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Shinzaki

Member Since 14 Jul 2007
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In Topic: All Purpose Grand Rapids Griffins Thread

Today, 03:02 PM

I've seen a fair number of Griffs games this year...I'll echo what krsmith said about Mantha...physically he has all the ability in the world and can dominate when he gets after it.  the problem he has...like a lot of really talented athletes...is that he's finally reached a level where talent alone doesn't cut it.  You have to work...it's paradoxical, the more talent you have, the harder you have to work because you have more skills to develop and refine.  Jimmy D was 100% justified in raking Mantha like that.  The kid has a huge opportunity in front of him as the Wings NEED scoring.  He isn't putting forth the effort to grab that opportunity and run with it.  

 

An WTH does Jensen have to do to get a shot in Detroit.  Blazing speed, moves the puck well and decent size...and he's RH!!  Every time I see him play I think "that's an NHL defenseman".


In Topic: All Purpose Grand Rapids Griffins Thread

Yesterday, 06:12 PM

AA's gotten a lot of Helm comparisons...when he does stuff like that,  I think "Federov"


In Topic: All Purpose Grand Rapids Griffins Thread

Yesterday, 10:16 AM

Nosek had a hell of a game...he could be a FA steal.  .Athanasiou's speed lead to him netting the go ahead goal and his speed created the PP Teemu scored on.  Tyler Bertuzzi looks like  Luke Glendening with more offense.   The Bertuzzi pick was a head scratcher at the time, but he's got a future....don't know if it's as a 2nd or 3rd line wing or a 4th line guy with offense, but he's going to be in Detroit by 2016-2017

 

Athanasiou, Larkin, Sheahan....potentially, that's a heck of a group of C's we could see in Detroit when the new building opens.   I'm not 100% convinced that Gus won't eventually be a C as well


In Topic: Wings re-sign Cleary $1.5 mill + $1mill in game bonuses

10 July 2014 - 07:20 PM

From a practiclal standpoint..if he isn't playing, I don't care.  We're going to be under the cap with or without his 1.5mil.  I don't want to see Dan Cleary playing over a Jurco or any other productive player unless he magically becomes 2008 Dan Cleary again.


In Topic: Wings re-sign Cleary $1.5 mill + $1mill in game bonuses

10 July 2014 - 04:55 PM

He's the Wings answer to Don Kelly....for whatever reason, he sticks around.