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#1 Heaten

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 10:28 PM

Much better than I thought he would do, he's lookin' pretty good out there. He seems to pass well and sees the ice well. He has brain farts every now and then, but overall, I think he's going to do well this year (if he keeps it up and Wings get healthy).

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 10:41 PM

He's doing pretty well for a rookie by my standards. He has some mistakes, but that's mostly adjusting to a new team. He sorta looks like a less skilled Lidstrom to me. I'm hoping he starts putting up some points sometime soon, his shot seems perfect for tips.

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 10:54 PM

wow.... didn't realize that the same year Kindl was taken 19th overall, Paul Stastny was taken 44th and Helm was a 5th rounder...

anyhow, I have always thought that Kindl was a wasted first round pick, especially one that high, but hopefully he turns those rookie mistakes into something great. It's hard to live up to being a first round pick, its easy to be a 5th rounder... A bunch of folks missed out on Stastny, and the way Helm as been so far in his NHL career, he could've gone in the first round, he's doing much better than Sasha Pokulok...

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 12:26 AM

He played better tonight than I've seen Ericsson play since his first playoff.

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 12:29 AM

he has good passes and hes good offensively. i think hell be great after some experience in the NHL. get the speed and skill down and hell be good to go

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 12:56 AM

He's playing better than Janik.

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 12:59 AM

He looks good on the pp
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Posted 15 October 2010 - 03:59 AM

I said prior to this season that Kindl will surprise everyone with his very solid play and will be a consistent starter after about Game 10.

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 06:55 AM

I have like Kindl more than Janik Ericsson and Salei...

That is my opinion on him, he should be #5 on the depth chart.

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 08:19 AM

I'm definitely higher on Kindl than I am Ericsson. There's just nothing I appreciate about Ericsson's game. I wouldn't be at all opposed to see Stuart or Salei pair with him once Raffi's back.

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 09:14 AM

I wouldn't say he's better than Salei yet, but he definitely gives us hope for the future. Ericsson still could develop into a decent D-man but it's looking pretty unlikely, though the season is still early. Right now I'd put the depth chart at:

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 11:12 AM

Speaking of Salei, I haven't been impressed with him so far. He pinches way too much and doesn't look all that solid in his own end. Could just be adjusting to a new team, but he needs to cut down on the mental errors.

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 11:19 AM

Janik has looked just fine. So has Kindl.

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 11:48 AM

Before the preseason started I thought Kindl was going to be fairly brutal to start the year, but he looked decent in preseason and really was one of the few positives I took from the game last night. I'm pleasantly surprised by the way he's played so far, and yes he's very Lidstrom-esque (imo) in that he seems to make most of his defensive plays with his stick. Throw in the fact that Kindl's possesses a big-ish frame and he's young... makes ya wonder what happens to Ericsson if he continues to not play well.

Janik has done what they wanted him to do so far, now he just needs to make it back to GR once E/Raffi are healthy and he's golden.
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Posted 15 October 2010 - 12:31 PM

Kindl's got a nice shot/pass. I hope to see him on the PP even when Raffi's back.

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Posted 16 October 2010 - 09:27 PM

Kindl's got a nice shot/pass. I hope to see him on the PP even when Raffi's back.

A couple bad giveaways tonight, but also saw Kindl shoving Wolski and Doan around on Phoenix's first line. He's really doing great out there and looking forward to seeing more.

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Posted 16 October 2010 - 09:44 PM

kindl has made some mistakes, but that's expected for a rook. he's looked decent.

ericsson better get his head out of his ass when he gets back, or he'll find himself as the 7th d very fast.

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Posted 16 October 2010 - 10:53 PM

I think Kindl looked great tonight. He makes a few small mental mistakes but overall he's very impressive out there. He seems very comfortable and he jumps right in to carry the play. What impressed me most is how he didn't screw up on plays Ericsson absolutely would have, for instance on some of the fast-paced, hard passing plays.
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Posted 17 October 2010 - 12:39 PM

Been very impressed with Kindl. I can see why some were saying that a lot of his passes were taking his GR team mates by surprise. He does a lot of little one time passes to get the puck out of trouble. Once he gets the timing on his outlet pass down, he's gonna be a really good player. Not afraid to get his nose dirty either. That's good to see too.

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 12:47 PM

he looks great for a rookie imo. Better then Ericsson, hands down.





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