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#1 Nev

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 03:44 AM

I know there is a Griffs forum here, but its usually deserted, and we had a thread on the main board last year.

 

GR opened on the road in Abbotsford last night and won 2-1 in double OT with a Ryan Sproul shot and a 55 save performance from Mrazek.

 

Backman also scored with a beauty toe-drag and shot.

 

Highlights: http://sendtonews.co...tory/fzz5nkRr4w

 

Note, the first round is a best of 5, first 2 on the road, then next 3 in GR.


Edited by Nev, 26 April 2014 - 03:45 AM.

"If I can be totally honest, it's not a lot of guys you get impressed by. Actually, it's no one else but him. From the bench, to see what move he makes -- you're like, 'I wish I could do that.' Sometimes you sit on the bench and just think, 'wow,' and you look over to the other bench and they sit there and shake their heads, too. He has great, great skills. I'm probably not going to play with another player who has the kind of skills he has." Mikael Samuelsson on Pavel Datsyuk

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 04:46 AM

Backman, Sproul, Almquist, Jensen, Oulette, Marchenko... Can we play any combination of these guys instead of Kindl and Lashoff?


Sweet. This dude was brought here for one reason, to punch people in the head - every other thing that he can do, other Wings can do better. I like that we have a head-puncher. The league has other, better head-punchers, but this one is ours. Better than nothing. Good work, Kenny!

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 05:06 AM

id take sproul and oulette right now


try to get something by me i dare you

 

 

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 06:54 AM

Backman, Sproul, Almquist, Jensen, Oulette, Marchenko... Can we play any combination of these guys instead of Kindl and Lashoff?

 

Can we keep the bitching and moaning about the Wings roster to the multitude of threads devoted to bitching and moaning about the Wings roster?


Edited by Nev, 26 April 2014 - 06:55 AM.

"If I can be totally honest, it's not a lot of guys you get impressed by. Actually, it's no one else but him. From the bench, to see what move he makes -- you're like, 'I wish I could do that.' Sometimes you sit on the bench and just think, 'wow,' and you look over to the other bench and they sit there and shake their heads, too. He has great, great skills. I'm probably not going to play with another player who has the kind of skills he has." Mikael Samuelsson on Pavel Datsyuk

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 09:14 AM

 

Can we keep the bitching and moaning about the Wings roster to the multitude of threads devoted to bitching and moaning about the Wings roster?

That could also be taken as praise for our 6 GR Dmen, who are all quite good to say the least.  It's nice to see that our D depts isn't depleted and there's 6 guys we'd rather be able to choose from on GR that would likely be better than the Wings 5-6 guys.  

 

On the topic at hand though, I really hope the Griffs do good, defend their championship and some of the players get some really good hard looks from the Wings brass.


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Posted 26 April 2014 - 09:23 AM

GO GRIFFINS!

 

GO BABY GOALIE!!!



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Posted 26 April 2014 - 09:34 AM

Great performance from M-raz, yet again. Not sure about Holland choosing to keep him there when he should be backing up Gustavsson... But he's getting great experience. Not to mention carrying the Griffs into the next round, it sounds like.

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 09:36 AM

IF the wings aren't able to come back against the B's, who's eligible to go back to GR and help the cause? Sheahan, Jurco, and Glendening? Would be a big boost for an already strong team.

 

Mrazek is gonna show why he's NHL ready this postseason for the Griffins.


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Posted 26 April 2014 - 09:44 AM

Great performance from M-raz, yet again. Not sure about Holland choosing to keep him there when he should be backing up Gustavsson... But he's getting great experience. Not to mention carrying the Griffs into the next round, it sounds like.

 

I think he's their best chance for a repeat.



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Posted 26 April 2014 - 10:09 AM

Backman's goal was so slick - didn't realize he had that kind of toolbox. I just thought he was a reliable guy that could chip in offensively and skate decently. 


Is there a kickstarter campaign for Jakub Kindl to never play another NHL game?


#11 Nev

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 10:42 AM

IF the wings aren't able to come back against the B's, who's eligible to go back to GR and help the cause? Sheahan, Jurco, and Glendening? Would be a big boost for an already strong team.

 

Mrazek is gonna show why he's NHL ready this postseason for the Griffins.

 

Just Sheahan and Jurco


"If I can be totally honest, it's not a lot of guys you get impressed by. Actually, it's no one else but him. From the bench, to see what move he makes -- you're like, 'I wish I could do that.' Sometimes you sit on the bench and just think, 'wow,' and you look over to the other bench and they sit there and shake their heads, too. He has great, great skills. I'm probably not going to play with another player who has the kind of skills he has." Mikael Samuelsson on Pavel Datsyuk

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 12:45 PM

 
Just Sheahan and Jurco


Not DeKeyser?

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 05:40 PM

 

Just Sheahan and Jurco

 

And Oulette. I haven't heard anything about him being sent back down since his call up. I could be wrong, of course.



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Posted 26 April 2014 - 06:26 PM

Not DeKeyser?

 

Dekeyser was in the NHL all year. I think he would have had to have been sent down once or atleats had a "on paper" demotion to be able to play.

 

It funny similar the Sproul winner was to Bostons in Game 4



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Posted 26 April 2014 - 07:00 PM

Grand Rapids is gonna repeat I'm calling it now ... That lineup is ridiculously good

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 07:24 PM

LET'S GO GRIFFS

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 09:28 PM

Go Griffins!

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Posted 27 April 2014 - 07:37 AM

7-2 win last night, Sproul with 1G 2A to go with his game winner in game 1.

 

Game 3 Friday in GR, and they'll have Jurco, Sheahan and Oullet back :)


"If I can be totally honest, it's not a lot of guys you get impressed by. Actually, it's no one else but him. From the bench, to see what move he makes -- you're like, 'I wish I could do that.' Sometimes you sit on the bench and just think, 'wow,' and you look over to the other bench and they sit there and shake their heads, too. He has great, great skills. I'm probably not going to play with another player who has the kind of skills he has." Mikael Samuelsson on Pavel Datsyuk

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Posted 27 April 2014 - 08:36 AM

The roster is hilariously awesome.

 

It's kinda bittersweet for me, though. Knowing Blashill's going to be plucked by the Leafs and s***. blargh.


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Posted 27 April 2014 - 09:16 AM

Griffins are getting back Sheahan, Jurco, and Oulette for their playoff run.  I thought Glendenning was also a possibility, but oh well.

 

Go Griffins!


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