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#2494107 Andersson breaks foot - down another center

Posted by darkmanx on 10 March 2014 - 04:54 PM

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#2494096 Is the Real Brendan Smith Finally Starting the Show Up?

Posted by lwing on 10 March 2014 - 04:15 PM

 

I think you need to temper that a bit.  I agree that he's a rookie and therefore it's premature to throw in the towel on him...but...lots of other rookies (Lashoff and Dekeyser for instance) manage to go game to game without being noticeably terrible at protecting the puck or maintaining zone coverages.  Smith is bad at both...even for a rookie. 

 

The guy you were responding to is wrong for thinking that Smith's deficiencies doom him to a awful career, likewise you're wrong for insinuating that his being a rookie excuses him from having to play responsible defense.

 

True, I was a bit hard on the guy, but its not like a hockey forum is a place for careful critical thinking and rational arguments. You sir are a gentleman and scholar while I was... less so. Still, Smith is the last player I am pinning my hopes on for this team. 




#2494091 Is the Real Brendan Smith Finally Starting the Show Up?

Posted by Echolalia on 10 March 2014 - 03:55 PM

Smith is an offensive defensman; I think we can all see that in his game. I agree with Kip though, that Babs cares about defense before offense, so Smith needs to learn to take care of things on the defensive side of the puck, and adapt his offensive game without sacrificing scoring opportunities against us. He's getting better every week at this. Last year most of LGW wanted him off the team, earlier this year more folks started believing that he could be solid for us, and now we have a thread dedicated to "the real Brendan Smith" finally showing up. I still believe he has a ways to go, and ultimately see him being the Brian Rafalski that we've been missing in a couple years. Time will tell if he reaches that potential or not, but he's trending in the right direction.


#2493968 Is the Real Brendan Smith Finally Starting the Show Up?

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 09 March 2014 - 10:09 PM

Honestly, I still can't get over how he single handedly contributed with one bone-headed play after another and destroyed our chances in beating Chicago in the playoffs last year. He was the stupidest player, young or old, I had ever seen on the ice in a Wings jersey. A complete moron who earned a benching thirty times over. Whether or not he is suddenly getting a few ounces of grey matter and scoring here and there is irrelevant - he will never be a player of consequence on this team or any other team. 

 

WTH are you talking about?  He's a rookie for crying out loud.  Nevermind, you must not watch hockey much. 




#2491035 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by Dave on 05 March 2014 - 05:18 PM

The problem is he send only top 6 potential center prospect not name Sheahan

 

There's time to get more center prospects. There isn't time to find a patch for the Wings. This trade makes sense from almost all risk management perspectives.




#2490856 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by dirtydangles on 05 March 2014 - 04:27 PM

I can picture f***in Bert, Legwand, and Cleary laughing it up on a line together. FML. 




#2488235 ESPN says....

Posted by gowings00 on 01 March 2014 - 07:56 AM

I just want to point out that Dan Cleary has been scratched from the lineup for the last seven games. We have also gone 5-1-1 in that time. Coincidence? I think not. OK, I'm done strumming my one-stringed guitar.


#2488423 Edler-Kesler Vs. Ehrhoff-Stewart

Posted by kipwinger on 01 March 2014 - 08:17 PM

We aren't making a trade. We don't have expendable assets, it's that simple.

 

We don't have them, or you personally wouldn't want to move them?




#2483100 NHL players will not participate in 2018 Olympics (Mod Post #99)

Posted by dropkickshanahans on 09 February 2014 - 10:24 PM

I'm glad, when I found out the games would be hosted in South Korea I shook my head. 

 

What's wrong with South Korea?

 

Speaking of, I wonder if they'll introduce Starcraft 2 in the 2018 Olympics  :lol:




#2481865 Glendening vs Andersson

Posted by dirtydangles on 06 February 2014 - 08:01 PM

Skating- Andersson Both have similar top end speed, Andersson has better acceleration and agility.  

Faceoffs- Andersson Glendening is still learning after being a winger for most of his hockey career and should get better, but might and should doesn't get you much.

Offensive awareness Andersson Neither have lit it up, but Andersson at least has 13 points.  Glendening gets less TOI a game and hasn't played with many quality line mates but he should have more than 4 assists at this point.

Defensive awareness-push  neither are Selke candidates, but both are solid defensive forwards

Grit-Glendening Andersson is about as gritty as a marshmallow while Glendening is at least willing to get in peoples' faces.

You can't be serious - Andersson has Bert speed.




#2478836 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by Internet.Unknown on 29 January 2014 - 09:33 PM

A top 4 defencemen, the wings have plenty of forwards to move. Obviously LGWs totally overvalues our s*** but players like andersson or tartar have value.

 

Tatar is one of the young guys I wouldn't want to trade. I would keep him over Nyquist, though I like both players.




#2477967 Babcock's comments on playing time

Posted by esteef on 27 January 2014 - 10:25 PM

I'm so glad Tatar turned out to be awesome as a big f*** you to babcock.

esteef


#2477937 Babcock's comments on playing time

Posted by darkmanx on 27 January 2014 - 07:20 PM

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#2476179 Turning point!?!?!

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 22 January 2014 - 11:24 PM

I want to see them putting a few games together where they play really hard.  No more games like that St. Louis no show.  

 

The talent is not in the lineup, but that's no excuse not to play hard every game.  Today, they played really hard.  Last game, they didn't.  To me, that's more important than who is or isn't in the lineup.  I've seen them take too many games off the last few years even when healthy.  




#2467763 World Juniors Tourney Thread

Posted by Dabura on 26 December 2013 - 03:04 PM

plutnar hasnt been drafted by anyone yet

 

Or has he?