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#101 Aussie_Wing

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Posted 31 December 2007 - 10:32 PM

QUOTE (rwfan007 @ December 31, 2007 - 09:54PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
i saw them play hamilton tonight. 1-0 loss. it wasn't a very exciting game. i didnt see anything besides some good goaltending. the griffs just do not have that scoring touch this season

How was Howard? Looking at his stats he's been on fire lately, too bad the team can't score.

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Posted 01 January 2008 - 02:23 AM

jimmy played fantastic. he got one of the stars of the game, made like 33 of 34 saves, with the 1 goal coming on a PP. he was absolutely teriffic, but the griffins do not score. they have 1... ONE, player on the team with more than 10 goals.

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Posted 01 January 2008 - 06:20 AM

QUOTE (rwfan007 @ January 1, 2008 - 02:23AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
jimmy played fantastic. he got one of the stars of the game, made like 33 of 34 saves, with the 1 goal coming on a PP. he was absolutely teriffic, but the griffins do not score. they have 1... ONE, player on the team with more than 10 goals.

Thanks for that mate, that's very encouraging.

Howard played quite poorly in November but he was outstanding during Decemeber posting numbers of 1.72 GAA and 0.939 S%. His form of late has been one of the few positives to come from the Griffins season.

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Posted 23 February 2008 - 12:52 PM

Kindl should either be packaged in a deadline deal or given a chance to be moved up to forward. There's some things i don't think you can't teach in hockey: two are offensive prowess/playmaking and the anticipation and judgement/poise needed for sound defensive play. Evidence for the latter?
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Posted 23 February 2008 - 04:46 PM

1. He's not going anywhere
2. He needs at least another full year in the minors
3. It's not like the red Wings need him now and can't afford to let him get better at what he does.

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Posted 23 February 2008 - 10:07 PM

Kindl has always been slow to adjust to a step up in competition and that is why I'm not too concerned with his development. And from tonight's game...

2 - MTB Bolduc, 4:33 - Fighting , 5 min
2 - GRA Kindl, 4:33 - Fighting , 5 min

Give him time folks. thumbup.gif

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Posted 23 February 2008 - 10:58 PM

He just turned 21 so there's tons of time for him to improve.

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Posted 23 February 2008 - 11:06 PM

QUOTE (Swede40 @ February 23, 2008 - 04:46PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
1. He's not going anywhere
2. He needs at least another full year in the minors
3. It's not like the red Wings need him now and can't afford to let him get better at what he does.


Yes they do... they are decimated. If he was any good, he'd be playing tonight. If they are playing it smart, they will not expose him to ridicule in the NHL and will deal him at the deadline for a scorer or more D.
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Posted 23 February 2008 - 11:23 PM

we have good defensive prospects as shown by our defense tonight. however we have no offensive prospects.

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Posted 17 November 2008 - 05:35 AM

Seeing as though this thread isn’t that old, I thought I might as well just bump it. He’s the latest prospect to be featured in an article at RWC:

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RWC REPORT: Kindl making sophomore strides

Jakub Kindl is looking like a first-round draft pick again.

The 21-year-old defenseman and former 19th overall pick of the Detroit Red Wings is showing signs of having a turnaround year as an American Hockey League sophomore with the Grand Rapids Griffins.

Kindl, who had an AHL-worst minus-34 last season in a rocky rookie campaign, has three goals and five assists through 14 games.

"All aspects of his game, he's taken up a notch and he seems a lot more comfortable with the puck on his stick and a lot more comfortable in terms of making passes," said Griffins general manager Bob McNamara. "There was a lot more uncertainty last year. He's definitely taken it to another level."

The 6-foot-3, 202-pound Jiri Fischer-type has seen more ice time than in his rookie year and has also shown more poise on the power play. He'll become the main man in Grand Rapids whenever Jonathan Ericsson graduates to Detroit.

Kindl was one of the best defensemen in junior hockey with the Kitchener Rangers in 2006-07, finishing as runner-up to Marc Staal for the Ontario Hockey League's most outstanding defenseman award. McNamara called higher confidence "a big part" of Kindl's improvement in the professional ranks.

"That leads to better passes and better decision making," he said.

Kindl was the first star in Friday's 3-2 win over the Hartford Wolf Pack.

Out of all the prospects we have in our system, he's the guy I want to make it the most. I reckon I’ve followed every single box score he’s played in since we drafted him.

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Posted 09 December 2008 - 10:40 PM

so how far away is this kid?

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Posted 12 December 2008 - 11:41 PM

QUOTE (sWINGED @ December 9, 2008 - 10:40PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
so how far away is this kid?

Getting closer by the day. Had 17 points in 75 games last season, he's got 14 in 25 this season. Defensively he is much improved making smarter choices and being more composed. And obviously, the offence is now coming too.

I highly doubt he'll be in Detroit next season, it'll be Ericsson's turn to be promoted. But Kindl should be ready by next season and he'll probably be the teams #1 defenceman.

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Posted 27 September 2009 - 03:35 AM

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Kindl's quest is to think positive
Blueliner wants to stay on the plus side of scoring stats

BY GEORGE SIPPLE
FREE PRESS SPORTS WRITER

Defenseman Jakub Kindl hopes to be heading in a positive direction this season.

Two seasons ago, Kindl played his first full season with the Grand Rapids Griffins and had a minus-34 rating in 75 games with 17 points and 82 penalty minutes. Last season, he was minus-14 in 78 games with 33 points and 76 penalty minutes.

In the first four exhibition games he played for the Wings he had an even rating and is hoping to stay on the right side of zero this season.

"I'm 22 years old. This is my third year. I've been trying lately to work on my D-zone converage," said Kindl, the 19th overall pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. "So far I've been feeling pretty good. Just trying to do my job.

"Definitely this is a really important year for me. I'd like to play solid defense and stay positive."

While Kindl deferred to fellow defensemen Jonathan Ericsson and Garrett Stafford last season, the Griffins expect him to be a leader on the back end this season.

"I think it's a big year for him making certain he's a plus guy," said Griffins general manager Bob McNamara. "He's going to get an opportunity to be a call-up guy.

"Consistency is the biggest thing for him. He needs to get the puck off his stick as quick as possible. This is the year we expect him to provide some leadership on the blue line. He's going to have to be more assertive."

Kindl is encouraged by the progress he made in his two seasons with the Griffins and from spending time in camp with some of the best defensemen in the world, like Wings captain Nicklas Lidstrom.

"He makes the simple plays and sees the ice well and knows where to be," Kindl said of watching Lidstrom. "He's just all over the place. He knows where to be at the right time. That's probably why he's the best defenseman in the world."

If he has the kind of season he's capable of, Kindl could be one of the best defenseman in the American Hockey League this season.

"I came down here a month early and was training with Justin (Abdelkader) at Michigan State," Kindl said. "It helped me a lot and I feel much better now."

Kindl is hoping to get an opportunity to play for the Wings at some point this season.

"I've been in this organization, I think this is my fifth year," Kindl said. "As I'm getting older, I'm feeling I'm getting closer to the lineup. If I don't make the team, life's not going to end. I'm going to go down to Grand Rapids and play a lot of minutes down there.

"There's not many guys in the league that have the chance to put the Red Wings jersey on. That's my dream. To be a part of the success they have here."

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Posted 23 November 2009 - 02:27 AM

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Posted 01 October 2010 - 11:08 PM

It's pretty tempting to say that he should have Ericsson's job right now.

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 10:17 PM

There was a time I thought Kindl was a bust, but I can honestly say im thrilled he will be with the Wings this year. Kindl has had an outstanding pre season :clap:
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Posted 04 October 2010 - 09:25 PM

I'm picking him up in my fantasy league so when BigError s***s the bed, Kindl should get a lot of PP time and assists and goals.
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Posted 05 October 2010 - 01:13 AM

To get PP time he doesn't need to get Ericsson's spot, he has to overtake one of Lidström, Rafalski, Kronwall and Modano...
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