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#2647655 All Purpose Grand Rapids Griffins Thread

Posted by nyqvististhefuture on 12 January 2016 - 11:01 PM

And Anthony mantha scored again :)

Martin frk got another 2 goals as well, kid was on the verge of probably being let go at the end of this season (thank god he didn't wait till next season to play like this)

I was also surprised to see frk on the ice to get the open net goal, guess the coach trusts him to be on the ice in the last minute

#2647636 2016 Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by nyqvististhefuture on 12 January 2016 - 05:53 PM

OK with trading nyquist if we can land a real legit dman but okposo?? Isn't he a ufa at the end of this season? I'd have no interest in giving away nyquist for someone who will be here for 2 months

#2643921 That lazy Mantha....

Posted by nyqvististhefuture on 22 December 2015 - 12:55 AM

Holland will most likely be a buyer at the deadline. Or else we might seriously see a highly thought of prospect be lost on waivers. We have the peices to go huge at the deadline

I'd be scared of holland throwing in someone I'm personally high on for a rental

Mantha athanasiou bertuzzi holmstrom svechnikov up front for me I'd really wanna keep unless your telling me were getting a Seth Jones/Roman josi type in return (rather give a nyquist in a package deal, which is ironic considering my username)

Doubt were gonna lose a highly thought of prospect on waivers .... Only one I can think of is jurco, which I can't see with Blashill being high on , think we'd get rid of Miller before jurco with him being only 23

#2643538 That lazy Mantha....

Posted by nyqvististhefuture on 18 December 2015 - 11:56 PM

Part of me wants mantha called up and part me doesn't

Mantha is doing awesome, we should let him continue to dominate and gain confidence....Other part of me thinks bring up this big body who can skate and can score to play with datsyuk

Hank has his own kid in Larkin, and pavel has Richards(who is an upgrade on Weiss, but personally not high on) and helm who's a really good 3rd and 4th liner ... We're wasting datsyuk's and zetterbergs last few yrs , and what other forward are we going to get on the trade market with the upside of mantha?

I remember when we went to the finals in 08 and 09 we had 2 young kids ... Abdelkader and helm ... Maybe this time we got Larkin and mantha?

And who knows if mantha comes up and dominates maybe we can use a few pieces for a dman ?

Or maybe we just recreate the 2 kids with the old goat line and call up aa and make it a line of

Athanasiou datsyuk mantha?

Getting carried away sorry guys... Guess I answered my own question .... Bring up mantha! Take advantage of hank and pav being here , mantha has everything to make it

#2643190 All Purpose Grand Rapids Griffins Thread

Posted by nyqvististhefuture on 16 December 2015 - 10:04 PM

Watched the whole game , Mantha was f***en awesome

Anyone who thinks he won't have a good future in Detroit hasn't been watching him play

#2642201 All Purpose Grand Rapids Griffins Thread

Posted by nyqvististhefuture on 10 December 2015 - 11:46 PM

Mantha has been one of the Griffins' best players every single night, only bested by Athanasiou (and Jurco when he was down). He's been keeping his feet moving away from the puck, making smart decisions with the puck, and has just been snake bitten. Early on in the season, he just could not catch a break, every opportunity (many were self created, using his speed and body to shield the puck) was negated, whether it be a huge save by the goaltender, or hitting the post, nothing was going his way. You can tell lately he has been second guessing himself, and a few grade A scoring chances, he has passed the puck off to a teammate. He had at least four 2 on 1 / 2 on 0 breaks with Athanasiou over the past few games and Athanasiou would have the puck and try to set up Mantha for the goal, but Mantha would immediately send it back, and Athanasiou scored on a couple but also missed on a couple, one in particular, he just didn't look like he was expecting the pass back. So the only thing I can think of which would be somewhat of a  logical reason for Nelson to scratch him, is to put Frk on that line, who he knows isn't shy about shooting every opportunity he gets, and maybe send some sort of message to Mantha, that he needs to be the finisher on that line, not the passer. Athanasiou is a great playmaking center, when he sends it your way, you better bury it...
I still don't like the decision because he could have taken Mantha off that line without taking him out of the lineup by simply taking Cleary or Campbell out. Either way, I hope whatever the reason, Mantha gets back in on Saturday and keeps playing the way he's been playing all season. The points will come for sure...

Ya I'm thinking he's just sending a message ... I'm not worried about mantha + there's some guys that for some reason have better numbers in the NHL than ahl ...mantha has all the tools, abilities,size,skating,shot that if he plays with a Larkin/athanasiou in Detroit he will produce

It's not like mantha is the only guy having problems this year ... Doesn't bertuzzi have 1 goal? Nosek 1?

Maybe the problem is the coach , he did a disaster job in Edmonton and Grand Rapids started like 1-9? Maybe we're winning despite him

Could be wrong but I'd say the best players from the 5-6 games I seen and stats are mostly dmen with the exception of athanasiou ... Besides Andreas and the vets the forwards are doing nothing

And to be honest I got no interest in the vets I'd be more concerned with trying to get the next wave of hopefuls lighting it up , not the tangredi's of the team

#2641616 12/08 GDT : Red Wings at Washington Capitals, 7:30 ET

Posted by nyqvististhefuture on 08 December 2015 - 04:22 PM

Got a feeling the wings are taking it tonight

#2641299 Bummer, Miller & Pulkkinen out a while

Posted by nyqvististhefuture on 04 December 2015 - 07:56 PM

We need to focus less on one player and root for the team as a whole.
The Tatar- Sheahan - Nyquist line has been one of our best. Blashill personally thinks it IS the best. (per his interview today). So that's not going to split.
Richards is useless on the 4th line - he would get demolished sooner or later. 
Jurco has experience on the 4th line. 
Blash is using his head to do the best for his entire unit. Not just one guy. I like Jurco believe me. 
But this team doesn't revolve around him. We need to win games. And to be honest. Our offense has been damn good lately.

Richards has been pretty useless ... Our offence has been good, nothing wrong with getting jurco going and giving us 3 good lines +helm glendening Andersson can do a good job on the 4th

Anyways the way things are going wouldn't be surprised to see jurco gone during this season or dealt in the off season... Playing on the 4th line isnt going to do anything ....+athanasiou and Callahan can be called up at anytime

Hope I'm wrong but I think his days are numbered

#2641292 Bummer, Miller & Pulkkinen out a while

Posted by nyqvististhefuture on 04 December 2015 - 06:34 PM

His first season up when we were decimated with injuries he spent the majority of his time with sheahan and Tatar, and they were a dominant third line.
They kept the opposing team hemmed in their own zone the majority of the time and they were being praised left and right, then the playoffs rolled around and babs broke them up and didn't try them back together once despite us struggling.
I was praying they'd keep those three together because the chemistry they had was unreal, and they really haven't been back together since. I don't know what's up.
I guess the best we can hope for is during the time that pulks/miller is out Jurco plays too good for them to scratch him again.

He needs to play with someone else other than glendening and Andersson

We should be trying to get him going after his ahl stint went so well rather than 2 guys with one goal who will likely be gone next year

The way the lines are now , bottom 6 I'd like to see

Helm Larkin jurco

Andersson Richards glendening

Or put jurco with countryman Tatar

Tatar Larkin jurco .... That could be a special line .... For now anyways he's on the 4th so I wouldn't be expecting much on the scoreboard

#2641289 Bummer, Miller & Pulkkinen out a while

Posted by nyqvististhefuture on 04 December 2015 - 06:12 PM

Surely you are being sarcastic.  Half a second?  We're not talking about Mitch Callahan here.  Tomas Jurco has over 100 NHL games under his belt.

How many of those were on the 4th line with grinders?? Kids got talent , how about giving him 10 games In a row with a Larkin,Tatar,nyquist,hank or pav?

We're clearly trying to make him a grinding forward on the 4th ... If this continues he will be go this yr or next, and I wouldn't be surprised to see him have a more of offensive role in another team

#2641288 Bummer, Miller & Pulkkinen out a while

Posted by nyqvististhefuture on 04 December 2015 - 06:07 PM

Ya those are two pretty long term injuries. Give jurco a good chance to prove himself

Ya prove himself on a 4th line with glendening and Andersson

I don't understand Blashill , praises jurco .... Sends him down gets 1st star of the week after dominating there , comes back and gets scratched after one game

No he gets another chance .... On the 4th line with 2 guys with no hockey skill ...don't get it

Larkin is with helm who scored his first goal on a giveaway/open net and richards who has 0 goals .... Think it's safe to say Richards won't be here next year and helm will likely be gone as well,jurco should be with Larkin next game

I understand it's the ahl, but jurco dominated there at 20-21, went back down and dominated yet again,it's not like he's some ahl veteran .... Blashill needs to give him some real linemates for 5-15 games

Sadly this is jurco's last stand

#2639931 Larkin for ...

Posted by nyqvististhefuture on 28 November 2015 - 09:24 AM

Not trading larkin for anybody at this point, if hes producing the way he is now imagine in 2-3 yrs how good he can be ...he'll be one of the next wave of wings players to lead the way

He's also 19 where as some of the names I saw being mentioned like Tavares,toews etc ... Are 7-8 yrs older ... If we're lucky we got Dylan for the next 20 yrs

#2638299 Roster Moves by the Wings

Posted by nyqvististhefuture on 20 November 2015 - 12:54 AM

What about some sort of 3 way deal??

Seeing as hamonic is from Winnipeg

Somethings like ...

Jets get

Hamonic and helm (both Manitoba kids)

Redwings get

Byfuglien (ufa at seasons end)

Islanders get

Smith and morrissey

#2633320 Roster Moves by the Wings

Posted by nyqvististhefuture on 26 October 2015 - 03:56 PM

Saying top 9 to me or 6 doesn't mean anything to me if we got 3 great lines that can score at any given time makes us a threat .... Yes you can look just at numbers and say these our top 6 and be done with it but imagine having a nyquist on the 3rd line in the playoffs vs other teams bottom lines and dmen

That could be the difference in us advancing to the next round or not .... You can look at abdelkader and say he's not as skilled as the zetterbergs and datsyuks so let's put him on the 3rd but he gels well with them and does the dirty work

We have way too much skill and talent this year to just say these our top 2 lines ... We should try and find the right chemistry between guys and get 3 legitimate lines that can produce during a game at any given time instead of always depending on zetterberg and datsyuk

#2630840 Roster Moves by the Wings

Posted by nyqvististhefuture on 14 October 2015 - 09:13 PM

I'd prefer to see Kindl in over Smith, but I'm biased - I've never been a big fan of Smith.
If I'm being as objective as I can, I don't think having one play over the other will make that big of a difference. I think Kindl's done a good job getting back to break up plays, and I think Smith's provided an edge that Kindl doesn't. Both of them still make bone-headed decisions with the puck/have a difficult time getting the puck out of the defensive zone. I'm just happy DeKeyser's coming back ahead of schedule.

I think both should be gone, no long term future in Detroit anyways ... Bring up 2 of marchenko/ouellette/Jensen instead or just one and try and trade for a veteran defensemen

I'd go with option 2 but I know both are going nowhere anytime soon

I do. Through Justin Abdelkader first 126 NHL games he had 10 goals. Now he's playing a top line power forward role. Jurco is learning how to be that and I don't think he's doing a terrible job, especially considering before he got to the NHL he never had to be a power forward. It's a process. He's learning. He'll be fine. When he gets to be Abdelkaders age he will be better than Abdelkader is right now. Bank on it.

+ blashill knows him and will get the best of him ... He's 22 , can't give up on the kid after after 1 game ... He's got size, speed , hands ... Loads of skill ... Foolish to write him off now