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#2596905 Smith in. Marchenko out for Game 3

Posted by derblaueClaus on Today, 04:36 PM

From St.James :

 

http://www.freep.com...speed/26081585/

 

 

Zetterberg estimated Smith "has learned stuff. He is more experienced and I think he played well for us this year.

"Tampa is a high-speed skating team, and when Smith plays, he can really skate with the puck, and he can keep up with their forwards. I think he's a good fit for the series."

 

 

"Stay positive, that' the biggest thing," Smith said, "I was working hard and bag-skating myself, getting Tony to help me out with things that we're working on."

 

As for what he thought of Babcock's message, Smith simply said he wanted "to be ready when my number is called."

 

 

Abdelkader, who missed the first two games for health reasons, said Smith's stay in the doghouse, "was getting at him, but he stayed positive and he worked hard. He's going to provide some physicality for us - he's a big defenseman that takes a body, makes it hard for opponents to get to the front of the net. I think he'll be a big boost. He's raring to go."

 

It's from St.James, but doesn't sound like Smith has attitude problems. That's good, I hope he has a huge game tomorrow.




#2596889 Smith in. Marchenko out for Game 3

Posted by marcaractac on Today, 02:48 PM

Aaaaaand we're back to suggesting Smith should be on the top pair?  C'mon guys. 

 

I don't have a problem with him coming back in for Marchenko.  Marchenko hasn't looked great.  But if any of you think Smith would look better than Ericsson against Tampa's best players you're nuts.

 

Smith playing with Kronwall gives us 3 solid pairings instead of 2. Many of us feel that Smith with Kronwall and E with Zidlicky would be a much better option than Smith and Zidlicky as the third pairing. Nobody is saying Smith playing with Kronwall makes the #1 pairing better than it already is. But it doesn't make it much worse (if at all) either. 




#2596885 Smith in. Marchenko out for Game 3

Posted by wings4thecup06 on Today, 02:36 PM

Aaaaaand we're back to suggesting Smith should be on the top pair?  C'mon guys. 

 

I don't have a problem with him coming back in for Marchenko.  Marchenko hasn't looked great.  But if any of you think Smith would look better than Ericsson against Tampa's best players you're nuts.

 

This is only suggested because last year when they paired Smith and Kronner together, Smith's play went up. That's it. it's not about Smith being a number 1 d man. Its' just that when he is paired with Kronwall, he's a better overall D man.




#2596845 Smith in. Marchenko out for Game 3

Posted by matt198913 on Today, 12:32 PM

This is how I would do it

2-55
65-27
52-28


#2596851 Smith in. Marchenko out for Game 3

Posted by Nyquistfan14 on Today, 12:39 PM

This is how I would do it

2-55
65-27
52-28


Me as well. Smith plays real well with kronner.


#2596836 Smith in. Marchenko out for Game 3

Posted by Echolalia on Today, 12:18 PM

I didn't get to see most of game 2, but in game one Marchenko looked a bit out of place, and Tampa was having their way with our defensman in the corners. Smith can make some bonehead plays sometimes, but he definitely isn't afraid to take a hit to make a play, which was something we could have used in game 1. I hope the addition of Smith and Abdekader give us a little more presence in the greasy areas of the ice.


#2596392 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Tampa Bay Lightning 5

Posted by dirtydangles on 18 April 2015 - 05:57 PM

Abby will provide net front presence in front of Hodor. Also allows us to bump a few guys down lines to create depth.




#2596470 Oilers win the Draft Lottery

Posted by kliq on 18 April 2015 - 09:59 PM

I wonder what the reaction would be if he pulled a Lindros and refused to report? I actually wouldn't hold it against him.




#2596449 Oilers win the Draft Lottery

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 18 April 2015 - 08:20 PM

His wife has already said that she doesn't want to live in Edmonton.

 

:lol:




#2596420 Oilers win the Draft Lottery

Posted by derblaueClaus on 18 April 2015 - 07:24 PM

Good, buffalo didnt deserve him after that tank job

 

True. But McDavid also didn't deserve the Oilers.




#2596374 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Tampa Bay Lightning 5

Posted by HockeytownRules19 on 18 April 2015 - 05:09 PM

Detroit Red Wings @DetroitRedWings 5m5 minutes ago

Coach Babcock expects Justin Abdelkader to be ready to play Tuesday. #RedWings

 

Massive!




#2596245 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Tampa Bay Lightning 5

Posted by Wing Across The Pond on 18 April 2015 - 04:14 PM

Q with a change right after... holes are there if we're smart and look for them instead of forcing a broken plan




#2596243 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Tampa Bay Lightning 5

Posted by dirtydangles on 18 April 2015 - 04:14 PM

Quincey coulda just swung the momentum hard there




#2596234 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Tampa Bay Lightning 5

Posted by RedWingsRox on 18 April 2015 - 04:12 PM

Babcock postgame: 

 

I liked our compete level, we got more shots on goal, that's something that we talked about.  It's a race to 4, we got one, they got one ... that's hockey.  We'll regroup and head back home and work on a couple more things and be ready to go.  




#2595667 ECQF Game 2 GDT : Red Wings 1 at Tampa Bay Lightning 5

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 18 April 2015 - 02:14 PM

BUNGHOLE TIME