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Kyle Quincey/Brendan Smith or Ian White/Carlo Colaiacovo


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#21 kipwinger

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 08:32 PM

I would choose Smith/Quincey because Smith is the best player out of the four by far. 

 

That being said, I would rather have Colaiacovo over Quincey. Cola moved the puck well the three games he was healthy and the Red Wings defense lacks that skill overall. 

 

I disagree.  Smith has the highest potential of all four, but he's not the best player (yet).  Smith gets absolutely exposed every time he plays against speedier teams.  Remember that game a couple of weeks ago against Nashville?  The one where Mike Fisher absolutely owned Smith so badly that they did a montage of it during the broadcast?  That's Mike Fischer mind you, not some superstar and he ended the night with a goal and two assists.  Smith and Quincey are AWFUL against a moderate forecheck.  So again, against a slower, bigger, team then maybe they'd be the better choice.  But against a team that forechecks, White and Colaiacovo are far and away the better option as far as retrieving the puck and getting it up ice to the forwards.


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Posted 06 January 2014 - 09:30 PM

did you just say quincey is offensive minded ......................

 

Well a lot of goals are scored when Quincey is on the ice



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Posted 06 January 2014 - 09:47 PM

I miss Danny Markov


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Posted 06 January 2014 - 09:49 PM

I miss Danny Markov and Andy Delmore

 

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 10:12 PM

 

Quincey and Smith are both higher risk players.  That's really the only similarity.  They have very different styles to their game.

So Quincey is a stay at home defenseman in your opinion then?

Or is Smith?


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Posted 07 January 2014 - 07:56 AM

Smith has played pretty well lately and Quincey is no where near as bad as this board implies.
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Posted 07 January 2014 - 08:49 AM

Colaiacovo over Quincey, but Smith has really improved and still has promise, so no thanks to White.
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Posted 07 January 2014 - 09:00 AM

Quincey/Smith

 

Lots of potential in the younger smith.  However, if Colaiacovo can stay healthy he will be a force to be recokoned with.  Cola has great vision and moves the puck extremely well.


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Posted 07 January 2014 - 09:05 AM

On paper, Cola is a great fit for us. But his being injury prone prevents him from really being effective.
On paper, Cola is a great fit for us. But his being injury prone prevents him from really being effective.
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Posted 07 January 2014 - 05:11 PM

This is a tough question and a good topic.  Kudos to the OP.  Quincey and Smith definitely have the higher ceiling and more potential, but they're so flagrantly boneheaded I find myself at a loss for words at times.  Colaiacovo and White were often overmatched physically, but they didn't make poor decisions the way Quincey and Smith do.  So for a career I'd take Quincey and Smith, for a single playoff series this year I'd take White and Colaiacovo.  Also depends on the size of the team we're playing.  A smaller, faster, team and I'd definitely take White and Colaiacovo, a bigger and slower team would be better served with Quincey and Smith.





We would have advanced past Chicago with White/Cola

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 06:26 PM

We would have advanced past Chicago with White/Cola

 

I can't tell if you're being sarcastic or not, so I'll just assume since this is LGW that you are. 


GMRwings:  "Well, in other civilized countries, 16 years old isn't considered underage.  For instance, I believe the age of consent is 16 in Canada.  There's some US states where it's 16 as well.  

 

Get off the high horse.  Not like she was 10."

 

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 12:46 AM

This is a tough question and a good topic.  Kudos to the OP.  Quincey and Smith definitely have the higher ceiling and more potential, but they're so flagrantly boneheaded I find myself at a loss for words at times.  Colaiacovo and White were often overmatched physically, but they didn't make poor decisions the way Quincey and Smith do.  So for a career I'd take Quincey and Smith, for a single playoff series this year I'd take White and Colaiacovo.  Also depends on the size of the team we're playing.  A smaller, faster, team and I'd definitely take White and Colaiacovo, a bigger and slower team would be better served with Quincey and Smith.

 

I can agree with this post. 


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