krsmith17

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  1. krsmith17

    Gimme Muh Monthly Yzer-Trade

    Nah, nothing personal. Just not a good hockey player...
  2. krsmith17

    Jeff Blashill History

    That's the difference though. A player like Glendening can produce (minimal offense) wherever he is in the lineup. It's just the style of game he plays. A player like Perlini needs to play with skilled players. He's a lost cause in a checking role. Switching Glendening and Perlini would benefit both players and the team. You said "probably in place of one of the "i" brothers you spotted on the wing"... To me, that would be Bertuzz"i", Fabbr"i", and Perlin"i". Why would anyone think you were talking about H"i"rose? What about Zad"i"na? Athanas"i"ou? Are they "i" brothers too? I wouldn't be surprised if neither are on this team next year either, but I do think Perlini deserves a look with like-skilled players. I also think if given the opportunity, he would impress enough to earn a contract beyond this season. He probably won't get it though, so whatever... What exactly is it that I'm "wrong" about? Glendening is a 4th line player, playing above his skill set. That, I'm right about. Perlini has some untapped potential, and could be a solid middle six winger. That's more of an opinion, but one I'll stand by until proven otherwise.
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    Jeff Blashill History

    Based solely on points? Sure. He's also been put in a situation to succeed, playing with players that can gift him points. Remember that time Abdelkader scored 23 goals, 44 points, off the backs of Datsyuk and Zetterberg? Switch Perlini and Glendening for a dozen games, and I guarantee Perlini surpasses Glenny in points. It sure does. It's literally what every team tries to do... It was a compliment. You think because I have Glendening on the 4th line, I don't like him? I love Glenny. He's a great 4th line grinder... What two "losers"? Fabbri has 6 goals in 14 games... Perlini has 0 goals in 17 games, playing with two boat anchors. Yes literal anchors... How am I cherry picking a sample size? You said Athanasiou shouldn't play center. I point to the one stretch when he actually played center, and played quite well... We get it. You hate Athanasiou... It's 10 degrees here today too. What's your point?
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    Jeff Blashill History

    I agree. I could be wrong, but I took it as him saying that Glendening would be *better* than a 4th liner on all but (maybe) 10 teams in the league... That, I disagree with...
  5. krsmith17

    Jeff Blashill History

    An elite checking line? I wouldn't even say Glendening is an "elite" checking line center (very good, yes, but not elite), let alone the two wingers... Teams can afford to have a $1.8M 4th line center. Build a core and fill the rest with cheap ELC's. He wouldn't and shouldn't be playing against other team's top line every single shift... Throw that line out there after a power-play, when our top guys are tired, and the opposing team's top guys are hungry. Right now, you're probably right. With everyone healthy, I disagree. Who is that? Bertuzzi, Fabbri or Perlini? You really think Glendening is better suited in a scoring role than any of those three? Yeah, because Athanasiou was so terrible at center last season wasn't he? I'd love to see what your ideal lineup looks like... I wouldn't say anyone on this team is being "mistreated", but there are definitely players being underutilized. I wouldn't lump Athanasiou in that category, but Perlini on the other hand...
  6. Comrie getting the start tonight.
  7. krsmith17

    Jeff Blashill History

    What? Glendening is a defensive stalwart with very little offensive awareness. He can win faceoffs, kill penalties and grind against other teams' top lines. Glendening is a prototypical 4th liner. Where do you think he should ideally be on this team / average team / top team?
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    Jeff Blashill History

    We're bad. Really bad. However, I disagree that Helm and Glendening should be in the top six. Id put all of Larkin, Mantha, Bertuzzi, Fabbri, Athanasiou, Perlini, Zadina and Filppula ahead of them on the depth chart. I'd also put Hirose ahead of them despite being demoted to the AHL... With everyone healthy, my ideal lineup would look something like this... Bertuzzi - Larkin - Mantha Fabbri - Filppula - Zadina Hirose - Athanasiou - Perlini Helm - Glendening - Abdelkader / Erne
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    Jeff Blashill History

    I don't see Blashill going anywhere this season. It also wouldn't shock me to see him get that extra year next season. I'm starting to lean in the direction of letting him go after this season though. I don't know much about Larionov as a coach, but I'd be open to the idea of him coming back in an assistant coaching role (at least to start). He's one of the smartest players I've seen play the game.
  10. krsmith17

    Gimme Muh Monthly Yzer-Trade

    I'd trade Ehn for literally any 19-24 year old player in the league (including prospects). I doubt Kirk will amount to anything at the NHL level, but sure, why not...
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    2019-20 Prospects Thread

    Meh. The only players that aren't guaranteed are Kivenmaki and Eliasson. The players that matter will be there, playing prominent roles for their respective countries. Veleno will likely be the number one center for Canada. McIsaac will likely be a top pair defenseman for Canada. Mastrosimone will likely be a middle six winger for USA. Berggren will likely be a top six winger for Sweden. Seider will be the number one defenseman for Germany. Kivenmaki might be a bottom six winger for Finland. Eliasson might be the backup goalie for Sweden. Neither of the latter two have much of an NHL future anyway, so I won't be too upset if they don't make it. I'm expecting big things from at least 3 or 4 of those players though. Veleno, McIsaac and Seider will all likely be wearing a letter for their respective teams as well.
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    2019-20 Prospects Thread

    Players to watch... Canada Joe Veleno Jared McIsaac *Alexis Lafreniere *Quinton Byfield United States Robert Mastrosimone Sweden Jonatan Berggren Jesper Eliasson *Lucas Raymond *Alexander Holtz Finland Otto Kivenmaki *Anton Lundell Germany Moritz Seider *Tim Stutzle Russia *Yaroslav Askarov
  13. krsmith17

    Howard = Average

    Definitely not generational, but high end for sure. Unless we somehow climb the standings and drop back to 6th, I'd be picking one of the forwards or defenseman...
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    2019-20 Prospects Thread

    "BizNasty" is a f***ing goof... I don't know about you, but I'd like to believe that Yzerman has a better eye for talent than that jacka**... Afterall, Yzerman did give up a decent piece to acquire Perlini. I think it's way too early to know how this trade will play out. I just want to see Perlini given an opportunity to do something. If he fails, so be it, but at least give him the chance to prove you wrong...
  15. krsmith17

    Gimme Muh Monthly Yzer-Trade

    Christoffer Ehn for Nikita Zadorov.
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    Howard = Average

    I was with you until you said to buyout Bernier and re-sign Howard... Neither have been very good, but Bernier has been better. Bernier is also 4 years younger with 1 year left on his deal. Regardless how this season plays out, it would be dumb to buyout Bernier. Keep him for one more season, let Howard walk, see how Comrie looks at the end of the season, and either go with Bernier / Comrie, or UFA / Bernier. I'm hopeful that Comrie can develop into the goaltender he was once projected to be, just a few short years ago.
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    2019-20 Prospects Thread

    Perlini is a prime example of a player being underutilized. There's no reason Perlini can't be a solid middle six winger for this team for the foreseeable future. Instead, Blashill is setting him up to fail, playing him on the 4th line with two anchors every game. Everyone is super high on Fabbri (rightfully so), but I guarantee if we put Fabbri on a line with Ehn and Erne and he might have a couple points if he were lucky, and Perlini on a line with Filppula and Athanasiou or Larkin and Bertuzzi and he would have at least a handful of points. It just pisses me off that both are coming from similar situations (cast offs from other teams), but one was set up to succeed from the beginning, while the other was set up to fail. Perlini has a higher draft pedigree (drafted 12th overall vs 21st the same year). Yzerman gave up more to acquire Perlini (defensive prospect with NHL potential vs a career 4th liner with no offensive upside). I don't understand it. Why is Perlini being wasted on the 4th line?... Why isn't he given an opportunity with similar skilled players?... Jeff F***ing Blashill. That's why...
  18. I don't disagree with any of this. The only thing I disagree with (from previously), is that Bowey has been our worst defenseman, worthy of being waived. But like I said from the beginning, it's whatever, and he likely won't be re-signed in the offseason. I would have loved to see Bowey put it all together and become a reliable 3rd pairing defenseman, but I agree, it's not looking like it's in the cards for him.
  19. It almost always will he a huge difference for star players in their development years though. My argument is, you should always burn that year if you believe in the player. Unless you're a team up against the cap, in your Cup window, and you need these guys on cheap ELC's to fill out your roster... I agree that we should be looking to lock up Mantha and Bertuzzi, but that has nothing to do with what we should or shouldn't do with Seider.
  20. Yeah, that was just in response to 91's comment about "worse defenseman who has played more games". I disagree though. Bowey is far better offensive at this point than both. He's also marginally worse defensively than both. The difference is, the 24 year old can still improve to some degree. The 36 year old and 31 year old can not...
  21. What does more games have to do with anything? You think Biega should get a pass because he's played less games? You think Daley should get a pass because he's a broken bag of bones? I'm not even sure what you're arguing at this point... Yeah, keep Seider down. Don't burn the year of his ELC. Don't worry about that contract, because we need to be worried about other contracts...
  22. Except for the fact that Bowey has not sucked the most... If we move on from Bowey after this season, whatever, but it better not be in favor of a way past his prime, equally s***ty defenseman. Same applies now, but whatever...
  23. Regardless what happens with Seider this season, he will most definitely be up full time next season. Let's say he has this sort of production the next three seasons... 2020-21 (19 years old) - 20 points 2021-22 (20 years old) - 30 points 2022-23 (21 years old) - 50 points Would you prefer to negotiate his next long term contract after two full seasons? Or three fulls seasons? Sliding ELC's is what teams up against the cap should be doing. Not rebuilding teams with a s*** to of cap space. Again, if we think this kid is the real deal (I do), get him up for those 10 games, burn that first year and get him closer to restricted free agency.
  24. Like I said, I don't want Seider to play in Detroit because of how terrible things are right now, and I agree, same applies to Zadina. However, I would like to burn that first year of his ELC, and the only way to do that is for him to play 10 games. If Seider is as good as advertised, burning the first year of his ELC could be a major benefit to this team. And again, same applies to Zadina. Get them their games. Get them closer to restricted free agency and lock them up a year sooner to long term, team friendly deals.
  25. I don't really want him up at all this season because the Red Wings are a disaster right now, but then again, the Griffins haven't been much better... Like I said, to burn a year of his ELC... Get him one year closer restricted free agency, and lock him up long term at a team friendly deal before he breaks out and destroys the league... Name a defenseman on our team (besides Hronek and Nemeth) that doesn't suck azzzz...