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krsmith17

Member Since 12 Jun 2011
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In Topic: Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Yesterday, 10:23 AM

I love when our best players happen to be North American, but I'm not going to target players solely on their Nationality. I personally don't care if a player is Canadian, American, Swedish, Russian, Slovak, or white, black or purple. If they're helping the Wings win games, who gives a s***?...

In Topic: Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Yesterday, 12:22 AM

Yeah, I think Jensen would clear waivers for sure. Sproul and Ouellet on the other hand, both would likely be claimed. I agree though that both will be with the team to start the season because I doubt Kronwall will be ready to go by then. I'm hoping Sproul gets a good long look. If I'm picking one of the two, it's Sproul for sure. Ouellet is the safer option, but Sproul has the much higher upside.

In Topic: Dan Cleary Gets Training Camp Tryout

23 September 2016 - 11:45 PM

For those that like to s*** on Cleary and / or Holland for keeping him around for so long, maybe you should read / listen to some of the interviews by Holland, Martin, or Cleary himself over the past week or so. It's very clear that he's doing a great job with the kids in Grand Rapids, in particular, Bertuzzi. I think Cleary may be a big factor in Bert's success thus far. Like him or not, Cleary is a stand up guy, with an unbelievable work ethic, and if that rubs off on any of the prospects, even a little bit, he's well worth yet another contract. The kids love and respect the guy, and rightfully so. Keep up the good work in GR Cleary, even if most of what you do down there is off the ice...

In Topic: Prospect Tournament Thread

20 September 2016 - 06:55 PM

Svechnikov, Bertuzzi and Russo have been good in this tournament, but the two players I've been most impressed with are Hicketts and Turgeon. I've never been really high on Hicketts, mainly because of his size, but he may just have a future in the NHL if he keeps up his solid play. I'll be watching him very closely this year in Grand Rapids. I never really thought Turgeon would ever become anything more than a 4th line center, but the more I watch him, the more I think he might be another Sheahan type player. Middle six, defensively responsible, hard nosed center. Nastasiuk is also a lot faster than I thought he was and has a decent shot. Still don't expect him to be anything more than a bottom six winger. I haven't been overly impressed with Sadowy in any of the games...

In Topic: Prospect Tournament Thread

20 September 2016 - 06:41 PM

Nastasiuk!