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26 minutes ago, LeftWinger said:

We start the season with the team we have now I might watch one game to see how crappy they are and be done with it. The way I feel right now I have no faith in Holland. How can you go into the draft wanting one thing and come out with another. Vilardi was a slam dunk. Holland would have screwed up the first pick overall.

Yes I'm very angry

I understand what you're saying, and I'm frustrated as well, but I also didn't have a chubby for Vilardi to start.  He said they were going to concentrate on centers and defense... they got a big center who was ranked anywhere from 5-15, so I'm failing to see why the sky is necessarily falling.  Annoyed, sure, but 16 teams passed on Vilardi so maybe something was up with him that we didn't know about.

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Seriously, did Rasmussen play around the net like that because that's all he could do or because that's what his coach wanted from him? If it's all he can do, probably and pick. If he can do more then could be a great pick.

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OK, I've vented and ingested some booze. I feel a little better.

Welcome aboard, Rasmussen. I hope you become the next Jesus Christ. If you fail to become the next Jesus Christ, I will boo you mercilessly at every opportunity.

#Family

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5 minutes ago, Barrie said:

Here ya go, some 2016-17 highlights of our guy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TicSWmJ_knY

I don't watch Jr Hockey, so I can't comment on other guys we passed on, but we can use a forward with size, who isn't afraid of going to the net.

Looks like he goes to the net, is impossible to move when he gets there, and thinks shoot first when he gets the puck. We could use more guys who think shoot first. 

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16 minutes ago, SwedeLundin77 said:

I understand what you're saying, and I'm frustrated as well, but I also didn't have a chubby for Vilardi to start.  He said they were going to concentrate on centers and defense... they got a big center who was ranked anywhere from 5-15, so I'm failing to see why the sky is necessarily falling.  Annoyed, sure, but 16 teams passed on Vilardi so maybe something was up with him that we didn't know about.

He went 11th not 17th

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1 minute ago, amato said:

Looks like he goes to the net, is impossible to move when he gets there, and thinks shoot first when he gets the puck. We could use more guys who think shoot first. 

Right. What was one thing we were saying all year about the Wings? We weren't shooting enough. Again, I don't know the skill level of the guys we didn't pick, but guys who shoot the puck first are exciting to watch.

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12 minutes ago, DickieDunn said:

Seriously, did Rasmussen play around the net like that because that's all he could do or because that's what his coach wanted from him? If it's all he can do, probably and pick. If he can do more then could be a great pick.

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I don't know, but maybe because he was the biggest guy on the ice?

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It is pretty funny, we draft small and the narrative becomes "another small euro, come on Holland our team is so easy to push around!!!" 

We draft big and the narrative becomes "Oh thats just GREEEEAT, he has to be good because he's is big. Holland you jackass".

There really is no pleasing the fans.

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Chicago Nashville Pittsburgh if any of those three select The Hague I'm going to puke.

2 minutes ago, kliq said:

It is pretty funny, we draft small and the narrative becomes "another small euro, come on Holland our team is so easy to push around!!!" 

We draft big and the narrative becomes "Oh thats just GREEEEAT, he has to be good because he's is big. Holland you jackass".

There really is no pleasing the fans.

We just got a draft medium

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2 minutes ago, kliq said:

It is pretty funny, we draft small and the narrative becomes "another small euro, come on Holland our team is so easy to push around!!!" 

We draft big and the narrative becomes "Oh thats just GREEEEAT, he has to be good because he's is big. Holland you jackass".

There really is no pleasing the fans.

Because we want to see the best player available get drafted. Not projects, which is what he has done two years in a row now. Two years in a row a gift fell into our lap (Chychrun last year, Vilardi or Liljegren this year) and he goes for projects. It's s*** drafting when it comes to decent first round picks. 

 

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2 minutes ago, kliq said:

It is pretty funny, we draft small and the narrative becomes "another small euro, come on Holland our team is so easy to push around!!!" 

We draft big and the narrative becomes "Oh thats just GREEEEAT, he has to be good because he's is big. Holland you jackass".

There really is no pleasing the fans.

I dislike the pick because I don't think Rasmussen is a true high-end talent. I think his stock was inflated because he's 6'6" tall. I pray I'm wrong, but I fear he's another Sheahan.

I hate to link to this for the 70th time, but, from everything I've seen and heard and read, I feel it's on-point:

https://www.wingingitinmotown.com/2017/4/11/15259068/dr-dangles-prospect-profiles-michael-rasmussen-c-tri-city-americans-15

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6 minutes ago, kliq said:

It is pretty funny, we draft small and the narrative becomes "another small euro, come on Holland our team is so easy to push around!!!" 

We draft big and the narrative becomes "Oh thats just GREEEEAT, he has to be good because he's is big. Holland you jackass".

There really is no pleasing the fans.

Vilardi is big but also has some skill.

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