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#21 Earthhuman

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Posted 22 June 2007 - 11:12 PM

QUOTE(maltbyrocks18 @ June 22, 2007 - 11:51PM) View Post
my big worry... hes an al gore fan... which doesnt exactly let me take him super serial. unsure.gif


Good to have some level-headed Wings fans on this board that don't by into all of that silly open-mindedness bull crap. tongue.gif

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Posted 22 June 2007 - 11:21 PM

From a guy at HF Boards:

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Back during Nieds' draft year, THN had a quote that was something along the lines of "Just picks up and goes, but he can't do that in the NHL". That's Smith.

He's a remarkable skater and has the hands and hockey sense to dominate offensively. His slapper is formidable. And when he wants to play D... he can wrestle guys off the puck and close gaps better than anyone with his speed.

...but he doesn't do it often enough. He prefers to sit up high and dazzle with the puck.

Attitude problems (cockiness), his lack of defensive commitment and the choice to play Ontario Jr. A have all hurt his stock. CSB barely acknowledges his existence; other scouting services have done the same. But I really feel that if he spends as much time playing D as he does O, he'll be a star in the NHL.

Thankfully, we know our guys watch the OPJHL, and Lowe covets defensemen.... he's a natural pick. I just have the sense some team is going to grab him real early.


Sounds good to me.

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Posted 22 June 2007 - 11:26 PM

QUOTE(maltbyrocks18 @ June 22, 2007 - 10:51PM) View Post

thats good to hear someone knows about this guys future weight gain. Kudos, man apparently jesus. clap.gif



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With intensive weight training, diet, & natural process of aging where men aren't physically 100% developed until their early to mid 20's - for a 18 yr old who's 6'1"/6'2" it's more than likely he'll add 30 plus pounds (mostly muscle) in the next 4 to 6 years...Don't need to be Jesus; just knowledgable of the human anatomy, & the effects of a proper diet, & intense weight training rolleyes.gif

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Posted 22 June 2007 - 11:38 PM

QUOTE(F.Michael @ June 23, 2007 - 12:26AM) View Post

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With intensive weight training, diet, & natural process of aging where men aren't physically 100% developed until their early to mid 20's - for a 18 yr old who's 6'1"/6'2" it's more than likely he'll add 30 plus pounds (mostly muscle) in the next 4 to 6 years...Don't need to be Jesus; just knowledgable of the human anatomy, & the effects of a proper diet, & intense weight training rolleyes.gif


ahh i was just more than anything yanking your chain about your statement, i just thought the way you said it with a specific weight and date just came off kind of weird and funny. i get what your saying, but honeslty i doubt still he will ever be over 200
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Posted 22 June 2007 - 11:48 PM

QUOTE(maltbyrocks18 @ June 22, 2007 - 11:38PM) View Post

ahh i was just more than anything yanking your chain about your statement, i just thought the way you said it with a specific weight and date just came off kind of weird and funny. i get what your saying, but honeslty i doubt still he will ever be over 200

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Posted 23 June 2007 - 12:00 AM

Youtube compilation video here.

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Posted 23 June 2007 - 12:21 AM

Team managment has been watching him for years, thats good enogh for me...I read he was the last of 4 the wings were looking at or they were gonna trade the pick...
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Posted 23 June 2007 - 12:30 AM

he seems to have some nice offensive skills from the back plus he looks really fast which is a + ........now it sucks that we gotta wait till 88th and 148th for our next picks lol ..............anyone else regretting the bertuzzi trade ? especially if he doesnt come back ? i really liked matthias he's a big guy , but i wont complain you win some , you lose some

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Posted 23 June 2007 - 12:53 AM

I really felt Holland should have traded up and got that Russian winger before NY nabbed him up, The Wings will hardly ever get a chance to get a top 4 talent.

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Posted 23 June 2007 - 12:53 AM

I knew we were going for defense. Smart move by the Wings. We definitely need future talent at the blue line. Especially within the next 3-4 years or so. Hopefully this kid pans out to be a quality NHL defenseman some day.
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Posted 23 June 2007 - 01:07 AM

The kid has a good set of wheels on him. Him and Lebda could make up the fastest blueline ever.
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Posted 23 June 2007 - 01:42 AM

QUOTE(Swayze @ June 23, 2007 - 07:00AM) View Post
Youtube compilation video here.

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Thanks. He seems to be an ultra offensive minded d-man.


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Posted 23 June 2007 - 02:28 AM

He's fast, but he takes awhile to take the shot, or else it's soft. He also cheats in when he's going for it. If he plays against an aggressive defensive team... odd-man rush in the making.

The Wings can guide him to a strong career, though.

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Posted 23 June 2007 - 02:33 AM

QUOTE(Systemfel @ June 23, 2007 - 01:42AM) View Post

Thanks. He seems to be an ultra offensive minded d-man.

You’d be forgiven for thinking he’s a forward. tongue.gif

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Posted 23 June 2007 - 04:09 AM

He scored 3 short-handed goals, sounds like he'd fit in here fine tongue.gif

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Posted 23 June 2007 - 05:46 AM

QUOTE(Johnny Diamonds @ June 23, 2007 - 06:53AM) View Post

I really felt Holland should have traded up and got that Russian winger before NY nabbed him up, The Wings will hardly ever get a chance to get a top 4 talent.

I was hoping the Wings would do that too. The longer that Cherepanov was there I thaught the Wings would make a move to get him.

I'm happy with what they got though , sound's like Brendan Smith's got the potential to be a real good D - man . thumbup.gif

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Posted 23 June 2007 - 08:50 AM

It's a bit disturbing to see Detroit pass up on Petrecki when they finally had the chance to add some muscle. Instead they opt to go with yet another offensive defenseman. Oh well...
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Posted 23 June 2007 - 08:59 AM

Not a bad pick. Let's see what happens...

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Posted 23 June 2007 - 09:42 AM

QUOTE(RyanBarnes! @ June 23, 2007 - 09:50AM) View Post

It's a bit disturbing to see Detroit pass up on Petrecki when they finally had the chance to add some muscle. Instead they opt to go with yet another offensive defenseman. Oh well...


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Posted 23 June 2007 - 10:01 AM

QUOTE(nutz2u @ June 22, 2007 - 10:41PM) View Post

Bloody beanpole @ 6'2" and 170 unsure.gif


Yup. my thoughts too. NOT NHL msterial unless the kid puts on some bulk.





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