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#2550288 Nestrasil Waived / Claimed by Hurricanes

Posted by Son of a Wing on 20 November 2014 - 04:35 PM

Most people hadn't even heard of Nestrasil a year ago and now he has all this "potential" and mentioning him in the same breath as Pulkkinen and other prospects.

 

Gimme a break...




#2550267 Nestrasil Waived / Claimed by Hurricanes

Posted by Son of a Wing on 20 November 2014 - 04:00 PM

Am I the only one that thinks Cleary has looked fine so far this season?  Better than Nestrasil even?

 

Haters gonna hate




#2550262 Nestrasil Waived / Claimed by Hurricanes

Posted by Son of a Wing on 20 November 2014 - 03:53 PM

Why are people comparing Nestrasil to Cleary? Cleary isn't the reason Nestrasil got exposed and claimed on waivers. Cleary wasn't going to be waived, nor should he have been. Cleary brings so much more than what he shows on the ice to this team, the experience and leadership he provides, on and off the ice, can't just be replaced, and certainly not by a 23 year old kid. If not Nestrasil, Jurco would have been sent down, and maybe in hindsight that would have been the better choice. But where is all of this upside that everyone sees in Nestrasil? I just don't get it. He was a body on the ice for 13 games, a big body sure, but that's about it. He could barely crack the Grand Rapids line up last season and to be honest should have never cracked our lineup this season. It would have been nice to see him clear and provide some support down in Grand Rapids this year but in reality he probably never would have cracked the Wings lineup on a full time basis, not this year, not next year, not ever. We have a ton of more skilled guys knocking on the door, he will not be missed. We even have a player that we signed in the offseason who is similar in stature but much more skilled, in Tomas Nosek. Good luck in Carolina Nestrasil, unfortunately you will probably end up down in Charlotte after 30 days...

 

Potential can be intoxicating...




#2550244 Why is Kindl not playing?

Posted by Son of a Wing on 20 November 2014 - 03:20 PM

I don't know if it's fair to say that Lashoff is "worse" than Kindl.  

 

I mean sure at some things but they have almost completely opposite skill sets.

 

If we could only combine them into one player frankenstein-style..... Kindlashoff....




#2550242 Why is Kindl not playing?

Posted by Son of a Wing on 20 November 2014 - 03:13 PM

Kindl is exactly the opposite of a "Mike Babcock-type" player. Especially a defenceman.

 

Soft, doesn't use his size, weak along the boards, inconsistent, prone to defensive lapses...

 

That's not to say Kindl doesn't have some talent. He's an NHLer, but will most likely find more success in a different system.

 

Hopefully this equals more PP time for Smith.  He got a taste of some last game.




#2548758 Gustavsson injured

Posted by Son of a Wing on 13 November 2014 - 03:57 PM

Ever notice it's always the negative news that brings people back to LGW? 

 

When we're winning or just cruising along this site is pretty bare but us regulars.

 

Then someone gets injured or we go on a losing streak and all of a sudden people are coming out of the wood works.




#2548642 Tomas Holmstrom: Commercial Star

Posted by Son of a Wing on 12 November 2014 - 11:52 AM

Probably better if you speak Swedish but still funny

 

 

 

http://youtu.be/a-FPK86Gr_M

 

http://youtu.be/FMI9xq1PU20

 

http://youtu.be/sW7aHIw11T8

 

http://youtu.be/iO2WSxr4EUs

 

http://youtu.be/nST6u6VnPpg

 

http://youtu.be/EBxS2Xa49iw




#2548596 Stars trade Sergei Gonchar for Travis Moen from MTL

Posted by Son of a Wing on 11 November 2014 - 06:06 PM

Now these two players are linked for something other than this...

 




#2548562 Lines Thread

Posted by Son of a Wing on 11 November 2014 - 02:06 PM

I'm pretty sure Dickie's whole point was that it worked for Bowman (in a less diluted league) and it would be even more applicable in today's league where there is less talent per team.

 

A very valid point. 




#2547676 Jersey Sponsorship

Posted by Son of a Wing on 06 November 2014 - 05:24 PM

 

Collins quoted saying jersey ads "coming and happening." NHL spox tells TSN Collins was speaking in N American context, not specific to NHL

— rick westhead (@rwesthead) November 6, 2014

 

Not so fast...




#2547656 Jersey Sponsorship

Posted by Son of a Wing on 06 November 2014 - 04:36 PM

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This guy likes it...




#2546584 Lines Thread

Posted by Son of a Wing on 04 November 2014 - 02:05 PM

 

I'm not.  Helm has never produced consistent offense his entire career.  So why in hell would you put him on a scoring line wing...ya know, the position most directly responsible for scoring goals?

 

Quite possibly for the same reason Abdelkader plays in the top 6.  

 

If you haven't noticed by now, Babcock likes to have a digger/forchecker on his top lines.

 

Helps to roll 4 lines.  This is nothing new.




#2546575 Lines Thread

Posted by Son of a Wing on 04 November 2014 - 01:52 PM

Besides Helm is clearly playing the "Abdelkader role" of digger and forchecker.  

 

He's not going to be getting a ton of goals.  The ones he does get will probably be pretty dirty.




#2546573 Lines Thread

Posted by Son of a Wing on 04 November 2014 - 01:48 PM

 

What's not to like about 4 assists (2 on the PP) in 11 games from a top six winger?  It's not like their job is to put the puck in the net or anything lol. 

 

And yet that's still more points than Tatar and Jurco.  You know... our actual scoring wingers....




#2546570 What happened to Calle Jarnkrok?

Posted by Son of a Wing on 04 November 2014 - 01:34 PM

Absolutely. Now all I go by is HockeysFuture, and to be honest I'm not a huge fan... Anyone know why they stopped or if they started up any new sites or what happened there...

 

Well I do know Matthew Wuest, who created RWC, also created CapGeek.

 

So I'm guessing he took a step back with RWC and a step forward with Capgeek as that site would have a lot of maintenance.