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#141 F.Michael

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 03:07 PM

I think Dekeyser is a good player and all, but I feel like this forum is sort of overrating him a bit. Maybe it's just me?

I honestly believe there's quite a few of us here that see him as a top-notch NCAA player with potential to become a top 4 Dman at the NHL level.

 

Right now - if he were to don a Red Wings jersey, and step right into the line up - chances are he'd have some issues handling the bigger/stronger/faster players.



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Posted 26 March 2013 - 03:08 PM

If Wings don't sign him, it's going to be a show on this forum. *Grabbing the popcorn*


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Posted 26 March 2013 - 03:14 PM

I honestly believe there's quite a few of us here that see him as a top-notch NCAA player with potential to become a top 4 Dman at the NHL level.

 

Right now - if he were to don a Red Wings jersey, and step right into the line up - chances are he'd have some issues handling the bigger/stronger/faster players.

It's going to be a big adjustment for him to say the least



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Posted 26 March 2013 - 04:56 PM

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It's kind of at the point where everybody wants him and now I mostly want him just to say we won.
Sort of an "I don't know if I want him but I don't want anybody else to have him" ...my feelings towards this signing are starting to sound less hockey fan and more crazy ex-girlfriend.


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Posted 26 March 2013 - 05:11 PM

I have a bad feeling... like he will end up on a team like Edmonton, Pitts... I hope I'm wrong as we really need to upgrade our "D"...


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Posted 26 March 2013 - 05:22 PM

I have a bad feeling... like he will end up on a team like Edmonton, Pitts... I hope I'm wrong as we really need to upgrade our "D"...

If you creep his facebook like I did you will notice that everything is Detroit/Michigan. Heck his Idol is nick lidstrom. I really don't see him going anywhere else. 


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Posted 26 March 2013 - 05:26 PM

 I hope I'm wrong as we really need to upgrade our "D"...

 

It might just be me, but I fail to see how a kid who has never faced NHL level talent is going to "upgrade" our "d"... We probably won't get him. I doubt that Holland and Babcock are going to guarantee him a spot in the top 6 after he signs.



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Posted 26 March 2013 - 05:40 PM

It might just be me, but I fail to see how a kid who has never faced NHL level talent is going to "upgrade" our "d"... We probably won't get him. I doubt that Holland and Babcock are going to guarantee him a spot in the top 6 after he signs.

 

While I agree that the guy is being severely overrated, I wouldn't rule out Holland and co. promising him a spot in the line-up. They may be a little desperate after failing to land a big name FA, and I could see him being slotted in the line-up over guys like White and Colaiacovo.

I think, at the very least, they'll offer him a spot and tell him it's his to lose. If he fails to impress, they send him to GR for the remainder of the season. I guess that could be the difference between signing here and somewhere like Edmonton (where he could very well jump into the top 4 without question).



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Posted 26 March 2013 - 07:15 PM

What is with the kid ? Has he signed yet ?

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 07:18 PM

He isn't expected to start making announcements until at earliest tomorrow is from what i've heard. The timeline has been around Wednesday-Thursday'ish with the possibility of a Friday announcement (unlikely). It seems like he got to field all his offers today, will most likely spend tonight and tomorrow looking over them and deciding with his agent and then a late announcement Wednesday night or Thursday morning. If it's a real hard choice, it will most likely be Thursday night - Friday morning.


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Posted 26 March 2013 - 07:28 PM

We shall see soon. Thanks !

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 09:20 PM

If you creep his facebook like I did you will notice that everything is Detroit/Michigan. Heck his Idol is nick lidstrom. I really don't see him going anywhere else. 



I really hope that you are right.

 
It might just be me, but I fail to see how a kid who has never faced NHL level talent is going to "upgrade" our "d"... We probably won't get him. I doubt that Holland and Babcock are going to guarantee him a spot in the top 6 after he signs.


Did you expected that Lashoff would be upgrade over Quincey, Huskins, Kindl, White...????
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Posted 26 March 2013 - 09:28 PM

If you creep his facebook like I did you will notice that everything is Detroit/Michigan. Heck his Idol is nick lidstrom. I really don't see him going anywhere else. 


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Posted 26 March 2013 - 09:51 PM

Tampa is possible, stevie y


It's impossible to say NO to Stevie...
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Posted 26 March 2013 - 09:54 PM

It's impossible to say NO to Stevie...

 

I've always said Stevie Y would be the only man that would turn me ***! Haha


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Pavel Datsyuk - "Pasha" - #13
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Posted 26 March 2013 - 10:10 PM

 
I've always said Stevie Y would be the only man that would turn me ***! Haha



This !!

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 01:51 AM

It's impossible to say NO to Stevie...

 

almost, Brunner did, and he said it was the hardest thing he had to do



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Posted 27 March 2013 - 02:06 AM

First off, I want to say GO WINGS!!!!!!

 

Now, with that being said, what if he opts out of all this senseless hype and stays in college for another year? Education and personal development is more important than slaving 2 decades of your life away, limiting your human potential by allowing your skills, passions and incredible physical and mental energies to be used as a commodity for a multi-million dollar business. Sports should not be about pressuring people to leave college, or they're country and play professionally, a sport, for the team that some guy owns. In my honest opinion, I hope he decides against going pro for the duration of his educational career. I think we are all forgetting the reality of this situation. Social media and video games have developed a false sense of reality in the way we perceive professional sports. These are real people, like you and I. The only difference is that these "players", instead of spending hours arguing about the people they see on TV, or the people they competitively trade/acquire in fantasy leagues or video games while you sit on your ass at home, they are actual training, learning, competing, achieving, and taking their live's to the next level under the strict control and supervision of the teams they belong to.( It's a job, not a sport anymore. ) They have families, and friends, and everything we have( to an extent ) , Why should we be all crazy and s*** about some kid who is 23 years old, goes to college and just ended his internship. Should the professionals hire him? Should they be putting a price on his athletic ability if it means denying him higher and future learning in the educational process? That's not for us to decide. Sure we can speculate, or believe what people we don't know heard from someone else that none of us personally know if they even exist said about this guys' decision, it's not getting us anywhere! Relax everyone. If he wants to play for Detroit, let him, and welcome him. Take away all the hype and all you have is a guy that's demanding that he gets the opportunity to play hockey for a professional sports team, one in which will grant him the opportunity to do so. Will he succeed? Heads or tails? Yes or no. Time unveils everything. Embrace the team we watch have now. They are playing pretty well together, with confidence in themselves and each other...anyways, back to reality,  this is America. These skating dollar signs are living the American dream and we are willingly watching them do it at the cost of living our own American dream. This whole spectacle is nothing more than a reality TV show.  Reality shows are manufactured entertainment. 

 

My prediction? He signs with (     detroit       )  AND They Win the Cup either this year, or in the next 2 years. 



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Posted 27 March 2013 - 06:41 AM

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 07:44 AM

I honestly believe there's quite a few of us here that see him as a top-notch NCAA player with potential to become a top 4 Dman at the NHL level.

 

Right now - if he were to don a Red Wings jersey, and step right into the line up - chances are he'd have some issues handling the bigger/stronger/faster players.

 What I'm wondering is:

 

Justin Schultz was supposed to start the year with Edmonton.  More offensively gifted, but not defensively.

 

Seth Jones is expected to jump right onto the team that drafts him this summer while Jacob Trouba was the best Dman in the WJC, and is in college right now and my skip his senior year to come play for the Jets (as per the analysists from TSN Jets last night)

 

but...

 

Dan Dekeyser isn't as good as any of the other 3, yet he took the same path as Schultz and finished his senior year at college and played 1 more year than Trouba and Seth Jones is even younger and fresher but can step right into the NHL.

 

I'll go on the list of guys that believes that Dekeyser can jump into the top 4 here and replace White, whom in all likelyhood will not be a Wing next year and he'll do a good job.  He's highly touted for his skating ability where at a camp, guys thought he was a forward he was such a good skater.  And he's a shutdown defensive guy who can put up points and makes smart pinches.  I'm not seeing a downside to him being in the top 4 and I truly hope he ends up here. 

 

After losing over the years Konstantinov, Fischer, Rafalski, Schneider, Stuart, Lidstrom and i'm sure I missed a couple, we need a young Dman to step in and anchor the blue line for the next 15.


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