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In Topic: Red Wings acquire Erik Cole, conditional 3rd from Stars

01 March 2015 - 08:23 PM

Cole gritty?!?!?! I'm missing something here




From The Hockey News Scouting Report section::


Assets: Has great straight-ahead skating ability and work ethic. Hits anything that moves. Plays a gritty, in-your-face style and owns solid scoring instincts. Leads by example on the ice.


Flaws: Over time, his body has broken down due to the punishment that comes with playing a power forward's role. His abrasiveness will continue to be a concern moving forward.


Career Potential: Quality veteran power forward.



Did we already have anyone we could have described as "Hits anything that moves"? Cole sounds refreshingly gritty to me!

In Topic: Is the Real Brendan Smith Finally Starting the Show Up?

25 April 2014 - 02:30 PM

Doesn't it look like Brendan is continuing to significantly grow more and more during these playoff games? He is now almost always joining the rush whenever the opportunity presents, and his stickhandling and speed make him look pretty darn good in hauling it out of the defensive zone, dishing it off or shooting himself, or simply giving the offense another look that they typically don't have from a defenseman. Babs must have given him the green light to do this whenever possible, as they certainly haven't reeled him in, and must be encouraging this big time. Krug does this same stuff consistently for the Bruins. Smith's defense also looks a world better, even though he still gambles big time on occasion, but has made some genuinely high level def. plays that he hadn't done much of previously. A dose of Kronwall sure does wonders! (Now if only Kronner could be cloned, and then paired with Kindl, Quincy, and Lashoff!)

In Topic: Helm Finally Looking Like His Old Self!

14 April 2014 - 06:04 AM

That is funny (and sad) - we are all so used to having so much repeated news about a setback or new injury that it feels weird to have any stretch of a few games without one (or two or three)!!!!

In Topic: The 2014 Grand Rapids Griffins Offseason Gameplan

09 April 2014 - 03:04 PM


If by that you mean that Toledo is off the face of the earth, yes.  He's managed all of 0 goals, 16 assists, and a -18 +/- for the Walleye this season.  I would be surprised if he got a qualifying offer from the Wings in the offseason. 

Ouch! Thank you for the update. 3rd round picks with promise do not always pan out, as we all know.

In Topic: What is everyones second favorite team?

09 April 2014 - 01:16 PM

I've always had the Stars as my second favorite team. Being an old timer, I remember the days of Bobby Smith, Bill Goldsworthy, Dino Ciccarelli, Cesare Maniago, Danny Grant, Derian Hatcher, etc., and rolled over my fandom (distinctly second to the Wings) when they moved to Dallas. Having Jim Nill over there hasn't hurt the connection, either.