Well that is really not good. This is Kindl's chance and I hope he runs with it. Really thought he improved a decent amount last year, excited to see what he looks like this year and he has been playing the whole lockout so he should come in with good form.
Hope he and Brunner iron this out right away, not a great situation. Doesn't seem to like Wings players too much, maybe the reason he joined.
As with all Carlo injury threads this must follow.
In a lot of ways, Smith reminds me of Quincey. He's more slick and smarter, offensively. But their games are similar.
I don't see it at all, tbh. I see him more like a young Kronner right now, very mobile, but physical along the lines of Stuart, just more reckless than Stu, who generally made good decisions on when to be physical. Heck, it's been a while so I'll have to actually watch some games. He's far more aggressive offensively, but also makes things happen, than Quincey.
Does this open up a spot for Lashoff? I don't think he's a long term answer but he could be a good fit given we lack any depth and he should be able to contribute at ES and on the PK.
I'm a huge Lashoff fan, and really believe he'd flourish in a shutdown/PK role. He's very solid in the defensive zone, poised under pressure, and can have a bit of a nasty streak. Hell, pair him with Smith and let them play the 3rd pair for a bit.
Originally Posted by Captain Bob
Watching Brendan Smith this year in GR, it's hard to miss his offensive skill.
but this dude is careless as can be in his own zone. Unless this guy finds some discipline in his game, fans are going to have a love-hate relationship with this guy
That's what I'm seeing having watched the Griffins this season. Maybe it's the "I should be in Detroit" syndrome, but he's been making some pretty rough turnovers in every zone. Sure he's got fantastic offensive chops, and his physical game is good, but he's going to be in for a rude awakening if he doesn't make some better decisions when he's not carrying the puck.
Of course I (and a few others) said it last season, but does anyone else think this year is the make or break for Jonny Hollywood here? If he has a poor showing, do you think the Wings will look to unload him at the deadline?