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krsmith17

Member Since 12 Jun 2011
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In Topic: 1/31 GDT : Islanders 1 vs. Red Wings 4

Today, 09:21 AM

Don't worry about it matt198913, the same people are going to continue to ***** about Smith, because he was a first round pick that hasn't matured quite as fast as we all thought he would. Never mind that he has taken huge strides within the last year. We should just be thankful that Holland isn't as short sighted as some fans, and Smith isn't going anywhere (unless it's in a package for a significant upgrade)... I don't expect him to ever become a top pairing defenseman, but he still has the potential (hell, I think he is right now) a very solid 2nd pairing guy, that should get more power-play time...

 

Another great game by Smitty and a great shot from his right side.

 

I really hope Holland can insert a couple righties into the lineup over the next 6 months, whether it be through trade (without Smith going the other way... and obviously Kronwall and DeKeyser aren't going anywhere), or free agency (Franson), or promotion from Grand Rapids...


In Topic: Marchenko recalled from GR... Ouellet sent down

Yesterday, 02:57 PM

I think it says a lot about Marchenko's character to want to work his way through the minors, into the best league in the world, but don't mistake Marchenko for having "top end talent". He is a very good prospect, but I would be extremely surprised if he ever becomes anything more than a third pairing shut-down guy in this league...


In Topic: Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Yesterday, 01:26 PM

frankgrimes, Holland is not "in dire need of defensive help"... Could we use help on the back end, especially in the puck moving variety? Absolutely, but we are one of the top defensive teams in the league, sitting one point out of first with a game in hand... Try harder to make it seem like "the Red Wings suck" or "their nowhere near as good as the standings show"...

 

Back when Holland had fire? You mean when he had unlimited money to spend on whatever free agent he wanted... pre salary cap?...

 

Mantha, Larkin and McKee? Seriously? Why am I not surprised to see you put McKee in the same category as those two... 


In Topic: Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Yesterday, 01:15 PM

Couldn't agree more wings4thecup06.

 

Dickie, some people may bash Holland for not having balls to make a trade every year, and once again at this years deadline (if he doesn't), and some people may not want Holland to make any big trades this deadline, parting with our top end prospects... but for the most part (or at least in my case) those are not the same people... Although there definitely are some bipolar individuals on LGW...


In Topic: Marchenko recalled from GR... Ouellet sent down

Yesterday, 12:21 PM

As expected, Lashoff clears waivers. Assigned to Grand Rapids.