So eighth seed teams should just give up unless you're the LA kings? Hockey more than any other sport, all 16 teams have a real shot. Eighth seed go deep all the time and every single extra playoff game makes the young guys that much better. If Larkin played with us last year against Tampa he would be a much better player at this point despite us not making it out of the first round. You start missing the playoffs it changes the environment around the team and guys like Dats probably wouldn't have stuck around
Nowhere did I say 8th seeded teams should give up. I said Cinderellas don't win the Cup, which was refuting Bill's point. But if you wish to set your sails on his turbulent waters, enjoy the voyage.
You are gasping and reaching now. Smith is good. If the Wings dont give him monutes, another team will. We have looked like hell 5 on 5 since we took him out. I think you are the one who picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue.
For those wondering, I suspect this is a huge reason why Smith gets bashed more than, say, Big E. A number of posters claim "Smith is good" despite evidence and the opinion of coaches (past and present).
The truth of it is, Smith was good (in college and the AHL) but hasn't been consistently good in the NHL. To claim that he is "good" now is preposterous. The experts don't agree with you nor do facts and his body of work in the NHL.
P.S. Substitute "Jurco" for "Smith" and the message remains the same.
Anyone else ready to see a roster move involving Drew Miller?
8 GP, 1 assist, -2.
Wings 23rd on the pk with 76.7%.
Time for Athanasoou to replace Miller. Love Miller's gamer quality, but he's not helping us right now. He's a career -19, so the 8 game sample size indicative of what we are going to see going forward = nothing special.
You dislike Miller almost as much as nyquististhefuture loves 14 year old prospects.
And you think Nill would of asked for janmark to be in the deal if he didn't know his potential?
He's playing on the 2nd line with spezza btw not bottom 6
That's just something we'll have to disagree with , I know I'm in the minority but I don't think legwand brought anything to the table and still think we could of made the playoff push with jarnkrok instead ... That's another topic though
Umm when he was dealt ... When .... He was one of our top prospects , top 10 I believe (googled for old prospect rankings but had no luck) ranked higher than athanasiou .... Just cause that isn't the case now doesn't diminish his worth at the time of the deal
Anyways fine I'll let it go ... Im just gonna hope he turns out the be the next zetterberg lol
Just because Janmark made the Stars line-up (bottom six forward which the Wings have no room for and probably won't until 2025) doesn't mean Holland could have traded him for Jeff Petry or some other top 4 guy. We're talking about a player that was passed over in two drafts and then taken by the Wings and……wait……wait…..JIM NILL. In fact Nill was probably the only GM that would take Janmark in a deal.
Good for Janmark for making the team, that's on him for working his ballz off. I blame Holland for making that deal about as much as I'd blame him for putting Nestrasil on waivers, which is to say not very friggin much.
Also: how goddamn predictable was this thread?
I love this last line. Maybe it's the age of some fans who haven't seen history play out again and again, but certain folks often overvalue prospects to the point of absurdity. Remember, most cute kids don't grow up to be supermodels.