@yave1964 I saw quite a bit of Joe Hicketts after moving to Victoria and one thing I decided, after seeing him for a full season, was that betting against him doesn't seem like a great idea. He's not big, but uses his skating well to cover in the defensive zone. Can really pass the puck and moves well with it on the offensive blue line. In other words, I think he could make a career out of being a 3rd pairing power-play defenseman.
If a defenseman can cover his bases to at least repl
Okay, so the Wings are not going anywhere this year, but there are kids galore to become emotionally invested in as we watch their progress. It has given me hope, and I am looking forward to the future. With that in mind here is who I see the kids developing into.
DENNIS CHOLOWSKI Very easy one for me, he reminds me for all the world of Steve Chiasson. Yeah I know his defense was average but he could shoot the puck and join the rush like nobodies business.
@JR Ewing @yave1964
I like Hicketts’ feistiness! I see him getting into lots of people’s heads. His small size only increases their frustration, as if he SHOULDN’T be as troublesome as he is. Pesky!
The Wings have lost their snarl over the last decade, and have become more gentile. Kronner was the last real vestige of physicality that was threatening on a nightly basis. We could afford to be that way more back in the day because of our surplus of skill. That surplus has b