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#1 LeftWinger

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Posted 30 August 2005 - 01:55 PM

Robin Big Snake, F, 21, 6-0, 219, 48-20-15-35-160, Owen Sound (OHL). Big Snake, a gritty, hard-nosed forward who enjoys dropping the gloves, put up career numbers last season in the OHL. Under contract with a United Hockey League team, Big Snake has earned team suspensions in the past for disciplinary issues.

...you got to kidding me? This guy must qualify for the ALL-TIME name team. I hope this guy makes it, I think it would be hilarious to see BIG SNAKE on the back of a Red Wing jersey. Sort of like 'HE HATE ME' laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif

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Posted 30 August 2005 - 03:47 PM

I'm with you! He'd also sell them alot of jerseys. He has a shot at getting a contract -- spend some time seasoning at GR, maybe a couple call ups during the season and a good shot at being on the team next season. He is a very strong guy and has good fighting skills -- will end up being built like Marty McSorley about 6'1' 230. He can also play a reguler shift.

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Posted 30 August 2005 - 03:52 PM

Could be the next Chris Simon. tongue.gif

In which case, I welcome him to the originization and offer him a ten year contract!
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Posted 30 August 2005 - 07:13 PM

if this guy can play he's going to be a huge star in detroit. We love fighters and how could not love a guy playing on your team called big snake.

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Posted 31 August 2005 - 08:42 PM

He's supposedly had alot of discipline problems, and has been suspended by his own teams on a few occasions...if all goes well and he matures, he could be a good signing. But if he keeps the same attitude, he could be a locker room cancer in Grand Rapids this season.

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Posted 31 August 2005 - 10:17 PM

Either way, he's too intruiging to not get a contract. He has potential to be a Simon type of player. Exactly what this team needs

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Posted 02 September 2005 - 09:37 PM

He's an interesting player. He could score, but there were few players in the OHL who could handle him. It will be interesting to see how he does against men. And yes, he was kicked off multiple teams. No team in the WHL wanted him last season, so he landed in the OHL. He's got off-ice problems. Do you want that in your locker room?

The UHL is a good place for him to start his professional hockey career.

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Posted 03 September 2005 - 10:13 AM

Big Snake certainly is an intriguing prospect.

We need grit, toughness and guys who will drop the gloves more than Paris Hilton needs acting lessons, but we will have to wait and see if Big Snake will be the guy who will fill that role for us.

He's only 6 foot tall, and 219 lbs. so he isn't the biggest guy in the world. He has had success in the juniors, but I would think that a big part of that would have to do with his massive size advantage. I doubt that he will have the same effectivness against full-grown men. Hopefully he is still growing a bit, and will continue to get tougher.

Apart from his toughness and willingness to fight, do we even know anything about his actual ability to play hockey? Can he skate? Can he score?

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Posted 03 September 2005 - 10:50 AM

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We need grit, toughness and guys who will drop the gloves more than Paris Hilton needs acting lessons


Doesn't really work out. Hows about He drops his gloves more than Paris drops her pants? Or We need grit more than Paris needs acting lessons?

I hope Big Snake works out, he's already a fan favorite and hasn't even played a game for us.

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Posted 03 September 2005 - 01:31 PM

I'm not sure if he can skate well or not, but he had 20 goals and 15 assists in 48 games last season in the OHL..not bad for a tough guy. He's exactly what the Wings and Griffins need, hopefully he grows an inch or 2 and rounds out to be 6'1 225..but lets also just hope that his discipline problems don't carry over to the pros, and that they don't effect the locker room in Grand Rapids.

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Posted 04 September 2005 - 11:30 AM

I would think (hope) that his disciplinary problems would work themselves out as he gets older and as he goes from the juniors into the AHL and possibly in the future, the NHL. As he gets into the bigger leagues, I think that the coaches and the organisation will be a lot stricter with him, and wont let him get away with too much sh*t.

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Posted 05 September 2005 - 11:23 AM

I saw Big Snake play against the Windsor Spitfires last season, and to me he looked like just a big agitator. Seems to have discipline problems.

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Posted 07 September 2005 - 12:18 AM

I don't know about the number but this would be a big seller. tongue.gif

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Posted 07 September 2005 - 12:39 AM

QUOTE (norrisnick @ September 7, 2005 - 01:18AM)
I don't know about the number but this would be a big seller. tongue.gif

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up the number by ten and those jerseys would sell faster than they could be made ph34r.gif
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Posted 07 September 2005 - 12:47 AM

QUOTE (hawkupaloogie @ September 7, 2005 - 12:39AM)
QUOTE (norrisnick @ September 7, 2005 - 01:18AM)
I don't know about the number but this would be a big seller. tongue.gif

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up the number by ten and those jerseys would sell faster than they could be made ph34r.gif

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That is so unbelievably fitting. Right up there with Tootoo wearing #22 (if it ever happens) and Satan suiting up with Jersey. tongue.gif

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Posted 07 September 2005 - 04:40 AM

Big Snake was on the Vancouver Giants a few years back when i had season tickets. He was a crowd favorite and definatley fun when he fought. He would take his helmet off and skate to center ice so everyone could see his fights.

he was traded though. Rumor was there were some problems with him and they didn't want to deal with him anymore. I'll ask my friend who was a huge bigsnake fan and see if i can get any more info.

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Posted 07 September 2005 - 11:12 PM

QUOTE (norrisnick @ September 7, 2005 - 01:47AM)
QUOTE (hawkupaloogie @ September 7, 2005 - 12:39AM)
QUOTE (norrisnick @ September 7, 2005 - 01:18AM)
I don't know about the number but this would be a big seller. tongue.gif

peace

up the number by ten and those jerseys would sell faster than they could be made ph34r.gif

rotflmao.gif

That is so unbelievably fitting. Right up there with Tootoo wearing #22 (if it ever happens) and Satan suiting up with Jersey. tongue.gif

peace

I don't know if it's able to be done under NHL rules, but I would love to see Satan play for New Jersey wearing the number 666.

I had never thought about Tootoo wearing #22 though. That's a good one.

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Posted 07 September 2005 - 11:39 PM

I saw Big Snake numerous times in Owen Sound last year. He was also a big fan favourite up here. Infact, even though he was in OS for less than a season, they even had a 'Big Snake night' in which they sold toy snakes.

He's surprisingly skilled, alot more than I expected. One instance in particular I remember, he was given a penalty shot for whatever reason, and instead of shooting like I assumed a fighter would do, he deked the goalie out pretty good. He kind of skated down the ice slightly (maybe 5 feet from the middle) to the right so he was on his off wing and pulled the puck accross his body and past the goalie on his forehand. He showed good hands, being able to keep the puck while going to his forehand quickly. He skated on the top two lines in OS and really didn't look too out of place with guys like Bobby Ryan, Brad Richardson and Stefan Ruzicka. I also remember hearing somewhere that he all but made the Hartford Wolfpack but was bumped from the line-up because the amount of guys in the AHL due to the lock-out, so he came back and played his over-age year in the junior.

He was suspended by the Attack twice for not following team rules, the second time he was even sent back home to Alberta for about a week. There were rumours that the second suspension was because he was out too late one night at a party and missed curfew, not sure if that's legit or not. But there were rumblings that he didn't like to be ordered around too much.

He was very friendly with the fans, however. In the Attack's building, they go out onto the ice directly where the fans walk, the area needs to be roped off so no one gets in the way. Kids always go and crowd the ropes to high-five the players going on and off the ice and one thing I remembered was that Big Snake made sure to high-five ever single kid that lined up, he would wait till he got every one of them.

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Posted 08 September 2005 - 05:22 PM

sounds like the second comming of bob probert,.........do i dare?

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Posted 08 September 2005 - 09:24 PM

I'm loving this guy already!

I just read this report of the Wings first game of the prospect camp:

"The Red Wings won their first game of prospect camp against the Minnesota Wild with an exciting 4-1 victory.

It was a hard-hitting game with one fight in the third period between Detroit’s tryout, Robin Big Snake, and Minnesota’s 2005 draft pick, Riley Emmerson."



He can't even play ONE game without getting into a fight! Holland, get this kid signed up N-O-W!!!





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