Jump to content


drew18's Photo

drew18

Member Since 07 Sep 2005
Offline Last Active Sep 16 2005 06:28 AM
-----

Posts I've Made

In Topic: Rookie Camp

14 September 2005 - 02:39 PM

Saw both Kindl and McGrath got invites to the big camp, any news on that would also be greatly appreciated as well Thanks

In Topic: NHL Hockey Pool

08 September 2005 - 04:00 PM

I have advertised like crazy and have had only 1 person sign up so far. I don't know what else to do to get people interested crazy.gif

In Topic: Kitchener Rangers

07 September 2005 - 09:25 PM

QUOTE (Hockey Master @ August 12, 2005 - 10:33PM)
I wonder if the Rangers will deal Kindl if he doesn't play better. They traded Heshmatpour...

Heshmatpour was one of the Rangers smartest trades, they dealt him and a second-rate goaltender for an amazing tender. Heshmatpour is big yes but he didn't know how to use his size and was supposed to be drafted this year but never was because his play was just horrid this season.

I don't expect the Rangers to trade Kindl as he is a european transfer player. Teams can have only 2 and if they were to trade one I would see Boris Valabik being traded before Kindl and only if that included a top-notch scorer.

However Kindl did play bad yes and why he was drafted 1st Round by the Wings I dunno...but I expect he will adapt much better to the North American game this year and become a much better defencemen then last year. Last year was bad, in the playoffs he was actually benched 2 games.

McGrath is an amazing player to watch though and Wings fans should be glad to have him especially as a Round 5 pick I think it was. He should make Team canada this year for the World Junior Championships and he's learned from one of the best in the CHL last season, Mike Richards.

The Rangers are a great hockey club that had the tools for a Memorial Cup Appearance however had the Champs in their division..The Knights, they gave them a better run then Rimouski even did. The Rangers have a great coaching staff and crop of players, i mean they lost 12 guys to NHL Rookie Camps and still won a pre-season game 6-4. They have produced great players like Scott Stevens, Paul Coffey, Al MacInnis, Derek Roy, Mike Richards and even a former red Wing Boyd Devereaux.

In Topic: Where's Evan McGrath?

07 September 2005 - 09:11 PM

Evan wouldn't play in Sweden this year, that would be stupid for a kid like him. He's 19 and is quite happy staying in Kitchener where he also has a free-education plan I'm quite sure. He will remain in Kitchener this season, and should be signed next season and sent to the farm for the first bit. Now he maybe was a 5th round pick I believe but he was projected 1st round that year. the reason he drastically dropped was because his follow up year and his fabulous rookie year he had wasn't much of an improvement, however last season with Mike Richards out of the line-up he did very well and was top 6 in OHL scoring and led the Rangers. He was 2nd behind Richards come playoff time. He will most likely be captain of the Rangers this year and has a good shot at the leading scorer title. Detroit got a huge steal on McGrath and expect him to be taking Datsyuk's position in around 4-5 years time, he has speed and is very good with the puck and had improved his physical game this year I believe from what I saw at Rangers training camp.

He will be at rookie camp and will be in the AHL next season, I live in Kitchener and McGrath is a huge part of this team, he is a fine player and has 1st line capabilities in the future.