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Getting bigger.

19 August 2015 - 09:54 AM

For many years many of us have whined about the RW's being a team of "small euros". That of course has been changing. As the average size of players in the NHL gets bigger the RW's are now following suit. If one goes to the RW's home page and clicks on the "prospects" rosters it is very plain to see. There are currently 22 F and 9 Dmen listed on the prospects roster. Of those 31 players, only 2 are listed as being under 6ft tall. Pulks and Hicketts. That is it. of the 22 forwards listed, only 9 are lsited as 6-1 or shorter. The other 13 are all 6-2 or taller. For the Dmen only 3 are listed at 6-1 or shorter.

Clearly the team is getting bigger. That is a good thing. The average size of players in the NHL is about 6-1/210 and growing.

Kudos to Holland and his team for drafting players that fit the modern NHL.

Hoggan, Paetsch, and Grant resigned...

07 July 2015 - 01:38 PM

Convicted felon being resigned. Interesting...... Grant returns after a year with Mil.

EC on paper for 15/16.....

07 July 2015 - 12:32 PM

Ok we have made it past the UFA rush. So how do you rank the EC teams? Who is better? Worse? The same? Predit your PO teams.


just some thoughts...

Habs-about the same.

TB-no major changes but they should be better with experience gained.

BJ's-destroyed by injuries last year. A couple of big moves in the off season. Should be much better.

OTT-young team that made the PO's. still 1 or 2 players from being  a great team. slightly better due to experience gained.


Rangers-slightly worse but still very good.



RW-slightly better overall

Panthers-young and improving, just shy of a PO team.


These are the ten teams that will be fighting for the PO's. In our division it still looks like TB, Habs, RW's, and OTT in that order. Getting to 3rd is key this year. The other division is very strong and could get both at large births.


of course all of this is as of today before any further trades, injuries, etc......

Depth chart for RW/Griffins

02 July 2015 - 12:41 PM

As of today before any other moves here is the depth chart for both teams. Looks pretty good overall.


Red Wings:














That leaves KFQ to be moved for at least a 3rd round pick-to replace the one we traded away for 2016 and Franzen on LTIR. The only thing I would like to see is a true RHed power forward for the top line with Abby moving to the 3rd line LW.
















That leaves 2 holes on the grifs. 4th line LW for the checking line (if we were bold we would sign McKee for the spot!) and a 7th Dmen.


UFA's summer 2016: Richards-let him go, Helm-trade bait?, abby-should be resigned.

Guys out of options: Oullett, Sproul, and jensen.

Team now had great depth. The hard part is waiting and being patient with the young guys to develop. The good part is they now have to earn jobs instead of being handed jobs. the best spot to be.

Now for a #2 C.

01 July 2015 - 03:35 PM

Just thinking out load here. the BL is set. the one big are of need is a #2 C/big RHed winger. As of right now it is easy to see the following lineup:











Lashoff or Kindl




We could keep 8 d or move Kindl/KFQ. If Z is the #2 C then we need a top 6 winger. What we don't have is a big RHed physical guy that scores. We also have helm who is kinda without a true position. he is a checking C when used correctly, but Glendening does the same job for 1/3 the price. We also have the cap room for a big contract.

Thoughts? Hopes? Dreams?