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#2607800 All Purpose Grand Rapids Griffins Thread

Posted by nyqvististhefuture on 14 May 2015 - 07:24 PM

Man Bert already has 4 goals in his first ahl experience .... God damn impressive

#2607792 Dylan larkin #5 prospect out of top 50 on hockeysfuture

Posted by nyqvististhefuture on 14 May 2015 - 07:01 PM

The Detroit Red Wings first round pick in 2014 was one of the top players in the NCAA this season not named Jack Eichel. Playing for his hometown team, the University of Michigan Wolverines, Dylan Larkin and Zach Hyman formed a formidable scoring duo, combining for 101 points between them, with Larkin scoring 15 goals and adding 32 assists in 35 games. His strengths include his skating and playmaking abilities, assets which came to the forefront during the 2015 World Junior Championship, where Larkin led the Americans in scoring with five goals in five games. Larkin suited up for the United States during the IIHF World Championship, but is still eligible to play up to three more seasons in the NCAA. It is likely, however, that he plays no more than one more season.

Don't know about andrei vasilevsky being number 2

#2607787 All Purpose Grand Rapids Griffins Thread

Posted by nyqvististhefuture on 14 May 2015 - 06:42 PM

Athanasiou and mantha will dominate together next season together ... Mantha just turned 20 , missed camp , coming into a new league ... People need to relax ... It's way too soon to say mantha is a bust and won't recover

You can teach someone how to play better defensively and commit to eating healthier and training but you can't teach someone to score

He bounces back ... in 2-4 yrs if the hockey gods smile upon us and they all reach there potential we can have a pulkkinen mantha athanasiou larkin bertuzzi holmstrom natasiuk in the lineup

And that's not even including nosek and outsiders like frk tvrdon if they get there s*** together .... If we have to trade someone to get a dman I'd rather part with a nyquist/Tatar then any of the 7 I mentioned

And jurco hasn't done much thus far but he's still 21-22 ... Think he needs to get more opportunities on the ppl and with better players, he's got too much talent to be a checker

#2607391 2015 Draft

Posted by nyqvististhefuture on 12 May 2015 - 05:13 PM

I read this and was shocked the sproul was anywhere near this list.

Ya same , still too soon to give up on sproul though ... Next year will be huge in determining his nhl future

#2607216 What's our draft position this year? And best defensemen available

Posted by nyqvististhefuture on 11 May 2015 - 03:52 PM

He's not a defensemen but svechnikov intrigues me

#2606989 Free agents this off season

Posted by nyqvististhefuture on 10 May 2015 - 01:55 PM

Mrazek's going to be star. Maybe even a super one. And that's going to win this team a lot of games.

And cups ... You forgot to add cups :)

Been saying it since last year he reminds me of hasek at times ...we got a future hasek in our hands :)

Just imagine what the wings would of done with hasek in his prime , could of won another 2-3 cups?

Now if Babcock can't see how amazing mrazek will be .... With a Tatar nyquist dekeyser now and guys like athanasiou larkin holmstrom mantha bertuzzi coming and see the potential then just f*** him

People talk about Edmonton cause of mcdavid but they'll never get in the playoffs until they get a goalie and now ones gonna trade them a star goalie

#2606815 ECSF : (4) Washington Capitals vs. (1) New York Rangers

Posted by nyqvististhefuture on 08 May 2015 - 08:34 PM

Man thank Christ we didn't trade for overrated yandle .... Ekman larsson was the only one worth going for and phoenix won't deal him

Rangers are gonna kick themselves for giving up all that for yandle

I can't believe how rangers can't even score any goals ... It's f***en crazy

#2606715 Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

Posted by nyqvististhefuture on 08 May 2015 - 11:26 AM

If the best coach in the league agrees to sign with your team during an exclusive negotiating window, and you tell him, 'naw, let's hold off for a month so I don't have to give up a third round draft pick to get you,' dont you think that might make him reconsider his options?

I think we've all suspected Babcock would leave all season, so this isn't a surprise

If he returns I'll be happy, he's a good coach .... Another part of me thinks he's overrated and won't care if he goes either .... I mean when he went to the finals with us twice he had lidstrom and pav and hank in there prime, kronwall etc... And team canada was an all star team ... I do believe canada would of won with another coach

He leaves we get Blashill who might be on the verge of winning 2 calder cups , knows all our kids and prospects coming ... Seems like he may be pro rookies and give them a chance on the team and not make a jurco play a checking role let's say

Blashill or Babs I won't lose any sleep over who our coach is

Then we can all "shock" the hockey world yet again when a rookie coach leads us to the playoffs

#2606595 WMHC 2015

Posted by nyqvististhefuture on 07 May 2015 - 04:16 PM

U.s.a lost to Belarus and larkin -2

As much as I wanna see larkin athanasiou mantha tearing it up in the nhl maybe it's best for larkin to stay for one more year? He's turning 19 in July , can play one year in the ahl and then nhl hopefully at 21?

You guys think he should go with Grand Rapids next year?

#2606567 All Purpose Grand Rapids Griffins Thread

Posted by nyqvististhefuture on 07 May 2015 - 12:40 PM

As long as they bring up cups they can celebrate any way they'd like

Still remember game 7 stl in double o.t when yzerman roofed it top corner to win and he's jumping up and down like a mad man

Celebrations can be fun and memorable :)

#2606566 DRW Free Agents / Salary Thread

Posted by nyqvististhefuture on 07 May 2015 - 12:36 PM

I'm not sold on stafford ... The way this team gets better is having it's younger players step it up and forget putting pulkkinen on the bottom 6 ... He needs to play top 6 and I'd prefer it personally if he doesn't play the point on the powerplay ... Needs to play closer to get his quick release off

If we could add a legitimate top 6 guy who can score and be physical that would be ideal but I don't see anything great on the market and I don't know if anyone will trade us one without a hight cost

I don't wanna see us trade any of athanasiou mantha larkin holmstrom bertuzzi

And as for the d if we could add a Phaneuf that would be ideal and then I'd wanna see marchenko/ouellet up and see them split the games and then getting some more in when the injuries are bound to happen ... So 50-55 games per?

The kids gotta start getting some games in , or else we'll be really in for it when we have 3-4 rookies in the lineup at the same time ... Jensen will be ready for games as well and I'm still hoping ryan sproul can turn out to be the ppl guy were looking for after 1 more yr in the ahl

#2606426 ECSF : (4) Washington Capitals vs. (1) New York Rangers

Posted by nyqvististhefuture on 06 May 2015 - 09:09 PM

Man yandle Has brought the rangers absolutely nothing ... Thank god we never went after him

Rangers gave up a ton for him

#2606164 Players who might be available due to teams cap issues

Posted by nyqvististhefuture on 05 May 2015 - 06:20 PM

He's a free agent after next season, iirc, and some team is going to give him too much money to be ineffective.

What's iirc?

As much of a piecepf s*** people might think lucic is ... Having him in detroit would be huge

#2605673 should mrazek get #1 tag next season

Posted by nyqvististhefuture on 03 May 2015 - 08:52 AM

I'd be really careful about fully trusting Mrazek with the starting job right now.  Not because he hasn't been excellent.  But because our system limits shots to such a degree that it's a little easier for a young guy to come in and play well.  Certainly he had huge games, where he faced a lot of shots and did well, but he also had a lot of games where he didn't face many at all. 
If Babs leaves, and the system becomes less (excruciatingly) defensive, Mrazek will face more shots on average.  And I'd feel more comfortable if we had a veteran like Howard there for insurance.  If the kid plays well, then no sweat.  And if he struggles at first, you're safe.

I'd feel way more comfortable with mrazek facing a ton of shots than howard

#2605469 Free agents this off season

Posted by nyqvististhefuture on 01 May 2015 - 04:45 PM

I guarantee the wings make a big trade if Babcock re-signs, I'm sure it will be a stipulation In the contract

Agreed ... I do think it's almost a certainty Phaneuf will end up here ... Grand Rapids win then Babs will travel for game 5 with holland and I'm sure a lot will be said on that trip

Babs also said he got into an argument with his wife ... Can't help but think that had to do with the mention of Edmonton (reminds me of pronger and his wife lol)

Seriously doubt his wife will give the okay to go to Edmonton and spend -40 days over there ... I'd say there's no way he goes there

Only teams I'd see Babs leaving us for would be a San Jose/Pittsburgh/saint louis type situation