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#2628614 Dylan Larkin on opening night roster

Posted by frankgrimes on Yesterday, 06:09 PM

The same way Mantha was "That Good" last year? or?...
I'm not saying he can't play in the NHL this year, I just don't think he should start the season in Detroit. I would much prefer to see him start the season down in Grand Rapids, and if he plays well enough and there are injuries down the middle in Detroit, then he should get his shot. I don't like the idea of an 18 year old kid, going from college, straight to the National Hockey League. My opinion.


Couldn't agree more just look at another team and some of their young guns are deemed ready but are sent back by Lamoriello and Babcock to even learn more. Don't get me wrong I'm extremely happy for Larkin he has worked his butt off and earned this chance but I think once the  season gets going it will be tough for him to keep up. The Crosby's and Bergeron's of the world in pre-season form are not the ones he is going to face night in and night out in the NHL. His talent level is awesome as is his performance but going straight to the NHL is an unreal beast for a 19 year old..not named Eichel or McDavid (both are going to take the NHL by storm).


Even if it's just temporally it would have made more sense to let him develop chemistry with Mantha and destroy the AHL and come up when he's fully ready to stay up for good and not get send down again.

#2628522 Dylan Larkin on opening night roster

Posted by frankgrimes on 05 October 2015 - 11:15 PM

I'm very happy for him, guy had such an amazing camp but on the same token I'm kinda sad in terms of (maybe) the Wings are rushing him. Pre-season is one thing but this week it's go time and would have prefered to see him center the Mantha line in GR. Anyhow I guess it's only temporally till Pasha is back having him center the 2 line would be a lot to ask out of  Larkin so soon  but you never know.


As far as him being the next face of the franchise I think it will be between Larkin & DannyD I mean when was the last time the 2 faces of this franchise were all from michigan and probably the best center and defender of the team in the future? That's so freaking cool, I may think Holland has lost his fire and question how his builds the team in a very softish way but him and the help of our perfect human really nailed the Dekeyser signing.

#2628492 Raffi Torres at it again.

Posted by frankgrimes on 05 October 2015 - 07:27 PM

about time it's pre season and he could have held back. Now he has 4 months to think about it.

#2628095 If Larkin forces his way to the team , what will we look like?

Posted by frankgrimes on 03 October 2015 - 04:07 AM

no, what I'm trying to say is that the pre season is a chance for young players to impress against mostly other peers and veterans that aren't going full speed.

I like most think Larkin has done that, yes I want him to bulk up signs be around 210 when he comes up. but more importantly would be developing chemistry with Mantha.

#2627947 If Larkin forces his way to the team , what will we look like?

Posted by frankgrimes on 02 October 2015 - 08:45 AM

It was more a basic example of how overrated the pre season and therefore the performance of these young kids is. Larkin is just an example.

The most important thing is that he seems to be on the right development track.

I'd say let him go to the AHL dominate there with Mantha and be the first call up.

#2627541 Chicago re-signs Seabrook; 8 years, $6.875 AAV

Posted by frankgrimes on 27 September 2015 - 03:13 PM

Well Shaw and Teravainen aren't old in fact they are young and as long as their core is still in their prime, they'll sadly will be an annual contender.

#2627514 Chicago re-signs Seabrook; 8 years, $6.875 AAV

Posted by frankgrimes on 26 September 2015 - 11:47 PM

This is a great deal for one of the top defenders in the game:
Seabrook has to be one of the most underrated defenders in the game, he may not be flashy but he does everything so damn well and allows Keith to take some risks. So all in all a pretty good deal for the Hawks, he would have easily gotten something like 8x8 on the open market.

I would say it's something like Weber, Suter, Doughty, Keith, Seabrook, Pietrangelo, Hedman

#2625635 Adidas Gets NHL Jersey Deal

Posted by frankgrimes on 16 September 2015 - 12:59 PM

Bettman translation - open up your check book, WOW me then we can talk.


Exactly and even if the NHL won't be the first league to do it - that's going to be the soccer league - that freaking worldcup is already proof enough of what we can expect, IF the companies are going to WOW Mr. grow the game...

#2625502 Versteeg traded to 'Canes

Posted by frankgrimes on 14 September 2015 - 09:47 PM

No worries I honestly thought Keith was getting robbed in terms of Norris this year. He does get a lot of credit finally and more people are mentioning him in the same sentence as Toews which is only fair because Keith is that good.

Seabrook in my mind is very underrated although he allows Keith to do the things he does. Seabrook is a big body , can our up points and is very good in his own end. Those 2 are without a doubt the best pairing in the nhl right now.

#2624978 Kane case headed to grand jury

Posted by frankgrimes on 08 September 2015 - 11:03 PM

Yet, if this was a non-core player rather than Kane, I imagine the Blackhawks organization would more than likely rest on their impeccable moral code.  You know, like the Kings.

The kings would rather have an animal back than someone who has used painkillers ...

#2624788 Gustavsson gets tryout with Bruins

Posted by frankgrimes on 06 September 2015 - 02:50 AM

I wish him nothing but the best. Guy lost his mother then came to Toronto in a trainwreck situation and thanks to Toskala got called up way  too early (he never played on smaller ice before). I think he has shown what he can do when he is healthy so I hope it works out for him, guy deserves all the good faith in the world. 


Hopefully he can stay healthy still sad to see him go

#2624739 Cleary re-signs... 1 year deal

Posted by frankgrimes on 05 September 2015 - 01:50 AM

As expected and really I don't see a problem with this. At best he will be an emergency call up from the Grand Rapids and while being there he can show some younger guys (Mantha, Larkin) the way and since the 950k aren't counting against the cap it doesn't really matter. Personally I'm in favor of everything that helps prepare Larkin, Mantha better for the big club in a few years if that includes signing a veteran with a great work ethic so be it.

#2624314 Curtis Glencross regrets taking hometown discount

Posted by frankgrimes on 31 August 2015 - 11:12 PM

Does'nt make me bitter because I think they make too much money. If people want to pay them that much, have fun. How do I pay any of their salaries? Because I own a few jerseys and watch games online for free? I've been to one NHL game in my life and I doubt i'll ever do it again. Way too expensive. And it's good their salaries are restricted by the cap. At least theres SOME sense of trying to keep them in check.

sure it does why do you even care it's not your money? Would you rather see billionaires getting even more ? It's not like he is asking for sympathy although I do have some for him because no matter how rich someone is uprooting a family and having your endless loyalty not returned and even used against you is a tough pill to swallow for almost everyone.

and guess what I'd rather see hockey players making more than some athletes from questionable leagues or sports doing so. If someone wants to pay a guy like Stamkos 200 mill I wouldn't have a problem with it either but guess what if I were a billionaire i would do it too because the success and Jersey sales will make up for it in no time.

No offense but I think hockey players deserve a lot more respect than what they are receiving for putting their body on the line for almost 8 months a year to entertain fans !

#2623789 Adidas Gets NHL Jersey Deal

Posted by frankgrimes on 24 August 2015 - 10:54 AM

I too like some of their products, specially the sneakers and beach wear. But the truth is they aren't a hockey company and it's just another evidence that the guys running this league would risk their own life if they saw a few cents on the street.

Graf makes the best and most comfortable skates out there, they do have a hockey background and have been in the business of hockey since forever. Adidas' only hockey background is buying CCM ...

The best thing would have been if each team decides on their own, this stupid league has to much power over the teams.


Marek versus Wishinsky just talked about that new deal also and some ideas are just hilarious like sponsored icing, PIMs I can see it now this fight was proudly brought to you by Hayabusa...Soon NHL players will look like walking billboards :(.

#2623379 Adidas Gets NHL Jersey Deal

Posted by frankgrimes on 18 August 2015 - 05:26 AM

Why can't teams negotiate their own deals ? You know ask some of these companies to provide an acceptable concept and choose the one that suits the winged wheel best. If that's Adidas so be it but if Nike has a better one why not choose them ?


Personally I've always thought the more annoying an ad is the less likely I'll buy their product. Yes I know who that stupid Ge...o company is but thanks to their stupid annoying eyes I'd never ever choose their service. Same goes for that car insurance company - no freaking way. Can't wait till NHL players will look like moving billboards like in Europe.