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Richdg

Member Since 03 May 2012
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In Topic: Anthony Mantha

05 March 2015 - 11:03 AM

The light looks to finally be on. mantha has scored in 3 of his last 4 games with the griffins. 4 points in that stretch. Has 12 goals and a good chance to get to 20 in his first year of pro hockey. Not a bad start. Not the explosive start we all wished for, but solid none the less.


In Topic: 2/5 GDT - Red Wings 3 at Avalanche 0

05 February 2015 - 09:18 PM

A fight! Brings back such good memories..........


In Topic: 2015 Draft

05 February 2015 - 09:10 PM

SOW, just because the league has been dumbed down, doesn't mean that waht I said isn't true. Good-the key word #2 C's put up 60ish points per year. There were 30 C's on your list with 56 or more BTW. Go back and look over the last 25 years. nearly every great team had 2 or more very good C's. Yzerman and federov, Datsyuk and Zetterberg, Crosby and malkin, the Ducks went and got Kesler because they needed better, same with the Stars and Spezza. Boston with Krejic (spelling) and bergeron. Sharks with thornton and Pevalski. The list goes on and on. No every team doesn't have true #2 C's. hell some teams don't have a true #1 C on their roster.

Just because every team puts out 3 pairs of Dmen, does that mean the guys playing on their top pair are truely top 4 Dmen? No and you know better. If Kronwall, Dekeyser, and ericsson all wake up with the flue and can't play tonight, does this now mean KFQ is a top 4 Dman? No. yes he is playing the spot, but we all know he isn't that quality of player.


In Topic: 2015 Draft

05 February 2015 - 08:45 PM

So you don't like hockeys future, fine, here is a better reference. Ken Holland. Oullett and Sproul were drafted in the same draft. Who was first? Oullett. For over a year we have been hearing-correctly that we need to add a RH shot on the BL. Ok, so what young Dman from GR came up first and has played the most this season? oullett. Now marchenko is up. With marchenko being older one could make a good arguement that he is just further along in his development. You can't do that with Oullett because theya re the same age. Yet the LHed Oullett comes up before the RHed Sproul.

 

As fro marchenko's rnakings coming out, yes I did remember correctly. Most draft sites did have him as a first round talent, but he was very public about only coming to NA if he was drafted by the RW's which drove his stock down. Then he had an injury/illness that bottomed out his stock.


In Topic: 2015 Draft

05 February 2015 - 04:33 PM

Richdg, just please stop, you're flat out wrong here, and the fact that you're still trying your hardest to prove you're "right" is just laughable at this point... How about you take a poll on what our biggest need is in next years draft? Defense would absolutely be the number one priority on most people's list. Like Son of a Wing said, 60 points is not the benchmark for a second line center, 40-50 is more accurate, with 50 being ideal. Sheahan is in his first full season and he is on pace for 41 points, he will without a doubt, put up 50+ points in this league. I think Larkin's floor is a second line center, with his ceiling being a top line center, which isn't that far fetched at all. He was a 15th overall pick and is already one of the top players in college as a freshman. You can be guaranteed he is going to be developed properly, being in the Wings system and there isn't a doubt in my mind that he will exceed expectations.

 

Ouellet and Marchenko have passed Sproul in the call-up list because they are the most NHL ready at this point, but they definitely have not come close to passing him in what Holland, Babcock, scouts or anyone else for that matter (except you, for whatever reason..), would project them at in a few years. Sproul projects to be a top 4 defenseman (with the possibility of becoming a top pair) while everyone else projects to be a bottom pair (with the possibility of sneaking in on the second pair). There shouldn't be any debate here, and there wouldn't be if you have followed these guys as much as myself and many others on here...

So I am wrong..... Ok. Here is the link to hockeys future. They tend to agree with me. Oullett, Sproul, and Marchenko all have the same ranking: 7.0 and a grade of C. BTW what do they have listed as the organizations weakness? Goal tending depth and sizable forwards...... Seems like I have heard that somewhere.......

 

http://www.hockeysfu...roit_red_wings/

 

BTW this is not a negative. I think all 3 of those guys have top 4 potential. I am not dismissing them like you are. Sproul may have the most offensive upside of all 3, but he is also to date the worst defensively. Oullett and marchenko both play well rounded games, which is what Holland and Babcock want. In their draft years all were ranked in the same range. At least Sproul and Oullett were. Merchenko might have been even higher but had the Russian thing going against him IIRC.