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krsmith17

Member Since 12 Jun 2011
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In Topic: Mantha

Today, 06:17 AM

I am not in any way over hyping or over rating Mantha, and you saying it over and over again is not going to make it true... Just because I think Mantha should have been in the lineup over a player that is not NHL quality (in my opinion) does not in any way mean that I think Mantha is our savior, or any better than he actually is...

 

I said right from the beginning that the biggest reason I wanted Mantha in the lineup was because I didn't expect to go on a deep run this year and I would have much preferred one of our top prospects to get the ice time, one last chance with Datsyuk and the playoff experience, over a guy that we've waived (and cleared) countless times, and has already announced that he is leaving the team to go back home to Sweden to play in the SHL...

 

I wouldn't have said s*** if Mantha were sent down in favor of Jurco, but the fact that an awful, zero impact player was put in while one of our top prospects was sent down, it really pissed me off.

 

Yes, I do think we could have won an extra game with Mantha in over Andersson, but I'd say the same thing about Jurco, hell I'd even say the same about Frk or Tangradi. This could have just as easily been an Andersson thread. He's simply not a good hockey player, and THAT is why all of this started.. So one last time, Mantha is a very good young hockey player, I am not over rating him, but I do hope he makes this team next year. So unless you have something different to say, drop it... please..


In Topic: Fixing this mess....

Yesterday, 09:52 PM

To say that 6'0", 200lbs. isn't big enough for a 4th line grinder role is ridiculous... Glendening is the same size minus an inch. That is the exact same size as Kirk Maltby, which is a guy I would compare Callahan's style of play to a tee... I do agree that the chance of him making it is not looking great, but it certainly won't be because he's "too small"...

In Topic: Mantha

Yesterday, 08:32 PM

Buppy, I'm not in any way saying Mantha is as good as Tatar or should have replaced him. The comparison was simply to point out that it was an AWFUL decision to take ANYONE out of the lineup in place of Joakim Andersson. I used Tatar as my example, but I could have just as easily said Datsyuk or Larkin... You think it was a wise decision to take Mantha out and insert a player that is not even NHL calibre... Cool, I disagree...

I hope Mantha makes the Red Wings out of camp next season. Please don't take that as me "over hyping" him...

In Topic: Official - Little Caesars Arena

Yesterday, 08:18 PM

Yeah, sure it would be pretty cool if it were given a better name, or if it were named after one of the greats, but it's not the worst thing that could happen.

Regarding the top of the dome, if I'm not mistaken, wasn't it said that they would be able to change it for different events? Like for a concert, they could have the band logo or artists name on top, maybe they'll have the Winged Wheel up there for every game as well.

Regardless, no matter what it's called or what logo is on the top, it's not going to stop me from ever going down for a game and rooting on the Wings...

In Topic: Fixing this mess....

Yesterday, 07:41 PM

In what world is 6'0", 200lbs. "too small" for the NHL? That's what both Helm and Callahan are and both can hold their own and hit like a ton of bricks. Helm is a great bottom 6 winger, and I still think Callahan still has the potential to be as well. I don't think we've completely written him off, but his time is getting cut short. I'll say if he doesn't make the team this year (he probably won't), he'll be done, either another team will give him a shot or he'll be a career minor leaguer...