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#21 number9

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 01:07 PM

 

That's interesting.  The coverage of him that I saw pointed to the fact that he went undrafted in 2010 because he had just had his spleen removed & there were questions about whether he would ever play hockey again.

I remember taking him specifically in 2011 because of all the "Russian Factor" talk, and about how we stole him by luring him over.

 

Spleen removal is a major procedure, but you can easily recover 100% from it. He made a full recovery and the next year he was ranked 25th overall in Europe. Still went undrafted... that is until the wings took him with their last pick.

My understanding was that the Wings approached him and he said he would come over if they drafted him. so they used their last pick on him, knowing no one else would draft him.



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Posted 03 January 2014 - 01:23 PM

Would have prefered Sproul

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 01:25 PM

Would have preferred Bobby Orr, but it's not my choice.



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Posted 03 January 2014 - 01:30 PM

http://www.nhl.com/i...ge.htm?id=59885

Midterm 2010 draft rankings have Marchenko at 18th European skater. Interesting that nobody took a late round flier on him that year even if the spleen thing is true. We took him in 2011. Seems legit.

 

Its cool seeing three Wings' prospects in the top 21 of that list.



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Posted 03 January 2014 - 01:31 PM

 

That's interesting.  The coverage of him that I saw pointed to the fact that he went undrafted in 2010 because he had just had his spleen removed & there were questions about whether he would ever play hockey again.

Some sell their souls to Satan to play with the Wings; others sell their spleens.  Both start with S.

 

Not expecting him to bring down the house, but I hope he has a good showing.



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Posted 03 January 2014 - 01:31 PM

Isn't Sproul struggling defensively? Haven't watched GR much but that's what I've read.

Good to see this kid, but it should be because Quincey or Kindl got scratched not because of an injury.

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 01:31 PM

So why are we hanging onto guys like Smith, and Kindl when we are this deep on D prospects??


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Posted 03 January 2014 - 01:44 PM

Isn't Sproul struggling defensively? Haven't watched GR much but that's what I've read.

Good to see this kid, but it should be because Quincey or Kindl got scratched not because of an injury.

 

if you go on + - then he seems ok. Pulkkinen, Callahan, Marchenko and Sproul lead the Griffs with +15.


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Posted 03 January 2014 - 01:47 PM

Isn't Sproul struggling defensively? Haven't watched GR much but that's what I've read.

Good to see this kid, but it should be because Quincey or Kindl got scratched not because of an injury.

saw a game in milwaukee a week ago, srpoul looks like a carbon copy of smith


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Posted 03 January 2014 - 01:47 PM

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 01:48 PM

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 01:53 PM

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 02:35 PM

 

if you go on + - then he seems ok. Pulkkinen, Callahan, Marchenko and Sproul lead the Griffs with +15.

Plus he only sits 3 behind Sproul & Almquist for the points lead for d-men on the Griffs.  Seems to have adjusted to the North American game pretty well.  Added bonus of being a right handed shot too.



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Posted 03 January 2014 - 03:19 PM

Would have preferred Bobby Orr, but it's not my choice.

 

I don't know about that I heard he is getting old and he knees are gone. :P

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 03:42 PM

 
I don't know about that I heard he is getting old and he knees are gone. :P
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Posted 03 January 2014 - 04:26 PM

 

I don't know about that I heard he is getting old and he knees are gone. :P

 

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 04:31 PM

wide, miss, block, wide, miss, block, wide, miss, block, injury,



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Posted 03 January 2014 - 04:40 PM

At this rate I wouldn't be surprised to see Backman called up before Sproul after he makes the switch to the AHL as well. I'm looking forward to see Marchenko play though, he should have a solid game.


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Posted 03 January 2014 - 04:56 PM

I'd like to see Almquist get called up again. Hard to understand Kenny's reasoning for these D call ups. Maybe looking at what we got and who we want to move forward with. I don't expect a deal until the deadline though, if at all. We'll have a lot more flexibility after these old farts come off the books. We seem to be stacked with solid D prospects but I don't see them getting rid of Smith or Kindl after investing this much time and frustration in them



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Posted 03 January 2014 - 04:58 PM

I think Kindl is hanging onto a spot by his fingernails. 


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