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#2557493 Rank our griffins d prospects

Posted by krsmith17 on 18 December 2014 - 07:21 AM

I'm not worried about Backman, he will be fine. But I do agree that Ouellet needs to get up with the big club full time. Why Kindl is still on this team is beyond me. We're not going to get much of a return for him but I believe he can still be a serviceable defenseman on several other clubs. There are 3 teams that I think could use help on the back end right now, due to lack of depth or injury. The Oilers need help at every position, but mostly on the back end. Kindl could be a good fit there. The Islanders and Jets could also use a little help on their back end right now, because of injuries. Any of these teams could have him for a mid to late round draft pick or even future considerations. We can bare to lose the "asset",  the roster spot should be more important to us right now.

#2557492 Are the Wings a Contender?

Posted by krsmith17 on 18 December 2014 - 06:36 AM

:lol: Very fitting name...

#2557441 Oilers schedule presser tomorrow

Posted by krsmith17 on 17 December 2014 - 02:28 PM

Well... it worked... Lol

#2557070 12/16 GDT : Blue Jackets 1 at Red Wings 0 (SO)

Posted by krsmith17 on 16 December 2014 - 11:54 AM

I do like those pairings a lot but the only thing that would make them better would be to switch Quincey and Smith. I really wish DeKeyser and Smith would be reunited, they looked great together.

#2557064 12/16 GDT : Blue Jackets 1 at Red Wings 0 (SO)

Posted by krsmith17 on 16 December 2014 - 11:46 AM

It's not much of a demotion in minutes, but realistically, what player with the skill set of Jurco wants to play on a grind line with Glendening and Miller? I'd much rather see him being used in the way Abdelkader has been used over the past couple years.


As good as Tatar - Datsyuk - Helm have been, I see Jurco in for Helm as much improvement.

#2556887 Do we need a trade to get our offence going ?

Posted by krsmith17 on 15 December 2014 - 01:28 PM

Yandle is clearly the best of the three but Green is the best option for Detroit in my opinion...

#2555983 Babcock "I don't think it will be my final year here"

Posted by krsmith17 on 12 December 2014 - 01:36 PM

Oooh so that's how it works... That's why there are so many negative posters on here... I get it now...


Always look at the glass half empty so that there are no let downs, just pleasant surprises... Gotcha.

#2555937 Are the Wings a Contender?

Posted by krsmith17 on 12 December 2014 - 09:37 AM

I'd love to have Yandle on this team but I just don't see it happening. He has been rumored to be "on the trading block" forever and he's still soaking up the sun in Arizona. What it would take to get him here, I don't think would be worth in the long run. That's just my opinion... We also desperately need a couple right handed shots on our blue line, so Green is more attractive to me for that reason alone. They're both very similar type players, but Green should come much cheaper, being on an expiring contract. Washington also have a glut of NHL defensemen and their team probably needs a bit of a shakeup if they want a chance at making the playoffs this season...

#2555923 More Mantha stuff.....

Posted by krsmith17 on 12 December 2014 - 06:55 AM

It's likely Mantha probably did say something like this, I've heard many of his interviews and it does sound like something he would say. However, I don't really get the point of this thread... It could have easily been added to the already existing Mantha thread, and without being able to provide a source, it makes even less sense to post.


Anyhow, Mantha should start the season in Detroit, if he starts in Grand Rapids, Ken Holland is a moron. He is that good, he definitely doesn't need time to adjust in the minor league...... :ninja:

#2555922 Myers close to become a wing?

Posted by krsmith17 on 12 December 2014 - 06:46 AM

^ This ^


I wouldn't give up Athanasiou straight up for Myers, let alone the other pieces. Andreas should absolutely be in our future plans, he has a combination of size, speed, skill and hands that is very hard to come by. You don't give up that type of player for a project defenseman like Myers.

#2555800 Mitchell Callahan

Posted by krsmith17 on 11 December 2014 - 12:05 PM

I think Andersson needs to be shipped out now, and Callahan called up to replace him on the 4th line...
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#2554217 General discussion for tonight's games

Posted by krsmith17 on 06 December 2014 - 08:53 AM

8-3 Final. Larkin with 3 assists. Anyone know where you can get highlights from these games?

14 GP, 2 G, 13 A, 15 PTS

#2554215 Mantha getting closer.

Posted by krsmith17 on 06 December 2014 - 08:23 AM

I watched the game last night and to be honest Mantha wasn't near as dominant as he was in the first few games I watched. He still had a few chances but not a great game overall for him. It's just taking him a little while to adjust like it does almost every player making the jump from junior to pro. Pulkkinen is by far the most ready top 6 forward down there right now and he should get the call before Mantha for sure. He has been playing unbelievable hockey down there for over a year now and seems to be getting better every single game. Athanasiou is also playing great right now, the kid spews confidence, and the things he can do out there really make you take notice. I've heard Bob Kaser say numerous times, the same thing Ken and Mick say about Datsyuk, "he is worth the price of admission every night". He has Helm type speed, with much much better hands. I'm as high on Andreas as any prospect on our system.

#2554031 Are the Wings a Contender?

Posted by krsmith17 on 05 December 2014 - 07:52 AM

Now that we have that cleared up... Call up Callahan while Abdelkader is out, if he doesn't earn his spot, we can send him down before his 10 games is up, if he does pan out, which I'm certain he will, trade Andersson for a late round pick...

#2553649 Babcock "I don't think it will be my final year here"

Posted by krsmith17 on 03 December 2014 - 08:45 PM

Why would he walk if we win the cup?... I think if we get bounced early he may consider walking, if we have a deep run, he stays, if we win the cup, he stays. Personally, I don't think Babcock is going anywhere for at least another few seasons...