Domi isn't taunting the opposition with his tongue out of his mouth. He celebrates every goal that way whether its in the WJR's, the OHL or in Minor hockey.
Just like I enjoyed watching Petr Mrazek celebrate stopping penalty shots by going nuts and jumping into the glass I also enjoy seeing forwards find new ways to celebrate goals, at least at this level of hockey.
Let these kids have fun, most of them will have all that youthful exuberance stripped away from them when they reach the NHL.
Was anyone else extremely unimpressed with McDavid? He essentially whiffed on 2 golden back-door opportunities and ran around hot headed the whole game (perks of wearing the cage I guess). He's obviously going to be a great player but all this "next crosby" bulls*** seems to be just that. If you ask me, Eichel seems to be the more NHL ready of the 2. He knows how to control the play and his passing ability is phenomenal. Of course this is all based off of a tiny sample size and I wont pretend to be any sort of expert. What does everyone else think?
Also, can we all agree that this is the worst team Russia has iced in years?
Keep in mind McDavid is playing his first hockey in weeks and possibly still hasn't fully recovered from his broken hand. I've seen him play a few times this year in the OHL and he's every bit as good as most claim him to be (though definitely not Crosby level good). I haven't seen as much of Eichel but you can certainly see flashes of his exceptional talent as well.
Both players have been overshadowed by players on their own team this WJHC's though, Larkin for the USA, and Max Domi for Canada.
Flashy, any games i'm scheduled in for that you want to grab up, by all means shoot me a PM and we'll make it happen. You know how we've done it in the past, i'll gladly step out of a slot if it means we get an original FlashyG creation this season.
I've got a pretty good one in mind for the 27th vs Ottawa if you'd let me have that one.
Nope. He's abandoned us. He is dead to me. He has been Phanuefed.
I have not abandoned you at all! Please no phaneufing.
I was too late to get this game on LGW's and it wouldn't have made any sense to do a nesty themed GDT for any team but Carolina. Now that my personal life has settled down a bit I have a bit of free time to do some more GDT's.
I've got a few ideas kicking around that aren't themed for anyone specific so I'll be signing up for a couple very soon.
And just because some jackass in the rumor mill said something doesn't make it legit either. I'm basing my information on the guy himself and Wings management. While not 100% it's better than a completely unsubstantiated rumor.
Is your point that there's no way of knowing 100%? If so, I agree. If your point is that because the Wings and Jarnkrok COULD be lying that there's something to the rumor, then I disagree. Isn't that how all rumors catch on? The fact that they can't be proven wrong doesn't mean that they're even remotely right.
I'll take my information from the source. You take it from wherever you want.
Calle Järnkrok, 22, was thinking of giving up and moving home to Brynäs.
Yes, of course I thought about it for a while. It was heavy and I did not like this game. It was a very big change in the AHL and it is very go-ahead, which is not suited me particularly well - Calle Jarnkrok
He does go on to say that it would be hard to give up after only one season, and that he still wanted to play in the NHL. I think there is truth to both sides of the argument. Calle clearly did have thoughts about going home, but I think the seriousness of those thoughts were blown out of proportion by fans and media trying to justify the trade.
On the other hand I think a lot of the denials of having those thoughts was Calle trying to calm the fears of Predators fans, Media and management about his previously documented thoughts about going back home.
At the time of the trade he absolutely was considered by most Wings fans and anyone who followed the Wings to be our number one prospect at any position. He was certainly ahead of Sheahan, who was considered by most people before last season, to have been another first round bust. He was definitely considered to have a higher ceiling than most guys in our system, even a highly regarded player such as Tatar. And to be honest, even though I wouldn't trade Tatar for Jarnkrok and I am glad we kept Tatar, I would not be at all surprised if Jarnkrok is the better player in 5 years from now...
At the time of the trade Jarnkrok was most certainly not anywhere near the #1 prospect in the system by most fans, or by any reputable publications.
He was well behind Mantha, Nyquist, Tatar, Mrazek. Jurco, and Sheahan. He was in a group along with Ouellet, Sproul, Marchenko etc. He was closer to 10th than 1st, especially considering the Wings brass felt Glendening was more ready to play in the NHL over him.
As far as the rumors about him wanting to go home, he did eventually admit that he had considered returning to Sweden when he realized his chances of cracking the Wings line-up any time soon were remote. I don't think any sort of move was imminent though and I don't think he had vocalized those wishes so they likely had little to no impact on the Wings decision to trade him.
I think he was dealt because he wasn't going to be able to crack the roster for years and they had a pressing need for a center right then, having lost their top 5 centers to injuries at the time.