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#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.




#2546560 What happened to Calle Jarnkrok?

Posted by Son of a Wing on 04 November 2014 - 01:09 PM

 

 

 

Was he really our number one prospect?  Maybe our #1 C prospect? Our "#1C prospect behind Sheahan" Whatever it is...

...and no offense to you krsmith, but I hate when the title "#1 prospect" is thrown around about any player because that is certainly a debatable title.

 

 

 

I believe mantha was our number one prospect

 

 

 

At the time of the trade Jarnkrok was most certainly not anywhere near the #1 prospect in the system by most fans, or by any reputable publications.

 

He was well behind Mantha, Nyquist, Tatar, Mrazek. Jurco, and Sheahan. He was in a group along with Ouellet, Sproul, Marchenko etc. He was closer to 10th than 1st, especially considering the Wings brass felt Glendening was more ready to play in the NHL over him.

 

As far as the rumors about him wanting to go home, he did eventually admit that he had considered returning to Sweden when he realized his chances of cracking the Wings line-up any time soon were remote. I don't think any sort of move was imminent though and I don't think he had vocalized those wishes so they likely had little to no impact on the Wings decision to trade him.

 

I think he was dealt because he wasn't going to be able to crack the roster for years and they had a pressing need for a center right then, having lost their top 5 centers to injuries at the time.

 

According to RedWingsCentral which WAS a great source of information on our prospects, he was ranked #1 for four straight rankings until he slipped to #4 in his last one.

 

But yes, he was for a year or so, considered our best prospect.




#2546458 What happened to Calle Jarnkrok?

Posted by Son of a Wing on 03 November 2014 - 05:10 PM

You can't just focus on small sample sizes with young players.  

 

His success in only a few games was blown out of proportion last year much like his lack of success is this year.

 

He'll be fine.




#2545684 Weiss sent down to GR- conditioning assignment

Posted by Son of a Wing on 31 October 2014 - 11:35 AM

 

Eh...I don't think this has anything to do with UFAs, really.  Your own players are just as likely to get injured.  The Weiss situation is tough because he lied about his condition when we signed him.  Normally that wouldn't have happened.  The luck the Wings have had with UFAs is just that: bad luck.

 

Modano got his wrist sliced open.  Weiss misled us (supposedly) about an injury and sat out most of last season.  Samuelsson held us hostage because his boob hurt.  I mean, there really isn't anything to be learned by this. It's just a horrible fluke and we happen to have had three of them the last few years.

 

Are you just assuming this??  Everyone has a physical and a medical history before they sign a contract.

 

He was confident (as were our doctors) that he could come back from his injury and he hasn't been able to.  

 

That's not lying.  Unless you know something the rest of us don't.

 

I'm frustrated with the situation but I'm not going to just assume he lied because it's convenient.