DD is a top two dman lets be honest he makes great plays can put up points kill penalties and shut down stars if babs ever put him with Kronwall that be our best pair since Lids and Rafs Kronwall is top two to for all the same reasons his partner just brings him down
Agreed. Anybody who thinks that Dekeyser isn't a top four defenseman is nuts. The guy plays over 20 minutes a night, in all situations, against top opposition, AND puts up points. Not sure what he'd have to do to be a top four that he isn't already doing.
To be fair starting a fought during the game, and blatantly attacking someone from behind with a stick while coming from the bench, are two completely different things.
He wasn't JUST talking about fighting. He explicitly said "if other teams won't accept the fight start it anyways". Fighting someone when they don't want to fight is called "attacking" them. I don't think it's a stretch to suggest that attacking someone, with or without a stick, should probably not be allowed in any sport, at any time.
It's a little hard to take Frank seriously when he opens calls for attacking players on the ice, and then tries to condemn something which is entirely the same in spirit.
Don't attack people. It's af****** sport.
I can't believe I have to explain/defend that position.
Well deserved thugs like him are giving enforcers a bad and false reputation.
You've regularly argued that goons like Orr and McLaren should attack other players whether they want to fight or not. For no other reason than to "entertain the fans". I'm not sure your condemnation is exactly credible.
"If I'm Nonis I'd call up Orr, McLaren, Devane and Biggs tell them to do whatever it takes to give the fans some enjoyment for their money and if other teams won't accept the fight start it anyways, there are too many rats running around and fans want entertainment." - Frankgrimes
If we win one of the next two games we should make the playoffs. If we win two we should have secured the 3rd spot. If we loose....let's not think about that. Very important homestretch. I'm pumped. Let's GO Wings.
Btw I'm not so sure about starting Mrazek. I thought Howard looked at least decent the second and third period. Hope I'm wrong and Mrazek plays a great game tonight.
Lol. One overlooked misspelling changes everything. You haphazardly wrote "loose" instead of "lose". And, once written, surrounded the word "loose" with "stretch" and "pump". Thus turning your well intentioned post into extremely raunchy porn.
In my opinion part of the problem is that we are lacking a legitimate No. 2 guy complementing Kronwall. Until now Kronner was able to cover some of Ericssons deficits, but now that he started slumping himself a little bit the state of our top pair become obvious. I'm pretty convinced that this makes the whole team uncertain in some ways. If the top guys you look up to are failing it's pretty hard to build enough self esteem to carry the team, especially if you're a young and inexperienced player. So while Marchenko is certainly an option I don't think he is the solution to our slump. The team leaders Kronner, Zetterberg and Howard have to find a way to play on the level they are capable and in my opinion neither of them does atm.
Just to be clear : I'm not saying that Kronwall is the only factor, we certainly have other problems, too.
I don't know why not. We played our best hockey, against the toughest competition, on our West Coast trip. Marchenko was in on defense, and Mrazek was in the net. I'm not saying it a guarantee or anything. But we can clearly win with those guys in the lineup consistently. And what do we have to lose? The fragile chemistry that's earning us all these points right now?