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#2515841 Is the Real Brendan Smith Finally Starting the Show Up?

Posted by DeGraa55 on 25 April 2014 - 03:45 PM

He def has been looking good. And I still can't figure out why babs seems to do everything possible to keep him off the power play. I saw him out there a couple times with kronwall I think? But it seems he still tries to have a fourth forward on the top PP which makes no sense to me. Smith and kronwall could do wonders on the same PP IMO. I just wish one was righty..:

#2512825 Unsporting Trend

Posted by DeGraa55 on 21 April 2014 - 05:27 AM

I love it. It's nice when people show emotion. Now does it go over the top sometimes? Yes. But this is a sport after all I like it when people show their emotion.

#2509014 Sproul and Ouellet recalled from Grand Rapids

Posted by DeGraa55 on 12 April 2014 - 07:45 PM


Hope they both play as third pairing.

#2509008 Babcock and Holland Talk About Stuff

Posted by DeGraa55 on 12 April 2014 - 07:08 PM

Was it ever "officially" determined that they were going to buy out Sammy?  I think it was denied on all sides.  In any case, I meant it as more of a hypothetical scenario, not that they had to do all those exact things. 

Sammy or his agent (can't remember exactly)said that the wings never made any contact whatsoever about a buyout.

Well, they brought back Cleary, so there's that.  ;) 
I always felt like the 1st compliance was kind of wasted on Colaiocovo.  He wasn't great by any stretch, but his contract wasn't an albatross, and I'd have rather they rid themselves of a forward than a defenseman.  Babcock seemed to dislike him from the get go, like Tootoo.

I personally felt it was a waste cause they gave him(and Sammy) two year deals when it wasn't needed. They had questions at both positions, fine. Sign them TO A ONE YEAR DEAL. No team was going to sign them anyways lol.

#2507576 bashing skid the kid

Posted by DeGraa55 on 09 April 2014 - 04:12 AM

I honestly normally don't wish for anything bad or dirty to happen to anyone. But if someone cross checked Crosby in his d**k s****r I'd celebrate. He truly is a disgrace...

#2502522 kid gets blasted by the glass CBJ v. MTL game

Posted by DeGraa55 on 27 March 2014 - 10:58 PM

Hope the kid was all right. Not going to lie got a good laugh out of it.

#2502521 Goalies Gone Wild

Posted by DeGraa55 on 27 March 2014 - 10:57 PM

I guess I don't get it. Coach didn't do his job and pull him after the first six goals so he pulled himself after the 7th.

#2498728 Is the Real Brendan Smith Finally Starting the Show Up?

Posted by DeGraa55 on 21 March 2014 - 06:18 PM

This is what I'm talking about.  You're using turnovers to criticize Quincey and willfully ignoring the fact that Smith has MORE of them.  It is a FACT that despite almost 3 fewer minutes on ice per game (average), Smith still has MORE turnovers.  And here you are saying Quincey's bad because he turns the puck over too much. 
Am I eating crazy pills?  Quincey plays more even strength and special teams, has more hits, more blocked shots, fewer giveaways, more takeaways, more shots, more goals, and fewer missed shots. 
Smith has five fewer penalties, and four more assists than Quincey.  That's it.  In no other way is he a better player, and yet everyone around here will defend him to the death and blame Quincey to the moon.
Smith didn't piss in my cheerios.  I do, however, get frustrated when purported "intelligent" fans A) don't see that Smith isn't all that good (yet), and B) blame his mediocre play on someone else (as if his failure to shoot, hit, block shots, pass, or take the puck away is somehow Kindl, Lashoff, or Quincey's fault).

I'm not going to argue with you cause it's a waste if time. But I do find it funny you brag Quincey has more goals in more ice time AND in the power play. And it's 4 goals to 3. That's kind of a piss poor argument. Smith is also SECOND in assist for our defenseman.

Just watching the games so far it's pretty clear that kronwall and smith together has been our defensive pairing this year...unfortunately in limited games.

#2498534 Is the Real Brendan Smith Finally Starting the Show Up?

Posted by DeGraa55 on 21 March 2014 - 12:15 AM

Or you put dekeyser with kronwall and smith with e. I think could work.

#2497318 Is the Real Brendan Smith Finally Starting the Show Up?

Posted by DeGraa55 on 19 March 2014 - 03:27 PM

Babcock sure seems to like throwing the guy into the deep end.

Last time he was with kronwall he did great so I expect the same to happen. It truly is amazing what happens when he isn't paired with Quincey, kindle or lashoff.

#2497211 Gustav Nyquist Appreciation Thread

Posted by DeGraa55 on 19 March 2014 - 07:35 AM

Actually we still need a legitimate power forward. We have plenty of small two way euros.

Then again maybe jurco could be the power forward but I'd still like someone proven in the short term though.

#2496333 Franzen calls out team

Posted by DeGraa55 on 18 March 2014 - 03:16 AM

Lol Franzen wow

#2496037 3/16 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Blackhawks 4

Posted by DeGraa55 on 16 March 2014 - 08:57 PM


#2495994 3/16 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Blackhawks 4

Posted by DeGraa55 on 16 March 2014 - 08:39 PM

Quincey with his only hit if the season and it was on his defensive partner.

Lol I watch games just for the laughs now. This stuff has been happening in almost every game. Justf****** sloppy.

#2492579 3/7 GDT: Devils 4 at Red Wings 7

Posted by DeGraa55 on 07 March 2014 - 08:09 PM

Smith played with Kronner a few games earlier in the year and they were awesome together.

Ya I know but e was hurt...but the point is Quincey is always too 4 when he and kindl belong together getting minimal minutes.