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#2494038 Andersson breaks foot - down another center

Posted by kipwinger on 10 March 2014 - 12:19 PM

Haha, there are soooo many smart ass things I want to say right now.  Instead I'll try to be productive.  Move Abby back to center for the time being and call up Pulkkinen or Callahan.  Other option is to finally give Ferraro a ticket to the big show.




#2494019 Is the Real Brendan Smith Finally Starting the Show Up?

Posted by kipwinger on 10 March 2014 - 11:40 AM

The question with Smith-Kindl as well, isn't talent. it is between the ears. But and always keep this in mind: D take longer to develop. Always has been the case. Why? Who knows, but they do.

 

I actually think with Kindl it's about guts, and with Smith it's about smarts.  Kindl won't take a hit to make a good pass...Smith WILL take the hit AND THEN turn around and make the bad pass.  It's hard to gauge what's worse, a coward or an idiot. 




#2494011 Is the Real Brendan Smith Finally Starting the Show Up?

Posted by kipwinger on 10 March 2014 - 11:09 AM

 

WTH are you talking about?  He's a rookie for crying out loud.  Nevermind, you must not watch hockey much. 

 

I think you need to temper that a bit.  I agree that he's a rookie and therefore it's premature to throw in the towel on him...but...lots of other rookies (Lashoff and Dekeyser for instance) manage to go game to game without being noticeably terrible at protecting the puck or maintaining zone coverages.  Smith is bad at both...even for a rookie. 

 

The guy you were responding to is wrong for thinking that Smith's deficiencies doom him to a awful career, likewise you're wrong for insinuating that his being a rookie excuses him from having to play responsible defense.




#2494009 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by kipwinger on 10 March 2014 - 10:48 AM

 

Because maybe he's not ? He will most likely be a 40-60 point 2nd line center.

 

 

Doubt Nashville went for a defensemen seeing as there main area of concern is scoring ... Defensemen wise there more than fine

I won't pay attention to Hollands comments obviously he's gonna make it sound like we didn't give up much .... You think people would be happy if he said we think jarnkrok is gonna be a big time player in this
League but we needed immediate help now due to pav being out as well as helm and hank .... People would of been pissed off

Tis way it's like we gave up some chump bottom 6 guy and people are like ya cool whatever then

 

I don't know how any of you could possibly know what type of player he's going to be one way or another.  People used to have the same arguments about Tatar and Nyquist, and before that Filppula and Hudler.  Fact is, you just don't know this early in his career what type of player he's going to be. 

 

Secondly, it's entirely possible that he could be BOTH a big time player in the NHL as one of you suggested and a 40-60 pt. player as the other suggested.  If Jarnkrok was scoring 25-30 goals a season and another 25-30 assists PLUS good defense wouldn't that make him a "big time player"?  

 

Stop arguing, neither of you know what he'll turn into and truthfully you're both pretty close to each other when you decide to speculate what he'll be. 

 

Truth is, we traded long term potential for short term gain.  Apparently Holland believed it was preferable to lose the potential of a top flight center (Jarnkrok's upside) for a chance to sneak into the playoffs this year.  Personally, I think it's a bad decision but you're welcome to disagree.  But to try and make it seem like Jarnkrok was a B prospect, or that Legwand is a horrible trade (or a savior of one), is both incorrect and intellectually beneath each of you.




#2492347 3/6 GDT: Avs 3 at Red Wings 2 (OT) Sorry Nick.

Posted by kipwinger on 06 March 2014 - 11:40 PM

Ugh, I'm having such a hard time right now.  I REALLY don't want to join the ranks of cynical hater, but I also don't want to sit here and say "it's just the injuries".  It is the injuries, plus the fact that all of our current best players are guys who our coach and/or GM didn't even envision on the team 8 months ago. 




#2492268 3/6 GDT: Avs 3 at Red Wings 2 (OT) Sorry Nick.

Posted by kipwinger on 06 March 2014 - 10:56 PM

Was there nobody competent on the powerplay available at the trade deadline?  And by competent I mean, was there nobody willing to put even a single shot on goal during the powerplay available at the trade deadline?




#2492148 3/6 GDT: Avs 3 at Red Wings 2 (OT) Sorry Nick.

Posted by kipwinger on 06 March 2014 - 09:42 PM

Yeesh.  I'll take it.




#2492089 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by kipwinger on 06 March 2014 - 09:20 PM

hockey is business,trade like this happen all the time,you gotta let it go and deal with it

 

This is literally the first time I've got to comment on the trade, I've been traveling for business and not near my computer. 




#2492082 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by kipwinger on 06 March 2014 - 09:13 PM

It's not that I have a problem with Legwand, he's a good player.  I just don't like what we gave up, or the fact that he's not a defenseman.




#2489601 3/4 GDT: Red Wings at Devils

Posted by kipwinger on 04 March 2014 - 08:36 PM

I like these New Jersey commentators

 

I'm watching the NJ guys too, they're actually really fair. 




#2489550 3/4 GDT: Red Wings at Devils

Posted by kipwinger on 04 March 2014 - 08:12 PM

Ugh, I hate having to say nice things about Brendan Smith.  Atta boy kid!




#2489192 Canadians may be shopping Subban...

Posted by kipwinger on 04 March 2014 - 02:40 PM

Might I ask who this #1 Dman is?

 

Subban would instantly be our most talented guy on the blueline - just that he may have attitude issues (that all depends upon who you listen to).

 

Dumb as this may sound - maybe a little mentoring by Lids might get a guy like Subban to change his ways, but then again it's questionable if Babcock would want him on the Wings.

 

Our #1 d-man is Kronwall.  I agree that Subban is better.  But we don't need that because there's nothing wrong with Kronwall at #1.  Everybody always seems to think you need a team full of all-stars to compete.  You don't.  We've got a #1, we don't have a #3.  So rather than spend insane assets to get a star, just to say that we got a star, why not just get the #3 that we need and keep our assets? 

 

And that's no knock on Subban, I like Subban, he's awesome...we just don't need him for what he'd cost.




#2489094 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by kipwinger on 04 March 2014 - 12:26 PM

 

They had the same issue last year and went all in on forwards.

 

100% true.  I guess I was just thinking that if he's half the "genius" GM everyone proclaims him to be he'd have learned from that mistake.  Maybe not though. 

 

Edit:  I decided to check the numbers and they've got the 9th best goals against in the league so I guess they're not as bad as I thought.  You'd still think they'd be looking to replace Letang though.




#2489081 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by kipwinger on 04 March 2014 - 12:01 PM

I wonder if Shero is really willing to sell the farm for Kesler or if he's just trying to scare away potential suitors/drive up the price for rivals.  I mean, I can certainly imagine him going nuts and trading half of his farm club for an elite player...but wouldn't it make more sense for that player to be a defenseman than a forward...ya know, because their defense is laughable?




#2489079 Edler-Kesler Vs. Ehrhoff-Stewart

Posted by kipwinger on 04 March 2014 - 11:58 AM

This sums ME up. The names I keep hearing tossed around for trades are Nyquist-Tatar & Jurco. These players are our picks, drafts & now our studs, Id be shocked to see them moved...

 

Agreed, I'd be VERY reluctant to move any of them.  I've made clear my preferences IF they have to be moved.  I was just trying to point out that we definitely have assets, it's just not smart to trade them unless you're getting studs in return.