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#2539673 Kindl on the block

Posted by krsmith17 on 10 October 2014 - 08:12 AM

Yup, Quincey had a terrible game... Do you even watch the games? Or do you just repeat the same old drivel after every game not knowing what really happened?...

I'll agree that they had one bad shift together where they had trouble getting the puck out of the zone, but other than that, Quincey was solid. No he wasn't spectacular by any means but that's not what we expect from Quincey, we just need him to play solid defense, which he did.


Also, Quincey does have some trade value for sure, and it wouldn't surprise me if a couple teams have some interest in Kindl in a few weeks as well.

#2539349 10/9 GDT : Bruins 1 at Red Wings 2.

Posted by krsmith17 on 09 October 2014 - 05:42 PM

55fan, that was the lockout year I'm pretty sure. Last year we played Buffalo and I'm pretty sure we won. Samuelsson scored the first goal of last season...

#2539260 Kindl on the block

Posted by krsmith17 on 09 October 2014 - 11:33 AM

In all honesty, I wouldn't see pairing Kindl with Kronwall as such a bad thing, at least for a few games to start the season. See if he can gain some confidence... Doubt it would work, but hey, why not "give it a try" hey Kip?... lol

#2539259 Datsyuk to play Thursday? Weiss to be a healthy scratch?

Posted by krsmith17 on 09 October 2014 - 11:29 AM

I'm well aware of it on most other sites, but it's these types of fans that irritate the hell out of me. I watch games and base my opinion on the team and individual players on what I see in each game, not what others are saying on forums. Give up the labels and watch thef****** game! Lol and note that this is not directed at anyone in particular but you guys know exactly who you are. :nono:

#2538709 Datsyuk to play Thursday? Weiss to be a healthy scratch?

Posted by krsmith17 on 07 October 2014 - 09:50 AM

The problem hasn't been Weiss in my opinion, I think he has looked great out there, he just hasn't been producing. And really, how can you expect him to put up points with the linemates he was put with? I bet any of our players, including Zetterberg and Datsyuk would struggle to put up many points in preseason games with any combination of Glendening, Miller, Cleary, Andersson, Nestrasil, Nosek... The fact that he hasn't had any significant time with any of our top players is mind boggling. There has to be something else to it that us fans haven't seen, something going on in practice or behind closed doors...

#2538701 Will Cleary make the roster? (poll)

Posted by krsmith17 on 07 October 2014 - 08:57 AM

I want to see Ouellet stick with the big club but there's no way he's going to be our number 7. So unless they're willing to have another $2.4M sitting in the pressbox, Lashoff won't be waived. I'm still hopeful there is a trade in the works.....

#2538694 Datsyuk to play Thursday? Weiss to be a healthy scratch?

Posted by krsmith17 on 07 October 2014 - 07:47 AM

Weiss will be playing this week and as long as he is put with a couple decent linemates he will produce. He will be fine.


I don't think Datsyuk will be playing the first few games, but once he gets back he will be back to his same old magic.


Side note: Am I the only one who tries to picture what some people look and act like outside of this site? I have a lot of people pegged, whether I'm right or not, I'll probably never know... Either way, it entertains me to see some people act so childish on here, I can only assume that some of them are still children, but you never know... :lol:

#2538660 Will Cleary make the roster? (poll)

Posted by krsmith17 on 06 October 2014 - 09:52 PM

I'm with you number9. I hate all the stupid nicknames. Especially the ones that drop a few letters and add "y" or "s" or "er" or whatever... I tend to always stick to full last names unless I find myself repeating a name over and over again, I might use Hank or Pav or something somewhere along the way. I also HATE Pavs... Anyway, end meaningless rant...

#2538633 Callahan, Ferraro and Porter placed on Waivers

Posted by krsmith17 on 06 October 2014 - 07:58 PM

number9... :lol:

#2538517 Callahan, Ferraro and Porter placed on Waivers

Posted by krsmith17 on 06 October 2014 - 10:17 AM

Neither would help our 4th line whatsoever. Besides we have about 10 options to fill out our bottom 6, all of which bring more to the table than either Orr or McLaren...

#2538474 Holland interview with Mickey comment about a trade

Posted by krsmith17 on 05 October 2014 - 08:33 PM

Roman Josi is a decent defenseman and a shot blocking machine but he's yet another lefty and for that reason I would say no thanks. Unless of course, and I think this goes for pretty much any potential trade, if Kindl were going the other way.


Either way, I don't think a trade is going to happen and I'm quite okay with that as long as we see at least one of the kids up within the next month or so...

#2538298 Are the wings underrated?

Posted by krsmith17 on 04 October 2014 - 01:05 PM

Agree kliq and I would also add that just because we haven't been the most successful with our free agent signings, I think people are really overstating that no free agents want to come here. I bet we will be a huge free agent destination within the next few years. This team is definitely on the upswing with the prospects coming along quite well and the new building to be finished in a few years. Also, our coaching and other leaders have not left for greener pastures for a chance to win, they left for a more prominent roles. eg. assistant coach to head coach or assistant general manager to general manager...

#2538176 Fedor Malykhin

Posted by krsmith17 on 03 October 2014 - 05:07 PM

I don't know much about this Malykhin guy, other than a few articles I've read but as far as Jarnkrok goes, I think Nosek is our replacement for him. And to be honest I think he has a good chance at being a better player than Jarnkrok. He definitely has the size advantage and he absolutely has the skills. I really like what I've seen from him thus far in training camp and preseason. He's in the lineup tonight and I expect him to get on the scoresheet at least once.

#2537892 Are the wings underrated?

Posted by krsmith17 on 01 October 2014 - 09:45 AM

Couldn't agree more Jesusberg. I really hope Babcock has his pairings...


Kronwall - Ericsson

DeKeyser - Smith

Quincey - Kindl / prospect


#2537883 Are the wings underrated?

Posted by krsmith17 on 01 October 2014 - 06:46 AM

I don't get what some people expect from Smith but he's progressing quite well in my opinion. You have to understand that he is still very young for a defenseman in the NHL especially on the Red Wings. Most defensemen don't hit their prime until the age of 27-28 in this league, Smith is just 25 years old. It is a very difficult position to adapt to at the highest level.


Let's just compare him to a somewhat similar type player that is currently in the Red Wings organization. although Niklas Kronwall is more of a two-way defenseman he was always known to be a power-play quarterback that can put up points. He was also a late first round draft pick. Both players were 22 years old when they got their first taste with the Red Wings. Kronwall played 20 games and put up 5 (1-4) points, Smith played 14 games and put up 7 (1-6) points. The following year was a lockout year for Kronwall, Smith regressed a little that year, playing 34 games and putting up just 8 (0-8) points. The following year at the age of 24 Kronwall played in 27 games, putting up 9 (1-8) points, while at the same age (last season) Smith played in 71 games and put up 19 (5-14) points. At the age of 25 Kronwall played 68 games and put up 22 (1-21) points, and I expect Smith to put up better numbers than that this season. I don't think 30 points is at all out of reach for him this season, while also playing much better defense, as long as himself along with the rest of the team stay relatively healthy.


Also, speaking of Smith's defensive game, I think it has grown a ton in the past 6-8 months. I'll also compare him to another fellow Red Wing that everyone loved to hate just a few short seasons ago. Jonathan Ericsson was a turnover machine and was a disaster in his own end. Now look at him, he is probably our best shutdown defenseman. Why is so hard to believe that Smith will shore up his defensive game, even more than he already has over the past year? I think he will.


I doubt anyone ever would have thought Kronwall would have been our number one defenseman and that he would have been as solid at both ends of the ice as he is. Or even that Ericsson would be a capable number 2-3 shutdown defenseman. If you don't think the same thing can happen with Smith in his development, that happened to our current number one and number two, I don't know what to tell you. If you don't see the growth and potential in Smith I don't know what else to say, but it is definitely there and only time will tell. I would be surprised if he doesn't grow into a number 2-3 two-way defenseman in the next couple seasons. Like I said, only time will tell...