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Shinzaki

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#2619078 Tj oshie to washington

Posted by Shinzaki on Today, 01:23 PM

Not as good as TJ Oshie...I can tell you that right now.  He's the real Prince,unlike some of the pretenders to tthe throne. He's a murderous uncle away from being Hamlet




#2619064 Tj oshie to washington

Posted by Shinzaki on Today, 08:15 AM

TJ Oshie is a gentleman and a scholar...a prince amongst men.




#2618535 Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

Posted by Shinzaki on 01 July 2015 - 07:39 PM

Meyers is a young Chara because he's 20 ft tall pretty much nothing else

We kept all our assets and gained at the very least, a 40 point dman who will likely score a lot more. Franson is a bad skater and will have trouble hitting 40 points and is also bad defensively. You have to be able to skate in today's NHL to play defense

 

Agreed...that's why I liked our decision to draft  young Mr Sarvi...




#2618532 Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

Posted by Shinzaki on 01 July 2015 - 07:37 PM

Where he fit in DC isn't relevant to where he fits in here....they're two different teams....




#2618528 Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

Posted by Shinzaki on 01 July 2015 - 07:28 PM

Yep...I'll surely trust the judgement of Caps fans over Kenny Holland when it comes to evaluating NHL talent.




#2617355 Holland doesn't expect to be busy this offseason

Posted by Shinzaki on 29 June 2015 - 07:06 PM

Yes...that's it exactly...Ken Holland doesn't want to win the cup..he's only pretends to.




#2617334 #73 OA - Defenseman Vili Saarijarvi

Posted by Shinzaki on 29 June 2015 - 05:42 PM

Stamkos was a big, derfy pylon against us...that little motherf...Johnson killed us.   If you can play..you can play.   Do I want 6 5-10ish Dmen?   No...but I don't want a unit full of 6-4 225lb sloths either.   I'll have rom for a smaller slick skater puck moving PP running Dman every day and I won't care if he isn't a poster child for ideal "measurables"

 

Sarvi can skate, he did very well against high end competition in the U18 tournament , he shoots RH and his names is cool...besides..the league doesn't want you to graab guys on the chip and chase..they barely want you to touch them.  Hard  body checks...other than the big crosscheck in the corner are drawing more penalties and suspensions.  That puts a premium on dmen that can turn their feet and keep guys in front of them as they move into the zone..it's almost like defending the baseline in basketball.  You can't let that guy get a step and turn the corner.  That puts a premium on skating.  




#2617121 #73 OA - Defenseman Vili Saarijarvi

Posted by Shinzaki on 28 June 2015 - 01:30 PM

Erik  Karlsson is 5-11ish and about 180....I'd do cartwheels if we had that guy.  I'll bet Sarvi could grow into someone close to that size easily.




#2617099 #73 OA - Defenseman Vili Saarijarvi

Posted by Shinzaki on 28 June 2015 - 11:32 AM

I've seen Saarijarvi listed at 5-10...and he's only 18.  Give him a few years to develop and you might have a 5-10, 190 lb RH defensman who can fly.  If he doesn't fill out you have a RH Adam Almqvist who can skate and that still might be good enough to make it.  Hell...the Adam Almqvist who couldn't skate as well almost made it.   Hicketts?  who knows...there seems to be so much offensive upside there, but 5-8 might be too short even for me.

 

Thanks to hockeystreams.com and Roku...I've seen a lot of nick Jensen over the past two years.  He's an NHL caliber dman.  I'll be disappointed if he doesn't get a real shot at camp this year




#2617091 Free agents this off season

Posted by Shinzaki on 28 June 2015 - 10:53 AM

We signed KQ last year on FA day...even on one ankle he was very effective last year.  He's not very flashy, doesn't try to lay the big hits that draw penalties and suspensions, but he uses his body and leverage around the cage better than anyone else we have




#2616986 2015 Draft

Posted by Shinzaki on 27 June 2015 - 12:15 PM

The season as been saved...Kenny drafted a 6-4 Dman.  Yay!




#2616973 2015 Draft

Posted by Shinzaki on 27 June 2015 - 11:58 AM

Perry was picked last year...how is he getting anywhere a hell of a lot sooner than a guy picked this year?




#2616911 2015 Draft

Posted by Shinzaki on 27 June 2015 - 10:48 AM

Crapping the bed?  I like the Svechnikov pick a lot...we'll see about Vili Saarijarvi...we have four young Dmen that we need to sort out and it's not like a 3rd round pick is going to step in right away.  I have no issue with them taking a guy who projects as a small RH dman that moves the puck well and can help the PP in a few years.




#2616896 2015 Draft

Posted by Shinzaki on 27 June 2015 - 10:20 AM

Kylington is 6 feet tall...they seem to want to draft bigger defensemen of late...although those last two didn't pan out at all


Toronto is going "small and skilled" this year....get ready to hear "you have to be heavier on the puck boys" for the next 10-12 years of your lives kids...




#2605930 All Purpose Grand Rapids Griffins Thread

Posted by Shinzaki on 04 May 2015 - 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".