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Video- Givani Smith Feels He Could Play In The NHL

via WXYZ's YouTube page,

Red Wings prospect Givani Smith thinks he belongs in NHL this season. He spoke with reporters, including WXYZ's Brad Galli, at Red Wings youth camp on Monday, July 15

 

 

added 4:45pm, Brad Galli spoke with Dennis Cholowski too, watch below.

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If G.Smith can play anywhere near like Brad Stuart, omgah…

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 07/15/19 at 06:27 PM ET

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G. Smith is a right wing not a dmen

Posted by damndog revenge From the bowels of Detroit on 07/15/19 at 06:29 PM ET

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from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

Cholowski understands where he needs to improve.

“Reading plays, sensing danger, when to pull out and when to jump in (the play),” Cholowski said. “It’s kind of a balance. In order to play at the highest level, you have to have that.”

Cholowski played in 52 games with the Wings, with 16 points (seven goals, nine assists) and an eyebrow-raising minus-20 rating, a signal of poor defensive play.

With Grand Rapids, Cholowski played 25 games with 12 points (all assists) and an even plus-minus rating.

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Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 07/15/19 at 06:39 PM ET

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G. Smith is a right wing not a dmen

Posted by damndog revenge From the bowels of Detroit on 07/15/19 at 06:29 PM ET

[facepalm]

Thanks, DD.  Well, if he’s defensively responsible and intimidates the crap outta opposing forwards as a winger, I’ll take it.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 07/15/19 at 10:30 PM ET

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Thanks, DD.  Well, if he’s defensively responsible and intimidates the crap outta opposing forwards as a winger, I’ll take it.

Posted by SYF from Jackie Redmond’s blue eyes on 07/15/19 at 10:30 PM ET

No problem.

Yeah, I like his game. Hopefully he can raise his level of play to make the big leagues.  He had a rough start in GR last year but came around late in the season. He seems like a good kid with the right attitude.

Posted by damndog revenge From the bowels of Detroit on 07/16/19 at 07:36 AM ET

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Two very good interviews Paul. Thank you!

Cholo’s candor is a breath of fresh air. his maturity level amazes me. You can tell he grew up on the west coast, he has that laid back demeanor. Vancouver is such a great city. Been there a half dozen times and enjoy it immensely each time.

Posted by damndog revenge From the bowels of Detroit on 07/16/19 at 07:42 AM ET

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Vancouver is such a great city. Been there a half dozen times and enjoy it immensely each time.

Posted by damndog revenge From the bowels of Detroit on 07/16/19 at 07:42 AM ET

Been there a long time ago, and loved the place, and was thinking of making a trip back, maybe on a ski trip swing, but I have heard from some hockey friends that travel out there that its taken a real nose dive in the last decade, big city drug spiral that all big cities are now dealing with but like a Seattle in the US, the lax control has really degraded the city life.  Would you agree, is that fair?

Posted by MurrayChadwick from YzerGod's pixie dust fueled bandwagon on 07/16/19 at 08:08 AM ET

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G. Smith is a right wing not a dmen

Still, though, if he can play like Stuart, don’t look a gift horse in the mouth, right?

Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 07/16/19 at 09:44 AM ET

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Been there a long time ago, and loved the place, and was thinking of making a trip back, maybe on a ski trip swing, but I have heard from some hockey friends that travel out there that its taken a real nose dive in the last decade, big city drug spiral that all big cities are now dealing with but like a Seattle in the US, the lax control has really degraded the city life.  Would you agree, is that fair?

Posted by MurrayChadwick from YzerGod’s pixie dust fueled bandwagon on 07/16/19 at 08:08 AM ET

I have not been there since 2014 Murray. I do have friends that live there and I can ask them. My wife and I lived in Seattle from 2000-2005. The heroin problem was big then but from talking with our friends and our last visit there it seems to be getting better. Cannabis is the lowest priority for both cities. Seattle and it’s neighboring towns have really been cracking down on the opiates and Meth from what friends say. That City has changed greatly since we lived there. Paul Allen has torn down all of the capital hill and other areas and rebuilt it. I didn’t recognized much from when I lived there.

The things I enjoy about Vancouver is the mass transit, how clean most the city is, how walkable (like SF and Seattle) and how open they are about social issues. You can get a City transit pass for the day and jump on a SkyTrain, bus, a water taxi for cheap and have a good time just getting around.

Of course there is Stanley Park, the Anthropology museum, Richmond night market and tons of great food especially Asian. 

We used to take Amtrak from Seattle to Vancouver. Great scenic trip north.  Of course there is whistler to go snow boarding (or skying I guess).

Posted by damndog revenge From the bowels of Detroit on 07/16/19 at 10:46 AM ET

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Murray, I go to Vancouver nearly every year (over the last 15 years). It’s a great city. I feel your friends may have a jaded point of view. It’s getting commercialized and is a lot more about consumer culture now then when I first started going. It is a modern city and reflects the influx of Hong Kong expats more than North America IMO.

Skiing in the PNW is the best (I grew up skiing in MI). Whistler Blackcomb is awesome. The vertical drop there is unrivaled and you would be hard pressed to ski the entire area (two mountains) in one day. Still, there are more remote skiing options in the area that are more scenic and less crowded if you want to make an extended trip out of it. Mt. Baker, just over the border in the US, holds the world record for snow fall in one year: something like 1100 inches. I’ve been there many times when it is snowing so hard each run is like 4-8 inches of untouched powder. Keep in mind, PNW snow is wetter and heavier than the snow back east. You will need to wax differently before you leave or when you get here. If you backcountry ski there is no better place in the world IMO. Try heliskiing if you are made on money. I hear it’s unbelievable.

Posted by howeandhowe from Seattle on 07/16/19 at 04:00 PM ET

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Dog, Capital Hill isn’t the only place that has changed since you left. South lake Union is the area of the city decimated and rebuilt by Paul Allen and Amazon. Oh god, we now have two huge balls of tropical forest growning in the middle of downtown. Ballard is all new 5-7 story buildings. Fremont has expanded up the hill to 45th. Wallingford is growing up. And First Hill is full of new apartment buildings.

With all that growth Seattle’s low income population is suffering badly and we are seeing lots of gentrification. Metro Seattle is becoming more like the Bay Area each year. The high cost of living is spreading all the way to Tacoma.

Posted by howeandhowe from Seattle on 07/16/19 at 04:09 PM ET

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Dog, Capital Hill isn’t the only place that has changed since you left. South lake Union is the area of the city decimated and rebuilt by Paul Allen and Amazon. Oh god, we now have two huge balls of tropical forest growning in the middle of downtown. Ballard is all new 5-7 story buildings. Fremont has expanded up the hill to 45th. Wallingford is growing up. And First Hill is full of new apartment buildings.

With all that growth Seattle’s low income population is suffering badly and we are seeing lots of gentrification. Metro Seattle is becoming more like the Bay Area each year. The high cost of living is spreading all the way to Tacoma.

Posted by howeandhowe from Seattle on 07/16/19 at 04:09 PM ET

Sorry to hear that. I saw it coming when we left in 2005 (we lived in the CD, Judkins near 23rd).
Sadly Paul Allen and crew have homogenized the city. I have friends that live in QA, Georgetown and Leshi and all say the same thing.

Sad to hear Vancouver is changing that much. Do they still have the Street Ambassadors that wore the Red Jackets?

Posted by damndog revenge From the bowels of Detroit on 07/16/19 at 04:30 PM ET

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The last time I was there the street Ambassadors were still a thing. Same for Seattle. I don’t know if I would go as far as saying the progress of either City makes them worse but rather just highlights their existing problems. Even in 2000 gentrification was pretty obvious in both cities.

I suppose you are going to hate hearing there is no more viaduc and Pike Place Market expanded in Seattle.

Posted by howeandhowe from Seattle on 07/16/19 at 06:45 PM ET

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