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#1 redwing_sparty

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Posted 18 February 2008 - 11:07 PM

as bummed as i was that lids got knocked out of the game, i really enjoyed watching meech play more. I was impressed with his work on the powerplay, especially his slapshot from the point. obviously i hope lids is fine and is back asap; that said, i think meech has some real potential.

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Posted 18 February 2008 - 11:10 PM

Kid is coming around. He'll be good trade bait, maybe next year. He's still too small, but perhaps another team can trade for a puck-moving defenseman.
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Posted 18 February 2008 - 11:15 PM

Yeah, I have really been warming up to Meech lately. I like his work ethic.

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Posted 18 February 2008 - 11:18 PM

Looks like a mini-Lebda.

And Lebs is small enough.
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Posted 18 February 2008 - 11:18 PM

I dont get to watch very many wings games live where i live.... but how is Kyle Quincey compared to Derek Meech? Do you guys here see any of the two (Meech and Quincey) as being serious contributors to our blueline in the future?

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Posted 18 February 2008 - 11:23 PM

i haven't seen meech enough to really have made up my mind on meech. like i said, i liked what i saw from him tonight.
quincy was pretty solid in the playoffs last year. but he was way out of position on that goal dallas scored on sunday so that pissed me off.

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Posted 18 February 2008 - 11:29 PM

Yea i remember that goal. although Lilja didnt look much better trying to "save" the shot

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Posted 18 February 2008 - 11:32 PM

meech can shoot the puck 500 times better than samuelson can from what i saw today. why the f*** does sammy stay on the point? oh yea, because hes a right hand shot.....makes so muchf****** sence.

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Posted 18 February 2008 - 11:34 PM

I was surprised with how well he played. He's been average in every other game, but tonight he played fantastic. Plus 2 and had an assit, very good.

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Posted 18 February 2008 - 11:56 PM

Meech actually led the Wings in ice time tonight, and was only 25 seconds away from leading both teams in ice time

Edited by Echolalia, 18 February 2008 - 11:57 PM.


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Posted 19 February 2008 - 12:49 AM

Meech has a nice heavy shot.. Something that Lebda lacks severely.

I like meech as our reserve d-man, hopefully when everyone is healthy he can peak his head in, taking time off of Mr.Turnover and Mr.Iskatefastbutdontnomuchelse.
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Posted 19 February 2008 - 01:16 AM

Meech played a really good game. I hope he can master the little things in the game that Lidstrom has. Go go Red Wing's scouting!!!

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 01:31 AM

Yeah, it was interesting watching Meech play today. The future is looking bright, ahah. I have to say I have liked him all along. Both Meech and Quincey.

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 01:57 AM

Quincey layed the body nice a couple times tonight.

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 02:17 AM

yeah both Meech and Quincey looked good, Quincey better though IMO!

more of what we need

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 08:26 AM

QUOTE (Zion @ February 19, 2008 - 04:10AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Kid is coming around. He'll be good trade bait, maybe next year. He's still too small, but perhaps another team can trade for a puck-moving defenseman.



QUOTE (Zion @ February 19, 2008 - 04:18AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Looks like a mini-Lebda.

And Lebs is small enough.


Umm so what were your thoughts on Darius Kasparitas when he entered the league, or rather when you saw him play because he is listed at the same height as Meech, yes he out weighs Meech but give the get a few years and a dozen or so Donuts.

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 08:34 AM

QUOTE (Grittzkey @ February 18, 2008 - 11:49PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Meech has a nice heavy shot.. Something that Lebda lacks severely.

I like meech as our reserve d-man, hopefully when everyone is healthy he can peak his head in, taking time off of Mr.Turnover and Mr.Iskatefastbutdontnomuchelse.

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 09:02 AM

QUOTE (Grittzkey @ February 19, 2008 - 05:49AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Meech has a nice heavy shot.. Something that Lebda lacks severely.

I like meech as our reserve d-man, hopefully when everyone is healthy he can peak his head in, taking time off of Mr.Turnover and Mr.Iskatefastbutdontnomuchelse.


I would have to assume you meant Lilja and Lebda, which makes me think you are just ragging on people because last night with the absence of Lids, Ralf, and Kronwall this team was without its numbers 1, 2, 3 d-men. That is slightly important so I will repeat, they were with out d-men number ONE, TWO, and THREE. Included in that is a one of a kind d-man the likes that have not been seen in decades, one is a perennial all star, and the other is the number 3 (sorry Kronner that was all I could come up with). The d helped Ozzie to a shut out. Did they make mistakes yes, there is only one Nick Lidstrom and even he has been mistake prone lately.
But Ozzie saved there asses a couple of times and they helped out. That D is depleted, Meech Played more minutes than he has all year combined (exaggeration) and the team had a shutout, yet you are going to complain that the D sucks.

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Edit: You didn't say they suck, I inferred that you meant that from their nicknames.
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In case you missed it Lilja and Lebda are the number 5-6 d-men when this team is healthy. For them to log big minutes, is like Kopecky trying to fill in for Filpula bad situation for the team, but if the team gets the W, let alone the shut out then the player(s) in bigger roles, A) did their job, B) are not horrible players, they are actually good enough to be in the NHL.


Leave the roster configuration and moves to Babs and Holland thank you very much!

Edited by Opie, 19 February 2008 - 09:04 AM.

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 09:30 AM

Well it's good to see the kids getting comfortable with bigger roles. It's good that this happens now and not suddenly during the playoffs. But a trade for a depth veteran defenseman is still, in my opinion at least, necessary.

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 09:51 AM

QUOTE (Opie @ February 19, 2008 - 09:02AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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By no means did i mean what i said based on 1 game. Im saying it over the period of the year.

Believe me, i understand that things are alot harder when your missing your top 3 dmen, and not just any top 3.. probaly 3 of the best tbh.

It was a general statement, saying Lilja is a turnover machine and Lebda has spectacular skating ability, But he does nothing else good at all..


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