Wings sign MSU’s Taro Hirose

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  1. Nightmare on Helm St Registered User

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    I said the same thing to my dad talking about the game. Love both signings. If these guys can hang around and get a big summer in the gym, I’ll be very happy.
     
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    He should be on the power play with Zadina. Maybe have Ras as the net front with his hand eye too.

    He clearly sees the ice very well
     
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    Also got the Hudler-wibes. With more explosiveness.
     
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    Loggins signed with the Griffins!! Woot!
     
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    Any scouting report on loggins?
     
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    I think someone said Hirose>>>Kuffner, by their one game it seemed obvious. He's got amazing skill, looks like an NHL player already. I hope he'll tear up the pros and helps the Wings maybe even next season.
     
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    Kuffner isn't expected to ever be more than a bottom 6 player as far as I know. He's the safer bet with a lower ceiling while Hirose is more boom or bust. Hirose is definitely the higher skill player.
     
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    Looks like they signed Worker (Kuffner), Playmaker (Hirose) and Sniper (Loggins).
     
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    2 points in 2 games. Nice control entry today, which did lead to goal. He seems to be effective on the neutral zone.
     
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    Kid looks solid so far. High IQ on display with smart passes and zone entries. Backchecks well enough and has a sense of the defencive side of the game. Skates good.

    I like him. Hope he keeps it up and has a solid summer.
     
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    Weird. In the game thread for last night, I said he reminded me of someone but just couldn’t put my finger on it but said it might be Hudler if Hudler could actually skate. Looks like that’s a common impression around here.

    That’d be a massive win for Detroit.
     
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    Kuffner has a better shot than Loggins, he just has NHL level skating and size to make it as a bottom six guy as well.

    I think Loggins is a Grand Rapids player and hence no NHL level contract. We shall see, Hirose is really the guy I like best to make an impact.
     
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    0+3 in his first 3 games.

    And we have won 2/3 of those.
     
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    Promising start, next year will be the real test. Get a summer of training in the weight room and learn to adjust once there is game tape on him, like his poise and vision so far.
     
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    Aha!
    It's his fault the tank is ruined!
     
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    That was a great play to send AA on a breakaway.

    First time I have seen Hirose play so I can't say much but I do like what I have seen tonight. I couldn't imagine he won't be an NHL player walking into this league and making the decisions he does with and without the puck.
     
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    Hirose needs to have a Young Guns card in '19-'20 UD.
     
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    He might not be fast but I haven't noticed a lack of speed as an issue. Which is fine with me. He's a cerebral playmaker. Don't need him to be zooming around like AA.
     
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    How's his shot compared to Vanek? He reminds me a lot of Vanek.
     
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    Seems to shoot to set up for a rebound more than score. Low wristers to far side. I doubt he has (prime) Vanek's scoring skills, but we're only 4 games in...

    I don't think I've seen a slapper yet.
     
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    He isn't overly fast, but he plays and processes the game very fast which is important. He does not need to have the puck on his stick for a long time to make effective plays. I think he has a pretty good head for the game.
     

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