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In Topic: Training Camp Thread

Today, 02:33 PM

I really don't have an issue with Cleary IF he's playing at an effective level. What I do wonder is if spreading the forwards around so much is going to hurt the team at all. Camp lines are only camp lines, but they're running something like:





Miller-Glendening-Sheahan? (I think? I've seen Sheahan on a line with Jurco, though.)


It just feels weird to see the players spread around like that. I'm sure things will sort themselves out during the exhibition games, though.

In Topic: Training Camp Thread

Today, 11:36 AM

I don't know if he's good enough to win a spot in GR, or if he would be prepared to play in Toledo, but the kid has had a great camp. Is he still draft eligable if he returns to Junior? There was a quote from a scout a few weeks ago who was surprised he'd gone undrafted.


He's returning to Victoria this season, as he's only just turned 18. So he's definitely draft eligible.

In Topic: Training Camp Thread

19 September 2014 - 11:03 AM

Imagine being a kid and seeing Z hit the ice and cheering your face off, and then Cleary jumps on with him and you just cry... I just witnessed that reaction. It may or may not have been from myself. I also may or may not be an adult.


On another note, look at that boxscore: Glendening, Wheaton and Llewelyn. Snipesville.


Edit: "Jurco just got hit in leg by Quincey shot during scrimmage...should be good but that will sting"


Quincey's already back to endearing himself to Wings fans all over.

In Topic: Mantha's Injury

18 September 2014 - 01:14 PM

Whether it's now, or in two months, I highly doubt Mantha will stick with the big club this season. That extra slide year on his ELC is simply to good for Holland to pass up. I assume he'll still get a look at some point, but he won't exceed the 9 games he's allowed to play without altering the slide.


It's a shame, though, as I think he could have really turned some heads in the pre-season. Hope he has a speedy recovery.

In Topic: 2014-15 Grand Rapids Griffins

17 September 2014 - 12:55 PM

Have to admit, I think I underestimated Double A. I knew he had the speed, but he showed some real offense in the tournament. I can only speak from what I saw via the highlights, but it seems to me he's got some real good hand-eye, and an ability to protect the puck. With Alfredsson possibly out for the beginning of the season, I think we could see Jurco/Mantha take up a spot in Detroit. I'd tweak my original forwards line-up to something along the lines of...


(Pretty much the stand-out 1st line. Tons of offense.)





(This is a situation where I think you have a 2a, 2b situation. Either line could bring offense, and you could flip Tvrdon and AA. I just like the whole concept of the Czech line, and having someone responsible for being a net-front presence of each line. Question marks around Ferraro and Cally in terms of where they end up, though.)




(Rugged, prototypical grind line. I doubt Porter was signed to play on the 4th line, but it seems like Miele, Nosek and Ferraro should all be ahead of him. Should Ferraro be moved or plucked off waivers, I think Porter bumps up a line.)


Obviously, things could get shifted around, but I like the look of this line-up a lot. Miele is going to be their top set-up guy, IMO. He's going to have two trigger men on his line, either way. Nosek-Frk showed some chemistry at the tourney, so I think they may stick with that pairing until it shows signs of not working out. Regardless, I think this team has a ton of potential. Should be fun to watch.