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poel

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In Topic: Forward Line Combos/Discussion

Yesterday, 08:00 PM

I don't know. But even if they asked to play together, I just don't like it. Blashill would better try to find a line combination with his two best players at centre, where they belong. Thinking of something like that if everybody's healthy:

 

 

Larkin, Datsyuk, Jurco

Nyquist, Zetterberg, Abdelkader

Tatar, Richards, Pulkkinen

Miller, Sheahan, Glendening

 

Blash should really stop playing plugs like Helm. He's never gonna be a top six Forward. Bottom six grinder at best. If they can get Jurco or Mantha to use their bodies and do the physical work for Datsyuk and Larkin that would be perfect. Otherwise there needs to be a trade. Mantha might need some time, but Jurco on the 4th line is a bad joke. Give the guy a chance. If he uses it, we got ourselves the winger we need. If not, they can still trade him.

 

3vs3, 4vs4, PP and some shifts in the 3rd should do it for Pav and Z. Can't afford to play your best players off position.


In Topic: Goalie Battle

17 January 2016 - 11:16 AM

I hope van pottelberghe pans out, but I expect mrazek-coreau to be our #1-2 in 5 years, even if JVP becomes a legitimate nhl-er.

That, or one of coreau/JVP will be traded and the other will be backup.

Does anyone know what happened with chase perry?
Didn't we just draft him in the 3rd or 4th two drafts ago?
Why was he drafted so relatively high, and why does hf have him ranked so low?

 

 

His skills are crazy, so he could be able to back up Mrazek at some point. But to me, his inconsistency is a real problem. Surely he's young, but it's been pretty obvious he sometimes just wasn't feeling it. Reminds me a bit of Kari Lehtonen so far. Unique skillset and unbeatable at times but you never know what will come next. 

To be honest, I was very surprised to read that Davos is planning to give him a shot. They have a history of very good goalies there like Hiller, Berra or Genoni. Just like Andersson they must be optimistic that his issues aren't as serious as I think they are...especially as their projected backup for next season will be Gilles Senn, a 19yo who played just 7 league games over two seasons with the club  :lol:

Can't always take hf for real. They also write that goaltending depth would be a weakness of the organization. I'd strongly disagree. Apart from McCollum and Coreau they're all far away now, but that should surely change within the next 2-4 years. Paterson, Perry and Van Pottelberghe are good assets. 


In Topic: Goalie Battle

16 January 2016 - 10:12 AM

Fill me in. I know nothing about this guy.

 

http://www.nhl.com/i...avid=nhl-search

 

2015 4th Round Pick, now returning to Switzerland to play pro hockey for one of europe's best teams that just lost in the semis of european champions league. Not too bad for his age. Talented and big guy. Has been inconsistent though...at least during junior tournaments.


In Topic: Goalie Battle

16 January 2016 - 06:42 AM

Long way for him to be a part of this controversy, but I wanted to let you know that Joren van Pottelberghe will play for current Swiss Champion Davos next season. He's expected to be the starter and if it goes well, he'll most likely join Grand Rapids after a season or two.


In Topic: 10/10 GDT : Red Wings 4 at Hurricanes 3

10 October 2015 - 07:52 PM

Too bad they decided to take the night off. Mrazek has been impressive, neither goal his fault. Larkin and Z good, everyone else horrible.

 

Can't agree. Kindl, Smith, Miller, Glendening were really good I thought.