Lidstrom, Zetterberg and Datsyuk both came into the league around 175 lbs. and got up to 190-195 eventually. It's doable. I don't know if Jarnkrok will, but it's silly to think that Jarnkrok is doomed to be small because he is currently.
I hope he is. That way we won't have LGW still lamenting his trade 10 years from now.
Well don't misunderstand me. I'm the President of his fan club only inasmuch as I want him to do well enough to get traded. He's not a terrible third pairing defenseman but he gets paid too much and I really like some of those kids.
Yes. He's still got minor league options.
If Kindl plays good enough for LGW to call him "solid" he'll be on another team next year. Catch-22.
Trust me. I only want the treasurer's job as a temp spot. I'm in the same club as you. I think we've got a plethora of middling third pair defensemen. Ship Kindl off to Edmonton or somewhere else players won't typically go. He's signed at a reasonable price for some of those teams for another two years (?)
Hudler's been okay off the Wings. Same with Flip. I can't and won't lament the fact that they're no longer Wings, in the same way that I can't and won't obsess about how prospects that we've traded away are doing. Does it sometimes suck when the player turns out to be great... or is it simply that they're flourishing in a different system/actually given an opportunity. It's the way the business side of the game works. Simple. As. That.
I was mostly thinking about how much everyone used to dislike Ericsson, then he suddenly became a solid blue liner in LGWs eyes once Lids left. Now he's become slightly disliked again.
Ericsson isn't having the greatest of starts, but he's not as bad as some like to moan about.
Lets be honest -- The eyeball test, your favorite players, and hated players all factor into the hows and whys of who and what we want for our team, but lets use the information that's available too. WE'RE IN THE AGE OF ANALYTICS! It's all out there to be had. Just make sure you use legit sources. Simple as that.
Some folks wouldn't trade Smith for anything. Some wouldn't trade Jurco or Tatar.
Hell, some of us are still lamenting the Calle Jarnkrok trade... it's why we're here.
To talk about the team we love. Good or bad.
Also, kip... if you're the President of the "Kindl4Prez" fanclub, can I at least be the treasurer. If he could just reign in the mistakes a bit, his value could be... well, at least decent.
Wow people are really freaking out. We played like absolute s*** the last 2 games and almost beat both teams. Tatar/Jurco just need to adjust, hell it seems as though you can see those 2 slowly emerging from their slumps. Calm down everyone
I'm not freaking out, but it's certainly disconcerting when you start the season off 6-2-2. Start a new month and proceed to drop your first two games against teams that you should beat.
I know that we got a point out of that game vs. Buffalo... but it was only one point... in a game... with Buffalo.
they know its just sex and nothing more and theyre okay with that
they know how to f***
This is all true and right if you're at home masturbating to a movie.
Otherwise, here IRL:
They're free? They get paid to have sex on camera. Who's to say that like any other woman you might be trying to woo that they don't require a little dinner and movie before? That's not free. I don't want to call any porn star a prostitute because I'm sure that most aren't, however they're professional sex workers: Do you think it's that easy to perform for them? Their expectations are probably a lot higher than some star-struck horny puck-bunny. Pornstars are certainly not going to be happy with some five pump chump even if he is a pro-hockey player.
Sure, who cares?
It's nothing more than sex right.
They don't have feelings or the desire to someday settle down with a nice guy who's made his profession as an athlete who's made bank.
It's justf******, right? Yeah, it is. Porn is straight up stunt-*******.
Yup. They certainly know how to do the sex don't they. "Wait, we're not at the right angle. There's no way the camera is going to catch that penetration. Slide to the right" "Move my hair out of my eyes." "Am I groaning loud enough?"
MDZ's probably been watching too much porn, and after sexing up Lisa-Ann, he and his sexual expectations are all out of wack.
"Gotta get with the porn starts. They know what they're doing."
He's just doing it wrong. ...and by doing it wrong I mean, by letting all his business hang out... you know, on social media.
In the same way that Jurco will be fine... Sheahan will be fine... Nestrasil will be fine...
Not every player is Nyquist and gets it going and keeps it going. Hence, Jarnkrok's season start.
He was traded away from the Wings and he got ice-time, and he said, "Hey, I'm gonna make the best of this and show them what they traded away." ...and LGW (not all of you) all went: "There's Holland.f****** up again. Trading away our best prospect for a worthless center isn't worth a s*** and that we won't even re-sign."
This year started and he's off to a slow start. Sophomore slump? Flash in the pan?
Remains to be seen.
I personally haven't watched enough of him to make a judgement. TBH, I don't really care.
I wish him all the luck in his career and pray that Holland doesn't have to re-acquire him a few years down the road for a first-round pick.