Zadina probably starting out in GR

Discussion in 'Detroit Red Wings' started by lhsgolf19, Sep 26, 2018.

  1. Gniwder

    Gniwder Registered User

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2009
    Messages:
    1,989
    Likes Received:
    844
    Trophy Points:
    129
    Dekeyser. He's worse now than his rookie season. Smith could be another example, but you can't fix stupid.
     
    Nightmare on Helm St likes this.
  2. ChrisReevesLegs

    ChrisReevesLegs Registered User

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2018
    Messages:
    240
    Likes Received:
    130
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Electricians Apprentice
    Location:
    Seattle
    Babcock ruined Jurco so bad he can't even play hockey anymore? Wow Mike. Does anyone think Babs purposely took a bat to Jurco's back? If so that'd be so messed up.

    #BabcockRuinsPlayersThatsWhyHeNeverSucceedsAnywhereHeGoes
     
  3. Henkka

    Henkka Registered User

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2004
    Messages:
    19,361
    Likes Received:
    2,746
    Trophy Points:
    231
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Top Secret
    Location:
    Tampere, Finland
    Zadina's 2nd Griffins game after WJC...

    .. and scores 2+1.


    This is what we need. :)
     
  4. jkutswings

    jkutswings WTB defense

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2014
    Messages:
    5,426
    Likes Received:
    1,685
    Trophy Points:
    109
    So far he definitely seems to score in bunches - 10 goals on the season, and he's scored 2 goals per game 4 times. But yes, he can keep heating up and pushing for a call-up in the spring. :thumbu:
     
  5. lhsgolf19

    lhsgolf19 Registered User

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2016
    Messages:
    2,317
    Likes Received:
    1,821
    Trophy Points:
    111
    Location:
    Birmingham, MI
    Easily his best game as a Griffin last night IMO... He was fabulous, best player on the ice. Let’s see if he can put back to back great games together tonight
     
  6. Whoshattenkirkshoes

    Whoshattenkirkshoes Registered User

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2014
    Messages:
    1,202
    Likes Received:
    296
    Trophy Points:
    94
    Agree 100 percent. It’s funny how the goals come when you compete hard.

    He definitely has the skill set. That was evident last night. Great game Zadina!
     
  7. The Joe Dough

    The Joe Dough Registered User

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2017
    Messages:
    322
    Likes Received:
    121
    Trophy Points:
    46
    but but but according to the main boards, he’s a bust :laugh:
     
  8. NEWing

    NEWing Registered User

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2018
    Messages:
    982
    Likes Received:
    430
    Trophy Points:
    49
    Location:
    New England
    Many people questioned Larkin's ability after his second year.
     
  9. lilidk

    lilidk Registered User

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2008
    Messages:
    2,744
    Likes Received:
    413
    Trophy Points:
    124
    Zadina is not NHL ready yet, hope next year he will, very happy for him score points yesterday, but it must continue
     
  10. mantha39

    mantha39 Welcome home Captain

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2017
    Messages:
    2,519
    Likes Received:
    1,727
    Trophy Points:
    101
    Location:
    Grand Rapids, MI
    Mostly just Montreal fans trying to justify the Kotkaniemi pick.
     
  11. Goalie guy

    Goalie guy Registered User

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2011
    Messages:
    3,063
    Likes Received:
    427
    Trophy Points:
    94
    Occupation:
    Carpenter
    Location:
    Taylor MI
    Lol no one called him a bust, asked where he was and how he was doing. And it still holds true hes not NHL ready.
     
  12. Go Wings

    Go Wings Registered User

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2009
    Messages:
    3,694
    Likes Received:
    799
    Trophy Points:
    139
    Location:
    Chatham, ON
    Only idiots did that
     
  13. odin1981

    odin1981 There can be only 1!

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2013
    Messages:
    3,729
    Likes Received:
    155
    Trophy Points:
    81
    Location:
    Canton Mi
    I was worried about him this year not having any insulation. But happily he has proven me wrong.
     
  14. Snuggs

    Snuggs Registered User

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2018
    Messages:
    425
    Likes Received:
    101
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Gender:
    Male

    I had an eyebrow raised early. I wondered if he was worth the pick over some defense-men. He's looked good lately. Hopefully he keeps it up and makes the questioners look dumb. I don't want him to be a bad pick or anything.
     
    mantha39 likes this.
  15. TheMule93

    TheMule93 On a mule rides the swindler

    Joined:
    May 26, 2015
    Messages:
    10,971
    Likes Received:
    4,011
    Trophy Points:
    141
    Location:
    Ontario
    Not really, he was truly terrible for most of that season until he moved to center towards the end... In March iirc. That's when he showed some improvement.

    If someone is an idiot for questioning the ability of a player performing terribly for most of a season, then I guess everyone is an idiot
     
  16. mantha39

    mantha39 Welcome home Captain

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2017
    Messages:
    2,519
    Likes Received:
    1,727
    Trophy Points:
    101
    Location:
    Grand Rapids, MI
    Ya, idiot.
     
    TheMule93 likes this.
  17. Henkka

    Henkka Registered User

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2004
    Messages:
    19,361
    Likes Received:
    2,746
    Trophy Points:
    231
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Top Secret
    Location:
    Tampere, Finland
    Pronman's latest rankings of prospects outside from NHL.

    Filip Zadina was ranked #4.

    Pronman: 2018-19 midseason NHL prospects ranking

     
  18. Oddbob

    Oddbob Registered User

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2016
    Messages:
    4,906
    Likes Received:
    1,965
    Trophy Points:
    111
    Gender:
    Male
    How has he looked at the AHL level? Anyone actually get to see him play?
     
  19. GrGriffins

    GrGriffins Registered User

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2017
    Messages:
    948
    Likes Received:
    331
    Trophy Points:
    59
    Location:
    Grand Rapids, MI
    Struggled at the beginning of the season. Took awhile for him to adjust to the pro game. Once he got going, he was slowly improving. Either he does not score at all, or he scores 2 games in a game. Got 2 goals and an assist last week, but he was invisible the next game he played. He needs to start getting consistent with his overall play. One night he is the #1 star of the game, and the next night, you do not even notice he is playing.

    Shows great offensive talent at times, but he needs to show more of that. Defensive side of his game is still a work in progress as his -12 shows, but he has improved lately in that area from when he first arrived in GR. A full season in GR will do Zadina a lot a good.
     
    Oddbob likes this.
  20. Oddbob

    Oddbob Registered User

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2016
    Messages:
    4,906
    Likes Received:
    1,965
    Trophy Points:
    111
    Gender:
    Male
    That part is concerning. Sounds like AA, or Nyquist and Tatar of a few years ago.
     
  21. Henkka

    Henkka Registered User

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2004
    Messages:
    19,361
    Likes Received:
    2,746
    Trophy Points:
    231
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Top Secret
    Location:
    Tampere, Finland
    It sounds like Patrik Laine or Johan Franzen.

    Sounds like a goalscorer.
     
  22. Frk It

    Frk It From Z to Z

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2010
    Messages:
    27,849
    Likes Received:
    4,149
    Trophy Points:
    156
    Location:
    Pittsburgh, PA
    I’d be curious if there was any correlation to how many PP chances there are in these games where he looks great versus invisible.

    To me, he looks like a completely different guy on the power play than he does 5 on 5 when I’ve seen him in GR (admittedly a small sample size). Looks way more comfortable, confident, and dangerous when he has that extra space out there. To Pronman’s point, I think he can cycle and pass better than he gets credit for. People on the prospect board make it sound like he just sits there and waits for someone to pass it to him and I think that’s a load of crap.

    I’m sure it’s a broken record at this point, but he needs to find a way to improve his skating over the summer. I think for him that is the difference between him being a streaky PP dependent guy or an elite level winger as a pro player. That’s the X factor with him in my opinion.
     
  23. Go Wings

    Go Wings Registered User

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2009
    Messages:
    3,694
    Likes Received:
    799
    Trophy Points:
    139
    Location:
    Chatham, ON
    He was terrible after a great rookie season and?? Do you know how many players suffer a sophomore slump? It is a lot.

    Look at Nathan MacKinnon's numbers in his 2nd season.
     
  24. Ezekial

    Ezekial Registered User

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2015
    Messages:
    13,033
    Likes Received:
    4,447
    Trophy Points:
    147
    Location:
    Chicago
    38 in 64 is still near 50 point pace as a 19 year old.
     
  25. Go Wings

    Go Wings Registered User

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2009
    Messages:
    3,694
    Likes Received:
    799
    Trophy Points:
    139
    Location:
    Chatham, ON
    For the top pick in the draft after a 24 goal 63 point rookie season it isnt very good.

    Again the point I am making is people need to give these young players times. Not everyone is ready right away or comes into the league and tears it up.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice
monitoring_string = "358c248ada348a047a4b9bb27a146148"