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#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

LOL FRANZEN HAHHAAHAHAHA this is great.


#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.


#2492476 Red Wings have Recalled Pulkkinen from Grand Rapids

Posted by DeGraa55 on 07 March 2014 - 03:47 PM

The only way a kid ever gets to play a game here is because of injuries .... Tatar was benched his first 9 games I believe it was and took off after we got even more decimated ...... Nyquist finally stayed for good when we got more injuries (yes I know about the cap)

Sheahan and jurco .... Sheahan was projected to be a 3rd and 4th line player and not suppose to show any signs of offence ... Well I don't know about you guys but the kid can play

Just unfortunate when we gotta pull for some injuries for the kids to finally get a game or 2 in ..... Gotta hope for miller to pull a groin and miss a few games so pulkkinen comes back and plays a game now



That's the situation holland out us in though. Everyone of us knew by signing miller and clearly that there wasn't room for Tatar and nyquist who we all know should've been up since day one. So why can't holland see it?

And it's nothing against cleary or miller as their both class act guys it's just a numbers game. When we have too many forwards an too close to cap why keep bringing extra forwards that we don't need?


#2492472 Patrick Eaves First Game as a Predator

Posted by DeGraa55 on 07 March 2014 - 03:38 PM

He is a great fourt line guy...we just have like 9 guys who are so someone had to be moved.

I hope he does well.


#2486071 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by DeGraa55 on 21 February 2014 - 09:56 PM

Dickie I agree on contract I wouldn't go more than 7 either.

But if he plays with dat I do believe the offense on that line is centered around him. It's no secret dat is always in pass first mode so I do think his goals would go up just from that.


After the juniors season is up can mantha play with the griffins then? I'm assuming juniors ends earlier than ahl does. If he has 50 all ready I gotta imagine he is ready to take that next step.


#2485482 10 ton elephant in the room.

Posted by DeGraa55 on 20 February 2014 - 02:24 PM

I still believe in this team, with or without Z for the remainder of this year. You could classify me as being optimistic perhaps, but if Franzen and Weiss come back and are healthy and productive, with Howard getting his game together, and the kids staying up, why can't we squeeze into the playoffs? I see no reason why not.


I think we're better with the kids playing. We need z and dat but I like Franzen and Weiss out we're doing better. Id rather see guys that want to be out there like a nyquist or Sheahan or jurco over Franzen.

If Franzen, Weiss, Sammy, Bert, cleary, and Quincey never played a game for us again we would be much better in the long term and prolly in the short term as well.


#2485272 Trade deadline fast approaching - who should we target?

Posted by DeGraa55 on 19 February 2014 - 05:01 PM

Actually it would. Smith looked great when he was with kronwall so why not keep it going and have big e with dekeyser. OMG SOMETHING THAT MIGHT ACTUALLY MAKE SENSE noooooooo


#2485265 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by DeGraa55 on 19 February 2014 - 04:33 PM

Agreed Russia's defense is terrible. But finals is missing their top 3 centers I thought! Granted Finland isn't great exhaust of superstars it's because they play very good as a team. Russia...didn't.


#2474295 Nucks vs Flames

Posted by DeGraa55 on 19 January 2014 - 04:25 AM

I think both coaches were fine. Torts has the right to be mad(over did it but still had the right) and the other guy has every bright to send out his goons. In the video clip it clearly stated away teams enter their lineup in first then the hometeam can counter. So if EVERYONE knew what was coming torts coukdve countered with anyone he wanted.

To me it would only be a problem of Calgary was the home team and they gooned up against stars players...but they didn't.