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#2627047 9/24 Exhibition GDT : at Red Wings 6, Pittsburgh Penguins 1

Posted by Jesusberg on 24 September 2015 - 01:04 PM

hahaha That would be funny. 

Speaking of..which Avenger do you see him more like? Same question for Cleary.


Wonder if the pens will be running their a team or b team this game.


Here's their roster for tonight (Sorry it's sideways): https://pbs.twimg.co...Ap6xH.jpg:large




#2626771 9/22 Exhibition GDT : @ Chicago Blackhawks 5, Red Wings 4 (OT)

Posted by Jesusberg on 23 September 2015 - 05:37 PM

*ahem*... so uh, yeah. One hour until game time.




#2626757 9/22 Exhibition GDT : @ Chicago Blackhawks 5, Red Wings 4 (OT)

Posted by Jesusberg on 23 September 2015 - 05:01 PM

Huh... you guys are actually going back and checking threads now?

*Goes back three years and deletes everything he ever said about Ryan Sproul*




#2626673 9/23 Exhibition GDT : at Red Wings 4, Chicago Blackhawks 1

Posted by Jesusberg on 23 September 2015 - 12:04 PM

I think Roose made the mistake, or had an older lineup sheet. Either way, Quincey's in tonight - not Smith. My guess is that the lineup sheet that Roose had was from earlier in camp when Smith-Kindl were paired. HSJ tweeted this out earlier: https://twitter.com/...699630814724096




#2626313 9/22 Exhibition GDT : @ Chicago Blackhawks 5, Red Wings 4 (OT)

Posted by Jesusberg on 22 September 2015 - 10:27 AM

Hockey is here. My goodness.

Someone get me a pumpkin spice latte and a pair of UGGS, because I can't even right now.




#2626093 If Larkin forces his way to the team , what will we look like?

Posted by Jesusberg on 20 September 2015 - 01:26 PM

Even with Datsyuk starting the season on IR, and if Helm isn't ready to go (which I think he will be), or another player gets injured, I still think Larkin starts the season and in all likelihood plays the entire season in Grand Rapids...


This. The only way I can see Larkin coming up is if another center gets hurt. Detroit has a ton of options down the middle - Datsyuk, Richards, Sheahan, Glendening are the likely centermen, but they can turn to Zetterberg and Helm as well. They won't call him up unless he's playing in the group of top-nine players.




#2626090 Wings Release Training Camp Roster

Posted by Jesusberg on 20 September 2015 - 11:51 AM

Tatar and Richards showing some chemistry today. Nice to see Pulkkinen get one (happened during 3-on-3)
 

That's a final from the #RedWings Day 3 scrimmage in Traverse City. Team Delvecchio 2 (Tatar, Richards), Team Howe 1 (Pulkkinen).

Edit:
 

#RedWings Blashill said Brendan Smith will get a chance on the PP in the preseason.




#2625918 Wings Release Training Camp Roster

Posted by Jesusberg on 18 September 2015 - 11:11 AM

 

Smith with a wtf move to allow Bert to be free.

 

Abby makes it 2-2

 


I saw that, too. Figured we'd be piling it on a little bit too much  :lol:




#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.