Wheelchairsuperhero

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    Wheelchairsuperhero reacted to mackel in 2020 Draft Thread   
    I really don't want Perfetti, I'm just not sold on him... I'd like to see one of Raymond, Drysdale or Rossi (in no particular order)
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    Wheelchairsuperhero reacted to kipwinger in 2020 Draft Thread   
    Well there's really only one center expected to be available at 4th overall that has that kind of upside (Rossi). Maybe two others if you include Perfetti (who doesn't even play center consistently in the CHL) and Lapierre (who's had about a zillion injuries).
    Here's the thing with Rossi though. People say he's "two way" as some kind of slight when in reality he's elite in both areas of the game. He led the CHL in points, more points than Lafreniere, more points than Byfield, more points than Perfetti. He's a dominant offensive player.  AND his defense is just as good.  So are his face offs. So is his special teams play. If he were literally two inches taller he'd be in the running for first overall.  He has MUCH greater offensive upside than any center on our team AND he's excellent defensively. Which is why he gets compared to Backstrom a lot. 80+ point playmaker with world class defense is not an unrealistic ceiling for him.
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    Wheelchairsuperhero reacted to kipwinger in 2020 Draft Thread   
    Admittedly I don't know s*** about goalies, but I'd have to give a long hard look at Askarov at 4. If your scouts genuinely believe that he's going to be another Price/Lundqvist/Luongo then he absolutely makes sense at 4th. But I have no idea what the likelihood of that is.
    Otherwise, there's no reason to overthink this. We need to take a center. We've been searching for a 2nd line center since Stephen Weiss. We have all the goal scoring on the wing we'd ever want. Mantha (if his dumbass would stop fighting) scores at the same rate as other top power forwards (like Ratanen) without half the talent around him. Zadina's goal scoring skills are obvious despite playing with total puds all year. Even our complimentary guy (Bert) scored over 20 goals. But we HAVE to get a center with dynamic offense. A guy that can kill teams on the half boards on the powerplay. A guy that can generate offense in all situations when you need it. I don't see Perfetti as a center. So it's either Rossi, Stutzle (if someone REALLY likes Drysdale) or (maybe) Hendrix Lapiere in a trade back scenario. The last one is risky because of his injury a year ago, but he was easily on his way to being a top 5-10 player before it.
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    Wheelchairsuperhero reacted to The 91 of Ryans in 2020 Draft Thread   
    yours truly,
    @ChristopherReevesLegs
     
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    Wheelchairsuperhero reacted to kipwinger in Larkin vs Zetterberg   
    I don't mind AA's on ice contributions one way or another.  He's one dimensional, he's a possession black hole, he barely tries, and will never, ever, ever, win a puck battle, he's not especially useful on the powerplay, and he's the ultimate passenger.  He hurts your team in a million ways, but he does score. All of which would be fine if he was like Michael Grabner and was content to sign 3-4 million dollar contracts and play on a team's 3rd line permanently. But I'm afraid he values himself a little more than that.  So good riddance. 
    Plus, he went to the Oilers and was almost immediately relegated to the 3rd line because he blows there too.
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    Wheelchairsuperhero reacted to Neomaxizoomdweebie in 2020 Draft Thread   
    For every Carey Price there is a Rick DiPietro.
    You DO NOT use a 4th overall pick to fill a hole that can easily be filled in free agency.
    You use a 4th overall pick to draft players that are never available in free agency.
    That is all.
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    Wheelchairsuperhero got a reaction from Dabura in 2020 Draft Thread   
    After watching a few games of his I'd describe his skating as clunky, It's not even the speed I don't like but the stride and overall mechanics. Can it be remedied over time? Maybe, I'm just not sure how likely that is as I'm not good at projecting what these young guys will look like in 5 years, I simply don't have the experience. So I take it at face value. 
    Other than that I'd say he plays a smart, methodical game. But my worry is how he translates that to the NHL pace. Like you said he can slow the game down, it seems to be the primary way he plays, but I'm just not confident he'll be able to do it in the bigs. So if I'm going to take a small center I'd much rather have Rossi, who I think varies the pace of his game much better while also being considerably stronger on his feet despite being smaller. 
    What I do love about Perfetti is his wristshot, his release is niiiiiiiice. Much prefer it over any of the others outside of Holtz. But still, just too many "ifs" for me for 4th overall. I could be wrong of course, lots of people who know way more than me seem to really like him. But outside of his production and shot I don't see a lot to be excited about. 
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    Wheelchairsuperhero got a reaction from Dabura in 2020 Draft Thread   
    After watching a few games of his I'd describe his skating as clunky, It's not even the speed I don't like but the stride and overall mechanics. Can it be remedied over time? Maybe, I'm just not sure how likely that is as I'm not good at projecting what these young guys will look like in 5 years, I simply don't have the experience. So I take it at face value. 
    Other than that I'd say he plays a smart, methodical game. But my worry is how he translates that to the NHL pace. Like you said he can slow the game down, it seems to be the primary way he plays, but I'm just not confident he'll be able to do it in the bigs. So if I'm going to take a small center I'd much rather have Rossi, who I think varies the pace of his game much better while also being considerably stronger on his feet despite being smaller. 
    What I do love about Perfetti is his wristshot, his release is niiiiiiiice. Much prefer it over any of the others outside of Holtz. But still, just too many "ifs" for me for 4th overall. I could be wrong of course, lots of people who know way more than me seem to really like him. But outside of his production and shot I don't see a lot to be excited about. 
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    Wheelchairsuperhero reacted to nyqvististhefuture in 2020 Draft Thread   
    Im smashing s*** if we take perfetti , if the wings didnt fall back perfetti wouldnt even be mentioned as a top 5 pick ... that should say something . Dont take him cause he plays for your buddys team , id rather listen to hakan andersson and pick raymond . I think the one and only time we took a swede in the first from i remember is kronwall. Hakan must be salivating at taking a top swedish prospect for once 
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    Wheelchairsuperhero reacted to chaps80 in 2020 Draft Thread   
    Nah, taking him 4th is a huge crapshoot. Although he is touted as the best G prospect since Price (not sure if he was taken 6th?), you really have to be in a desperate situation to take a goalie that high. Price hasn't won the Habs anything after all the money thrown at him, probably never will. Flower won three Cups after being taken first, but he's an anomaly. DiPietro was a failure after being taken first.  We have plenty of UFA options with only Bernier's $3 million on the books for next year. We do need to take more chances on goalies this draft though. Three 2nd rounders, should use one at least on a goalie, cause the late round picks aren't doing it. Our prospect pool is pretty rough. If any of them make it to the NHL, it's going to be quite awhile, barring another Mrazek situation popping up. 
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    Wheelchairsuperhero got a reaction from chaps80 in 2020 Draft Thread   
    Stay away from Perfetti, that's my new thing. 
    He won't be, and I really hope we don't take him 4th. I hate to say it but I'm really hoping Stutzle falls to us, though I don't expect it. Failing that I'd like Raymond, and to a lesser extent I'd be ok with Rossi, Drysdale. I've a bad feeling about Perfetti though. 
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    Wheelchairsuperhero got a reaction from Dabura in 2020 Draft Thread   
    Raymond is who I've since hyped myself up for. He may not be ready as soon as some of the others, but his ceiling looks insanely high. Also, though not a huge deal, he's a righty. I want a high end righty forward. 
    This is assuming Stutzle is already gone. 
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    Wheelchairsuperhero reacted to Wings3:16 in 2020 Draft Thread   
    Lottery results still make me sick to my stomach thinking about it...but Raymond/Rossi/Perfetti getting so many great reviews lately is making it a bit easier
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    Wheelchairsuperhero reacted to krsmith17 in 2020 Draft Thread   
    Yeah, I'm leaning Raymond at four, unless one of LA or Ottawa take Drysdale, and Stutzle drops to us...
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    Wheelchairsuperhero reacted to Dabura in 2020 Draft Thread   
    Going into this season, some people thought Raymond might challenge Lafreniere for 1st overall.
    https://hockeytroll.ca/2019/07/24/can-lucas-raymond-be-drafted-before-alexis-lafreniere-hell-be-fighting-for-a-spot-against-men-on-frolundas-shl-roster/
    He didn't do that, but I've seen people making a case for him still being one of the heavyweights of this draft class.
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    Wheelchairsuperhero got a reaction from Dabura in 2020 Draft Thread   
    Raymond is who I've since hyped myself up for. He may not be ready as soon as some of the others, but his ceiling looks insanely high. Also, though not a huge deal, he's a righty. I want a high end righty forward. 
    This is assuming Stutzle is already gone. 
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    Wheelchairsuperhero reacted to Dabura in 2020 Draft Thread   
    Well, now that we know we're not getting Lafreniere, we're free to talk s*** about him.
    Bob McKenzie said he's not viewed as a generational talent and he's not necessarily even considered a sure-thing franchise player. His floor is tremendous; he's a top-line NHL winger *right now*. No one in this draft class is anywhere near as NHL-ready as he is. No one else in this draft class is a solid top-line NHLer right now.
    HOWEVER, I've always said there's a decent chance that someone else in this draft class -- someone outside the top three -- ends up being a better NHLer. We have to identify that player. I hope there's someone that Yzerman and his people are in love with in the same way that the Canucks people were in love with Pettersson, and I hope we get that player, and I hope he's as good as Pettersson.
    Raymond might fit the 2017 Pettersson profile the best.
    For what it's worth...
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    Wheelchairsuperhero reacted to Dabura in 2020 Draft Thread   
    I wouldn't worry too much about intra-division competition. As with any division, the Atlantic will always have some dominant teams, some middling teams, and some bad teams. Some Atlantic teams will overachieve, some will underachieve, some will perform exactly as expected. The perceived hierarchy will always be fluid, will never be set in stone. For example: Boston is a top team right now, sure, but Chara is 43, Bergeron is 34, Krejci is 34, Marchand is 32, Rask is 32, and Krug is possibly on the way out.
    If Lafreniere lands with an Atlantic team, I'm going to be more annoyed than worried. You always have to assume that there are going to be multiple recent 1st and 2nd overall picks in your division -- and if you're a Wings fan, you always have to assume that not a single one of them will be on your team. I was hoping this draft would end the trend and I'm low-key devastated that it didn't. But I don't think this lotto outcome has really hurt us. It just didn't really help us the way we were hoping it would. We could've gotten a big shot in the arm, but we didn't. So, our status quo reality is unchanged.
    I'm sure Yzerman will turn this thing around. What's killing my HYPE! is the likely timeline. I can't do another three years of this. The universe has to give me a reason to remain as dialed-in as I've been. I'm tired of talking myself into being emotionally invested. Show me something.
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    Wheelchairsuperhero got a reaction from Dabura in 2020 Draft Thread   
    Yea this is pretty much how I feel. Even when the Wings do come back though, I'm not sure how much more I feel like watching the rebuild be artificially dragged out by a s***ty system. I have other hobbies I actually enjoy, turns out I can live without hockey. 
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    Wheelchairsuperhero got a reaction from krsmith17 in 2020 Draft Thread   
    I'm not calling it good drafting, I'm calling it a necessary part of the "path to glory."
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    Wheelchairsuperhero got a reaction from krsmith17 in 2020 Draft Thread   
    I mean, the same can be said for top picks. Look at the past several stanley cup winners, none of them won with just good drafting outside of the first round.
    You say Kuch and Point, I say Stamkos and Hedman. 
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    Wheelchairsuperhero reacted to AtlantaHotWings in 2020 Draft Thread   
    I think this article sums up my view of the draft bs..
    https://www.mlive.com/redwings/2020/06/nhl-should-alter-draft-lottery-odds-more-in-favor-of-worst-teams.html
    and the last sentence shows that change is needed in the process....
    "The worst team has landed the No. 1 pick only twice in the past nine years."
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    Wheelchairsuperhero got a reaction from krsmith17 in 2020 Draft Thread   
    I mean, the same can be said for top picks. Look at the past several stanley cup winners, none of them won with just good drafting outside of the first round.
    You say Kuch and Point, I say Stamkos and Hedman. 
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    Wheelchairsuperhero got a reaction from Dabura in 2020 Draft Thread   
    Yea this is pretty much how I feel. Even when the Wings do come back though, I'm not sure how much more I feel like watching the rebuild be artificially dragged out by a s***ty system. I have other hobbies I actually enjoy, turns out I can live without hockey. 
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    Wheelchairsuperhero got a reaction from krsmith17 in 2020 Draft Thread   
    I mean, the same can be said for top picks. Look at the past several stanley cup winners, none of them won with just good drafting outside of the first round.
    You say Kuch and Point, I say Stamkos and Hedman.