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#2679671 Drew Miller re-signs... 1 year deal $1.025 million

Posted by krsmith17 on 27 June 2016 - 01:37 PM

People still believe Miller is needed on this team? I don't get it. He's terrible 5on5 and is incredibly overrated on the penalty kill. I'm not going to complain too much about a $1M depth signing, but there are a number of kids that could have stepped in and provided everything Miller can plus more, and would have costed slightly less...


#2679623 The Holiday tradition: 2016 Draft thoughts.....

Posted by krsmith17 on 27 June 2016 - 08:12 AM

Here is our newest addition Jordan Sambrook with Kris Draper, 2 days ago after being selected in the 5th round by his favorite team, the Detroit Red Wings...

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And here they are 18 years ago with the Stanley Cup, after the Red Wings won back to back Championships...

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Pretty cool stuff!


#2679585 The Holiday tradition: 2016 Draft thoughts.....

Posted by krsmith17 on 26 June 2016 - 03:46 PM

I agree that you draft the best player available in the 1st round, maybe even the first three rounds, but I don't think teams generally draft by need in the 6th and 7th rounds. Realistically there isn't that much of a difference in projected talent level that late in the draft.

Like I said though, this Larsson kid must be a goalie that Andersson felt we couldn't pass on. Maybe he had him projected to go in the 4th or 5th round. And if that's the case, great, maybe we'll have a stud on our hands.


#2679579 The Holiday tradition: 2016 Draft thoughts.....

Posted by krsmith17 on 26 June 2016 - 02:00 PM

Yeah, I didn't understand taking a goalie last year, but it really doesn't make sense that we drafted yet another one this year... With Mrazek set as our number one for the foreseeable future at just 24 years old, and at least two of Coreau, Paterson, Perry and Pottelberghe as viable options for backup in the near or not so distant future, I really didn't think there was a need for another goalie in Larsson...


#2679493 The Holiday tradition: 2016 Draft thoughts.....

Posted by krsmith17 on 25 June 2016 - 03:12 PM

It's not like Larkin made the team his first year after being drafted either. He was drafted two years ago and spent a full season developing in college before making the team out of camp last year...

I would have loved Chychrun at 16, but that was a great trade for us. I would have also loved Jones at 20, but none of these kids available at 20 would have been making the Wings this season, likely not next season, and maybe if we were lucky, they'd make it in the 2018-19 season...

There's obviously something about Cholowski that our scouts seen that not many other did. Hopefully they're right and he develops into a solid 2nd pairing defenseman for the Wings in a few years...


#2679458 The Holiday tradition: 2016 Draft thoughts.....

Posted by krsmith17 on 25 June 2016 - 12:36 PM

I was skeptical of Cholowski, but hopeful he turns out to be a steal. Love the Smith and Sambrook picks, not sure on any of the other guys, so time will tell... Hopefully they're Hakan specials...


#2679441 The Holiday tradition: 2016 Draft thoughts.....

Posted by krsmith17 on 25 June 2016 - 11:15 AM

Sambrook. Really happy with that pick. He was another guy I liked.
Johnson is a defenseman from Michigan. Will play at UofM next season.


#2679432 The Holiday tradition: 2016 Draft thoughts.....

Posted by krsmith17 on 25 June 2016 - 10:58 AM

Givani Smith certainly would not have been available in the 5th-7th rounds... I really like that pick a lot.


#2679415 The Holiday tradition: 2016 Draft thoughts.....

Posted by krsmith17 on 25 June 2016 - 10:45 AM

Givani Smith was off the board, but the more I read about this kid, the more I like this pick. Big power-forward, molds his game to that of Wayne Simmonds... Could turn out to be a steal.


#2679398 The Holiday tradition: 2016 Draft thoughts.....

Posted by krsmith17 on 25 June 2016 - 10:12 AM

I don't pretend to know better than any of these NHL scouts, and I certainly give the Wings staff the benefit of the doubt. I thought the point of this thread was to play armchair GM? I'm not saying any of my picks will turn out to be better, but of course I wanted the Wings to select the players I picked...

Any of these kids could turn out to be steals, and of course I hope they do.


#2679374 The Holiday tradition: 2016 Draft thoughts.....

Posted by krsmith17 on 25 June 2016 - 09:40 AM

F***! Allison gone...


#2679362 The Holiday tradition: 2016 Draft thoughts.....

Posted by krsmith17 on 25 June 2016 - 09:34 AM

What is up with the Wings going way off the board?...


#2679356 The Holiday tradition: 2016 Draft thoughts.....

Posted by krsmith17 on 25 June 2016 - 09:30 AM

New Jersey has two of the Mississauga kids that I really wanted... McLeod and Bastian...


#2679349 The Holiday tradition: 2016 Draft thoughts.....

Posted by krsmith17 on 25 June 2016 - 09:18 AM

Bastian is my number one guy at 46... I hope he slides...


#2679347 The Holiday tradition: 2016 Draft thoughts.....

Posted by krsmith17 on 25 June 2016 - 09:09 AM

I like Day, Green and Carlsson on the back end and Bastian (doubt he drops), Raddysh, Allison and Kuznetson up front...