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#2675971 Grand Rapids Griffins Playoff Thread

Posted by krsmith17 on 14 May 2016 - 08:34 PM

Bertuzzi with 3 goals, Athanasiou with a goal and 2 assists, Mantha with 2 assists, Svechnikov with an assist, Sproul with 3 assists and Russo with an assist and a fight. Future Red Wings. Gotta love it!


#2675967 Grand Rapids Griffins Playoff Thread

Posted by krsmith17 on 14 May 2016 - 08:29 PM

Bertuzzi hatty!!!


#2675962 Grand Rapids Griffins Playoff Thread

Posted by krsmith17 on 14 May 2016 - 08:13 PM

Svechnikov has looked great in his debut. Looked nervous early on, but has seemed to shake that off pretty quick and has made some nice plays since.
Bertuzzzzzzi!!!!!
What a beauty this kid is. Always seems to be in the right place at the right time...


#2675955 Grand Rapids Griffins Playoff Thread

Posted by krsmith17 on 14 May 2016 - 07:41 PM

Athanasiouuuu!!!
Breakaway goal. 3-1 Griffs!!
If there's a team that can come back from being down 0-3, it's this Griffins team... especially now that Coreau has taken over the net.


#2675951 Grand Rapids Griffins Playoff Thread

Posted by krsmith17 on 14 May 2016 - 07:13 PM

Bertuzzzzzzi!!°
2-1 Griffins!
Kid is a gamer.


#2675949 Grand Rapids Griffins Playoff Thread

Posted by krsmith17 on 14 May 2016 - 06:40 PM

1-0 Monsters...


#2675724 Mantha

Posted by krsmith17 on 11 May 2016 - 09:14 AM

Be careful Rich, people may take that as you "over-hyping" Mantha...

 

F*** it! Mantha has impressed big time in these playoffs. He has been one of the most dangerous players on the ice in both series'.

 

I've also been very impressed with Bertuzzi and his knack for scoring clutch goals. I still stand by Sproul being one of our better defesnemen down there along with Russo. Ouellet hasn't stood out at all, and unfortunately aside from the game winner last night, Athanasiou has been lackluster at best...




#2675714 Official 2016 Detroit Red Wings Offseason Thread

Posted by krsmith17 on 11 May 2016 - 06:05 AM

I couldn't agree more marcaractac. Not going to happen but a dream roster would be something like...

 

Athanasiou - Stamkos - Mantha

Abdelkader - Larkin - Okposo

Nyquist - Zetterberg - Jurco

Sheahan - Glendening - Helm

Frk - Callahan

 

DeKeyser - Trouba

Smith - Green

Kronwall - Marchenko

Sproul

 

Mrazek

UFA




#2675597 Doug Houda hired as an assistant coach

Posted by krsmith17 on 10 May 2016 - 12:08 PM

I'm assuming he's taking over the defense and penalty kill? Now we need to go after Todd Richards or Adam Oates to run the forwards and power-play...


#2675595 Doug Houda hired as an assistant coach

Posted by krsmith17 on 10 May 2016 - 12:07 PM

Wow, good call kickazz. I like this hire a lot. Good stuff!


#2675491 IIHF World Championships

Posted by krsmith17 on 09 May 2016 - 03:05 PM

That's my issue though, I keep hearing that Nyquist had a "bad" or "terrible" season when it's not at all accurate. Nyquist had 43 points, which was good enough for 5th on the team in scoring, only two points behind 3rd (Larkin and Tatar). This after seeing a fairly significant decrease in time on ice from the previous season. The entire team struggled to score, but Nyquist was the furthest from the team's biggest issue. Our power-play sucked d*** and that's where Nyquist's numbers went to s***, where again his minutes were slightly decreased. Believe it or not, Nyquist actually outscored his previous season 5-on-5. He had 31 points this past season and 30 the year before in, despite playing over 100 less minutes...


#2675473 Boudreau to Minnesota

Posted by krsmith17 on 09 May 2016 - 12:35 PM

Regardless of what a team does from year to year, it's ridiculous to suggest that a team can miss or make the playoffs based on the "momentum" from the previous year...

 

Blashill didn't have a great year, but he certainly didn't have a terrible year either. He finished right around where most fans expected he would in his first full season. With the changes being made this offseason, and the growth of Blashill with his first NHL season under his belt, I expect a better result next season. Of course, depending on who is brought in to take over the two assistant positions and goalie coach, as well as what changes are made to the roster will determine how much better the results will be...




#2675452 Jim Bedard gone... Ferschweiler demoted

Posted by krsmith17 on 09 May 2016 - 09:37 AM

Great news on Firschweiler. I liked Bedard, but he's been here forever. Any chance Osgood takes over? Would he be any good in a coaching role?...


#2675447 IIHF World Championships

Posted by krsmith17 on 09 May 2016 - 07:11 AM

FIN 5 vs. GER 1

 

Pulkkinen didn't factor in on the scoresheet, zero points, zero shots on goal in 15:11 time on ice...

 

SWE 5 vs. DEN 2

 

Nyquist had a goal and 2 shots in 16:16 time on ice. He also had a 2-on-1 opportunity where he faked the shot, made a perfect spin-o-rama backhand pass, but Wennberg couldn't bury it...

 

FRA 1 vs. SVK 5

 

Jurco had 2 assists and 1 shot on goal in 13:22 time on ice.




#2675411 Grand Rapids Griffins Playoff Thread

Posted by krsmith17 on 08 May 2016 - 04:46 PM

He should start next season as our number 7. He definitely has all the tools to be a top 4 defenseman at the NHL level. I'm hoping he can take over Green's role over the next couple years.