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#61 Euro_Twins

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 01:13 PM

 
Janmark's also 6'-1". Hardly an imp.


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Posted 05 May 2014 - 01:20 PM

 

Janmark's also 6'-1". Hardly an imp.

 

Because he's a Euro, he's already 3 inches shorter than actual height.  So, he's actually 5'10.  To be 6'1, he'd have to actually be 6'4.  

 

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 01:23 PM

 

Because he's a Euro, he's already 3 inches shorter than actual height.  So, he's actually 5'10.  To be 6'1, he'd have to actually be 6'4.  

 

No, I'm not drunk.  

 

LOL.

 

So Chara's a tidy seven feet tall then.

 

Conversely using the "North American Height Adjustment Coefficient", that Gallagher kid that plays for the Habs is totally like 6 feet.


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Posted 05 May 2014 - 01:54 PM

Some need to slow down and read. We are talking about gritty forwards. talking about the D men that Holland has finally started to pick up the last few years doesn't help your point. Adding in Bodin, melen, janmark adds to my euro point.


Yeah 6'6" 207 lb checking line wingers suck at being gritty

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 01:55 PM

Some need to slow down and read. We are talking about gritty forwards. talking about the D men that Holland has finally started to pick up the last few years doesn't help your point. Adding in Bodin, melen, janmark adds to my euro point.


How dare you. Hampus Melen is a god among men.

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 02:40 PM

How dare you. Hampus Melen is a god among men.

 

Your love of Hampus Melen is one of your more adorable traits. 


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

 

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 04:35 PM

 
Your love of Hampus Melen is one of your more adorable traits. 


Seriously thou... Don't talk bad about the Hampus Melen

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 07:47 PM

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 08:07 PM

 

LOL.

 

So Chara's a tidy seven feet tall then.

 

Conversely using the "North American Height Adjustment Coefficient", that Gallagher kid that plays for the Habs is totally like 6 feet.

 

Nah.  Chara is 6'6


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Posted 07 May 2014 - 12:13 PM

Guys please get back on track. There is no secret what we need. We lack size and grit. yes we have added some more size the past couple of years, but when we have done so it has been more euro guys than NA guys. Like it or not but most euros are not gritty/tough players. Franzen anyone? yes he is 6-3/225 pounds. Classic power forward build. But does he play that why? No. Now none of us know what guys will turn into 3-5 years from now. we don't even know which ones will ever play in Detroit. That is always the trouble with prospects. we need the size and grit now, not 3 years from now. Sitting and waiting for it to come while we have the need is a bad idea.



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Posted 07 May 2014 - 12:16 PM

What's Josh Gratton up to these days?
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Posted 07 May 2014 - 12:22 PM

BTW, after the Sharks got dumped the rumors are starting to focus on 2 guys being moved: pavalski and burns. Burns = Buf. Big, tough, Rhed shot, but keeps moving between D and F. Cheaper than Buf though.....



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Posted 07 May 2014 - 04:40 PM

2013:

ANTHONY MANTHA R CAN 6' 3" 190 QMJHL VAL D'OR 

ZACH NASTASIUK R CAN 6' 1" 190 OHL OWEN SOUND

TYLER BERTUZZI L CAN 6' 0" 178 OHL GUELPH

MATTIAS JANMARK C SWE 6' 1" 189 SWEDEN AIK

DAVID POPE L CAN 6' 2" 187 BCHL WEST KELOWNA

MITCH WHEATON D CAN 6' 4" 228 WHL KELOWNA

MARC MCNULTY D CAN 6' 5" 185 WHL PRINCE GEORGE 

HAMPUS MELEN R SWE 6' 2" 165 SWE JR TINGSRYD

 

Show me the undersized "soft euro"

 

Mitch Wheaton almost fits your demands almost exactly except that he's 13 pounds heavier and he's from Sherwood Park, Alberta. 

 

Please forgive my ignorance since I know nothing of these players, but outside of of being larger than your average Red Wing - do any of them play to their size, or are they carbon copies of Franzen?

i would prefer scoring forwards and real defensemen

 

Unfortunately these guys don't grow on trees, and long gone are the days of no salary cap.



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#74 Bring Back The Bruise Bros

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 04:44 PM

A power forward for the top 6 is exactly what this team needs, in addition to a sniper for Datsyuk and Zetterberg.

 

I wonder what the chances are of Buffalo looking into dealing Chris Stewart?


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Posted 07 May 2014 - 08:35 PM

FM, Mantha is a sniper with skill that will drop the gloves once in a while. he is not a banger at this point in time. nastasiak will bang and has grown already.



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Posted 07 May 2014 - 08:48 PM

Haven't Wings fans been saying we need to add a big, tough, gritty scoring winger/power forward since like 1998? 



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Posted 07 May 2014 - 08:53 PM

No. Back then we had Shanny, McCarty, lapointe, later added Clark, Robie-who was very good down low, one of the samuelsons.... or was it sundstrom..... had some tough Dmen like Pushor, ward, chelios,  etc....... It wasn't until the mid 2000's that that group retired that we developed our softness. A lot of tough gritty players that were replaced by Bertuzzi and nothing else.



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Posted 07 May 2014 - 09:04 PM

What's Josh Gratton up to these days?

 

Or Chris Gratton.     :hehe:

 

Big name on LGW, circa 2007.  


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Posted 07 May 2014 - 09:27 PM

 
Or Chris Gratton.     :hehe:
 
Big name on LGW, circa 2007.  

I was a mere LGW lurker back then, but I remember the Chris Gratton frenzy.

We should see if Gary Roberts will come out of retirement.
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Posted 08 May 2014 - 06:01 AM

I would love to have Burns and Pavelski
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