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#2546579 Lines Thread

Posted by kipwinger on 04 November 2014 - 01:59 PM

The problem isn't the position he is being played in, it's the role he is being played in. Helm shouldn't be relied on to play in the top 6 and put up big points, he should be relied on to forecheck hard, wear on the opponents, and chip in a few points...

 

So he should be a grinder?  I agree.  It's almost like, with his skill set, he'd be "the best third line center in the league".  Seems like I heard that about him once.  Instead of being the best third line center, he's been a mediocre scoring line winger.  How's that a good use of his talent?




#2546563 What happened to Calle Jarnkrok?

Posted by kipwinger on 04 November 2014 - 01:21 PM

Was anyone else as disappointed as me when RedWingsCentral decided to stop writing articles?... I looked forward to them every week... :unhappy:

 

I used to go there all the time and check out there prospect reporting.  It was clearly the best source of prospect news.  Especially overseas prospect news.  Bar none. 




#2546534 Lines Thread

Posted by kipwinger on 04 November 2014 - 11:48 AM

I didn't see a GDT yet and didn't think it was worth a new one, but here's what's going on at the Wings practice:
 
 
Mule on the third line? Are they easing him in coming back from injury?
 
 

 

Those were the same lines that ended the last game.  It just looks like they swapped the second and third lines.  Perhaps because the Nyquist-Sheahan-Tatar line had the better offensive push last game.  The Franzen line was still finding it's feet a little in my opinion. 




#2546453 The lesson here? Cheating pays off once in a while

Posted by kipwinger on 03 November 2014 - 04:11 PM

David Leggio is the same guy who did this spot on impression of Pierre McGuire while talking to his buddy Tyson Strachan whom we saw last night against the Sabres. 

 




#2546432 What happened to Calle Jarnkrok?

Posted by kipwinger on 03 November 2014 - 02:55 PM

 

Obviously not. I see what you're saying. And to be fair Ribeiro and Roy were risky signings. I guess Poile was just trying to fill his cupbaord.

 

The fact remains that Jarnkrok is way down Nashville's depth chart at the moment. He should be in Milwaukee right now.

 

Agreed.  I'm just saying that he's not producing because he's not getting any opportunity, not because he's no good.  He's only getting checking line minutes (13:26 per game) and at 180 lbs. he's not going to do you much good on a checking line. 




#2546429 What happened to Calle Jarnkrok?

Posted by kipwinger on 03 November 2014 - 02:41 PM

 

This does beg the question: If Jarnkrok's so s*** hot that Holland needs to be castrated for trading him, why did Poile go out and sign Ribeiro and Roy?

 

 

Probably so that Nashville's entire season wasn't resting on the shoulders of an NHL rookie with a mere 12 games of experience under his belt. 

 

Would you feel good going into a season with Riley Sheahan as your #1 center?




#2546396 11/2 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Sabres 3 (SO)

Posted by kipwinger on 03 November 2014 - 11:57 AM

His name is actually, Humungus -- Warrior of the Wasteland. The original Ayatollah of Rock and Roll-ah!!   (No offense, Chris Jericho.) 

 

...but Zergs also goes by Humungus.

 

Meh...Zemungus, Humungus.  Same diff. 




#2546386 11/2 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Sabres 3 (SO)

Posted by kipwinger on 03 November 2014 - 09:45 AM

 

I hear that over on LetsGoSabres they just call him Zergs.  ...but also that it's frowned upon.  :bye:

 

We're talking about the same guy right?  Lord Zemongous?

 

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#2546301 11/2 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Sabres 3 (SO)

Posted by kipwinger on 02 November 2014 - 07:49 PM

Shootout?  Where's Nestrasil when you need him?




#2546246 11/2 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Sabres 3 (SO)

Posted by kipwinger on 02 November 2014 - 07:30 PM

Anyone else just not thrilled with Jurco? We all bought the hype but he's always been the weak link of the kid line and I don't remember ever being wowed. Obviously he's still young but based on what he's shown so far in his NHL career he's looking more like a Brunnstrom or Leino to me. Only not scoring as much but working harder.

 

He's 21.  Give him time.  Look how long it took Abdelkader to develop his game.  Jurco is good on the boards, hits, and plays well in the crease.  For that alone I'd give him a couple years.   Hell, at 21 Tomas Tatar couldn't even get a cup of coffee in the NHL.  He's still developing. 

 

But agreed that it's be nice for him to get it going like last year. 


 

I actually blame all six players on the ice for that goal. 

 

If that had been Kindl who turned the puck over you would have been leading the mob with pitch forks and torches, not "blaming all six players".




#2546228 11/2 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Sabres 3 (SO)

Posted by kipwinger on 02 November 2014 - 07:22 PM

Don't anybody blame the fourth line.  Smith turned the puck over in the D-zone.  He's been good tonight but that was on him. 




#2546224 11/2 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Sabres 3 (SO)

Posted by kipwinger on 02 November 2014 - 07:21 PM

Goddamn Kindl and Lashoff.  They're horrible.  Turn the puck over for goals constantly.  They need to be more like Brendan Smith.  Oh wait. 




#2546211 11/2 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Sabres 3 (SO)

Posted by kipwinger on 02 November 2014 - 07:15 PM

He's not bad. He'd be a 3-4 dman on the wings. For how bad his team is he only came in today at either -2 or -3. That's pretty darn good compared to the rest of his team. He's one of the only Sabres actually playing. He's not an all star but he is more than just average. I think the 5k fans that showed up in Florida a couple weeks ago make more noise than this mostly full arena.

 

For 5 million a year he better be top two on whatever team he's on...and he better produce like it.  He doesn't.  So no thanks on Tyler "Big for Nothing" Myers.




#2546204 11/2 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Sabres 3 (SO)

Posted by kipwinger on 02 November 2014 - 07:11 PM

I think they should try (just for a few shifts) to switch Helm and Sheahan.  Have Sheahan with Franzen and Jurco and Helm with Tatar and Nyquist.  That second line seems like they'd be hard to get the puck from, and the third line would fly. 




#2546201 11/2 GDT : Red Wings 2 at Sabres 3 (SO)

Posted by kipwinger on 02 November 2014 - 07:09 PM

abs is so lucky to play with dats and Z

 

He's holding his own this year.  I think in the past he's been the recipient of their good play, but this year he's really contributing to that line...not just riding their coattails.  I never saw it coming and bitched quite a bit about Abby being on the top line.  I was clearly wrong about that.  This is me officially eating crow.