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Red Wings Claim Gemel Smith - Givani's Brother

Posted: Wed Jan 19, 2022 2:10 pm
by Pop Zeus

Weird.
He has played a little center.
Hasn't played at all this year.

Does he cost Givani a spot in the lineup?

Re: Red Wings Claim Gemel Smith - Givani's Brother

Posted: Wed Jan 19, 2022 2:12 pm
by Pop Zeus
From forecaster
An industrious forward with very good skating ability, he owns the versatility to play both center and wing. Can play a shutdown role if required and is the type of player coaches like to put on the ice with the game on the line. Is a bit undersized (5-10, 190 pounds) for the National Hockey League, so he will need to get even stronger in order to maximize output at the highest level. Does not have the high-end skills to play a top-six forward role.

Re: Red Wings Claim Gemel Smith - Givani's Brother

Posted: Wed Jan 19, 2022 3:03 pm
by Machine
Maybe Yzerman is trading someone
Damn he probably does knock Givani out of the lineup

Re: Red Wings Claim Gemel Smith - Givani's Brother

Posted: Wed Jan 19, 2022 3:20 pm
by Slapper
Who gets sent to GR? Would be funny if they sent Givani down

Re: Red Wings Claim Gemel Smith - Givani's Brother

Posted: Wed Jan 19, 2022 3:46 pm
by Zattaman
Givani would have to clear waivers, so he's not getting sent down.

This is a depth move. Gemel will be sent to GR. Or, do they still do that COVID purgatory thing? Put him there instead of Rowney.

Re: Red Wings Claim Gemel Smith - Givani's Brother

Posted: Wed Jan 19, 2022 4:27 pm
by Slapper
Zattaman wrote: Wed Jan 19, 2022 3:46 pm Givani would have to clear waivers, so he's not getting sent down.

This is a depth move. Gemel will be sent to GR. Or, do they still do that COVID purgatory thing? Put him there instead of Rowney.
If you claim someone off waivers don’t they have have to be with the big club for at least 30 days?

Re: Red Wings Claim Gemel Smith - Givani's Brother

Posted: Wed Jan 19, 2022 5:59 pm
by Zattaman
Slapper wrote: Wed Jan 19, 2022 4:27 pm
Zattaman wrote: Wed Jan 19, 2022 3:46 pm Givani would have to clear waivers, so he's not getting sent down.

This is a depth move. Gemel will be sent to GR. Or, do they still do that COVID purgatory thing? Put him there instead of Rowney.
If you claim someone off waivers don’t they have have to be with the big club for at least 30 days?
You may be right. I could have sworn that I remember an instance of a player being picked up by one team, then waived shortly after, and picked up by another team. ... didn't that happen to us and some minor league goalie?

Re: Red Wings Claim Gemel Smith - Givani's Brother

Posted: Wed Jan 19, 2022 6:07 pm
by holytoledo
I get the feeling that Stevie is adding a body here in anticipation of trading Namestnikov.

Probably Namestnikov straight up for Draisaitl.

Re: Red Wings Claim Gemel Smith - Givani's Brother

Posted: Wed Jan 19, 2022 6:13 pm
by dcz28
From what i can see on CapFriendly, Wings only have 12 forwards and 7 defensemen on the roster so they won't need to send anyone down until someone comes off IR. They will have to sit someone to play him though unless someone has a day to day injury.

Re: Red Wings Claim Gemel Smith - Givani's Brother

Posted: Wed Jan 19, 2022 6:35 pm
by Pop Zeus
Maybe Veleno is sent down.
Veleno looks pretty decent when he bears down.
But sometimes his game lacks direction.