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#21 GMRwings1983

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 04:13 PM

Wasn't much of a fight.  

 

I congratulate Smith on giving us our last fighting major until February.  


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Posted 03 November 2013 - 04:15 PM

Did Smith get hurt in the fight at the end? Unfortunate and unnecessary for him if so. 

BUT. 
 
I've been calling for Almqvist to get a shot and I'm glad he gets his opportunity. Can he be worse defensively than Smith? Doubtful. Can he move the puck better than Smith? Probable. Hope he does well and gets some PP time. 
 
 

Good puck-moving d-man, his size and defensive play are the most common negatives mentioned.

Even with the wings struggling defensively, i feel like they really miss an offensive minded D. Hopefully Almqvist can provide some quickness to the breakout.

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 04:16 PM

@AnsarKhanMLive: Wings defenseman Brendan Smith out 1-2 weeks w/ slightly separated shoulder from fight last night, Ken Holland said. Adam Almquist recalled.

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 04:17 PM

Not ashamed to say don't know much about him, anybody got a scouting report on Almqvist? What type of player is he.

 

Pucking-moving offensive defenseman with a good first pass. Smallish but very smart and efficient. Has the tools to be a monstrous PP quarterback. Basically, Rafalski Jr.

 

I believe he's going to be huge for us in the future. Big fan of his.


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Posted 03 November 2013 - 04:31 PM

I know nothing of almquists game, can someone gimme the cliffnotes?

 

Excellent puck-moving skills, great shot, superlative hockey IQ, mediocre defensive acumen, below-average height and weight.

 

 


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Posted 03 November 2013 - 04:34 PM

Another guy he reminds me of: Tobias Enstrom.


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Posted 03 November 2013 - 05:31 PM

Is it wrong that I'm not sad at all?

I know its been a really long time since the Wings had a high end defensive prospect come up, but, very rarely do D-men start off being worth much... I believe Smith has to be considered a work in progress for at least another season before you can think he's worthless.


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Posted 03 November 2013 - 06:02 PM

Almqvist the second coming of Brian Rafalski?



#29 mackel

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 07:08 PM

The loss of Smith is addition by subtraction.

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 07:32 PM

Moron.

 

Hopefully it'll be nice to watch a player like Almqvist whose biggest strength is hockey sense, which definitely is not a strength of Smith's. 



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 07:53 PM

Smith has 1 point (assist) in 11 games. Team worst -7 and team leading 19 penalty mins.

Safe to say hes shown hes not ready to be apart of this team. Hopefully Almquist does become that Rafalski 2.0 this team so badly needs.

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 08:02 PM

Even with the wings struggling defensively, i feel like they really miss an offensive minded D. Hopefully Almqvist can provide some quickness to the breakout.


Defensively were actually fine, the problem comes when you realize we don't have a puck moving defenseman to clear the zone and make that first pass. We can't get the puck out, almqvist should help alleviate that issue a bit.
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Posted 03 November 2013 - 08:15 PM

Almqvist the second coming of Brian Rafalski?

 

You mean the same Rafalski everyone wanted to retire after 10'?

 

Oh the irony.


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Posted 03 November 2013 - 08:45 PM

According to Doug McLean, Hakan Andersson paced back and forth nervously as he waited for Red Wings management to arrive at the rink. He knew they'd be very upset that he brought them all the way overseas to look at a defenseman that was way undersized. He knew they'd shake their head and say he was way too scrawny. He could only hope that this scrawny little defensmen named Nick Lidstrom had his typical incredible game while they were here to watch. And history was made..

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 08:46 PM

According to Doug McLean, Hakan Andersson paced back and forth nervously as he waited for Red Wings management to arrive at the rink. He knew they'd be very upset that he brought them all the way overseas to look at a defenseman that was way undersized. He knew they'd shake their head and say he was way too scrawny. He could only hope that this scrawny little defensmen named Nick Lidstrom had his typical incredible game while they were here to watch. And history was made..

 

I appreciate the sentiment but Hakan Andersson didn't scout/find Nick Lidstrom.  It was the European scout before Hakan named Christer Rockstrom. 



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 08:53 PM

I appreciate the sentiment but Hakan Andersson didn't scout/find Nick Lidstrom.  It was the European scout before Hakan named Christer Rockstrom.




Just passing along what I heard on the Doug MacLean interview on the radio when the wings were in Vancouver the other day regarding the size and success issue.

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 08:55 PM

Just passing along what I heard on the Doug MacLean interview on the radio when the wings were in Vancouver the other day regarding the size and success issue.

Have your husband call me so we can get together and complain about our fact checking wives ruining our stories.

 

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#38 martinezsvsu

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 10:57 PM

id rather they called up ouellet. almqvist is still kinda small.



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 11:24 PM

 

You mean the same Rafalski everyone wanted to retire after 10'?

 

Oh the irony.

 

 

 

 

Certainly not everyone.



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 11:32 PM

 
You mean the same Rafalski everyone wanted to retire after 10'?
 
Oh the irony.


I fail to see your point. Everyone wanted draper and and Maltby to retire once they were no longer effective. That does not mean they were never effective or that everyone always wanted them off the team.





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