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krsmith17

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In Topic: Lines Thread

19 August 2014 - 10:05 AM

Sadly, I see Ferraro as a career AHLer, a dime a dozen type player that can and probably already has essentially been replaced but one of the many signings this offseason. Callahan, on the other hand, is a heart and soul guy, the type of player that puts it all on the line every night, that will stick up for and go through hell for his teammates. I think he will be one of those great bottom six guys that every team needs, that will kill penalties, play sound defensive hockey and chip in a few points. He reminds me a lot of a Kirk Maltby, Steve Ott or Dan Carcillo without the dirtbag, f*ck monkey attitude...


In Topic: Lines Thread

18 August 2014 - 06:31 AM

With Alfredsson...

 

Zetterberg - Datsyuk - Alfredsson

Nyquist - Franzen - Tatar

Helm - Weiss - Sheahan

Miller - Glendening - Abdelkader

Cleary - Callahan

 

That top line may be up there in age, but when healthy (and I expect a much healthier year out of all three) they would be extremely effective.

 

I actually love Franzen playing center, that along with playing with two balls of energy is exactly what could get this old mule going. (Two Kids and a Mule Line?...)

 

I realize having Weiss on the third line isn't exactly ideal, however, I do think this could possibly be one of the best third lines in the league...

 

I really want Callahan to get action on the forth line, but who comes out? Glendening? And slot Abby in at center? Or move one of the three centers on the third line (Sheahan) down and move Abby up?...

 

Without Alfredsson...

 

Zetterberg - Datsyuk - Franzen

Nyquist - Weiss - Tatar

Helm - Sheahan - Abdelkader

Miller - Glendening - Cleary

Callahan - Andersson

 

I don't like these lines nearly as much as the ones with Alfie on the team, but still not terrible. I still think it is very likely that Alfredsson comes back for one more season.

 

Before anyone says it, no Jurco, Mantha, or Pulkkinen are not on my opening night roster. They are down where they should be, in the minors, getting huge minutes, playing in all situations, gaining experience and confidence before they make the Wings full time. Whether that's in November or to start the 2015-16 season depends on injuries and how well they do down in Grand Rapids...

 

On Defense...

 

Kronwall - Ericsson

DeKeyser - Smith

Quincey - Kindl

Lashoff

 

I still really like Kronwall and Ericsson paired together. I think they complement each other quite well. Same goes for DeKeyser and Smith.

 

There are so many people swapping those pairs to have Kronwall - Smith and DeKeyser and Ericsson and I just don't get that. Why pair your two best offensive defensemen and your two best defensive defensemen? Why not balance them out with one of each?...

 

If there is any way to trade Kindl away for a mid to late round draft pick, we do it and let one of the kids play on the third pairing.


In Topic: Alfie wants to play

17 August 2014 - 05:20 PM

..... Or, maybe play him exactly where he should start the season... In the minors, getting top line minutes, playing in all situations, gaining confidence...


In Topic: Predictions for the DRW 2014-15 Season!

15 August 2014 - 09:41 AM

Very hectic day at work...

 

Zetterberg - 78 GP, 31 G, 45 A, 76 PTS

Datsyuk - 68 GP, 24 G, 49 A, 73 PTS

Nyquist - 80 GP, 27 G, 28 A, 55 PTS

Kronwall - 78 GP, 11 G, 41 A, 52 PTS

Weiss - 73 GP, 23 G, 26 A, 49 PTS

Tatar - 80 GP, 24 G, 23 A, 47 PTS

Sheahan - 82 GP, 16 G, 28 A, 44 PTS

Franzen - 63 GP, 21 G, 22 A, 43 PTS

Alfredsson - 61 GP, 17 G, 24 A, 41 PTS

Helm - 71 GP, 14 G, 23 A, 37 PTS

Smith - 76 GP, 8 G, 25 A, 33 PTS

Abdelkader - 79 GP, 12 G, 19 A, 31 PTS

DeKeyser - 82 GP, 7 G, 24 A, 31 PTS

Jurco - 49 GP, 12 G, 15 A, 27 PTS

Ericsson - 71 GP, 5 G, 16 A, 21 PTS

Quincey - 74 GP, 4 G, 13 A, 17 PTS

Miller - 77 GP, 6 G, 8 A, 14 PTS

Callahan - 51 GP, 6 G, 5 A, 11 PTS

Ouellet - 47 GP, 1 G, 10 A, 11 PTS

Glendening - 37 GP, 1 G, 6 A, 7 PTS

Cleary - 17 GP, 2 G, 4 A, 6 PTS

Kindl - 31 GP, 1 G, 4 A, 5 PTS

Pulkkinen - 9 GP, 2 G, 1 A, 3 PTS

Marchenko - 18 GP, 0 G, 3 A, 3 PTS

Mantha - 4 GP, 1 G, 1 A, 2 PTS

Sproul - 4 GP, 1 G, 1 A, 2 PTS

Andersson - 9 GP, 0 G, 1 A, 1 PTS

Lashoff - 11 GP, 0 G, 0 A, 0 PTS


In Topic: Holland signs 4 year extension with wings **MOD Warning Post 130**

14 August 2014 - 01:53 PM

Some people won't be happy, no matter what happens... I have accepted that... It's sad but very true...

 

I'm really happy that Kenny is going to remain with the club for the foreseeable future. Those of you that aren't... whatever...

 

There would be 29 other teams lining up to pay Holland crazy amounts of money if he were let go, and for good reason. Same goes for Babcock, but I bet there would still be angry Wings fans if they signed him to an extension. While it's true that you can never please everyone, some people can never be pleased...