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#2612892 All Purpose Grand Rapids Griffins Thread

Posted by marcaractac on 02 June 2015 - 06:29 PM

Larkin is so damn good. No way he is a Griffin for any longer than one year.




#2612535 Coaching Search Thread a.k.a. the Jeff Blashill Thread

Posted by marcaractac on 31 May 2015 - 02:09 PM

So  Blash shouold be the Wings new coach, especially with pretty well every other experienced coach on the market being signed. Wonder when it will become official? 

 

When the Griffins playoff run is complete.




#2612233 WCF : (3) Chicago Blackhawks vs. (1) Anaheim Ducks

Posted by marcaractac on 30 May 2015 - 09:35 PM

Bolts got this. They will eat Crawford alive


#2612121 Jim Devellano on Mantha's play: "Very disappointing"

Posted by marcaractac on 30 May 2015 - 05:15 PM

He just reminds me of Franzen. Listen to his interviews. He is calm, matter of fact etc. Floats around and gets you angry and then scores a great goal. Doesn't go into the corner. Rarely comes away with the puck along the boards. 

 

I hope that he develops into something, but I would not hold my breath and I would not offer a 10 year contract either.

 

He has started playing more physical the last couple games. He also got rewarded for driving the net when he scored. Will be great if he continues to build off of that. 




#2612104 ECF : Tampa Bay Former Rangers vs. New York New Rangers

Posted by marcaractac on 30 May 2015 - 03:16 PM

 

Lundvqist is no Hasek.  

 

Never said he was. But he is the best in the game, and has been for years. Nobody has been more consistently good then the King. It is a crime he does not have a cup. But it does not take away from how good he really is. 




#2612088 ECF : Tampa Bay Former Rangers vs. New York New Rangers

Posted by marcaractac on 30 May 2015 - 01:24 PM

 

"The King" still has no Cups.  "The squire" is a more fitting nickname for someone with one Finals appearance and no Cups.

 

Elvis was "The King"

Gable was "The King"

 

Lundqvist's having that nickname is absurd.   

 

Neither did Hasek until he had a great team in front of him. And believe me, Hasek's legacy was created when he won 6 Vezinas. The Cup in 2002 was the icing on the cake. 




#2611530 ECF : Tampa Bay Former Rangers vs. New York New Rangers

Posted by marcaractac on 29 May 2015 - 10:38 PM

 

Same. He was pissed. Probably mostly at himself, but your def right. He does all he can, and they just can't get it done for him when it counts. I dunno if he ever thinks of moving on and trying to get a cup elsewhere, but he's got 5 or so years left in NY, and doubt the Rags would move him anyways.

 

It really sucks for him. Especially considering you got those who think he is basically a nobody because he hasn't won a cup, as if the Stanley Cup is some individual award. The one time he did have a team in front of him, he won gold with half the Wings roster in the 2006 olympics lol




#2611522 ECF : Tampa Bay Former Rangers vs. New York New Rangers

Posted by marcaractac on 29 May 2015 - 09:56 PM

Bolts would not have too much trouble with the Hawks. Crawford is terrible. Bolts would eat him alive. 




#2611514 ECF : Tampa Bay Former Rangers vs. New York New Rangers

Posted by marcaractac on 29 May 2015 - 09:45 PM

Feel so awful for Henrik. The team in front of him can never get it done. Ever.




#2611396 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by marcaractac on 29 May 2015 - 12:05 PM

Sounds eerily familiar.

 

You mean neither Tyler Bozak isn't a number one center?  :lol:

 

Our center depth is awesome. Dats, Hank, Weiss, Sheahan, Helm, Glenny, are just what we have on the roster right now. No slouches down in GR either. We don't really have any weaknesses in the prospect pool. We just gotta hope some of the D turn out to be impact players. And because of dudes like Pav, Hank and Kronner, the Wings have the TIME to develop their youth. Toronto doesn't have that luxury. We can get away with not getting those top 5 nhl ready picks for that reason. 




#2611384 Sabres hire Dan Bylsma as head coach

Posted by marcaractac on 29 May 2015 - 11:27 AM

Given that they're in the same division, and given all the recent hoopla, it'll be interesting to see whether Buffalo or Toronto has more success during their rebuild. 

 

As much as I obviously want the Red Wings to bury Toronto each and every single time we play them, I'd get a lot of mileage out of watching Bylsma do the same thing as well. 

 

Buffalo will absolutely see success sooner. Not because of who is behind the bench, but they have been stock piling good prospects for a few years now. Toronto's cupboards are basically empty. 




#2611088 It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Posted by marcaractac on 28 May 2015 - 02:29 PM

I'm probably one of the few who thinks the Leafs roster isn't half bad - just poor coaching, and media hype have torn that team apart...IMHO their roster is good enough to make the playoffs.

 

If Babs really wants to build thru the draft then the fans better be prepared for several plus years before they'll have a shot at icing a championship team...And even then there's no guarantee of a top notch team via the draft; how many highly regarded prospects/players have come, and gone in the NHL?

 

They could make the playoffs, but they are so far away from sustained success and being a legit cup threat. If they keep the team as is, they will draft the way we have been, except only at the start of building the farm. They need to trade their big names for picks and prospects now and suck for a while. Unlike us, they don't have the time or the luxury of taking a few years to develop later draft picks. They would linger in mediocrity for years more. 




#2611086 Coaching Search Thread a.k.a. the Jeff Blashill Thread

Posted by marcaractac on 28 May 2015 - 02:24 PM

Theres no way it can be a huge difference.
He's been running the same systems, he knows the kids on the team well, and the vets that are here have been here long enough to not have to worry about how they get along with blash, who knows the respect they've earned.

The kids aren't going to play worse for him, so its just a different voice.
Kind of....

They do legitimately sound the exact same.

 

This sums up with what I've been trying to say in much less words. I'm an engineer. I suck with words. I can explain the s*** out of things with drawings though




#2611057 Sabres hire Dan Bylsma as head coach

Posted by marcaractac on 28 May 2015 - 01:21 PM

Thank goodness. Put any potential Bylsma to Detroit stuff to rest. 




#2611043 Coaching Search Thread a.k.a. the Jeff Blashill Thread

Posted by marcaractac on 28 May 2015 - 12:57 PM

There is always a strong correlation between a new coach and improved play. The key is too look at why teams usually go with a new coach. Compare it to the Wings situation, and it is completely different. The Wings were gonna be better this season whether it is Babs or Blash behind the bench. Blash is just the best option for keeping things going in the right direction with the departure of Babcock.