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#2617073 #19 OA Evgeny Svechnikov

Posted by Euro_Twins on 28 June 2015 - 12:45 AM

It was a little ray of sunshine on a long rainy day.

So what do you think of our new Russian?

I love the thick accent and the fact that his English is as good as datsyuks English is. I'm very excited for him after watching some of his highlights. He could be a force in the nhl in a few years, young big power forward

#2617037 2015 Draft

Posted by Internet.Unknown on 27 June 2015 - 04:12 PM

lol waste of a pick .. besides the russian kid this draft for me anyways has been a waste

Wait until the Wings trade one of these picks for a veteran at the deadline. You'll care then.

#2617007 2015 Draft

Posted by Richdg on 27 June 2015 - 12:46 PM

Overall not bad. No fan is ever 100% happy with any team in any sport, picks. We fans always know better! LOL. But we had 6 picks and we drafted a complete lineup: 1 C, 2 Wings, 2 Dmen, and a G. That is a good balanced draft. I think Svech will be great in a couple of years. Pearson could be  our future checking line C. yes we have a bunch of those guys today, but many of them are 30ish and UFA's over the next 2 seasons.

The thing I am most excited about is the future top line: Svech-Larkin-Mantha. That is 3 guys all 6-2+ that will be 200+ and could turn into a 100+ goal per season line! that is awesome!

#2616980 2015 Draft

Posted by krsmith17 on 27 June 2015 - 12:08 PM

darkmanx, I am one of Holland's biggest supporters and I have said several times that I'm not going to make too big of a judgement too early. I also stated what a great job he does at the draft table... I would never sit down with Holland and call him out for any of his picks, because he and his staff undoubtedly know a hell of a log more than me about any of these kids. Does that mean that fans that know very little about these guys can't debate amongst themselves whether or not they were good or bad picks? I don't like the picks, you do. Not a big deal. We'll find out in a few years whether or not they were good picks or not...

#2616922 2015 Draft

Posted by Ekmanc on 27 June 2015 - 11:16 AM

lol waste of a pick .. besides the russian kid this draft for me anyways has been a waste

Must be amazing to be clairvoyant.

#2616859 Datsyuk Has Ankle Surgery

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 27 June 2015 - 12:53 AM

He's so damn good he broke his own ankles this time.

#2616800 2015 Draft

Posted by Richdg on 26 June 2015 - 08:38 PM

Holland is sticking with the kids. he said it again tonight. I doubt any trades happen. Maybe a plug in Dman for another year.


Now for the pick itself. I thought we would go with a F but thought Ek-Ericksson would be the guy. But Svechnikov is a great pick. Our future top line is Svechnikov-Larkin-Mantha. That is awesome! By the time they all make it all should be 6-2+ and 200+. The only negative is they are all LHed. This could be a 100+ goal per season line!

#2616749 2015 Draft

Posted by kipwinger on 26 June 2015 - 07:02 PM

I absolutely love Pierre McGuire's commentary.  Screw everybody who doesn't. 

#2616719 Lucic to LA

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 26 June 2015 - 06:19 PM

I still call BS Edmonton has had all these #1 picks.

#2616695 Datsyuk Has Ankle Surgery

Posted by amato on 26 June 2015 - 05:32 PM

Datsyuks ankle is our off season acquisition.

#2616612 Dougie hamilton to calgary

Posted by kipwinger on 26 June 2015 - 02:56 PM

Boston is on the verge of some tough times. I don't understand what they are doing at all. I get that they have to shed salary, but why Hamilton? I mean, good for us that Boston becomes a weaker team. But I guess firing their previous GM did nothing to change trading away their youth. 


No s***.  Just take the guy to arbitration, get him signed to a reasonable bridge deal, and shed whatever salary (Chara, Lucic, Eriksson) necessary to keep him around.  I don't really get it either.  They hamstrung themselves on the return the minute the chose to move him as opposed to a half dozen other cap killers on their s***ty roster. 

On the plus side, somewhere in Beantown Jack Edwards is rocking back and forth while crying gently to himself. 

#2616563 Free agents this off season

Posted by DickieDunn on 26 June 2015 - 09:55 AM

Ror wants out and I don't blame him. Avs wanted to low ball him since forever and now he t has a chance to finally get paid and appreciated by his new team.


No, The Avs have been wanting to pay ROR like a second line center, which he is, and ROR thinks he's as good as Toews and Stamkos.

#2616564 2015 Draft

Posted by F.Michael on 26 June 2015 - 09:59 AM

I'll take the Blue Jackets 3 2nds for 19

3 second round picks for our 1st round at 19?


Sounds like sumthin Holland would do...Might be a good move since this draft is said to be very deep in talent.

Mantha's going to be a good NHL player.

Holland won't make any major trades tomorrow, or this summer.

Holland won't sign any UFAs.

The Wings will trade down a few spots in the draft, and take Oliver Kylington in the 1st round.

That's all I know. Anything more would only be pure speculation

Normally I'd question your reasoning, and thought process, but since you have Abba as your avatar I have faith in your analysis.

#2615952 OT Changes

Posted by joesuffP on 24 June 2015 - 03:40 PM

I would have it 4 on 4 for 5 minutes and 3 on 3 for 2 minutes then call it a draw

#2615889 Free agents this off season

Posted by kipwinger on 24 June 2015 - 09:43 AM


Because the Wings are so soft that even a women would toughen them up. Hardy Har.


Sports jokes that connect the perception of a weak athlete to a women are soooooooo funny. :rolleyes:


You just don't get it.  Because you're part of the PC police and also because you want hockey to become the same thing as women's soccer (which is significantly tougher than Men's soccer BTW).  Admit it.