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blgillett

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In Topic: Things you would like to see for 2015-16 Season

Yesterday, 01:58 PM

Win cup win cup win cup and did I mention win cup

In Topic: Grade the Wings 2015 Draft

29 June 2015 - 01:37 PM

Agree with Krsmith , could of waited a year to draft a goalie ... Wings main priority is to get some good dmen in the prospect pool since ouellet/marchenko will likely graduate and jensen/sproul will either be a wing this year or next or be elsewhere or a bust
Remove those 4 and not much to like at d right now ... We got some right handed dmen but ones 5'9 and from what I read struggled when he came down So returned back to Finland
Would of preferred trading back to get an extra pick at the time but I got no problem with the drafting of svechnikov as I see him being a big piece of the future with larkin mantha holmstrom bertuzzi
And I also think there's some potential of one of holway/marsh being a steal ... b- seems about right

that was my point also about the goalie we do have much greater need as in right handed dmen I would have been fine if every pick would have been defenseman but I do love there top pick great move

In Topic: Grade the Wings 2015 Draft

29 June 2015 - 01:30 PM

And re: them choosing a goalie. I do agree with it. We need someone past mrazek and while someone might emerge who's already in the pipeline, another option is a welcome addition imo. And I read somewhere that they almost took him in the third round and were shocked he was still there in the fourth so hopefully that ends up being a value pick. I can only imagine how upset people would be around here if they did that :P

yes I read the same thing there must have been a bigger need for a goalie then I thought that's why they get paid the big bucks I guess. I do here he has great potential so it's hard to knock the pick if nothing else he good be great trade bait later on if they don't need him.

In Topic: Grade the Wings 2015 Draft

29 June 2015 - 01:25 PM

I'd say B+
 
I think they legitimately got the best available talent each time they went to the podium.  The Russian kid is a strong pick, and the goalie and the Marsh kid seem like steals.  The Fin defenseman seems like a boom or bust pick and the other defenseman and center are probably just quality depth guys. 
 
I don't love the third pick.  That, along with the fact that we didn't have a 2nd, keeps me from giving us and A grade. 
 
A lot of people will not like the fact that we didn't address the defense in the first round, but honestly there wasn't a defenseman available that has as much upside as the Russian.  Good pick.yeah I agree not a lot of pick in the draft but our young talent is very deep except at Defense


In Topic: #19 OA Evgeny Svechnikov

27 June 2015 - 04:10 PM

No doubt a great pick I don't expect to see him in Detroit before 4 years knowing how we handle young guys