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#2625913 Wings Release Training Camp Roster

Posted by Jesusberg on 18 September 2015 - 10:56 AM

Well that was quick Larkin scores the 1st goal of the Scrimmage on Jimmy

...and it begins.

#2625911 Wings Release Training Camp Roster

Posted by Jesusberg on 18 September 2015 - 10:49 AM

Kindl deserves power play time over Smith lol he's already proven he can produce why do we need 4 offensive defensemen, why play around with Smith when we already have 3 guys who can do the job, also since it's established the guy can't play defense why is he still on this team over Marchenko and Ouellet both proved they can play under Babs why wouldn't they be that much better under Blash since you think Smith will be?

I can't believe I'm advocating for Kindl, but in this situation... yes. Kindl's really solid on the power play. If he wasn't so horse**** in his own zone, I'd have more faith in him. If I'm picking between Kindl and Smith, strictly for their skill on the PP, I go with Kindl - overall, probably Smith.

Honestly, I wouldn't mind seeing Kindl-Marchenko as a pairing at some point. I think Kindl, if given the chance, can put up some offensive numbers. You know what you're getting with Kindl, an offensively-inclined, PP specialist. I'm not sure what Smith is, but he's decent at a lot of things, not especially great at one thing, IMO.

Smith and Jurco might be happy about Babcock being gone, but Kindl probably went ape****.

#2625894 Wings Release Training Camp Roster

Posted by Jesusberg on 18 September 2015 - 09:53 AM

The thing is, I can see some of the defensive improvements that Smith has made. I think he's better positionally than he was a few years back. He makes better decisions in terms of stick-checking and when to take someone out of the play.

That said, he still can't seem to get the puck out of his own zone. It just seems like when he has the puck, his brain turns off. For the life of me, I don't understand it. You'll see him throw a bomb up the middle every once in awhile, but I swear he gets picked off more consistently than anyone else on the team. Like others have said, I think it's a mental issue more than anything. He's so jittery with the puck that I just don't trust him on the power play. I don't hate Brendan Smith, I just don't have faith in his abilities.

#2625864 Leafs acquire Grabner

Posted by Jesusberg on 18 September 2015 - 08:44 AM

Vinnik? That was a fun ride from start to finish.

#2625755 Wings Release Training Camp Roster

Posted by Jesusberg on 17 September 2015 - 12:37 PM

Helm Abby I'd imagine We saw that alot last year, our fourth line center (Nosek,Andy whoever) can be the other PKer Abby is so good on the PK tho I'm sure we will see them all on the Pk But i don't think Sheahan or Abdelkader should kill them regularly

I agree, but once Datsyuk returns, Glendening is likely to go back to that 4C spot. The fourth line will be Miller-Glendening-Ferraro, I assume.

When that happens, if Jurco or Pulkkinen are in the lineup, I assume it's not anyone from the top-nine coming out. That means they're likely using Abdelkader or Sheahan with Helm. I assumed that Helm-Abdelkader were used more last season too, but I checked and they were together 1.8% of the time on the PK, while Helm-Sheahan were used 1.16%. After Glendening-Miller (38.22%), Helm-Andersson was the pairing used most frequently (9.67%), which I hope doesn't happen this season.

#2625753 Wings Release Training Camp Roster

Posted by Jesusberg on 17 September 2015 - 12:25 PM

Taking Sheahan off the PP and putting him on the penalty kill, don't see him developing into a second line center if that happens, we don't need anymore defensive forwards we already have Abby Helm Andy Ferraro Luke at least four of those guys will be in the lineup this year and We'll have Larkin next year, I like how they are putting him on the wing, forget focusing on defense kid shoot the puck and throw that body around, Smith is what 25 26? Why keep givin him chances he's a bottom pairing guy, maybe a 4 when he turns his brain on, Sheahan has great hands an unreal shot and a big body he definitely should be on the PP and playing more minutes than Richards even imo.

I agree 100% with the idea that Sheahan shouldn't be kept off the power play in favor of Smith, but is Abdelkader any more of a defensive forward than Sheahan right now? Not that he's not capable, but he's not exactly racking up time on the PK these days, and Sheahan's known for his two-way play.

Glendening-Miller is the top PK tandem for sure, after that it's a little murky. I'm inclined to say that Helm-Ferraro would be solid, but what happens when/if Ferraro is scratched for Jurco/Pulkkinen? Could go Helm-Abdelkader or Helm-Sheahan - either one would do well, I think.

#2625730 Wings Release Training Camp Roster

Posted by Jesusberg on 17 September 2015 - 09:57 AM

I'd rather have Svechnikov down the middle and Athanasiou on the wing. I think both of their skill sets are better suited in those positions...


I hate that Glendening is playing 3rd line wing and Andersson appears to be playing 4th line center...


It appears that both Jurco and Pulkkinen could be the 13th and 14th forwards which would be insane...

It does seem kind of crazy, but neither player is really suited for fourth-line duty. I think their best bet is when/if Andersson is scratched. Hopefully, Blash moves Glendening down to the 4C spot and one of them gets to play on that third line. 

#2625721 Wings Release Training Camp Roster

Posted by Jesusberg on 17 September 2015 - 09:37 AM

We were close with most of the lines. The only real difference is that Helm and Franzen swapped spots. Interesting to see Larkin skating between Jurco and Pulkkinen.

#2625645 P.K. Subban Donates $10 Million Dollars to Children's Hospita

Posted by Jesusberg on 16 September 2015 - 02:13 PM

Not 11M? Hmmph.

#2625596 Wings Release Training Camp Roster

Posted by Jesusberg on 16 September 2015 - 07:33 AM

Honestly, I think it's just a move to "keep the flies off" during training camp. Lot of young players and guys who play a heavy game trying to make a team - you see people take runs sometimes. Rechlicz hasn't played in the NHL since 2011-12, so I highly doubt it's anything more than keeping the other teams honest.

#2625595 2015-16 Grand Rapids Griffins

Posted by Jesusberg on 16 September 2015 - 07:21 AM

After the showing Nosek just had in TC (and the end of last year), I'm very optimistic about GR's depth down the middle. Yes, I would still prefer that AA-Larkin-Mantha line to stick, but really they are in good shape either way. As long as Larkin, Miele and Nosek are down the middle in the top nine, I think the team is going places.

#2625540 Wings Release Training Camp Roster

Posted by Jesusberg on 15 September 2015 - 01:46 PM

Maybe it's Jurco Callahan Pulkkinen? I thought Blashill had a thing for each of these guys and more so than Miller, Andersson or Ferraro. Although it does make alot more sense as a fourth line.


^aslo proof we have far too many forwards.

I doubt any of those guys would play at center. Svechnikov has played center with Cape Breton, so I imagine it'll be either him or Miele between Jurco and Pulkkinen.

#2625521 Matt Wuest Prospect Tournament Thread

Posted by Jesusberg on 15 September 2015 - 07:35 AM

If you're looking for highlights, I'd highly recommend checking out and / or subscribing to Slapshotgoal on YouTube. He/she does a great job of highlighting this tournament for us every year, as well as a ton of highlights from our prospects in various leagues throughout the season.

"She" would be correct - her name is Michelle. She writes for the guys over at WiiM, too. Following her on Twitter pretty much gives up-to-date details on the tournament. Not to mention, she usually posts .gifs of the goals before the highlight packages come out.


#2625473 Wings Release Training Camp Roster

Posted by Jesusberg on 14 September 2015 - 07:06 PM



Looking at the D pairs on each team (Forwards w/o Datsyuk who cares and they are interchangeable lol):


Of course you've got Green & DD on Delvecchio and Kronwall & Ericsson on Lindsay... Then it gets interesting


Kindl & Quincey on Howe? Smith & Marchenko on Lindsay?


I wonder who will be the 7th man and the odd man out....

Also found it interesting that Franzen, Richards and Tatar are on Delvecchio, and Abdelkader, Nyquist and Zetterberg are on Lindsay. Early indications were that Z would be on Richards' wing to start. Maybe not?

Just speculation on my part, obviously. Sheahan-Glendening-Helm are on the same team, as are Miller-Andersson-Ferraro. Could be a glimpse a some line combinations.

#2625258 Monthly schedule wallpapers?

Posted by Jesusberg on 12 September 2015 - 09:26 AM

Seriously, though. During the summer, my desktop background is a gallery of random video game wallpapers. October through April is the only time my girlfriend doesn't think I'm a man-child.