league in the world, on a team that should do a lot of losing, is bad for his development is beyond dumb...