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#41 wings4thecup06

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Posted 28 June 2014 - 11:52 AM

oh please...forgive me for not wearing the glasses. Just because someone has an opinion that you don't agree with doesn't mean they are less of a fan. Its unfortunate we have people who don't want to see Holland have some balls.

 

you are right though, its not July yet. I do hope Holland lets loose and actually does something of significance. I just hope the come July 2 and he is still kicking the tires, I dint hear...guys its only Juky, not everyone signs right away....oh wait that is what we hear...

 

FWIW I did say his draft was solid...it just didn't address any of our pressing needs. Now if/when he does sign a couplevUFA's, he will have too many players and end up losing players to waivers instead of getting a puck for them... I do agree with you guys, be patient, but we are patient every year and every year...welll...

 

Brains aren't found in the balls though. Making a decision that could cost this franchise in the long run for a short term risk really isn't the strategy that KH and co have employed (aside from Legwand perhaps - but let's not batter that dead horse). 

 

Maybe, just maybe, the Wings feel pretty happy with how things are developing, with the kids who've stepped up, and the young D core we're about to get, right now what we need is some solid veterans in the lineup like we have to complement and help the kids become the leaders of this team. It doesn't make much sense right now to trade a bunch of em away, because really, the guys who are still in GR we don't know which ones will make it. 

 

Its a patient approach and yea, I can imagine it's frustrating when other teams around the league are seemingly going for it when we're appearing to stand pat. But why roll the dice when even doing so won't put you over the top? May as well wait and have several successful years than just 1 or 2. 


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#42 RedFlag85

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Posted 28 June 2014 - 11:54 AM

I actually quite like this draft so far. 3 centers seems like a lot, but in a few years they'll be needed in our system. I like taking a goalie semi late in the draft as well. That Finnish lw looks like he had a decent year. Anyone know his actual height? NHL.com says 6'2", TSN says 6'5".

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Posted 28 June 2014 - 11:55 AM

Oh darn, a 6'5 LW....  He's way too big :lol:  And he got 39 points in 33 games last season. 

 

We haven't seen a draft pick under 6'0 in almost 2 drafts.


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Posted 28 June 2014 - 11:58 AM

Come guys. Stay on topic. Take your Beef to PM.

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Posted 28 June 2014 - 11:59 AM

Red Wing Central has that LW at 6'5


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Posted 28 June 2014 - 12:00 PM

Red Wing Central has that LW at 6'5

 

Imagine Babcock's face

 

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Posted 28 June 2014 - 12:03 PM

 

Imagine Babcock's face

 

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Posted 28 June 2014 - 12:06 PM

I complain because we can...

 

back on topic...do they make any kids under 6' anymore? Heck my 15 year old is 6'2"... I am quite happy with the draft. Wish we could've made the NHL club better...bring on the 1st! Kick them hard Kenny...


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#49 Z Winged Dangler

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Posted 28 June 2014 - 12:10 PM

The only other thing I'd like to see this draft is for Kindl and Andersson to be traded so we can draft 4 guys in the 7th round :w00t:


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Posted 28 June 2014 - 12:10 PM

I actually quite like this draft so far. 3 centers seems like a lot, but in a few years they'll be needed in our system. I like taking a goalie semi late in the draft as well. That Finnish lw looks like he had a decent year. Anyone know his actual height? NHL.com says 6'2", TSN says 6'5".

 

SM-Liga's website has him listed at 196cm which is 6'5" so I'm going to go with that height.


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Posted 28 June 2014 - 12:12 PM

Discuss the topic please and not each other. 

 

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Posted 28 June 2014 - 12:13 PM

Most teams don't get better by trading in the draft.  That's what free agency is for.  I don't know anything about these kids Holland drafted but they replenish our center prospects.  Holland can't magically make this a better draft, and everyone seems pretty high on Larkin.  Draft day is the worst day to complain, because no one has any idea how these kids will pan out in 5 years.  But drafting three centers helps increase the chances that one of them turns out to be good.


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Posted 28 June 2014 - 12:17 PM

I agree completely, I just wish we would trade some of our spare parts for some late round draft picks...



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Posted 28 June 2014 - 12:20 PM

Axel Holmstrom.....hmm.  Another Wings family member?


Edited by Z Winged Dangler, 28 June 2014 - 12:21 PM.

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#55 hillbillywingsfan

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Posted 28 June 2014 - 12:20 PM

AXEL HOLMSTROM

 

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Posted 28 June 2014 - 12:21 PM

Axel holmstrom.
Another c.

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Posted 28 June 2014 - 12:21 PM

Axel Holmstrom with the 196th pick

 

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Posted 28 June 2014 - 12:22 PM

Axel Holmstrom. I don't think there is any relation to Tomas.


Another left handed center.......



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Posted 28 June 2014 - 12:23 PM

no D and no R/H guys either, i hope we have a trade or 2 lined up.


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Posted 28 June 2014 - 12:23 PM

The only other thing I'd like to see this draft is for Kindl and Andersson to be traded so we can draft 4 guys in the 7th round :w00t:

I'd like to see that too, but I imagine most teams have players internally they want to evaluate and they know the Wings (and other teams) will have to put players through waivers. There doesn't seem to be a big market for non-veteran players, especially those that aren't 'gritty'.







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